Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church, Harwich, Essex

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) Sea Sunday 7/8 July 2018

Fr Frank writes:  


My Dear Friends,


Clergy Moves (September 2018):


Parish Priests

Fr Joseph Whisstock from Westcliff to Halstead

Fr Alex Poblador from Colchester (Assistant Priest) to Westcliff


Assistant Priests

Fr David Pearce from Halstead to Dagenham, Holy Family

Fr John Victor from Upton Park to Colchester

Fr Rick Fernandez to Holy Trinity, Basildon



Gary Dench will go to Colchester as Deacon following his ordination to the Diaconate.


Student from the Priesthood

Jonathan Burden will commence his studies for the priesthood at Oscott College from September.


Please pray for these priests as they prepare to take up their new posts in September.


It is with great joy that we welcome Pat Ezra to all our Masses this weekend. Pat is the Apostleship of the Sea (AOS) chaplain for East Anglia.


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


Frank ofs


Sunday Smile:

A priest working in a widespread community in the Australian outback dropped in on a small rural school. He talked to the children about their lives and got the impression it was a happy, contented community.

Finally he said, “This really is a land flowing with milk and honey. Where does that come from?”

There was a short pause, then a hand shot up at the back of the class.

“Cows and bees, sir.”