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6th May 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 6th MAY 2018



WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND 12th – 13th MAY. Communication is part of God’s plan for us and an essential way to experience fellowship. Made in the image and likeness of our Creator, we are able to express and share all that is true, good, and beautiful.


CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES WILL BE SELLING RAFFLE TICKETS THIS WEEKEND AT ALL MASSES.  Money raised will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support and their chosen charities. Winners will be notified.


THURSDAY 10TH MAY IS ASCENSION THURSDAY, WHICH IS A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION. MASSES WILL BE AT 9.30AM AND 7.30PM. The Feast of the Ascension is one of the earliest Christian festivals dating back to the year 68 CE. According to the New Testament in the Bible, Jesus Christ met several times with his disciples during the 40 days after his resurrection to instruct them on how to carry out his teachings. It is believed that on the 40th day he took them to the Mount of Olives, where they watched as he ascended to heaven.

Ascension Day marks the end of the Easter season and occurs ten days before Pentecost.


FOR YOUR DIARY. 7th May is Bank Holiday.  Mass starts at 10am. Parish Office will be closed.


CONGRATULATION!to Babette and Leo who will be celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversary next week.


                   DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD

Renewal and the Restructuring of our diocese

Further to the receipt of our responses to the First Formal Proposal by the DSPG and the Clergy and Stewards of the Gospel, a series of documents have been posted on the Diocesan website for our attention and action by us as individuals, as families and as a parish to evangelise our parish and our Diocese, these documents are: 1. Bishop invokes Fire of Easter in renewal and restructuring process, 2.Director of Development address with Power point presentation. 3.Director of Development presentation. 4. Steven debunks some myths. 5. A Priest’s perspective. 6.The work of the Vicariate for Evangelisation. 7. Caritas developments in Brentwood Diocese. 8. Round table discussions – Summary. 9 Future timetable and formation of working Groups.  The website is

There are also a number of events taking place in the Diocese to provide us with knowledge and skills to help us with our Evangelisation Process. These events are:1. Reframe, 2. Alpha in Braintree, 3. New Evangelisation Summit. Further information has been placed on the NOTICE BOARD.  Please contact the Steward of the Gospel via the Parish Office for further information.


IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BAPTISE YOUR CHILD, please fill up the application form and bring it to the Parish Office. We will be running a pre-baptism meeting soon.


TEA ON THE LAWN is back! Volunteers are needed. Please email the parish office if you are happy to help or if you need more information.


MASS FOR MIGRANTS, MONDAY 7TH MAY (BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY), 11AM, ST GEORGE’S CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL, WESTMINSTER BRIDGE ROAD, LONDON SE1 7HY. For decades the Church has welcomed people from many shores, and this Mass celebrates the international diversity of our congregations. Celebrated by the Archbishop of Southwark, with our own Bishop Alan, and many priests and people from across London, Essex, Kent and Hertfordshire, this Mass is full of joy. All are welcome. More details on the poster at the back of the church.


THY KINGDOM COME: The Vicariate of Evangelisation, supporting our effort to renew our diocese, has decided to join THY KINGDOM COME 2018 - a global wave of prayer for the renewal of the Christian faith. It could not be easier for everyone, of all ages and levels of business, to help our own families, friends, parish, diocese and the nation to renew their friendship with Jesus. All you have to do is to pledge to pray between May 10-20. More information and resources will be made available during the weeks coming up to the event. Meantime, you can log in to  for more information. 


CATHOLICS AND THE BIBLE On Saturday 26th May from 11 am until 3 pm there will be a study day at Christ the Eternal High Priest Church, Gidea Park,RM2 6DH. The speaker will be Hungarian biblical scholar Fr Levente Balazs Martos, member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission. The study day will commemorate 75 years since the promulgation of the encyclical of Pius XII, Divino Afflante Spiritu, on the Church and the Bible. The afternoon will be dedicated to a panel discussion with Fr Levente, Fr Adrian Graffy and Fleur Dorrell from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference. The event is free of charge. Please book by email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


MUSIC FOR A SPRING BANK HOLIDAY - 7:45pm on Saturday 26th May at The Most Holy Redeemer, Laindon Rd, Billericay CM12 9LL  A date for your diary - Music for a Spring Bank Holiday - 7:45pm on Saturday 26th May at The Most Holy Redeemer, Laindon Rd, Billericay CM12 9LL  The Most Holy Redeemer Singers present a concert featuring Emma Gibbins (Director of Music ~ Newport Cathedral) playing the Makin Organ in the Church.  The first half will be choral with some familiar classics and the second half will be an organ recital by Emma.  Entry will be free - there will be a retiring collection in aid of St Luke’s Hospice.


WE WOULD LIKE TO INVITE ANYONE WORKING IN ANY ASPECT OF SOCIAL JUSTICE MINISTRY and 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.


JOB VACANCY -  School Business Manager & Learning Support Assistant.  For further information please ring St Mary’s Catholic Primary School (V.A.) Station Road, Chingford London E4 7BJ, Tel: 020 8529 4723 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or visit their  website:


GIFT AID BOXESsome remain to be collected.


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.


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.


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!


A Good Time to Pray? When You Can't Sleep  Some of my best conversations with God have taken place before the sun has risen by Pablo DiazThe inability to fall back asleep used to frustrate me, but not anymore. Now I see it as an opportunity to pray; to be still in the presence of God. I have come to realize that talking with God is the best use of this time. In these quiet times, I unload my worries and concerns, and seek His guidance. This is also a great time to pray for others who are battling their own issues. Nothing releases me of my worries more than praying for others.  Some of my best conversations with God have taken place before the sun has risen. Everything around me is quiet, dark, still and motionless. There are no distractions. His presence gives me peace and eventually I can fall back asleep even if it’s only for a short time. No longer do I see this time as wasted.  When you can’t sleep, talk with God and remember Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.” Lord, in our sleepless nights, You are there for us. Hear our prayers. 

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