Our Lady Queen of Martyrs

Roman Catholic Church Hereford







VENNTURE TALK – At all masses today Sunday 23rdJuly, Paddy Nugent, one of the trustees of the local charity, Vennture, will be speaking at all masses. Vennture runs such projects as Street Pastors and Family Pastors, working with the most in need members of our local community. Info on their work is available at the back of Church. They are very much in need of volunteers to help and also the support of our prayers.

END OF SCHOOL YEAR. We wish all the children, staff and families of our catholic schools a very happy and safe summer break.

FROM FR. MATTHEW – Please continue to pray for the many volunteers who are running Our Lady’s lunch club every Saturday lunchtime for those in need locally; we have been attracting up to a dozen people each week. This Saturday Team 5 are running the club.


God is always teaching His people, we hear in today’s First Reading. And what does He want us to know? That He has care for all of us, that though He is a God of justice, even those who defy and disbelieve Him may hope for His mercy if they turn to Him in repentance. This divine teaching continues in the three parables that Jesus tells in the Gospel today. Each describes the emergence of the kingdom of God from the seeds sown by His works and preaching. The kingdom’s growth is hidden - like the working of yeast in bread; it’s improbable, unexpected—as in the way the tall mustard tree grows from the smallest of seeds. Again this week’s readings sound a note of questioning: Why does God permit the evil to grow alongside the good? Why does He permit some to reject the Word of His kingdom? Because, as we sing in today’s Psalm, God is slow to anger and abounding in kindness. He is just, Jesus assures us - evildoers and those who cause others to sin will be thrown into the fiery furnace at the end of the age. But by His patience, God is teaching us—that above all He desires repentance, and the gathering of all nations to worship Him and to glorify His name. Even though we don’t know how to pray as we ought, the Spirit will intercede for us, Paul promises in today’s Epistle. But first we must turn and call upon Him, we must commit ourselves to letting the good seed of His Word bear fruit in our lives. So we should not be deceived or lose heart when we see weeds among the wheat, truth and holiness mixed with error, injustice and sin. For now, He makes His sun rise on the good and the bad (see Matthew 5:45). But the harvest draws near. Let’s work that we might be numbered among the righteous children—who will shine like the sun in the kingdom of the Father


Tuesday 18th -

7.00pm MassSr. Philippa (Divine Mercy prayers before mass and Rosary after.)

Wednesday  19th

8.45am Mass –.

(Please note earlier mass time.)

Thursday 20th -

9.00am Mass – Sandra Davies (retirement.)

(Please note earlier mass time.)

Friday 21st.

7.00pm Mass – Forgotten Souls

Saturday 22nd – St. Mary Magdalene.

10.00am  Confessions/Exposition&Benediction.

11.00am Mass – Tomasz Abramowicz.

12.00-1.00pm Our Lady’s Lunch Club – Team 5.

Sunday 23rd  – 16th Sunday.

9.30am. 11.30am. Patrick Dilger RIP.

6.30pm. McGivern Family

Sunday 23rd  July - 16th Sunday.

9.30am. People of the Parish.

11.30am. Patrick Dilger RIP.

6.30pm. McGivern Family

Monday 24th

9.30am Mass – Baby Ruby Chandler Marsh and family.

Tuesday 25th - St. James - Apostle

7.00pm MassAnna Schmidt (Divine Mercy prayers before mass and Rosary after.)

Wednesday  26th – St’s Joachim and Anne.

9.30am  Mass – Anna Schmidt.

Thursday 27th  -

9.30am Mass – Haynes Family int

Friday 28th  .

7.00pm Mass – Sick of the Parish.

Saturday 29th   – St’s Martha, Mary & Lazurus.

10.00am  Confessions/Exposition&Benediction.

11.00am Mass – Sick of the Parish.

12.00-1.00pm Our Lady’s Lunch Club – Team 5.

Sunday 30th   – 17th Sunday.

9.30am. In th’s. (M.C.)

11.30am. Haynes Family int.

6.30pm. People of the Parish


Tuesday 1st August 7.00pm.

Friday  4th August 7.00pm.

Saturday 5th 11.00am Mass only

Sunday – normal masses.

Tuesday 8th August 7.00pm.

Friday 11th 7.00pm.

Saturday 12th 11.00am Mass only

Sunday 13th Supply Priest here.

Tuesday 15th 9.30am and 7.00pm ASSUMPTION.

Fr. Matthew returns Friday 18th.