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9th October 2016

CAFOD SECOND COLLECTION today at all Masses, for CAFOD’s Harvest Fast Day. Envelopes are available in the porch of the church. CAFOD is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, and works across the world to end poverty and injustice. Please be as generous as you are able and, if you are a tax payer, please GIFT AID your offering.

 

ENTRY TO CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS.  Fr. Gus and Fr. Kevin will be signing Certificates of Catholic Practice on Tuesday 18th October from 3.30pm-6pm

in the Presbytery to parents of children who are presently in Year 6 and want their child in Catholic Secondary school from Sept 2017.  Application forms are available at all evening Masses and should be returned on Sunday 16th October in to the Presbytery. 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 THIS SIGNING IS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS ONLY.

 

CONFIRMATION 2016-2017: Application forms are now available in the church porch for enrolment into the Confirmation program 2016-2017. This program is open to youth in Year 10 and above who wish to make their confirmation here in St Patricks. Completed forms must be brought back to the Presbytery no later than  Sunday 23rd October  and will only be accepted with a copy of the candidate’s baptismal certificate attached.

 

† Pray for the happy repose of the soul of Frank Murray RIP who died recently.  May he rest in peace. Frank’s Funeral Mass takes place here on Friday 10th October at 10am. This will be the only mass on that day.

RCIA- Registration is now taking place for ANY ADULT who has not been baptised or who was baptised in a different church/ denomination and wants to be a Catholic.

Please call into the Parish Office.

 

Come & See Day 29th October 2016 organised by the Irenaeus Project.  The speakers: David Lord Alton and Steve Atherton from the Archdiocese Justice and Peace Commission]. There will also be workshops. The cost is £10 per person. The day takes place at Faith Primary School Prince Edwin Street Liverpool L5 3LW from 10.00 am – 5.00 pm. Please bring your lunch but drinks will be provided.  Booking forms will be available by email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0151 949 1199.

 

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

 

The Faith in Action group are organising a Live Simply Lunch on 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.

 

 

RISE Theatre returns with their second national tour of 'White Rabbit' - a captivating, original Christian play. RISE will be performing at

                           The Courtyard Theatre, London, N1 6EU 

on Saturday 5th November 2016 @ 7.30pm (doors 7pm). Play suitable for ages 10-100!  Don't miss this unique opportunity to see White Rabbit at  The Courtyard Theatre this November.  EARLY BIRD OFFER  - £10/ £8 concs. until 15 th October - save £2 per ticket. Groups of 10+ save £3 per ticket. Tickets available to buy online at:  www.ticketsource.co.uk/risetheatre For further information please email RISE Theatre at:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or via our website:  www.risetheatre.co.uk

 

BRENTWOOD NEWS now available in the church entrance.  Please do take a copy with you and it’s free of charge.

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.

 

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.

 

 

Dear Parishioners,

I write to express my heartfelt appreciation for the wonderful send-off you gave me last week end. To the parish council who organised it, to all the people who brought food and drink, to those who provided music and entertainment to those who cleared up and indeed to all who came to the Mass or to the hall I thank you most sincerely. Thanks also for the many gifts received. I normally don’t get emotional but I was deeply touched by so many saying thanks and wishing me well for the future. I can only pray that God will continue to bless all of you. It was a joy and a privilege to have been your priest and I ask that you pray for me as I take on a new job here in Dromantine and please do give Frs Gus and Kevin the love and support you gave me.                Fr John 

2nd October 2016

TWENTY SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 

THERE WILL BE A SECOND COLLECTION next weekend, 8/9th October, for CAFOD’s Harvest Fast Day. Envelopes are available in the porch of the church. CAFOD is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, and works across the world to end poverty and injustice. Please be as generous as you are able and, if you are a tax payer, please GIFT AID your offering..

