FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
SECURITY. Those who are in possession of keys to any Parish Property… please see Parish Secretary.
St Patrick's Day Parish Party will be held in the parish hall on Saturday 11th March after the 7pm mass. This is a great opportunity for new arrivals to the parish to meet each other in a social setting. Please do bring a friend with you too when you come. If you would like to help on the night please leave your details on the Notice in the porch.
We look forward to seeing you there.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT: every Thursday after 9:30am Mass and every Friday evening 7:30pm.
CAFOD will hold their Lent Fast Day on Friday 10th March. Envelopes are available for you to take and if you wish to place a contribution to CAFODS's great work. A second collection will be taken up at all Masses next weekend for this cause.
GIFT AID 2016-2017. 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.
On Sunday 12th March our Parish will be presented with its first ever award at 11:30 Mass. There will be a few guests arriving followed by a special Fairtrade tea on the lawn to meet and congratulate each other on this very important witness to our parish living simply, sustainably and in solidarity with the poor of our world.
Date of Significance: March 7th Women’s World Day of Prayer.
Diocese of Brentwood Centenary Celebration in Walsingham on Saturday 22nd July 2017. Our parish would like to arrange a coach, so if you are interested in going please put your name on the list on the notice board as soon as possible.
WALK WITH ME: A Lenten Journey of Prayer 2017 is now available in the repository at £1 each.
SAINSBURYS SAVE ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS FOR ST. PATRICK’S SCHOOL. Please accept Active Kids Vouchers from Sainsbury’s and put them in the box in the porch. They can be used by the school to buy much needed sports equipment.
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, be that due to illness or any other reason. If you would like this service, please give your number to the Parish Office and we will ring you for every Sunday at 6pm to listen in!
PARISH OFFICE TIME HOURS 9am-1pm
Marifé: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Marta: Friday / Magdalena: Saturday
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED ON THURSDAYS & SUNDAYS
FOR APPOINTMENT RING 020 8520 3647
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.
POPE FRANCIS MESSAGE FOR LENT. Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion. Christians are asked to return to God “with all their hearts” (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for mediocrity and to grow in friendship with the Lord. Jesus is the faithful friend who never abandons us. Even when we sin, he patiently awaits our return; by that patient expectation, he shows us his readiness to forgive (cf. Homily, 8 January 2016). Lent is a favourable season for deepening our spiritual life through the means of sanctification offered us by the Church: fasting, prayer and almsgiving. At the basis of everything is the word of God, which during this season we are invited to hear and ponder more deeply. I would now like to consider the parable of the rich man and Lazarus (cf. Lk 16:19-31). Let us find inspiration in this meaningful story, for it provides a key to understanding what we need to do in order to attain true happiness and eternal life. It exhorts us to sincere conversion. (For full extract of Pope Francis message visit catholicstrivingforholiness.com 1. The other person is a gift. 2. Sin blind us. 3. The Word is a gift).
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