Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary & St. Patrick
61 Blackhorse Road E17 7AS
Tel: 020 8520 3647
Fr. Kevin T. Conway SMA
Monday – Friday 09.30am / Saturday 10.00am / 7.00pm
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 21st JULY 2019
SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
PARISH DEFIBRILATOR FUNDRAISING. To this date, donation amounted to £2,159.14. Thank you all for your generosity. The parish is still accepting donation. If you wish to, please collect an envelope in the porch for your donation.
PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS SMA IRELAND who are holding their Provincial Assembly at this time. We pray for its success and for their renewed commitment to our Parish.
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.
BAPTISM.Application forms for infant Baptism are available in the porch. Please fill in and present to parish secretary during office hours. It is unwise to organise a reception until the date of the baptism has been approved by Fr. Kevin. It is a Diocesan requirement that you are registered in this parish for at least six months.
FOR YOUR DIARY: PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED IN JULY ON 27TH AND IN AUGUST ON 6TH, 7TH, 13TH & 14TH.
DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD
RESTRUCTURING AND RENEWAL OF OUR DIOCESE.
The current e-bulletin is available on the Diocese’s website htts:www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/departments/development/stewards-of-the-gospel/current-e-bulletin. Parishioners without access to the internet can obtain a hard copy from the Steward of the Gospel via the Parish Office.
Divine Renovation – Bringing your parish from maintenance to mission has been described as the most effective model of Evangelisation. The members of Pastoral PARISH Council is studying the work of Fr James Mallon in preparation to introduce this model in our Parish. All parishioners are welcome to join us on this journey by reading the book and or watching the videos of Fr James on Youtube.com.
DON’T MISS THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE MIRACLE that has been approved and is leading to the Canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman in this week’s Subscribe at: catholicherald.co.uk/subscribe/ or telephone 01371 853645
RED MISSIO BOX please drop all your boxes for emptying. Thank you all for your contribution. – Dolly Relopez
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.
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.
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!
NOVENA PRAYER OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP every Wednesday at 10am.
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. El Shaddai cordially invites you all to their 18th Years Anniversary Thanksgiving Celebration which will take place in the Parish Hall on 27th July from 9am to 4:30pm. Mass in the church will be at 12pm.
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.
4 BIBLICAL WAYS TO PRAY THIS SUMMER Along with the cookouts, campfires and family reunions, here are ways to celebrate the season spiritually.By Bob Hostetler Summer—a season of cookouts, baseball, beaches and vacations. There’s so much to like about it. Even more so if we make it a season of prayer. It’s more than possible…easy, even, with some of these prayer prompts: 1) When plants and flowers blossom One of my favourite early summer prayers is actually a listening prayer, as I imagine God inviting me into the delights of the season in the words of Song of Songs 2: See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land. The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance. Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one, come with me. (Song of Songs 2:11-13, NIV) 2) Holidays and vacations It can be hard to downshift from work to rest and relaxation, but holidays and vacations are an opportunity to pray, “Lord, remind me that your word says, ‘In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.’” (Isaiah 30:15, NIV) 3) Around the campfire Is anything as mesmerizing and calming as gazing into a fire? It can also move us to pray. Perhaps a prayer like the following can be recalled as you watch fuel being added to a fire: “God, remind me to consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labour or spin. Yet not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of them. If that is how You clothe the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will You clothe and care for me.” (Based on Luke 12:27-28, NIV) 4) Cookouts and reunions Among the blessings of summer are grilling out and gathering with friends and family. On such an occasion, this prayer, drawn from Psalm 65:11-13 (NIV), can turn our hearts to God: “You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance. The grasslands of the wilderness overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness. The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing.” Thank you, Lord, for your bounty and the abundance of this table, amen. Those are just four ideas to make summer a season of prayer. You may add others of your own, such as prayers while in the car on long trips, prayers as you watch a child or grandchild playing football, and more. And won’t it be great, at the end of summer, to look back not only on cookouts and vacations, but also on those rich moments of prayer?
Telephone: 020 8520 3647
61 Blackhorse Road
LONDON E17 7AS
Marife and Marta
Monday – Wednesday 9am – 1pm
Friday - Saturday 9am - 2pm
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
ON THURSDAYS AND SUNDAYS.
FOR APPOINTMENT RING
020 8520 3647 DURING OFFICE HOURS
Monday – Friday09.30am
Saturday: 10.00am / 7.00pm
Sunday: 09.00am / 11.30am /
1.00pm (Polish) / 6.00pm
Tuesday: 7.30pm – 8:30pm
Friday: after Morning Mass
Every Friday 8.00pm – 9.30pm
Led by a Polish prayer group.
Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am &
6:15 pm – 6:40 pm