Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church, Harwich, Essex

DOUBLE EDITION: Sixteenth and Seventeenth Sundays 23/30 July 2017

Fr Frank writes:


My Dear Friends,


We are called in today’s readings to recognize that it is not for us to judge others. Our task is to think and judge for ourselves how we should live our own lives.


By weighing what we see, feel, and discern, in the context of community, we are given the chance to choose whether we will let grow in us what is good or what is evil.


Today we have a double edition of the Newsletter owing to Jane Dunbar taking a much needed holiday. Please make sure you keep this edition by you over the two weeks, and do take note of Masses during the week as Fr Bill is in Lourdes which will inevitably lead to changes across the two parishes. Also, there are some alterations to Mass times at OLQH owing to the Funerals of Eileen Benson, Patrick Judge and Martha Mackenzie. May they rest in peace. Please come along to these Funeral Masses if you are able.


We wish both Jane and Fr Bill a restful and uplifting time.


May our good and gracious God bless you today and always.


Frank ofs



Sunday Smile:

A catechist was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to ‘honour’ your Father and Mother, she asked, ‘Is there any commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?’ From the back, one little boy (the oldest of a family) answered, ‘Thou shall not kill’.