 

CONFIRMATION 2016-2017: Application forms are now available in the church porch for enrolment into the Confirmation program 2016-2017. This program is open to youth in Year 10 and above who wish to make their confirmation here in St Patricks. Completed forms must be brought back to the Presbytery no later than  Sunday 23rd October   and will only be accepted with a copy of the candidate’s baptismal certificate attached.

 

RCIA- Registration is now taking place for ANY ADULT who has not been baptised or who was baptised in a different church/ denomination and wants to be a Catholic.

Please call into the Parish Office.

 

Pray for the happy repose of the soul of Frank Murray RIP who died during the week.

Come & See Day 29th October 2016 organised by the Irenaeus Project.  The speakers: David Lord Alton and Steve Atherton from the Archdiocese Justice and Peace Commission]. There will also be workshops. The cost is £10 per person. The day takes place at Faith Primary School Prince Edwin Street Liverpool L5 3LW from 10.00 am – 5.00 pm. Please bring your lunch but drinks will be provided.  Booking forms will be available by email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0151 949 1199.

 

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

 

BRENTWOOD NEWS now available in the church entrance.  Please do take a copy with you and it’s free of charge.

 

FAITH IN ACTION GROUP: REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION.  As a parish we have started to reduce our energy consumption by switching to LED light bulbs where practicable. This is a no brainer - not only does it save us money, but more importantly helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This helps stem the inexorable increase in global temperatures and the  misery that causes through flooding, desertification and ultimately mass migration, starvation, disease and death.  Swapping out lightbulbs is one thing - but there are many ways we can all help eg by reducing our time in hot showers, turning off electrical appliances when not in use, insulating lofts - often free of charge - and turning down our thermostats a degree. Please discuss in your families how you can do your bit to reduce energy consumption. 

 

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.

 

DECISIONS?  Are you facing an important life decision?  You could join one of our Samuel or Compass groups to help you listen to the voice of God in your life and make decision.  Samuel groups are monthly groups for single adults aged 18-35 and Compass groups are for people thinking about consecrated life.  Work in your group at knowing God better and discover his call for you.  Open day Sunday 9th October in Central London. To register your interest, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.ukvocation.org for more information.

 

 

                                 PARISH OFFICE TIME HOURS 9am-1pm

Marifé: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

                                 Marta: Friday  /  Magdalena: Saturday

PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED ON THURSDAYS & SUNDAYS
FOR APPOINTMENT RING 020 8520 3647

 

PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI : PRAYER FOR PEACE   Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy;  O Divine Master, grant that I may seek not so much to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.

 

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

25th September 2016

TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 

Fr. John’s Leaving Party- Saturday October 1st  8-10:30pm. If you would like to contribute food/drink for the party please sign on the list in the porch. We request that you only bring finger food. The hall will be open between 5pm-6:30pm for you to bring your food.

 

Collection for Fr. John. If you would like to contribute to the collection for   Fr. John, please take an envelope from the Porch and place it in the Offertory Collection.

 

THANK YOU!  HOME MISSION SUNDAY.  The second collection last weekendwas £467.34.  May God reward you for your generosity.

 

PRE-BAPTISM MEETING.  Wednesday, 28th September at 7.00pm in the Presbytery.  This meeting is for PARENTS ONLY.

 

Faith in Action Group meeting-Monday 26th September at 7.30pm in Presbytery. All welcome.

 

MASS SERVERS. Application forms for New Mass Servers is now available via church's entrance. Training is on Saturday 1st of October at midday - 12:30pm in the church. 

 

St Patrick’s Primary asks: Can you spare an afternoon(1 or 2 hours) each week to join the school as a volunteer? We are looking to expand our team of volunteers who spend time exploring and reading books, as many children would benefit from more time reading with an adult. Request forms can be found at the back of the church. Please return to the school by Monday 26th September 2016.

 

Holy Family Catholic School - Open Evening.  There will be an Open Evening on Thursday 29th September 2016 at the Walthamstow House site for children transferring to secondary schools in September 2017.Dr Stone will speak to parents at 6pm followed by a tour of the school. A prospectus will be available for each family attending. Applicants must ask the parish priest for a completed Catholic Certificate of Practice.  The closing date for the return of the certificate to the school and the Waltham Forest application form to the borough is 31st October 2016.

