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8th April 2018

                 Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary & St. Patrick

              61 Blackhorse Road E17 7AS

             Tel: 020 8520 3647

           Parish Email:         

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

              Website: www.stpatrickswalth.co.uk

 

            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 8th APRIL 2018

SECON SUNDAY OF EASTER – DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

 

 

 

DIVINE MERCY CELEBRATION- 8TH APRIL, 3.00 PM TO 5.00 PM.  We are pleased to announce that Divine Mercy Prayers will be celebrated at this church on 8th April, between 3 pm to 5 pm in keeping with the expressed request of our Lord Jesus Christ to St. Faustina.

DIVINE MERCY- every Wednesday at 4pm in the Church.

 

GIFT AID 2018-2019. Boxes for the new financial year are available to collect at all Masses.

 

DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD

The First Formal Proposal for the Renewal and restructuring of our Diocese

The Steward of the Gospel Steering Group would like to say a huge thank you to all parishioners who attended the Parish Renewal meeting on Monday, 19th March. Your responses and ideas were much appreciated! We will let you know the dates of when each 'Renewal Working Party Group' will meet, in due course.

SION COMMUNITY CHARISMATIC TEACHING WEEKEND.   From 6pm Friday 13th April to 2pm Sunday 15th April 2018. Theme: ’Moving in the Anointing' - Learning to walk in the Charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit in order to grow in faith and be a blessing to others. This weekend is a great follow-up to 'Life in the Spirit' seminars. Guest Speaker: Fr Pat Collins. Cost: £110 residential, £80 non-residential. Book early as we have limited spaces. For more information call 01277 215011 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  /  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  . 

 

WALK TO MASS ON EARTH DAY - SUNDAY 22nd APRIL.  Earth Day 2018 takes place on Sunday 22nd April. St Patrick's will be marking the day by urging all parishioners to leave the car at home when you come to Mass on Saturday 21st or Sunday 22nd April, and to walk, cycle or use public transport instead. Our parish received the CAFOD Live Simply award last year so let's show our commitment to the environment by using our own energy and not fossil fuels when we come to Mass on Earth Day this year.

 

A WITNESS TO LIFE IN THE SHADOW OF DEATH.  A nine day novena of prayer and witness outside the abortion centre at 108 Whitfield St, London, W1T 5BE (nearest station  Warren street). We beg you to come in a loving, prayerful attitude to bear a peaceful witness to life, 8 am to 4pm each day from Wednesday 18tyh April until Thursday 26th April (only 12noon until 1pm on Sunday the 22nd of April)

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MASS FOR MIGRANTS, MONDAY 7TH MAY (BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY), 11am, Southwark Cathedral. 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.

 

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   https://www.thykingdomcome.global  for more information. 

 

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND – led by Fr Eamonn Power.  The Parish of Our Lady of Canvey & the English Martyrs (Canvey Island) invites you to join their parish pilgrimage to the Holy Land – In The Footsteps of Christ & the Holy Family.  (Travel dates: Thursday 10th May to Thursday 17th May 2018).  This pilgrimage is organised and coordinated by Anam Cara Travel. Cost is £1,370.  This includes 4* Hotels on a half board basis, flights, gratuities and all excursions. If you are interested or require further information, please contact Cathy on 07885 577 342 – by 31st March 2018.  *LAST PLACES REMAINING.

 

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!

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.

