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23rd September 2018

                 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 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





THANK YOU!  Second collection last weekend for HOME MISSION amounted to £372.78.  May God bless you with your generosity.


ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE ORGANISED BY CHRIST THE KING SBP. Sunday 23rd September 3pm. All Saints Church Chingford Mount (opposite cemetery). All welcome.


ENTRY TO CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS.  Fr. Kevin will be offering Certificates of Catholic Practice on Thursday 18th October from 3.30pm-6pm in the Presbytery to parents of children who are presently in Year 6 and want their child in Catholic Secondary school from Sept 2019.  Application forms are available at Saturday evening and Sunday Masses from Fr Kevin and should be returned by Monday 15th October to the Presbytery.When the Priest has evidence that the parent’s statement is true, he will present them with a “Certificate of Catholic Practice”.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SIGNING IS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS ONLY AND APPLICATION FORMS IS NOT AVAILABLE IN THE PARISH OFFICE.  Application for Reception and Nursery - dates will be announced after.


PARISH MEMBERSHIP. With the summer now behind us and schools reopened here in the parish we too are beginning a new term with a number of sacramental programmes getting under way.   We are aware that some people have left the parish and the area 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.

 TEA ON THE LAWN. Due to the lack of volunteers for month of September there will be no more tea on the lawn this year. The event will be back again next year. We offer a special thanks to the volunteers who took part in this year tea on the lawn for their commitment and hard work.


HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC SCHOOL.  Holy Family Catholic School & Sixth Form Open Evening Thursday 27th September 2018, 6pm, 1 Shernhall Street, Walthamstow, E17 3EA There will also be the opportunity to visit during our open mornings on Friday 5h and 12th and 19th October which can be arranged via contacting the school directly.


LA SAINTE UNION CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL Highgate Road, London NW5 1R, Open evening on Thursday 27th September 2018 at 4pm to 7pm. Mrs Fegan, Headteacher, will address parents in the Hallion Hall at 4pm, 5pm and 6pm.  There will also be open mornings on Thursday 4th October at 10am – 12noon and on Wednesday 10th October at 2pm -3.30pm


IN SEPTEMBER, the Cathedral is running an eight-week introduction to the Catholic Faith for 18-35-year-old.  This short course is an attempt to answer need and to allow people to explore Catholicism.  For further information, please see church noticeboard


REIMAGINING BRITAIN - A DAY ORGANISED BY JPIC (JUSTICE & PEACE & INTEGRITY OF CREATION LINKS) facilitated by Paul Hackwood, Director of the Church Urban Fund. All are welcome.  Using his extensive practical experience of approaching social justice issues from a faith perspective and his work to bring people of different faiths together Paul will first be exploring: ‘Freedom, equality and Justice our Christian heritage. It’s on 6th October10.00 for 10.30 start -  finishing with Mass at 4.00, 20 Phoenix Road, Euston, London NW1 1TA. Bring lunch to share. Voluntary contribution £10 payable at the door.


GOVERNANCE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER 17.5 Hours a week. 40 weeks a year Pay range: £14,249 - £16,102. A job description and further details are available on the Diocese of Brentwood Website in the Education section under Vacancies or can be requested by calling Sophie Russell on 01277 265284. If you are interested  joining in please send a CV and a covering letter, highlighting why this post is of interest to you and how your skills and experience match the job description and person specification, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 9am on Thursday 4th October.


IF YOU ARE FEELING STRESSED, ANXIOUS, EMOTIONALLY/PSYCHOLOGICALLY BROKEN or generally struggling with life, you are warmly invited to attend our healing service from 6-8pm Saturday 29th September for emotional, psychological and spiritual healing. Everyone is welcome, nobody is perfect, anything is possible! For further information and future dates, visit our website You can find us at English Martyrs Church Hall 240 Alma Avenue Hornchurch RM12 6BJ.


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 weekdays morning in the Church at 9.05am (just before the morning Mass)? Join us for this beautiful prayer.


RED MISSIO BOX please drop all your boxes for emptying.  Thank you all for your contributions.  – Dolly Relopez 


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


NOVENA PRAYER OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP every Wednesday at 10am. Everyone is invited.


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.



Things that those who don’t pray regularly—or don’t pray at all—don’t know. I truly believe that.  You may not think of prayer as a way to fulfil the ancient Greek saying often attributed to Socrates, “know thyself,” but there are at least three ways that regular prayer will foster a greater and deeper knowledge of many things, including yourself. Here are just three:  1) Regular prayer will teach you what you believe about God. When you approach God, do you do so as if He is stingy or vengeful? Do you beg? Do you cajole? Or do you praise and offer thanks? When you say, “Our Father,” is it mere repetition, or do your prayers reflect a belief in God’s closeness and care? The more you pray, the more likely you are to understand (and grow in your understanding) of God and His ways, of His fatherly love and concern for you and for everything that concerns you.  2)  Regular prayer will teach you what you believe about yourself.  Do I present my needs to God as a much-loved child? Do I “present [myself] to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed” (2 Timothy 2:15, NIV)? Do I relate to Him out of guilt or shame? Or affectionately and gratefully, like the woman who tenderly bathed the feet of Jesus with tears and expensive perfume (see Luke 17:36-48)? More and more, as you pray regularly, you will gain insight into the things you believe about yourself—how God sees you, and how you see yourself.  3)  Regular prayer will teach you what you believe is important. My praying has changed drastically over the years, and much of it has been the fruit of regular (even constant, at times) prayer. In the past, my praying focused almost exclusively on urgent and immediate needs; there was a smattering of praise, a little thanks, and some waiting and listening. But mostly, I rushed into God’s presence and dumped my seemingly big needs on Him, and often ran out as breathlessly as I had come in. I still do that sometimes, but I’ve learned over time to wait on God, listen to Him, to think (and pray) His thoughts after Him.  Regular prayer has taught me that God’s wisdom is greater and His will more important than mine. Regular prayer taught me that I was treating my needs and urgencies as the most important thing I could take to God in prayer. I came to see that my need for control and my preferred outcomes were more important to me than God’s timing and His glory. I am still learning new things about myself—daily, in fact—but I may never have begun the learning process if I had not sought God regularly in prayer. The more I pray, the more I know. And the more I know, the more I pray. Maybe regular prayer will do some of the same things for you too. 

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