PARISH OF OUR LADY QUEEN OF MARTYRS
101 Belmont Rd, Hereford, HR2 7JR.
Parish House : 01432 265177 & 07402979597
Rev. Dom Matthew Carney OSB. Parish Website: www.olqmhereford.org.uk
Parish email: firstname.lastname@example.org Our Lady’s Primary School: 01432
3rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A – 22nd JANUARY.
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY.
Entrance Antiphon - “O Sing a new song to the Lord! Sing to the
Lord, all the earth. In his presence are majesty and splendour, strength and
honour in his holy place.”
psalm - “The Lord is my light and my help.”
Gospel Acclamation - ““Alleluia, alleluia! Jesus proclaimed the good
news of the kingdom, and cured all kinds of sickness among the people.
Communion Antiphon – “Look toward the Lord and be radiant; let your
faces not be abashed.”
Sunday Mass Readings 22ndJanuary – Isaiah 8: 23- 9:3, Ps 26, 1Cor 10-13,17; Matthew 4;12-13.
Parish Mass Book – The readings
and prayers can be found on page 128.
FROM FR. MATTHEW.
The annual week of prayer for Christian unity continues
this week running through till this Wednesday 25th, the Feast of the
Conversion of St. Paul. There are lunchtime services in the Cathedral at 1.00pm
Monday to Wednesday. This afternoon, Sunday, there is an ecumenical service led by the
Revd Iain Skinner, at St John’s Methodist Church, St Owen Street, HR1 2PR, at
5.00 pm, preceded by tea at 4.00. Today is also the
annual Homeless Sunday, when we pray for those who have no homes or whose
housing is very tenuous and unsuitable. We remember all those in our local
community most especially. Please keep the Belmont Monastic Community in your
prayers this week as on Tuesday and Wednesday we have our Annual Chapter or
PARISH ANNUAL GENERAL
Our Parish Annual General
Meeting is on Monday 30th January, please try to come along as we
report on and discuss the life of our community over the past year and also
look to the future, especially the help we may be able to offer to those in
need in our local community; there has been a suggestion of offering hot meals,
to those who are homeless or in need once a week as many other local churches
do. Also any help we can give to local charities who work with troubled
families, such as Vennture and Christians against poverty.
REFLECTION – HISTORY REDEEMED - Today's Liturgy gives us a lesson in ancient Israelite geography
and history. Isaiah's prophecy in today's First Reading is quoted by Matthew in
today's Gospel. Both intend to recall the apparent fall of the everlasting
kingdom promised to David. Eight centuries before Christ, that part of the
kingdom where the tribes of Zebulun and Naphtali lived was attacked by the
Assyrians and the tribes were hauled off into captivity (see 2 Kings 15:29; 1 Chronicles 5:26). It
marked the beginning of the kingdom's end. It finally crumbled in the sixth
century B.C., when Jerusalem was seized by Babylon and the remaining tribes
were driven into exile (see 2 Kings 24:14). Isaiah
prophesied that Zebulun and Naphtali, the lands first to be degraded, would be the
first to see the light of God's salvation. Jesus today fulfills that
prophecy—announcing the restoration of David's kingdom at precisely the spot
where the kingdom began to fall. His gospel of the Kingdom includes not only
the twelve tribes of Israel but all the nations—symbolized by the "Galilee
of the Nations." Calling His first disciples, two fishermen on the Sea of
Galilee, He appoints them to be "fishers of men"—gathering people
from the ends of the earth. They are to preach the gospel, Paul says in today's
Epistle, to unite all peoples in the same mind and in the same purpose—in a
worldwide kingdom of God. By their preaching, Isaiah's promise has been
delivered. A world in darkness has seen the light. The yoke of slavery and sin,
borne by humanity since time began, has been smashed. And we are able now, as
we sing in today's Psalm, to dwell in the house of the Lord, to worship Him in
the land of the living.
Dates for Your Diary
CLUB NOVEMBER DRAW.. The
January draw took place last week, the winners were 1st prize of
£75, No 106 John McGowan, 2nd prize £25, No 3 Brian Tanswell.
The February draw takes place on Sunday 19th February after the 11.30am mass.
Please come along and enjoy tea and coffee in the parish
room after the Sunday morning Masses
2ndCollection No Collection this week. Next
Sunday No collection.
