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2nd December 2018

                 Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary & St. Patrick

              61 Blackhorse Road E17 7AS

             Tel: 020 8520 3647

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                 Fr. Kevin T. Conway SMA       



Mass Times

Monday – Friday 09.30am    /   Saturday 10.00am / 7.00pm

Sunday 09.00am / 11.30am / 1.00pm (Polish) / 6.00pm

Eucharistic Adoration

        Tuesday 7.30pm – 8:30pm & after Friday Morning Mass

   Every Friday 8.00pm – 9:30pm (Polish)  

Confession Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am & 6:15 pm – 6:40 pm





NATIONAL YOUTH SUNDAY SECOND COLLECTION last weekend amounted to £471.16.  This money will help young people who struggle financially in our Diocese, as well as helping towards other costs so that we may continue to share the Good News of Jesus Christ amongst young people.   Thank you all for your generosity.


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY.  There will be a second collection next weekend to assist those with needs in the Parish.  Distribution to be carried out by St. Vincent De Paul Society.


RECEPTION SCHOOL SIGNING Application forms are available at Saturday Evening Mass and all Sunday Masses from the Priests and should be returned on or before Monday 7th January to the Presbytery. Fr. Kevin will be distributing Certificates of Catholic Practice on Thursday 10th January from 3.30pm-6pm in the Presbytery to parents of children who are presently in Nursery and want their child in Catholic Primary School from Sept 2019.  When the Priest has evidence that the parent’s statement is true, he will present them with a “Certificate of Catholic Practice”. Please note that Fr. Kevin will only be offering certificates of catholic practice for reception applicants only.


CULTURAL CAROL EVENING. All parishioners are warmly invited to the St Patrick's Cultural Carol Evening at the church on Thursday 20th December from 7pm, followed by mince pies and mulled wine. Various cultural groups from our parish will be singing Christmas carols but there will also plenty of opportunity for everyone to join in with traditional Christmas favourites. Do come and share in this event.


WALK WITH ME A Journey of Prayer for Advent now available in the Repository for £1.



VISION DOCUMENT: SHAPING OUR FUTURE “. This weekend marks a key milestone in the Steward of the Gospel process as the Vision Document: Shaping Our Future is published. Bishop Alan has recorded a video message to all parishioners that can be viewed on the Diocese’s website by clicking on the News button. Please take time to watch and listen to this message. In the News section you will also find a link to the Vision Document: Shaping Our Future.  The Vision Document: Shaping Our Future is designed as an online resource and it has links through to other websites and documents. Viewing the document on line enables it be read in large print and some people have access to read aloud functions. Wherever possible we would urge you to read the document online. Hard copies of the Vision Document are available for those who cannot access the online version.  A copy can be obtained at the end of each Mass this weekend from the Steward of the Gospel or a member of the Pastoral Parish Council.


NIGHTSHELTER.  The Nightshelter Rota is now up. We need three volunteers for each Friday (starting 4th Jan) and we need at least one male volunteer. Please contact Ann Shean for further information: 07875658086.


OUR LADY & ST GEORGE’S are inviting everyone for showing of the new film/dvd ‘Global Healing’ on Laudate Si.  Tea and mince pies will be provided and Q&As, on Friday, 7th December at 7pm.  All are welcome.


OLA MARTYRS.  On 8 December, 2018, in Oran, Algeria, two OLA Sisters will, along with 17 others, be beatified by the Church as martyrs of that country. For over 30 years the two OLA Sisters, Sisters Angèle-Marie Littlejohn [63] and Bibiane Leclerc [66], trained a large number of under-privileged women and girls in sewing and embroidery enabling them to support their families. They lived in the same building as their school in a very poor area of Algiers. Both Sisters were shot in the back as they returned from Mass on the afternoon of 3 September 1995. Among the other martyrs are seven Trappist monks – the subject of the movie, Of Gods and Men. At the back of the Church there are some articles about these martyrs of Algeria.


NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS SERVICE on Sunday 23rd December at 4.00 p.m. in the Cathedral.  Main celebrant, Bishop Alan Williams. A service of readings, carols and beautiful choral music from the Cathedral choir. The perfect way to reflect on the radiant meaning of Christmas.  All welcome.  


