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20th November 2016




National Youth Sunday. Today we have a second collection at all Masses; the Feast of Christ the King  is the day when the Church across England and Wales particularly celebrates young people. Pope Francis has said to young people: “God has given you great gifts. Dare to dream of great things.” The Brentwood Catholic Youth Service and Walsingham House are a key part of our support for young people within the Diocese.


The Catholic Bishop’s Conference - Prison Ministry last week’s collection was £557.36.  May God bless you for your generosity.



The Faith in Actiongroup are organising a Live Simply Lunch next Sunday November 27th after 11.30 Mass. We will be providing tasty soup and bread and would love as many parishioners as possible to join us for a bite to eat and a chat about what the Faith in Action group have been up to. We would also like to get your thoughts on what more we can all do to help protect the environment and prevent the destruction of the beautiful earth we inhabit and the creatures that live upon it.


Sunday 20th November at Christ the King Parish Chingford there will be a short retreat from 1pm, (starting with a shared lunch) to mark the closure of the Year of Mercy, open to everyone. 


† We regret to announce the death of Raphael Robert Pitchen of Morland Road. His funeral Mass will be held here an Thursday 24th November at 12nn.


† We regret to announce the death of Martin Henry of  Lynmouth Road.  His funeral Mass will be held here on Friday 25th November at 10am.                    May they rest in peace.


November Dead List- November is the month when we remember our dearly departed. We remember them and pray for them out of gratitude for all they did and were for us.  We remember all those who, down the years by their faith, their Christian witness, their heroic deeds of self-sacrifice have inspired countless others to give more of themselves in service to God and humanity.  Envelopes are available for the names of our deceased loved ones.  There are Masses booked for the month of November: See Mass Intentions.

20th November 11:30am  &  27th November 09:00am


St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School. There are vacancies in the school for Year 1 – 2 spaces,  Year 3 – 4 spaces, Year 5 – 3 spaces.  For further information please ring the school office on 020 8509 4321.


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.


Masz klopoty z powodu czyjegos picia? Zapraszamy do naszej grupy wsparcia AL-ANON w kazda srode o 19.30  w prezbiterium.


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.


Are you aware that the Rosary is said each morning in the church at 9.10am (just before the morning Mass)?


                                 PARISH OFFICE TIME HOURS 9am-1pm

Marifé: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

                                 Marta: Friday  /  Magdalena: Saturday








PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI : 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 seek not so much 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; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.


A MOTHER’S LOVE by Temple Bailey Good Housekeeping Publish in 1933. "Is this the long way?" asked the young mother as she set her foot on the path of life. And the Guide said:  "Yes, and the way is hard, and you will be old before you reach the end of it. But the end will be better than the beginning."  The young mother was happy, and she would not believe that anything could be better than these years. So she played with her children, she fed them and bathed them, taught them how to tie their shoes and ride a bike, and reminded them to feed the dog and do their homework and brush their teeth. The sun shone on them and the young mother cried, "Nothing will ever be lovelier than this."  Then the nights came, and the storms, and the path was sometimes dark, and the children shook with fear and cold, and the mother drew them close and covered them with her arms. The children said, "Mother, we are not afraid, for you are near, and no harm can come."  And the morning came, and there was a hill ahead, and the children climbed and grew weary, and the mother was weary. But at all times she said to the children, "A little patience and we are there."  So the children climbed and as they climbed they learned to weather the storms. And with this, she gave them strength to face the world. Year after year she showed them compassion, understanding, hope, but most of all unconditional love. And when they reached the top they said, "Mother, we could not have done it without you."  The days went on, and the weeks and the months and the years. The mother grew old and she became little and bent. But her children were tall and strong, and walked with courage. And the mother, when she lay down at night, looked up at the stars and said:  "This is a better day than the last, for my children have learned so much and are now passing these traits on to their children."  And when the way became rough for her, they lifted her, and gave her strength, just as she had given them hers. One day they came to a hill, and beyond the hill they could see a shining road and golden gates flung wide. And Mother said, "I have reached the end of my journey. And now I know the end is better than the beginning, for my children can walk with dignity and pride, with their heads held high, and so can their children after them." And the children said, "You will always walk with us, Mother, even when you have gone through the gates."  And they stood and watched her as she went on alone, and the gates closed after her. And they said, "We cannot see her, but she is with us still." A mother is more than a memory. She is a living presence. Your Mother is always with you. She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street, she's the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick and perfume that she wore, she's the cool hand on your brow when you're not feeling well, she's your breath in the air on a cold winters day. She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the colours of a rainbow, she is your birthday morning. Your Mother lives inside your laughter. And she's crystallized in every tear drop.  A mother shows through in every emotion - happiness, sadness, fear, jealousy, love, hate, anger, helplessness, excitement, joy, sorrow - and all the while hoping and praying you will only know the good feelings in life.  She's the place you came from, your first home, and she's the map you follow with every step you take. She's your first love, your first friend, even your first enemy, but nothing on earth can separate you.  Not time, not space - not even death! ~ For Perera Family, May God continue to be your source of strength knowing that your Papa & Mama are never really gone for they live on in your hearts and with your loving memories.

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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