Our Lady of Rosary and St Patricks

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4th March 2018





Sunday 25th March 


Masses with the distribution of Palms






Monday 26th March

Reconciliation Service




Wednesday 28th March



Mass of the Oil in Brentwood Cathedral






Thursday 29th March



Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Washing of feet &

Renewal of Ministries





Good Friday

Friday 30th March


Children Service



Procession of Witness



Adult Service



Stations of the Cross



Service in Polish





Holy Saturday

Saturday 31st March




Blessing of food in Polish

(Every 30 minutes)


10.00am -1pm


Easter Vigil Mass




Easter Sunday

Sunday 1st April                


Easter Sunday Masses





Easter Sunday Mass in Polish



Easter Sunday Mass




Easter Monday

Monday 2nd April


Easter Monday Mass in  English



Easter Monday Mass in Polish




May the Lord bless your home with happiness and unwavering faith this Easter. Easter is about peace, love, and family.

Wishing you an Easter that is bright, happy, and filled with the contentment of the Lord.


          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






The First Formal Proposal for the Renewal and restructuring of our Diocese

A DISCUSSION of the Renewal of our Diocese will take place on Monday 19 March 2018 at 7.00PM in the church. A copy of the document can be accessed on the Diocese of Brentwood website:


CAFOD SECOND COLLECTION last weekend amounted to £922.33.  Thank you all for your generosity.


GIFT AID 2018-2019. Boxes for the new financial year are available to collect at all Masses. Envelope numbers 1-400 are available in the church. Number 401 and above will be available next week.



ST. PATRICK’S DAY SOCIAL SATURDAY 17th MARCH. Everyone is invited to a social evening on Saturday 17th March after evening Mass in St. Patrick Hall. Donations of food and drink welcomed. Please sign the list in the porch. Volunteers are needed to help during the evening.


The Parish Easter Programme 2018 is available in the porch of the Church please take one home to remind yourself about the upcoming events and their times.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS every Thursday after morning Mass and Friday evening at 7 pm.


ARE YOU AWAREthat the Rosary is said each morning in the church at 9.05 am (just before the morning Mass)?


DIOCESAN GUILD MASS FOR DECEASED ALTAR SERVERS AT ST VINCENT DE PAUL CHURCHBecontree on Saturday 10th March 2018 at 11am (please arrive by 10.30am. Vesting and entrance procession will be from St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School, Burnside Rd, Dagenham, Essex RM8 2JN). Please bring your own alb / cassocks and cottas. Light lunch and refreshments will be provided after Mass. Great opportunity to meet your fellow Altars Servers in the Diocese.  Everyone is welcome. Please reply to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by 28th February if you wish to attend and if your Parish Priest would like to concelebrate.


ST. PATRICK’S 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 2018Practising Catholics:  When applying for a school place, please ask your priest for verification of practice (signing date will be announced soon in the parish bulletin), which is only available from your church. You will not be able to get this from the school.


ST. PATRICK’S PRIMARY SCHOOL are looking for books for their library.  It can be of any Genre- Classic, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poems etc.  Please contact the school on 020 8509 4321.


EASTER TRIDUUM RETREAT FOR THOSE AGED 19-27. Experience the Holy Week liturgies in the tranquil and beautiful setting of Walsingham House at Abbotswick, with a program that will weave reflection and prayer with a deeper understanding of each liturgy, in the company of other young adults. From the stillness of Adoration on Holy Thursday evening to an Easter Vigil finishing with champagne and chocolates, we hope this will be a Triduum celebration to live in the heart and mind for the year ahead. £30 covers meals and accommodation 7.30pm Thursday 29th March – 9.00am Easter Sunday morning. Maximum 35 places – apply soon. Full details & online application at


PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND – led by Fr Eamonn Power.  The Parish of Our Lady of Canvey & the English Martyrs (Canvey Island) invites you to join their parish pilgrimage to the Holy Land – In The Footsteps of Christ & the Holy Family.  (Travel dates: Thursday 10th May to Thursday 17th May 2018).  This pilgrimage is organised and coordinated by Anam Cara Travel. Cost is £1,370.  This includes 4* Hotels on a half board basis, flights, gratuities and all excursions. If you are interested or require further information, please contact Cathy on 07885 577 342 – by 31st March 2018.  *LAST PLACES REMAINING.

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


SION COMMUNITY CHARISMATIC TEACHING WEEKEND.   From 6pm Friday 13th April to 2pm Sunday 15th April 2018. Theme: ’Moving in the Anointing' - Learning to walk in the Charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit in order to grow in faith and be a blessing to others. This weekend is a great follow-up to 'Life in the Spirit' seminars. Guest Speaker: Fr Pat Collins. Cost: £110 residential, £80 non-residential. Book early as we have limited spaces. For more information call 01277 215011 or email   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  /  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  .


LEGION OF MARY meetings 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.


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!


PRAY BIG PRAYERS.  The key to praying big prayers is understanding and believing that God is able to answer our prayers.  The words I most remembered from this past Sunday’s sermon to prepare us for the Lenten season were “Pray big prayers.” I asked myself later, Why is it that we don’t pray big prayers? Are we trying to play it safe? Could it be that we think that we know how to fix our problems?  I am rather amused when people pray and tell God how to solve their problems. When I pray, I trust God to do his will in my life. I am kidding myself if I think for one minute that I can manipulate the results with my prayers.  The purpose of the Lenten season is to draw closer to God. Most times we think of giving up something like chocolate or sweets. That would not be hard for me. What would really be a challenge is finding more time to practice the disciplines of repentance, prayer and fasting. One of my big prayers is asking God to help me eliminate doing things that are not absolutely necessary. If I can find more time for the next 40 days, then I am on a journey that can only help transform my life. Prayer is transformative and when done consistently helps guide my behaviour.  We are encouraged by the Scriptures to pray big prayers: “Now to him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” (Ephesians 3:20). The key to praying big prayers is understanding and believing that God is able to answer our prayers. For me, praying has more to do with what I think about God than anything else.  What I want for Lent is to have more time to pray so that my image of God expands. I want my heart and head to agree. I will start this season with a repentant heart. A heart that asks God to forgive me for not always seeing him as I should, according to his word. I don’t have to wonder who he is because the Bible declares it for me. I only have to believe and expect him to be true to himself.  My prayer point and challenge for you: Study the Bible and believe that God is who he says he is, and pray big prayers during the 40 days of Lent. It will become a habit. Watch what God will do. By Peola Hicks

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 – Saturday  9am – 1pm




020 8520 3647

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