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
Tuesday 7.30pm – 8:30pm & after Friday Morning Mass
Friday 8.00pm – 9:30pm (Polish)
Confession Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am & 6:15 pm – 6:40 pm
SUNDAY 14th JULY 2019
FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
PARISH DEFIBRILATOR FUNDRAISING. To this date, donation amounted to £2,159.14. Thank you all for your generosity. The parish is still accepting donation. If you wish to, please collect an envelope in the porch for your donation.
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY 17th JULY AT 7PM IN PRESBYTERY. APOLOGIES FOR the SHORT NOTICE.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2020: Application forms are available for children who will be in Year 4 in September who wish to make their First Holy Communion in 2020. Please ensure you have a completed application form, with a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate attached. ONLY APPLICATION FORMS WITH A COPY OF BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATES WILL BE ACCEPTED. The deadline for application forms is this Sunday 14th July. All parents are invited to attend the First Holy Communion Meeting on Thursday 18th July at 7pm in the Parish Hall.
PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS SMA IRELAND who are holding their Provincial Assembly at this time. We pray for its success and for their renewed commitment to our Parish.
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 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.
FOR YOUR DIARY: PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED IN JULY ON 20TH & 27TH AND IN AUGUST ON 6TH, 7TH, 13TH & 14TH.
DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD
RESTRUCTURING AND RENEWAL OF OUR DIOCESE.
The current e-bulletin is available on the Diocese’s website htts:www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/departments/development/stewards-of-the-gospel/current-e-bulletin. Parishioners without access to the internet can obtain a hard copy from the Steward of the Gospel via the Parish Office.
Divine Renovation – Bringing your parish from maintenance to mission has been described as the most effective model of Evangelisation. The members of Pastoral PARISH Council is studying the work of Fr James Mallon in preparation to introduce this model in our Parish. All parishioners are welcome to join us on this journey by reading the book and or watching the videos of Fr James on Youtube.com.
DON’T MISS THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE MIRACLE that has been approved and is leading to the Canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman in this week’s Subscribe at: catholicherald.co.uk/subscribe/ or telephone 01371 853645
RED MISSIO BOX please drop all your boxes for emptying. Thank you all for your contribution. – Dolly Relopez
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.
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.
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.
PLEASE HELP!MASS LINK URGENTLY NEEDS YOUR HELP. Volunteers are needed for Mass Link. Please contact Parish Office during office hours.
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!
CONFIRMATION PICTURES. Please collect them from the parish office during office hours.
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. El Shaddai cordially invites you all to their 18th Years Anniversary Thanksgiving Celebration which will take place in the Parish Hall on 27th July from 9am to 4:30pm. Mass in the church will be at 12pm.
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.
LIFE LESSONS FOR TODAY from the Bible by Pablo Diaz. The greatest storybook of all is the Bible, and it covers many important themes that can help us to navigate our own lives. We learn how others did or didn’t overcome tragedies, loss of loved ones, betrayal and disappointments. The stories in Scripture can stir up questions and raise doubts, but also provide insight for daily living, empower us and fuel our faith. Although some stories may make us feel uncomfortable or lead us to question the characters’ and God’s intentions, we also find valuable life lessons. In Genesis, Abraham’s faith is tested by God in what seems like an irrational way. God commands Abraham to offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice. After Isaac is bound to an altar, a messenger from God stops Abraham before the sacrifice is made, saying, "now I know you fear God." God requests Abraham to commit an unthinkable act to test his faith. But Abraham placed his full trust in God and withheld nothing from Him. When we reflect on this story, we realize that to deepen our faith, we must let go and give up all that gets in the way of our relationship with God. Like Abraham, our faith is tested in different ways as we move through the seasons of life. Unlike Abraham, we aren’t called to sacrifice our children, but we are challenged not to let materialism, greed, selfishness, careers or even people become the centre of our lives. Some days we adhere to the call, while on others we may not, giving into what comes easily. The story of how God tests Abraham is only one of the many narratives we find in the Bible that inspire and fuel our faith. For example, Joseph’s willingness to forgive his brothers who sold him into slavery reminds us that forgiveness can heal a family. The small boy, who gave Jesus his two fish and five loaves of bread, shows us that God can multiply our simple resources to make a difference in our world. These and many other stories can renew our spirit as we navigate daily life.
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