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18th December 2016

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT 

 

RECEPTION SCHOOL SIGNING Fr. Gus and Fr. Kevin will be offering Certificates of Catholic Practice on Tuesday 20th December from 3.30 – 6pm in the Presbytery. Practice is estimated on your weekend Mass attendance. When the Priest has evidence that the Parent’s statement is true he will present them with a “Certificate of Catholic Practice”. Completed forms must be brought back before/on Sunday 19th December Please note that Fr. Gus & Fr. Kevin will only be  offering certificates of catholic practice for reception applicants. Nursery applicants will have their certificates in the new year.

 

PARISH HALL MANAGER.  After extensive discussions at recent meetings, the parish is considering employing a Business Manager for the Parish Hall on a part time basis.  Interested parties may contact the parish office for further details.

 

 

Parish Penitential Service on Monday, 19th December at 7pm.

 

 

Christmas Programme is now available in the church porch.

 

 

We regret to announce the death of Joseph Sinon RIP who died recently. Funeral Mass will take the 19th December at 10am.  This will only be the only Mass on this day.  May he rest in peace.

 

 

 

Steward of The Gospel Parish Questionnaire

The deadline for the completion of the Parish Questionnaire has now been postponed to allow parishes which have fallen behind to catch up. The new deadline has been set for Easter 2017. In the new year a short survey will be conducted after all masses for one weekend. Open meetings will be arranged to discuss and complete the full questionnaire. Please continue to prayerfully consider the questions in leaflet handed out in August 2016 and make your views known to your Steward of the Gospel or your Parish Priest. Please also pray for your Steward of the Gospel and the success of the initiative. The Steward of Gospel Prayer can be found at end of your leaflet. All those parishioners who were not in the parish in August can obtain a leaflet from the repository.

The Steward of the Gospel would like to thank all those groups who have so diligently and prayerfully completed their questionnaires.  Please continue to keep us in your prayers.  Further information will be published in the bulletin as it become available. Your Steward of the Gospel – Marcia Bryan

 

FOR YOUR DIARY: Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th December OFFICE IS CLOSED.

 

 

FRIDAY NIGHT SLEEP OVER FOR HOMELESS Our doors will be open once again to host the homeless, from Friday the 6th of January.   We will be looking for three volunteers, every Friday until the end of March, preferably including at least one male, to keep an eye on our guests.  A rota is now available in the porch. Please could you leave your name & telephone number, if you are able to volunteer.   If you haven't volunteered before and you seem interested, you can call Ann Shean on 07875658086 who will be happy to explain the set up to you.

 

Divine Mercy every Wednesday at 4pm in the church.

 

St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School. There are vacancies in the school for Nursery- 1 full time space, Reception- 1 space, Year 1 – 2 spaces,  Year 3 – 4 spaces, Year 4- 1 space, Year 5 – 1 space.  For further information please ring the school office on 020 8509 4321.

 

EL SHADDAI (Catholic Charismatic Group). Rosary prayer, praise and worship, preaching the gospel of the Lord, every Saturday, from 1pm – 4pm.

  All welcome to join.

 

SMA Calendars 2017 are now on sale in the repository, along with a selection of Christmas cards, candles and cribs are now available in the repository..

 

FROM THE REPOSITORY.  We have a large collection of Communion and Confirmation cards, gifts, Rosaries, Birthday, Get Well, Sympathy and Mass Cards are now available.

 

FOR SALE: CATHOLIC NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES.  SEE CHURCH ENTRANCE.           

 "Commission goes to St Vincent de Paul”

Please let the SVP know of anyone who needs a visit, at home, hospital, or care home.

 

 

If you & I give 1 gift this Christ-amassing time let it be the gift of our voices to patients at Whipps X Hospital. We will meet at 5 pm on 23rd Dec. near Whipps X canteen at 5 pm. We need lots of strong hearts and voices to join with those of the kids of the Sai Sathya community and others in singing the Good News. Love and hope, Chris

 

Masz klopoty z powodu czyjegos picia? Zapraszamy do naszej grupy wsparcia AL-ANON w kazda srode o 19.30  w prezbiterium.

 

TOILETS  Please place all sanitary waste in the bin provided.

 

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.

