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.

Please note the following changes.

Sunday 28th January  Session 7 after 9.30am Mass in Parish Hall.


Sunday 4th February, 1st Confessions 1.00pm and 2.00pm in Church.


3rd Sunday of the Year - 21stJanuary 2018.



BULLETIN FOR 21st JANUARY

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BULLETIN FOR 14th JANUARY.

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BULLETIN FOR 7th JANUARY.

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BULLETIN FOR 31st DECEMBER

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BULLETIN FOR 24th DECEMBER.






WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY – Continues this week, details of local events are inside this bulletin.


JUMBLE SALE – Our next Jumble sale is on Saturday 3rd February in the hall from 1.30pm. We are greatly in need of all the normal donations, books, dvd’s, bric a brac etc. Please leave in the church porch or outside the presbytery. We will need lots of help setting up on Friday 2nd from 8.00am.


BELMONT ANNUAL CHAPTERThis week the Belmont Monastic Community is holding its annual chapter or Annual general meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday, accordingly the mass on Wednesday is at 7.00pm in the evening.


1ST HOLY COMMUNION COURSEThere are some changes to the next few sessions, there is a normal preparation session today, after the 9.30am mass AND next Sunday 28th January. The 1st Confessions are now on Sunday 4th February at either 1.00pm or 2 .00pm.


REFLECTION  - FOLLOWING HIM.


The calling of the brothers in today’s Gospel evokes Elisha’s commissioning by the prophet Elijah (see 1 Kings 19:19-21). As Elijah comes upon Elisha working on his family’s farm, so Jesus sees the brothers working by the seaside. And as Elisha left his mother and father to follow Elijah, so the brothers leave their father to come after Jesus. Jesus’ promise—to make them “fishers of men”—evokes Israel’s deepest hopes. The prophet Jeremiah announced a new exodus in which God would send “many fishermen” to restore the Israelites from exile, as once He brought them out of slavery in Egypt (see Jeremiah 16:14-16). By Jesus’ Cross and Resurrection, this new exodus has begun (see Luke 9:31). And the Apostles are the first of a new people of God, the Church—a new family, based not on blood ties, but on belief in Jesus and a desire to do the Father’s will (see John 1:12-13Matthew 12:46-50). From now on, even our most important worldly concerns—family relations, occupations, and possessions—must be judged in light of the gospel, Paul says in today’s Epistle. The first word of Jesus’ gospel—repent—means we must totally change our way of thinking and living, turning from evil, doing all for the love of God. And we should be consoled by Nineveh’s repentance in today’s First Reading. Even the wicked Nineveh could repent at Jonah’s preaching. And in Jesus we have a greater prophet than  Jonah (see Matthew 12:41). God has come as our savior to show sinners the way, as we sing in today’s Psalm. This should give us hope—that loved ones who remain far from God will find compassion if they turn to Him. But we, too, must continue along the path of repentance—striving daily to pattern our lives after His.


 



WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY


18th–25th January 2018


 


Theme: THAT ALL MAY BE FREE


‘Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power’ (Exodus 15:6) 


 


Churches Together in Hereford are offering a programme of events:


Thursday 18th January:  Meeting for Worship at the Quaker Meeting House,

King Street
, at 12.30 pm, followed by a soup lunch.


Sunday 21st January: United Service at St Martin’s Church,

Ross Road
, at 5.00 pm, preceded by tea at 4.00.


Monday 22nd January:  Taizé Service at All Saints Church at 12.30 pm.


Wednesday 24th January:  Prayers for Peace in the Cathedral at 1.00 pm, followed by soup.


Thursday 25th January:  Coffee Morning at St Peter’s Church, 10.30–12.00.


 


Everyone is welcome to attend any or all of these events.



 


 



 








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.


 






Sunday 21st January Session 6 after 9.30 mass in Parish Hall.


 


Sunday 28th January  Session 7 after 9.30am Mass in Parish Hall.


Sunday 4th February, 1st Confessions 1.00pm and 2.00pm 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 & 2.30pm in Church.


 


SATURDAY 19th  MAY - 1st HOLY COMMUNION MASSES 9.30am & 2.00pm Our Lady’s.


SUNDAY 20th May   DISTRIBUTION OF CERTIFICATES 9.30am Mass Our Lady’s.












                                                








































    


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