 

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A FEW LESSONS FOR LIVING BY JOHN PAUL II

The Gift of Peace. Become friends to those who have no friends. Become family to those who have no family. Become community to those who have no community. If we want peace, we must reach out to the poor. May the rich and poor of the world recognize that we are all brothers and sisters. May we all share what we have with one another as children of the one God, who loves everyone and who offers to everyone the gift of peace. Suffering as Offering. A basic principle of our Christian faith is the fruitfulness of suffering and, hence, the call of all those who suffer to unite themselves with Christ's redemptive sacrifice. Suffering thus becomes an offering, an oblation; this has happened and still does in so many holy souls…In [Jesus] they find the strength to accept pain with holy abandon and trusting obedience to the Father's will. And they feel, rising from within their hearts, the prayer of Gethsemane: “But let it be as you would have it, Father, not as I.” Every Life Is a Gift. Stand up for the life of the aged and the handicapped; stand up against attempts to promote assisted suicide and euthanasia. Stand up for marriage and family life. Stand up for purity. Resist the pressures and temptations of a world that too often tries to ignore a more fundamental truth: that every life is a gift from God our Creator and that we must give an account to God of how we use it, either for good or evil. Faith Is Demanding. How can we profess faith in God's Word, and then refuse to let it inspire and direct our thinking, our activity, our decisions, and our responsibilities toward one another? Faith is always demanding because faith leads us beyond ourselves. Faith imparts a vision of life's purpose and stimulates us to action. The Center. Prayer is not one occupation among many, but is at the center of our life in Christ. It turns our attention away from ourselves and directs it to the Lord. Prayer fills the mind with truth and gives hope to the heart. Life Is a Talent. Life is a talent entrusted to us so that we can transform it and increase it, making it a gift to others. No person is an iceberg drifting on the ocean of history. Each one of us belongs to a great family, in which we can have our own place and our own role to play. The True Face of Jesus Christ. Jesus says to us: “I am sending you to your families, to your parishes, to your movements and associations, to your countries, to ancient cultures and modern civilization, so that you will proclaim the dignity of every human being, as revealed by me, the Son of Man.” If you defend the inalienable dignity of every human being, you will be revealing to the world the true face of Jesus Christ, who is one with every man, every woman, and every child, no matter how poor, no matter how weak or handicapped. May Our Faith Be Strong. May our faith be strong; may it not hesitate, not waver, before the doubts, the uncertainties that philosophical systems or fashionable movements would like to suggest to us. May our faith be certain. May it be founded on the Word of God; on deep knowledge of the Gospel message, and especially of the life, person, and work of Christ; and also on the interior witness of the Holy Spirit. Every Area of Our Lives. There cannot be two parallel lives in the existence of the faithful: on the one hand, our so-called spiritual life, with its values and demands; and on the other, our so-called secular life, that is, life in a family, at work, in social relationships, in the responsibilities of public life, and in culture. Every area of our lives, as different as they are, enters into the plan of God, who desires that these very areas be the places where the love of Christ is revealed and realized for both the glory of the Father and service of others.

1st April 2018

HOLY WEEK / EASTER PROGRAMME 2018

 

 

Sunday 25th March 

 

Masses with the distribution of Palms

9am

11.30am

1pm

6pm

 

Monday 26th March

Reconciliation Service

7.30pm

 

 

Wednesday 28th March

                     

 

Mass of the Oil in Brentwood Cathedral

 

 

7.00pm

 

 

Thursday 29th March

 

 

Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Washing of feet &

Renewal of Ministries

 

8.00pm

 

 

Good Friday

Friday 30th March

 

Children Service

10.30am

 

Procession of Witness

12.00pm

 

Adult Service

3.00pm

 

Stations of the Cross

7.00pm

 

Service in Polish

8.30pm

 

 

 

Holy Saturday

Saturday 31st March

 

 

 

Blessing of food in Polish

(Every 30 minutes)

 

10.00am -1pm

 

Easter Vigil Mass

9.00pm

 

 

Easter Sunday

Sunday 1st April                

 

Easter Sunday Masses

 

9am,

11.30am,

 

Easter Sunday Mass in Polish

1pm

 

Easter Sunday Mass

6pm

 

 

Easter Monday

Monday 2nd April

 

Easter Monday Mass in  English

10.00am

 

Easter Monday Mass in Polish

1pm

 

 

May the Lord bless your home with happiness and unwavering faith this Easter. Easter is about peace, love, and family.

Wishing you an Easter that is bright, happy, and filled with the contentment of the Lord.

