Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church, Harwich, Essex

The Body and Blood of Christ – Corpus Christi Year A 17/18 June 2017

Fr Frank writes:

My Dear Friends,

Today we celebrate the Feast that most of us call Corpus Christi – The Body and Blood of Christ. On this special day we give thanks for the gift of the Holy Eucharist – the Blessed Sacrament of Holy Communion. The Mass is so central to our faith that we remember it many times, but especially on Holy (or Maundy) Thursday and at today’s feast day.

We are especially blessed at Dovercourt today as our Mass will be enhanced by the active participation of our First Holy Communion children who celebrated their First Holy Communion Mass on Saturday morning. We hope and pray they had a good celebration yesterday, and that their Second Holy Communion will be just as momentous. Do keep Ferne, Liam, Evie, Olivia, James, Ruby, Jarrod, Patrick, Rachel and Henry in your prayers. We also celebrate on this day the baptism, during Mass, of Alberto Keene. At Frinton, Seth Garner will receive Holy Communion for the first time at our Vigil Mass next Saturday, and Terri Ann Lloyd will make hers on 8th July. We pray for all these children and their families.

May Christ, in the Blessed Sacrament of Holy Communion, continue to enrich your lives beyond measure,


Frank ofs

Sunday Smile:

A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales:

The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small. The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible. The little girl said, ‘When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah’. The teacher asked, ‘What if Jonah went to hell?’ ‘Then,’ the little girl replied, ‘you can ask him.’