Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church, Harwich, Essex

Second Sunday of Advent Year B 10 December 2017

Fr Frank writes:


My Dear Friends,


Advent is a season of hope as we raise our eyes to the God who will return to redeem his people. In today’s Gospel reading we hear once again the voice of John the Baptist proclaiming the coming of The Messiah, The Christ of God. We too look forward. We look forward to celebrating once again the birth of the Christ-Child and we look forward to Christ’s Second Coming, that time when all will be made new.


Diocesan Plan. First Formal Proposal: following the issue of the Proposal from the Diocese, I urge everyone to read and reread it either via the internet (http://dioceseofbrentwood.net/departments/development/), the booklets from the Diocese or the photocopies at the back of the Church. Two meetings have been arranged in each parish, so please be ready to attend and have your say, so that we can make a constructive response to the Diocese. Sheila (imagine.solutions@btconnect.com) and John are happy to receive your comments in advance if you are unable to make any of the meetings.

Meetings at Frinton: Wednesday 10th January at 2.30pm or Thursday 11th January at 7.00pm (both in church)

Meetings at Dovercourt: Wednesday 17th January either at 2.00pm or 7.30pm (both in the church hall)

A meeting with the people at Clacton-on-Sea will be arranged after we have had our individual parish meetings.


Christmas Masses:           Harwich and Dovercourt: Christmas Eve 6.00pm, Christmas Day 10.45am.

Frinton and Walton: Christmas Eve 8.00pm, Christmas Day 8.30am.


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


Frank ofs


Sunday Smile:

Words of wisdom:

What do you call a Judge with no fingers? Justice Thumbs

What does an onion farmer say at the end of his shift? That’s shallot

Two cows in a field, one says “Moo”, the other says, “I was going to say that!”

One snowman says to the other, “Can you smell carrots?”