 

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

Dear Parishioners,  I write to say hello again and to wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas.  It is about three months now since I left St Patrick’s yet you are in my thoughts every day. They say you only appreciate something fully when you no longer have it. I always knew that the people of St Patrick’s formed a good parish community; since I left it I have come to realise that it is a great parish and it was my privilege to be with you for so long. While I cannot complain about my present appointment in truth I still very much miss being in Walthamstow. I thank you for all your support and encouragement while I was with you and I especially thank you for all your expressions of love and kindness as I was leaving and for your prayers and good wishes since then. I thank God for the lovely relationships that exist in the parish among all ethnic groups and I hope and pray that they will only grow stronger. For now I wish all of you a very happy Christmas and I pray that the peace that the new born Jesus brought will be in all your lives in the coming weeks.   ~ Fr John F Brown SMA 

Dear Parishioners, my greetings to you. Thanks for the prayers you always offer for me. Thanks for the love. I always remember you all.  I am in fairly good health. Am sure this is due to your prayers.   May you be blessed in this Season and the Christmas        Fr. Pontian. 

 

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.

 

Times and Intentions at Our Lady of the Rosary & St. Patrick 2016

Saturday   17th December  

10:00 am 

  7:00 pm

  Philip Page RIP From Legion of Mary

Nancy Hegarty

Sunday      18th December   

09:00 am 

 

11:30 am     

 

 

6:00 pm

PARISHIONERS   Mr & Ms Gomes, Joyce & Family, Carol & Family,Paul & Gloria Bacani-24Wedding Anniv.

REMEMBERING THOSE WHO DIED  Maureen Connolly Birth.RIP, Albina Estrellas Birth.RIP, Jose Manuel Da Silva,  Margaret Kavanagh

  Maria Batista and Jose Da Silva RIP

Monday        19th December

10:00 am

Funeral Mass of Joseph Sinon RIP

Tuesday       20th December

09:30 am

Joseph Sinon RIP

Wednesday 21st December

09:30 am

Spencer Anthony RIP

Thursday    22nd December

09:30 am

Deceased Members of the Byrne and Gannon Families

Friday           23rd December

09:30 am

Ints.Alice Dempsey -Birthday

Saturday   24th December  

 6:00 pm 

 12:00am

Children’s Mass

Midnight Mass-All Parishioners

Sunday      25th December   

09:00 am 

11:30am     

  

Christmas Day Mass

PARISHIONERS Maureen Seecharan, Sheldon     Seecharan

4th December 2016

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT 

 

 

St. Vincent De Paul Society SVP. Today’s second collection will be used by St Vincent de Paul to help people in the Parish who might otherwise be cold or hungry this Christmas period.

 

 

RECEPTION SCHOOL SIGNING Fr. Gus and Fr. Kevin will be offering Certificates of Catholic Practice on Tuesday 20th December from 3.30 – 6pm in the Presbytery. Practice is estimated on your weekend Mass attendance. When the Priest has evidence that the Parent’s statement is true he will present them with a “Certificate of Catholic Practice”. APPLICATION FORMS WILL ONLY BE GIVEN AFTER MASS DURING WEEKENDS AND NOT FROM THE PARISH OFFICE. Completed forms must be brought back before/on Sunday 19th December Please note that Fr. Gus & Fr. Kevin will only be  offering certificates of catholic practice for reception applicants. Nursery applicants will have their certificates in the new year.

 

 

 

 

We regret to announce the death of Reginald Archibald Russell RIP who died recently. Reginald’s Funeral Mass will take place here on Friday 16th December at 10am. This will be the only Mass on that day.

 

We regret to announce the death of Joseph Sinon RIP who died recently. Funeral arrangements to be announced later.

 May they rest in peace.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT SLEEP OVER FOR HOMELESS Our doors will be open once again to host the homeless, from Friday the 6th of January.   We will be looking for three volunteers, every Friday until the end of March, preferably including at least one male, to keep an eye on our guests.  A rota is now available in the porch. Please could you leave your name & telephone number, if you are able to volunteer.   If you haven't volunteered before and you seem interested, you can call Ann Shean on 07875658086 who will be happy to explain the set up to you.

 

St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School. There are vacancies in the school for Nursery- 1 full time space, Reception- 1 space, Year 1 – 2 spaces,  Year 3 – 4 spaces, Year 4- 1 space, Year 5 – 4 spaces.  For further information please ring the school office on 020 8509 4321.

 

As a prayerful and joyful way of preparing for Christmas, a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols will take place at Brentwood Cathedral on Sunday 18th December at 4pm. Refreshments will be served in the Cathedral Hall afterwards.

