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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...

25th March 2018 Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Dear Friends,   As we gather to live the events of Holy Week, beginning today, let this be our primary mission or undertaking this week.  It may be carried out in the quiet of our own home, our place of work and especially reflecting on a) the lov...

18th March 2018 Fifth Sunday of Lent

Dear Friends,           Lent is flying by and we are moving to the kernel of why we need this holy season, whatever the shop windows tell us. Jerusalem was always busy because of trade, but many more came at Passover time, among them some Greeks w...

4th March, Third Sunday of Lent

Dear Friends,           St Paul today draws our attention to how different people look at and hear the messenger i.e. the gospel in this instance, but react to it in a different way. It is not news in our day, look at and feel for yourselves how y...

25th February 2018 Second Sunday of Lent

Dear Friends, Today we meet what is a mystery in the complete sense of the word.   People love solving puzzles and reading thrillers etc, but they will eventually come to working out the solution or read until the author reveals “Who did it”.  Suc...

18th February 2018 First Sunday of Lent

Dear Friends,  Jesus is driven into the desert by the Spirit, and there he was tested. What is so special about the desert? Not only is it a place so vast, but it is more an experience. The three great religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam hav...

11th February 2018 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

  Dear Friends,                         Leprosy like the plague is mentioned loud and clear in today’s readings. People lived in fear of it and all who showed outward signs on their skin were banished from home and the wider community. We might as...
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.