 

                 Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary & St. Patrick

              61 Blackhorse Road E17 7AS

             Tel: 020 8520 3647

           Parish Email:         

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

              Website: www.stpatrickswalth.co.uk

 

            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 1st APRIL 2018

EASTER SUNDAY

 

 

God has given us the gift of hope when He Died and Resurrected at Easter. Let us remind ourselves of this great gift and keep a positive outlook in life. May you always be blessed with love, life and happiness. May this Easter be the start of your new, better life.

Have a Blessed Easter Sunday!

Fr Kevin & Fr Freddy

 

May the spirit of the Risen Christ be in all your lives giving you a feeling of joy and hope. Happy Easter from Marifé & Marta.

 

MONDAY, 2nd APRIL is a Bank Holiday, Mass starts at 10am.

 

GIFT AID 2018-2019. Boxes for the new financial year are available to collect at all Masses.

 

 

DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD

The First Formal Proposal for the Renewal and restructuring of our Diocese

The Steward of the Gospel Steering Group would like to say a huge thank you to all parishioners who attended the Parish Renewal meeting on Monday, 19th March. Your responses and ideas were much appreciated! We will let you know the dates of when each 'Renewal Working Party Group' will meet, in due course.

 

YOU ARE INVITED TO CELEBRATE THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BEATIFICATION OF BLESSED CYPRIAN MICHAEL IWENE TANSI. ON SATURDAY 7th APRIL 2018 at 12.30pm at St. Francis Catholic Church, Grove Crescent Road, Stratford, LONDON, E15 4HT.  For further info, please call Mother Maria on 07940143545 or Sir Joe Duke on 07956274279.

 

DIVINE MERCY CELEBRATION- 8TH APRIL, 3.00 PM TO 5.00 PM.  We are pleased to announce that Divine Mercy Prayers will be celebrated at this church on 8th April, between 3 pm to 5 pm in keeping with the expressed request of our Lord Jesus Christ to St. Faustina.       DIVINE MERCY- every Wednesday at 4pm in the Church.

 

SION COMMUNITY CHARISMATIC TEACHING WEEKEND.   From 6pm Friday 13th April to 2pm Sunday 15th April 2018. Theme: ’Moving in the Anointing' - Learning to walk in the Charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit in order to grow in faith and be a blessing to others. This weekend is a great follow-up to 'Life in the Spirit' seminars. Guest Speaker: Fr Pat Collins. Cost: £110 residential, £80 non-residential. Book early as we have limited spaces. For more information call 01277 215011 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  /  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  . 

 

WALK TO MASS ON EARTH DAY - SUNDAY 22nd APRIL.  Earth Day 2018 takes place on Sunday 22nd April. St Patrick's will be marking the day by urging all parishioners to leave the car at home when you come to Mass on Saturday 21st or Sunday 22nd April, and to walk, cycle or use public transport instead. Our parish received the CAFOD Live Simply award last year so let's show our commitment to the environment by using our own energy and not fossil fuels when we come to Mass on Earth Day this year.

 

MASS FOR MIGRANTS, MONDAY 7TH MAY (BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY), 11am, Southwark Cathedral. 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.

 

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!

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.

 

 

