|Monday 17th December||Parish Penitential Service||7.00 pm|
|Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve)||Christmas Eve Mass||9.30 am|
||Children’s Christmas Service||6.00 pm|
|Polish Mass for Christmas||9.00 pm|
|Carol Service||11.30 pm|
|Mass for Christmas||12.00 Midnight|
|Christmas Day Mass||9.00 am|
|Christmas Day Mass||11.30 am|
|Christmas Day Mass in Polish||1.00 pm|
|Wednesday 26th December||Feast of St Stephen||10.00 am|
|Mass in Polish||1.00 pm|
|Thursday 27th December||Feast of St John||10.00 am|
|Friday 28th December||Feast of the Holy Innocents||9.30 am|
|Saturday 29th December||Feast of St Thomas of Canterbury||10.00 am|
|Feast of the Holy Family||7.00 pm|
|Feast of the Holy Family||9.00 am|
|Feast of the Holy Family||11.30 am|
|Feast of the Holy Family in Polish||1.00 pm|
|Feast of the Holy Family||6.00 pm|
|Monday 31st December||Mass||9.30 am|
|Mass to Welcome the New Year||9.00 pm|
|Tuesday 1st January||New Year's Day Mass||10.00 am|
|New Year's Day Mass in Polish||1.00 pm|
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
Sunday 09.00am / 11.30am / 1.00pm (Polish) / 6.00pm
Tuesday 7.30pm – 8:30pm & 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
SUNDAY 23rd DECEMBER 2018
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT- LOVE
May the lovely spirit of Christmas bring you lots of peace, joy and happiness. May it live with you all through the Christmas season.
I am wishing you a wonderful Christmas and blessed new year.
With love and prayer, Fr Kevin.
Hold this time close to your heart and feel the warmth of God’s love this Holy Season. Marifé and Marta
PLEASE NOTE: Tuesday 25th, & Wednesday 26th December
OFFICE IS CLOSED
RECEPTION SCHOOL SIGNING Application forms are available at Saturday Evening Mass and all Sunday Masses from the Priests and should be returned on or before Monday 7th January to the Presbytery. Fr. Kevin will be distributing Certificates of Catholic Practice on Thursday 10th January from 3.30pm-6pm in the Presbytery to parents of children who are presently in Nursery and want their child in Catholic Primary School from Sept 2019. 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 Fr. Kevin will only be offering certificates of catholic practice for reception applicants only.
PLEASE NOTE: CRIB DONATIONS GO TO THE BRENTWOOD CATHOLIC CHILDREN’S SOCIETY.
DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD
RESTRUCTURING AND RENEWAL OF OUR DIOCESE.
“VISION DOCUMENT: SHAPING OUR FUTURE”
The Vision Document: Shaping Our Future is available in the Diocese website www.dioceseofbrentwood.net under news section. Bishop Alan has recorded a video message to all parishioners can also be viewed on the Diocese’s website. The Vision Document: Shaping Our Future is designed as an online resource and it has links through to other websites and documents. Viewing the document on line enables it to be read in large print and can be access with read aloud functions. Hard copies of the Vision Document are available from the repository for those who cannot access the online version.
JOIN US AT WHIPPS X HOSPITAL as we go round some of the wards singing Christmas Carols on 23rd Dec. from 4 – 6 pm. We will meet at the chapel/prayer space by Junction 5, “the big cat” stairway 3:50pm.
WALK WITH ME. A Journey of Prayer for Advent now available in the Repository for £1.
THE BETHLEHEM NATIVITY GROUP, who visited our Parish last weekend to sell Olive Wood religious carvings from Holy Land, would love to express their huge thanks for everyone who supported their good cause. The result of which was very beneficial and rewarding for our need Christian families (which raised £2186.42). They don’t have enough words to thank you with, but make sure that you are always in their prayers. Please visit their website www.tbng.co.uk
NIGHTSHELTER. The Nightshelter Rota is now up. We need three volunteers for each Friday (starting 4th Jan) and we need at least one male volunteer. Please contact Ann Shean for further information: 07875658086.
FR. PIERLUIGI MACCALLI SMA. Our SMA Provincial Leader, Fr Michael McCabe, is asking parishioners to pray the Angelus every day during Advent [2 -24 December] for the safe release of Father Maccalli [from Italy] who was kidnapped in Niger Republic on 17 September where he has been a missionary for over ten years. There is still no news of his whereabouts. If you don’t remember the Angelus a prayer card is available at the Altar. Thank you for your support.
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.
WHEN ENTERING THE CHURCH PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR MOBILE PHONE. CHEWING GUM AND EATING SWEETS, BISCUITS ETC IN CHURCH? IT’S A NO NO. PLEASE!
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.
NOVENA PRAYER OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP every Wednesday at 10am. Everyone is invited.
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.
FOURTH WEEK OF ADVENT: LOVE. Now we light the fourth candle of Advent. This is the candle of LOVE. Jesus demonstrated self-giving love in his ministry as the Good Shepherd. Advent is a time for kindness, thinking of others, and sharing with others. It is a time to love as God loved us by giving us his most precious gift. As God is love, let us be love also. In the Book of Deuteronomy we find these words: “For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who is not partial and takes no bribe, who executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and who loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. — Deuteronomy 10:17-19a
RELIGIOUS SIGNIFICANCE OF THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS. The feast of Epiphany begins on Christmas day and ends twelve nights later. Twelfth Night has long been thought to be the day the Magi of Three Wise Men arrived from the East with their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to attend the infant Jesus. The new and old testaments of the Holy Bible are represented by the 2 turtle doves. The theological virtues of faith, hope and charity by the 3 French hens and the 4 gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John represented by 4 calling birds. The five golden rings represent the Pentateuch which are the first 5 books of the old testament of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. The biblical story of the six days creation are represented by the 6 geese a laying and the seven swans a swimming are the seven sacraments, the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The 8 beatitudes are represented by the 8 maids a milking and the nine fruits of the holy Spirit are the 9 ladies dancing. The most obvious aspect for many will be the ten commandments and the 10 Lords a leaping, with eleven faithful apostles of Jesus Christ as the 11 pipers who pipe out their call to the faithful. Finally, the Apostle's Creed has 12 points of principle which are drummed by the 12 drummers.
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