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29th April 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 29th APRIL 2018





Renewal and the Restructuring of our diocese

Further to the receipt of our responses to the First Formal Proposal by the DSPG and the Clergy and Stewards of the Gospel, a series of documents have been posted on the Diocesan website for our attention and action by us as individuals, as families and as a parish to evangelise our parish and our Diocese, these documents are: 1. Bishop invokes Fire of Easter in renewal and restructuring process, 2.Director of Development address with Power point presentation. 3.Director of Development presentation. 4. Steven debunks some myths. 5. A Priest’s perspective. 6.The work of the Vicariate for Evangelisation. 7. Caritas developments in Brentwood Diocese. 8. Round table discussions – Summary. 9 Future timetable and formation of working Groups.  The website is

There are also a number of events taking place in the Diocese to provide us with knowledge and skills to help us with our Evangelisation Process. These events are:1. Reframe, 2. Alpha in Braintree, 3. New Evangelisation Summit. Further information has been placed on the NOTICE BOARD.  Please contact the Steward of the Gospel via the Parish Office for further information and to register your interest in the particular strand in which you would like to be involved and or the event you would like to attend.


THANK YOU.  Good Shepherd Sunday collection last Sunday amounted to 707.81.  Thank you all for your generosity.

CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES WILL BE SELLING RAFFLE TICKETS this weekend at all Masses.  Money raised will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support and their chosen charities. Winners will be notified by Monday 14th May.


IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BAPTISE YOUR CHILD, please fill up the application form and bring it to the Parish Office. We will be running a pre-baptism meeting soon.


TEA ON THE LAWN. Volunteers needed. Rota is out in the church noticeboard.  If you want to volunteer, please write your name down.  Thank you.


MARCH FOR LIFE, SATURDAY 5TH MAY. Family, friendly, life-fest starts at 9.30am at De Vere Connaught Rooms, 61-65, Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DA. Children Zone, music, workshops, Confessions, stalls, and much more. 1pm march to Parliament Square for speakers, including Clare McCullough of the The day ends at 4.15pm. See for more details’


MASS FOR MIGRANTS, MONDAY 7TH MAY (BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY), 11AM, ST GEORGE’S CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL, WESTMINSTER BRIDGE ROAD, LONDON SE1 7HY. For decades the Church has welcomed people from many shores, and this Mass celebrates the international diversity of our congregations. Celebrated by the Archbishop of Southwark, with our own Bishop Alan, and many priests and people from across London, Essex, Kent and Hertfordshire, this Mass is full of joy. All are welcome. More details on the poster at the back of the church.


WE WOULD LIKE TO INVITE ANYONE WORKING IN ANY ASPECT OF SOCIAL JUSTICE MINISTRY and 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.


THY KINGDOM COME: The Vicariate of Evangelisation, supporting our effort to renew our diocese, has decided to join THY KINGDOM COME 2018 - a global wave of prayer for the renewal of the Christian faith. It could not be easier for everyone, of all ages and levels of business, to help our own families, friends, parish, diocese and the nation to renew their friendship with Jesus. All you have to do is to pledge to pray between May 10-20. More information and resources will be made available during the weeks coming up to the event. Meantime, you can log in to  for more information. 


ANY COUPLES GETTING MARRIED ON 19th MAY?  BBC Radio 5 live in Salford.

“We want to find couples who are getting married on the same day as Prince Harry and Meghan – Sat 19 May – and follow some of them in their preparations. Anyone interested please contact Mary Huntington, Press and Communications Officer Diocese of Brentwood 01245 227518 / 07974245959 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,


PIANO AND VIOLIN LESSONS for children and adults. WhatsApp:+39 348 160 8778.

CATHOLICS AND THE BIBLE On Saturday 26th May from 11 am until 3 pm there will be a study day at Christ the Eternal High Priest Church, Gidea Park,RM2 6DH. The speaker will be Hungarian biblical scholar Fr Levente Balazs Martos, member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission. The study day will commemorate 75 years since the promulgation of the encyclical of Pius XII, Divino Afflante Spiritu, on the Church and the Bible. The afternoon will be dedicated to a panel discussion with Fr Levente, Fr Adrian Graffy and Fleur Dorrell from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference. The event is free of charge. Please book by email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


ST PETERS PRIMARY SCHOOL DAGENHAM  - DEPUTY HEAD TEACHER required, From: September 2018. Please contact school for application pack on Tel. 0208 270 6524. Closing date 11 May 2018.


ST JOHN’S RC SPECIAL SCHOOL, WOODFORD BRIDGE IS RECRUITING FOR A FINANCE ASSISTANT to work full time in a small busy team during term time. You will need excellent sage and excel together with being flexible and adaptable with good communication and organisational skills. For an application pack please contact the school office on 020 8504 1818 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , closing date 18th May. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.


GIFT AID 2018-2019. Boxes for the new financial year are available to collect at all Masses.  PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOU NEED TO REGISTER IN THE PARISH IN ORDER TO GET A GIFT AID BOX. Please see Parish Secretary.


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.


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.


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!


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.

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