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
Sunday 09.00am / 11.30am / 1.00pm (Polish) / 6.00pm
Tuesday 7.30pm – 8:30pm & 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 7th APRIL 2019
FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING will be held on Tuesday 9th April at 7pm in the presbytery.
PLEASE HELP!MASS LINK URGENTLY NEEDS YOUR HELP. Volunteers are needed for Mass Link. Please contact Parish Office during office hours.
GIFT AID 2019-20. Boxes for the new financial year are available to collect at all Masses. From now, please use orange envelopes only. You have to be registered to collect your box. If your box is not in the church, please see parish secretary – Marta, on Friday or Saturday.
PLEASE NOTE: STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT every Thursday after the morning Mass and Friday at 7.00pm.
HEALING MASS OF THE RESURRECTION (FAMILY TREE) - There will be a healing Mass of the resurrection, otherwise known as a family tree healing, on Tuesday the 16th of April, starting at 7.00pm with rosary. The full schedule is as follows: 7.00pm Rosary, with preliminary prayers for family tree healing, 7.30pm Mass, 8.15pm family tree prayers after Mass with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, chaplet and prayers for healing. Those who wish to do so are invited to sketch out their family lines on paper and place this on the altar, otherwise just come and submit them in your hearts. Our Lady of Canvey Church, 224 Long Road, Canvey island SS8 0JS. All are welcome.
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.
DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD
RESTRUCTURING AND RENEWAL OF OUR DIOCESE.
“VISION DOCUMENT: SHAPING OUR FUTURE”
The Fourth e-bulletin is available on the Diocese’s website htts:www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/departments/development/stewards-of-the-gospel/current-e-bulletin. For those parishioners without access to the internet you can obtain a hard copy from the Steward of the Gospel via the Parish Office.
LENT RETREAT 2019, ‘Walking Together with Jesus’, is offered by the Jesuit’s Mission Team via Pathways to God. Register on line to receive free daily prayers and meditations that can fit around your own schedule.
Bcys Events and Opportunities 1. Quiet Residential weekends for adults –August 2019. 2. Holiday Opportunity for families 3. Lent retreat for Young people 4. Charity football 5. Sponsored Sleepout. 6. “Be still in the presence of the Lord” – for adults, a long week end of peace , stillness and prayer and reflection in the beautiful setting of Walsingham at Abbotswich.
Lent retreat for young people; if you are school year 10-13 and would like some peace and space to prepare for Holy Week, along with the joy of being on retreat with our magnificent Walsingham House at Abbotswick Team, then join us for the Lenten retreat 8pm Tuesday 9th – 3pm Thursday 11th April. £35 includes accommodation and meals. Details & booking at www.bcys.net/events
Charity football match; if you are 16-27 and want to be part of a Lourdes fundraiser, the charity football match details are at www.bcys.net/events. 13th July, Dagenham. Last year the youth beat the leaders 6-2; can the leaders regain their pride in 2019?! Spectators are very welcome.
Sponsored sleepout; can you give one night of your life to change nights for others next winter? Since November hundreds of people in Essex and East London have found warmth, food and shelter in church halls and other projects supported by our church. Could you get sponsors (anything from £10 to £1000 – every penny helps) and sleep outside for one night to help support this work next winter? Sleepout Fri 12th- Sat 13th April, in the grounds of Walsingham House at Abbotswick. Full details at www.bcys.net/events.
NOTICE TO ALL READERS AND ASPIRING READERS. The Second Diocesan-wide day of Recollection and Enrichment for readers is planned for Saturday 13 July 2019 at Our Lady and Good Council in Wickford led by Dr Marion Tolley of the Shewsbury Diocese. Places are limited, please book yourself on the Programme as soon as possible htts://www.evenbrite.co.uk/e/day-of-reflection- enrichment-day-for-readers-2-tickets-58587437603 or contact the Steward of the Gospel via the Parish Office. There are a few copies of the book ‘A hand book for readers – A practical and Liturgical guide by Marion Tolley’ available for purchase or loan from the Steward of the gospel or contact the Steward of the gospel via the Parish Office.
WATER ONLY CHALLENGE for Lent. How are you doing? Our small self-denial will help provide the treasure of clean water in a dry land.
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.
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!
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.
WHEN ENTERING THE CHURCH PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR MOBILE PHONE. CHEWING GUM AND EATING SWEETS, BISCUITS ETC IN CHURCH? IT’S A NO NO. PLEASE!
NOVENA PRAYER OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP every Wednesday at 10am.
DIVINE MERCY- every Wednesday at 4pm in the Church.
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.
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.
HUMBLE HOLINESS. There is a grammar of faith: words, language and a vocabulary that we are familiar with and use in our daily life: the sacraments, prayer, the Eucharist and so on. So too, there is a grammar of humility. ‘Thank you’, ‘I am sorry’, ‘Forgive me’, ‘Please may I’, are examples of it. Humility is first and foremost a practical virtue. It impacts on the way we live our lives and is conscious of the God given dignity of others. Humility is related to love, St. Paul, when describing love, says that love is not rude (1 Corinthians 13:1). Not being rude or offensive is much more than watching our P’s and our Q’s, it is about understanding that everyone we meet and encounter is created in the image and likeness of God. Lord, by your grace, may I live a life worthy of the calling I have received and recognize in every human person their dignity and value as human beings but also as your children. – Walk With Me A Lenten Journey of Prayer for 2019.
Our Lady of the Rosary & St. Patrick’s
HOLY WEEK / EASTER PROGRAMME 2019
Sunday 14th April
Masses with the distribution of Palms
Monday 15th April
Reconciliation Service 7.30pm
Wednesday 17th April
Mass of the Oil in
Thursday 18th April
Mass of the Lord’s Supper,
Washing of feet &
Renewal of Ministries
Good Friday 19th April
Children Service 10.30am
Procession of Witness 12.00pm
Adult Service 3.00pm
Stations of the Cross 7.00pm
Service in Polish 8.30pm
Saturday 20th April
Blessing of food in Polish
(Every 30 minutes)
Easter Vigil Mass 9.00pm
Sunday 21st April
Easter Sunday Masses
Easter Sunday Mass in Polish 1pm
Monday 22nd April
Easter Monday Mass in English 10.00am
Easter Monday Mass in Polish 1pm
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