Our Lady Queen of Martyrs
Roman Catholic Church Hereford
ICON OF BLESSED ROGER CADWALLADER
COMMISSIONED TO MARK THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE
CONSECRATION OF THE NEW PARISH CHURCH.
FROM FR. MATTHEW. Our Lady’s
Lunch Club continues this coming Saturday with team 3 taking charge this week.
Please do keep this venture in your prayers, especially all the many
volunteers. We are now receiving donations of food from TESCO each week,
organised by a charity called Fareshare, mostly bread, pastries and fruit.
WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY – On this day
we pray for all those who work in the media, and especially within the Catholic
Church, the Communications office of the Conference of Bishops (CCU), based in
London. The CCU is involved in developing the public profile of the Church,
through both word and image, especially online.
The 2nd Collection today is to help fund their work, as they
promote the Gospel through the modern media. Prayer cards are available at the
back of Church. Today we also reflect on Our Lord’s mandate to “Go out to the
whole world and proclaim the Good News.”
SPUC – Leaflets from SPUC are attached to
all the copies of the Bulletin, asking us to keep issues surrounding the
sanctity of human life in our minds as we approach the general election.
JUMBLE SALE – Our next Jumble sale is on Saturday 17thJune, and we need all the normal donations of items, and also cakes for the
cake stall. We are also very much in need of volunteers to help on the day.
REFLECTION – KNOWING GOD.
Jesus has been taken up
into heaven as we begin today's First Reading. His disciples—including the
Apostles and Mary—return to the upper room where He celebrated the Last Supper
(see Luke 22:12). There, they
devote themselves with one accord to prayer, awaiting the Spirit that He
promised would come upon them (see Acts 1:8). The unity of
the early Church at Jerusalem is a sign of the oneness that Christ prays for in
today's Gospel. The Church is to be a communion on earth that mirrors the
glorious union of Father, Son, and Spirit. Jesus has proclaimed God's name to
His brethren (see Hebrews 2:12; Psalm 22:23). The
prophets had foretold this revelation—a new covenant by which all flesh would
have knowledge of the Lord (see Jeremiah 31:33-34; Habakkuk 2:14). By the
new covenant made in His blood and remembered in every Eucharist, we know God
as our Father. This is the eternal life Jesus promises. And this is the light
and salvation we sing of in today's Psalm. As God made light to shine out of
darkness when the world began, He has enlightened us in Baptism, making us new
creations (see 2 Corinthians 5:17),
giving us knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ (see Hebrews 10:32; 2 Corinthians 4:6). Our
new life is a gift of "the Spirit of glory," we hear in today's
Epistle (see John 7:38-39). Made one
in His name, we are given a new name—"Christians"—a name used only here
and in two other places in the Bible (see Acts 11:16; 26:28). We are to
glorify God, though we will be insulted and suffer because of this name. But as
we share in His sufferings, we know we will overcome (see Revelation 3:12) and
rejoice when His glory is once more revealed. And we will dwell in the house of
the Lord all the days of our lives
Sunday 28th May
9.30am. Kas and Helena Domalik and family, 11.30am. Gladys Bradshaw, 6.30pm.
Monday 29th May.
9.30am Mass – Baby Ruby
7.00pm Mass – Monica
(Divine Mercy prayers before mass and
Wednesday 31st – VISITATION
OF THE BVM.
9.30am Mass – In Th’s
Succ Op (B. Mambo.)
7.00pm Scripture Group.
Thursday 1st – St. Justin.
9.30am Mass – Victims of Manchester bombing.
Friday 2nd 7.00pm Mass - For a safe journey.
Saturday 3rd – St. Charles Lwanga & Comp’s.
10.00am Confessions, Exposition and Benediction
11.00am Mass – In th’s. 11.30am
Cleaning of Church
12.00-1.00pm Our Lady’s Lunch Club – Team 3.
7.00pm - Pentecost Vigil.
Sunday 4th June – PENTECOST.
9.30am. Alina Stowjeski. 11.30am. Henry Balestra RIP.
6.30pm. Felix Wendolowshki.
1stHOLY COMMUNION PREPARATION COURSE 2016/17 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 11th June
Session 12 after 9.30 mass –
in Parish Hall
Sunday 18th June Rehearsal
after 11.30am mass in Church.
SATURDAY 24thJune 1st HOLY COMMUNION MASS 9.30am Mass Our Lady’s.
SUNDAY 25th June DISTRIBUTION OF CERTIFICATES 9.30am Mass Our