Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church, Harwich, Essex

The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 13/14 January 2018

Fr Frank writes:


My dear Friends,


Having celebrated The Baptism of the Lord last Monday, we now find ourselves back in Ordinary Time (and green vestments!). Ordinary Time continues until the beginning of Lent – Ash Wednesday falling on 14th February.


Today’s Gospel reading links with The Baptism of the Lord, featuring, as it does, St John the Baptist; the one who willingly relinquished his role as proclaimer and leader and pointed his disciples to the one they should now follow, “The Lamb of God”. St John the Baptist teaches us the importance of humility and faithfulness to the one Lord.


After a brief absence, Adoration has been restored after one of the weekday Masses in each parish. This was originally introduced to enable us to pray corporately for the future of our parishes and our diocese. Please come along and take part in the important act of praying for the future of our church. My thanks to the Frinton & Walton parishioners who came along to our meetings to discuss the Diocesan Draft Plan last week. I look forward to similar meetings in Dovercourt this week.


Next Sunday I have been invited to preach at the 10.30am Eucharist at All Saints Anglican Church in Walton as part of the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity. My thanks to Fr Bill who will celebrate the 10.45am Mass at Our Lady Queen of Heaven.


As part of the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity there are special services on Sunday 21st January at All Saints Walton at 4.00pm and the Upper Dovercourt Methodist Church, Main Road, Dovercourt at 4pm to which we are all invited.


May our good and gracious God richly bless you.


Frank ofs


Sunday Smile:

Heard outside church:

“Daddy, does Lego have a silent ‘T’, like merlot?”

If it is a really old book, can I get it on my ipad?

I try to get the Northern line whenever I can because I’m Northern.

I’ve always wanted my own dungeon.