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21st January 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. Angelo Lafferty 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 21st JANUARY 2018

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 

DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD

The discussion of The First Formal Proposal for the Renewal and the Restructuring of our diocese took place in the Parish Church last Wednesday.  We would like to say a huge thank you to all parishioners who attended the Parish Meeting on Wednesday. All your views, questions and proposals will be forwarded to Bishop Alan and Steve Webb. We look forward to inviting all parishioners to a meeting to discuss the ways in which we may move forward in due course.  All parishioners   are encouraged to read the entire Proposal again and watch the video: ‘Questions and answers:  Listen to Bishop Alan on The Renewal and Evangelisation and Steven Webb on the Restructuring. The website is http:www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/departments/development.

 

PAX CHRISTI - PEACE SUNDAY collection last Sunday amounted to £643.42.   Thank you all for your generosity.

 

HOMELESS SUNDAY, 28th JANUARY.  Homelessness is a huge problem in our communities and continues to rise at an alarming rate.  Caritas Anchor House, a Catholic Homeless Charity in the Brentwood Diocese is requesting a second collection to be taken up at all Masses next weekend. This collection will be divided between Christian Kitchen and Caritas Anchor House.

 

We regret to announce the death of Vincent Lynch & Betty Lynch RIP. Vincent & Betty’s Funeral Mass will take place here on Thursday 25th January at 10am. May they rest in peace. This will be the only mass on the day.

 

We regret to announce the death of Mary Appiah-Kubi RIP. Mary’s Funeral Mass will take place here on Friday 26th January at 9.30am. May she rest in peace. This will be the only mass on the day.

 

 

ADVERTISEMENT ON BEHALF OF MISSIO, the Catholic Church’s official charity for overseas mission: “We have a freelance vacancy to be engaged on a Casual Contract for a Proofreader to work with our supportive fundraising team. The role requires someone with good proofreading and copy-editing skills to work on a variety of Missio’s publications and educational resources in MS Word and Adobe formats.  Candidates should contact Richard Hopper, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   23 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1NU Telephone: 020 7821 9755 for a Job Description.  Closing date 26th January 2018.  For further information please visit www.missio.org.uk  or contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  .”

 

ESSEX RECUSANT SOCIETY (Brentwood Diocesan Historical Society): the next meeting will be held at the The Grange, 93 Queens Road, Brentwood CM14 4EY on Saturday 27 January at 2.30pm. The speaker will be Rev. Dr Ken Carleton (Permanent Deacon, Elm Park) on ‘Cardinal Pole and the Progress of the Catholic Reformation.’ All are welcome.

 

GOVERNOR TRAINING: Saturday, 27TH January 10.30am- 12.00pm at Cathedral House Ingrave Road Brentwood CM1 5 8AT. Speaker: Mr Chris Birtles, Executive Headteacher. Topic: What makes an effective Governing Board? Contact details Tel 01277 265285 email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

SPIRITUALITY SEMINARS: AT CATHEDRAL HOUSE INGRAVE ROAD BRENTWOOD CM1 5 8AT, Saturday February 10th 10.30am-12.00pm - Title: The Mass Explained. Speaker: Bishop Emeritus Thomas McMahon. Saturday March 24th 10.30am-12.00pm - Title: Lent and the call to holiness. Speaker: Fr Martin Boland, Cathedral Dean. Contact Details: Tel 01277 265285 email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

LANDINGS LECTURE 2018. Dr Austen Ivereigh, papal biographer and Catholic Voices co-founder will address the subject: ‘Close and Concrete: Pope Francis on how to Evangelise in a World in Flux’ Tuesday March 6th at 7:00pm in Farm Street Church Hall, 114 Mount St, London W1K 3AH. Mass in the church at 6:00pm; buffet reception to follow. All most welcome

 

THE SECOND ANNUAL LECTURE of the recently relaunched Landings Programme for Returning Catholics will take place at the Landings UK Centre at Farm Street Church Hall, 114 Mount Street, London W1K 3AH on March 6th at 7 pm.  Mass is at 6 pm in the church, followed by a buffet reception.