Tuesday devotions: Divine Mercy Novena before Mass and joyful mysteries
of the rosary after mass.
MONASTIC COMMUNITY – Is holding its annual chapter of AGM, this week on
Tuesday and Wednesday, please note the earlier mass time on Wednesday. Also on
the Feast of the Presentation or Candlemass, 2nd February, Br. Dunstan will be making his Solemn
HOUSEBOUND – If
you know of anyone who cannot get to Church please let Fr. Matthew know so that
he can visit them and arrange for them to receive Holy Communion.
SCHOOL - Gardening
volunteers for Our Lady’s School – we are very lucky to have lovely school
grounds with opportunities for all our pupils to learn about where food comes
from, healthy eating and cooking healthy foods. It will soon be time to
get the beds ready for planting and we need help to make our garden grow… We
also have a pond area which has been transformed by some pupils and staff from
Robert Owen Academy and we need help in landscaping and maintaining this area
so that we can provide opportunities for pond dipping and a lovely space to
read or reflect. If you are able to join us on Wednesday afternoons to help
with gardening please call the school on 01432 274814 or email:
HEREFORD FOODBANK – Have written to thank the parish for
all of the recent donations we have made, especially over the recent festive
AID TO THE CHURCH
IN NEED – Have also written to the parish to thank us for the recent
donation of £50 which we made at Christmas.
ANIELA KALETA RIP.
– The funeral service for the late Aniela Kaleta takes place here at Our Lady’s
on Monday 30th January at 12.30pm. Aniela had lived at Abbey Grange
nursing home in Hereford.
MASS IN SCHOOL– This Friday afternoon Fr. Matthew will be celebrating mass in school for
the Year 2 class at 2.15pm.
FUNERAL– Fr. Matthew will be conducting the funeral service for the late Veronica
French this Thursday at 1.30pm at the
Crematorium Chapel. St Mary's
Syro-Malabar Community Mass.
next mass is Sunday 29th January, at 4.00pm, with catechism for children from 2.30pm. POLISH MASS – Every 4thSunday of the month, mass in Polish, next one is today, Sunday, 22ndJanuary.
DO YOU LOVE ME? -
Belmont Abbey Friday 3rd February. Kathryn
Turner will be leading an evening event giving a very practical guide to
Catholic prayer and formation, based on the booklet published by the bishops of
England and Wales. The evening will present a wonderful opportunity to refresh
our lives of prayer and to reflect productively on this central aspect of our
relationship with Jesus. The evening will start at 7pm and will be held in the
Kemble Room. There will be light refreshments provided afterwards. For further
information, please contact Dom David Yates 01432 374 750.
OF CELEBRATE - night on Sunday 12th
Feb at Christ the King RC Church, Newborough Ave, Cardiff, for those who would
like to find out more about the Celebrate Wales conference (which will be held
at St David's College on 29th and 30th April.) Starting at 7.30pm, we will have
worship, a short talk from a guest speaker, testimonials about Celebrate and
more! There will be coffee, cake and chat at the end. This free event is the
perfect opportunity to experience a taste of Celebrate, the Catholic
Charismatic conference for all the family. EMMAUS YOUTH GROUP – Emmaus Youth are next
meeting at Our Lady’s Parish Hall, 2-5 pm on Saturday 28th January. You
are invited to share in some Praise and Worship, Liturgy and then some
refreshments and time to socialize. Come and join us for some fun!! Rob and Jacqui Corrigan, Annie Ridgway and Ben Aldridge 01432 352241 07739 566578 email@example.comSCRIPTURE GROUP. This Wednesday
25th Jan 7.00pm. PARISH COUNCIL. AGM on Monday 30th January at
10TH February at 6.00pm. PARISH
FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING – The parish Finance committee meets this
Thursday at 7.00pm in the presbytery. CRIB
OFFERINGS – Thank you for your generosity in donations left at the
Crib, totalling £215.00, which have
been forwarded to the Archdiocese for work with Syrian Refugee families
PARISH SCHEDULE. 22nd– 29th JANUARY.
PSALTER WEEK 3. YEAR A SUNDAYS. 3rd WEEK OF THE YEAR.
YEAR 1 WEEKDAYS.
