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15th October 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



CAFOD Harvest Fast Day: Last weeks CAFOD collection amounted to £918.47.  Thank you all for your generosity.

NEXT SUNDAY IS WORLD MISSION SUNDAY – Pope Francis invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Missio, his official charity for overseas mission. Your support on World Mission Sunday will help brave missionaries in proclaiming the Gospel of peace in South Sudan and around the world. Please join in this special day that unites all Catholics all over the world in prayer, celebration and care for the mission of the Church. You will be able to Gift Aid all donations by using the envelopes provided by Missio. Thank you.


ENTRY TO CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS.  Fr. Kevin will be distributing Certificates of Catholic Practice on Thursday 19th 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 2018.  Application forms are available at all Masses from the Priests and should be returned on Monday 16th October 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 THIS SIGNING IS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS ONLY.


CONFIRMATION 2017-2018: Application forms are now available in the church porch for enrolment into the Confirmation program 2017-2018. 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 Sunday 5th November   and will only be accepted with a copy of the candidate’s baptismal certificate attached.


NOVEMBER DEAD LIST- Envelopes are available in the Porch for the November dead list. Place in this envelope the names of your deceased relatives and all for whom you wish to pray. Please bring the envelopes as soon as possible to the Church or Presbytery.


HOLY ROSARYThe month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary therefore Mrs Folan will be leading the Rosary in the St Patrick’s School library throughout this special month. The start date is October 5th at 8:30 am and will continue until Friday October 27th. Please come through the Year 5 entrance to access the library. All are very welcome.


THE ROYAL SCHOOL OF CHURCH MUSIC CHORAL FESTIVAL will take place this year in Brentwood Cathedral on 21st October, and will celebrate the Centenary of Brentwood Diocese.     All singers are invited to take part.    The Festival will take form of a workshop starting at 10 a.m. to prepare the music which will be used in the Centenary Celebration Service at 4 p.m. in the afternoon.    The specially chosen music for the occasion is all contained in a book. (Cost £5).    For further details please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or  telephone 01277 233302 (answerphone).


MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE. Our Lady & St George will be running a  marriage preparation course led by  Vincenzo and Marina. The course will run over a two day period, the 26th - 27th October, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.  It will be held at Our Lady & St George's Hall. 


MUSIC AT THE CATHEDRAL CENTENARY CHORAL & ORCHESTRAL CONCERT on Saturday, 28th October, at 7.00 pm.  EVERYONE MOST WELCOME!   If you are free do come to the cathedral for a concert.  The programme will include Mass in G – Schubert; Sospori – Elgar;  Double Trumpet Concerto – Vivaldi; Gloria – Vivaldi; Serenade to Music – Vaughan Williams.  Soloists: Julia Wilson-James (soprano); Chloe Treharne (alto); Michael Bradley (tenor); Joshua Chapman (bass).  Sam Lewis & Darren Moore (Trumpets); Conducted by Andrew Wright.  Tickets: £12 all unreserved obtainable from Music Office, Cathedral House, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, CM15 8AT or at the door. (Please include S.A.E. if writing) or email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ;  Cheques made payable to Brentwood Cathedral Music.  We look forward to welcoming you to the Cathedral for this Diocesan Centenary Concert.


THE STAFF AND PUPILS OF THE URSULINE PREPARATORY SCHOOL ILFORD warmly invite prospective parents to their Open Morning to be held at 2-4 Coventry Road, IG1 4QR on Thursday 2nd November from 9.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon to see the school in action. No appointment is necessary. We are an independent Roman Catholic school and nursery for boys and girls aged 3 – 11. Please call 0208 518 4050 if further details are required.


ABBOTSWICK – MASS FOR THE HOLY SOULS. In particular remembrance of those whose ashes are interred at Abbotswick, Mass will be offered at 2.30pm on Sunday 19th November, in our “building works chapel” in the coach house at Abbotswick (Navestock Side, Brentwood, CM14 5SH). The Mass will be followed by tea and cakes. All are welcome, and if you would like to stroll the grounds before Mass, please feel welcome to arrive any time from 1.00pm. You can just turn up, but it will help to know if you are coming: please call Fr Dominic on 01277 373959 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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


RECOGNITION OF EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS AT ST PATRICK’S.  St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School has been recognised in the Schools for Success Awards for the exceptional progress its pupils make. This award recognised St Patrick’s achievements in 2015-2016 academic year. Our results improved even further last year, placing us in the top 5% of school in the country by both children’s progress and the levels of attainment by the end of KS2.  (Please see church noticeboard).


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.


LOURDES, SUMMER 2017 – TURN YOUR COMPUTER ON, AND ENJOY THE “VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGE.” Video clips of 2-10 minutes capture the flavour of the recent Diocesan pilgrimage, including all the homilies, and interviews with Bishop Alan and Fr Bob Hamill. You can find these via or search “Virtual Pilgrimage – Lourdes 2017” on YouTube.


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!


Stewards of the Gospel Brentwood Diocese

Parishioners are encouraged to listen to the interviews with Bishop Alan on BBC Essex with regards to the Renewal and Restructuring Process of the Diocese


Catechist Training Day – 4th November 2017.  All Confirmation and First Holy Communion Catechists are warmly invited to attend a Catechist Training Day on Saturday 4th November 2017 at Sacred Heart of Mary School in Upminster, running from 10:30am until approx 3:30pm. For more information and to confirm your place, please visit or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


BRAINTREE YOUTH PROJECT CHARITY NEEDS A YOUTH WORKER to work with young people and volunteers at our friendly youth centre, The Hut, in Braintree. Hours: 25 hours per week Salary: £18-20,000 per year, pro-rata, depending on experience (£12,506-£13,884 actual). Closing date for applications: 23rd October 2017. Interviews: 8th November 2017. For an application pack, including job description and person specification, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01376 323764.

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