Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church, Harwich, Essex

Seventh Sunday of Easter (Year C) 2 June 2019

Fr Frank writes:

My Dear Friends,

On this World Communications Day, we have a message from Bishop John Arnold:

As Bishop for Communications, once again on this special day of prayer for all those working in the media, tech, creative and communications industries, I’m delighted to bring your attention to the crucial work of the Communications Office of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

In his message for this day, Pope Francis invites us to reflect on the foundation and importance of our ‘being –in-relation’ and to rediscover, in the challenges of the current communications context, the desire of the human person who does not want to be left isolated and alone. While governments seek legal ways to regulate the digital world and to protect the original vision of a free, open and secure network in the world-wide-web, we all have the possibility and the responsibility to promote its positive use.

We can always seek new, innovative ways to share and promote the joy of the Gospel. Those specifically dedicated to this work, such as the Diocesan Communications Officers and the small team at the Bishops’ Conference do an inspiring job with few resources. I’ve particularly enjoyed the recent Podcast series ‘Luke in Lent’, produced by the Communications Office at the Bishop’ Conference. The work around the Youth Synod has filled me with hope.

There will be a retiring collection at all Masses this weekend to further our work of communicating our Faith in the world.

May the Risen and Glorified Christ bless you now and always.

Frank ofs

Sunday Smile:

Wife to a minister as he left for a meeting: “Drive carefully, my dear. Remember it’s not only a car that can be recalled by its maker.”