 

EL SHADDAI (Catholic Charismatic Group). Rosary prayer, praise and worship, preaching the gospel of the Lord, every Saturday, from 1pm – 4pm.  All welcome to join.

 

Masz klopoty z powodu czyjegos picia? Zapraszamy do naszej grupy wsparcia AL-ANON w kazda srode o 19.30  w prezbiterium.

 

CHRISTMAS ITEMS.  Large selections of religious Christmas cards, calendars, candles and cribs are now available in the repository.

 

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.

 

 

                                 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.

 

 

5 Tips to Make Advent More Meaningful Through Devotion.  Contrary to what you hear and see, it’s a season of devotion, not decoration by Julia Attaway  ’Tis the season: Advent. Contrary to what you hear and see, it’s a season of devotion, not decoration. Herewith, my personal five-point guide on how to use this month to prepare for a frenzy-free Christmas. 1. Make Your List Brainstorm gift ideas for Jesus, considering what he wants most. Best bet: the time-tested trio of golden forgiveness, sweet-smelling humility and the balm of a contrite heart. 2. Figure Out Your Plan Worry less about the Christmas tree and more about Christmas triage. Put first things first: prayer, acts of charity, scripture. No one’s going to suffer if you use your time to worship God instead of wrap presents. 3. Pump up the Spirit Find a Bible verse for the month and meditate on it while you bake or shop. I’m choosing Luke 10:41-42: “[I am] worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one.” Stay focused. 4. Clean House Scour your conscience thoroughly. Pay particular attention to corners you’ve overlooked and scrub away excuses. Apologize to those you’ve hurt. And don’t forget the dust bunnies—all the things God asked you to do but which you neglected. Confess thoroughly, and let God make your soul sparkle. 5. Remember Why You’re Doing This The purpose of Advent isn’t to make people happy or to manufacture warm memories. Those are incidentals that happen automatically when we focus on the real thing: preparing our hearts to greet the infant Lord.

 

 

The Second Sunday of Advent -  Love.  By Eric D. Huntsman.  The theme of the second Sunday of Advent is dedicated to love. Love permeates every aspect of the Christmas story: God so loved the world that he send his Only Begotten Son, and Jehovah so loved us that he deigned to become the Babe of Bethlehem — and later, as the man Jesus, to suffer, die, and rise again for us. Christmastime is a season when love of God and of our fellowmen and women fills us all, but the real challenge is to continue feeling and showing that love when Christmas is over so that it fills the entire year. After relighting the previous week’s candle, we then light a second purple candle and read passages of scripture that reflect this love, then and now. Such passages include the following: Isaiah 49:13–16, 1 Nephi 11:14–22, John 3:16–17, Moroni 7:47–48

27th November 2016

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

 

The Faith in Actiongroup are organising a Live Simply Lunch today after 11.30 Mass. We will be providing tasty soup and bread and would love as many parishioners as possible to join us for a bite to eat and a chat about what the Faith in Action group have been up to. We would also like to get your thoughts on what more we can all do to help protect the environment and prevent the destruction of the beautiful earth we inhabit and the creatures that live upon it.

 

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING is on Tuesday 29th November at 7.00pm.  All members are requested to attend.

 

Pre-Baptism Meeting Friday, 2nd December, at 7.30pm  in the Presbytery. 

Please note that this meeting is for adults only.

 

St. Vincent De Paul Society will have their annual second collection next weekend 3 & 4 December on all Masses to help the needy in our parish.  St Vincent de Paul Society (or as it is often known - the SVP) is a Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing practical assistance to those in need – irrespective of ideology, faith, ethnicity, age or gender. It seeks, in the spirit of justice and charity, to help those who are suffering poverty in whatever form in our parish.  The money will be distributed by the St Vincent De Paul Society; please take an envelope.

 

National Youth Sunday. The second collection last week  was £449.77.  Thank you all for your generosity.

 

 

 

† We regret to announce the death of John Cyril Acton of Coppermill Lane.  His funeral Mass will be held here on Wednesday,  30th November at 10am.  May his soul rest in peace. This will be the only Mass on Wednesday.

 

RECEPTION SCHOOL SIGNING Fr. Gus and Fr. Kevin will be offering Certificates of Catholic Practice on Tuesday 20th December from 3.30 – 6pm in the Presbytery. Practice is estimated on your weekend Mass attendance. When the Priest has evidence that the Parent’s statement is true he will present them with a “Certificate of Catholic Practice”.

