Our Lady Queen of Martyrs

Roman Catholic Church Hereford



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



MASSES AT 9.30AM and 7.00PM.

Fr. Matthew, the Parish Priest is away from the Parish from Sunday 29th July till Friday 17th August. If you need a Priest in emergancy please ring Fr. Jonathan Rollinson on 01432 374737


- 29th  JULY 2018



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Amended mass schedule during the time of Fr. Matthews absence from the parish.

Sunday 29TH 6.30pm mass  Fr. Jonathan.

Monday 30th – No mass.

Tuesday 31st – 7.00pm Mass Fr. Jonathan.

Wednesday 1st – No mass.

Thursday 2nd  No Mass.

Friday 3rd -7.00pm Mass Fr. Jonathan


Saturday 4th Mission Priest -  Confessions 10.00am & Mass 11.00am

Sunday 5th – Mission Priest - normal masses

Monday 6th – 9.30am Mass - Mission Priest.


Tuesday 7th - 7.00pm Mass -  Fr. Jonathan

Wednesday 8th – No mass.

Thursday 9th –No mass.

Friday 10th – 7.00pm Mass -  Fr. Jonathan.

Saturday 11th – 11.00am Fr. Jonathan (No confessions etc.)

Sunday 12th – As normal, Fr. Jonathan & Indian/Kerala Mass 4.00pm.


Monday 13th – No mass.

Tuesday 14th –No mass

Wednesday 15TH – ASSUMPTION MASSES 9.30 & 7.00pm Fr. Jonathan.

Thursday 16TH –No mass

Friday 17th – 7pm Fr. Matthew.

CATHOLIC BIBLE SCHOOL WEEKEND – We continue to make preparations for the Bible Weekend from 5th-7th October. The next planning meeting is Monday 10th September.

HAPPY HOLIDAY – To all the staff and students and their families of our Catholic schools, who have just begun their long summer holiday.

MISSION APPEAL NEXT SUNDAY – Given on behalf of the Holy Ghost Fathers or Spiritans by Fr. Emmanuel Osei-Akoto.

FR. MATTHEW AWAY – From this Sunday afternoon, 29thJuly, returning 17th August. Fr. Jonathan from Belmont will be looking after the parish, he is available on 374737. There will not be mass every weekday while Fr. Matthew is away, please pay careful attention to the list of mass times on the back of this bulletin.

REFLECTION –Today's liturgy brings together several strands of Old Testament expectation to reveal Jesus as Israel's promised Messiah and king, the Lord who comes to feed His people. Notice the parallels between today's Gospel and First Reading. Both Elisha and Jesus face a crowd of hungry people with only a few “barley” loaves. We hear similar words about how impossible it will be to feed the crowd with so little. And in both the miraculous multiplication of bread satisfies the hungry and leaves food left over. The Elisha story looks back to Moses, the prophet who fed God's people in the wilderness (see Exodus 16). Moses prophesied that God would send a prophet like him (see Deuteronomy 18:15-19). The crowd in today's Gospel, witnessing His miracle, identifies Jesus as that prophet. The Gospel today again shows Jesus to be the Lord, the good shepherd, who makes His people lie down on green grass and spreads a table before them (see Psalm 23:1,5). The miraculous feeding is a sign that God has begun to fulfill His promise, which we sing of in today's Psalm – to give His people food in due season and satisfy their desire (see Psalm 81:17). But Jesus points to the final fulfillment of that promise in the Eucharist. He does the same things He does at the Last Supper – He takes the loaves, pronounces a blessing of thanksgiving (literally, “eucharist”), and gives the bread to the people (see Matthew 26:26). Notice, too, that 12 baskets of bread are left over, one for each of the apostles. These are signs that should point us to the Eucharist – in which the Church founded on the apostles continues to feed us with the living bread of His body. In this Eucharist, we are made one body with the Lord, as we hear in today's Epistle. Let us resolve again, then, to live lives worthy of such a great calling.