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10th July 2016

Sunday  10th JULY 2016

FIFTEENTH  SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 

Thank You. On the notice board today is our annual statement of Income & Expenditure for the Parish for the financial year on 5th April 2016. Thank you for your generous giving.

 

We have a second collection today. It is traditionally known as Peter’s Pence. It is support of Pope Francis and the work that he undertakes in Rome and throughout the world.

 

PARISH PILGRIMAGE LOURDES SEPT. 26th TO 30thA few places remain for people sharing.  Single rooms are no longer available.  Booking closes finally tomorrow 11th July.

 

First Holy Communion 2017 There will be a meeting for all the parents who have registered their child for First Holy Communion 2017 in the Parish Hall on Monday 11th July at 7.30pm. It is very important all parents come to this meeting.

RCIA.  Registration for RCIA is now open.  Please speak to Fr. John for more details.

 

St Patrick’s School Summer Fete 17th July 2016 -  Raffle There will be opportunities for parishioners to purchase tickets after the 9am and 11.30am Service today, 10th July.  Great prizes.  Tickets are £1 and all proceeds will go to the purchasing of books and equipment for the Children of St Patrick's School and we hope you can make it to the Fete on the 17th July time 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

 

Lost and Found. A yellow framed mountain bike was left at the Church some time ago. If you know the owner please let us know. It can be seen near the toilet today.

 

Flower sales at St Patrick's School. A big thank you to parishioners who attended the recent two events. It raised £425 in total. There will also be another opportunity to purchase plants and herbs at the St Patrick’s School Summer Fete on Sunday 17th July 12.30 to 3.30pm.

 

Eat or Heat Appeal: Eat or Heat is an emergency food bank set up to feed those who have nothing to eat and their children. Many of our brothers and sisters in Walthamstow are hungry and the food store for Eat or Heat is depleting rapidly to meet the demand. We are asking our parishioners who wish to contribute to help feed those less fortunate than ourselves, to donate tinned (soup, vegetables, beans, fish etc.) or dry (pasta, rice, lentils etc.) food for the food bank. There is a container in the porch of the church where donations of food can be made. Donations can also be made at the parish office. This is a worthy cause and our chance to fulfil one of our live simply project ideas which involves the entire parish. May you be blessed for your generosity.

 

Walthamstow Acoustic Massive: Are celebrating their 5th anniversary and are performing at the Walthamstow Garden Party on Saturday 16th July at 2.30pm in Llyod Park and everyone is invited to this free event.

 

Faith in Action Group. We have some good news.  Our Action Plan for the work of the Parish towards our ‘LiveSimply’ project has been accepted by CAFOD and indeed, commended.  The Faith in Action Group met last Monday and agreed we should begin as soon as possible.  We thought it best to begin ‘simply’ with a ‘Walk to Church Weekend’.  A Walking to Church Weekend means that, if it is possible, you will walk or cycle to church rather than use a car and thus avoid polluting the atmosphere.  So next Saturday evening and all Sunday Masses over the weekend 16th /17th July will be Walk to Mass Weekend.  At all Masses next weekend by a show of hands we will indicate who made the choice to walk rather than come by car.  We also hope that if you see another member of the parish walking you will join them and hopefully get to know them better.   

 

FOSPA. Friends of St. Patrick’s school are looking for new members. Please leave your details in Parish office.

 

Food for thought; I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.  Kahlil Gibran

 

Director of Parish Evangelisation.  The Diocese of Brentwood seeks to appoint a full time Director of Parish Evangelisation for a three-year fixed period from September.  Salary £35,000 - £40,000 depending on experience. Closing date for applications 31 July.  For more information contact: Mrs Adele Angel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Please see church notice board.

 

TOILETRIES FOR CALAIS. Last year our parish very generously donated toiletries for the refugees in Calais. We would like to start a new collection as their supplies are running very low –they are still receiving 100 new people per day. A box for the donations will be in the porch. Toiletries needed: deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, new razors, shower gel/liquid soap, hand sanitiser, lotion, tooth brushes, toothpaste, wash clothes, washbags, toilet roll. Thank you!

 

ST PATRICK’S PRIMARY SCHOOL has the following vacancies:  Nursery AM 1space ,Nursery PM1 space, Year 1 = 1 space, Year 2 – 1 space, Year 3 = 1 space, Year 4 = 5 spaces, Year 6 = 4 spaces.  For more information please ring St Patrick's Catholic Primary School, Longfield Avenue, Walthamstow, London E17 7DP, Tel: 020 8509 4321

 

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.

 

TEA ON THE LAWN is back! Parishioners are welcome to have tea, coffee, juice with biscuits on the lawn after 9am Mass today.  Volunteers are neededROTA AVAILABLE ON THE NOTICEBOARD.

