For Catholics on the Tendring Peninsula….
SPECIAL NEWSLETTER XLIX – keeping in touch.
EASTER DAY – THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD 3/4 April 2021
CATHOLIC PARISHES OF:
Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Dovercourt: 01255 503383
Sacred Heart and St Francis of Assisi, Frinton-on-Sea: 01255 674475
Masses to be celebrated in our churches this week:
Monday (5th) (Dovercourt) 9.30am Alice McCarthy RIP
Wednesday (7th) (Frinton) 11.00am Iris Ball
Thursday (8th) (Frinton) 11.00am Alice O’Loughlin RIP (Rose & John Ryan)
Friday (9th) (Dovercourt) 9.30am Bertha Annie Webb RIP and Joseph Ferdinand Webb RIP
Saturday (10th) (Frinton) 6.00pm Charlie Price (Anne Jackson)
Sunday (11th) (Frinton) 8.30am Sr Raphael Lynch RIP
(Dovercourt) 10.45am Michael Noons RIP (Maree Noons)
There are no Masses from Monday 12th to Friday 16th.
Saturday (17th) (Frinton) 6.00pm Michael Mangan (Peter McManamon)
Sunday (18th) (Frinton) 8.30am Pauline Treacy RIP (Elaine Lamborn)
(Dovercourt) 10.45am All Parishioners
In addition to these Masses, Fr Bill will continue to celebrate Mass in The Presbytery. His Mass intentions are:
Dunn and O’Callaghan Families RIP New Members of the Church
Florence McCarthy RIP Migrants and Refugees
Dermot and Emmett Neville RIP Racial Justice
Vocations Prisoners and their families
All Parishioners Private Intentions
Fr Frank writes:
My Dear Friends,
Once again we are privileged to celebrate Our Lord’s Resurrection: The Queen of Feasts: The glorious pinnacle and origin of our Faith. As Bishop Alan has recently reminded the Clergy, “Easter is not simply one feast among others, but the ‘Feast of Feasts’, the ‘Solemnity of Solemnities’….St Athanasius calls Easter ‘The Great Sunday’ and the Eastern Catholic Churches call Holy Week ‘The Great Week’. All this remains true despite the limitations and anxieties of present parish life.”
And it is true that whilst we may not be able to sing in church, we can all sing in our hearts: Christ is Risen, Alleluia!
Please note that from 12th to 16th April there will be no Masses in either church.
Finally, thank you for all your cards, gifts, and kind messages, and for the Easter Offering – all of this makes a big difference to us, and not just financially! I shall offer Masses of Thanksgiving at the earliest opportunity – this is the best gift I can give in return for your generosity of spirit.
May our risen and glorified Lord bless you now and always.
Surrexit Christus: Alleluia!
Sunday Mass attendance, April 2021: 10/11 April, surnames E-K; 17/18 April L-R; 24/25 April S-Z. Please note that there are no alphabetical restrictions applied to weekday Masses.
Sunday Smile: Arriving at church to attend a wedding, a woman in a large hat was tackled by the steward. “Are you a friend of the groom?”
“Certainly not,” she replied, “I’m the bride’s mother.”