Our Lady of Rosary and St Patricks

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22nd January 2017



HOMELESS SUNDAY, 22nd JANUARY.  Homelessness is a huge problem in our communities and continues to rise at an alarming rate.  Caritas Anchor House, a Catholic Homeless Charity in the Brentwood Diocese is requesting a second collection to be taken up at all Masses today.


THANK YOU! World Peace Sunday. The second collection last Sunday is £533.60.  God bless all of you for your generosity. 


PPC MEETING, TUESDAY 24th JANUARY.  The meeting of the Parish Council originally scheduled for Tuesday 17th January has been re-scheduled for one week later on Tuesday 24th January at 7pm.  All members are requested to note this change of date.


PRE-BAPTISM MEETING is on Friday 27th January at 7pm in the Presbytery.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MEETING IS FOR PARENTS ONLY.


NURSERY SIGNING.  Fr. Kevin will be offering Certificates of Catholic Practice on Thursday 2nd February from 3.30 – 6pm in the Presbytery. Practice is estimated on your weekend Mass attendance. When the Priest has evidence that the Parent’s statement is true he will present them with a “Certificate of Catholic Practice”. APPLICATION FORMS WILL ONLY BE GIVEN AFTER MASS THIS WEEKEND AND NOT FROM THE PARISH OFFICE. Completed forms must be RETURNED back before Sunday 29th January.  



We regret to announce the death of Mr. Peter Murphy RIP late of Chatham Road. Funeral takes place here on Wednesday 25th January at 10am.   May he rest in peace.


Saturday 11th February- Healing mass with anointing of the sick at 10am All welcome. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place for

1 hour after mass to pray for the Centenary of the Diocese of Brentwood.


FAITH IN ACTION.  We would like to start by thanking you for supporting our Live Simply lunch last November. Delicious soup was provided and £80 was donated to Christian Kitchen. The team has been working to implement actions that will help us all live simply, sustainably and in solidarity.  Last year we had a Walk to Mass Sunday, stopped purchasing disposables and switched to eco detergents and fair trade products, had a water butt installed to sustain the new vegetable patch.  On the evening of Friday February 10th CAFOD will send out 2 assessors to meet us. This will hopefully set our parish up for receiving our Live Simply award in March. Our next meeting is Monday January 30th on 7.30pm. Thanks again for your support. 


FRIDAY NIGHT SLEEP OVER FOR HOMELESS Our doors are now open once again to host the homeless, from Friday the 6th of January.   We will be looking for three volunteers, every Friday until the end of March, preferably including at least one male, to keep an eye on our guests.  A rota is now available in the porch. Please could you leave your name & telephone number, if you are able to volunteer.   If you haven't volunteered before and you seem interested, you can call Ann Shean on 07875658086 who will be happy to explain the set up to you.


HEALTH AND SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE & PARISH HALL MANAGER.  After an ongoing discussions, the parish is looking for a Health & Safety Representative and Parish Hall Manager on a part time basis, a few mornings a week. Interested parties may contact the parish office for further details.


St Patrick’s Primary School are looking for someone to assist in the school library while the children choose their books each week. We are looking for someone who is passionate about reading and can convey the love for books to our children. We need someone who can inspire and enthuse children to explore the world of books . If you can commit to give your time on Mon-Fr 12:00-1:00 and are willing to share your love for reading, than please contact the school office at 02085094321 and arrange a meeting with Catherine Culbert who will be able to tell you more about the role. We look forward to hearing from you.


Divine Mercy every Wednesday at 4pm in the church.





The Steward of the Gospel will attend all Masses over the weekend 28/29 January 2017 to collect your responses to the Steward of the Gospel Parish questionnaire and to answer any questions you may have. The dates and times of the open meetings will be published in next week’s bulletin.


Marcia Bryan – Steward of the Gospel


TOILETS  Please place all sanitary waste in the bin provided.



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.


Serenity Prayer.  God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; 
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;  taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;  trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will;  that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him forever in the next.  Amen.

Contact Details

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Telephone: 020 8520 3647

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61 Blackhorse Road

Parish office time hours

Marife and Marta 

(Parish Secretaries)

Monday – Saturday  9am – 1pm




020 8520 3647

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