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19th May 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 19th MAY 2019



WE CONGRATULATE THE CHILDREN WHO MADE THEIR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION.  Please continue to pray for them- they are our future in faith. Well done to their parents and teachers, and especially to the coordinators who took an active part in the preparation of the programme.


THANK YOU! Last weekend collection for GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY amounted to £566.15.  Thank you all for your generosity.


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.


TABLE TOP SALE after the Mass this weekend and next weekend to raise funds for Bethlehem and our parish church defibrillator.


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


FOR YOUR DIARY Sunday 9th June there will be no 6pm Mass due to Confirmation Mass at 3pm on that day.





                 The April e-bulletin is available on the Diocese’s website     

          For those parishioners without access to the internet you can obtain a hard copy from the Steward of the Gospel via the Parish Office.

“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.


STRESS IN YOUR MARRIAGE? Retrouvaille is a program for married couples that feel bored, disillusioned, frustrated, or angry in their marriage. Some experience coldness. Others experience conflict in their relationship. Most don’t know how to change the situation or even communicate with their spouse about it. This programme has helped 6,000 couples who were experiencing difficulties in their marriage in the past year. There is no group therapy or group work. For confidential information about ‘Retrouvaille’ or to register for the programme commencing with a residential weekend on 7th – 9th June 2019. Call or text 0788 7296983 or 0797 3380443 - or Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      or visit


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. 


Eleventh Gidea Park Study Day.  Drawing Nearer to the Presence of God with the Apocalypse This study day will focus on the rich verbal imagery of the Apocalypse. A number of shifting and blended images are used to visualise God, the risen Lord, the Spirit, and believers. We will consider a selection of passages together, sensitive to how they seek to draw us ever more closely into the presence of God. Dr Sean Michael Ryan Dr Sean Ryan is a Roman Catholic lecturer in Biblical Studies at the University of Roehampton, and formerly Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Heythrop College. Saturday 1st June 2019 11.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. Christ the Eternal High Priest Church 410 Brentwood Road Gidea Park RM2 6DH All are welcome. Admission is free but booking essential by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Coffee will be available from 10.30 a.m. Please bring your own lunch. Local eateries available. Easy access by road from the M25 and Gallows Corner. Ample free parking available at the church. Three minutes’ walk from Gidea Park station. Please check the Greater Anglia website for possible service alterations.


JOB VACANCY.  Education Buildings Development Officer. Full time post - 35 Hrs a week - 52 weeks a year. Annual Leave 5 weeks rising to 6 weeks in recognition of long service plus Bank Holidays. Pay range: £45,000 - £53,000. We have a vacancy in the Education Department for a Buildings Development Officer. For further details will be available shortly on the Diocesan Website or can be requested by calling 01277 265284. Applicants are asked to provide a CV and a covering letter, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday 31st May 2019, interviews and tasks to take place on or around Thursday 6th June 2019.


CAFOD-'Our Common Home' Brentwood Diocesan Creation Celebration Mass.
With environmental issues very much in the news, you are warmly invited to attend the launch of CAFOD's new campaign-'Our Common Home' at a Creation Celebration Mass, on Saturday 25th May, at 6pm, in the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Billericay (21 Laindon Road, Billericay, Essex CM12 9LL). The theme of the Mass will be giving thanks for the gift of creation, and we will be offering prayers for our common home.  We are delighted that Bishop Emeritus Thomas McMahon will be celebrating the Mass. We hope that you will also join us for refreshments at a short social event after Mass, where you will have the opportunity to find out more about the aims of the ‘Our Common Home’ campaign, and how you can get involved. For more information, please contact Angela Sparke at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


THE URSULINE ACADEMY ILFORD.  We are recruiting for the following roles:  Teacher of Religious Education and Subject Leader – Music For further information please visit: Beverley Barnes HR & Cover Officer The Ursuline Academy Ilford Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Web:

Phone: (020) 8554 1995


RED BOXES. Please bring your boxes to the Presbytery for emptying.  Thank you to parishioners for your continuous support.   - Dolly.


FAITH EVENING ON THE LITURGICAL YEAR.  On Wednesday 12th June at 7 pm at the Catholic Church of Christ the Eternal High Priest, Gidea Park, RM2 6DH Fr David Manson will lead an evening on the Liturgical Year, exploring the main seasons of the Church’s year and explaining how the feasts of the Church are celebrated. Admission is free but please book your place by email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Refreshments will be provided.


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.

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