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Week Commencing 1ST MARCH 2015

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Masses and Intentions for Week Commencing 1ST MARCH 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 HUGH

Dear friends in Christ,

A few years ago I remember talking with a friend who is a military chaplain about modern warfare (as you do). He was explaining that military planners believe conventional “over-there” warfare is a thing of the past. Enemies will now zap computer systems, plant bombs in civilian buildings, cultivate terrorist cells within the borders of their opponents, destroying them from within. I was horrified; it just made me want to go home and hide in the cellar - sometimes ignorance is bliss!

Recent tragedies around the world confirm all he said. So the only true solution to man’s slavery to fear of suffering and death does not come from this world. In today’s gospel the transfiguring glory which Christ reveals on the mountain is the answer to our fears “...he was transfigured before them, and his garments became glistening, intensely white, as no fuller on earth could bleach them.” His appearance reveals the eternal power of God, which no earthly power can vanquish. It is the only real source of hope.

Jesus Christ is the way for every one. Security comes not from physical defence, for power ever escalates. Peace cannot come through higher walls, more locks on the door or hiding in the cellar. No matter what may come in this life, no matter what the future may hold, we know that a good and holy life building up our friendship with Christ is the only certain security, for in it is the seed of heavenly peace.

Last week we had the first of our Lent talks. Fr Graham gave us a very interesting and informative talk on the Synod of Bishops and their discussions on family life. There was a very good attendance but for those of you who did not get there, you missed a great talk. Our next talk is from Dr Jane Deegan. Please come along.

Sometimes life in the Priory resembles a guest house. You’re never quite sure who is passing through our little home. This week Mgr John Armitage stayed with us and it was great to hear about all his exciting plans for the shrine at Walsingham. Please keep him and his new work in your prayers. This weekend Fr Gregor, one of our confreres from the abbey of Hamborn, will be here to stay with us for three weeks. If you see him around please make him feel welcome and at home. He is easily recognisable – he is very thin!

God love you!,

With every blessing, Fr. Hugh

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This Weeks Newsletter

Dear Parishioners,

Here is this weeks Lady Immaculate and Holy Name Parishes Church Newsletter.
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Current Parish News

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Masses and Intentions for Week Commencing 1ST MARCH 2015

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT (B)

Sat

   28th

   6.00pm

Holy Name

Jo Cline (RIP)

Sun

 1st

  9.00am

Mass - OLI

For All Parishioners

 

 

10.30am

Mass - Holy Name

Sue Hollidge (RIP)

   12noon

Mass - OLI

Irene Lynch (RIP)

   6.00pm

Priory Chapel

Vespers and Benediction

   7.00pm

Mass - OLI

Bridget & John Bowen (Anniv’s)

Mon

2nd

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

In Thanksgiving - Kearney Family

feria

   7.30pm

Mass - Holy Name

Eddie Ruane (1st Anniv.)

Tue

3rd

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Edith Flint (RIP)

feria

 12.30pm

Mass - OLI

Ints. of Fr. Stephen

Wed

4th

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Ints. of Br. Pius

 

feria

7.30pm

Mass - OLI

Rodalfo Ritirodo (RIP)

Followed by  lent talk - Dr Jane Deegan

Thurs

   5th

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

A. Mardins (Anniv.)

 

feria

 9.30am

Mass - Holy Name

Ints. of Maria

12.30pm

Mass - OLI

Eric Henney (RIP)

Fri

6th

8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Jane Rippon

 

 

feria

12noon

OLI

Stations of the Cross

12.30pm

Mass - OLI

Roger Mey (RIP)

7.00pm

Holy Name

Stations of the Cross

7.30pm

Mass - Holy Name

Mr. D. McGilloway (RIP)

7.30pm

Old Rite Mass - OLI

Ints. of  Monsignor Kevin Hale

Sat

7th

 9.00am   

Mass - OLI

Nina McCrossen (Anniv.)

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT (B)

Sat

7th

6.00pm

First Mass of Sunday - Holy Name

William Walsh (Anniv.)

Sun

8th

9.00am

Mass - OLI

Vera Grimsey (Anniv.)

 

  

10.30am

Mass - Holy Name

For All Parishioners

10.30am

Old Rite Mass -
Priory Chapel

Patricia Monaghan (RIP)

12noon

Mass - OLI

John Walkin (Anniv.)

6.00pm

Priory Chapel

Vespers and Benediction

7.00pm

Mass - OLI

Des Hutley (RIP)

 

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