Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church, Harwich, Essex

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) 12/13 August 2017

Fr Frank writes:


My Dear Friends,


The 15th August is the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady (a Holy Day of Obligation). There will be two Masses in each parish – one in the evening and another in the morning (please see the Mass schedules in this Newsletter). The additional Masses are put on to enable us all to be at Mass on that important day.


Anne and I shall be away after the morning Masses on 15th to enable us to visit her mother and to celebrate, on Saturday 19th, with friends on the anniversary of their wedding. My gratitude, as ever, to the ministers who will provide services of Holy Communion in my absence. Fr Bill has kindly agreed to celebrate the Vigil at Frinton on 19th, and Fr Michael Rear the Sunday 8.30am Mass at Frinton on the 20th. I am grateful to these two priests for their generosity. I plan to be back in time for the 10.45am Sunday Mass at Harwich!


May our good God enrich your life beyond all measure.


Frank ofs


Sunday Smile:

A teacher as giving a lesson on the circulation of blood. Trying to make the matter clearer, she said, ‘Now, class, if I stood on my head, the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I would turn red in the face.’ ‘Yes,’ the class said. ‘Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary position the blood doesn’t run into my feet? A little fellow shouted, ‘Because your feet aren’t empty.’