 

 

                                         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

3rd July 2016

 

Sunday  3rd JULY 2016

FOURTEENTH  SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 

RCIA.  Registration for RCIA is now open.  Please speak to Fr. John for more details.

 

First Holy Communion 2017: Application forms are now available for children who will be in Year 4 in September who wish to make their First Holy Communion in 2017. Please ensure you have a completed application form, with a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate attached and bring them to the parish office. Deadline for completing this form is this weekend.

 

Faith in Action.  There will be a meeting of this group in the Presbytery tomorrow, Monday 4th July at 7.30pm.

 

St Patrick’s School Summer Fete 17th July 2016 -  Raffle There will be opportunities for parishioners to purchase tickets after the 9am and 11.30am Service on Sunday 3rd and 10th July.  Prizes already consist of Tickets to the Gruffalo, Champagne for two at the top of the Gherkin, a Kindle Fire, L'Occitaine gift set, Wine hamper and Ice skating session tickets and there will be many more. Tickets are £1 and all proceeds will go to the purchasing of books and equipment for the Children of St Patrick's School and we hope you can make it to the Fete on the 17th July time 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

 

PARISH PILGRIMAGE LOURDES SEPT. 26th TO 30thA few places remain for people sharing.  Single rooms are no longer available.  Booking closes on 11th July.

 

FOSPA. Friends of St. Patrick’s school are looking for new members. Please leave your details in Parish office.

 

Director of Parish Evangelisation.  The Diocese of Brentwood seeks to appoint a full time Director of Parish Evangelisation for a three-year fixed period from September.  Salary £35,000 - £40,000 depending on experience. Closing date for applications 31 July.  For more information contact: Mrs Adele Angel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Please see church notice board.

 

THANK YOU!  We would like to thank all parishioners who have donated for Calais.  Because of your generosity, Nicky Sloan who is in charge of ‘Toiletries for Calais,’ went to the House of Commons to discuss about her charity works. Our parish was mentioned during her talk stating that the flow of continued support from all of us is unbelievable!  Thank you also to Ana Elvia who has brought this project to our parish.

 

TOILETRIES FOR CALAIS. Last year our parish very generously donated toiletries for the refugees in Calais. We would like to start a new collection as their supplies are running very low –they are still receiving 100 new people per day. A box for the donations will be in the porch. Toiletries needed: deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, new razors, shower gel/liquid soap, hand sanitiser, lotion, tooth brushes, toothpaste, wash clothes, washbags, toilet roll. Thank you!

 

ST PATRICK’S PRIMARY SCHOOL has the following vacancies:  Nursery AM 1space ,Nursery PM1 space, Year 1 = 1 space, Year 2 – 1 space, Year 3 = 1 space, Year 4 = 5 spaces, Year 6 = 4 spaces.  For more information please ring St Patrick's Catholic Primary School, Longfield Avenue, Walthamstow, London E17 7DP, Tel: 020 8509 4321

 

Children’s Little Library. There are some lovely books for children of all ages in the porch, you are very welcome to borrow one for up to a week, then exchange it for another one.

 

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

 

 

TEA ON THE LAWN is back! Parishioners are welcome to have tea, coffee, juice with biscuits on the lawn after 9am Mass today.  Volunteers are neededROTA AVAILABLE ON THE NOTICEBOARD.

 

 

                                         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.

 

A Few Coins By Joseph J. Mazzella  Life is full to overflowing with miracles if you only open your heart to see them. I saw another one just the other day. I had been running errands all morning and was about to head home. The morning heat, though, felt more like a Summer afternoon than a Spring morning and my mouth was parched. I decided then to stop by a local convenience store to get something to drink first.  As I walked in I heard a mother talking to her son. "Are you sure you want to spend your birthday money on ice cream?" The little boy who couldn’t have been more than five years old nodded, yes. I stood behind him as the cashier filled a small cone with vanilla ice cream. The lady handed him the cone and he handed her his money. He was about to turn around when the cashier told him to wait and dropped a few small coins into his hand. The little guy looked at his change for a moment and then lifted his hand up to a charity box on the counter and dropped them in it. He turned around and our eyes met. He smiled at me and I winked and smiled back. Then he walked out of the store with his Mum, happily eating his ice cream.After watching that little miracle of love my heart felt lighter and the world seemed brighter. Life made sense once again. It felt so good to be a part of God’s creation. It felt so wonderful to be on a world that had such kindness in it. I knew too that all of the angels in heaven must have been cheering when they saw that little act of love.  In the eyes of God no gift is too small. In the eyes of God every act of love is priceless. By simply sharing a few coins that little boy had made this world a better place and me a better person. By simply being kind that little boy had given life another miracle and made Earth a little more like Heaven. May we all do the same.

26th June 2016

Sunday  26th JUNE 2016

THIRTEENTH  SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 

RCIA.  Registration for RCIA is now open.  Please speak to Fr. John for more details.

