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7th January 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. Angelo Lafferty 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





SECOND COLLECTION PAX CHRISTI PEACE SUNDAY next weekend at all Masses.  No one can be unaware of the tens of thousands of people around the globe who have been displaced and forced to leave their homes because of violence or climate related disasters.  For more information, please visit



The First Formal Proposal for the Renewal and the Restructuring of our diocese.

The discussion of this document will take place in the Parish Church at 7.00pm on 17 January 2018. All parishioners   are encouraged to read the entire Proposal again and watch the video: ‘Questions and answers:  Listen to Bishop Alan on The Renewal and Evangelisation and Steven Webb on the Restructuring.

The website is

A meeting of the Steward of the Gospel Steering Group members will take place in the Presbytery on Tuesday 9 January 2018 at 7.00PM. All members are expected to attend.


ESSEX RECUSANT SOCIETY (Brentwood Diocesan Historical Society): the next meeting will be held at the The Grange, 93 Queens Road, Brentwood CM14 4EY on Saturday 27 January at 2.30pm. The speaker will be Rev. Dr Ken Carleton (Permanent Deacon, Elm Park) on ‘Cardinal Pole and the Progress of the Catholic Reformation.’ All are welcome.


NIGHTSHELTER 2018.The rota is now up for those who want to volunteer to do the sleepover with the homeless. We need three volunteers every Friday & It is important that we have at least one male. We meet every Friday (from 5th January until the 30th March) at 8:00pm at the Baptist church. You are expected to socialise with our guests before we take them over to St Patrick’s hall. Please remember to bring a sleeping bag! For further information call Ann Shean 07875658086 


STAY AWAKE VOLUNTEERS. Waltham Forest Night Shelter for the homeless needs more volunteers who are willing to stay awake with some of the homeless residents taking shelter throughout the Borough until December. If you can spare a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday night please get in touch with them on:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or telephone Corina on: 07957 228 019.


ENTHUSIASTIC GARDENERS REQUIRED to help develop the presbytery garden so that it can be used and enjoyed by parishioners to grow produce in the summer months. If you can give some time please contact the Live Simply Group via the parish office.


JOB VACANCY.  Bookkeeper (Sage Accounts experience essential) required to support the Finance Office at Cathedral House, Brentwood.  The role is part-time, working two days a week (14 hours).  If you – or any of your family or friends – are interested in this role, please first contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   for a copy of the job description and person specification.  You should then send in your CV, with a covering letter demonstrating how your experience and skills match the essential requirements and attributes of the role as per the job description and person specification.   Closing date for CVs/applications is Friday 12th January 2018.  Interviews week commencing 22nd January 2018.” 


JOB VACANCY.  Advertisement on behalf of the Medaille Trust: Vacancy – Diocesan Representatives to carry out the work of the Medaille Trust in Brentwood.  Do you want to be part of the Church’s fight against Modern Slavery?  Could you help us raise awareness of Human Trafficking in our midst?  Want to be part of a growing Catholic charity?  We are now looking for Diocesan Representatives with good people skills, the ability to make presentations in schools and churches, plus sympathy with a charity such as ours.  It is an enjoyable and flexible people-facing fundraising role that would suit a range of individuals.  For an application pack, please visit the website,or e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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!

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


LEGION OF MARY meeting will be held in the church on Thursdays after Mass at 10:15 am.  If anyone is interested they are welcome to attend.


DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD. Do you support Catholic schools and the right of Catholics to send their children to them? Then we need you to make your voice heard. The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils attend. They have acknowledged that this policy discriminates against Catholics and promised to abandon it, now we need to tell them not to u-turn on their promise to Catholics.

Visit  or research for “Catholic Education” in your search engine to write to the Government and urge them to drop their policy which bans new Catholic schools.



The Celtic Reverence for the day.

Celtic spirituality has a great sense of the significance of each day, how the new day is sacred. The Celts never entered the day with a repetitious deadening perspective; they took each day as a new beginning. As we begin a New Year and each new day let us pray the ancient poem called ‘The Deer’s Cry’:

I arise today

Through God’s strength to direct me:

God’s might to uphold me,

God’s wisdom to guide me,

God’s eye to look before,

God’s ear to her me,

God’s word to speak to me,

God’s hand to guard me,

God’s way to lie before me,

God’s shield to protect me,

God’s hosts to save me from snares of devils,

From temptation of vices,

From everyone who shall wish me ill,

Afar and anear,

Alone and in a multitude.



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.

Contact Details

Contact Us

Telephone: 020 8520 3647

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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