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 27th JANUARY 2019
THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
SECOND COLLECTION PAX CHRISTI PEACE SUNDAY last weekend amounted to £442.68. May God bless you with your generosity.
NURSERY SIGNING. Fr. Kevin will be offering Certificates of Catholic Practice on Wednesday 21st February 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 MASS ON WEEKENDS AND NOT FROM THE PARISH OFFICE. Completed forms must be RETURNED back by Monday 18th February.
PLEASE NOTE: CRIB DONATIONS GO TO THE BRENTWOOD CATHOLIC CHILDREN’S SOCIETY. CRIB WILL REMAIN UNTIL 2ND FEBRUARY.
BAPTISM. Application forms for infant Baptism are available in the porch. Please fill in and present to Parish Secretary during office hours and make an appointment to see Fr. Kevin. It is unwise to organise a reception until the date of the baptism has been approved. It’s a Diocesan requirement that you are registered in this parish for at least six months and a regular church goer. Please be aware that baptism will now be on First Saturday of every month at 11:30am.
MARRIAGE IN CHURCH. Couples thinking of getting married later this year are asked to register in good time. Make an appointment to see Fr. Kevin and he will help you from there. Couples planning to marry in another parish or even outside the country should realise that the process properly begins here.
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.
THE ANNUAL LOURDES MASS will be celebrated by Bishop Alan at 3pm on Sunday 10th February at Our Lady of Lourdes, Leigh on Sea. During this Mass there will be an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of of the Sick. It will be lovely to see all those of you who have a particular devotion to Our Lady of Lourdes.
PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES, Lisieux, Paris, Nevers, Rocamadour & Montligeon by luxury coach from 25th May to 2nd June for £789 including all excursions.
PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND from 3rd September to 11th September for £1259 including all excursions.
PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND from 10th October to 17th October including all excursions for £89.
For further information please call Mrs. Mozzi on 020 8472 0843 or 07859 027 301.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A GOOD TIME TO TURN TO GOD. BY JULIA ATTAWAY Posted in Power of Prayer. By 8:00 a.m. I was already thinking, “This is a bad day!” At 8:01 I corrected myself, saying, “No. Something didn’t go well. That means nothing about the rest of the day except that you need to re-set your attitude and emotions.” I took a few slow, deep breaths and thought of something for which to give thanks, and felt a bit better. Then at 8:04 the underground driver announced that there were delays due to a signal problem, and my stress level started to rise again. I pulled out my phone to use my morning prayer app. The opening sentence included “May we reflect your glory this day.” I frowned—it sure didn’t seem likely I was heading toward reflecting God’s glory, given the bumpy start I’d had already—but I prayed the phrase anyway. Then I prayed it for the people around me, prayed it for each of my kids, prayed it for each of the people I knew who were struggling. That helped re-set my spirit. Finally, around 8:15, the train began to move. By then a kid nearby was playing a game on his mum’s phone at high volume, someone holding on to an overhead bar was coughing down on me, and I was getting dire text messages from one of my teens. I read Psalm 42, “Why are you so full of heaviness, O my soul, and why are you so disquieted within me? O put your trust in God, for I will yet give him thanks, who is the help of my countenance and my God” (Psalm 42:6-7). That reminded me again to think of things for which I was thankful, and I spent the rest of my commute giving thanks. The rest of the day was just as up-and-down. My email didn’t work, I found out one of my kids lied to me, the printer ran out of ink when I had to get something out the door—it was one aggravation after another. Even though none of it was life-shattering it all felt huge. Life seemed far more difficult than it had to be. But maybe it did have to be that way. As I left work I realized that several good things did happen: —I’d chosen to give thanks—many times—instead of grousing. —I’d asked the Lord to help me reflect His glory. —I’d opted to rebound each and every time I became frustrated, turning to God many times more often than I would have if everything had gone smoothly. That made me smile. And it kind of took the edge off the train delay on the way home.
YOUR WORDS ARE SPIRIT, LORD AND THEY ARE LIFE.
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