 

DAY FOR LIFE. Last Sunday’s second collection for Day For Life came to £559.72. Many thanks for your generosity.

 

First Holy Communion 2017: Application forms are now available for children who will be in Year 4 in September who wish to make their First Holy Communion in 2017. Please ensure you have a completed application form, with a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate attached and bring them to the parish office before the end of the month of June.

 

Flower sale Thursday 30th June 2016 - 3.15pm to 5.00pm at St Patrick's School. Please come along to the School entrance via Stoneydown Park. All proceeds will go to the purchasing of books and equipment for the Children of St Patrick's School. A big thank you to parishioners who attended the last sale. It raised £200. There will also be another opportunity to purchase plants and herbs at the

 

FOSPA. Friends of St. Patrick’s school are looking for new members. Please leave your details in Parish office.

 

St Patrick’s School Summer Fete 17th July 2016 -  Raffle There will be opportunities for parishioners to purchase tickets after the 9am and 11.30am Service on Sunday 3rd and 10th July.  Prizes already consist of Tickets to the Gruffalo, Champagne for two at the top of the Gherkin, a Kindle Fire, L'Occitaine gift set, Wine hamper and Ice skating session tickets and there will be many more. Tickets are £1 and all proceeds will go to the purchasing of books and equipment for the Children of St Patrick's School and we hope you can make it to the Fete on the 17th July time 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

 

Faith in Action. As part of our plan to protect the home that God has given us we hope to use small plots of ground around the Church and presbytery to grow flowers and vegetables. If anyone is interested please see Fr John. Preference will be given to anyone who will involve children in the project.

 

ST PATRICK’S PRIMARY SCHOOL has the following vacancies:  Nursery AM 1space ,Nursery PM1 space, Year 1 = 1 space, Year 2 – 1 space, Year 3 = 1 space, Year 4 = 5 spaces, Year 6 = 4 spaces.  For more information please ring St Patrick's Catholic Primary School, Longfield Avenue, Walthamstow, London E17 7DP, Tel: 020 8509 4321

 

TOILETRIES FOR CALAIS. Last year our parish very generously donated toiletries for the refugees in Calais. We would like to start a new collection as their supplies are running very low –they are still receiving 100 new people per day. A box for the donations will be in the porch. Toiletries needed: deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, new razors, shower gel/liquid soap, hand sanitiser, lotion, tooth brushes, toothpaste, wash clothes, washbags, toilet roll. Thank you!

 

Children’s Little Library. There are some lovely books for children of all ages in the porch, you are very welcome to borrow one for up to a week, then exchange it for another one.

 

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.

 

TEA ON THE LAWN is back! Parishioners are welcome to have tea, coffee, juice with biscuits on the lawn after 9am Mass today.  Volunteers are neededROTA AVAILABLE ON THE NOTICEBOARD.

 

 

 

                                         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.

 

READING MORE AND DUSTING LESS.  I'm reading more and dusting less. I'm sitting on the deck and admiring the view without fussing about the weeds in the garden. I'm spending more time with my family and friends and less time in committee meetings. Whenever possible, life should be a pattern of experience to savour, not endure. I'm trying to recognize these moments now and cherish them.  I'm not "saving" anything; we use our good china and crystal for every special event-such as losing a pound, getting the sink unstopped, the first camellia blossom. I wear my good top to the market if I feel like it. My theory is if I look prosperous, I can shell out money for one small bag of groceries without wincing. I'm not saving my good perfume for special parties; clerks in hardware stores and tellers in banks have noses that function as well as my party-going friends.  "Someday" and "one of these days" are losing their grip on my vocabulary. If it's worth seeing or hearing or doing, I want to see and hear and do it now.  I'm not sure what my sister would have done had she known that she wouldn't be here for the tomorrow we all take for granted. I think she would have called family members and a few close friends. She might have called a few former friends to apologize and mend fences for past squabbles. I like to think she would have gone out for a Chinese dinner, her favourite food. I'm guessing-I'll never know.  It's those little things left undone that would make me angry if I knew that my hours were limited. Angry because I put off seeing good Friends whom I was going to get in touch with-someday. Angry because I hadn't written certain letters that I intended to write-one of these days. Angry and sorry that I didn't tell my husband and daughter often enough how much I truly love them.   I'm trying very hard not to put off, hold back, or save anything that would add laughter and lustre to our lives. And every morning when I open my eyes, I tell myself that it is special. Every day, every minute, every breath truly is...a gift from God.   I don’t believe in miracles. I rely on them.   Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.  -By Anne Wells-

19th June 2016

TWELFTH  SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 

“One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be. We would like to wish many blessings to all fathers today, that they may always be an example of God's love to their children.” Happy Father's Day.

 

RCIA.  Registration for RCIA is now open.  Please speak to Fr. John for more details.

