Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary & St. Patrick
61 Blackhorse Road E17 7AS
Tel: 020 8520 3647
Fr. Kevin T. Conway SMA Fr. Angelo Lafferty 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 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
SUNDAY 24th DECEMBER 2017 CHRISTMAS EVE
MONDAY 25th DECEMBER CHRISTMAS DAY
As we celebrate the beautiful Feast of Christmas we would like to thank all parishioners for the kindness, support and generosity shown to us in so many ways over the year. It is truly appreciated. We wish to express a particular word of thanks to all who are involved in any parish committee or ministry. Your giving of your time ensures that our parish is a vibrant one where the message of Jesus Christ is witnessed to in a whole variety of ways. Your input makes such a huge difference in our parish.
As we celebrate Christmas we welcome Emmanuel a name which means God is with us. May God be with us all as we go forward. May he fill our hearts with peace and hope. May you all experience his presence during this Christmas time and throughout 2018. Have a blessed Christmas.
Fr. Kevin Fr. Angelo
May the timeless message of Christmas fill your heart and home with peace and joy now and throughout the coming year.
≈Marifé and Marta ≈
PLEASE NOTE: Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th December
and Monday 1st January OFFICE IS CLOSED
CHRISTMAS PROGRAMME IS NOW AVAILABLE IN THE CHURCH PORCH.
SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL (SVP) last week collection amounted to £1,775.51. Thank you all for your generosity.
Please note: The Christmas Church collection goes to the SMA Missionary Society who supply priests to this parish and all Crib Donations go to the Diocesan Children’s society.
NIGHTSHELTER 2018. The rota is now up for those who want to volunteer to do the sleepover with the homeless. We need three volunteers every Friday & It is important that we have at least one male. We meet every Friday (from 5th January until the 30th March) at 8:00pm at the Baptist church. You are expected to socialise with our guests before we take them over to St Patrick’s hall. Please remember to bring a sleeping bag! For further information call Ann Shean 07875658086
ENTHUSIASTIC GARDENERS REQUIRED to help develop the presbytery garden so that it can be used and enjoyed by parishioners to grow produce in the summer months. If you can give some time please contact the Live Simply Group via the parish office.
LEGION OF MARY meeting will be held in the church on Thursdays after Mass at 10:15 am. If anyone is interested they are welcome to attend.
PARISH OFFICE TIME HOURS 9am-1pm
Marifé: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday // Marta: Friday, Saturday
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED ON THURSDAYS & SUNDAYS
FOR APPOINTMENT RING 020 8520 3647 DURING OFFICE HOURS
STEWARDS OF THE GOSPEL BRENTWOOD DIOCESE
A meeting will take place on Wed 17th of January in the Church at 7.00pm for all members of the Parish re the First Formal Proposal for the Renewal and Restructuring of Our Diocese. We encourage you to attend this meeting as it will affect the life of our parish in the future. The document for restructuring is on the Diocesan website http://www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/departments/development/ Hard copies are available from the parish office for parishioners who do not have access to the website.
DIVINE MERCY- every Wednesday at 4pm in the Church.
RED MISSIO BOX. Please return all your red boxes to the presbytery. Thank you all for the continuing support for this good cause. ~ Dolly.
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!
FOR SALE: CATHOLIC NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES. SEE CHURCH ENTRANCE.
"Commission goes to St Vincent de Paul” Please let the SVP know of anyone who needs a visit, at home, hospital, or care hom
CHRISTMAS STORY. Once upon a time, there was a man who worked very hard just to keep food on the table for his family. This particular year a few days before Christmas, he punished his little five-year-old daughter after learning that she had used up the family's only roll of expensive gold wrapping paper.
As money was tight, he became even more upset when on Christmas Eve he saw that the child had used all of the expensive gold paper to decorate one shoebox she had put under the Christmas tree. He also was concerned about where she had gotten money to buy what was in the shoebox.
Nevertheless, the next morning the little girl, filled with excitement, brought the gift box to her father and said, "This is for you, Daddy!"
As he opened the box, the father was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, now regretting how he had punished her.
But when he opened the shoebox, he found it was empty and again his anger flared. "Don't you know, young lady," he said harshly, "when you give someone a present, there's supposed to be something inside the package!"
The little girl looked up at him with sad tears rolling from her eyes and whispered: "Daddy, it's not empty. I blew kisses into it until it was all full."
The father was crushed. He fell on his knees and put his arms around his precious little girl. He begged her to forgive him for his unnecessary anger.
An accident took the life of the child only a short time later. It is told that the father kept this little gold box by his bed for all the years of his life. Whenever he was discouraged or faced difficult problems, he would open the box, take out an imaginary kiss, and remember the love of this beautiful child who had put it there.
In a very real sense, each of us has been given an invisible golden box filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children, family, friends and God. There is no more precious possession anyone could hold.
OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY & ST.PATRICK
CHRISTMAS PROGRAMME 2017/18
Saturday 23rd December
10:00 am Mass
7:00 pm Mass
Sunday 24th December
09:00 am Mass
11:30 am Mass
1.00 pm Mass in Polish
6:00 pm Children’s Christmas Mass
9:00 pm Polish Mass for Chriastmas
11:30 pm Carol Service
12:00 am Mass for Christmas
Monday 25th December
09:00 am Christmas Day Mass
11.30 am Christmas Day Mass
1.00 pm Christmas Day Mass in Polish
Tuesday 26th December
10:00 am Feast of St.Sytephen
1.00 pm Mass in Polish
Wednesday 27th December
10.00 am Feast of St John Apostole
Thursday 28th December
09:30 am Feast of the Holy Innocents
Friday 29th December
09:30 am Feast of St.Thomas of Canterbury
Saturday 30th December
10:00 am Mass
7:00 pm Feast of the Holy Family
Sunday 31st December
09:00 am Feast of the Holy Family
11:30 am Feast of the Holy Family
1.00 pm Mass in Polish
9:00 pm Mass to welcome New Year
Monday 1st January
10.00 am New Year’s Day Mass
1.00 pm New Year’s Day Mass in Polish
Telephone: 020 8520 3647
61 Blackhorse Road
LONDON E17 7AS
Marife and Marta
Monday – Saturday 9am – 1pm
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
ON THURSDAYS. FOR APPOINTMENT RING
020 8520 3647
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