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11th February 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






 The First Formal Proposal for the Renewal and the Restructuring of our Diocese

The meeting on 19 February 2018 is CANCELLED. Further information will be posted here.  All parishioners are encouraged to read the document, An-Aid-to-thinking-about-possibilities and listen again to the audio video clip: Questions and answers:   Bishop Alan on The Renewal and Evangelisation and Steven Webb on the Restructuring. The website


LOURDES SICK AND HELPERS PILGRIMAGE FUND SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND. February 11 is World Day of the Sick, an observation introduced by Pope John Paul II as a way for believers to offer prayers for those suffering from illnesses. The day coincides with the commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes and is an important opportunity for those who serve in Catholic health ministry to reflect on caring for those who are sick as well as those who provide care to them. We are asked to help those who wish to but cannot afford to travel to Lourdes from within our Diocese.


NURSERY SIGNING.  Fr. Kevin will be offering Certificates of Catholic Practice on Thursday 1st March from 3.30 – 6pm in the Presbytery. Practice is estimated on your weekend Mass attendance. When the Priest has evidence that the Parent’s statement is true he will present them with a “Certificate of Catholic Practice”. APPLICATION FORMS WILL ONLY BE GIVEN AFTER MASS THIS WEEKEND AND NOT FROM THE PARISH OFFICE. Completed forms must be RETURNED back by Monday 26th February.  


WE REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THE DEATH OF ROSALIA CULLEN RIP. Rosalie’s Funeral Mass will take place here on Thursday 15th February at 10am. May she rest in peace. This will be the only Mass on the day.

FOR YOUR DIARY: 14th February - Ash Wednesday.  Masses will be at 9.30 am and 7.30 pm.


PRE- BAPTISMAL COURSE for those wishing to have their child baptised is on Thursday 15 February at 7pm in Presbytery. Both parents are expected to attend. No children are permitted to attend.




NATIONAL MARRIAGE WEEK 7th-14th FEBRUARY. Please pray for all couples across the diocese preparing to get married in the coming year, and pray also for all couples experiencing difficulties in their marriage. If you would like to find out about opportunities to help with marriage preparation, relationship counselling or helping young people explore what marriage is about, please contact the marriage and family life department on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Follow us on Twitter @BrentwoodMandFL. If you are experiencing difficulties in your own marriage, Marriage Care may be able to help – call 0800 389 3801.


THE CANONESSES OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE invite you to a talk entitled ‘Hope in times of vulnerability’ which will take place February 18th at Blessed Sacrament Church Hall, Melbourne, Chelmsford at 2pm. The talk will be delivered by Dr Lea Verstricht, a Belgian theologian. To book a place please visit the Community’s Events Bookings page or call 01206-867296.


LENTEN RETREAT AT PARISH OF CHRIST THE KING will be on Sunday 25th February starting with soup and a roll at 1pm and finishing at 4pm. All parishioners are very welcome to join.


ST. PATRICK’S NURSERY:  Nursery applications for admission in September 2018 are available from the school office.  We are anticipating the opening of our brand new nursery by June 15th 2018.   If you would like your child to start in the June intake, please see Miss Allen when you submit your nursery application form.  The final date to submit your application forms for the Nursery June and September intakes is Thursday 29th March 2018.  Practising Catholics:  When applying for a school place, please ask your priest for verification of practice (signing date will be announced soon in the parish bulletin), which is only available from your church. You will not be able to get this from the school.


ST. PATRICK’S PRIMARY SCHOOL are looking for books for their library.  It can be of any Genre- Classic, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poems etc.  Please contact the school on 020 8509 4321.


MIDDAY ASSISTANT.  11.55 am – 1.10 pm.  6 hours 25 minutes per week, £9.55 per hour. The Governors seek to appoint a friendly and committed Midday Assistant to work with our midday team. The post holder will be required to oversee and supervise the pupils over the lunchtime period.  The successful candidate must be committed to promoting healthy eating and be able to instigate and supervise play.  Candidates must be supportive of our Catholic ethos.  Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced CRB check.  For more information please contact St Mary’s Catholic Primary School (V.A.), Station Road, Chingford, London E4 7BJ.  Tel: 020 8529 4723  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,Website:

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.


SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTANT.  31.25 hours per week (8.30-3.15 daily).  Term time only plus 5 inset days. Salary negotiable by experience.  Starting date negotiable.  The governors seek to employ a primary trained and enthusiastic professional with excellent classroom practice to join our friendly, well-resourced learning school environment.


HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC SCHOOL & SIXTH FORM (E17) are seeking to appoint an RE Teacher for September to join our highly successful RE department. For more details on the vacancy please visit our website or email : , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   (Deadline for applications: Fri 23rd Feb).



ARE YOU AWAREthat the Rosary is said each morning in the church at 9.10am (just before the morning Mass)?


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


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!




LENT: AN ACT OF LOVE FOR EACH DAY.  From Pope Francis Day 1.  Convert to a more Holy Lent.  Day 2. Say ‘Thank You’ without need.  Day 3. Greet those you see everyday!  Day 4.  Remind others how much you love them.  Day 5.  Listen in silence without judging.  Day 6.  Help someone so that he/she can rest.  Day 7.  Separate what you do not use and give to those in need.  Day 8.  Telephone someone you have not seen in a while.  Day 9.  Recognise the successes and qualities in others.  Day 10.  Give a break to someone who needs it. Day 11.  Stop to help someone in need.  Day 12.  Cheer up someone who is sad.  Day 13.  Correct with love, do not silence with fear.  Day 14.  Always clean what you dirty at home.  Day 15.  Always be gentle with others.  Day 16.  Protect creation, care for life and for the earth.  Day 17.  Accept each other as we are.  Day 18.  Bring hope to others, always believing in the best.  Day 19.  Look fondly on the world God gave us.  Day 20.  Respect each other.  Day 21.  Be in0 solidarity with the pain and suffering of others.  Day 22.  Pray for family in your community.  Day 23.  Watch over the things of others and yours.  Day 24.  Convey trust to each other.  Day 25.  Do not succumb to temptations.  Day 26.  Confess your faults in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Day 27.  Serve even if only a glass of water.  Day 28.  Forgive and ask forgiveness.  Day 29.  Avoid words and attitudes that hurt others.  Day 30.  Visit an elderly person.  Day 31.  Practice charity with less fortunate.  Day 32.  Proclaim the Gospel to every creature.  Day 33.  Smile and always be cheerful.  Day 34.  Care for others without restraint.  Day 35.  Praise without envy.  Day 36.  Cherish the little things around us.  Day 37.  Help to relieve the weight off someone’s back.  Day 38.  Collaborate with each other’s initiatives.  Day 39.  Touch the hearts of others with yours.  Day 40.  Celebrate the Lord’s Passover.

Contact Details

Contact Us

Telephone: 020 8520 3647

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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