HELPING KIDS REMEMBER THE TRUE MEANING OF EASTER Instead of chocolate bunnies and egg hunts, shift Easter's focus to faith and rebirth.  by Kathryn Slattery.   Jelly beans, cellophane-covered baskets, giant sweet bunnies. As I spotted all the trappings of Easter in the supermarket, I thought to myself, No wonder kids get confused about Easter.  Explaining Christmas was a cinch–the birth of Christ is simpler to grasp. Creches, carols and pageants all reinforce the message, making it easier to keep Santa Claus in perspective. But how could I explain to my two school-age children something as profound and mysterious as the Resurrection?  I knew that other parents were struggling with this, too. In fact, I took the greatest comfort in the advice of one friend who said, "Start with the traditions you already have."  On Good Friday in our home we always colour Easter eggs–three dozen. What could be a more obvious symbol of new life than eggs? Last year I told the children about a chick I once saw hatching in an incubator. I described how he poked his way out with his beak. "A new life. That's what we celebrate at Easter," I explained, "the new life we have in Christ."  The next bit of inspiration came while I was shopping. I found a set of Bible storybooks for my son, Brinck, and came across a tiny gold cross necklace for Katy. I included these presents in the children's Easter baskets, and since then I've added prayer journals, tapes, Scripture stickers and bookmarks. I like the tradition of Easter baskets, especially when I can include gifts that will nurture the children's faith.  The third idea came from Posy Baker Lough. "Try something," she suggested, "to give children a good visual image of the Resurrection." She described a project at her church: The children were given caterpillars, and in the weeks prior to Easter the kids watched them spin cocoons, metamorphosing into butterflies."  The butterflies were released just before Easter Sunday service," Posy said. "Afterward, when we explained to the kids that the cocoon was like Christ's death and entombment, and that his resurrection was like the butterfly, they understood."  At Easter time, images of new life are usually easy to find: crocuses and daffodils blooming, lambs gamboling in fields, birds returning to their nests, green returning to the landscape. But sometimes spring comes late (or Easter comes early) and the holiday meets a grey, cold day. Then I think of something that happened to my friend Alison.  On an unseasonably cold Easter morning when Alison was 10 years old, her mother urged her to go outside to see what was in the yard. There in the snow her mother had made a rainbow of hundreds of brightly coloured lollipops, sparkling like bits of stained glass. "It seemed like a miracle," Alison says. "Magical, beautiful, full of mystery and wonder."  And that, I realize, is what I want more than anything else to give my children: the miracle of Easter. It was God's most astonishing miracle, the resurrection of Christ and the promise it held for us: eternal life.  So, finally, go to church on Easter. Put on your best clothes, take flowers from your garden, sing all the hymns with alleluias. Celebrate. Last Easter Sunday I was delighted when I overheard one youngster say, "Christmas is Jesus' birthday, but Easter is everybody's birthday."  Yes, it is. Easter is the time for you and your children–for all of us–to joyfully celebrate our new birth.

25th March 2018

 

HOLY WEEK / EASTER PROGRAMME 2018

 

 

Sunday 25th March 

 

Masses with the distribution of Palms

9am

11.30am

1pm

6pm

 

Monday 26th March

Reconciliation Service

7.30pm

 

 

Wednesday 28th March

                     

 

Mass of the Oil in Brentwood Cathedral

 

 

7.00pm

 

 

Thursday 29th March

 

 

Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Washing of feet &

Renewal of Ministries

 

8.00pm

 

 

Good Friday

Friday 30th March

 

Children Service

10.30am

 

Procession of Witness

12.00pm

 

Adult Service

3.00pm

 

Stations of the Cross

7.00pm

 

Service in Polish

8.30pm

 

 

 

Holy Saturday

Saturday 31st March

 

 

 

Blessing of food in Polish

(Every 30 minutes)

 

10.00am -1pm

 

Easter Vigil Mass

9.00pm

 

 

Easter Sunday

Sunday 1st April                

 

Easter Sunday Masses

 

9am,

11.30am,

 

Easter Sunday Mass in Polish

1pm

 

Easter Sunday Mass

6pm

 

 

Easter Monday

Monday 2nd April

 

Easter Monday Mass in  English

10.00am

 

Easter Monday Mass in Polish

1pm

 

 

May the Lord bless your home with happiness and unwavering faith this Easter. Easter is about peace, love, and family.

Wishing you an Easter that is bright, happy, and filled with the contentment of the Lord.

