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This Week Newsletter

Week Commencing 19TH OCTOBER 2014

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Masses and Intentions for Week Commencing 19TH 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,

In today’s gospel, the Pharisees ask our Lord if it is right to pay taxes to Caesar. He asks to look at a coin and he answers with the famous phrase “render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s and to God that which is His.” This was not really the answer the Pharisees were looking for! It reminds me of the parish priest who tells his parishioners the great news is that they have enough money to pay all the bills and decorate the church; the bad news is that it is still in your pockets. Now, I am not making a plea for money, but our Lord in the gospel today makes clear to us where our priority should be. Our hearts belong to God – not to money, wealth, power, status or anything that puffs us up with pride. Pride destroys the soul and keeps us from God. Really that is at the heart of today’s gospel. So give to Caesar what belongs to him, but you and I belong to God.

So, what does this mean? Well, it means we strive to follow the teachings of Christ with all our heart. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. We give him our hearts and we do all we can to follow his commands. This is not always easy but with his love and grace we can do this. I think that is something important to remember – to be a Christian is not a pipe-dream; it is not just something that sounds like a good idea. We can do it. It is possible to truly BE a Christian. But it is also a challenge. That is why we render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s and unto God what belongs to Him – you and me.

This week 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.

Latest news from the Priory - the building works are on-going and still making life a nightmare, but we’re offering it up (through gritted teeth). With the latest downpours, we have discovered leaks in the sitting room, Br Stephen’s room and – most annoyingly - above my bed! Into each life a little rain must fall……….

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 19TH OCTOBER 2014

TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (A)

Sat

  18th

   6.00pm

First Mass of Sunday -

Holy Name

Alma Iliffe (RIP)

Sun

 19th

  9.00am

Mass - OLI

Annie Isma Haughton (Anniv.)

 

 

10.30am

Mass - Holy Name

For All Parishioners

12noon

Mass - OLI

Ints. of Rosanna & Ian Caruth

   6.00pm

Priory Chapel

Vespers and Benediction

   7.00pm

Mass - OLI

Liam Glavin (1st Anniv.)

Mon

20th

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Frances Coen (Anniv.)

Bl. James Kern

  7.30pm

Mass - Holy Name

Rev. John Gordon

Tue

21st

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Agnes Moran (RIP)

feria

 12.30pm

Mass - OLI

Angeline De Cruz (Anniv.)

Wed

22nd

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Ints. of Br. Gregory

 

feria

  12.30pm

Mass - OLI

Giovanni Falzarano (RIP)

    7.00pm

OLI

Rosary & Benediction

Thurs

  23rd

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Special Ints. of Pat & Will Head

 

feria

 9.30am

Mass - Holy Name

Edith Flint (RIP)

12.30pm

Mass - OLI

Deceased Members of the Para Family

Fri

24th

8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

John & Marie Hollowood (RIP)

 

feria

9.30am

Mass - OLI

Robin Partis (RIP)

Sat

25th

   9.00am

Mass - OLI

John Peploe (RIP)

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)

 

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