Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church, Harwich, Essex

First Sunday of Advent (Year B) 2/3 December 2017

Fr Frank writes:


My Dear Friends,


Today marks the beginning of the Church’s New Year (Year B). During Advent we prepare ourselves spiritually through prayer and attendance at Mass for both the coming of the great Feast of Christmas, and also for Christ’s Second Coming. This is more important than all our other Christmas preparations. To help in these essential Advent preparations we will be holding Advent Reconciliation Services and Healing Masses in both parishes.


ADVENT RECONCILIATION SERVICES: Frinton/Walton – 9th December at 10.00am

Harwich/Dovercourt – 16th December at 10.00am.

There will be three priests at both services, and, if you wish to, there will be the opportunity to make individual confession. But whether you intend to make your confession or not, please come along.


HEALING MASSES (with anointing of the sick) Frinton/Walton -7th December at 12.00noon

Harwich/Dovercourt – 8th December at 10.00am.


Please make good use of these opportunities for spiritual growth as we approach the great Feast of Christmas.


May the God for whom we wait bless you now and always.


Frank ofs


Sunday Smile:

Church Bulletin Bloopers:

  1. Ladies, don’t forget the car boot sale. It’s a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.
  2. At the evening service tonight, the theme will be ‘What is Hell?’ Come early and listen to the choir practise.
  3. Low Self-Esteem Support Group will meet on Thursday at 7pm. Please use the back door.
  4. Weight Watchers will meet at 6.30pm in the church hall. Please use the large double door at the side entrance.