For Catholics on the Tendring Peninsula….
SPECIAL NEWSLETTER XXXII – keeping in touch
CHRIST THE KING [A] 21/22 November 2020
CATHOLIC PARISHES OF:
Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Dovercourt: 01255 503383
Sacred Heart and St Francis of Assisi, Frinton-on-Sea: 01255 674475
Private Masses to be celebrated in our churches during the week (changed schedule owing to government restrictions on travel and the suspension of Public Worship):
Monday (23rd): (Frinton) 9.30am Jane Robinson
Wednesday (25th): (Frinton) 11.00am Peggie O’Carroll & family
Thursday (26th): (Frinton) 11.00am Holy Souls
Friday (27th): (Frinton) 9.30am Helena White RIP & Bridget White
Saturday (28th): (Frinton) 6.00pm Sr Bernadette
Sunday (29th): (Dovercourt) 10.45am Paula Collins RIP
In addition to these Masses, Fr Bill will continue to celebrate Mass in The Presbytery. His Mass intentions are:
Dorothy Ward RIP (Rachel Bartholomew)
Dennis McCarthy RIP (Maura & family)
Fr Frank writes:
Today we celebrate the great Feast of Christ the King, the last Sunday of the Church’s year. Please make every effort this weekend to lift your hearts to Christ our King; the one we follow, the only true and reliable guide through life.
Next week sees the beginning of the season of Advent – a time of preparation. Preparation for Christmas, but also for the second coming of Christ; the time when he will return in glory and majesty surrounded by the angels.
Many of the traditional features of Advent (the parish Reconciliation Service, the Healing Mass etc.) will be missing this year. But the need for preparation is as important as ever.
The First Sunday of Advent falls within the current Lockdown, and there will be no public celebration of Mass. It may well be, however, that we can meet for a ‘socially distanced Mass’ on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of Advent. To give as many people as possible the opportunity to attend Mass in Advent, should this be permitted, I have revised the usual pattern for allocating seats (see below). This may well mean that our churches are rather more crowded than of late – in this case it is essential to remember the general principle of maintaining ‘social distance’ at all times, even if this means standing in a corner!
May Jesus Christ, our true King, bless you now and always.
Mass Attendance (both parishes – ADVENT): 2nd Sunday of Advent (5/6 December), Surnames A-G; 3rd Sunday (12/13 Dec), H-O; 4th Sunday (19/20 Dec) P-Z.
Advance notice (Christmas Masses): Assuming that we will be out of Lockdown for Christmas – all seats at Masses will be allocated by a booking system. Bookings can be made for one Mass only, either for Christmas Eve (Dovercourt 6pm. Frinton 8pm), OR Christmas Day (Frinton 8.30am. Dovercourt 10.45am), OR for one of the usual ‘Sunday’ Masses (26/27th December). This will ensure that almost everyone has the opportunity of attending a Christmas Mass. Frinton parishioners should ring Anne (01255 674475) ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON, 26th November, between 2.00pm and 4.00pm. Dovercourt parishioners should ring Jane (01255 503383) ON TUESDAY MORNING 24th November, between 10.00am and 12 noon. Please do not ring outside the scheduled times. Attendance at all Christmas Masses will be restricted to those who have pre-booked. Please make this information known to as many people as you can.
Sunday Smile: Genuine (we are told!) notices taken from church bulletins. Potluck supper Sunday at 5pm – prayer and medication to follow.