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Our Lady Queen of Martyrs

Roman Catholic Church Hereford

 

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TIMES OF SERVICES





Sunday 1st May – 6th Sunday of Easter.


9.30 am Mass  Frances Martin.


11.30am Mass Maria Birthday-Th’s and Blessing.


6.30pm Mass People of the Parish


Monday 2nd St. Athanasius.


 9.00am Mass –  Natalie Chadwick 2nd anniv.


(Please note earlier mass time.)


Tuesday 3rd St’s Peter and James – Apostles.


7.00pm  Mass (Rosary-7.30).


 Wednesday 4th. The English Martyrs.


9.30 am  Mass – Sick of the parish.


6.00pm Eucharistic Ministers Training session.


7.00pm Scripture study group.


Thursday 5th  .


10.30am Requiem Mass - Frances Martin.


 Friday 6th .


6.00pm SVP Meeting.


7.00pm Mass –


Saturday 7th .


10.00am Exposition, Confessons & Benediction


11.00am Mass – Henry Balestra.


11.30am Church Cleaning.


Sunday 8th May – Solemnity of the Ascension.


9.30 am Mass  Pauline Jones.


11.30am Mass Lil Greene.

6.30pm Mass People of the Parish









FROM  FR. MATTHEW.





  

     



The Prayer Pilgrimage marking the Archdioceses 100th anniversary continues, with our prayers being offered this week for the parish of St. Iltyd in Dowlais, the Rev’d Barry English, Deacon Gareth Tasker, Bishop Hedley High School and the Convent of the Missionaries of Charity. This Wednesday the training course for new Eucharistic ministers begins, contact me if you are interested, details inside this Bulletin. Copies of a newspaper article on the Popes recent document “The Joy of Love.” written by Archbishop George are available at the back of Church, as are full copies of the Popes letter itself, priced at £4. Next Sunday each of the morning Masses will begin with a short May Procession in honour of Our Lady. Have a lovely Bank Holiday Weekend, with the mass on Monday at 9.00am.


 GOSPEL REFLECTION- COUNCIL OF JERUSALEM.

The first Church council, the Council of Jerusalem which we hear about in today's First Reading, decided the shape of the Church as we know it. Some Jewish Christians had wanted Gentile converts to be circumcised and obey all the complex ritual and purity laws of the Jews. The council called this a heresy, again showing us that the Church in the divine plan is meant to be a worldwide family of God, no longer a covenant with just one nation. Today's Liturgy gives us a profound meditation on the nature and meaning of the Church. The Church is One, as we see in the First Reading: "the Apostles [bishops] and presbyters [priests], in agreement with the whole Church [laity]." The Church is Holy, taught and guided by the Spirit that Jesus promises the Apostles in the Gospel. The Church is Catholic, or universal, making known God's ways of salvation to all peoples, ruling all in equity, as we sing in today's Psalm. And the Church, as John sees in the Second Reading, is Apostolic - founded on the twelve Apostles of the Lamb. All these marks of the Church are underscored in the story of the council. Notice that everybody, Including Paul, looks to "Jerusalem [and] ...the Apostles" to decide the Church's true teaching. The Apostles, too, presume that Christian teachers need a "mandate from us." And we see the Spirit guiding the Apostles in all truth. Notice how they describe their ruling: "It is the decision of the Holy Spirit and of us." Knowing these truths about the Church, our hearts should never be troubled. The Liturgy's message today is that the Church is the Lord's, watched over and guarded by the Advocate, the Holy Spirit sent by the Father in the name of the Son. This should fill us with confidence, free us to worship with exultation, inspire us to rededicate our lives to His Name - to love Jesus in our keeping of His Word, to rejoice that He and the Father in the Spirit have made their dwelling with us











RECORDING OF SUNDAY MASS - 3rdSUNDAY OF LENT

28th FEBRUARY.

     


 









RECORDING OF MASS OF 4th SUNDAY OF ADVENT - 21st DECEMBER.




OUR LADY'S SCHOOL END OF TERM MASS - THURSDAY 17th DECEMBER.




RECORDING OF MASS OF 3rd SUNDAY OF ADVENT - SUNDAY 13th DECEMBER.




RECORDING OF MASS OF 2nd SUNDAY OF ADVENT - 6th DECEMBER.









RECORDING OF MASS OF 1st SUNDAY OF ADVENT - SUNDAY 29th NOVEMBER.



            MASS RECORDING OF CATENIAN DECEASED BROTHERS MASS CELEBRATED ON SATURDAY 21st NOVEMBER 2015 AT OUR LADY'S.



             



                                                  1st Holy Communion Timetable.



The 12 preparation sessions take place on either Saturday afternoons at 2.00pm in Church or follow immediately on from the 9.30am Sunday mass in the parish hall. Saturday sessions will finish at 3.15pm approx, Sunday sessions at 11.45am approx.


Any absences to be notified to Fr. Matthew at phone number above.


 



Sunday 10th April  Session 9 after 9.30 mass and Parents Session in Church


 


Sunday 17th April   Session 10. After 9.30 mass in parish Hall


 


May Bank Holiday Weekend.


 


Saturday 23rd  April  Session 11 2.00pm  in Church         


 


Saturday 7th May  Session 12 2.00pm in Church


 


Sunday 15th  May -  Rehearsal after 11.30am mass in Church.


 


SATURDAY 21st May  1st HOLY COMMUNION MASS 9.30am Mass Our Lady’s.


SUNDAY 22nd  May DISTRIBUTION OF CERTIFICATES 9.30am Mass Our Lady’s.