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26th November 2017



                 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         Fr. Angelo Lafferty 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




NATIONAL YOUTH SUNDAY. Today is the day particularly dedicated by the Church in England and Wales to pray for and encourage our young people. For everything going on in the Diocese look at where online applications for our Advent Retreat 2017 and Summer Lourdes 2018 are open. To help with the work the youth are doing within the diocese, a second collection will be taken up at all masses.


RECEPTION SCHOOL SIGNING Fr. Kevin will be distributing Certificates of Catholic Practice on Thursday 14th December 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 2018.  Application forms are available at Saturday Evening Mass and all Sunday Masses from the Priests and should be returned on or before Monday 11th December 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 Fr. Kevin will only be offering certificates of catholic practice for reception applicants. Nursery applicants will have their certificates in the new year.


† Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of EDDIE MCCAFFERY RIP,  father of Linda from Folk Group. His Funeral will be held on Friday 1st December at 1pm in St.Joseph’s Leyton. May he rest in peace.


† PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS, THE HAPPY REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF LENA LACEY RIP. Her Funeral will be here on Friday 1st December at 10am. This will be the only Mass on this day. May she rest in peace.


WALK WITH ME. A beautiful advent book now available in the repository, price at only £1.

LIVE SIMPLY ACTION GROUP. Next meeting is Monday 27th November at 7 pm in the Presbytery - any interested new joiners welcome!!


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL meeting will take place on Tuesday 28th November at 7 pm in the Presbytery.  All members are expected to attend.


DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD. Do you support Catholic schools and the right of Catholics to send their children to them? Then we need you to make your voice heard. The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils attend. They have acknowledged that this policy discriminates against Catholics and promised to abandon it, now we need to tell them not to u-turn on their promise to Catholics. Visit  or research for “Catholic Education” in your search engine to write to the Government and urge them to drop their policy which bans new Catholic schools.


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 


STAY AWAKE VOLUNTEERS. Waltham Forest Night Shelter for the homeless needs more volunteers who are willing to stay awake with some of the homeless residents taking shelter throughout the Borough until December. If you can spare a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday night please get in touch with them on:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or telephone Corina on: 07957 228 019.


HEALING MASS NEW TIME: Fr Eamonn’s Healing Mass is now starting at 2pm. We hope this allows visitors from all over the diocese to travel safely in daylight and still be able to stay for refreshments. Next Mass is on Friday 1st December at 2pm. St Mary Immaculate and The Holy Archangels, Church Street, Kelvedon. Bus stop 30 mts from the church and train station (Kelvedon) less than a mile away. Parking available on streets around the church. Refreshments available after Mass. For more information please contact Angie Hart on 07719-577923 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All welcome!  


ADVENT RETREAT,1st –3rd DECEMBER, WALSINGHAM HOUSE From 1st  3rd December our Walsingham House team will be running an Advent Retreat for those in years 11-13. This will be our last retreat at Canvey Island so will be an extra special way to start the Advent season. We are also now taking applications online for this event, please visit the website for more details.


ADVENT RETREAT. Parish of Christ the King 455 Chingford Mount Road, Chingford E4 8SP Sunday 10th December from 1pm to 4pm. Starting with lunch (please bring a packed lunch), ending with Benediction.


ST PATRICK’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL will be hosting Reception/Nursery Open Day: Tuesday 12th December at 2:30pm. There is no need to book places.  Please come to the main School Office in Longfield Avenue.  The tour of the school will take around 20 minutes and we will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.


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!


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


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.


GOODBYE WALSINGHAM HOUSE, CANVEY ISLAND AND THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES! SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER AT WALSINGHAM HOUSE.  On Saturday 9th December we will be saying goodbye to Walsingham House at Canvey Island, before we move to Abbotswick in January. There will be Adoration in the Chapel, an exhibition of Walsingham House over the years from Chingford and Canvey and refreshments available in the dining room. The house will be open from 12-4pm and all are warmly invited to attend.


PLEASE HELP.  Walsingham House at Abbotswick Funding Appeal: Target £430,000. Each year, over 5,000 young people from our schools and parishes enjoy a retreat with the Walsingham House Team. In January 2018 this work is moving to Abbotswick, a beautiful house near Brentwood, set in 14 acres of grounds. In school holidays, Abbotswick will also continue to be used by parish groups seeking a time of retreat, resting with the Lord. However, Abbotswick is in need of a significant refurbishment, and we seek your help.  Please support it as generously as you can; in the words of Bishop Alan “This project builds a prayerful and inspiring future for the young people of the Diocese.” Thank you.


JOB VACANCY ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL (V.A.) The governors seek to employ a primary trained and enthusiastic professional SENCo or/and EYP or/and HILTA with excellent classroom practice to join our friendly, well-resourced learning school environment.  Closing Date: Thursday 30.11.17 (Midday)  /  Interviews: SENCo  Thursday  7.12.17 (late afternoon/evening) ; EYP Friday  8.12.17 ; HILTA Closing Date:  Wednesday 6.12.17 (Midday) . More details on the notice board or website: Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



The Director of Development wishes to thank all those parishioners who contributed to the Response to the Draft Working Plan. The next Document for your consideration will be published at the end of November 2017.



LIVE SIMPLY.  Water is essential to all living things and we should respect it’s supply.  As a parish, we are working towards this aim by seeking to install a water butt to help feed the presbytery gardens and reduce water usage.  This is one way in which we can do our own bit to help - others we can all do at home include switching from baths to quick showers, switching off the tap when brushing teeth.  WATER IS PRECIOUS - PLEASE TAKE TIME TO CONSIDER HOW YOU AND YOUR FAMILY USE IT.


DIVINE LIGHT BY JOHN O’DONOHUE, Walking on the Pastures of Wonder

One of my images of the divine is that it is the light in some form, and that the divine light works very tenderly with human freedom . If you don’t believe that the light is there, you will experience the darkness. But if you believe the light is there, and if you call the light towards you, and if you call it into whatever you’re involved in, the light will never fail you.


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