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7th October 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       



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 TODAY AT ALL MASSES FOR CAFOD.  On Cafod Fast Day, 5th October we invited you to share in the abundance that God has given us. We are asked to fast, pray and give to help people like Longora, who lives in a remote village in Uganda. The area is so hot and dry, that people used to struggle to get enough clean water to survive. Thanks to the generosity of parishioners in England and Wales, CAFOD has made sure Longora and her neighbours now have a reliable supply of clean, safe water.  CAFOD invites us to eat simply – perhaps having a bowl of soup instead of a meal – and give the money we save to help people like Longora.  Please collect your Fast Day envelope from the church this week and give what you can.


ENTRY TO CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS.  Fr. Kevin will be offering Certificates of Catholic Practice on Thursday 18th October from 3.30pm-6pm in the Presbytery to parents of children who are presently in Year 6 and want their child in Catholic Secondary school from Sept 2019.  Application forms are available at Saturday evening and Sunday Masses from Fr Kevin and should be returned by Monday 15th October to the Presbytery.When the Priest has evidence that the parent’s statement is true, he will present them with a “Certificate of Catholic Practice”.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SIGNING IS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS ONLY AND APPLICATION FORMS IS NOT AVAILABLE IN THE PARISH OFFICE.  Application for Reception and Nursery - dates will be announced after.

A DAY OF REFLECTION & ENRICHMENT FOR READERS: As you know the Vicariate for Evangelisation are organising a Diocesan-wide day of Recollection and Enrichment for Readers planned soon at The Becket Centre, Woodford Green.  The day will be led by Dr Marian Tolley of Shrewsbury Diocese (Marian has travelled throughout Britain running courses for Readers for many years; has a highly respected reputation for running work-shops in liturgical music; the training of deacons and for speaking on various topics relating to the liturgy).  It will cover the spiritual dimension of the ministry, including:  The Real Presence in the Word of God;  Relationship of the Liturgy of the Word to the Liturgy of the Eucharist;  Preparation;  Technical aspects/difficulties of reading the Scriptures as Proclamation;  Pointers to reading aloud;  Using a microphone and much more. Please email St. Patrick Parish Office if you would like to attend: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


CONFIRMATION 2018-2019: Application forms are now available in the church porch for enrolment into the Confirmation program 2018-2019. This program is open to youth in Year 10 and above who wish to make their confirmation here in St Patricks. Completed forms must be brought back to the Presbytery no later than Sunday 4th November   and will only be accepted with a copy of the candidate’s baptismal certificate attached.


RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) please email the parish office on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


PARISH MEMBERSHIP. With the summer now behind us and schools reopened here in the parish we too are beginning a new term with a number of sacramental programmes getting under way.   We are aware that some people have left the parish and the area 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.


AUTUMN SPIRITUALITY TALKS : Cathedral House, Ingrave Road, Brentwood CM15 8AT. 10.30AM-12.00NOON. GOVERNOR TRAININGSaturday 13th October  2018  Topic:  “Effective Chairing.”  Speaker: Mrs Maureen Smith, Governing Body Support Manager, Havering.  Saturday 20th October 2018 - Title: “Sacraments of Mercy: the gracious presence of Christ.” Speaker: Fr Martin Boland. Saturday 17th November 2018 – Title: “Life and healing: Spirituality of the Sacraments.” Speaker: Mgr David Manson. Saturday 1st December 2018 – Title: “Advent Spirituality.” Speaker: Bishop Alan Williams, sm.  For further details contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel. 01277 265285


NIGHTSHELTER TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS will be on October 13th at Cornerstone Church, Canterbury Road E17   approximate timings 9.30 am -3 pm.  Lunch will be provided. For further details please call Ann Shean on 07875658086. 

Cultural Christmas Carols by Candlelight.   On Thursday 19th December 7.30pm -9pm.  The Faith In Action team invite groups (large or small, young or old) to represent their culture / homeland with a recitation of a Christmas Carol or two.  We will be hosting this event outside the Church accompanied by mince pies, mulled wine and plenty of Christmas cheer.  Please email us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  before October 15th and tell us:  What culture / country you are representing?  How many (approx.) are in your group?  How many carols you have?  Your contact details.


PLEASE HELP.  A couple with their three years old child are looking for a one or two bedroom flat to rent preferably near St. Patrick’s School.  Please call Bernado Pires or Precy Pereira on 07415 415 786.


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.




ARE YOU AWARE that the Rosary is said weekdays morning in the Church at 9.05am (just before the morning Mass)? Join us for this beautiful prayer.


RED MISSIO BOX please drop all your boxes for emptying.  Thank you all for your contributions.  – Dolly Relopez 


NOVENA PRAYER OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP every Wednesday at 10am. Everyone is invited.


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.


WHERE DID I COME FROM?  ‘Where did I come from?’ the young son asked his father, while in the course of writing an essay.  ‘Santa Claus brought you,’ says the father, who did not believe that all questions really have to be answered.  ‘And where did you come from?’  ‘Oh, the stork brought me,’ was his father’s answer.  ‘And Grandad, where did he come from?’ The father held his ground firmly and replied, ‘He was found under a head of cabbage.’  The young lad returned to his writing and after a while he closed the copy and went to his bed.  The father was puzzled by the suddenness and persistence of the questions, so he checked the boy’s copy, where he read, ‘After persistent questioning, it is my firm conclusion that there has not been a normal birth in this family for three generations’. – Author unknown.

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