www.olqmhereford.org.uk

Our Lady Queen of Martyrs

Roman Catholic Church Hereford

 

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SUNDAY MASSES  - 9.30AM/11.30AM/6.30PM.


1st HOLY COMMUNION DETAILS BELOW.


25th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR. YEAR A – 24th SEPTEMBER 2017. .


Only weekday masses this week - Monday 8.15am, Tuesday 7.00pm, Saturday 11.00am.


FROM FR. MATTHEW. I am away from Monday to Friday this week, leading the Deanery Pilgrimage to Fatima, before we leave on Monday there will be an early morning mass at 8.15am for the pilgrims especially, Fr. Jonathan will celebrate mass here on Tuesday at 7pm;  no mass on the other days. Friday is the Solemnity of St. Michael and All Angels, the Patronal Feast of Belmont, a Conventual High Mass is celebrated at 12.00noon.


CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY – Are a charity who work to help people in debt and to liaise with their creditors, a local branch of the charity operates out of the Challenge Community Church just down the road, and they have helped many local people. There funding has reduced this year and so today’s 2nd collection is for them.


200 CLUB RENEWALS – The first year of the 200 club came to an end with the September draw last week, so we are asking parishioners to renew their memberships, the annual membership is £25, cheques payable to Our Lady’s Church. Those who took out standing orders to pay have nothing to do, payment should be automatic from their bank accounts. New members welcome, forms at the back of Church.


HARVEST SUNDAY – Will be celebrated on Sunday 8thOctober which is also the Sunday when we will be collecting donations from the CAFOD Harvest fast day and we are also asking parishioners to bring in donations for the local food bank. Lists of items needed are attached to this Bulletin.


REFLECTION  - “FIRST and LAST.” . The house of Israel is the vine of God, who planted and watered it, preparing the Israelites to bear fruits of righteousness (see Isaiah 5:727:2-5). Israel failed to yield good fruits and the Lord allowed His vineyard, Israel’s kingdom, to be overrun by conquerors (see Psalm 80:9-20). But God promised that one day He would replant His vineyard and its shoots would blossom to the ends of the earth (see Amos 9:15Hosea 14:5-10). This is the biblical backdrop to Jesus’ parable of salvation history in today’s Gospel. The landowner is God. The vineyard is the kingdom. The workers hired at dawn are the Israelites, to whom He first offered His covenant. Those hired later in the day are the Gentiles, the non-Israelites, who, until the coming of Christ, were strangers to the covenants of promise (see Ephesians 2:11-13). In the Lord’s great generosity, the same wages, the same blessings promised to the first-called, the Israelites, will be paid to those called last, the rest of the nations. This provokes grumbling in today’s parable. Doesn’t the complaint of those first laborers sound like that of the older brother in Jesus’ prodigal son parable (see Luke 15:29-30)? God’s ways, however, are far from our ways, as we hear in today’s First Reading. And today’s readings should caution us against the temptation to resent God’s lavish mercy. Like the Gentiles, many will be allowed to enter the kingdom late, after having spent most of their days idling in sin. But even these can call upon Him and find Him near, as we sing in today’s Pslam. We should rejoice that God has compassion on all whom He has created. This should console us, too, especially if we have loved ones who remain far from the vineyard. Our task is to continue laboring in His vineyard. As Paul says in today’s Epistle, let us conduct ourselves worthily, struggling to bring all men and women to the praise of His name.






OUR LADY, QUEEN OF MARTYRS PARISH

101, BELMONT ROAD

HEREFORD

HR2 7JR

 

TEL 01432 265177

EMAIL fr.matthew@live.co.uk

www.olqmhereford.org.uk

Friday 15th September 2017.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

          Your child has now reached the age where they can receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. We see this as a partnership between Parents, School and Church. If you wish to enrol your child on the preparation course for these sacraments please complete the reply slip below and return to the school secretary or Fr. Matthew at the presbytery.

 

          As last year the course will not be run through the school, but will be completely parish based, with the sessions of preparation taking place on Sunday mornings after the 9.30am mass, beginning on 12th November. Enrolment is open to baptised Catholic children in year 3 or above; evidence of baptism is required. It is possible for children baptised into other church communities to be admitted onto the course, or even non-baptised children, but certain conditions apply, please contact Fr. Matthew regarding this ASAP.

Parents are asked to attend an introductory meeting on Monday 16th October at 6.00pm in       Our Lady’s Church, when all the details of the course will be provided; the 1st Holy Communion mass will take place on Saturday 19th May next year at 9.30am (if there are a large number of children there will also be a 2nd mass at 2.00pm.) Attendance at Sunday mass is a vital part of the course; families will be expected to make this commitment.

       

 A full timetable of the course will be available shortly, a draft version is available on the parish website - www.olqmhereford.org.uk   If there are any worries or concerns please contact Fr. Matthew at Church or Mrs. Jan Winter in Our Lady’s school.

 

Yours in Christ

 

Fr.  Matthew Carney OSB.                 Mrs. J Winter/Mrs. Deborah Thomson/Mrs. Marian Smith                      

Parish Priest                                           Course Coordinators              

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REPLY SLIP.

Parents Name                                             Address                                               

Tel No.                                                          e-mail.

I wish for my child _____________________________________ to participate in the Holy Communion Preparation Course.   Date (approx) and Church of Baptism_______________

                                                                                                                     ____________________

School they attend____________    Date of Birth_____________

 

We will attend the introductory meeting on Monday 16th October at 6.00pm.

 

Return to Our Lady’s school office or Fr. Matthew at Our Lady’s Church.

 



OUR LADY, QUEEN OF MARTYRS PARISH

101, BELMONT ROAD

HEREFORD

HR2 7JR

 

TEL 01432 265177

EMAIL olqm@talktalk.net

1stHOLY COMMUNION PREPARATION COURSE 2017/18 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 16thOctober 6.00pm in Church.

 

Sunday 12th  November  1st Session -  Kids in parish hall and Parents Session in Church.

               and Rite of Enrolment in Church during 9.30am mass.

 

Sunday 19th November Session 2.  After 9.30 mass – in Parish Hall

 

Sunday 26th November  Session 3.  After 9.30 mass – in Parish Hall

 

Sunday 3rd December Session 4. After 9.30 mass – in Parish Hall

 

CHRISTMAS.

 

Sunday 14th January Session 5 after 9.30 mass in Parish Hall

 

Sunday 21st January Session 6 after 9.30 mass in Parish Hall.

 

Sunday 28th January  12.30pm 1st Confessions in Church.

 

Half Term 16th-20thFebruary.

 

Sunday 4th  March Session 7  after 9.30 mass in parish hall and parents session in Church.

 

Sunday 11th  March Session 8 after 9.30 mass – in Parish Hall

 

Sunday 18th March Session 9 after 9.30 mass – in Parish Hall

 

Sunday 25th March Session 10 after 9.30am mass – in parish hall.

 

EASTER SUNDAY – 1st  April.

 

Sunday 22nd April Session 11 after 9.30 mass and Parents Session in Church

 

Sunday 29th April Session 12 after 9.30am mass – in Parish hall.

 

May Bank Holiday weekend.

 

Sunday 13th May Rehearsal after 11.30am mass in Church.

 

SATURDAY 19th  MAY - 1st HOLY COMMUNION MASSES 9.30am (& 2.00pm) Mass Our Lady’s.

SUNDAY 20th May   DISTRIBUTION OF CERTIFICATES 9.30am Mass Our Lady’s.




                                                







































    


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