Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary & St. Patrick
61 Blackhorse Road E17 7AS
Tel: 020 8520 3647
Fr. Kevin T. Conway SMA Fr. Angelo Lafferty SMA
Monday – Friday 09.30am / Saturday 10.00am / 7.00pm
Sunday 09.00am / 11.30am / 1.00pm (Polish) / 6.00pm
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
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.
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.
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.
Telephone: 020 8520 3647
61 Blackhorse Road
LONDON E17 7AS
Marife and Marta
Monday – Saturday 9am – 1pm
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
ON THURSDAYS. FOR APPOINTMENT RING
020 8520 3647
Monday – Friday09.30am
Saturday: 10.00am / 7.00pm
Sunday: 09.00am / 11.30am /
1.00pm (Polish) / 6.00pm
Tuesday: 7.30pm – 8:30pm
Friday: after Morning Mass
Every Friday 8.00pm – 9.30pm
Led by a Polish prayer group.
Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am &
6:15 pm – 6:40 pm