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
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 4th AUGUST 2019
EIGHTTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
PARISH DEFIBRILATOR FUNDRAISING. To this date, donation amounted to £2,430.54 Thank you all for your generosity. The parish is still accepting donation. If you wish to, please collect an envelope in the porch for your donation.
MASS LINK URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP. Volunteers are needed for Mass Link. The role of Mass Link is connecting housebound parishioners to listen to 6pm Mass every Sunday. Training will be provided. Please contact Parish Office during office hours.
THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY Thursday 15th August – is the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Holiday of Obligation. Masses will be at 9:30 am and 7:30 pm.
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 in the church.
FOR YOUR DIARY: PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED IN AUGUST –
6TH, 7TH, 13TH & 14TH.
DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD
RESTRUCTURING AND RENEWAL OF OUR DIOCESE.
The current e-bulletin is available on the Diocese’s website htts:www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/departments/development/stewards-of-the-gospel/current-e-bulletin. Parishioners without access to the internet can obtain a hard copy from the Steward of the Gospel via the Parish Office.
Divine Renovation – Bringing your parish from maintenance to mission has been described as the most effective model of Evangelisation. The members of Pastoral PARISH Council is studying the work of Fr James Mallon in preparation to introduce this model in our Parish. All parishioners are welcome to join us on this journey by reading the book and or watching the videos of Fr James on Youtube.com.
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.
BAPTISM. Application forms for infant Baptism are available in the porch. Please fill in and present to parish secretary during office hours. It is unwise to organise a reception until the date of the baptism has been approved by Fr. Kevin. It is a Diocesan requirement that you are registered in this parish for at least six months.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Ever wanted to help the refugees in Calais but unsure how? We run weekend convoys from Brentwood to volunteer with refugee charities there. Never mind the reasons WHY migrants are in Calais – the fact is they’re there – without resources, hungry, struggling. We feel strongly that part of our Christian mission is to support them. Please think about this & volunteer. Next Trips: 13-15th Sept, 22 - 24th Nov & 31 Jan – 2 Feb. Sign up for a convoy or donate with compassion atwww.calaislight.com.
DON’T MISS THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE MIRACLE that has been approved and is leading to the Canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman in this week’s Subscribe at: catholicherald.co.uk/subscribe/ or telephone 01371 853645.
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.
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.
RED MISSIO BOX please drop all your boxes for emptying. Thank you all for your contribution. – Dolly Relopez
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.
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.
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.
PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI: PRAYER FOR PEACE Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy; O Divine Master, grant that I may seek not so much to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.
DIFFERENT WAYS OF PRAYING DURING A HOLY HOUR. 1. Do nothing. Just be still in his presence. Relax, breathe, doze if you feel so inclined. 2. Pour out your feelings to Jesus. Tell Him all your problems. 3. Open your bible. Read one of the psalms or part of one of the four gospels of either Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. 4. Pray the rosary to Our Lady. 5. Pray the Divine Mercy chaplet. 6. Try doing the Jesus Prayer which as follows; “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on me a sinner.” Some recommend saying the first part of it, i.e. “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God” –as you are breathing in, and the second part, i.e. “have mercy on me sinner” – as you are breathing out. It is not necessary to speak the words. Just run the words through your mind while focussing 100% on the words themselves. Keep bringing your attention back to the words of the Jesus Prayer whenever your attention wonders. 1. Close your eyes and imagine the Blessed Sacrament is the sun. It is shining on you and you are basking in its warmth. Allow yourself to be loved by Him. 2. Always pray in the way you feel most comfortable with. By Fr. Freddie Warner SMA.
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