Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church, Harwich, Essex

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 16/17 June 2018

Fr Frank writes:          


My Dear Friends,


Both the parables in today’s Gospel point to the role that we are called to play in God’s plan. He takes care of the major part and leaves us with a small but important role: the role assigned to us is fundamental.


The farmer has to first of all scatter the seed and only then will God be able to do the rest, i.e., making the seed sprout, grow and bear fruit. Likewise, although the mustard seed itself is small it has to be first sown into the ground. Once it is sown then its hidden ability to grow into the greatest of shrubs is triggered and it becomes one in which even birds can take shelter.


Since “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” we are given the task of taking a decisive step and play a crucial role.


We congratulate, and pray for, all our First Holy Communion children in Harwich and Dovercourt who celebrated their First Holy Communion Mass yesterday, and for our Frinton and Walton children who will be receiving the Blessed Sacrament of Holy Communion for the first time at their First Holy Communion Mass next Saturday (23rd)


It is also a great joy to welcome Edward Wilson to our community at Frinton. He will be Received/Confirmed at the Saturday Vigil Mass. Our prayers are with you Edward as you take this significant step in your spiritual pilgrimage.


May the God of all good things bless you today and always.


Frank ofs


Sunday Smile:   From a church magazine:

Next Saturday:

Parish dinner, Church Hall, 8.00pm.

(Weightwatchers in the Vestry).