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8 JULY 2012

Sunday 8th JULY 2012 FOURTEENTH  SUNDAY OF THE YEAR                                          

Children  Mass.

The 11:30 Mass today is a special Mass for Children. We will have refreshments and activities in the parish hall afterwards. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult. We hope that you can join us! Thank you to everyone who helped with the last children's Mass.  We had a wonderful celebration! May God bless our children through their parents.


SUNDAY 15 JULY 12.30-3.30pm. You are warmly invited to our summer fete! There will be a bouncy castle, face painting, cake stalls, bric-a-brac, barbecue, tombola, and live entertainment with music and dancing from around the world. And much, much, more! Please come along and have a fun day out with all the family and help us raise much needed funds for our parish school! Many thanks for your support. God bless from FOSPA, Friends of St Patrick’s Association.

Four day trip to N Ireland.

Anyone interested in a four-day break in N. Ireland from Sept 17th? Places of interest: Giant's Causeway, Titanic site in Belfast, Dromantine College, Armagh Cathedrals. See Fr John
for details.


St. Patrick’s Catholic Primary School- Nursery Teacher to cover maternity leave. See notice board for details.

Waltham Forest Friendship Walk:

Saturday14th July 2012 starts 9 am at Christ the King. Make friends with people from other faiths; with the Olympics in mind, we want to show that London is multi-faith in character. See notice board for poster& route of walk/or contact Chris (Sr) 020 8521 0231.

The Bi-Annual Concelebrated Requiem Mass at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Leytonstone, will be on Monday 9th July at 11:30 am.


Teacher Vacancy-St. Patrick’s Primary seek to employ a class teacher to cover maternity leave from Sept 12. See notice board for details. 
Wanstead Church School are seeking to appoint a new Headteacher.


Father, Eternal Shepherd of your people, you never cease to lead your Church with unfailing providence and to guide and nourish your flock. In your goodness grant to your church of Brentwood a holy Shepherd under whose watchful care we may grow in love and grace. We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. 


El Shaddai Prayer Meeting 2pm – 4pm.  Every Saturday. For more information contact Letty Cueta 07834284911 or Marvi Arrao 07739455946.


Gift Aid Envelopes  2012 – 2013The following members who have been using temporary numbers over 600 with envelope numbers 604, 605, 609, 613, 614 ,615, 644,  646, 648, 667, 673, 685 and 690 will now be allocated permanent numbers under 600. Those concerned are asked to collect their boxes from the Presbytery this weekend.

********** FUNNY CHURCH STORY **********

Father MurphyFather Murphy walked into a pub and said to the first man he met, "Do you want to go to heaven?"  The man replied, "I do Father."The priest said,  "Then stand over there against the wall."  Then the priest asked a second man, "Do you want to go to heaven?"  "Certainly, Father," was the man's reply.  The priest said,  "Then stand over there against the wall."  Then Father Murphy walked up to O'Toole and said, "Do you want to go to heaven?"  O'Toole said, "No, I don't Father."  The priest said, "I don't believe this. You mean to tell me that when you die you don't want to go to heaven?"  O'Toole said, "Oh, when I die, yes. I thought you were getting a group together to go right now."

********** Inspirational Story **********

GOD & THE SPIDER. - Source Unknown-  During World War II, a US marine was separated from his unit on a Pacific Island. The fighting had been intense, and in the smoke and the crossfire he had lost touch with his comrades.  Alone in the jungle, he could hear enemy soldiers coming in his direction. Scrambling for cover, he found his way up a high ridge to several small caves in the rock. Quickly he crawled inside one of the caves. Although safe for the moment, he realized that once the enemy soldiers looking for him swept up the ridge, they would quickly search all the caves and he would be killed.  As he waited, he prayed, "Lord, if it be your will, please protect me. Whatever your will though, I love you and trust you. Amen."  After praying, he lay quietly listening to the enemy begin to draw close. He thought, "Well, I guess the Lord isn't going to help me out of this one.." Then he saw a spider begin to build a web over the front of his cave.  As he watched, listening to the enemy searching for him all the while, the spider layered strand after strand of web across the opening of the cave.  "Ha, he thought. "What I need is a brick wall and what the Lord has sent me is a spider web. God does have a sense of humour."  As the enemy drew closer he watched from the darkness of his hideout and could see them searching one cave after another. As they came to his, he got ready to make his last stand. To his amazement, however, after glancing in the direction of his cave, they moved on. Suddenly, he realized that with the spider web over the entrance, his cave looked as if no one had entered for quite a while. "Lord, forgive me," prayed the young man. "I had forgotten that in you a spider's web is stronger than a brick wall."…..  We all face times of great trouble. When we do, it is so easy to forget the victories that God would work in our lives, sometimes in the most surprising ways. As the great leader, Nehemiah, reminded the people of Israel when they faced the task of rebuilding Jerusalem, "In God we will have success!" [Nehemiah 2:20]  Remember: Whatever is happening in your life, with God, a mere spider's web can become a brick wall of protection. Believe He is with you always. Just speak His name through Jesus His son, and you will see His great power and love for you.

The prayer of St. Francis   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 not so much seek 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.

Contact Details

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Telephone: 020 8520 3647

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61 Blackhorse Road

The Parish Office is closed until further notice.

Mass Times 

(Live Mass Stream)


We are delighted to welcome Parishioners back for Public Mass


Monday – Friday: 09.30am 

Saturday: 10.00am & 7pm

Sunday: 09.00am / 11.30am / 6pm




Pon-Sat: 12pm - 4pm

Sunday: 2pm - 6pm


Eucharistic Adoration