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
Tuesday 7.30pm – 8:30pm & after Friday Morning Mass
Friday 8.00pm – 9:30pm (Polish)
Confession Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am & 6:15 pm – 6:40 pm
SUNDAY 8th SEPTEMBER 2019
TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
WE WOULD LIKE TO SAY A BIG THANK YOU TO FR. PAT KELLY SMA, who was with us for the month of August. He has impressed us with his kindness, wisdom and heartfelt homilies. We thank our God for his uplifting service and we hope that he will visit us again soon.
SECOND COLLECTION. There will be a second collection today for Catholic Education Service. The Catholic Education Service (CES) acts on behalf of the Catholic Bishops' Conference to support Catholic education.
SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND 14th & 15th SEPTEMBER FOR HOME MISSION. Home Mission Sunday provides us with the opportunity to focus on this mission, pray for it and prompt parishioners to take part in it. At the same time, the second collection next weekend supports the work of the Home Mission Office. Home Mission vision is to help the local Church make the joy of the Gospel a reality in England and Wales.
PARISH DEFIBRILATOR FUNDRAISING. To this date, donation amounted to £2,528.09. Thank you all for your generosity. The parish is still accepting donations. If you wish, please collect an envelope in the porch for your donation.
GOD'S BLESSING AND PROTECTION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD FOR FR. KRZYSZTOF CHAIM THE POLISH PRIEST WHO IS VERY ILL. PLEASE PRAY FOR HIS RECOVERY.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019-2020 PARENTS MEETING. There will be a meeting for the parents of the First Holy Communion candidates at 7pm on Monday 16th September in the Parish Hall and the books for the programme will also be on sale. First Holy Communion coordinators would like to speak to all teachers and volunteers straight after this meeting. The first lesson for the candidates will be on Sunday 22nd September.
DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD
RESTRUCTURING AND RENEWAL OF OUR DIOCESE.
The current e-bulletin is available on the Diocese’s website htts:www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/departments/development/stewards-of-the-gospel/current-e-bulletin. Parishioners without access to the internet can obtain a hard copy from the Steward of the Gospel via the Parish Office.
Divine Renovation – Bringing your parish from maintenance to mission has been described as the most effective model of Evangelisation. The members of Pastoral PARISH Council is studying the work of Fr James Mallon in preparation to introduce this model in our Parish. All parishioners are welcome to join us on this journey by reading the book and or watching the videos of Fr James on Youtube.com.
SVP ANNUAL SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE is on Sunday 15th of September at Christ the King.
RED MISSIO BOX please drop all your boxes for emptying. Thank you all for your contributions. – Dolly Relopez
MARRIAGE IN CHURCH. Couples thinking of getting married are reminded to register in good time (minimum of 6 months’ notice). Contact the parish office to make an appointment to see Fr. Kevin and he will help you from there. Couples planning to marry in another parish or even outside the country should realise that the process properly begins here.
BAPTISM. Application forms for infant Baptism are available in the porch. Please fill in and present to parish secretary during office hours. It is unwise to organise a reception until the date of the baptism has been approved by Fr. Kevin. It is a Diocesan requirement that you are registered in this parish for at least six months.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Ever wanted to help the refugees in Calais but unsure how? We run weekend convoys from Brentwood to volunteer with refugee charities there. Never mind the reasons WHY migrants are in Calais – the fact is they’re there – without resources, hungry, struggling. We feel strongly that part of our Christian mission is to support them. Please think about this & volunteer. Next Trips: 13-15th Sept, 22 - 24th Nov & 31 Jan – 2 Feb. Sign up for a convoy or donate with compassion atwww.calaislight.com.
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.
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!
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!
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.
NOVENA PRAYER OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP every Wednesday at 10am.
DIVINE MERCY- every Wednesday at 4pm in the Church.
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.
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.
WHAT ‘OUR FATHER’ REALLY MEANS WHEN YOU PRAY The first words of The Lord’s Prayer pack a powerful, inclusive punch.Christians around the world—and down through the centuries—have prayed by saying the words Jesus taught His first followers: “Our Father…”They’re the first words of the prayer commonly called “The Lord’s Prayer.” They are so full and rich in meaning that it’s hard to overestimate their importance. Too often, however, when we say those words, we gloss right over them, barely thinking. But do you know what you’re saying when you pray, “Our Father”? You say, in an age when disconnectedness and loneliness are epidemic, that you never pray alone. Jesus said to pray Our Father. Not, My Father. It is a small word—just three letters long in English, but there is a whole world in our. It means you pray with Jesus. He is your partner and advocate. It means you pray with the Holy Spirit, even when “we do not know what to pray for as we ought… the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words” (Romans 8:26-27, ESV). It means you pray with the whole church—throughout history and around the world. You pray with people of all colours, shapes, ages, tribes, tongues, customs and personalities. It means that you pray with all Creation, which “has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time,” looking forward “to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay” (Romans 8:22, 21, NLT). When you pray, “Our Father,” you are also appealing to an intimate relationship. My daughter, Aubrey, is a beautiful, intelligent and accomplished woman. She is a married and mother to three children. She refers to me as her father, of course. But there are times—precious times—when she, grown woman that she is, still calls me Daddy (and not always when she wants a favour). It never fails to warm my heart and, yes, make me even more willing than ever to make her dreams come true. It’s like that when you say, “Our Father.” You’re agreeing with the words of Paul, who wrote, “Because we are His children, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, ‘Abba, Father’” (Galatians 4:6, NLT). There are many ways to pray, of course, and many of them are good ways to pray. But when you pray, “Our Father,” you say so much, and all of it is good. By Bob Hostetler
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