Please note that Fr Gus & Fr Kevin will only be  offering certificates of catholic practice for reception applicants. Nursery applicants will have their certificates in the new year.

 

November Dead List- November is the month when we remember our dearly departed. We remember them and pray for them out of gratitude for all they did and were for us.  We remember all those who, down the years by their faith, their Christian witness, their heroic deeds of self-sacrifice have inspired countless others to give more of themselves in service to God and humanity.  Envelopes are available for the names of our deceased loved ones.  Mass booked for the month of November: See Mass Intentions. 27th November 09:00am

 

St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School. There are vacancies in the school for Nursery- 1 full time space, Reception- 1 space, Year 1 – 2 spaces,  Year 3 – 4 spaces, Year 4- 1 space, Year 5 – 4 spaces.  For further information please ring the school office on 020 8509 4321.

 

EL SHADDAI (Catholic Charismatic Group). Rosary prayer, praise and worship, preaching the gospel of the Lord, every Saturday, from 1pm – 4pm.  All welcome to join.

 

Masz klopoty z powodu czyjegos picia? Zapraszamy do naszej grupy wsparcia AL-ANON w kazda srode o 19.30  w prezbiterium.

 

CHRISTMAS ITEMS.  Large selections of religious Christmas cards, calendars, candles and cribs are now available in the repository.

 

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.

 

 

                                 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.

 

GOD’S HOLDING PATTERN.  Many times God will allow a painful situation or a painful circumstance in our life to "swallow us up." This season in our spiritual growth is a holding pattern. We can't move to the left or the right. All we can do is sit, like Jonah sat in the belly of that great fish, so God can have our undivided attention and speak to us. God put Jonah in a holding pattern because He needed to speak to his heart. Jonah was all alone. There were no friends to call, no colleagues to drop by, no books to read, no food to eat, no interference, and no interruptions. He had plenty of time to sit, think, meditate, and pray.  When we're deep down in the midst of a difficult situation, God can talk to us. When He has our undivided attention, He can show us things about ourselves that we might not otherwise have seen.  A Few of God's Holding Patterns: 1. When you are sick in your physical body and you have prayed but God has not healed you yet, you are in a holding pattern.  2. When you are having problems with your children and you have put them on the altar, but God has not delivered them yet, you are in a holding pattern. 3. When you have been praying for the salvation of a loved one and they have not been saved yet, you are in a holding pattern. 4. When you are in a broken relationship and you have given it over to God, but it has not been restored yet, you are in a holding pattern.  5. When the doors slam shut before you can knock on them, you are in a holding pattern.  When we are deep in the belly of a difficult situation, there are no interruptions. God has our undivided attention. All we can do is sit, think, meditate, and pray. We cannot run from God because there are no mountains that are high enough, valleys low enough, rooms that are dark enough, or places that are hidden enough from Him.  We must remember to praise Him while we're waiting and remember three things:  The pattern has a purpose.  The pattern has a plan.  The pattern has a process.  So stop struggling and start listening, praying and trusting. He'll keep you right where you are until you can clearly hear Him.  Prayer: Father, forgive my unbelief. I know You love me and will turn anything around to benefit me. You have planned nothing for me but victories and I am ready to receive them regardless of how difficult the path. Amen.

 

A CREED FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SUFFERED I asked God for strength, that I might achieve.  I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey . . . I asked for health, that I might do greater things. I was given infirmity, that I might do better things ... I asked for riches, that I might be happy. I was given poverty, that I might be wise ... I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men. I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God .. . I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life. I was given life, that I might enjoy all things ... I got nothing I asked for--but everything I had hoped for. Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered. I, among all people, am most richly blessed!

20th November 2016

OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE

 

 

National Youth Sunday. Today we have a second collection at all Masses; the Feast of Christ the King  is the day when the Church across England and Wales particularly celebrates young people. Pope Francis has said to young people: “God has given you great gifts. Dare to dream of great things.” The Brentwood Catholic Youth Service and Walsingham House are a key part of our support for young people within the Diocese.

 

The Catholic Bishop’s Conference - Prison Ministry last week’s collection was £557.36.  May God bless you for your generosity.

 

 

The Faith in Actiongroup are organising a Live Simply Lunch next Sunday November 27th after 11.30 Mass. We will be providing tasty soup and bread and would love as many parishioners as possible to join us for a bite to eat and a chat about what the Faith in Action group have been up to. We would also like to get your thoughts on what more we can all do to help protect the environment and prevent the destruction of the beautiful earth we inhabit and the creatures that live upon it.