 

ST HELEN’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL IN CANNING TOWN, NEWHAM is appealing to all past pupils or their relatives. They are seeking copies of old school photographs, reports and records as part of the preparations for their 110th anniversary. The school is particularly looking for photographs and information from 1907-1941 as original documents were destroyed in the blitz.

Please contact 020 7476 1785 or email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ENTHUSIASTIC GARDENERS REQUIRED to help develop the presbytery garden so that it can be used and enjoyed by parishioners to grow produce in the summer months. If you can give some time please contact the Live Simply Group via the parish office.

VACANCY – FINANCE OFFICE IN BRENTWOOD.  HR/Operations Officer (Payroll experience essential) required to support the Finance Office at Cathedral House, Brentwood.  The role is part-time, working three days a week (21 hours).  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 2nd February 2018.  Interviews week commencing 12th February 2018. 

 

JOB VACANCY.  Walsingham House at Abbotswick: Hospitality, Retreats and Facilities Co-ordinator. Living on site, the person in this full time role will enable the smooth running of Walsingham House at Abbotswick, ensuring a welcoming, safe and Christ-centred environment for all retreatants and visitors. The role includes the leadership of some youth retreats, as well as excellent teamworking with staff and volunteers. 2 year fixed contract, starting late August. £18,000pa + accommodation. For full details visit www.bcys.net/vacancy-abbotswick/

 

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.

 

DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD. Do you support Catholic schools and the right of Catholics to send their children to them? Then we need you to make your voice heard. The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils attend. They have acknowledged that this policy discriminates against Catholics and promised to abandon it, now we need to tell them not to u-turn on their promise to Catholics. Visit http://catholicnews.org.uk/education-cap  or research for “Catholic Education” in your search engine to write to the Government and urge them to drop their policy which bans new Catholic schools.

 

LEGION OF MARY meeting will be held in the church on Thursdays after Mass at 10:15 am.  If anyone is interested they are welcome to attend.

 

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!

 

14th January 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. Angelo Lafferty 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 14th JANUARY 2018

SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 

 

PAX CHRISTI - PEACE SUNDAY. A second collection will be taken up at all Masses. The proceeds will go to the tens of thousands of people around the globe who have been displaced and forced to leave their homes because of violence or climate related disasters.  For more information, please visit www.paxchristi.org.uk

 

DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD

The First Formal Proposal for the Renewal and the Restructuring of our diocese. The discussion of this document will take place in the Parish Church at 7.00pm on 17 January 2018.

All parishioners   are encouraged to read the entire Proposal again and watch the video: ‘Questions and answers:  Listen to Bishop Alan on The Renewal and Evangelisation and Steven Webb on the Restructuring. The website is http:www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/departments/development.

 

We regret to announce the death of Carlina (Carol) Fontanilla RIP. Carlina’s funeral mass will take place on Wednesday 17th January at 10am. May she rest in peace. This will be the only mass on the day.

 

We regret to announce the death of Vincent Lynch RIP. Vincent’s funeral mass will take place on Thursday 25th January at 10am. May he rest in peace. This will be the only mass on the day.

 

We regret to announce the death of Mary Appiah-Kubi RIP. Mary’s funeral mass will take place on Friday 26th January at 9.30am. May she rest in peace. This will be the only mass on the day.

THE NATIONAL OFFICE FOR VOCATIONS has produced a new App for Catholics between 16 and 35 who are discerning their vocation.

http://www.ukvocation.org/?p=2535 has information on how to access the App. Even if this is not for you please share this with someone you think it might be relevant for.

 

ESSEX RECUSANT SOCIETY (Brentwood Diocesan Historical Society): the next meeting will be held at the The Grange, 93 Queens Road, Brentwood CM14 4EY on Saturday 27 January at 2.30pm. The speaker will be Rev. Dr Ken Carleton (Permanent Deacon, Elm Park) on ‘Cardinal Pole and the Progress of the Catholic Reformation.’ All are welcome.

 

NIGHTSHELTER 2018.The rota is now up for those who want to volunteer to do the sleepover with the homeless. We need three volunteers every Friday & It is important that we have at least one male. We meet every Friday (from 5th January until the 30th March) at 8:00pm at the Baptist church. You are expected to socialise with our guests before we take them over to St Patrick’s hall. Please remember to bring a sleeping bag! For further information call Ann Shean 07875658086 

 

STAY AWAKE VOLUNTEERS. Waltham Forest Night Shelter for the homeless needs more volunteers who are willing to stay awake with some of the homeless residents taking shelter throughout the Borough until December. If you can spare a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday night please get in touch with them on:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or telephone Corina on: 07957 228 019.

