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Week Commencing 20TH JULY 2014

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Masses and Intentions for Week Commencing 20TH JULY 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,

If, along with me, you watch the news every evening, or read the paper every day, you experience a non stop barrage of terrible things that happen in the world. When these situations take place, we sometimes are tempted to ask, "Why didn't God do a better job in creating the world. Why is there so much evil around us? Why does God allow terrible things to happen?"

These questions are the same ones faced by Our Lord. To these questions He addresses the parable of the darnel and the wheat in today's gospel.

The darnel, which is a weed, often called “false wheat” or even “poison wheat”, looks like wheat. It even has a head similar to wheat. When the plant is young, it is almost impossible to distinguish it from wheat. Only when its fruit, or the lack of fruit, is seen, can it be separated from the wheat and burned. The farmer does not refuse to plant because he might find weeds among the wheat. He plants knowing that the result might not be perfect, but there will be wheat, despite the presence of weeds.

God created man with the ability to bear fruit. That also gave him the ability not to bear fruit. God sees the weeds among the wheat. They are the price of freedom - the choice between good and evil. But without freedom there would be no wheat, there would be no choice for good.

As Holy Scripture tells us the fruit of the God is “love, joy, forbearance, kindness, goodness, and gentleness”. The fruit of the devil is “hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy” (Galatians 5). Never look to blame anyone else for the fruit (good or bad) in your own life. It won’t wash with God. We are all responsible for our own fruit. We all need to look into our own lives and see what the fruit is – in today’s parable, are we the wheat or are we the darnel?

A quick update on my Dad (and thanks again for your prayers and kindness). He is making a good recovery and the doctors are very pleased with him. The consultant thinks it really is a miracle. He’s only on soups and liquids at the moment, so he’s longing to eat a square sausage again! Thanks again and keep him in your prayers.

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 20TH JULY 2014

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (A)

Sat    

  19th

   6.00pm

First Mass of Sunday -

HN Hall

Ints. of Salvacao Vaz

Sun

 20th

  9.00am

Mass - OLI

Ann McAllen (Anniv.)

 

 

10.30am

Mass - HN Hall

Sheila Radley (RIP)

12noon

Mass - OLI

Tom McDonald & John McEniff (RIP)

   6.00pm

Priory Chapel

Vespers and Benediction

   7.00pm

Mass - OLI

For All Parishioners

Mon

21st

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Lilian MacAuley

feria

12.30pm

Mass - OLI

In Thanksgiving - Perrier Family

Tue

22nd

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Nuala Ready (RIP) &

Finbar McCarthy (Sick)

St Mary

Magdalene

   7.30pm

Mass - Priory Chapel

Stella Machin-Macken (RIP)

Wed

23rd

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Ints. of Maria

 

St Bridget of

Sweden

  12.30pm

Mass - OLI

Ints. of John Hopgood

    5.00pm

Mass - OLI

Zimbabwe Community Mass

Thurs

  24th

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Ints. of Antonietta Cipullo

 

feria

 

 9.30am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Ints. of Maria

12.30pm

Mass - OLI

Raymond Kirkham (RIP)

Fri

25th

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Ints. of Fr. Patrick Daly

 

St James

feria

 9.30am

Mass - OLI

Eileen Harris (RIP)

Sat

26th

   9.00am

Mass - OLI

Terence Heaton (RIP)

SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (A)

Sat

26th

6.00pm

First Mass of Sunday -
HN Hall

Albert Massey (Anniv.)

Sun

27th

9.00am

Mass - OLI

Deceased Family & Friends of
Bridget Donald

 

 

 

10.30am

Mass - HN Hall

Joan Larkin (Anniv.)

12noon

Mass - OLI

Eileen McDiarmed (RIP)

4.00pm

Polish Mass - OLI

 

6.00pm

Priory Chapel

Vespers and Benediction

7.00pm

Mass - OLI

For All Parishioners

 

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