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12th February 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. Gus O’Driscoll SMA         Fr. Kevin 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)


Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am & 6:15 pm – 6:40 pm


Sunday 12th FEBRUARY 2017




SECURITY.  Anyone who is on possession of any keys from church, parish hall and presbytery, please see Parish Secretary.


Today, 12th  February, the Catholic Church in England and Wales celebrates Racial Justice Sunday. A second collection will be taken up today at all Masses to help to raise awareness of our responsibility to eradicate racial discrimination in all its forms within the church and wider society.


Diocese of Brentwood Centenary Celebration in Walsingham on Saturday 22nd July 2017. Our parish would like to arrange a coach, so if you are interested in going please put your name on the list on the notice board as soon as possible.


MASS SERVERS who have been regularly serving for more than a year and have not receive their crosses are invited to receive their crosses on Saturday 25th February at 10am Mass. 


SAVE THE DATE  Saturday, 11th March.  Parish Celebration of St. Patricks Day.  More details will follow.


Minutes of the recent  Parish Pastoral Council meeting are on the noticeboard.



Confirmation Class 2017. As you are aware each year Confirmation candidates raise money for charity in a bid to give something back! This year we are kicking off our fundraising with a spectacular super Spurs raffle of a genuine signed Tottenham Hotspur football, signed by all the players! All proceeds will go towards our class if 2017 chosen charity. We will keep you updated on our fundraising efforts. Thank you for your generous support. Tickets on sale after all Sunday masses this weekend.


St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School has the following pupil vacancies:

Year 3 – 6 spaces, Year 4 – 2 spaces & Year 5 – 4 spaces.   Please contact the school office on 020 8509 4321 for more information.


Divine Mercy every Wednesday at 4pm in the church.


NATIONAL MARRIAGE WEEK: Please keep in your prayers all couples in 
this parish and our diocese who are preparing for marriage, those 
celebrating significant anniversaries and those struggling with loss 
or facing difficulties in their married life.


Vacancy – Diocesan Property Consultant, working out of Cathedral House in Brentwood.  Full-time role.  If you – or any of your family/friends – are interested in applying, please first contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and request a job description and person specification.  You should then send in your CV, with a covering letter demonstrating how your experience and skills match the essential requirements and attributes of the role.   Closing date for CVs/applications is 19.00 on Tuesday 28th February 2017.  Interviews take place week commencing 6th March 2017.” 


Catholic Qualified Teacher(full-time or part-time). A unique opportunity to help develop and promote the distinctive Christian ethos of a long established Catholic educational/social care charity, (School, College, Residential & Nursing Care).Excellent career opportunity and/or a unique chance to do something very special! Teachers’ contract/pension – Excellent pay/benefits.

Visit “Working with us” at Closing date 03.03.17

ARE YOU A social / health care, education OR business / management professional (e.g. Finance, Legal, Property, HR, IT)

able to help on our voluntary committees? (6 meetings p.a.) Overseeing a thriving charity (£19m turnover and 650 staff) on the Herts / Essex border.

A rewarding opportunity to contribute to the Catholic community. 

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Marifé: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday / Marta: Friday  /  Magdalena: Saturday





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.






Below are the dates for the meetings arranged to discuss the Stewards of the Gospel Parish questionnaire.  The meetings will be held in the church at 7.00pm.


On 20 February 2017 the following topics will be discussed:

The Christian Faithful / Leadership / Active involvement of People

Worship and Spiritual life


On 27 February 2017 the following topics will be discussed:

Education and Continuing Formation / Outreach / Finances / Facilities


On 06 March 2017 the following topics will be discussed

Geographic Distance / Young People / What Else / Good Practice


A second opportunity to discuss the questions in Parish Questionnaire will take place on Saturday mornings at 11.00am on 25 February; 4 March, 11 March.  Coffee and cake will be served. All parishioners are invited to attend to make their views known. Those who are yet to submit their responses please post them through the letter box of the presbytery. The members of the Stewards of the Gospel Consultation team look forward to seeing you all at the meetings. Thank you for your participation in this “once in a life time” programme. Please continue to pray the Stewards of the Gospel Prayer.

                                           ~Marcia Bryan – Steward of the Gospel~


Stewards of the Gospel Prayer Merciful our world. Through your Son, who shares our humanity, you have called us to participate in your divine creativity and to build the kingdom of God here on earth. Form us, we pray, as one community under the leadership of our Bishop Alan, to serve the people of our Diocese of Brentwood. Inspire us to discover new ways to spread the joy of the Gospel. Open our eyes to see Christ in others, especially the poor, the sick and the marginalised. Empower us to be the hands and feet of Christ in our parishes and communities. Help us to welcome all into His embrace. Guide us in our discernment. Give wisdom to our Stewards of the Gospel who will help us in each parish to see new paths of possibility: for a spirit of mission that invigorates our every effort; and for the strength to be unafraid of what is new. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.


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