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Our Lady Queen of Martyrs

Roman Catholic Church Hereford

 

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ICON OF BLESSED ROGER CADWALLADER

 COMMISSIONED TO MARK THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE

CONSECRATION OF THE NEW PARISH CHURCH.


CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES.

CHRISTMAS EVE

6.30 pm and 9.00pm

CHRISTMAS DAY

10.00am.



FROM  FR. MATTHEW.  

    Advent is a season of Reconciliation and so there will be confessions and exposition each Wednesday evening from 7-8.00pm, ending with benediction, as part of “The Light is on for you” project, with all the churches of the Archdiocese taking part. Advent prayer books continue to be available at the back of Church. Thanks to everyone who helped at the Christmas Fair yesterday, the amount raised will be announced at the Sunday masses. The list of Christmas draw winners has been posted at the back of Church. The December 200 Club draw takes place after the 9.30am mass today.

 20th ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND.

   Thanks to everyone who helped organise and who attended the 20thanniversary celebrations last weekend. Prayer cards produced by the WIGL group and also Blessed Roger Cadwallader cards continue to be available at the back of Church.

THE PILGRIMAGE OF PRAYER for the Archdiocesan 100thanniversary continues, as we pray this week for the parish of  Saint Albans in Cardiff and the Revd. Philip Scanlan.

 

REFLECTION – KINGDOM COME.

"The kingdom of heaven is at hand," John proclaims. And the Liturgy today paints us a vivid portrait of our new king and the shape of the kingdom He has come to bring. The Lord whom John prepares the way for in today's Gospel is the righteous king prophesied in today's First Reading and Psalm. He is the king's son, the son of David—a shoot from the root of Jesse, David's father (see Ruth 4:17). He will be the Messiah, anointed with the Holy Spirit (see 2 Samuel 23:11 Kings 1:39Psalm 2:2), endowed with the seven gifts of the Spirit—wisdom, understanding, counsel, strength, knowledge, piety and fear of the Lord. He will rule with justice, saving the poor from the ruthless and wicked. His rule will be not only over Israel—but will extend from sea to sea, to the ends of the earth. He will be a light, a signal to all nations. And they will seek Him and pay Him homage. In Him, all the tribes of the earth will find blessing. The covenant promise to Abraham (see Genesis 12:3), renewed in God's oath to David (see Psalm 89:4,28), will be fulfilled in His dynasty. And His name will be blessed forever. In Christ, God confirms His oath to Israel's patriarchs, Paul tells us in today's Epistle. But no longer are God's promises reserved solely for the children of Abraham. The Gentiles, too, will glorify God for His mercy. Once strangers, in Christ they will be included in "the covenants of promise" (see Ephesians 2:12). John delivers this same message in the Gospel. Once God's chosen people were hewn from the rock of Abraham (see Isaiah 51:1-2). Now, God will raise up living stones (see 1 Peter 2:5)—children of Abraham born not of flesh and blood but of the Spirit. This is the meaning of the fiery baptism He brings—making us royal heirs of the kingdom of heaven, the Church..

 








 







1stHOLY COMMUNION PREPARATION COURSE 2016/17 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 17thOctober 6.00pm in Church.

 


 

      (Sunday 27th November 20th Anniversary Celebrations of building of New Church, Mass at 10.30am, Celebrated by Archbishop George Stack, followed by reception in Parish Hall.)

 

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

CHRISTMAS.

Sunday 22nd January Session 5 after 9.30 mass in Parish Hall

 

Sunday 29th January Session 6 after 9.30 mass in Church.

 

Sunday 5th February 12.30pm 1stConfessions in Church.

 

Half Term

 

Sunday 5th  March Session 7  after 9.30 mass in parish hall and parents session in Church.

 

Sunday 12th  March Session 8 after 9.30 mass – in Parish Hall

 

Sunday 19th March Session 9 after 9.30 mass – in Parish Hall

 

EASTER SUNDAY – 16th April and May Bank Holiday Weekend.

 

Sunday 7th May Session 10 after 9.30 mass and Parents Session in Church

 

Sunday 14thMay  Session 11 after 9.30am mass – in Parish hall.

 

Half Term

Sunday 11th June Session 12 after 9.30 mass – in Parish Hall

 

Sunday 18th June Rehearsal after 11.30am mass in Church.

 

SATURDAY 24thJune 1st HOLY COMMUNION MASS 9.30am Mass Our Lady’s.

SUNDAY 25th June  DISTRIBUTION OF CERTIFICATES 9.30am Mass Our Lady’s.










MASS TIMETABLE.




Sunday 4th December - 2ndSunday of Advent


9.30am Jo Walters


11.30am Alice Jones


6.30pm Mass.  Kathleen Chesterman and Bernard Mulloy.


Monday 5th  .


 9.30am Mass – Szymon Szmanda


Tuesday 6th. St. Nicholas.


7.00pm Mass – Holy Souls. (Rosary 7.30pm.)


Wednesday  7th – St. Ambrose.


9.30am Mass Keith Davies.


7-8.00pmExposition and Confessions


”The Light is on for you.”


Thursday 8th Dec. Immaculate Conception of BVM.


9.30am Mass Special Int (C.B.).


Friday 9th .


6.00pm SVP


7.00pm Mass – Albert Piotr.


Saturday 10th .


10.00am Confessions, exposition and benediction.


11.00am  Mass. Tess Forder


11.30am Church Cleaning.


Sunday 11th December – 3rdSunday of Advent


“Gaudete Sunday.”


9.30am Maria Mears

11.30am In th’s.   6.30pm People of the Parish.

       




    


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