 

CONFIRMATION 2016-2017: Application forms are now available in the church porch for enrolment into the Confirmation program 2016-2017. This program is open to youth in Year 10 and above who wish to make their Confirmation here in St Patricks. Completed forms must be brought back to the Presbytery no later than Sunday 23rd October and will only be accepted with a copy of the candidate’s baptismal certificate attached.

 

RCIA- Registration is now taking place for ANY ADULT who has not been baptised or who was baptised in a different church/ denomination and wants to be a Catholic. Please call into the Parish Office.

 

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

 

Justice Peace & Integrity of Creation Linking Day 1st October 2016 entitled: ‘THERE A RE NO STRANGERS HERE’ W B Yeats. Facilitators: SARAH TEATHER - Director of Jesuit Refugee Service UK    http://en.jrs.net/about   and SCOTTALBRECHT of  THE LONDON  CATHOLIC WORKER  http://thecatholicworkerfarm.org/web/talks-workshops/ (Start 10.00 for 10.30 - Finishing with Mass at 4.00 ) at Notre Dame de France. 5 Leicester Place. London. WC2H 7BX. 020 7437 9363  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Bring packed lunch to share & voluntary contribution of £10 - payable on the door. Queries: Margaret Healy:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

BRENTWOOD NEWS now available in the church entrance.  Please do take a copy with you and it’s free of charge.

 

FAITH IN ACTION GROUP: REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION.  As a parish we have started to reduce our energy consumption by switching to LED light bulbs where practicable. This is a no brainer - not only does it save us money, but more importantly helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This helps stem the inexorable increase in global temperatures and the  misery that causes through flooding, desertification and ultimately mass migration, starvation, disease and death.  Swapping out lightbulbs is one thing - but there are many ways we can all help eg by reducing our time in hot showers, turning off electrical appliances when not in use, insulating lofts - often free of charge - and turning down our thermostats a degree. Please discuss in your families how you can do your bit to reduce energy consumption. 

 

 

 

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.

 

DECISIONS?  Are you facing an important life decision?  You could join one of our Samuel or Compass groups to help you listen to the voice of God in your life and make decision.  Samuel groups are monthly groups for single adults aged 18-35 and Compass groups are for people thinking about consecrated life.  Work in your group at knowing God better and discover his call for you.  Open day Sunday 9th October in Central London. To register your interest, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.ukvocation.org for more information.

 

        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.

 

WHAT HAPPEN TO OUR UNSPOKEN PRAYERS by Pablo Diaz.  Do you have unspoken prayers? During community prayer gatherings these prayers are often referred to as special intentions because they are shared between God and the individual only. Many if not most of our prayers go unshared with others. These prayers are intimate and we choose to keep them to ourselves. The good news is, “God hears what is not spoken and understands what is not explained.” I recall an inspiring story about a woman named Hannah who couldn’t bear children, but so desperately wanted to. She prayed daily for a miracle. One day while praying in the church with tears streaming down her face, she poured her soul out to God. Unbeknownst to her the priest was observing her. She was crying and her lips’ were moving, but her voice could not be heard. The priest then assumed that Hannah was drunk and accused her of having too much wine.  She then explained to him that she was praying out of great anguish and grief. However, she kept her unspoken prayer to herself. Once the priest learned that she was not drunk, he said to her “Go in peace and may God grant you what you have asked for.” It wasn’t long thereafter that God answered her unspoken prayer. She became the proud mother of Samuel. When others don’t know…God knows. What others don’t hear or see God hears and sees. There are some things that go best unsaid and it’s the same with our prayers. When necessary our deepest desires, hopes and anguish can remain a private and intimate conversation with God. We know that God answers spoken and unspoken prayers. What unspoken prayer has God answered in your life?. Lord, before a word is spoken from my mouth, you know it; listen and answer our spoken and unspoken prayers. 