 

DAY FOR LIFE.  We have a second collection today on all Masses for Day For Life which focuses on the wonder of the gift of human life and the gift of our common home which is God’s creation.  For more information please visit www.dayforlife.org.

 

First Holy Communion 2017: Application forms are now available for children who will be in Year 4 in September who wish to make their First Holy Communion in 2017. Please ensure you have a completed application form, with a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate attached and bring them to the parish office before the end of the month of June.

 

We regret to announce the death of Hazel Noone RIP who died during the week. Hazel’s funeral will take place here on Thursday 23rd June at 10am. This will be the only Mass on Thursday.

 

First Holy Communion 2016.  Congratulations to the 49 young people who have just made their First Holy Communion.  Well done to their parents especially those who took an active part in the preparation programme.

 

Flower sale Thursday 30th June 2016 - 3.15pm to 5.00pm at St Patrick's School. Please come along to the School entrance via Stoneydown Park. All proceeds will go to the purchasing of books and equipment for the Children of St Patrick's School. A big thank you to parishioners who attended the last sale. It raised £200. There will also be another opportunity to purchase plants and herbs at the St Patrick’s School Summer Fete on Sunday 17th July - more news to follow about this event.

 

Faith in Action. As part of our plan to protect the home that God has given us we hope to use small plots of ground around the Church and presbytery to grow flowers and vegetables. If anyone is interested please see Fr John. Preference will be given to anyone who will involve children in the project.

 

ST PATRICK’S PRIMARY SCHOOL has the following vacancies:  Nursery AM 1space ,Nursery PM1 space, Year 1 = 1 space, Year 2 – 1 space, Year 3 = 1 space, Year 4 = 5 spaces, Year 6 = 4 spaces.  For more information please ring St Patrick's Catholic Primary School, Longfield Avenue, Walthamstow, London E17 7DP, Tel: 020 8509 4321

 

TOILETRIES FOR CALAIS. Last year our parish very generously donated toiletries for the refugees in Calais. We would like to start a new collection as their supplies are running very low –they are still receiving 100 new people per day. A box for the donations will be in the porch. Toiletries needed: deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, new razors, shower gel/liquid soap, hand sanitiser, lotion, tooth brushes, toothpaste, wash clothes, washbags, toilet roll. Thank you!

 

Children’s Little Library. There are some lovely books for children of all ages in the porch, you are very welcome to borrow one for up to a week, then exchange it for another one.

 

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.

 

TEA ON THE LAWN is back! Parishioners are welcome to have tea, coffee, juice with biscuits on the lawn after 9am Mass today.  Volunteers are neededROTA AVAILABLE ON THE NOTICEBOARD.

 

TREE CUTTING. There is a tree in front of Presbytery whose branches and roots are causing concern. If anyone knows a person experienced in dealing with trees, please let us know.

                                         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.

 

 

 

10 Ways to Make Father’s Day Special.  Tips for making meaningful moments on your dad's special day–and every day. by Michelle Cox   Spend Unhurried Time Sounds simple, but with our busy lives, it takes intentional planning to find time for unhurried eyeball-to-eyeball moments with our loved ones. If you can’t be there in person with your dad, consider doing a FaceTime or Skype call with him.  Say 'Thank You' Thank your dad for what he’s meant to you and for the sacrifices he’s made for his family. Savour Family Memories Reminisce and talk about family memories—the fun times, vacation memories, holiday stories and the sweet moments you’ve shared.  Share Your Gratitude Tell him what he’s done as a dad that impressed or touched you. Was it spending time together at church each week? Was it the nights he played ball in the yard with you after he’d worked a long day? Was it hearing his prayers for you or seeing him reading his Bible each day? What Are 5 Ways You Admire Him? Think of five qualities that you admire in your dad that you’d like to instil in your own life. Share those things with him. Read Scripture to Him Find a verse (or passage of Scripture) that you think describes your dad. Read that to him, and explain why you think it fits him.  Pray with Him Pray with and for your dad. Thank God for him and what he’s meant to you, and pray for God’s blessings on his life in the years ahead.  Work on That Bucket List Talk to your dad about his bucket list. What would he like to do if given the chance? Plan to do one (or more) of those things with him over the coming year. Throw Your Arms Around Him! Give him a big hug, and tell him how glad you are that he’s your dad.  Say 'I Love You' Out Loud Tell him you love him. Say the words. I wish I could do these with my late dad. I really miss him on these special days. If your dad is still with you, please make the moments count.  If you didn't enjoy a warm and loving relationship with your father, this is a great opportunity to determine that your own children will have memories of a dad who loved them and was part of their lives.  Honour your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you. (Exodus 20:12)

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61 Blackhorse Road
Walthamstow
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Parish office time hours

Marife and Marta 

(Parish Secretaries)

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

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.

Confessions

Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am &

6:15 pm – 6:40 pm