 

ENTHUSIASTIC GARDENERS REQUIRED to help develop the presbytery garden so that it can be used and enjoyed by parishioners to grow produce in the summer months. If you can give some time please contact the Live Simply Group via the parish office.

 

JOB VACANCY.  Advertisement on behalf of the Medaille Trust: Vacancy – Diocesan Representatives to carry out the work of the Medaille Trust in Brentwood.  Do you want to be part of the Church’s fight against Modern Slavery?  Could you help us raise awareness of Human Trafficking in our midst?  Want to be part of a growing Catholic charity?  We are now looking for Diocesan Representatives with good people skills, the ability to make presentations in schools and churches, plus sympathy with a charity such as ours.  It is an enjoyable and flexible people-facing fundraising role that would suit a range of individuals.  For an application pack, please visit the website www.medaille-trust.org.uk,or e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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!

 

DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD. Do you support Catholic schools and the right of Catholics to send their children to them? Then we need you to make your voice heard. The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils attend. They have acknowledged that this policy discriminates against Catholics and promised to abandon it, now we need to tell them not to u-turn on their promise to Catholics.

Visit http://catholicnews.org.uk/education-cap  or research for “Catholic Education” in your search engine to write to the Government and urge them to drop their policy which bans new Catholic schools.

 

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.

 

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

 

LEGION OF MARY meeting will be held in the church on Thursdays after Mass at 10:15 am.  If anyone is interested they are welcome to attend.

 

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A PRAYER OF LIFE

May God make your year a happy one!

Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain,

But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes;

Not by making your path easy,

But by making you sturdy to travel any path;

Not by taking hardships from you,

But by taking fear from your heart;

Not by granting you unbroken sunshine,

But by keeping your face bright, even in the shadows;

Not by making your life always pleasant,

But by showing you when people and their causes need you most,

and by making you anxious to be there to help.

God’s love, peace, hope and joy to you always.

 

 

On a tomb-stone was written the words:

‘Remember stranger as you pass by

as you are now so once was I.

As I am now so you shall be

so prepare yourself to follow me.’

Someone wrote with a chalk down at the bottom:

‘To follow you I’m quite content but how do I know which way you went?’

7th January 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. Angelo Lafferty 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 7th JANUARY 2018

THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD

 

 

SECOND COLLECTION PAX CHRISTI PEACE SUNDAY next weekend at all Masses.  No one can be unaware of the tens of thousands of people around the globe who have been displaced and forced to leave their homes because of violence or climate related disasters.  For more information, please visit www.paxchristi.org.uk

 

DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD

The First Formal Proposal for the Renewal and the Restructuring of our diocese.

The discussion of this document will take place in the Parish Church at 7.00pm on 17 January 2018. All parishioners   are encouraged to read the entire Proposal again and watch the video: ‘Questions and answers:  Listen to Bishop Alan on The Renewal and Evangelisation and Steven Webb on the Restructuring.

The website is http:www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/departments/development.

A meeting of the Steward of the Gospel Steering Group members will take place in the Presbytery on Tuesday 9 January 2018 at 7.00PM. All members are expected to attend.

 

ESSEX RECUSANT SOCIETY (Brentwood Diocesan Historical Society): the next meeting will be held at the The Grange, 93 Queens Road, Brentwood CM14 4EY on Saturday 27 January at 2.30pm. The speaker will be Rev. Dr Ken Carleton (Permanent Deacon, Elm Park) on ‘Cardinal Pole and the Progress of the Catholic Reformation.’ All are welcome.