11th September 2016

Sunday 11th  SEPTEMBER 2016

TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2017 – There will be a meeting on Monday 12th September at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall. All parents of Holy Communion Candidates 2017 MUST attend.  Information about the program will be given in the meeting and there will be an opportunity to buy the Communion text books. The first lesson will be in the Parish Hall on Sunday 18th September at 9.45am.

 

KEEP THE DATE : Saturday 1st October, Fr. John’s leaving party.  Further information will soon follow.

 

SECOND COLLECTION - Education: There will be a second collection today in all Masses in favour of Catholic Education Services which support catholic schools: primary and secondary, throughout the Diocese of Brentwood. Welcome the representative from the School Leadership Team of Holy Family Catholic Secondary School and 6th Form who would like to speak briefly to us today about their School.

 

Faith in Action group. There will be meeting on Wednesday 14th September at 7:30pm in the Presbytery. All are welcome to attend.

 

Lourdes Sept 26th to 30th.  There will be a meeting of those going to Lourdes in the small parish hall on Monday 19th Sept. at 8:00 pm. A full attendance is expected.

 

 

HOME MISSION SUNDAY 18th September.  Second collection will be celebrated next weekend on all Masses.  We are encouraged to pray for the work of evangelisation in England and Wales, remembering our prayers especially those whom we know are distant from the life of faith.  Please support the second collection which funds the bishop’s work of evangelisation.

 

The St Vincent De Paul Society (SVP), will be distributing leaflets after the Masses this weekend.  September 27 is the feast day of our Patron, and the month in which we promote the Society. Please take a leaflet per household, and see posters on the noticeboard.  SVP members would like to invite all parishioners to join them for tea on the lawn after the 9am Mass - Sunday 11th September.

 

RCIA- Registration is now taking place for ANY ADULT who has not been baptised or who was baptised in a different church/ denomination and wants to be a Catholic. Please call into the Parish Office.

 

St Patrick’s Primary asks: Can you spare an afternoon(1 or 2 hours) each week to join the school as a volunteer? We are looking to expand our team of volunteers who spend time exploring and reading books, as many children would benefit from more time reading with an adult. Request forms can be found at the back of the church. Please return to the school by Monday 26th September 2016.

 

HELP PLEASE.  Calling all parishioners for help to prepare "spice bags" for the refugees in Calais. At the moment the nearly 10,000 refugees are getting only one meal per day and are going hungry. Some of them improvise stoves to cook with the food donations they receive. Please see notice board for further details.

 

THANK YOU.  The Legion of Mary members thanks all the parishioners who attended our pilgrimage to Walsingham and everyone who took interest.  Thank you for making our pilgrimage such a success.  May God bless you. 

~ Ursuline Bellot

 

TRINITY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL OPEN DAY.  An Open Evening for prospective entrants to Trinity Catholic High School 
(Science & Sports College) will be held on Wednesday 21st September 2016 
at the Lower Site, Sydney Road If you have any special needs in relation 
to attendance, please contact the School in advance so that arrangements 
can be made on 020 8504 8946”. The closing date for applications is 31st 
October 2016. For further information please contact the school office.

 

 

Trinity Catholic High School has vacancies in A Level subject courses. Please see school website for the available courses. If you are interested in studying at Trinity Sixth Form, please call 0208 504 3419 (ext 116) and speak to Mrs Hughes,

alternatively, print and complete an application form, by following the link below and send to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with your  GCSE results slip.
http://fc.tchs.uk.net/Admissions/Sixth%20Form%20Application%202016.pdf 

 

 

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

 

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..

 

CHILDREN IN THE GALLERY.  Please remember that for health and safety reasons we have been advised that children should not be taken to the gallery.

 

        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.

 

SERENITY PRAYER.  God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the thing I can; and wisdom to know the difference.  Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; taking as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him forever in the next.  Amen.

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Address:
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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