Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church, Harwich, Essex

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 18 July 2021

For Catholics on the Tendring Peninsula….

SPECIAL NEWSLETTER LXII – keeping in touch.


SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B)                                                                      17/18 July 2021



Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Dovercourt:      01255 503383

email                      Harwich@dioceseofbrentwood.org

website                  www.harwichcatholics.org.uk

Sacred Heart and St Francis of Assisi, Frinton-on-Sea:               01255 674475

email                      Frinton@dioceseofbrentwood.org

website:                 www.frintoncatholicchurch.wordpress.com


Masses to be celebrated in our churches this week:

Saturday (17th)     (Dovercourt)         2.00pm                 Marriage of Cheryl Baster & Peter Swift

                                (Frinton)                6.00pm                 Anne Jackson

Sunday (18th)       (Frinton)                8.30am                 Marie Hines RIP (the Sisters)

                                (Dovercourt)         10.45am All Parishioners


Monday (19th)      (Dovercourt)           1.45pm                 St Joseph’s School – Leavers’ Mass

Tuesday (20th)      (Frinton)                11.00am               Anne Latimer RIP (Th Sisters)                           

Thursday (22nd)   (Frinton)                11.00am               Michael Sherwood RIP (Sherwood family)

Friday (23rd)          (Dovercourt)          9.30am                 All Parishioners


Saturday (24th)     (Dovercourt)         11.00am First Holy Communion Mass

                                (Frinton)                6.00am                 Helen Koncewicz

Sunday (25th)       (Frinton)                8.30am                 Donald Cunliffe RIP

                                (Dovercourt)         10.45am Errol MacBean RIP


In addition to these Masses, Fr Bill will continue to celebrate Mass in The Presbytery.  His Mass intentions are:

Private Intentions

The Sick and those who care for them

The Homeless

Prisoners and their Families

Seafarers and their Families


Fr Frank writes:


As I write this, I am contemplating what life may be like after 19th.  For one thing, this may well be the last ‘emergency’ newsletter – Jane and I will have to remember old skills when it comes to producing the next ‘old style’ edition…….although it may take some time before the content builds up.  In time, weekday Masses will be scheduled in the pre-pandemic fashion, including Saturday mornings followed by the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and our Eucharistic Ministers will once again be able to visit the sick and housebound.  We will need to be patient, as it will inevitably take some time before things get back to how we remember them.

In all this, we are all aware that the virus has not gone away, and we need to remember to continue to take precautions.  For this reason singing will be introduced slowly, ventilation will be maintained and I ask that you all continue to sanitize your hands and that you please WEAR FACE MASKS in order to keep others safe. More details will follow once they have been published by the Bishops’ Conference.


May our Risen, Ascended, and Glorified Lord bless you now and always.

Frank ofs


Sunday Smile: 

The rector said to a young woman parishioner, “You know I pray for you every night.”

She replied: “I’m afraid it’s too late, rector, I’m already engaged.”