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 10th MARCH 2019
FIRST SUNDAY OF THE LENT
CAFOD LENT FAST DAY SECOND COLLECTION FAMILY FAST DAY next weekend in all Masses. CAFOD is a Catholic charity that helps the poorest, most hard-to-reach people around the world. People who are facing drought, conflict, disease, injustice. For more information please visit www.cafod.org.uk
PLEASE NOTE: STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT every Thursday after the morning Mass and Friday at 7.00pm.
GIFT AID 2019-20. Boxes for the new financial year are available to collect at all Masses. Envelope numbers 1-400 are available in the church. Numbers 401 and above will be available in next two weeks.
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY - St Patrick's Day Party on Saturday 16th March - you are all warmly invited to this celebration in the parish hall, between 8pm and 10:30pm. If you are able to bring food or help on the night, please sign up on the list provided on the notice board in the porch.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY RAFFLE. Please support the raffle to raise funds for St. Joseph’s Convent in Bethlehem. Raffle will be drawn during the St. Patrick’s Day social.
† WE REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THE DEATH OF JOHN MELIA RIP who died recently. John was a member of our parish. His funeral arrangements will be held here on Tuesday 26th March at 10am. This will be the only Mass on this day. May he rest in peace.
DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD
RESTRUCTURING AND RENEWAL OF OUR DIOCESE.
“VISION DOCUMENT: SHAPING OUR FUTURE”
Message from the Steward of the Gospel is available at the back of the Church. Please take one with you.
SHARE YOUR STREET. Stop by at the pavement cafe (just outside)... Share views, ideas & info.. belong to a neighbourhood which feels safe, friendly & welcoming.. where we can pool our skills to support each other & bring our community together. Every Sunday 11:00am - 2.00pm. You're all welcome & it would be great if you could even volunteer!
MARIAN MISSION CHARITY CONCERT The Marian Missionary Sisters of the Poor have organised a Charity Concert for Saturday 23rd March 2019 in support of the improvement and renovation of their children centre to accommodate wheelchair users and improve available space for all children. Please support this project by buying the entry tickets. See the flyer in the parish notice board for more information. Please call the Sisters for further information on: 07940143545 or 02085187499.
MARRIAGE IN CHURCH. Couples thinking of getting married later this year are asked to register in good time. 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.
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.
CATHOLIC NEWSPAPERS FOR SALE: A range of Catholic newspapers are on sale at the back of church: The Catholic Herald, The Universe, Ireland's Own, The Irish Post, The Catholic Times and The Sacred Heart Messenger. They are a great way to get up to date with Catholic news and benefit the local community at the same time - any profits go towards the parish's St Vincent de Paul conference, a group of parishioners who support and visit local people in need. The price of each paper is shown on the front page. Please be sure to put your payment in the box which is clearly labelled next to the papers. We will be closely monitoring sales over the next few months to guage demand for these titles.
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.
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.
TO KEEP A TRUE LENT (Robert Herrick)
Is this a Fast, to keep No: ‘tis a Fast to dole
The harder lean?’ Thy sheaf of wheat
And clean And meat
From the fat of veals and sheep? Unto the hungry soul.
Is to quit the dish It is to fast from the strife
Of the flesh, yet still And old debate,
To fill And hate;
The platter high with fish? To circumcise thy life.
Is it to fast an hour, To show a heart gref-rent;
Or ragg’d to go, To starve thy sin,
Or show Not bin;
A down-cast look and sour? And that’s to keep thy Lent.
Almsgiving is one of the disciplines of Lent. Putting money in the St. Anthony’s box in the church is one way of giving alms to the poor.
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