For Catholics on the Tendring Peninsula….
SPECIAL DOUBLE NEWSLETTER XX – keeping in touch.
NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A) 8/9 August 2020
THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY 15/16 August 2020
Catholic Parishes of:
Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Dovercourt: 01255 503383
Sacred Heart and St Francis of Assisi, Frinton-on-Sea: 01255 674475
Masses to be celebrated in our churches over the next two weeks:
Monday (10th) to Friday (14th) – No Masses or Private Prayer in either parish.
Saturday (15th) (Frinton) 6.00pm Sheila Wright RIP (Governors, Staff & Pupils of St Philomena’s)
Sunday (16th) (Frinton) 8.30am Barbara Anslow RIP (The Sisters)
(Dovercourt) 10.45am All Parishioners
Monday (17th) (Dovercourt) 9.30am Private Intention
Wednesday (19th): (Frinton) 11.00am Pat Pollock RIP (Women’s Group)
Thursday (20th): (Frinton) 11.00am Jill Harper-Penman RIP
Friday (21st): (Dovercourt) 9.30am Percy Sutton RIP (Maureen & Pat Sutton)
Saturday (22nd): (Frinton) 6.00pm Carmel Corcoran RIP (Sr Agatha)
Sunday (23rd): (Frinton) 8.30am Marjorie Hosegood RIP
(Dovercourt) 10.45am Tony Farry RIP (Noel Farry)
In addition to these Masses, Fr Bill will continue to celebrate Mass in The Presbytery. His intentions for the next two weeks are:
Mr & Mrs John Calnan & Family (P. Calnan) Private Intentions
Fr Niall Harrington Fr Frank & Anne
Fr Michael Stokes Seafarers and their families
Fr Arthur Barrow All Parishioners
All Parishioners The recently bereaved
My dear friends,
Anne and I will be away for this ‘inside’ of this week. As a consequence, both churches will be closed from Monday to Friday. There will be no Masses or Private Prayer this week in either church. Please remember that we should only enter church during scheduled opening times when a Steward is on duty. This important rule exists to protect everyone from the risk of contracting Coronavirus.
May God bless you and may Our Lady pray for you.
A hymn for this Sunday:
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary:
Hail, Queen of heaven, the ocean star!
Guide of the wanderer here below!
Thrown on life’s surge, we claim thy care;
save us from perils and from woe,
Mother of Christ, star of the sea,
pray for the wanderer, pray for me.
This just happens to be one of Fr Frank’s favourites! The tune set to C19th harmonies does just what you expect, making it pleasing to sing and play. The words were written by Rev Dr John Lingard, a Catholic Priest, born into an English recusant family in the C18th, a time when Catholics were under suspicion. Towards the end of his life he lived in Hornby, a village near Lancaster, where people held him in high regard for his learning and his undoubted Christian virtues. They (in true Lancashire form) affectionately referred to him as “th’owd doctor”.
This week’s reflection from the Gospel reading and familiar as the opening of the Magnificat: ‘ My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord’. (AJ)
Sunday Mass Attendance (both parishes): 8/9 August, surnames E-K; 15/16 August, surnames L-R; 22/23 August, surnames S-Z.; 29/30 August, surnames A-D.
Sunday Smile: Taken from an American church magazine: The rosebud on the altar this morning is to announce the birth of David Alan Belzer, the sin of Rev. and Mrs Julius Belzer.