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Week Commencing 26TH JULY 2015

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Masses and Intentions for Week Commencing 26TH JULY 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,

“There is a new Pharaoh in Egypt…” - Fr Hugh has set sail for the New World, while, back in the Old one, the youngest priest has been charged with the running of the Priory and the Parishes. Was this a good idea? Only time will tell… Thank you for your patience with me!

In any case, I consider it a privilege to look after you all for the next couple of weeks. While the Norbertine presence in Chelmsford is somewhat ‘thin’ at the moment (I use the term ironically, of course), we nevertheless carry on with our prayer and our work. “The show must go on!”

I don’t think I ever realised just how much Fr Hugh actually does… it’s incredible. No wonder his temples are going grey at such a tender age. I am sure you will join me in sending him every good wish on his travels, with prayers for his safe (and swift) return.

One thing about being in any position of authority, in the Church or elsewhere, is that you have to look out for the needs of those in your care. You have to ask yourself “is everyone OK?” Or, “does anyone need anything?” and “what can I do to help so-and-so?” In today’s Gospel, Jesus asks these questions of himself, and answers them.

His answer is twofold; firstly, we see him answer in a practical way. People are hungry, and need feeding. So he performs a miracle to show his divinity, a multiplication of loaves and fish in which the people are fed, and fed to the full. But when you come to Mass next week, you will find that Jesus didn’t just stop there. The second part of his answer is astonishing: he says that He Himself is the Bread of Life, the Bread which the people need to be fed on. In other words, his ultimate answer is himself, present in the Blessed Sacrament, the Eucharist. At every Mass, we are fed, and fed to the full: Jesus Christ feeds us with his Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. That’s his answer. That’s how he looks after us.

Most of us have never known extreme hunger, mercifully, but we all know when our stomachs need filling. But what about our souls? Do we hunger for the Word of God? Do we hunger for the presence of Christ? We should come to Mass hungry for Holy Communion! After all, that’s what our 1 hour’s fasting before Communion should symbolise.

As I take the reins this week in Fr Hugh’s absence, pray that I - and all of us - might copy Jesus and think sacramentally as well as practically. Look after your bodies (the Lord wants us to eat!), but don’t forget to feed the soul too!

With my warmest summer wishes, and every blessing:

Father Stephen

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This Weeks Newsletter

Dear Parishioners,

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Masses and Intentions for Week Commencing 26TH JULY 2015

SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)

Sat 

  25th

   6.00pm

Holy Name

Alcantra Fernandes (Anniv.)

Sun

26th

 9.00am       

Mass - OLI

Deceased Family & Friends of
Bridget Donald

 

 

  10.30am

Mass - Holy Name

For All Parishioners

  10.30am

Old Rite Mass - Priory

Ints. of Br. Pius

   12noon

Mass - OLI   

Anna Falzarano (RIP)

    4.00pm

Polish Mass - OLI

 

    6.00pm

Priory Chapel

Vespers and Benediction

    7.00pm

Mass - OLI

Ints. of Vivian Enoh

Mon

27th

  8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Ints. of Antonietta Cipullo

feria

feria

    7.30pm

Mass - Holy Name

Lorna Pounder (RIP)

Tue

28th

  8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Ints. of Fr. Cadoc

 

feria

  12.30pm

Mass - OLI

Christopher Scott (RIP)

Wed

29th

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Ints. of Ursula Allinson

 

St Martha

12.30pm

Mass - OLI

Sam & Mary Matthews (Anniv’s)

Thurs

   30th

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Canon Wilfred Thompson

 

feria

 9.30am

Mass - Holy Name

Keiren Clitherow (Sick)

12.30pm

Requiem Mass - OLI

Michael Phillips (RIP)

Fri

31st

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Wilfrid & Elizabeth Duckett

 

St Ignatius Loyola

 9.30am

Mass - OLI

Ints. of Sheila & Michael Scully

Sat

1st

 9.00am   

Mass - OLI

Ints. of Phil & Winston Perrier

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)

Sat

1st

6.00pm

First Mass of Sunday -
Holy Name

Assumption Fernandes (Anniv.)

Sun

2nd

9.00am

Mass - OLI

Clary & Maureen Porter (Sick)

 

 

  

10.30am

Mass - Holy Name

Roger Chubb (Anniv.)

12noon

Mass - OLI

For All Parishioners

6.00pm

Priory Chapel

Vespers and Benediction

7.00pm

Mass - OLI

Paul Waters (Anniv.)

 

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