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3rd June 2018

                 Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary & St. Patrick

              61 Blackhorse Road E17 7AS

             Tel: 020 8520 3647

                         Parish Email:         

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            Fr. Kevin T. Conway SMA       Fr. Freddy Warner 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 and 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


SUNDAY 3rd JUNE 2018



FR FREDDY WHO HAS BEEN WITH US FOR A FEW MONTHS IS LEAVING US SOON TO HIS MISSION IN TANZANIA. He has impressed us to know him as a very sincere, genuine and holy priest. We wish him a safe journey, and we pray for the success of his work among the Tanzanian people.


FIRE WARDEN: Due to new Health and Safety Regulations, our parish is in need of Fire Wardens. We need three wardens for each of our Sunday Masses. The Waltham Forest Deanery has come together and are offering parishioners who wish to become a fire warden in the church, full training. In total we need 15 wardens to enable us to comply with Health and Safety Standards because of the size and layout of our Church. Training will take place in Our Lady a St. George’s Parish Hall, Shernall Street on Monday 4th June from 7.30pm. This is a very important aspect of our church so please do let the parish office know if you wish to take part in the training.




PRE-BAPTISM MEETING is on Friday 8th of June at 7.30 pm in Presbytery.  Please note that this meeting is for ADULTS only.


PHILIPPINES 120th INDEPENDENCE DAY – 10th June 9am Mass.  The Filipino Community invite all parishioners on Sunday 10th June to celebrate Philippines Independence.  The celebration will include food served on the lawn after the 9am Mass.  Any Filipino parishioners wishing to contribute to the celebration please ring Dolly Relopez on 020 8521 5742.


Renewal and the Restructuring of our diocese

Stewards of the Gospel: Up-Date on the Process

Bishop Alan has recorded a video message to us all and it is now available on the diocesan website by clicking anywhere on the Home page.


WE WOULD LIKE TO INVITE ANYONE WORKING IN ANY ASPECT OF SOCIAL JUSTICE MINISTRYand charity in our parish (SVP, BCCS, work with the homeless, the traveller community,refugees, debt counselling, supporting single parents, working at pro-Life issues, working withthe LGBT community, running food banks, Cafod, etc.) to come to a conversation about SocialJustice on Saturday 7th July at Sacred Heart School Upminster from 10.30-3.30pm.


ESTATE AGENTS BOARDS advertising the St Patrick’s school summer fete. The school is given £10 for each board from the estate agents, so it's an easy way to make some money for the school. The fete is on Sunday 8th July, and the boards go up a few weeks before then. 


JOB VACANCY.  School Chaplain - Part time - 24 hours Trinity Catholic High School, Mornington Road, Woodford Green, Essex. IG8 0TP.  Wishes to appoint a School Chaplain within the school. The successful applicant must be organised, flexible and computer literate.  We are committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.  The ideal candidate should have relevant experience or qualification (Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies) that suits a chaplain role in the Catholic Church. Please visit the schools website for more details:   020 8504 3419 x 170    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


SUMMER CAMP 2018 - Boys 8-13, Girls 9 - 12.  Dates Boys 21-28 July & 28 July - 4 August.  Girls 4 August - 11 August.  Apply online:, or any enquiries from SVP members.



ST PATRICK SCHOOL. Can you spare a morning or afternoon each week to join the school as a volunteer?  We are looking to expand a team of volunteers to spend time exploring and reading books, as many children would benefit from more time reading with an adult.  Interested in sharing your love of reading?  Letter and request forms can be found at the back of the church.  Alternatively, you can see Miss Allen at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Longfield Avenue, E17 7DP.


TEA ON THE LAWN IS BACK ON 10TH JUNE! Parishioners are welcome to have tea, coffee, juice with biscuits on the lawn after 9am Mass.  Volunteers are neededROTA AVAILABLE ON THE NOTICEBOARD.


LOST/FOUND.Several items have been found in the Church. Please contact the Parish Office (during office hours) to receive them back.


NEW TO THE PARISH?  Please register in the Parish Office during office hours.


LEGION OF MARYmeetings are 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.


DIVINE MERCY- every Wednesday at 4pm in the Church.


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.


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!



POPE FRANCIS ON CORPUS CHRISTI: In the Eucharist, we remember God's love.  For the observance of the feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday, Pope Francis said the Eucharist helps us to remember everything that Christ has done for us, in particular his great love for us.  Corpus Christi reminds us that in the midst of our lives the Lord comes to meet us “with a loving 'fragility,' which is the Eucharist,” the Pope said.  “In the Bread of Life, the Lord comes to us, making himself a humble meal that lovingly heals our memory, wounded by life’s frantic pace of life. The Eucharist is the memorial of God’s love.” The word of God says to each one of us: “Remember!” Pope Francis proclaimed.  In this way we can be strengthened, just as the memory of the Lord’s deeds guided and strengthened God’s people when they were in the desert. Remembering everything that the Lord has done for us is the foundation of our own “personal history of salvation,” he said.  “Remembrance is essential for faith, as water is for a plant. A plant without water cannot stay alive and bear fruit. Nor can faith, unless it drinks deeply of the memory of all that the Lord has done for us.” “Memory is important,” he went on, “because it allows us to dwell in love, to be mindful, never forgetting who it is who loves us and whom we are called to love in return.”  But today, our memories are weakened by our constant activity and business, the Pope pointed out.  Our lives are such a whirl of people and events that we no longer retain memories. But this leaves us at risk of only living on the surface of things and never going deeper, he said, “without the broader vision that reminds us who we are and where we are going.”  “This is why the Eucharistic commemoration does us so much good: it is not an abstract, cold and superficial memory, but a living remembrance that comforts us with God’s love.”  Pope Francis explained that when we receive the Eucharist, our hearts have the opportunity to become overwhelmed with the certainty of Christ's love for us, the Eucharist giving us a memory that is grateful, free, and patient.  It’s a grateful memory, he said, because it reminds us that we are children of the Father, who loves and nourishes us. And it gives us a patient memory, because even in the midst of trial we know that Christ remains in us.  It’s free memory, because Christ's love and forgiveness can heal the wounds in our past, freeing us from the remembrance of past wrongs.  Additionally, he said how the Eucharist encourages us – that “even on the roughest road, we are not alone; the Lord does not forget us and whenever we turn to him, he restores us with his love.”  The Pope concluded by drawing on St. Paul’s words in the day’s first reading, which says: “Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.”  Thus, the Eucharist also reminds us that we are all one body; it isn’t a sacrament just “for me.” It is for many, all the faithful, he said, who together form one body. “The Eucharist is the sacrament of unity,” he stated.  “Now, in experiencing this Eucharist, let us adore and thank the Lord for this greatest of gifts: the living memorial of his love, that makes us one body and leads us to unity.” –  By Hannah Brockhaus Catholic News Agency

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