Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary & St. Patrick
61 Blackhorse Road E17 7AS
Tel: 020 8520 3647
Fr. Kevin T. Conway SMA
Monday – Friday 09.30am / Saturday 10.00am / 7.00pm
Sunday 09.00am / 11.30am / 1.00pm (Polish) / 6.00pm
Tuesday 7.30pm – 8:30pm & after Friday Morning Mass
Friday 8.00pm – 9:30pm (Polish)
Confession Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am & 6:15 pm – 6:40 pm
SUNDAY 2nd June 2019
SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY SECOND COLLECTION this weekend at all Masses. Communication is part of God’s plan for us and an essential way to experience fellowship. Made in the image and likeness of our Creator, we are able to express and share all that is true, good, and beautiful. Donation will go to Bishops Conference of England and Wales.
FR PIERLUIGI MACCALLI SMA – At their recent General Assembly, the Society of African Missions (SMA), devised a new prayer for the safe return of Fr Pierluigi, who was kidnapped in Niger in September 2018. The prayer is being prayed throughout Niger and has now been translated into English. These prayer cards are available in the porch of the church for you to take. We are all encouraged to pray for his safe return. Thank you.
FOR YOUR DIARY:
Sunday 9th June- Pentecost Sunday. There will be no 6pm Mass due to Confirmation Mass at 3pm on that day.
Friday, 21st June- PRE- BAPTISM MEETING at 7.30pm at the Presbytery. Please note that this meeting is for adults only.
PHILIPPINES 121st INDEPENDENCE DAY – 16th June 9am Mass. The Filipino Community invite all parishioners on Sunday 16th June to celebrate Philippines Independence. The celebration will include food served on the lawn after the 9am Mass. There will be fund raising on that day for the parish defibrillator. Any Filipino parishioners wishing to contribute to the celebration please ring Dolly Relopez on 0203 1056 522.
† PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HAPPY REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF CHARLES HALL RIP WHO DIED RECENTLY. Charles’ funeral Mass will take place here on Wednesday 19th June at 10 am. This will be the only Mass on this day. May he rest in peace.
DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD
RESTRUCTURING AND RENEWAL OF OUR DIOCESE.
“VISION DOCUMENT: SHAPING OUR FUTURE”
The April e-bulletin is available on the Diocese’s website
htts:www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/departments/development/stewards-of-the-gospel/current-e-bulletin. For those parishioners without access to the internet you can obtain a hard copy from the Steward of the Gospel via the Parish Office.
NOVENA PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT from 31st May to 8th June every morning Mass.
MASS OF THANKSGIVING FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE: Each year Bishop Alan celebrates this Mass particularly for those who are newly married or celebrating special anniversaries. This year the Mass is on Saturday 6th July at 3pm in Brentwood Cathedral, with a reception afterwards. If you would like an invitation please speak to your parish priest. On the same day there is a conference in the Cathedral Hall for all those involved in supporting and promoting the vocation to marriage - see the diocesan website or speak to your parish priest for more information.
MARRIAGE IN CHURCH. Couples thinking of getting married are reminded to register in good time (minimum of 6 months’ notice). Contact the parish office to make an appointment to see Fr. Kevin and he will help you from there. Couples planning to marry in another parish or even outside the country should realise that the process properly begins here.
RED BOXES. Please bring your boxes to the Presbytery for emptying. Thank you to parishioners for your continuous support. - Dolly.
ARE YOU AWARE that the Rosary is said each morning in the church at 9.05 am (just before the morning Mass)? All are welcome to participate.
IMPORTANT NOTICE. Due to Fire and Safety Regulations, children and persons of limited mobility are NOT permitted in the gallery. We also ask that when lighting a candle, you first place the candle in one of the cups provided. Please do not walk around with a lighted candle. Please do not let your children play around candles.
PLEASE HELP!MASS LINK URGENTLY NEEDS YOUR HELP. Volunteers are needed for Mass Link. Please contact Parish Office during office hours.
UNABLE TO MAKE IT TO MASS? The church offers a service called Mass Link. At 6pm Sunday Mass, via Skype, we call people who want to listen to the Mass and broadcast the Mass to them over their phones. This service is available for anyone who can't make it to Mass if you are ill or housebound. If you would like this service, please give your number to the Parish Office and we will ring you every Sunday at 6pm to listen in!
NOVENA PRAYER OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP every Wednesday at 10am.
DIVINE MERCY- every Wednesday at 4pm in the Church.
LEGION OF MARY meeting is held each Thursday after Mass at 10:15 am. If anyone is interested in what we do you are very welcome to attend. For more information, come and meet us.
EL SHADDAI (CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC GROUP). Rosary prayer, praise and worship, preaching the gospel of the Lord, every Saturday, from 1pm – 4pm. All welcome to join.
HOW 'UNANSWERED' PRAYERS DRAW US CLOSER TO GOD Even when we think God isn't listening, prayer still continues the conversation with Him.By Bob Hostetler. Sometimes prayer doesn’t work. That may be an unpopular—even blasphemous—statement. But it’s more or less true, from our human perspective at least. We pray for a healing that never comes. We ask for something to change, and it doesn’t. We plead for answers we never get. But even when a prayer isn’t answered, it still “works.” My five-year old grandson, Ryder, sat at the dinner table, nearly in tears. He glared at the three remaining chicken fingers on his plate. His mother had told him to take three more bites of his food—just bites, not even the whole thing—before he could be excused from the table. He complained and cried as though eating three bites (of a food he normally enjoyed) would threaten his very existence. I sat down beside him. I tried to encourage him, to no avail. Then he straightened and looked at me, bright-eyed. “You could eat my chicken for me.” “No, buddy, I can’t. Your mum said you have to eat three bites.” “But if you eat it, she’ll think I did.” “But it would still be disobeying your mum. And it would be a lie for us to let her think you ate them.” “Please?” “No, I’m sorry, buddy. But I’ll sit here with you for as long as it takes. We can talk or we can sit quietly, until you manage to eat three more bites.” His heartfelt entreaty didn’t work. But we sat together and talked a little until he finally managed to finish his meal. We may not always get our preferred answers to our prayers. We may feel at times as though God isn’t listening, much less cooperating. But prayer still works in such times. It continues the conversation. It reminds us that He is there. And even when—for whatever reasons—we don’t get the answers we crave, prayer still brings comfort and strength from being in His presence and knowing we are not alone.
Telephone: 020 8520 3647
61 Blackhorse Road
LONDON E17 7AS
Marife and Marta
Monday – Wednesday 9am – 1pm
Friday - Saturday 9am - 2pm
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
ON THURSDAYS AND SUNDAYS.
FOR APPOINTMENT RING
020 8520 3647 DURING OFFICE HOURS
Monday – Friday09.30am
Saturday: 10.00am / 7.00pm
Sunday: 09.00am / 11.30am /
1.00pm (Polish) / 6.00pm
Tuesday: 7.30pm – 8:30pm
Friday: after Morning Mass
Every Friday 8.00pm – 9.30pm
Led by a Polish prayer group.
Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am &
6:15 pm – 6:40 pm