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19th November 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




RENTWOOD CATHEDRAL INVITES YOU to a special Mission and an opportunity to renew your faith. Monday 20th - Friday 24th November at 7.30 p.m. in the Cathedral every weekday evening. For more information go to  Everybody welcome.


NATIONAL YOUTH SUNDAY. Next Sunday 26th November is the day particularly dedicated by the Church in England and Wales to pray for and encourage our young people. For everything going on in the Diocese look at where online applications for our Advent Retreat 2017 and Summer Lourdes 2018 are open. To help with the work the youth are doing within the diocese, a second collection will be taken up at all masses next weekend.


LIVE SIMPLY ACTION GROUP.  Next meeting is Monday 27th November at 7 pm in the Presbytery - any interested new joiners welcome!!


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL meeting will take place on Tuesday 28th November  at 7 pm in the Presbytery.  All members are expected to attend.


† WE REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THE DEATH OF GERRY MCCAFFERY RIP father of Linda from Folk Group who died recently. His Funeral arrangement will be announced later. May he rest in peace.


† PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS, THE HAPPY REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF LINA LACEY RIP who died this week. Her Funeral arrangement will be confirmed later. May she rest in peace.


RED MISSIO BOX.  Please return all your red boxes to the presbytery.  Thank you all for the continuing support for this good cause.  ~ Dolly.


STAND UP FOR FAITH AND FREEDOM on Wednesday 22 November 2017. This autumn we are asking you to stand in solidarity with persecuted Christians and all who suffer for their peacefully held beliefs. We will be holding a week of events from 19 – 26 November with #RedWednesday as the highlight on Wednesday 22 November.Our campaign calls for respect and tolerance for people of faith and between different faith traditions. Link to the Red Wednesday website with reference to lighting of buildings


ST PATRICK’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL will be hosting Reception/Nursery Open Days: Tuesday 21st November at 9:30am & Tuesday 12th December at 2:30pm. There is no need to book places.  Please come to the main School Office in Longfield Avenue.  The tour of the school will take around 20 minutes and we will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.


HOLY FAMILY SIXTH FORM.You are warmly invited to our Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday 23rd November on our Walthamstow House Site.


ADVENT RETREAT. Parish of Christ the King 455 Chingford Mount Road, Chingford E4 8SP Sunday 10th December from 1pm to 4pm. Starting with lunch (please bring a packed lunch), ending with Benediction.


HEALING MASS NEW TIME: Fr Eamonn’s Healing Mass is now starting at 2pm. We hope this allows visitors from all over the diocese to travel safely in daylight and still be able to stay for refreshments. Next Mass is on Friday 1st December at 2pm. St Mary Immaculate and The Holy Archangels, Church Street, Kelvedon. Bus stop 30 mts from the church and train station (Kelvedon) less than a mile away. Parking available on streets around the church. Refreshments available after Mass. For more information please contact Angie Hart on 07719-577923 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All welcome!  


ADVENT RETREAT,1st –3rd DECEMBER, WALSINGHAM HOUSE From 1st – 3rd December our Walsingham House team will be running an Advent Retreat for those in years 11-13. This will be our last retreat at Canvey Island so will be an extra special way to start the Advent season. We are also now taking applications online for this event, please visit the website for more details.


STAY AWAKE VOLUNTEERS. Waltham Forest Night Shelter for the homeless needs more volunteers who are willing to stay awake with some of the homeless residents taking shelter throughout the Borough until December. If you can spare a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday night please get in touch with them on:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or telephone Corina on: 07957 228 019.


GOODBYE WALSINGHAM HOUSE, CANVEY ISLAND AND THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES! SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER AT WALSINGHAM HOUSE.  On Saturday 9th December we will be saying goodbye to Walsingham House at Canvey Island, before we move to Abbotswick in January. There will be Adoration in the Chapel, an exhibition of Walsingham House over the years from Chingford and Canvey and refreshments available in the dining room. The house will be open from 12-4pm and all are warmly invited to attend.


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.


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

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!


PLEASE HELP.  Walsingham House at Abbotswick Funding Appeal: Target £430,000. Each year, over 5,000 young people from our schools and parishes enjoy a retreat with the Walsingham House Team. In January 2018 this work is moving to Abbotswick, a beautiful house near Brentwood, set in 14 acres of grounds. In school holidays, Abbotswick will also continue to be used by parish groups seeking a time of retreat, resting with the Lord. However, Abbotswick is in need of a significant refurbishment, and we seek your help.  Please support it as generously as you can; in the words of Bishop Alan “This project builds a prayerful and inspiring future for the young people of the Diocese.” Thank you.


JOB VACANCY ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL (V.A.) The governors seek to employ a primary trained and enthusiastic professional SENCo or/and EYP or/and HILTA with excellent classroom practice to join our friendly, well-resourced learning school environment.  Further details and application forms may be obtained from the School Office. Visits by prior arrangement are warmly welcomed and strongly recommended and may be made by telephoning Mrs Lockwood  in the school office on 020.8529.4723 Closing Date: Thursday 30.11.17 (Midday)  /  Interviews: SENCo  Thursday  7.12.17 (late afternoon/evening) ; EYP Friday  8.12.17 ; HILTA Closing Date:  Wednesday 6.12.17 (Midday) . More details on the notice board or website: Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


CONCERT FOR BOSCOExceptionally talented young adult musicians are offering an evening of classical music to raise money for the SVP St John Bosco children's camp. Saturday 3rd February 2018 - New Windmill Hall, Upminster. 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Wine and refreshments included. Advance tickets £8; on the door £11. Bookings by phone: 07957382592. Online bookings & concert programme details:


Stewards of the Gospel Brentwood Diocese

The Director of Development wishes to thank all those parishioners who contributed to the Response to the Draft Working Plan. The next Document for your consideration will be published at the end of November 2017.



LIVE SIMPLYWASTE LESS.  Pope Francis reminded us in his encyclical 'Laudata Si' that looking after our planet is everyone's responsibility. One of the ways in which we can do this is to use the Earth's resources more wisely and create less waste.  What are we doing in this parish?  At St Patrick's we have stopped buying disposables like cups and plates for Tea on the Lawn. We have invested in reusable items which should give us many years of service.  What can we do at home?  We can buy and use products and materials that are made to last.  We can make the decision not to choose things which are designed to be used only once, such as disposable cleaning wipes, razors, flimsy carrier bags, plastic bottles of water and throwaway cups, plates and serviettes for parties and barbecues. All these disposables mount up and create a huge amount of waste. By using and reusing things for longer we can all help to reduce waste and its harmful impact on our planet.

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