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6th November 2016


                 This Week Ministers

                 Next Week Ministers

            Saturday 5th November 7:00pm        

                           Gloria Uy,

                 George Ely, Bernadette Ely

            Saturday 12th November 7:00pm        

                      Roberta Williams,

              Justin MJ Hubert, Aruna Joseph

                        Sunday 6th November

09.00am   Paolo Pasquali, Jason Pacleb,

               Veronica Udeadi,  Louisa Gage

                        Sunday 13th November

09.00am   Stan Fergus, Icy Davis,

                Asselietha Roberts, Walcott Roberts

11.30am  Joseph Sandi, Anita Sandi,

                 Letty Cueta, Eupharazio Ssenyondo,

                 Paul & Elizabeth Ubakanma

11.30am   Anita Sandi, Joseph Sandi,

                Kerry Rollison, Catherine Culbert,       

                  Hilda Adibe,  Queenie Padillo

6.00pm    Marina Thevarajah,

                 David Byrne, Pennie Byrne

6.00pm     Charlotte Pereira,

                  Tracy Lynch, Marina Thevarajah


This Week Readers

Next Week Readers

 Sat  5th November 7.00pm
                   Stephanie Heelan
 Sat  12th November 7.00pm
                    Harry Murray

                            Sun 6th  November

09.00am   Anne Tennant

11.30am  Leanne McCormack & Steve Kearns

6.00pm     Helen Masterton

                            Sun 13th  November

09.00am   Marcia Bryan

11.30am   Angela Da Silva & Sophie Tiley

6.00pm     Chloe & Mikela


FAMILY ROSARY ROTA                           2016

6th November   Loorthu Mary

13th November      Vicky Andrada & Family

FROM THE REPOSITORY.  We have a large collection of Communion and Confirmation cards, gifts, Rosaries, Birthday, Get Well, Sympathy and Mass Cards are now available.



 "Commission goes to St Vincent de Paul”












             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. Gus O’Driscoll SMA         Fr. Kevin Conway 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)


Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am & 6:15 pm – 6:40 pm

Sunday 6th NOVEMBER 2016



November Dead List- November is the month when we remember our dearly departed. We remember them and pray for them out of gratitude for all they did and were for us.  We remember all those who, down the years by their faith, their Christian witness, their heroic deeds of self-sacrifice have inspired countless others to give more of themselves in service to God and humanity.  Envelopes are available for the names of our deceased loved ones.  There are Masses booked for the month of November: See Mass Intentions.

10th November  09:30am       13th November  09:00am      15th November  6:00pm       

16th November  09:30am       20th  November 11:30am      27th November  09:00pm


The Faith in Actiongroup are organising a Live Simply Lunch on Sunday November 27th after 11.30 Mass. We will be providing tasty soup and bread and would love as many parishioners as possible to join us for a bite to eat and a chat about what the Faith in Action group have been up to. We would also like to get your thoughts on what more we can all do to help protect the environment and prevent the destruction of the beautiful earth we inhabit and the creatures that live upon it. The next meeting is on Tuesday 8th November at 7:30 pm in the Presbytery.


CONFIRMATION 2016-2017:  Parents & Candidates MUST ATTEND meeting on Monday 7th November at 6.30pm in the hall.  


The Catholic Bishop’s Conference have asked for a new second collection to be taken up this year in aid of those involved in Prison Ministry to help with the rehabilitation and re-integration of prisoners into society. This second collection will be taken up next weekend 12th / 13th November 2016.


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING.   Minutes of the Parish Pastoral Council meeting have been posted on the church noticeboard.


TABLE TOP SALE£210 was raised.  Thank you to everyone who supported the sale or gave donations.


St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School will be hosting two Reception Open Days: Tuesday 8th November at 9:30am prompt and Thursday 10th November at 1:30pm prompt.  There is no need to book places.  Please come to the main School Office in Longfield Avenue.  The tour of the school will take around 20 minutes and Mrs Houlihan, Reception Teacher, will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

There are  vacancies in the school for Year 1 – 2 spaces,  Year 3 – 4 spaces, Year 5 – 3 spaces.  For further information please ring the school office on 020 8509 4321.


DEANERY MASS.  Concelebrated Requiem Mass by the priests of the Deanery here at Our Lady of the Rosary and St. Patrick on Thursday 17th November at 10am.  All parishioners are invited to attend.


Concelebrated Requiem Mass at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Leytonstone, will be on Monday 14th November 2016 at 11.30am.


Sunday 20th November at Christ the King Parish Chingford there will be a short retreat from 1pm, (starting with a shared lunch) to mark the closure of the Year of Mercy, open to everyone. 


RCIA- Registration is now taking place for ANY ADULT who has not been baptised or who was baptised in a different church/ denomination and wants to be a Catholic. Please call into the Parish Office.


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.


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.



Are you aware that the Rosary is said each morning in the church at 9.10am (just before the morning Mass)?







Marifé: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

      Marta: Friday  /  Magdalena: Saturday

    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.


A PRAYER FOR STRESSFUL TIMES by Rick Hamlin.  Stress can hit us at all times, but these days the world seems to be suffering from a great deal of it. I wondered if there was a prayer for such times and thought of a prayer often quoted from an obscure medieval source:  “All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.”  The words were put down by Julian of Norwich who lived in England from around 1342 to 1416 and they came to her in a vision, one of a series of visions she received.  She was 30 years old, deathly ill, the priest had come to give her last rites and set up a cross for her to gaze on in her last hours. All at once she left this realm and ascended to another where God, Jesus and the Virgin Mary spoke to her.  Talk about stressful times. Julian of Norwich’s world was a dark, frightening and tumultuous place. Contemporary medieval festivals show us the bright colour and festive life of the Middle Ages but it’s worth remember that the days were, for most, horrendous.  In Julian’s time, the bubonic plague decimated Europe, killing off nearly half of the population in a few years, the disease so contagious that families often abandoned their dying loved ones for fear they too would die in a matter of days.  And yet, in her visions, God was reassuring, showing her a perspective that was much bigger and more hopeful than anyone could see. All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.  God was showing her that there is peace to be found in a life dedicated to Him, that loss wasn’t final, that the Lord was still present and loves us like a mother loves her own children. In fact, Julian compares Jesus to a Mother.  I once looked out my apartment window at a driver trying to parallel park on the street below. He drove forward, turned the wheel, reversed…and could never quite fit his car in the allotted space, although there was plenty of room.  It occurred to me that this is what it must be like for the Divine at times. God sees us struggling to make do, to find our way, to turn our wheels just right, moving back and forth and then often giving up in frustration.  If we’d only look to Him.  “All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.”  I find it comforting at all times to pray those words. The days can be stressful, the fears haunting, the direction of our lives uncertain, the future impossible to fathom. But all will be well. God the Father, God the Son and the Holy Spirit are with us.

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