FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
The Faith in Actiongroup are organising a Live Simply Lunch today after 11.30 Mass. We will be providing tasty soup and bread and would love as many parishioners as possible to join us for a bite to eat and a chat about what the Faith in Action group have been up to. We would also like to get your thoughts on what more we can all do to help protect the environment and prevent the destruction of the beautiful earth we inhabit and the creatures that live upon it.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING is on Tuesday 29th November at 7.00pm. All members are requested to attend.
Pre-Baptism Meeting Friday, 2nd December, at 7.30pm in the Presbytery.
Please note that this meeting is for adults only.
St. Vincent De Paul Society will have their annual second collection next weekend 3 & 4 December on all Masses to help the needy in our parish. St Vincent de Paul Society (or as it is often known - the SVP) is a Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing practical assistance to those in need – irrespective of ideology, faith, ethnicity, age or gender. It seeks, in the spirit of justice and charity, to help those who are suffering poverty in whatever form in our parish. The money will be distributed by the St Vincent De Paul Society; please take an envelope.
National Youth Sunday. The second collection last week was £449.77. Thank you all for your generosity.
† We regret to announce the death of John Cyril Acton of Coppermill Lane. His funeral Mass will be held here on Wednesday, 30th November at 10am. May his soul rest in peace. This will be the only Mass on Wednesday.
RECEPTION SCHOOL SIGNING Fr. Gus and Fr. Kevin will be offering Certificates of Catholic Practice on Tuesday 20th December 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”.
Please note that Fr Gus & Fr Kevin will only be offering certificates of catholic practice for reception applicants. Nursery applicants will have their certificates in the new year.
November Dead List- November is the month when we remember our dearly departed. We remember them and pray for them out of gratitude for all they did and were for us. We remember all those who, down the years by their faith, their Christian witness, their heroic deeds of self-sacrifice have inspired countless others to give more of themselves in service to God and humanity. Envelopes are available for the names of our deceased loved ones. Mass booked for the month of November: See Mass Intentions. 27th November 09:00am
St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School. There are vacancies in the school for Nursery- 1 full time space, Reception- 1 space, Year 1 – 2 spaces, Year 3 – 4 spaces, Year 4- 1 space, Year 5 – 4 spaces. For further information please ring the school office on 020 8509 4321.
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.
Masz klopoty z powodu czyjegos picia? Zapraszamy do naszej grupy wsparcia AL-ANON w kazda srode o 19.30 w prezbiterium.
CHRISTMAS ITEMS. Large selections of religious Christmas cards, calendars, candles and cribs are now available in the repository.
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.
PARISH OFFICE TIME HOURS 9am-1pm
Marifé: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Marta: Friday / Magdalena: Saturday
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED ON THURSDAYS & SUNDAYS
FOR APPOINTMENT RING 020 8520 3647
PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI : PRAYER FOR PEACE Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy; O Divine Master, grant that I may seek not so much to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.
GOD’S HOLDING PATTERN. Many times God will allow a painful situation or a painful circumstance in our life to "swallow us up." This season in our spiritual growth is a holding pattern. We can't move to the left or the right. All we can do is sit, like Jonah sat in the belly of that great fish, so God can have our undivided attention and speak to us. God put Jonah in a holding pattern because He needed to speak to his heart. Jonah was all alone. There were no friends to call, no colleagues to drop by, no books to read, no food to eat, no interference, and no interruptions. He had plenty of time to sit, think, meditate, and pray. When we're deep down in the midst of a difficult situation, God can talk to us. When He has our undivided attention, He can show us things about ourselves that we might not otherwise have seen. A Few of God's Holding Patterns: 1. When you are sick in your physical body and you have prayed but God has not healed you yet, you are in a holding pattern. 2. When you are having problems with your children and you have put them on the altar, but God has not delivered them yet, you are in a holding pattern. 3. When you have been praying for the salvation of a loved one and they have not been saved yet, you are in a holding pattern. 4. When you are in a broken relationship and you have given it over to God, but it has not been restored yet, you are in a holding pattern. 5. When the doors slam shut before you can knock on them, you are in a holding pattern. When we are deep in the belly of a difficult situation, there are no interruptions. God has our undivided attention. All we can do is sit, think, meditate, and pray. We cannot run from God because there are no mountains that are high enough, valleys low enough, rooms that are dark enough, or places that are hidden enough from Him. We must remember to praise Him while we're waiting and remember three things: The pattern has a purpose. The pattern has a plan. The pattern has a process. So stop struggling and start listening, praying and trusting. He'll keep you right where you are until you can clearly hear Him. Prayer: Father, forgive my unbelief. I know You love me and will turn anything around to benefit me. You have planned nothing for me but victories and I am ready to receive them regardless of how difficult the path. Amen.
A CREED FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SUFFERED I asked God for strength, that I might achieve. I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey . . . I asked for health, that I might do greater things. I was given infirmity, that I might do better things ... I asked for riches, that I might be happy. I was given poverty, that I might be wise ... I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men. I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God .. . I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life. I was given life, that I might enjoy all things ... I got nothing I asked for--but everything I had hoped for. Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered. I, among all people, am most richly blessed!
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