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.


28th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR. YEAR A – 15th  OCTOBER 2017.





FROM FR. MATTHEW.

  This week on Wednesday and Thursday interviews are taking place for the post of Headteacher at St. Mary’s Lugwardine, Mr. Lambert the current head is retiring at Christmas. Fr. Matthew is on the interview panel, accordingly the mass on Wednesday is at the earlier time of 9.00am, with no mass on Thursday. (mass at Belmont Abbey at 8.00am.)

200 CLUB RENEWALS –Thanks to all those who have renewed their memberships and the new members, the number of members has dropped a bit, to 112, so the monthly prizes will now be £70 and £20. Renewals and new members still welcome, forms at the back of Church.

THANK YOU – For your generosity our Harvest Sunday collections last weekend, many items were donated to the local foodbank and over £600 to the collection for CAFOD. Items for the foodbank can be brought to church every week and left in the collection boxes at the back of Church.

WIGL GROUP – Our Children’s and Young peoples group that meets on Sunday mornings will be making a presentation during the morning masses about their project to support “Samaritans Purse.”

REFLECTION  - DRESSING FOR THE FEAST.

Our Lord’s parable in today’s Gospel is again a fairly straightforward outline of salvation history. God is the king (see Matthew 5:35), Jesus is the bridegroom (see Matthew 9:15), the feast is the salvation and eternal life that Isaiah prophesies in today’s First Reading. The Israelites are those first invited to the feast by God’s servants, the prophets (see Isaiah 7:25). For refusing repeated invitations and even killing His prophets, Israel has been punished, its city conquered by foreign armies. Now, Jesus makes clear, God is sending new servants, His apostles, to call not only Israelites, but all people—good and bad alike—to the feast of His kingdom. This an image of the Church, which Jesus elsewhere compares to a field sown with both wheat and weeds, and a fishing net that catches good fish and bad (see Matthew 13:24-4347-50). We have all been called to this great feast of love in the Church, where, as Isaiah foretold, the veil that once separated the nations from the covenants of Israel has been destroyed, where the dividing wall of enmity has been torn down by the Blood of Christ (see Ephesians 2:11-14). As we sing in today’s Psalm, the Lord has led us to this feast, refreshing our souls in the waters of Baptism, spreading the table before us in the Eucharist. As Paul tells us in today’s Epistle, in the glorious riches of Christ, we will find supplied whatever we need. And in the rich food of His Body, and the choice wine of His Blood, we have a foretaste of the eternal banquet in the heavenly Jerusalem, when God will destroy death forever (see Hebrews 12:22-24). But are we dressed for the feast, clothed in the garment of righteousness (see Revelation 19:8)? Not all who have been called will be chosen for eternal life, Jesus warns. Let us be sure that we’re living in a manner worthy of the invitation we’ve received (see Ephesians 4:1).







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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