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Our Lady Queen of Martyrs

Roman Catholic Church Hereford

 

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



CATHOLIC BIBLE SCHOOL
WEEKEND TIMETABLE.



1st HOLY COMMUNION COURSE TIMETABLE.

 

1st HOLY COMMUNION COURSE LETTER.



25th  SUNDAY OF THE YEAR 

- 23rd SEPTEMBER 2018.



BULLETIN FOR 16th SEPTEMBER.Please click here.










CATHOLIC BIBLE SCHOOL WEEKEND – Now only two weeks away, from Friday 5th – Sunday 7th October.  A timetable for the weekend, and sign up sheets are at the back of Church and are available on the parish website.

1st HOLY COMMUNION COURSE – Enrolment for this years 1st Holy Communion course is now open, letters have been distributed to Year 3 families in school and are available from the school office and the back of Church. The 1st Holy Communion mass is on Saturday 18th May, the 1st session of prep on Sunday 14thOctober. Reply slips, from the letters must be returned by 30thSeptember. The Introductory meeting is on Monday 8TH October 6.00pm in Church, families must have returned the reply slip from the letters in advance of this meeting

REFLECTION – SERVANT OF ALL.

In today’s First Reading, it’s like we have our ears pressed to the wall and can hear the murderous grumblings of the elders, chief priests, and scribes—who last week Jesus predicted would torture and kill Him (see Mark 8:3110:33–34). The liturgy invites us to see this passage from the Book of Wisdom as a prophecy of the Lord’s Passion. We hear His enemies complain that “the Just One” has challenged their authority, reproached them for breaking the law of Moses, for betraying their training as leaders and teachers. And we hear chilling words that foreshadow how they will mock Him as He hangs on the Cross: “For if the Just One be the Son of God, He will . . . deliver Him . . . ” (compare Matthew 27:41–43). Today’s Gospel and Psalm give us the flip side of the First Reading. In both, we hear of Jesus’ sufferings from His point of view. Though His enemies surround Him, He offers Himself freely in sacrifice, trusting that God will sustain Him. But the Apostles today don’t understand this second announcement of Christ’s passion. They begin arguing over issues of succession—over who among them is greatest, who will be chosen to lead after Christ is killed. Again they are thinking not as God, but as human beings (see Mark 8:33). And again Jesus teaches the Twelve—the chosen leaders of His Church—that they must lead by imitating His example of love and self-sacrifice. They must be “servants of all,” especially the weak and the helpless—symbolized by the child He embraces and places in their midst. This is a lesson for us, too. We must have the mind of Christ, who humbled Himself to come among us (see Philippians 2:5–11). We must freely offer ourselves, making everything we do a sacrifice in praise of His name. As James says in today’s Epistle, we must seek wisdom from above, desiring humility, not glory, and in all things be gentle and full of mercy.