www.olqmhereford.org.uk

Our Lady Queen of Martyrs

Roman Catholic Church Hereford

 

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SUNDAY MASSES  - 9.30AM/11.30AM/6.30PM.


1st HOLY COMMUNION DETAILS BELOW.


29th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR. YEAR A – 22nd   OCTOBER 2017.





FROM FR. MATTHEW. A very happy half term holiday to the staff, students and families of our Catholic schools, we hope those travelling will have safe journeys. Fr. Matthew will also take some time off, so no mass in the parish on Thursday this week. Today is World Mission Sunday when we are asked to support the work of missionaries around the world in proclaiming the Gospel of peace. By supporting Missio, the Popes official charity for overseas mission, you will be sharing the peace and love of Christ with all people by helping everyone in need regardless of culture or faith. Especially, your donations and prayers today will help the suffering people of South Sudan.

OUR LADY’S LUNCH CLUB – VOLUNTEERS MEETING– Monday 6th November 7.00pm

HOLY SOULS ENVELOPES and LISTS. The month of November is the time of special prayer for the souls of the dead and the tradition of the November lists, when we write down the names of departed loved ones and these lists are placed on the altar throughout the month of November. Lists and envelopes are attached to this Bulletin for your use.

WIGL GROUP – Please give your support to the WIGL groups project to support Operation Christmas child to send shoeboxes of Christmas gifts to children in need overseas. A display and leaflets are at the back of Church, giving more information.

REFLECTION  - CAESAR AND THE KING. The Lord is king over all the earth, as we sing in today’s Psalm. Governments rise and fall by His permission, with no authority but that given from above (see John 19:11Romans 13:1). In effect, God says to every ruler what he tells King Cyrus in today’s First Reading: “I have called you . . . though you knew me not.” The Lord raised up Cyrus to restore the Israelites from exile, and to rebuild Jerusalem (see Ezra 1:1-4). Throughout salvation history, God has used foreign rulers for the sake of His chosen people. Pharaoh’s heart was hardened to reveal God’s power (see Romans 9:17). Invading armies were used to punish Israel’s sins (see 2 Maccabees 6:7-16). The Roman occupation during Jesus’ time was, in a similar way, a judgment on Israel’s unfaithfulness. Jesus’ famous words in today’s Gospel: “Repay to Caesar” are a pointed reminder of this. And they call us, too, to keep our allegiances straight. The Lord alone is our king. His kingdom is not of this world (see John 18:36) but it begins here in His Church, which tells of His glory among all peoples. Citizens of heaven (see Philippians 3:20), we are called to be a light to the world (see Matthew 5:14)—working in faith, laboring in love, and enduring in hope, as today’s Epistle counsels. We owe the government a concern for the common good, and obedience to laws—unless they conflict with God’s commandments as interpreted by the Church (see Acts 5:29). We owe God everything. The coin bears Caesar’s image, but we bear God’s own image (see Genesis 1:27). We owe Him our very lives—all our heart, mind, soul, and strength, offered as a living sacrifice of love (see Romans 12:1-2). We should pray for our leaders, that like Cyrus they do God’s will (see 1 Timothy 2:1-2), until from the rising of the sun to its setting all humanity knows that Jesus is Lord.





OUR LADY, QUEEN OF MARTYRS PARISH

101, BELMONT ROAD

HEREFORD

HR2 7JR

 

TEL 01432 265177

EMAIL fr.matthew@live.co.uk

www.olqmhereford.org.uk

Friday 15th September 2017.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

          Your child has now reached the age where they can receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. We see this as a partnership between Parents, School and Church. If you wish to enrol your child on the preparation course for these sacraments please complete the reply slip below and return to the school secretary or Fr. Matthew at the presbytery.

 

          As last year the course will not be run through the school, but will be completely parish based, with the sessions of preparation taking place on Sunday mornings after the 9.30am mass, beginning on 12th November. Enrolment is open to baptised Catholic children in year 3 or above; evidence of baptism is required. It is possible for children baptised into other church communities to be admitted onto the course, or even non-baptised children, but certain conditions apply, please contact Fr. Matthew regarding this ASAP.

Parents are asked to attend an introductory meeting on Monday 16th October at 6.00pm in       Our Lady’s Church, when all the details of the course will be provided; the 1st Holy Communion mass will take place on Saturday 19th May next year at 9.30am (if there are a large number of children there will also be a 2nd mass at 2.00pm.) Attendance at Sunday mass is a vital part of the course; families will be expected to make this commitment.

       

 A full timetable of the course will be available shortly, a draft version is available on the parish website - www.olqmhereford.org.uk   If there are any worries or concerns please contact Fr. Matthew at Church or Mrs. Jan Winter in Our Lady’s school.

 

Yours in Christ

 

Fr.  Matthew Carney OSB.                 Mrs. J Winter/Mrs. Deborah Thomson/Mrs. Marian Smith                      

Parish Priest                                           Course Coordinators              

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REPLY SLIP.

Parents Name                                             Address                                               

Tel No.                                                          e-mail.

I wish for my child _____________________________________ to participate in the Holy Communion Preparation Course.   Date (approx) and Church of Baptism_______________

                                                                                                                     ____________________

School they attend____________    Date of Birth_____________

 

We will attend the introductory meeting on Monday 16th October at 6.00pm.

 

Return to Our Lady’s school office or Fr. Matthew at Our Lady’s Church.

 



OUR LADY, QUEEN OF MARTYRS PARISH

101, BELMONT ROAD

HEREFORD

HR2 7JR

 

TEL 01432 265177

EMAIL olqm@talktalk.net

1stHOLY COMMUNION PREPARATION COURSE 2017/18 TIMETABLE.

The 12 preparation sessions take place on Sundays immediately following the 9.30am mass in the parish hall, finishing for 11.45am approx. Any absences to be notified to Fr. Matthew at phone number above.

Introductory meeting – Monday 16thOctober 6.00pm in Church.

 

Sunday 12th  November  1st Session -  Kids in parish hall and Parents Session in Church.

               and Rite of Enrolment in Church during 9.30am mass.

 

Sunday 19th November Session 2.  After 9.30 mass – in Parish Hall

 

Sunday 26th November  Session 3.  After 9.30 mass – in Parish Hall

 

Sunday 3rd December Session 4. After 9.30 mass – in Parish Hall

 

CHRISTMAS.

 

Sunday 14th January Session 5 after 9.30 mass in Parish Hall

 

Sunday 21st January Session 6 after 9.30 mass in Parish Hall.

 

Sunday 28th January  12.30pm 1st Confessions in Church.

 

Half Term 16th-20thFebruary.

 

Sunday 4th  March Session 7  after 9.30 mass in parish hall and parents session in Church.

 

Sunday 11th  March Session 8 after 9.30 mass – in Parish Hall

 

Sunday 18th March Session 9 after 9.30 mass – in Parish Hall

 

Sunday 25th March Session 10 after 9.30am mass – in parish hall.

 

EASTER SUNDAY – 1st  April.

 

Sunday 22nd April Session 11 after 9.30 mass and Parents Session in Church

 

Sunday 29th April Session 12 after 9.30am mass – in Parish hall.

 

May Bank Holiday weekend.

 

Sunday 13th May Rehearsal after 11.30am mass in Church.

 

SATURDAY 19th  MAY - 1st HOLY COMMUNION MASSES 9.30am (& 2.00pm) Mass Our Lady’s.

SUNDAY 20th May   DISTRIBUTION OF CERTIFICATES 9.30am Mass Our Lady’s.




                                                







































    


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