Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary & St. Patrick
61 Blackhorse Road E17 7AS
Tel: 020 8520 3647
Fr. Kevin T. Conway SMA Fr. Freddy Warner 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 25th FEBRUARY 2018
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD
The First Formal Proposal for the Renewal and restructuring of our Diocese
A DISCUSSION of the Renewal of our Diocese will take place on Monday 19 March 2018 at 7.00PM in the church. A copy of the document can be accessed on the Diocese of Brentwood website: www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/departments/development.
CAFOD SECOND COLLECTION this weekend 24th and 25th February, at all Masses. This Lent, if you donate to CAFOD's Lent Appeal, your gift will be matched by the UK Government. This will fund new project to combat malnutrition and hunger. Whether it’s a pound gained in weight or a pound donated to CAFOD, every pound is vital for a malnourished child. For each pound you give to our Lent Appeal, the UK Government will also give a pound to our nutrition work. So your generosity will grow. Help God’s children grow healthy and strong. For more information visit cafod.org.uk/lent. Please use CAFOD envelopes.
NURSERY SIGNING. Fr. Kevin will be offering Certificates of Catholic Practice on Thursday 1st March 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 WEEKEND MASSES AND NOT FROM THE PARISH OFFICE. Completed forms must be RETURNED by Monday 26th February.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS every Thursday after morning Mass and Friday evening at 7 pm.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY SOCIAL SATURDAY 17th MARCH. Everyone is invited to a social evening on Saturday 17th March after evening Mass in St. Patrick Hall. Donations of food and drink welcomed. Please sign the list in the porch. Volunteers are needed to help during the evening.
ARE YOU AWAREthat the Rosary is said each morning in the church at 9.10am (just before the morning Mass)?
ST. PATRICK’S NURSERY: Nursery applications for admission in September 2018 are available from the school office. We are anticipating the opening of our brand new nursery by June 15th 2018. If you would like your child to start in the June intake, please see Miss Allen when you submit your nursery application form. The final date to submit your application forms for the Nursery June and September intakes is Thursday 29th March 2018. Practising Catholics: When applying for a school place, please ask your priest for verification of practice (signing date will be announced soon in the parish bulletin), which is only available from your church. You will not be able to get this from the school.
ST. PATRICK’S PRIMARY SCHOOL are looking for books for their library. It can be of any Genre- Classic, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poems etc. Please contact the school on 020 8509 4321.
EASTER TRIDUUM RETREAT FOR THOSE AGED 19-27. Experience the Holy Week liturgies in the tranquil and beautiful setting of Walsingham House at Abbotswick, with a program that will weave reflection and prayer with a deeper understanding of each liturgy, in the company of other young adults. From the stillness of Adoration on Holy Thursday evening to an Easter Vigil finishing with champagne and chocolates, we hope this will be a Triduum celebration to live in the heart and mind for the year ahead. £30 covers meals and accommodation 7.30pm Thursday 29th March – 9.00am Easter Sunday morning. Maximum 35 places – apply soon. Full details & online application at www.bcys.net
LEGION OF MARY meetings are 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.
DIVINE MERCY- every Wednesday at 4pm in the Church.
PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND – led by Fr Eamonn Power. The Parish of Our Lady of Canvey & the English Martyrs (Canvey Island) invites you to join their parish pilgrimage to the Holy Land – In The Footsteps of Christ & the Holy Family. (Travel dates: Thursday 10th May to Thursday 17th May 2018). This pilgrimage is organised and coordinated by Anam Cara Travel. Cost is £1,370. This includes 4* Hotels on a half board basis, flights, gratuities and all excursions. If you are interested or require further information, please contact Cathy on 07885 577 342 – by 31st March 2018. *LAST PLACES REMAINING.
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!
HOW ARE YOU DOING THIS LENT? This Lent, remember that reaching for the good, trying for it, is just part of our faith. And so is trusting that God forgives when we fail. How are you doing with whatever you promised to do for Lent? I ran into a friend at the gym and asked him that question while he was adjusting weights. He laughed, “I don’t think I lasted for a day.” “Yeah,” I said, “but are you still trying?” Isn’t that the part that really matters? As the Psalmist says, “Our sins are stronger than we are, but you will blot them out” (Psalm 65:3). Reaching for the good, trying for it, is just part of our faith. Trusting that God forgives when we fail. I’ve been doing a casual survey of what people are doing for Lent, not just those who have given up candy or chocolate or cheese (my older son did that one year), but “I gave up gossip,” one friend said. “I can’t tell you how hard that is. Every day, maybe every hour, I have to stop myself in the middle of a story or edit myself or just tell myself to be quiet. It’s hard. But I’m glad I’m doing it. It’s made me aware of how often I do it.” A business colleague confessed, “I pledged that I would be nice to one person a day, one person who normally drives me insane.” “How is that going?” She laughed. “I’ll get an email in the middle of the day and want to scream or email back, ‘Really? Enough already. Would you please leave me alone!’ OK, so I wouldn’t normally say that out loud, but I’m now a little bit more conscious. I don’t rush out to complain so quickly. There’s a mum at the kids’ school who usually drives me nuts. At least I’ve been able to think of her a little differently now and pray for her. It’s an exercise in selflessness.” An exercise in selflessness. That sounds good to me. For anything you take on or give up at Lent. I still believe the trying is the doing, “To try to pray is to pray. You can’t fail at it.” By Rick Hamlin.
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