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Week Commencing 27TH JULY 2014

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Masses and Intentions for Week Commencing 27TH 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,

In the bygone days of my childhood (not that long ago really….), we had an excellent history teacher at school. He managed to bring alive events from the past that most children would normally find dull and boring – in all charity, he wasn’t the tidiest of people and his tie always had yesterday’s dinner down it, but we adored him. He had a great phrase about history that has always stuck in my mind “a tree cannot grow without its roots.”

Our gospel this Sunday reminds us of that truth. We need to carry with us the wisdom of our parents, grandparents, great grandparents. As Chesterton says “we cannot give way to the tyranny of those who think they know everything simply because they happen to be alive.” If we do not value and love our roots – in our families, in our Church, in the world – then we simply wither and die. The wisdom of the elderly, of the Church is a pearl beyond price and in a world that rushes to obsess about the new, remember that our gospel today reminds us to value both the new AND the old, all treasures given to us through the love of God.

Priory news – we are enduring our SIXTH bout of dry rot! Since coming to Chelmsford, it has been like living on a building site! The latest survey seems to suggest that there is a stream running underneath the Priory……. This would explain a lot but is a little frustrating. The building is old and is really becoming a bit of a money pit. We might have to start thinking about other solutions than literally digging deeper into the ground (and our pockets!) to paper over the cracks. I have no idea what to do but please keep that in your prayers.

Please come to the Holy Hour this Wednesday evening to pray for our Christian brothers and sisters in Iraq facing terrible persecution for simply being a Christian. 7 pm at Our Lady Immaculate church. Come and pray for peace and security.

This week we celebrate so many great saints. There’s St Martha on Tuesday, then St Ignatius on Thursday, then St Alphonsus on Friday, then my birthday on Sunday…… Am just saying!

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 27TH JULY 2014

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

Mon

28th

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Deirdre Hudson (RIP)

feria

12.30pm

Mass - OLI

Mary Witkowski

Tue

29th

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Raymond Kirkham (RIP)

St Martha

   7.30pm

Mass -Holy Name Hall

Terry Heaton (RIP)

Wed

30th

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Canon Wilfrid Thompson

feria

  12.30pm

Mass - OLI

Ints. of Fr. Brian O’Shea

Thurs

  31st

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Wilfrid & Elizabeth Duckett

 

St Ignatius Loyola

 9.30am

Mass -Holy Name Hall

Ints. of Ann McDonald

12.30pm

Mass - OLI

Liam Glavin (RIP)

Fri

1st

 8.00am

Mass - Priory Chapel

Ints. of Br. Gregory

 

 
St Alphonsus

Liguori

 12.30pm

Mass - OLI

Winston & Phil Perrier

(Golden Wedding Anniversary)

 7.30pm

Old Rite Mass - OLI

William & Alice Gerlock (RIP)

Sat

2nd

   9.00am

Mass - OLI

Tim Barry Murphy (RIP)

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (A)

Sat

2nd

6.00pm

First Mass of Sunday -
HN Hall

Paul Waters (Anniv.)

Sun

3rd

9.00am

Mass - OLI

For All Parishioners

 

 

 

10.30am

Mass - HN Hall

Past & Present Members & Friends
of CWL - Holy Name

12noon

Mass - OLI

Ints. of Carmen & Ken Blackett
(39th Wedding Anniversary)

6.00pm

Priory Chapel

Vespers and Benediction

7.00pm

Mass - OLI

Donie Ryan (RIP)

 

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