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 31st MARCH 2019
FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE LENT – MOTHER’S DAY
FR. PAT WHO HAS BEEN WITH US FOR A MONTH IS LEAVING US SOON. He has impressed us to know him as a very sincere, genuine and holy priest. We wish him a safe journey, and we pray that he will come to visit us soon.
PLEASE NOTE: PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED ON TUESDAY 2nd APRIL.
PLEASE NOTE: STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT every Thursday after the morning Mass and Friday at 7.00pm.
GIFT AID 2019-20. Boxes for the new financial year are available to collect at all Masses. Please collect your box.
PLEASE HELP!MASS LINK URGENTLY NEEDS YOUR HELP. Volunteers are needed for Mass Link. The role of Mass Link is to enable sick and housebound parishioners to listen to 6pm Mass every Sunday. Training will be provided. Please contact Parish Office during office hours.
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.
WATER ONLY CHALLENGE for Lent. How are you doing? Our small self-denial will help provide the treasure of clean water in a dry land.
DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD
RESTRUCTURING AND RENEWAL OF OUR DIOCESE.
“VISION DOCUMENT: SHAPING OUR FUTURE”
The Fourth e-bulletin is available on the Diocese’s website htts:www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/departments/development/stewards-of-the-gospel/current-e-bulletin. For those parishioners without access to the internet you can obtain a hard copy from the Steward of the Gospel via the Parish Office.
LENT RETREAT 2019, ‘Walking Together with Jesus’, is offered by the Jesuit’s Mission Team via Pathways to God. Register on line to receive free daily prayers and meditations that can fit around your own schedule.
Bcys Events and Opportunities 1. Quiet Residential weekends for adults –August 2019. 2. Holiday Opportunity for families 3. Lent retreat for Young people 4. Charity football 5. Sponsored Sleepout. 6. “Be still in the presence of the Lord” – for adults, a long week end of peace , stillness and prayer and reflection in the beautiful setting of Walsingham at Abbotswich.
Lent retreat for young people; if you are school year 10-13 and would like some peace and space to prepare for Holy Week, along with the joy of being on retreat with our magnificent Walsingham House at Abbotswick Team, then join us for the Lenten retreat 8pm Tuesday 9th – 3pm Thursday 11th April. £35 includes accommodation and meals. Details & booking at www.bcys.net/events
Charity football match; if you are 16-27 and want to be part of a Lourdes fundraiser, the charity football match details are at www.bcys.net/events. 13th July, Dagenham. Last year the youth beat the leaders 6-2; can the leaders regain their pride in 2019?! Spectators are very welcome.
Sponsored sleepout; can you give one night of your life to change nights for others next winter? Since November hundreds of people in Essex and East London have found warmth, food and shelter in church halls and other projects supported by our church. Could you get sponsors (anything from £10 to £1000 – every penny helps) and sleep outside for one night to help support this work next winter? Sleepout Fri 12th- Sat 13th April, in the grounds of Walsingham House at Abbotswick. Full details at www.bcys.net/events.
NOTICE TO ALL READERS AND ASPIRING READERS. The Second Diocesan-wide day of Recollection and Enrichment for readers is planned for Saturday 13 July 2019 at Our Lady and Good Council in Wickford led by Dr Marion Tolley of the Shewsbury Diocese. Places are limited, please book yourself on the Programme as soon as possible htts://www.evenbrite.co.uk/e/day-of-reflection- enrichment-day-for-readers-2-tickets-58587437603 or contact the Steward of the Gospel via the Parish Office. There are a few copies of the book ‘A hand book for readers – A practical and Liturgical guide by Marion Tolley’ available for purchase or loan from the Steward of the gospel or contact the Steward of the gospel via the Parish Office.
ARE YOU AWARE that the Rosary is said each morning in the church at 9.05 am (just before the morning Mass)? All are welcome to participate.
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.
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!
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.
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!
NOVENA PRAYER OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP every Wednesday at 10am.
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.
WHEN GOD CREATED MOTHERS. When the Good Lord was creating mothers He was into His 6th day of "overtime" when the angel appeared and said, "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one." And the Lord said, "Have you read the specification on this order?" "She has to be completely washable but not plastic. "Have 180 movable parts... all replaceable. "Run on black coffee and leftovers. "Have a lap disappears when she stands up. "A kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair. "And 6 pairs of hands." The angel shook her head slowly and said, "6 pairs of hands... no way." "It's not the hands that are causing me the problem," said the Lord, "It's the three pairs of eyes that Mothers have to have." "That's in the standard model?" asked the angel. The Lord nodded. "One pair that sees through closed doors when she asks 'What are you kids doing in there?' when she already knows. Another in the back of her head that sees what she shouldn't but what she has to know, and of course the ones here in front so that she can look at a child when he goofs and say, 'I understand and I love you' without so much as uttering a word." "Lord," said the angel touching his sleeve gently, "sleep, Tomorrow..." "I can't," said the Lord, "I'm so close to creating something so close to myself. Already I have one that heals herself when she is sick . . . can feed a family of six on one pound of hamburger... and can get a 9 yr. old to stand under a shower." The angel circled the model of a Mother very slowly. "It's too soft," she sighed. "But tough!" said the Lord excitedly. "You cannot imagine what this Mother can do or endure." "Can it think?" "Not only think, but it can reason and compromise," said the Creator. Finally, the angel ran a finger across the cheek. "There's a leak," she pronounced. "I told You, You were trying to put too much into this model." "It's not a leak," said the Lord. "It's a tear." "What's it for?" "It's for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness, and pride." "You are a genius," said the angel. The Lord looked somber. "I didn't put it there." - Erma Bombeck
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