 

Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary & St. Patrick

              61 Blackhorse Road E17 7AS

             Tel: 020 8520 3647

           Parish Email:         

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

              Website: www.stpatrickswalth.co.uk

 

            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 25th MARCH 2018

PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD

 

 

DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD

The First Formal Proposal for the Renewal and restructuring of our Diocese

The Steward of the Gospel Steering Group would like to say a huge thank you to all parishioners who attended the Parish Renewal meeting on Monday, 19th March. Your responses and ideas were much appreciated! We will let you know the dates of when each 'Renewal Working Party Group' will meet, in due course.

 

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who bought raffle tickets. £250 was raised for St.Joseph’s convent Bethlehem. All prize winners have been notified. A list of the winners is displayed on the notice board in the porch.

 

GIFT AID 2018-2019. Boxes for the new financial year are available to collect at all Masses.

 

The Parish Easter Programme 2018 is available in the porch of the Church please take one home to remind yourself about the upcoming events and their times.

 

BISHOP ALAN GOES #SILENT! For 12 hours, from 8am to 8pm, on Tuesday 27th March, the Tuesday of Holy Week, Bishop Alan will be completely silent (except for occasional communication with his cat, Delia). This is part of a national initiative, “Million Minutes,” adopted this year by the BCYS, to encourage all of us to (re)discover the peace, tranquility and value of silence: within the stillness, God speaks. Every minute of silence can also be sponsored, raising money for projects led by young people in our Diocese. For more details, and all the resources, look at www.millionminutes.org/Brentwood. To sponsor Bishop Alan go to https://be.wonderful.org/bishop.alan/2018/staysilent. To find out more about all our opportunities for young people go to www.bcys.net

 

EASTER TRIDUUM RETREAT FOR THOSE AGED 19-27. Experience the Holy Week liturgies in the tranquil and beautiful setting of Walsingham House at Abbotswick, with a program that will weave reflection and prayer with a deeper understanding of each liturgy, in the company of other young adults. From the stillness of Adoration on Holy Thursday evening to an Easter Vigil finishing with champagne and chocolates, we hope this will be a Triduum celebration to live in the heart and mind for the year ahead. £30 covers meals and accommodation 7.30pm Thursday 29th March – 9.00am Easter Sunday morning. Maximum 35 places – apply soon. Full details & online application at www.bcys.net

 

VACANCY – Education  Office in Brentwood.  PA/Executive Assistant required (PA or Senior Secretarial experience essential) required to support the Director and Deputy Director in the education Department.  The role is for 35 hours a week, working five days a week over 42 weeks a year.  If you – or any of your family or friends – are interested in this role, please first contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   for a copy of the job description and person specification.  You should then send in your CV, with a covering letter demonstrating how your experience and skills match the essential requirements and attributes of the role as per the job description and person specification. Closing date for CVs/applications is Friday 30th March 2018.  Interviews and tasks to take place on 4th or 5th April 2018. 

 

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND – led by Fr Eamonn Power.  The Parish of Our Lady of Canvey & the English Martyrs (Canvey Island) invites you to join their parish pilgrimage to the Holy Land – In The Footsteps of Christ & the Holy Family.  (Travel dates: Thursday 10th May to Thursday 17th May 2018).  This pilgrimage is organised and coordinated by Anam Cara Travel. Cost is £1,370.  This includes 4* Hotels on a half board basis, flights, gratuities and all excursions. If you are interested or require further information, please contact Cathy on 07885 577 342 – by 31st March 2018.  *LAST PLACES REMAINING.

 

YOU ARE INVITED TO CELEBRATE THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BEATIFICATION OF BLESSED CYPRIAN MICHAEL IWENE TANSI. ON SATURDAY 7th APRIL 2018 at 12.30pm at St. Francis Catholic Church, Grove Crescent Road, Stratford, LONDON, E15 4HT.  For further info, please call Mother Maria on 07940143545 or Sir Joe Duke on 07956274279.

 

DIVINE MERCY CELEBRATION- 8TH APRIL, 3.00 PM TO 5.00 PM.  We are pleased to announce that Divine Mercy Prayers will be celebrated at this church on 8th April, between 3 pm to 5 pm in keeping with the expressed request of our Lord Jesus Christ to St. Faustina.

