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This Week Newsletter

Week Commencing 25TH JANUARY 2015

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Masses and Intentions for Week Commencing 25TH JANUARY 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,

This week we have celebrated the octave of prayer for Christian Unity. As part of this, I was invited to a service in London with other Christian communities and I was impressed by a hymn I haven’t heard for years! It begins “will your anchor hold in the storm of life” and goes on to speak about remaining firm in Christ. The verse is (if I can remember)

“We have an anchor that keeps the soul
Steadfast and sure while the billows roll,
Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,
Grounded firm and deep in the Saviour’s love.”

As we plod along life’s twists and turns, so much of what we think of as solid and permanent can easily disappear. For example, the monastery where I did my novitiate is closed; the church where I was ordained and said my first Mass is now closed and the remainder of the building used as a banqueting hall! Perhaps I’m jinxed…… But things can so quickly change and we can easily be left adrift, without anything to anchor our life.

So we need to take to heart the words of St Paul in today’s second reading – “the world as we know it is passing away.” Perhaps not the most cheerful words you’ll hear – or are they? What St Paul is driving at is not something sad and woeful. No. He is reminding us that the world as we know it is passing away because all things have been made new in Jesus Christ. He is the anchor of our life. He is the absolute truth which will never pass away or change.

As we look around us and see people rushing from one thing to another, sometimes doing all they can just to keep their head above water, pause for a moment. Remember the words of St Paul and focus of Jesus Christ. Then whatever happens – through all the ups and downs, twists and turns of life, the world is passing away but we have a sure anchor in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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 25TH JANUARY 2015

THIRD SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)

Sat

  24th

   6.00pm

First Mass of Sunday -

Holy Name

Dorothy Stapleton (Anniv.)

Sun

25th

  9.00am

Mass - OLI

For All Parishioners

 

 

10.30am

Mass - Holy Name

Norah Crilly (RIP)

  10.30am

Old Rite Mass -

Priory Chapel

Ints. of John Smith

12noon

Mass - OLI

Ints. of  Peter Eaves

4.00pm

Polish Mass - OLI

 

   6.00pm

Priory Chapel

Vespers and Benediction

   7.00pm

Mass - OLI

Mary Clegg (RIP)

Mon

26th

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Edith Flint (RIP)

Ss Timothy & Titus

   7.30pm

Mass - Holy Name

Kathleen & Rob Waters (Anniv’s.)

Tue

27th

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Maureen Handley (RIP)

feria

 12.30pm

Mass - OLI

Anthony Gracian De Cruz (Anniv.)

Wed

28th

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Senan O’Halloron (RIP)

 

St Thomas

Aquinas

  12.30pm

Mass - OLI

Anne McLaughlin (Anniv.)

Thurs

  29th

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Patrick Ennis (Sick)

 

 

feria

 9.30am

Mass - Holy Name

Holy Souls

11.00am

Requiem Mass - OLI

Sarah Flynn (RIP)

Fri

 30th

8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Peter Wakerley (RIP)

 

feria

feria 

9.30am

Mass - OLI

Harriett Bone (Anniv.)

Sat

31st

 9.00am   

Mass - OLI

Des Hutley (RIP)

FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)

Sat

31st

6.00pm

First Mass of Sunday -Holy Name

Cajetan De Sousa

Sun

1st

9.00am

Mass - OLI

Bernard Jewess (Anniv.)

 

  

10.30am

Mass - Holy Name

For All Parishioners

12noon

Mass - OLI

Ints. of Marion Francioni

6.00pm

Priory Chapel

Vespers and Benediction

7.00pm

Mass - OLI

Ints. of Baby William Anderson

 

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