 

NIGHTSHELTER 2018.The rota is now up for those who want to volunteer to do the sleepover with the homeless. We need three volunteers every Friday & It is important that we have at least one male. We meet every Friday (from 5th January until the 30th March) at 8:00pm at the Baptist church. You are expected to socialise with our guests before we take them over to St Patrick’s hall. Please remember to bring a sleeping bag! For further information call Ann Shean 07875658086 

 

STAY AWAKE VOLUNTEERS. Waltham Forest Night Shelter for the homeless needs more volunteers who are willing to stay awake with some of the homeless residents taking shelter throughout the Borough until December. If you can spare a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday night please get in touch with them on:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or telephone Corina on: 07957 228 019.

 

ENTHUSIASTIC GARDENERS REQUIRED to help develop the presbytery garden so that it can be used and enjoyed by parishioners to grow produce in the summer months. If you can give some time please contact the Live Simply Group via the parish office.

 

JOB VACANCY.  Bookkeeper (Sage Accounts experience essential) required to support the Finance Office at Cathedral House, Brentwood.  The role is part-time, working two days a week (14 hours).  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 12th January 2018.  Interviews week commencing 22nd January 2018.” 

 

JOB VACANCY.  Advertisement on behalf of the Medaille Trust: Vacancy – Diocesan Representatives to carry out the work of the Medaille Trust in Brentwood.  Do you want to be part of the Church’s fight against Modern Slavery?  Could you help us raise awareness of Human Trafficking in our midst?  Want to be part of a growing Catholic charity?  We are now looking for Diocesan Representatives with good people skills, the ability to make presentations in schools and churches, plus sympathy with a charity such as ours.  It is an enjoyable and flexible people-facing fundraising role that would suit a range of individuals.  For an application pack, please visit the website www.medaille-trust.org.uk,or e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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!

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

 

LEGION OF MARY meeting will be held in the church on Thursdays after Mass at 10:15 am.  If anyone is interested they are welcome to attend.

 

DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD. Do you support Catholic schools and the right of Catholics to send their children to them? Then we need you to make your voice heard. The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils attend. They have acknowledged that this policy discriminates against Catholics and promised to abandon it, now we need to tell them not to u-turn on their promise to Catholics.

Visit http://catholicnews.org.uk/education-cap  or research for “Catholic Education” in your search engine to write to the Government and urge them to drop their policy which bans new Catholic schools.

 

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The Celtic Reverence for the day.

Celtic spirituality has a great sense of the significance of each day, how the new day is sacred. The Celts never entered the day with a repetitious deadening perspective; they took each day as a new beginning. As we begin a New Year and each new day let us pray the ancient poem called ‘The Deer’s Cry’:

I arise today

Through God’s strength to direct me:

God’s might to uphold me,

God’s wisdom to guide me,

God’s eye to look before,

God’s ear to her me,

God’s word to speak to me,

God’s hand to guard me,

God’s way to lie before me,

God’s shield to protect me,

God’s hosts to save me from snares of devils,

From temptation of vices,

From everyone who shall wish me ill,

Afar and anear,

Alone and in a multitude.

 

 

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.

31st December 2017

                 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. Angelo Lafferty 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 31st DECEMBER 2017

THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH

 

To All Parishioners,

As we cross the threshold of the new year we wish you a happy 2018.

We wish you a year filled with peace: the peace proclaimed by the angels on that holy night; the peace of Christ, who out of love became a brother to every human being!

We wish you a year filled with serenity and happiness: May you always be certain of God's love for us.

This year will bring new changes in our parish. We ask Christ who comes with his saving Gospel to guide our uncertainties and faltering steps and lead us towards the future with true hope.

Finally we say a sincere thank you for your cards, prayers and gifts received over the Christmas period.

May God bless all of us together with our families and friends.

Happy 2018   

Fr Kevin & Fr Angelo

 

On behalf of the SMA Fathers, Frs Kevin and Angelo thank you for your generous Christmas donations to the SMA.  The collection amounted to £2,645.  May God bless your generous giving.

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Monday 1st January OFFICE IS CLOSED.

† PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS, THE HAPPY REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF VERA LYONS RIP who died recently. Vera’s funeral Mass will take place here on Thursday 4th January 2018 at 10am.  This will be the only Mass in this day. May she rest in peace.