 

DIVINE MERCY- every Wednesday at 4pm in the Church.

 

ST JOHN’S RC SPECIAL SCHOOL, WOODFORD BRIDGE IS RECRUITING FULL TIME CLASS ASSISTANTS to work with students aged 5-25 with a wide range of special needs. Hours 9.00am to 3.30pm, term time only, experience preferred. Immediate and September starts available. 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 16th April. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. www.stjohnsrcschool.co.uk

 

SION COMMUNITY CHARISMATIC TEACHING WEEKEND.   From 6pm Friday 13th April to 2pm Sunday 15th April 2018. Theme: ’Moving in the Anointing' - Learning to walk in the Charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit in order to grow in faith and be a blessing to others. This weekend is a great follow-up to 'Life in the Spirit' seminars. Guest Speaker: Fr Pat Collins. Cost: £110 residential, £80 non-residential. Book early as we have limited spaces. For more information call 01277 215011 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  /  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  . 

 

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.

 

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!

 

ARE YOU AWAREthat the Rosary is said each morning in the church at 9.05 am (just before the morning Mass)?

 

 

PALM SUNDAY IS THE FINAL SUNDAY OF LENT, the beginning of Holy Week, and commemorates the triumphant arrival of Christ in Jerusalem, days before he was crucified.  Palm Sunday is known as such because the faithful will often receive palm fronds which they use to participate in the re-enactment of Christ's arrival in Jerusalem. In the Gospels, Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a young donkey, and to the lavish praise of the townspeople who threw clothes, or possibly palms or small branches, in front of him as a sign of homage. This was a customary practice for people of great respect.  Palm branches are widely recognized symbol of peace and victory, hence their preferred use on Palm Sunday. The use of a donkey instead of a horse is highly symbolic, it represents the humble arrival of someone in peace, as opposed to arriving on a steed in war.  A week later, Christ would rise from the dead on the first Easter.

18th March 2018

Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary & St. Patrick

              61 Blackhorse Road E17 7AS

             Tel: 020 8520 3647

           Parish Email:         

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

              Website: www.stpatrickswalth.co.uk

 

            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 18th MARCH 2018

FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

 

 

DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD

The First Formal Proposal for the Renewal and restructuring of our Diocese

A DISCUSSION of the Renewal of our Diocese will take place on Monday 19 March 2018 at 7.00PM in the church. A copy of the document can be accessed on the Diocese of Brentwood website: www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/departments/development.

 

GIFT AID 2018-2019. Boxes for the new financial year are available to collect at all Masses.

 

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS every Thursday after morning Mass and Friday evening at 7 pm.

 

 

The Parish Easter Programme 2018 is available in the porch of the Church please take one home to remind yourself about the upcoming events and their times.

 

 

 

NEXT SUNDAY, 25th March, clocks go forward.

 

 

 

BISHOP ALAN GOES #SILENT! For 12 hours, from 8am to 8pm, on Tuesday 27th March, the Tuesday of Holy Week, Bishop Alan will be completely silent (except for occasional communication with his cat, Delia). This is part of a national initiative, “Million Minutes,” adopted this year by the BCYS, to encourage all of us to (re)discover the peace, tranquility and value of silence: within the stillness, God speaks. Every minute of silence can also be sponsored, raising money for projects led by young people in our Diocese. For more details, and all the resources, look at www.millionminutes.org/Brentwood. To sponsor Bishop Alan go to https://be.wonderful.org/bishop.alan/2018/staysilent. To find out more about all our opportunities for young people go to www.bcys.net

 

St John’s RC Special School, Woodford Bridge is recruiting full time Class Assistants to work with students aged 5-25 with a wide range of special needs. Hours 9.00am to 3.30pm, term time only, experience preferred. Immediate and September starts available. 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 16th April. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. www.stjohnsrcschool.co.uk

