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Week Commencing 26TH OCTOBER 2014

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Masses and Intentions for Week Commencing 26TH OCTOBER 2014

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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Father Hughs Message

Dear Friends in Christ,

Fr Garrigou-Legrange (a Dominican priest) once said “the Church is intolerant in principle because she believes; she is tolerant in practise because she loves. Society is tolerant in principle because they do not believe; they are intolerant in practise because they do not love."

It is at the heart of what Christ talks about in the gospel this Sunday. We should always remember that the commands of the Lord are built on love, but they are still commands. There is no contradiction between truth and mercy. Sometimes people talk like there is - to be merciful we somehow have to put the absolute truth of God's commands to one side. This is entirely false. Truth should always be preached with mercy, BUT there is no mercy without there being truth. Pope Francis recently condemned those who "in the name of a deceptive mercy bind the wounds without first curing them and treating them; treating the symptoms and not the causes and the roots.” We should always be careful to really embrace the command to love. It is the beautiful gift of mercy and truth. The two are inseparable.

Next weekend the liturgical calendar goes a bit funny; because in England we now have the custom of moving holydays to the Sunday if they fall on the Saturday or Monday, All Saints day this year is on November 2nd, so All Souls day is on November 3rd. A little confusing but please keep that in mind next weekend.

The envelopes are out for the list of Holy Souls to be prayed for during the month of November. Please please please remember to write out the names of your loved ones to be prayed for during every Mass in November. The greatest gift we give to those who have died is to pray for them, so please remember to get the list done and handed in.

Last weekend, Fr John was looking after Canvey Island and for the next two weekends he is looking after South Woodford, so he will be saying all the Masses there and I will be saying them all here. So forgive me for rushing around. They don't call me white lightening for nothing……

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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Masses and Intentions for Week Commencing 26TH OCTOBER 2014

THIRTIETH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (A)

Sat 

  25th

   6.00pm

First Mass of Sunday -

Holy Name

Ints. of Adam Bezdel &

Teresa Bezdel (Anniv.)

Sun

26th

  9.00am

Mass - OLI

Ints. of Alf Grimsey &
Vera Grimsey (RIP)

 

 

10.30am

Mass - Holy Name

Ints. of Neil & Sheena Allan

12noon

Mass - OLI

For All Parishioners

4.00pm

Polish Mass - OLI

 

   6.00pm

Priory Chapel

Vespers and Benediction

   7.00pm

Mass - OLI

Tomas O’Shea (Sick)

Mon

27th

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Private Intentions

feria

  7.30pm

Mass - Holy Name

Elizabeth Hughes & Tony Blanche

(Anniv.)

Tue

28th

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Finbar McCarthy (RIP)

Ss Simon & Jude

 12.30pm

Mass - OLI

Mary Witkowski

Wed

29th

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Bessie Bowater Harrington

 

feria

  12.30pm

Mass - OLI

Joseph Mathew (Anniv.)

    7.00pm

OLI

Rosary & Benediction

Thurs

  30th

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Ints. of Fr. Cadoc

 

feria

 9.30am

Mass - Holy Name

Ints. of Richard Scott

12.30pm

Mass - OLI

Roy Sidoli (Anniv.)

Fri

31st

8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Dionesia Denden (Anniv.)

 

feria

9.30am

Mass - OLI

Mario Hassidda (RIP)

Sat

1st

   9.00am

Mass - OLI

Parish List of the Dead

 

  12 noon

Old Rite Mass - OLI

Deceased Clergy of the

Chelmsford Parishes

SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS

Sat

1st

6.00pm

First Mass of Sunday -
Holy Name

Liam Glavin (1st Anniv.)

Sun

2nd

9.00am

Mass - OLI

Gino Cipullo (RIP)

 

  

10.30am

Mass - Holy Name

Bridget Flynn (Anniv.)

12noon

Mass - OLI

Angeline & Gracian De Cruz (RIP)

6.00pm

Priory Chapel

Vespers and Benediction

7.00pm

Mass - OLI

For All Parishioners

 

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