 

Sunday 20th November at Christ the King Parish Chingford there will be a short retreat from 1pm, (starting with a shared lunch) to mark the closure of the Year of Mercy, open to everyone. 

 

† We regret to announce the death of Raphael Robert Pitchen of Morland Road. His funeral Mass will be held here an Thursday 24th November at 12nn.

 

† We regret to announce the death of Martin Henry of  Lynmouth Road.  His funeral Mass will be held here on Friday 25th November at 10am.                    May they rest in peace.

 

November Dead List- November is the month when we remember our dearly departed. We remember them and pray for them out of gratitude for all they did and were for us.  We remember all those who, down the years by their faith, their Christian witness, their heroic deeds of self-sacrifice have inspired countless others to give more of themselves in service to God and humanity.  Envelopes are available for the names of our deceased loved ones.  There are Masses booked for the month of November: See Mass Intentions.

20th November 11:30am  &  27th November 09:00am

 

St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School. There are vacancies in the school for Year 1 – 2 spaces,  Year 3 – 4 spaces, Year 5 – 3 spaces.  For further information please ring the school office on 020 8509 4321.

 

EL SHADDAI (Catholic Charismatic Group). Rosary prayer, praise and worship, preaching the gospel of the Lord, every Saturday,

from 1pm – 4pm.  All welcome to join.

 

Masz klopoty z powodu czyjegos picia? Zapraszamy do naszej grupy wsparcia AL-ANON w kazda srode o 19.30  w prezbiterium.

 

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.

 

Are you aware that the Rosary is said each morning in the church at 9.10am (just before the morning Mass)?

 

                                 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 MOTHER’S LOVE by Temple Bailey Good Housekeeping Publish in 1933. "Is this the long way?" asked the young mother as she set her foot on the path of life. And the Guide said:  "Yes, and the way is hard, and you will be old before you reach the end of it. But the end will be better than the beginning."  The young mother was happy, and she would not believe that anything could be better than these years. So she played with her children, she fed them and bathed them, taught them how to tie their shoes and ride a bike, and reminded them to feed the dog and do their homework and brush their teeth. The sun shone on them and the young mother cried, "Nothing will ever be lovelier than this."  Then the nights came, and the storms, and the path was sometimes dark, and the children shook with fear and cold, and the mother drew them close and covered them with her arms. The children said, "Mother, we are not afraid, for you are near, and no harm can come."  And the morning came, and there was a hill ahead, and the children climbed and grew weary, and the mother was weary. But at all times she said to the children, "A little patience and we are there."  So the children climbed and as they climbed they learned to weather the storms. And with this, she gave them strength to face the world. Year after year she showed them compassion, understanding, hope, but most of all unconditional love. And when they reached the top they said, "Mother, we could not have done it without you."  The days went on, and the weeks and the months and the years. The mother grew old and she became little and bent. But her children were tall and strong, and walked with courage. And the mother, when she lay down at night, looked up at the stars and said:  "This is a better day than the last, for my children have learned so much and are now passing these traits on to their children."  And when the way became rough for her, they lifted her, and gave her strength, just as she had given them hers. One day they came to a hill, and beyond the hill they could see a shining road and golden gates flung wide. And Mother said, "I have reached the end of my journey. And now I know the end is better than the beginning, for my children can walk with dignity and pride, with their heads held high, and so can their children after them." And the children said, "You will always walk with us, Mother, even when you have gone through the gates."  And they stood and watched her as she went on alone, and the gates closed after her. And they said, "We cannot see her, but she is with us still." A mother is more than a memory. She is a living presence. Your Mother is always with you. She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street, she's the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick and perfume that she wore, she's the cool hand on your brow when you're not feeling well, she's your breath in the air on a cold winters day. She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the colours of a rainbow, she is your birthday morning. Your Mother lives inside your laughter. And she's crystallized in every tear drop.  A mother shows through in every emotion - happiness, sadness, fear, jealousy, love, hate, anger, helplessness, excitement, joy, sorrow - and all the while hoping and praying you will only know the good feelings in life.  She's the place you came from, your first home, and she's the map you follow with every step you take. She's your first love, your first friend, even your first enemy, but nothing on earth can separate you.  Not time, not space - not even death! ~ For Perera Family, May God continue to be your source of strength knowing that your Papa & Mama are never really gone for they live on in your hearts and with your loving memories.

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Address:
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