Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary & St. Patrick
61 Blackhorse Road E17 7AS
Tel: 020 8520 3647
Fr. Kevin T. Conway SMA Fr. Freddy Warner SMA
Monday – Friday 09.30am / Saturday 10.00am / 7.00pm
Tuesday 7.30pm – 8:30pm & after Friday Morning Mass
Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am & 6:15 pm – 6:40 pm
SUNDAY 13th OCTOBER 2019
TWENTY-EIGTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
SECOND COLLECTION LAST WEEKEND FOR HARVEST FAST DAY/CAFOD amounted to £1,302.06. May God bless you all with your generosity.
HOMELESS SUNDAY. This day has been designated national Homelessness Sunday. As we have done in the past Mr Steve Kearns will talk at Masses this weekend to raise (much needed) funds for the Christian Kitchen.
PARISH DEFIBRILATOR FUNDRAISING. To this date, donation amounted to £2,926.09. Thank you all for your generosity. The parish is still accepting donations. If you wish, please collect an envelope in the porch for your donation.
ENTRY TO CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS. Fr. Kevin will be offering Certificates of Catholic Practice on Thursday 17th October from 3.30pm-6pm in the Presbytery to parents of children who are presently in Year 6 and want their child in Catholic Secondary school from Sept 2020. Application forms are available at Saturday evening and Sunday Masses from the Priest and should be returned by this Monday 14th October to the Presbytery.PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SIGNING IS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS ONLY AND APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN THE PARISH OFFICE.
CONFIRMATION 2019-2020: Application forms are now available in the church porch for enrolment into the Confirmation program 2019-2020. This program is open to youth in Year 10 and above who wish to make their confirmation here in St Patricks. Completed forms must be brought back to the Presbytery no later than Monday 4th November and will only be accepted with a copy of the candidate’s baptismal certificate attached.
RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Completed forms must be brought back to the Presbytery no later than Monday 4th November.
RESTRUCTING AND RENEWAL OF OUR DIOCESE
DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD
September e-bulletin is now available on the Diocesan website
THE CANONISATION OF BLESSED JOHN HENRY NEWMAN takes place in Rome today, Sunday 13th October. To mark this historic occasion, Fr Stewart Foster, the Diocesan archivist, has kindly agreed to give a free lecture entitled “St John Henry Newman: His Life and Times” on Thursday 17th October at 7.30 p.m. in the Cathedral Conference Centre. All are welcome.
BCYS YOUTH GATHER, MERSEA ISLAND, 26TH-27TH OCTOBER 2019 (half term weekend). The Youth Gather is for anyone is school year 9-13, and includes a mix of inspiring speakers, reflection and prayer, together with outward bound activities like zip wires, high ropes and climbing walls. The cost of £50 includes coach from Stratford, Romford, Basildon, Brentwood, Chelmsford or Southend, as well as all meals and activities. Full details and online booking at https://bcys.net/events/youth-gather-2019/
WEDNESDAY 6th NOVEMBER, an evening for young people with a talk from Hossein Ranjbaran, a resettled refugee, and Mary Stretch from Calais Light (www.calaislight.com). Come to Brentwood Cathedral (Conference Room) at 6.15 for pizza; Mary and Hossein will talk from 6.45-7.30pm, with a chance for questions, and then the monthly Youth Mass is at 8pm. All welcome. For more details www.bcys.net/events
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Ever wanted to help the refugees in Calais but unsure how? We run weekend convoys from Brentwood to volunteer with refugee charities there. Never mind the reasons WHY migrants are in Calais – the fact is they’re there – without resources, hungry, struggling. We feel strongly that part of our Christian mission is to support them. Please think about this & volunteer. Next Trips: 22 - 24th Nov & 31 Jan – 2 Feb. Sign up for a convoy or donate with compassion atwww.calaislight.com.
MARRIAGE IN CHURCH. Couples thinking of getting married are reminded to register in good time (minimum of 6 months’ notice). Contact the parish office to make an appointment to see one of the Priests 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.
BAPTISM. Application forms for infant Baptism are available in the porch. Please fill in and present to Parish Secretary during office hours and make an appointment to see one of the Priests. It is unwise to organise a reception until the date of the baptism has been approved. It’s a Diocesan requirement that you are registered in this parish for at least six months and a regular church goer. Please be aware that baptism will now be on First Saturday of every month at 11:30am.
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 Fr. Freddy 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.
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.
WHEN ENTERING THE CHURCH PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR MOBILE PHONE. CHEWING GUM AND EATING SWEETS, BISCUITS ETC IN CHURCH? IT’S A NO NO. PLEASE!
ARE YOU AWARE that the Rosary is said each morning in the church at 9.05 am (just before the morning Mass)? All are welcome to participate.
UNABLE TO MAKE IT TO MASS? The church offers a service called Mass Link. At 6pm Sunday Mass, via Skype. 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 on Sunday at 6pm to listen in!
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.
NOVENA PRAYER OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP every Wednesday at 10am.
DIVINE MERCY- every Wednesday at 4pm in the Church.
EL SHADDAI (CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC GROUP). Rosary prayer, praise and worship, preaching the gospel of the Lord, every Saturday, from 1pm – 4pm.
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