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Week Commencing 9TH AUGUST 2015

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Masses and Intentions for Week Commencing 9TH AUGUST 2015

Useful Telephone Details

Presbytery : 178 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 0AR
Telephone Number : 01245 352898
Fax Number : 01245 600043
E-Mail : office@olichurch.co.uk
Website : www.olichurch.co.uk
The Brentwood Diocesan Registered Charity Number. 234092
Diocesan Vocations Website: www.brentwoodvocations.org

 
Parish Priest : Father Hugh Allan
Baptisms, Funerals, Marriage : By Appointment
Baptism Meeting : Last Friday of the month - 7.30pm to 9.30pm - Tel : 01245 422621
Beavers Cubs and Scouts : Thursdays 6pm Christ Church - Tel : 07759 344698
Confessions : Saturday 11.00am to 12noon and on call. Also before Mass at Holy Name on request
CWL : Contact Kath Barham - Tel : 01245 357481
Marriage Care : Professional confidential counseling - Tel : 0800 389 3801
Marriage Care National Helpline : Monday - Friday 11.00am to 3.00pm - Tel : 0845 660 6000
Parish Hall Hire : OLI - Tel : 01245 265601 (bookings taken from 6.30pm 9.00pm)
Parish Schools : Primary : Our Lady Immaculate - Tel : 01245 353755
Senior : St. John Payne - Tel : 01245 345629
Parent and Toddler Play Group : Mondays (term time only) 9am-10.30am in the Parish Hall
Contact: Emma Search 07971 008571
Tuesday Club : Tuesday afternoons in the Parish Hall 1.00pm to 3.45pm - Tel : 01245 362152
Youth Group OLI : Friday evenings in the Parish Hall, fortnightly 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Youth Groups Holy Name : First Friday of the month in the CW Hall
Mini Youth : 6.00pm to 7.00pm and Older Youth 8.00pm to 9.30pm
 
Please inform Father Hugh of :
Change of Address, New Telephone Number or New Parishioner

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MESSAGE FROM FR STEPHEN

Dearest Parishioners and Friends,

Fr Hugh is on his way back! By next Sunday, your Parish Priest will be back amongst us, so this is the last weekend where I am left in charge! It’s been busy… but I think we’ve coped. Thank you all for your help and support, which has been invaluable.

I thought I’d give you this week some thoughts on the life of St Maximilian Kolbe, whose feast we are to keep this week. He was killed by the Nazis in the concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkernau during the Second World War. This is probably what he is most famous for; when the camp commandant insisted that ten prisoners were to be starved to death, as a punishment for ten others having escaped, Maximilian offered himself in place of one of the men selected who had a wife and children. He sang prayers in his cell so that the other prisoners could pray with him. After two weeks, he was the only one left alive, and so they killed him by lethal injection. This is martyrdom: “Greater love hath no man, than that he lay down his life for his friends.”

And yet, this is not all that Maximilian Kolbe is famous for. He founded a group of both religious and lay people, called the Militia of the Immaculata, in Rome. They were founded to combat (with prayers and action) the antic-clerical and freemasonic movements of that time, in particular militant atheist groups, who were intimidating many Catholics by their menacing public
opposition to the Church. Fr Maximilian distributed medals, pamphlets and prayer books which helped to stem this tide of hatred against God and his holy Church. Mary, the Mother of God, would triumph over the evils of the day, and show herself a tender mother to her once devout children. Prayer groups met secretly to pray for the souls of prominent politicians, and to pray for the Church. It worked - peace returned to the streets of Rome, and the hostile element dwindled in popularity. When Br Pius and I were in Rome, we saw the rooms where St Maximilian started this movement of Marian devotion - and it was very touching to have stood there and prayed to Mary for the Church and for the world of today. Read the rest of his story - you will love it. The Friary he built in Japan, for example, was one of the only things to survive the Atomic bomb - because, contrary to the opinion of his friends, he decided to build it on the other side of the hill from the city, saying that Mary wanted it there! And it is still there today.

St Maximilian’s story gives us much to think about in August, month of the Assumption of Our Lady. Mary told the children of Fatima, “in the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph!” If we live heroic lives as Catholics today (in an increasingly hostile world), and if we love Jesus and Mary with all our hearts and our neighbour for their sake, even to the giving of our very lives - then we are contributing to the triumph of God and of his blessed Mother! After all, it is the Truth, Christ himself, who will heal our broken world. In the end, God is in charge - Jesus and Mary will have the victory! Finally, may they bless you - for having put up with me for the last three weeks!

With my love and prayers always,

Father Stephen

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Dear Parishioners,

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Masses and Intentions for Week Commencing 9TH AUGUST 2015

NINETEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)

Sat

   8th

   6.00pm

Holy Name

Lilian Joan Taylor (RIP)

Sun

9th

 9.00am       

Mass - OLI

Ints. of Sue Palk

 

 

  10.30am

Mass - Holy Name

Raymond Conway-Harris (RIP)

  10.30am

Old Rite Mass - Priory

Harry Hardy (Anniv.)

   12noon

Mass - OLI   

Clare Gladwin (Anniv.)

    4.00pm

Polish Mass - OLI

 

    6.00pm

Priory Chapel

Vespers and Benediction

    7.00pm

Mass - OLI

For All Parishioners

Mon

10th

  8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Michael Moyse (RIP)

St Lawrence

    7.30pm

Mass - Holy Name

Charles Greer (RIP)

Tue

11th

  8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Ints. of Susan Enoh

 

St Clare of Assisi

  12.30pm

Mass - OLI

Mark Lysaght (RIP)

Wed

12th

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Chris Morrish (RIP)

 

Feria

12.30pm

Mass - OLI

Ints. of the Godson Family

Thurs

   13th

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Monsignor Wilson

 

Blessed Gertrude,

Virgin of the
Norbertine Order

 9.30am

Mass - Holy Name

Adrian Bastick (Sick)

12.30pm

Mass - OLI

Iris Hitchman (RIP)

Fri

14th

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Ints. of Sue Palk

 

St Maximilian

Kolbe

 9.30am

Mass - OLI

Ints. of Rita & Tony Keyes

(40th Wedding Anniversary)

1.15pm

Requiem Mass - OLI

Maggie Canning (RIP)

Sat

15th

 9.00am    

Mass - OLI

Ints. of newly-weds Alexandra & Noel Cooper

BVM

10.30am

Old Rite Mass - OLI(Assumption)

Ints. of the Merrifield Family

THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
(HOLYDAY OF OBLIGATION TRANSFERRED TO SUNDAY 16TH)

Sat

15th

6.00pm

First Mass of Sunday -
Holy Name

For All Parishioners

Sun

16th

9.00am

Mass - OLI

James Hoey (RIP)

 

 

  

10.30am

Mass - Holy Name

Ints. of Ray & Anne Gardner
(40th Wedding Anniversary)

12noon

Mass - OLI

Thanksgiving to the Holy Spirit

6.00pm

Priory Chapel

Vespers and Benediction

7.00pm

Mass - OLI

Jennifer Montague (RIP)

 

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