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16th December 2018

CHRISTMAS PROGRAMME 2018/2019                 

Monday 17th December  Parish Penitential Service 7.00 pm
Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve) Christmas Eve Mass 9.30 am
Children’s Christmas Service 6.00 pm
Polish Mass for Christmas 9.00 pm
Carol Service 11.30 pm
Mass for Christmas 12.00 Midnight
Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day) 
Christmas Day Mass 9.00 am
  Christmas Day Mass 11.30 am
Christmas Day Mass in Polish 1.00 pm
Wednesday 26th December  Feast of St Stephen 10.00 am
  Mass in Polish 1.00 pm
Thursday 27th December  Feast of St John 10.00 am
Friday 28th December  Feast of the Holy Innocents 9.30 am
Saturday 29th December  Feast of St Thomas of Canterbury 10.00 am
  Feast of the Holy Family 7.00 pm
Sunday 30th December
Feast of the Holy Family 9.00 am
  Feast of the Holy Family 11.30 am
Feast of the Holy Family in Polish 1.00 pm
Feast of the Holy Family 6.00 pm
Monday 31st December Mass 9.30 am
  Mass to Welcome the New Year 9.00 pm
Tuesday 1st January New Year's Day Mass 10.00 am
  New Year's Day Mass in Polish 1.00 pm


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

   Every Friday 8.00pm – 9:30pm (Polish)  

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





THE ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY, wishes to thank the Parishioners, for their kind donation of £1624.65.  This money will be used to help needy Parishioners in this parish. May God bless you all at Christmas, and for the coming New Year.




THE BETHLEHEM NATIVITY GROUP. A missionary from Bethlehem in The Holy Land will visit us on weekend 15th-16th December to sell religious articles made out of Olive Wood from the Holy Land to help and support the poor Christian families, any help you could give to them it will be highly appreciate.


RECEPTION SCHOOL SIGNING Application forms are available at Saturday Evening Mass and all Sunday Masses from the Priests and should be returned on or before Monday 7th January to the Presbytery. Fr. Kevin will be distributing Certificates of Catholic Practice on Thursday 10th January from 3.30pm-6pm in the Presbytery to parents of children who are presently in Nursery and want their child in Catholic Primary School from Sept 2019.  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 Fr. Kevin will only be offering certificates of catholic practice for reception applicants only.


CULTURAL CAROL EVENING. All parishioners are warmly invited to the St Patrick's Cultural Carol Evening at the church on Thursday 20th December from 7pm, followed by mince pies and mulled wine. Various cultural groups from our parish will be singing Christmas carols but there will also plenty of opportunity for everyone to join in with traditional Christmas favourites. Do come and share in this event.




The Vision Document: Shaping Our Future is available in the Diocese website under news section. Bishop Alan has recorded a video message to all parishioners can also be viewed on the Diocese’s website. The Vision Document: Shaping Our Future is designed as an online resource and it has links through to other websites and documents. Viewing the document on line enables it to be read in large print and can be access with read aloud functions. Hard copies of the Vision Document are available from the repository for those who cannot access the online version. 


WALK WITH ME A Journey of Prayer for Advent now available in the Repository for £1.


NIGHTSHELTER.  The Nightshelter Rota is now up. We need three volunteers for each Friday (starting 4th Jan) and we need at least one male volunteer. Please contact Ann Shean for further information: 07875658086.


FR. PIERLUIGI MACCALLI SMA.  Our SMA Provincial Leader, Fr Michael McCabe, is asking parishioners to pray the Angelus every day during Advent [2 -24 December] for the safe release of Father Maccalli [from Italy] who was kidnapped in Niger Republic on 17 September where he has been a missionary for over ten years. There is still no news of his whereabouts. If you don’t remember the Angelus a prayer card is available at the Altar. Thank you for your support.


THE SERVICE OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS will take place on Sunday 23rd December at 4.00 p.m. in Brentwood Cathedral. The main celebrant will be Bishop Alan Williams.  A service of profound readings, carols and beautiful choral music from the Cathedral choir. The perfect way to reflect on the radiant meaning of Christmas.  Mince pies and mulled wine will be served in the Cathedral Parish Hall after the service has finished.  All very welcome.


JOIN US AT WHIPPS X HOSPITAL AS  WE  SING CHRISTMAS CAROLS for  the patients on some  of  the wards:  Sunday, 23rd  December,  starting at 4  pm at Gillian Hansen Clinic near the main entrance. 


IF YOU ARE IN SCHOOL YEAR 10 OR ABOVE, come and join the Brentwood Catholic Youth Service on our hugely popular Summer Lourdes Pilgrimage. We travel alongside the diocese to assist the elderly and infirm on their annual pilgrimage, particularly those in wheelchairs. Alongside this we also run a retreat, daily Masses and excursions for the young people, as well as experiencing the Lourdes Torchlight Procession and Blessed Sacrament Procession. Applications will be open from the evening of Sunday 21st October and will remain open until 31st January 2019. These can be made at where you will also find more information about the trip. Likely travel dates will be 20th - 27th July 2019.


ARE YOU AWARE that the Rosary is said weekdays morning in the Church at 9.05am (just before the morning Mass)? Join us for this beautiful prayer.




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.


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.


NOVENA PRAYER OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP every Wednesday at 10am. Everyone is invited.


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.



THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT: JOY. This third week of Advent, let us remember that the good news of Jesus’ birth has the power to bring us great joy this Christmas. Our joy isn’t dependent on what is going on in our life, in our world, or the people that we are with. It doesn’t depend on the gifts we give or the gifts we find under the tree. No earthly thing can ever give us complete joy. Our joy comes from Jesus. That joy that flooded, the wise men, the hosts of heaven, and Mary and Joseph is the joy that still has the power to overwhelm our hearts with rejoicing.


ST. FRANCIS 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 not so much seek 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; it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

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