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10th December 2017




                 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         Fr. Angelo Lafferty 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




WE WELCOME FR. MALACHY FLANAGAN SMA to our Parish this weekend.

Fr. Malachy is the Vice Provincial of the Irish province who support our Parish with priests.


RECEPTION SCHOOL SIGNING Fr. Kevin will be distributing Certificates of Catholic Practice on Thursday 14th December from 3.30pm-6pm in the Presbytery to parents of children who are presently in Nursery and want their child in Catholic Primary school from Sept 2018.  Application forms are available at Saturday Evening Mass and all Sunday Masses from the Priests and should be returned on or before Monday 11th December 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 Fr. Kevin will only be offering certificates of catholic practice for reception applicants. Nursery applicants will have their certificates in the new year.


DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD. Do you support Catholic schools and the right of Catholics to send their children to them? Then we need you to make your voice heard. The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils attend. They have acknowledged that this policy discriminates against Catholics and promised to abandon it, now we need to tell them not to u-turn on their promise to Catholics. Visit  or research for “Catholic Education” in your search engine to write to the Government and urge them to drop their policy which bans new Catholic schools.


WALK WITH ME. A beautiful advent book now available in the repository, price at only £1.


SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL (SVP) The annual appeal for needy families in this Parish, will take place next weekend, 16 & 17 December.  The St Vincent De Paul Society will make the distribution.


NIGHTSHELTER 2018.The rota is now up for those who want to volunteer to do the sleepover with the homeless. We need three volunteers every Friday & It is important that we have at least one male. We meet every Friday (from 5th January until the 30th March) at 8:00pm at the Baptist church. You are expected to socialise with our guests before we take them over to St Patrick’s hall. Please remember to bring a sleeping bag! For further information call Ann Shean 07875658086 


STAY AWAKE VOLUNTEERS. Waltham Forest Night Shelter for the homeless needs more volunteers who are willing to stay awake with some of the homeless residents taking shelter throughout the Borough until December. If you can spare a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday night please get in touch with them on:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or telephone Corina on: 07957 228 019.


ENTHUSIASTIC GARDENERS REQUIRED to help develop the presbytery garden so that it can be used and enjoyed by parishioners to grow produce in the summer months. If you can give some time please contact the Live Simply Group via the parish office.


ADVENT RETREAT. Parish of Christ the King 455 Chingford Mount Road, Chingford E4 8SP Sunday 10th December from 1pm to 4pm. Starting with lunch (please bring a packed lunch), ending with Benediction.


ST PATRICK’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL will be hosting Reception/Nursery Open Day: Tuesday 12th December at 2:30pm. There is no need to book places.  Please come to the main School Office in Longfield Avenue.  The tour of the school will take around 20 minutes and we will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.


PLEASE HELP.  Walsingham House at Abbotswick Funding Appeal: Target £430,000. Each year, over 5,000 young people from our schools and parishes enjoy a retreat with the Walsingham House Team. In January 2018 this work is moving to Abbotswick, a beautiful house near Brentwood, set in 14 acres of grounds. In school holidays, Abbotswick will also continue to be used by parish groups seeking a time of retreat, resting with the Lord. However, Abbotswick is in need of a significant refurbishment, and we seek your help.  Please support it as generously as you can; in the words of Bishop Alan “This project builds a prayerful and inspiring future for the young people of the Diocese.” Thank you.


DIVINE MERCY- every Wednesday at 4pm in the Church. 


LEGION OF MARY meeting will be held in the church on Thursdays after Mass at 10:15 am.  If anyone is interested they are welcome to attend.


RED MISSIO BOX.  Please return all your red boxes to the presbytery.  Thank you all for the continuing support for this good cause.  ~ Dolly.


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!



The First Formal Proposal for the Renewal and Restructuring

Of Our Diocese is now on the Diocesan website Hard copies are available from the parish office for parishioners who do not have access to the website. Bishop Alan invites all of us TO READ IT, PRAY ABOUT IT, AND DISCUSS IT WITHIN OUR PARISH and then with our neighbours.Meetings for discussion will be arranged in Mid - January 2018 and Feedback submitted to the diocesan office before 24 February2018. An introductory message from BISHOP ALAN is also posted on the website.



LIVE SIMPLY.  As a parish we have started to reduce our energy consumption by switching to LED light bulbs where practicable. This is a no brainer - not only does it save us money, but more importantly helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This helps stem the inexorable increase in global temperatures and the misery that causes through flooding, desertification and ultimately mass migration, starvation, disease and death. Swapping out lightbulbs is one thing - but there are many ways we can all help eg by reducing our time in hot showers, turning off electrical appliances when not in use, insulating lofts - often free of charge - and turning down our thermostats a degree. Please discuss in your families how you can do your bit to reduce energy consumption.



FOR REFLECTION: In my own life, any compassion I have, any empathy I have, has come from my own brokenness. There is no other way to get it. And any worthwhile growing in my life has always been at times of conflict. We can take a lesson from God’s creation in this area.

We have all seen cocoons hanging from stress and bushes in the springtime. The cocoon is protection for our wormy creature, in the process of maturing into a butterfly. The grace of the butterfly is really beautiful to behold, but full maturity does not come without struggle. Biologists have discovered that the struggle to break through the cocoon of old life into new life is absolutely necessary for the butterfly’s survival. Without the struggle, the wing muscles would not develop the strength to fly and the butterfly would die in the cocoon.  By Jack McArdle

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