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24th June 2018 The Birth of St John the Baptist

Dear Friends,   Today’s Solemnity replaces the ordinary Sunday liturgy.  It is a mask of how important the church views the person of John the Baptist.  Most years on March 25th except when that falls in Holy Week or Easter, we celebrate the Annun...

17th June 2018, Eleventh Sunday of the Year

Dear Friends,        Today’s parables encourage us to realise we have a vital part to play in God’s plan. God’s kingdom means society or community. Can you imagine a village or town much less I hope a family where there is no communication  They d...

3rd June, Corpus Christi

Dear Friends, This weekend we celebrate as enthusiastically as we can the THANKSGIVING disposition that hopefully we share in the Body and Blood of Jesus among us now. The faith of our fathers and mothers was manifested in Eucharistic devotional e...

27th May 2018 SOLEMNITY OF THE BLESSED TRINITY

Dear Friends, Today we celebrate all aspects of God’s revelation to us. This revelation was gradual, first there was the Father – creator of heaven and earth. In time we were introduced to Jesus and He said, unless I go the Spirit or Advocate will...

20th May, Pentecost

Dear Friends, Today - Pentecost – we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit not only upon the apostles but on all who would come to believe that God’s Gift has come. Jesus promised the Advocate or Holy Spirit as the companion who would be with be...

April 2018 Fifth Sunday of Easter

Dear Friends,   Mindful of today’s Gospel reading Jesus draws our attention to the fact that we are branches of the true vine who is Jesus.  I therefore draw your attention to the item that follows, “Rediscovering Jesus”.   Saturday Mornings _ Red...

22nd April 2018 Fourth Sunday of Easter “Good Shepherd Sunday”

Dear Friends, The image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd and the Lamb of God is to be found in all schools of thought and art in the Christian church. It originates from today’s Gospel and speaks of how Jesus saw himself as the one who leads the floc...

15th April 2018 THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

Just a reminder that Fr  John is visiting Rome this week with family and the Salesian Fathers are helping celebrate Mass. Our very grateful thanks to them.   Opportunities for all at OLQH! www.olqh.com – Time to Change Our Website   The Parish is ...

8th April, Second Sunday of Easter

Dear Friends On the last day that we can celebrate Easter Day itself – the 8th day – there is something really refreshing about Thomas who says to the other disciples who saw Jesus, “Unless I see the holes the nails made in his hands and can put m...

1st April 2018 EASTER SUNDAY – CHRIST IS RISEN – ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA

Dear Friends Christ has Risen – Alleluia. From the humble and anonymous setting of the stable where Jesus was born, through life as short as it was, to the Upper Room and the gift of the Eucharist, the way of the cross and death – but like the hym...
RBL CORPS OF DRUMS – RECRUITING NOW The Royal British Legion is forming a Corps of Drums which is a military style Marching Band. They are looking for male and female recruits aged 14 yrs and above. No musical knowledge is necessary as everything will be taught. Instruments and uniforms will be provided. First practise session is Sunday 15 January 2012 at 1000-1200 hours in the RBL Farnborough, 51 Cambridge Road East, Farnborough, GU16 7RF. Why not join us? Call Major Kevin Tompkins on 07876688977 or just turn up on 15 January.