Sunday 22nd January.3rd Sunday of the Year.
9.30am – Elizabeth and Alice Ross.
11.30am – Pamela Leach & Koshy Mathew RIP.
6.30am – Teresa Hennesy Sick..
Monday 23rd .
9.30am Mass – Fr. Leo Ceaesar OSB.
Tuesday 24th- St. Frances
7.00pm Mass – Elizabeth and Joe Corbin RIP.
Mercy prayers before mass and Rosary after.)
Wednesday 25th– Conversion of St. Paul.
9.00am Mass – Lilly Cumming
(Please note earlier mass time today.)
Scripture Group 7.00pm
Thursday 26th – St’s Timothy and Titus.
9.30am Mass – Keith Davies
7.00pm Mass – Heather and Jim Butt and Family.
Saturday 28th. St. Thomas
10.00am Exposition and Confessions
11.00am Mass – Keith Davies.11.30am Church Cleaning.
Sunday 29th January. 4th Sunday of the Year.
9.30am –Dec’d Sr’s and girls of Bartestree
Convent 11.30am – Erna and Jamie
Bellamy and Family.
6.30am – Keith Davies.
Rota Schedule for 22nd –
Flower Arrangers. Maria and Carol.
Cleaners: Saturday 11.30am Volunteers please.
Altar Linen – Aileen Hepworth.
Counting – Celia, Janet & Jacqui.
Ministries for Sunday 29th January.
9.30pm Mr and Mrs. Scanlon 11.30pm D. Scofield & D. Lissaman 6.30pm M.
9.30pm, P. Buckley 11.30pm, Jim Meenaghan 6.30pm. G. McAleer.
9.30pm. Fran Keogh, Celia
Sharland, Tim Bray. 11.30pm. Januucz Wagner, John McGowan, Eileen Cotterell.
6.30pm. Chris Milsom, Margaret Evans, Daniel Coyne.
Następna Msza Św w języku polskim odbędzie się
w niedzielę 22 Stycznia o godz 16:00
Collection for 15th January – 1st Coll £248.80
Gift Aid £179.40 2nd Coll Pax Christi £164.27 . Thank you.
Please pray for the
Sick – Jean Johns, Genny and Bernard Wojtczak, John McGowan, Phil
Thompson, Ross Jackson, Pat England, Margaret
Thomas, Marie Williams, Agnes Lee, Emilia Dzierza, Albert Piotr, Brian Morris,
Alice Jones, Sue Watkins, Sheila Fawcett, Dymphna O’Neil, Andrew Walker, Sylvia
Jones, Anna Foggo, Katie Richardson,
Agnes McGowan, Michael Morris, Rita
O’Leary, Petal O’Hea, Neil Hillyer, and
all in our prayer book.
Please remember in your prayers the recently dead – Lilly
Cumming, Mona Donnelly, Anne Morris, Veronica French, Aniella Calleta and
those whose anniversary falls in January – Lil
Greene, Patricia Franklin, Lillian
Orchard, Walter Jennings, Kathleen Jones, Kathleen Shawcross, Marjorie
Sullivan, Ellen Willis, Elizabeth Farley, Ernest Cooper, Patrick Taylor,
Margaret Ryan, Jamie McGoran, Winifred Brennan, Catherine Ross, Syd Swann, Eileen
Harris, Patrick Lynch, Denise
McQuaid, Ronald, O’Connor, Joseph Kelly, Raymond Watkins,
Leslie Foulkes, Celia Methven, Reginald Sly, Shirley Walters, Irene Brennan,
Jean Chappell, Angelo Moruzzi, Raymond Breeze, Amelia Smith, Jerzy Schmidt, Michał Piwień, Baden
Powell, Francis Seymour, Eileen Scott, William Graham,
James Jones, Louise Champion, Margaret Dean and Simon Williams.
1STHOLY COMMUNION COURSE. The next preparation session is this Sunday
22nd January, immediately after the 9.30am mass, and also next
Sunday at the same time. 2016/17 Confirmation Course Next session next Saturday 28thJanuary, here at Our Lady’s from 10.30am – 12.30pm..
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN HEREFORD - general
meeting, open to all, at St Paul's Church, Church Road, Tupsley, HR1 1RT,
at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 31st January.