Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church, Harwich, Essex

Our Lord Jesus Christ the King (Year A) 25/26 November 2017

Fr Frank writes:


My Dear Friends,


Today we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. Christ is our King: the King of our hearts and minds. We pray today that we may be given the grace to model our lives ever more closely on Jesus and be always true to His Covenant.


Next Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent. This is the beginning of the Church’s New Year (Year B). To help our Advent preparations we will be holding Advent Reconciliation Services in both parishes. In Frinton on 9th December and in Dovercourt on 16th December, both beginning at 10.00am. Please put these dates in your diary. There will be three priests at both services, and, if you wish to, there will be an opportunity to make individual confession. But whether you intend to make your confession or not, please come along.


To aid our preparation there will also be Healing Masses during Advent: in Frinton at 12 noon on 7th December, and in Dovercourt at 10.00am on 8th December.


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


My apologies to Frinton parishioners, but as I shall be attending the Deanery Conference and Mass for Deceased Clergy in Colchester on Wednesday, there will be no Mass at Sacred Heart and St Francis. My thanks to our Eucharistic Ministers at Frinton who will be providing Liturgies of the Word and Holy Communion on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. My thanks too to Fr Bill who will be offering the Mass at Dovercourt on Friday (as I am at St Joseph’s School) as well as on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. How blest we are in our two parishes.


May God richly bless you now and always.


Frank ofs


Sunday Smile:

An unrepentant parishioner accosted the priest: ‘Everything you say to me goes in one ear and comes out the other.’ ‘Of course,’ smiled the priest, ‘there’s nothing in between to stop it.’