Church News

  1. Christ the King (Year C) 24 November 2019

    ADVENT 2019   HEALING MASSES: Sacred Heart & St Francis of Assisi, Frinton: Wednesday 4th December at 11.00am            Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Dovercourt: Friday 6th December at 9.30am.   RECONCILIATION SERVICES:             Sacred Heart & St Francis of Assisi, Frinton: Saturday 14th December at 10.00am. Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Dovercourt: Saturday 21st December […]

  2. Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) 17 November

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   As we approach the end of the Church’s Year our readings take on an apocalyptic feel.   The prophet Malachi reminds us that the day is coming when all the arrogant and evil will become like stubble – God will burn them up leaving neither root nor […]

  3. Thirty-second Sunday of the Year in Ordinary Time 10 December

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   Today we remember the War Dead:   Before the beginning thou hast foreknown the end, before the birthday the death-bed was seen of thee: cleanse what I cannot cleanse, mend what I cannot mend, O Lord, All-Merciful, be merciful to me.   While the end is drawing […]

  4. Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) 3 November

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   A prayer for November:   May the Father take you in his fragrant clasp of love, when you go across the flooding streams and the black river of death. Traditional Celtic   During November we remember the departed (Holy Souls) at all Masses. The usual box will […]

  5. Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) 27 October 2019

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   Today’s Gospel parable contains important teaching about prayer. Two men go to the Temple to pray. One is a Pharisee (a cleric) and the other a tax collector (a hated collaborator working for the occupying Roman forces). The Pharisee in his prayer is not interested in God, […]

  6. Twenty eighth and twenty-ninth Sundays in ordinary time (year C) 13 and 20 October 2019

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   Today is a great day for the Church in England and Wales as JOHN HENRY NEWMAN IS CANONISED IN ROME. Newman is not only an important figure for Anglicans and for members of The Ordinariate, but for all Catholics.   St John Newman was born in 1801 […]