JOIN US AT  WHIPPS  X HOSPITAL AS  WE  SING CHRISTMAS CAROLS for  the patients on some  of  the wards:  Sunday, 23rd  December,  starting at 4  pm at Gillian Hansen Clinic near the main entrance. 


FR PIERLUIGI MACCALLI SMA.  Our SMA Provincial Leader, Fr Michael McCabe, is asking parishioners to pray the Angelus every day during Advent [2 -24 December] for the safe release of Father Maccalli [from Italy] who was kidnapped in Niger Republic on 17 September last where he has been a missionary for over ten years. There is still no news of his whereabouts. If you don’t remember the Angelus then any prayer of your choice will be good. Thank you for your support.


ARE YOU AWARE that the Rosary is said weekdays morning in the Church at 9.05am (just before the morning Mass)? Join us for this beautiful prayer.


PARISH MEMBERSHIP. We are aware that some people have left the parish and while others have joined us.  To those newly arrived we say welcome and wish you a peaceful time here.  We hope and pray that your coming to St. Patricks will satisfy your need to have a meaningful relationship with God and help you to meet new friends. Do introduce yourself to Fr. Kevin and register with the Parish Secretary and make sure you are known in case you plan to have a child receive a sacrament or apply for a place in a Catholic school.


A DAY OF REFLECTION & ENRICHMENT FOR READERS: As you know the Vicariate for Evangelisation are organising a Diocesan-wide day of Recollection and Enrichment for Readers planned soon at The Becket Centre, Woodford Green.  The day will be led by Dr Marian Tolley of Shrewsbury Diocese (Marian has travelled throughout Britain running courses for Readers for many years; has a highly respected reputation for running work-shops in liturgical music; the training of deacons and for speaking on various topics relating to the liturgy).  It will cover the spiritual dimension of the ministry, including:  The Real Presence in the Word of God; Relationship of the Liturgy of the Word to the Liturgy of the Eucharist; Preparation; Technical aspects/difficulties of reading the Scriptures as Proclamation; Pointers to reading aloud;  Using a microphone and much more. Please email St. Patrick Parish Office if you would like to attend: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


IF YOU ARE IN SCHOOL YEAR 10 OR ABOVE, come and join the Brentwood Catholic Youth Service on our hugely popular Summer Lourdes Pilgrimage. We travel alongside the diocese to assist the elderly and infirm on their annual pilgrimage, particularly those in wheelchairs. Alongside this we also run a retreat, daily Masses and excursions for the young people, as well as experiencing the Lourdes Torchlight Procession and Blessed Sacrament Procession. Applications will be open from the evening of Sunday 21st October and will remain open until 31st January 2019. These can be made at where you will also find more information about the trip. Likely travel dates will be 20th - 27th July 2019.


RED MISSIO BOX please drop all your boxes for emptying.  Thank you all for your contributions.  – Dolly Relopez 


NOVENA PRAYER OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP every Wednesday at 10am. Everyone is invited.


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.


FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT: HOPE Today we light the first Advent candle, the candle of hope. We look forward to the coming of Jesus, who is our hope now and forever. “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope” (1 Peter 1:3). In this hope we look forward to celebrating Jesus’ birth on Christmas, and we look forward to Jesus’ coming again.  Prayer Dear God, as we light this candle, we pray that you will shine the light of your hope into our hearts and into our world. Amen.

Contact Details

Contact Us

Telephone: 020 8520 3647

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61 Blackhorse Road

Parish office time hours

Marife and Marta 

(Parish Secretaries)

Monday – Wednesday  9am – 1pm

Friday - Saturday  9am - 2pm






Mass Times

Monday – Friday09.30am

Saturday: 10.00am / 7.00pm

Sunday: 09.00am / 11.30am /

1.00pm (Polish) / 6.00pm

Eucharistic Adoration

Tuesday: 7.30pm – 8:30pm

Friday: after Morning Mass

Every Friday 8.00pm – 9.30pm

Led by a Polish prayer group. 

Everyone welcome.


Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am &

6:15 pm – 6:40 pm