Our Lady Queen of Martyrs
Roman Catholic Church Hereford
SUNDAY MASSES - 9.30AM/11.30AM/6.30PM.
1st HOLY COMMUNION COURSE TIMETABLE.
29th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR
- 21st OCTOBER 2018.
Curry and Quiz Night:
Yes, it’s nearly time for the world famous annual Curry and Quiz evening! This year’s event will be on Saturday 27th October. The bar will be open from 6:30pm, questions starting at 7pm and they’ll
be a break in the middle for Fran and Lynn’s legendary curries. As always, they’ll be a mixture of rounds, loads of laughs and even this year, a chance to add to your points with a touch of Play Your Cards Right! Gather up a team or just come along and join
a table on the night. Tickets on sale from next Sunday, £5 for adults, £2 for under 16s.
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY – Is your chance to support missionaries
around the world and their work in proclaiming the Gospel. Today we are asked
to support “Missio”, the Pope’s official charity for overseas mission, your donations
will especially help the work of the Church in Ethiopia, and in so many other
places. An abridged version of the Popes letter for this day is attached to
this Bulletin. Please give generously to the 2nd collection today
CURRY and QUIZ. Saturday
27th October from
6.30pm , tickets on sale after mass, adults £5, kids £2. Come along and join us
for a great evening.
HARVEST SUNDAY. Today we are collecting items for the local Foodbank.
CONFIRMATION RITE OF
ENROLMENT – Today at
the 9.30am mass for those preparing for Confirmation.
GOSPEL REFLECTION – CUP
The sons of Zebedee hardly know what they’re
asking in today’s Gospel. They are thinking in terms of how the
Gentiles rule, of royal privileges and honours. But the road to
Christ’s kingdom is by way of His cross. To share in His glory, we must
be willing to drink the cup that He drinks. The cup is an Old Testament
image for God’s judgment. The wicked would be made to drink this cup in
punishment for their sins. But Jesus has come to drink this cup on
behalf of all humanity. He has come to be baptized—which means plunged
or immersed—into the sufferings we all deserve for our sins. In this He
will fulfill the task of Isaiah’s suffering servant, whom we read about
in today’s First Reading. Like Isaiah’s servant, the Son of Man will
give His life as an offering for sin, as once Israel’s priests offered
sacrifices for the sins of the people. Jesus is the heavenly high
priest of all humanity, as we hear in today’s Epistle. Israel’s high
priests offered the blood of goats and calves in the temple sanctuary.
But Jesus entered the heavenly sanctuary with His own blood. And by
bearing our guilt and offering His life to do the will of God, Jesus
ransomed “the many”—paying the price to redeem humanity from spiritual
slavery to sin and death. He has delivered us from death, as we rejoice
in today’s Psalm. We need to hold fast to our confession of faith, as
today’s Epistle exhorts us. We must look upon our trials and sufferings
as our portion of the cup He promised to those who believe in Him. We
must remember that we have been baptized into His passion and death. In
confidence, let us approach the altar today, the throne of grace, at
which we drink the cup of His saving blood