Our Lady Queen of Martyrs
Roman Catholic Church Hereford
ICON OF BLESSED ROGER CADWALLADER
COMMISSIONED TO MARK THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE
CONSECRATION OF THE NEW PARISH CHURCH.
FR. MATTHEW – Today’s retiring collection is the annual
collection for Peters Pence, to support the Holy Father. Please keep Deacon
Patrick of Belmont in your prayers as this Tuesday he is ordained Priest at
Belmont. Also please continue to pray for the many volunteers who are running
Our Lady’s lunch club every Saturday lunchtime for those in need locally, we
have been attracting about a dozen people each week. Also this week on Saturday
the Diocesan Evangelisation team is running a “Picnic and Prayer” event here at
Our Lady’s from 1.00pm.
1st HOLY COMMUNIONS – Congratulations to all the
1st Holy Communion children, who yesterday received communion for
the 1st time. They will be presented with their certificates today
at the morning masses.
SOLEMNITY OF ST’S PETER and PAUL – This Thursday, and is a
Holyday of Obligation, masses at 9.30am, 1.30pm school mass (parishioners
welcome) and 7.00pm.
PARISH BARBEQUE – Immediately following the 11.30am mass
REFLECTION – BE NOT AFRAID.
Our commitment to Christ will be put to the
test. We will hear whispered warnings and denunciations, as Jeremiah does in
today’s First Reading. Even so-called friends will try to trap and trip us up. For
His sake we will bear insults and be made outcasts—even in our own homes, we
hear in today’s Psalm. As Jeremiah tells us, we must expect that God will
challenge our faith in Him, and probe our minds and hearts, to test the depths
of our love. “Do not be afraid,” Jesus assures us three times in today’s
Gospel. Though He may permit us to suffer for our faith, our Father will never
forget or abandon us. As Jesus assures us today, everything unfolds in His
Providence, under His watchful gaze—even the falling of the tiniest sparrow to
the ground. Each one of us is precious to Him. Steadfast in this faith, we must
resist the tactics of Satan. He is the enemy who seeks the ruin of our soul in
Gehenna, or hell. We are to seek God, as the Psalmist says. Zeal for the Lord’s
house, for the heavenly kingdom of the Father, should consume us, as it
consumed Jesus (see Jn 2:17). As Jesus bore
the insults of those who blasphemed God, so should we (see Rom 15:3). By the
gracious gift of himself, Jesus bore the transgressions of the world, Paul
tells us in today’s Epistle. In rising from the dead, He has shown us that God
rescues the life of the poor, that He does not spurn His own when they are in
distress. In His great mercy, He will turn toward us, as well. He will deliver
us from the power of the wicked. That is why we proclaim His name from the
housetops, as Jesus tells us. That is why we sing praise and offer thanksgiving
in every Eucharist. We are confident in Jesus’ promise—that we who declare our
faith in Him before others will be remembered before our heavenly Fathe
Thursday 22nd . St’s John Fisher and Thomas
More. No mass today.
Friday 23rd Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
6.40pm Sacred Heart Devotions.
7.00pm Mass – Barbara Franklin &
Saturday 24thNativity of John the Baptist.
9.30am 1st Holy Communion mass –Samuel Sokol.
2.00pm 1st Holy Communion mass- Syymon Lyczyszynski (No
Confessions or exposition.)
12.00-1.00pm Our Lady’s Lunch Club – Team 1.
Sunday 25th June – 12th Sunday
9.30am. Helena Grabowska 11.30am. Nancy Harris RIP. 6.30pm.Albert Gregg & Spec Int (E.Y.)
Sunday 25th June – 12th Sunday
9.30am. Helena Grabowska 11.30am. Nancy Harris RIP &
Katarzyna/Kaspars 1st H.C & Baby Lydia Joan.
12.30pm Parish Barbeque.
6.30pm. Albert Gregg & Spec Int (E.Y.)
Monday 26th –
Mass – Anna Schmidt RIP..
Tuesday 27th -
2.30pm Ordination Mass of Deacon
Patrick – Belmont.
5.30pm Reception of body of Anna
7.00pm Mass – Jeyaseeli
(Divine Mercy prayers before mass and
Wednesday 28th – St. Irenaeus.
9.30am Mass – In th’s
12.00noon – Requiem Mass – Anna
7.00pm Scripture Group.
Thursday 29th - ST’S PETER and PAUL.
9.30am Mass – Fausta Justin Tilya.
1.30pm Mass – School Mass.
7.00pm Mass – Sylvia Phillips.
Friday 30th .
7.00pm Mass – Antony Busco RIP anniv.
Saturday 1st- Memoria of the BVM.
11.00am Mass – Sick of the Parish.
12.00-1.00pm Our Lady’s Lunch Club – Team 2.
Sunday 2nd – 13th Sunday.
9.30am. Olivia Hallman & Family&
Dorothy/Bernard Rohde. 11.30am. Michael Wagner/Samuel Sockol and
Anna Schmidt/ Mikolaj 5th Birthday.
6.30pm. Eugene O’Reilly RIP.