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 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 4th FEBRUARY 2018
FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD
The First Formal Proposal for the Renewal and the Restructuring of our Diocese
A discussion of this document with St George’s will take place at Our Lady of the Rosary and St Patrick’s Church at 7.00pm on 19 February 2018. All parishioners are encouraged to read the document, An-Aid-to-thinking-about-possibilities and listen again to the audio video clip: Questions and answers: Bishop Alan on The Renewal and Evangelisation and Steven Webb on the Restructuring. The website is https:www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/departments/development./resources
The diocesan Strategic Planning group met and reviewed the time table for 2018 a copy of which can be found on the Notice Board.
HOMELESS SUNDAY, 28th JANUARY. The collection last weekend amounted to £1,499.44. This collection will be divided between Christian Kitchen and Caritas Anchor House. Each has received £749.72. Thank you all for your generosity.
LOURDES SICK AND HELPERS PILGRIMAGE FUND SECOND COLLECTION NEXT SUNDAY. 11th February is World Day of the Sick, an observation introduced by Pope John Paul II as a way for believers to offer prayers for those suffering from illnesses. The day coincides with the commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes and is an important opportunity for those who serve in Catholic health ministry to reflect on caring for those who are sick as well as those who provide care to them. We are asked to help those who wish to but cannot afford to travel to Lourdes from within our Diocese.
† We regret to announce the death of Rosalie Cullen RIP. Rosalie’s Funeral Mass will take place here on Thursday 15th February at 10am. May she rest in peace. This will be the only Mass on the day.
PRE- BAPTISMAL COURSE for those wishing to have their child baptised is on Thursday 15 February at 7pm in Presbytery. Both parents are expected to attend. No children are permitted to attend.
FOR YOUR DIARY: 14th February - Ash Wednesday. Masses will be at 9.30 am and 7.30 pm.
THE CANONESSES OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE invite you to a talk entitled ‘Hope in times of vulnerability’ which will take place February 18th at Blessed Sacrament Church Hall, Melbourne, Chelmsford at 2pm. The talk will be delivered by Dr Lea Verstricht, a Belgian theologian. To book a place please visit the Community’s Events Bookings page www.canonesses.co.uk/event-bookings/ or call 01206-867296.
LENTEN RETREAT AT PARISH OF CHRIST THE KING will be on Sunday 25th February starting with soup and a roll at 1pm and finishing at 4pm. All parishioners are welcome to join.
LANDINGS LECTURE 2018. Dr Austen Ivereigh, papal biographer and Catholic Voices co-founder will address the subject: ‘Close and Concrete: Pope Francis on how to Evangelise in a World in Flux’ Tuesday March 6th at 7:00pm in Farm Street Church Hall, 114 Mount St, London W1K 3AH. Mass in the church at 6:00pm; buffet reception to follow. All most welcome.
ST. PATRICKS NURSERY: Nursery applications for admission in September 2018 are available from the school office. We are anticipating the opening of our brand new nursery by June 15th 2018. If you would like your child to start in the June intake, please see Miss Allen when you submit your nursery application form. The final date to submit your application forms for the Nursery June and September intakes is Thursday 29th March 2018. Practising Catholics: When applying for a school place, please ask your priest for verification of practice, which is only available from your church (signing date will be announced soon in the parish bulletin). You will not be able to get this from the school.
MARIAN MISSION PRE-SCHOOL IS URGENTLY LOOKING to recruit a qualified and experienced Early Years Practitioner to work with our team. Applicant Must possess Level 3 or above in CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S WORKFORCE and some experience within a Pre-school setting. All candidates must possess, or be willing to obtain, an Enhanced DBS, along with the details of two referees. Interested applicants should collect application pack from the centre. Contact: Mother Maria; Tel: 02085187499 / 07940143545, Marian Mission Educational and Family Support Centre, 1 Colchester Road, Leyton, London E10 6HA.
DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD. Do you support Catholic schools and the right of Catholics to send their children to them? Then we need you to make your voice heard. The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils attend. They have acknowledged that this policy discriminates against Catholics and promised to abandon it, now we need to tell them not to u-turn on their promise to Catholics. Visit http://catholicnews.org.uk/education-cap or research for “Catholic Education” in your search engine to write to the Government and urge them to drop their policy which bans new Catholic schools.
LEGION OF MARY meeting will be held in the church on Thursdays after Mass at 10:15 am. If anyone is interested they are welcome to attend.
DIVINE MERCY- every Wednesday at 4pm in the Church.
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!
ARE YOU AWARE that the Rosary is said each morning in the church at 9.10am (just before morning Mass)?
WHAT GOD SEES WHEN YOU'RE A HOT MESS EVEN WHEN WE TRY TO HIDE OUR MISTAKES AND MISSTEPS FROM OTHERS, GOD SEES ALL. AND STILL OFFERS LOVE. (by Michelle Cox). The social media webinar sounded intriguing, and since I didn’t have time to go to class, the fact that I could take it online made it extra attractive. I was on a tight book deadline at the time, having spent the day with my fingers glued to my keyboard. Frantically trying to make a deadline, I was still in pajamas with just barely combed my hair and, of course, no make-up, except for mascara smudges from rubbing my eyes. (Next time you think a writer’s life is glamorous...) I looked rough. Rough! At the appointed time for the webinar, I logged on. The content was as awesome as I’d anticipated, and it would be so helpful for what I do. But 15 minutes into the live webcast, I looked at the beautiful and perfectly groomed hosts. My weary brain clicked and in a moment of epic panic, I muttered, “Please tell me they can’t see me on this webinar!”
What made it worse was that the hosts were good friends. But there was a ray of hope: I looked so bad that maybe they wouldn’t recognize me! Then my brain kicked into higher gear, and I remembered from hosting my own webinars that just the hosts are shown. However, just to be on the safe side, I spent the rest of the webinar with the camera on my computer covered up so there was no chance of my being seen. Our lives are much the same way. Sometimes there are things about us that we don’t want others to see. Maybe it’s something we’ve done wrong that we want to keep hidden. Maybe it’s heartache and scars from our past that nobody knows about. Maybe we just don’t want the world to know that we’re a complete mess…at least in our own eyes. But God sees. Nothing is hidden from Him. He sees when we do wrong, and it hurts Him because He wants better for us. He sees our heartaches, and it hurts Him because He loves us.
He sees our scars from the past. He knows the circumstances that put them there—but He also sees the big picture, and He knows that none of our life experiences go to waste—that He can use all those moments for His glory.
He sees our insecurities and how we often belittle ourselves—and that bothers Him because when He looks at us, He sees His beloved child.
I’m so grateful for a God who truly sees me—even when I’m a hot mess—and that He always loves me. Yes, even when I’m in my pajamas with half-combed hair and mascara-smudged eyes.
Telephone: 020 8520 3647
61 Blackhorse Road
LONDON E17 7AS
Marife and Marta
Monday – Saturday 9am – 1pm
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
ON THURSDAYS. FOR APPOINTMENT RING
020 8520 3647
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