www.olqmhereford.org.uk

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.


3rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A – 22nd JANUARY.

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY.

HOMELESS SUNDAY.







This weeks bulletin can be found at the bottom of this page.

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ROM  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 AGM.

PARISH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

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 15:291 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.









 


 


 


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MASS TIMETABLE.


Sunday 22nd  January.3rdSunday 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 de Sales.

7.00pm Mass – Elizabeth and Joe Corbin RIP.

(Divine 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

Friday 27th.

7.00pm Mass – Heather and Jim Butt and Family.

Saturday 28th. St. Thomas Aquinas.

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.







 





 


PARISH OF OUR LADY QUEEN OF MARTYRS                  


101 Belmont Rd, Hereford, HR2 7JR.


Reg. Charity 242380


Parish House : 01432 265177 & 07402979597  


Rev. Dom Matthew Carney OSB. Parish Website: www.olqmhereford.org.uk


Parish email: fr.matthew@live.co.uk Our Lady’s Primary School: 01432 274814


3rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A – 22nd JANUARY.


WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY.


HOMELESS SUNDAY.


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.”


 


Responsorial 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. Alleluia.”


 


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 AGM.


PARISH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


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 15:291 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


  200 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.


BELMONT 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 Profession


SICK and 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.


OUR LADY’S 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: admin@our-ladys.hereford.sch.uk 


HEREFORD FOODBANK – Have written to thank the parish for all of the recent donations we have made, especially over the recent festive period.


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 SCHOOLThis 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. The 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.


TASTE 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 jacqui.corrigan@btopenworld.comSCRIPTURE GROUP. This Wednesday 25th Jan 7.00pm.  PARISH COUNCIL. AGM on Monday 30th January at 7.00pm. SVP. Friday 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 de Sales.

7.00pm Mass – Elizabeth and Joe Corbin RIP.

(Divine 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

Friday 27th.

7.00pm Mass – Heather and Jim Butt and Family.

Saturday 28th. St. Thomas Aquinas.

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 – 29th January.

Flower Arrangers. Maria and Carol.

Cleaners: Saturday 11.30am Volunteers please.

Altar Linen – Aileen Hepworth.

Counting – Celia, Janet & Jacqui.

Ministries for Sunday 29th January.

Welcomers  

9.30pm Mr and Mrs. Scanlon 11.30pm  D. Scofield & D. Lissaman 6.30pm M. Netting

Readers.

9.30pm, P. Buckley 11.30pm, Jim Meenaghan 6.30pm. G. McAleer.

Eucharistic Ministers  

9.30pm.  Fran Keogh, Celia Sharland, Tim Bray. 11.30pm. Januucz Wagner, John McGowan, Eileen Cotterell. 6.30pm. Chris Milsom, Margaret Evans, Daniel Coyne.

Polish Information:

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 deadLilly 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.


 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 









 








 







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.)

 


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.























    


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