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17th March 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

Every Friday 8.00pm – 9:30pm (Polish)

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


SUNDAY 17th MARCH 2019



CAFOD LENT FAST DAY SECOND COLLECTION FAMILY FAST DAY today at all Masses.  CAFOD is a Catholic charity that helps the poorest, most hard-to-reach people around the world. People who are facing drought, conflict, disease, injustice.  For more information please visit



PLEASE NOTE: STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT every Thursday after the morning Mass and Friday at 7.00pm.                   


GIFT AID 2019-20. Boxes for the new financial year are available to collect at all Masses. Envelope numbers 1-400 are available in the church. Numbers 401 and above will be available next week.


MARRIAGE IN CHURCH.  Couples thinking of getting married later this year are asked to register in good time.  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.


WATER ONLY CHALLENGE for Lent.  How are you doing?  Our small self-denial will help provide the treasure of clean water in a dry land.


                                 DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD



The e-bulletin for February is available on the Diocese’s website Included are many hyperlinks to other documents and images. For those parishioners without access to the internet you can obtain a hard copy from the Steward of the Gospel via the Parish Office.


LENT RETREAT 2019, ‘Walking Together with Jesus’, is offered by the Jesuit’s Mission Team via Pathways to God. Register on line to receive free daily prayers and meditations that can fit around your own schedule.

Bcys Events and Opportunities 1. Quiet Residential weekends for adults –August 2019. 2. Holiday Opportunity for families 3. Lent retreat for Young people 4. Charity football 5. Sponsored Sleepout. 6. “Be still in the presence of the Lord” – for adults, a long week end of peace , stillness and prayer and reflection in the beautiful setting of Walsingham at Abbotswich.

Lent retreat for young people; if you are school year 10-13 and would like some peace and space to prepare for Holy Week, along with the joy of being on retreat with our magnificent Walsingham House at Abbotswick Team, then join us for the Lenten retreat 8pm Tuesday 9th – 3pm Thursday 11th April. £35 includes accommodation and meals. Details & booking at

Charity football match; if you are 16-27 and want to be part of a Lourdes fundraiser, the charity football match details are at 13th July, Dagenham. Last year the youth beat the leaders 6-2; can the leaders regain their pride in 2019?! Spectators are very welcome.

Sponsored sleepout; can you give one night of your life to change nights for others next winter? Since November hundreds of people in Essex and East London have found warmth, food and shelter in church halls and other projects supported by our church. Could you get sponsors (anything from £10 to £1000 – every penny helps) and sleep outside for one night to help support this work next winter? Sleepout Fri 12th- Sat 13th April, in the grounds of Walsingham House at Abbotswick. Full details at

“Be still in the presence of the Lord” – for adults, a long weekend of peace, stillness, prayer and reflection in the beautiful setting of Walsingham House at Abbotswick. From Friday to Monday 9th – 12th or 23rd – 26th August. A simple programme of morning and evening prayer, Mass, Adoration and Reconciliation; all optional, use your time as you wish. Maximum of 18 people. All rooms en-suite. £200 single room, £250 twin room, for three nights’ accommodation and all meals. Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 01277 373959 and ask for Joe.


OUR LADY OF FATIMA.  A day of thanksgiving and blessings for the visit of the National Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima with Relics of Saints Jancinta & Francisco. Ave Maria! A very special event official National Pilgrim Fatima Statue visit in Chelmsford on Saturday 23rd March 2019, Our Lady Immaculate 178 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0AR Contact: OUR LADY IMMACULATE Parish Office 01245 352898.  Moreen Healy 01245 472773. 



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.


CATHOLIC NEWSPAPERS FOR SALE: A range of Catholic newspapers are on sale at the back of church: The Catholic Herald, The Universe, Ireland's Own, The Irish Post, The Catholic Times and The Sacred Heart Messenger.  They are a great way to get up to date with Catholic news and benefit the local community at the same time - any profits go towards the parish's St Vincent de Paul conference, a group of parishioners who support and visit local people in need.  The price of each paper is shown on the front page.  Please be sure to put your payment in the box which is clearly labelled next to the papers.  We will be closely monitoring sales over the next few months to guage demand for these titles.


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.




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.


POPE’S LENTEN MESSAGE.  Dear Brothers and Sisters, Each year, through Mother Church, God “gives us this joyful season when we prepare to celebrate the paschal mystery with mind and heart renewed… as we recall the great events that gave us new life in Christ” (Preface of Lent I). We can thus journey from Easter to Easter towards the fulfilment of the salvation we have already received as a result of Christ’s paschal mystery – “for in hope we were saved” (Rom 8:24). This mystery of salvation, already at work in us during our earthly lives, is a dynamic process that also embraces history and all of creation. As Saint Paul says, “the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God” (Rom 8:19).  The “lenten” period of forty days spent by the Son of God in the desert of creation had the goal of making it once more that garden of communion with God that it was before original sin (cf. Mk 1:12-13; Is 51:3). May our Lent this year be a journey along that same path, bringing the hope of Christ also to creation, so that it may be “set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the glorious liberty of the children of God” (Rom 8:21). Let us not allow this season of grace to pass in vain! Let us ask God to help us set out on a path of true conversion. Let us leave behind our selfishness and self-absorption, and turn to Jesus’ Pasch. Let us stand beside our brothers and sisters in need, sharing our spiritual and material goods with them. In this way, by concretely welcoming Christ’s victory over sin and death into our lives, we will also radiate its transforming power to all of creation.

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