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27th May 2018

              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. Freddy Warner 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


SUNDAY 27th MAY 2018



FIRE WARDEN: Due to new Health and Safety Regulations, our parish is in need of Fire Wardens. We need three wardens for each of our Sunday Masses. The Waltham Forest Deanery has come together and are offering parishioners who wish to become a fire warden in the church, full training. In total we need 15 wardens to enable us to comply with Health and Safety Standards because of the size and layout of our Church. Training will take place in Our Lady a St. George’s Parish Hall, Shernall Street on Monday 4th June from 7.30pm. This is a very important aspect of our church so please do let the parish office know if you wish to take part in the training.


FOR YOUR DIARY. 28th May is Bank Holiday.  Mass starts at 10am. Please note that Parish Office will be closed.


PRE-BAPTISM MEETING is on Friday 8th of June at 7.30 pm in Presbytery.  Please note that this meeting is for ADULTS only.


ESTATE AGENTS BOARDS advertising the St Patrick’s school summer fete. The school is given £10 for each board from the estate agents, so it's an easy way to make some money for the school. The fete is on Sunday 8th July, and the boards go up a few weeks before then. 


TEA ON THE LAWN IS BACK ON 10TH JUNE! Parishioners are welcome to have tea, coffee, juice with biscuits on the lawn after 9am Mass.  Volunteers are neededROTA AVAILABLE ON THE NOTICEBOARD.


NEW TO THE PARISH?  Please register in the Parish Office during office hours.                  


Renewal and the Restructuring of our diocese

Stewards of the Gospel: Up-Date on the Process

Bishop Alan has recorded a video message to us all and it is now available on the diocesan website by clicking anywhere on the Home page.



TRINITY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, WOODFORD GREEN. Mornington Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0TP. Require: SCHOOL CHAPLAIN. Part time position (24 hours per week). The successful applicant must be organised, flexible and computer literate.  The ideal candidate should have relevant experience or qualification (Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies) that suits a chaplain role in the Catholic Church. Candidates must be a practising Catholic. Application closing date: Sunday 3rd June 2018. Please visit the school website for more details.


WE WOULD LIKE TO INVITE ANYONE WORKING IN ANY ASPECT OF SOCIAL JUSTICE MINISTRYand charity in our parish (SVP, BCCS, work with the homeless, the traveller community,refugees, debt counselling, supporting single parents, working at pro-Life issues, working withthe LGBT community, running food banks, Cafod, etc.) to come to a conversation about SocialJustice on Saturday 7th July at Sacred Heart School Upminster from 10.30-3.30pm.


ST ANTHONY’S FOREST GATE- RESTORATION AND DECORATION. We are looking for coloured pictures that anyone may have from celebrations held in St Anthony’s Church, (weddings, baptisms, First Holy Communions, etc.) before the refurbishment took place (pre 1968). If you do have any pictures (please ask family and friends who lived in the parish) the Architect would be very interested in looking at them. If you can help please contact Marie Browne on 050 8472 0433 (Ext 2002) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Thank you.


SUMMER CAMP 2018 - Boys 8-13, Girls 9 - 12.  Dates Boys 21-28 July & 28 July - 4 August.  Girls 4 August - 11 August.  Apply online:, or any enquiries from SVP members.


ST PATRICK SCHOOL. Can you spare a morning or afternoon each week to join the school as a volunteer?  We are looking to expand a team of volunteers to spend time exploring and reading books, as many children would benefit from more time reading with an adult.  Interested in sharing your love of reading?  Letter and request forms can be found at the back of the church.  Alternatively, you can see Miss Allen at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Longfield Avenue, E17 7DP.


LOST/FOUND.Several items have been found in the Church. Please contact the Parish Office (during office hours) to receive them back.


LEGION OF MARYmeetings 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.

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.


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!



THREE REASONS TO CELEBRATE THE TRINITY.  1)  God is love. We know love when we experience it, when it shows itself. Love is not just a lot of talk, not a lot of hot air. Love is an action. So what does God’s love look like? God Jesus heals the sick, Jesus feeds the hungry, Jesus pays attention to the outcasts, Jesus loves the poor. He is not cowed by the powerful. He chooses lowly fishermen to be his friends and followers and empowers them to do what they never knew they could do.  2)  God is everywhere.  In two millennium of Christian art, you get plenty of images of Jesus and some of God the Father (think of the old bearded guy on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel). But artists have struggled to show the Holy Spirit.  They might take a cue from Scripture and illustrate a descending dove because when Jesus was baptized the Holy Spirit came on Him “like a dove.” Or they might show flames of fire because when the disciples received the gift of the Spirit, “tongues as of fire” appeared over them.  But notice these are all similes, expressions with “like” or “as” to show what is indescribable. You can’t pin God down. God is everywhere and the Spirit is everywhere. Like the wind–to resort to another simile–it can’t be seen, but its work is always evident.  3)  God is always present.  It’s easy enough to think God is around at our happy moments, our celebrations, but the concept of the Trinity shows us that God is also present when we suffer the most.  I’ve heard people object to the Crucifixion by saying, “What kind of Father would put His Son through such torture?” It seems to me they’re missing the point. God was on the cross with His Son. God suffered with Him. God is there with us in our miseries.  At the end of Matthew’s gospel, Jesus gives his disciples their marching orders, saying, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit...”  There it is, God in all three persons. God beside us, before us, around us, with us, in heaven and on earth and anyplace we happen to go.  By Rick Hamlin.



Glory be to the Father, Who created me in the image and likeness of God.

Glory be to the Son,

Who through his Passion and Cross, triumphed over hell and showed me the way to heaven.

Glory be to the Holy Spirit,

Who cleansed me of my original sin at Baptism and blesses me with graces every day.

Glory be to the Holy Trinity!  Amen.

Contact Details

Contact Us

Telephone: 020 8520 3647

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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