 

 

EASTER TRIDUUM RETREAT FOR THOSE AGED 19-27. Experience the Holy Week liturgies in the tranquil and beautiful setting of Walsingham House at Abbotswick, with a program that will weave reflection and prayer with a deeper understanding of each liturgy, in the company of other young adults. From the stillness of Adoration on Holy Thursday evening to an Easter Vigil finishing with champagne and chocolates, we hope this will be a Triduum celebration to live in the heart and mind for the year ahead. £30 covers meals and accommodation 7.30pm Thursday 29th March – 9.00am Easter Sunday morning. Maximum 35 places – apply soon. Full details & online application at www.bcys.net

 

 

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND – led by Fr Eamonn Power.  The Parish of Our Lady of Canvey & the English Martyrs (Canvey Island) invites you to join their parish pilgrimage to the Holy Land – In The Footsteps of Christ & the Holy Family.  (Travel dates: Thursday 10th May to Thursday 17th May 2018).  This pilgrimage is organised and coordinated by Anam Cara Travel. Cost is £1,370.  This includes 4* Hotels on a half board basis, flights, gratuities and all excursions. If you are interested or require further information, please contact Cathy on 07885 577 342 – by 31st March 2018.  *LAST PLACES REMAINING.

 

YOU ARE INVITED TO CELEBRATE THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BEATIFICATION OF BLESSED CYPRIAN MICHAEL IWENE TANSI ·ON SATURDAY 7th APRIL 2018 at 12.30pm at St. Francis Catholic Church, Grove Crescent Road, Stratford, LONDON, E15 4HT.  For further info, please call Mother Maria on 07940143545 or Sir Joe Duke on 07956274279.

 

 

SION COMMUNITY CHARISMATIC TEACHING WEEKEND.   From 6pm Friday 13th April to 2pm Sunday 15th April 2018. Theme: ’Moving in the Anointing' - Learning to walk in the Charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit in order to grow in faith and be a blessing to others. This weekend is a great follow-up to 'Life in the Spirit' seminars. Guest Speaker: Fr Pat Collins. Cost: £110 residential, £80 non-residential. Book early as we have limited spaces. For more information call 01277 215011 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  /  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  . 

 

DIVINE MERCY- every Wednesday at 4pm in the Church.

 

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.

 

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!

 

ARE YOU AWAREthat the Rosary is said each morning in the church at 9.05 am (just before the morning Mass)?

 

 

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BLESSING SOMEONE YOU DON’T LIKE by Julia Attaway.  My stomach was in a knot. There’d been a major plot twist in a complicated (and delicate) project I’m working on, and fear was sitting on my chest and twisting my innards. I’d crafted and then drafted a written response but held off on sending it. Something wasn’t sitting right with me. As soon as my kids were out the door, I headed to the chapel up the street. It was empty first thing in the day. I knelt and mentally brought in each of the people I was working with (and against). That made the little space a bit crowded.  Then I stammered out blessings, one person at a time. “Blessed be God in the life of _____. May Your name be glorified through her words and actions today. Grant her the grace and wisdom she needs to do Your will.” It was a bit awkward, because my heart wasn’t 100% into wishing some of these folks well. Still, my fear had me stuck, and since it was my fear in my heart, I knew I needed to address this. I repeated the prayer more than once for each person I didn’t like. I repeated it until my heart let go of resentment and anger, and the words came out honestly. Not surprisingly, the more progress I made on this, the more the fear that gripped me faded. Then, when my heart was full of genuine blessing, I sat quietly for a while.  “Thank you, Lord. Thank you for each of these people in my life,” I finally said, and I meant it. As I gathered my coat and bag, the subtle tweak needed in the email I’d drafted became obvious. I went home and changed a few words, and sent it off with a peaceful heart.

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Marife and Marta 

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Monday – Wednesday  9am – 1pm

Friday - Saturday  9am - 2pm

 

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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