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16th June 2019

             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 & 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 16th June 2019



DAY FOR LIFE SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND 16th JUNE IN ALL MASSES. Day for Life is the day in the Church’s year dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition. The Church teaches that life is to be nurtured from conception to natural death.


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 26 CANDIDATES WHO HAVE made their confirmation last Sunday. Well done to those who took an active part in the preparation programme. Please continue to pray for them - they are our future in faith.


A REMINDER THAT THERE WILL BE A PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING on Tuesday 18th June at 7pm in the presbytery. All council members are asked to attend.


PRE- BAPTISM MEETING on Friday 21st June at 7.30pm at the Presbytery. Please note that this meeting is for adults only.



SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE WITH THE HELP of Court Yard : meeting 17th June at Our Lady & St George’s parish hall at 7.30 pm.


† PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HAPPY REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF CHARLES HALL RIP WHO DIED RECENTLY. Charles’ funeral Mass will take place here on Wednesday 19th June at 10 am.  This will be the only Mass on this day.  May he rest in peace.


† WE REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THE DEATH OF SYLVIA GURMAN RIP. Sylvia’s funeral service will be held at the Enfield Crematorium on Friday 28th June at 3pm. May she rest in peace.




The current e-bulletin is available on the Diocese’s website  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 Two workshops are being made available to the members of the Parish Pastoral Council which will help them with this preparation. 1).A workshop is being held on Saturday 22 June 2019 09.00am – 04.30pm at The Parish of Our Lady of Walsingham, Royal Docks, East London, St Anne’s church. 2.) On Tuesday 18 June 2019 there will be a ONE DAY EVENT at which Sherry Wedddell will explore How Catholics can fulfil their Mission to bring all to Christ – Building a parish of fruitful Disciples. This event, will take place at Westminster Cathedral Hall from 1.00pm – 09.00pm. Copies of the books by both authors are available for SHORT loan from the Steward of the Gospel.


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION REUNION MASS.  Dear parents / carers of the First Holy Communion 2019 children. There will be a reunion Mass in our church on Sunday 23rd June, 9am. Can you please bring your child/children in their communion attire including rosettes and pins. The children will all sit together in the front benches. Refreshments will be provided on the lawn after the Mass and you will also be able to collect your photos if you used the official photographer.  Thank you for your co-operation  ~ FHC2019 coordinators.



INTERFAITH PILGRIMAGE WALK, organised by Forest Women’s Interfaith  Network (WIN) is on 23rd June. We will start:  9 am at the Ahmadiyya Community (67 Erskine Rd.) and finish at the Gurdwara in Francis Rd., Leyton. The theme: Comm-unity. Come for the whole day or join us at one of the stops. All welcome. (See poster at back of the church.)


MASS OF THANKSGIVING FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE: Each year Bishop Alan celebrates this Mass particularly for those who are newly married or celebrating special anniversaries. This year the Mass is on Saturday 6th July at 3pm in Brentwood Cathedral, with a reception afterwards. If you would like an invitation please speak to your parish priest. On the same day there is a conference in the Cathedral Hall for all those involved in supporting and promoting the vocation to marriage - see the diocesan website or speak to your parish priest for more information. 


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.



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.


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!




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.


A FATHER'S LOVE.  This true story illustrates a father's love for his child. But even greater is God's love for each of us..  ON DECEMBER 7, 1988, AN EARTHQUAKE DEVASTATED THE NORTHWESTERN SECTION OF ARMENIA, KILLING AN ESTIMATED 25,000 PEOPLE.  In one small town, just after the earthquake, a father rushed to his son's school only to find that the school had been flattened. There was no sign of life.  But he had no thought of turning back. He had often told his son, "No matter what, I'll always be there for you when you need me!"  Though his prospects appeared hopeless, the father began feverishly removing rubble from where he believed his son's classroom had been. Other forlorn parents only wailed hopelessly…"My son!" or "My daughter!" Some told the father to go home, that there was no chance that any of the children could be alive. Yet, he replied: "I made my son a promise that I'd be there for him anytime he needed me. I must continue to dig."  Courageously, he worked alone; no one volunteered to help him. He simply had to know for himself: "Is my boy alive or is he dead?" Finding strength and endurance beyond himself, the faithful, loving father continued to dig...for 8 hours...12...24...36 hours. Then in the 38th hour, as he heaved away a heavy piece of rubble, he heard voices. "Armand!" he screamed.  A child's voice responded: "Dad! It's me...Armand!" Then, "I told the other kids not to worry. I told them that if you were alive, you'd save me, and when you saved me, they'd be saved. You promised you would always be there for me! You did it, Dad!"  Moments later, the dad was helping his son Armand and 13 more frightened, hungry, and thirsty boys and girls climb out of the debris. Free at last! When the building collapsed, these children had been spared in a tent-like pocket. When the townspeople praised Armand's dad, his explanation was, "I promised my son, 'No matter what, I'll be there for you!'" THE GREATEST RESCUE Do you realize that God, the Heavenly Father, is in the rescue business? He has made the greatest effort possible to rescue us from a terrible plight. But unless we have a personal relationship with God through his Son, Jesus Christ, we have no hope of experiencing the benefit of his rescue— spending eternity with him in heaven! According to the Bible, our sin separates us from God: "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23), and “the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23). This means separation from God forever. But the Bible tells us that God “so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16). He offers you the free gift of "eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23). You cannot be saved through your own effort: "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works" (Ephesians 2:8-9). God has already reached out in love to rescue you. Much like the father who rescued his son after the earthquake, God went to the limit to make a way out of the lost situation we all were in—“while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). God’s sinless Son died on the cross and took the punishment our sins deserved! “Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God” (1 Peter 3:18).To be saved from the condemnation our sin has placed us all in, you must agree with God that you have sinned and that your only hope for rescue is through Jesus Christ’s death…in your place! The Bible says “there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). Now, because of a Father’s love you can experience the ultimate salvation from an otherwise hopeless situation. Receiving Jesus by faith as your substitute places you into a loving, forgiven relationship with God as your Father, and with eternal life as your welcome gift into his family!

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