Our Lady Queen of Martyrs

Roman Catholic Church Hereford


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MESSAGE FROM FR. MATTHEW - 30th August 2015 

Could I once again thank all parishioners for your very warm welcome to the parish over the past fortnight, I am more or less unpacked and settled in. I have tried to visit as many of the sick and housebound as I can and will visit them regularly. Once again, please do let me know of anyone who can’t get to Church for whatever reason and I will go and see them, also especially anyone admitted to hospital. Also we have been asked once again to take part in lobbying against the proposed parliamentary bill legalising assisted suicide. The bill will be debated and voted on, on September 11th. There are postcards at the back of church for us to fill in and send to our MP. Please take one and send it of ASAP. There are also some information sheets at the back of church.

Could I also ask you to pray for Br. Patrick Lobo of Belmont who on 8th September is taking his Solemn or lifelong monastic vows, we were students together in Swansea and shared a house for a year. Also Fr. Nicholas at Belmont who is recovering well from his recent surgery, and for his dad who is very ill in hospital at this time. This Friday, 4th September is the Anniversary of the Dedication of the Abbey Church at Belmont in 1859, it is also the 22nd anniversary of my Ordination - that makes me feel very old!!

A Parish Council meeting is taking place on 7th September, if any parishioner would like any matter to be raised, please let me or any PAC member know. One thing I will raise is the possibility of returning to a 9.30 mass time on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Opinions on this please. I hope you all have a very relaxing bank holiday weekend as well, may the sun shine!