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25th September, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,   Today Jesus continues to speak to the Pharisees. We may very well ask, ‘Is this a Rich man, poor man tale of morality?’ No, it is far more subtle than that and we are asked to think deeply about this question. Thi...

18th September, 25th Sunday of the Year, Home Mission Sunday

Dear Parishioners and Visitors, Today we are asked to pray for and reflect on the mission of the church in this country (thus: Home Mission Sunday). The theme chosen by the bishops is: “Proclaim the joy of love”. A noble aspiration indeed but wher...

11th September, 24th Sunday in ordinary time

Dear Parishioners and Visitors   The amazing contrast in the words of Jesus from last week when he scolded them, “If any one comes to me without hating father, mother, wife, children, brothers, sisters and their own life too, they cannot be my dis...

4th September, 23rd Sunday of the Year

Dear Parishioners and Visitors   Today’s Gospel message, “none of you can be my disciples unless he/she gives up all they possess”. It flies in the face of the values that are at the forefront of advertising and present day thinking. If winning a ...

28th August 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

  Dear Parishioners and Visitors   Having read today’s readings, I was reminded of a song popular in the 80’s, ‘O Lord it’s hard to be humble, when you’re perfect in every way.’ It’s a ditty about narcissism etc and easily accessed on You Tube. Ho...

21st August, 21st Sunday of the Year.

Dear Parishioners,   At long last the wanderer has returned! I had a really marvellous holiday in Ireland, I went in due course to Fr Paul in Derry, He is really happy there and sends his best wishes to everybody. The Cregan is a massive concentra...

7th August, 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Just to let you know, I will be out of the Parish on Monday and Tuesday of next week. Mass on Monday morning and Tuesday evening will be celebrated as usual. Bring and Share Lunch Next Sunday 14th August is the Feast of the Assumption of the Bless...

31st July, 18th Sunday of the Year

So many people asked for the words to this prayer last week that I have included it in the newsletter.   I asked for strength and God gave me difficulties to make me strong. I asked for wisdom and God gave me problems to solve. I asked for prosper...

24th July Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,   Welcome to Our Lady Queen of Heaven on this the 17th Sunday of ordinary Time. Whilst visiting you may like to know that available in the porch are the following publications:   Bible Alive – cost £1.00 My Day by D...

17th July, Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,   This week we celebrate the Feast of St Mary Magdalen, Apostle to the Apostles. Pope Francis has upgraded her Memorial to a Feast Day. She is an example of a true and authentic Evangelist and the first witness of D...
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.