 

NIGHTSHELTER 2018. The rota is now up for those who want to volunteer to do the sleepover with the homeless. We need three volunteers every Friday & It is important that we have at least one male. We meet every Friday (from 5th January until the 30th March) at 8:00pm at the Baptist church. You are expected to socialise with our guests before we take them over to St Patrick’s hall. Please remember to bring a sleeping bag! For further information call Ann Shean 07875658086 

 

STAY AWAKE VOLUNTEERS. Waltham Forest Night Shelter for the homeless needs more volunteers who are willing to stay awake with some of the homeless residents taking shelter throughout the Borough until December. If you can spare a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday night please get in touch with them on:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or telephone Corina on: 07957 228 019.

 

DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD. Do you support Catholic schools and the right of Catholics to send their children to them? Then we need you to make your voice heard. The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils attend. They have acknowledged that this policy discriminates against Catholics and promised to abandon it, now we need to tell them not to u-turn on their promise to Catholics. Visit http://catholicnews.org.uk/education-cap  or research for “Catholic Education” in your search engine to write to the Government and urge them to drop their policy which bans new Catholic schools.

 

JOB VACANCY.  Bookkeeper (Sage Accounts experience essential) required to support the Finance Office at Cathedral House, Brentwood.  The role is part-time, working two days a week (14 hours).  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 12th January 2018.  Interviews week commencing 22nd January 2018.” 

 

JOB VACANCY.  Advertisement on behalf of the Medaille Trust: Vacancy – Diocesan Representatives to carry out the work of the Medaille Trust in Brentwood.  Do you want to be part of the Church’s fight against Modern Slavery?  Could you help us raise awareness of Human Trafficking in our midst?  Want to be part of a growing Catholic charity?  We are now looking for Diocesan Representatives with good people skills, the ability to make presentations in schools and churches, plus sympathy with a charity such as ours.  It is an enjoyable and flexible people-facing fundraising role that would suit a range of individuals.  For an application pack, please visit the website www.medaille-trust.org.uk, or e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

ENTHUSIASTIC GARDENERS REQUIRED to help develop the presbytery garden so that it can be used and enjoyed by parishioners to grow produce in the summer months. If you can give some time, please contact the Live Simply Group via the parish office.

 

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

 

LEGION OF MARY meeting will be held in the church on Thursdays after Mass at 10:15 am.  If anyone is interested they are welcome to attend.

 

RED MISSIO BOX.  Please return all your red boxes to the presbytery.  Thank you all for the continuing support for this good cause.  ~ Dolly.

 

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!

 

BRENTWOOD DIOCESE PUBLISHES FORMAL PROPOSALS FOR CHANGE.

 

The First Formal Proposal for the Renewal and Restructuring of Our Diocese has now been published and can be accessed on the Diocesan website or hard copies can be requested from the presbytery office. Parishioners are requested to read it, pray about it and then discuss it within the parish and with neighbours keeping in mind the need for further dialogue and discernment before final decisions are taken.

A discussion on the document will take place in our parish on Wednesday 17th January 2018 in the Parish Church at 7.00pm. As many as possible are requested to attend this meeting as the Renewal and Restructuring Programmes will bring changes to the Parish. Please attend and let your voice be heard.

 

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RECIPE FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR.

 

Take twelve fine, full-grown months; see that these are thoroughly free from old memories of bitterness, rancor and hate, cleanse them completely from every clinging spite; pick off all specks of pettiness and littleness; in short, see that these months are freed from all the past—have them fresh and clean as when they first came from the great storehouse of Time. Cut these months into thirty or thirty-one equal parts. Do not attempt to make up the whole batch at one time (so many persons spoil the entire lot this way) but prepare one day at a time.

Into each day put equal parts of faith, patience, courage, work (some people omit this ingredient and so spoil the flavour of the rest), hope, fidelity, liberality, kindness, rest (leaving this out is like leaving the oil out of the salad dressing— don’t do it), prayer, meditation, and one well-selected resolution. Put in about one teaspoonful of good spirits, a dash of fun, a pinch of folly, a sprinkling of play, and a heaping cupful of good humour.

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Address:
61 Blackhorse Road
Walthamstow
LONDON E17 7AS

Parish office time hours

Marife and Marta 

(Parish Secretaries)

Monday – Saturday  9am – 1pm

 

PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED 

ON THURSDAYS. FOR APPOINTMENT RING

020 8520 3647

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