Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church, Harwich, Essex


Fr Frank writes:


My dear friends,


Of this day, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI writes:

The Assumption reminds us that Mary’s life, like that of every Christian, is a journey of following, following Jesus, a journey that has a very precise destination, a future already marked out:  the definitive victory over  sin and death and full communion with God, because as Paul says in his Letter to the Ephesians, the Father “raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus”.  This means that with Baptism we have already fundamentally been raised and are seated in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, but we must physically attain what was previously begun and brought about in Baptism.  In us, union with Christ’s resurrection is incomplete, but for the Virgin Mary it is complete, despite the journey that Our Lady also had to make.  She has entered into the fullness of union with God, with her Son, she draws us onwards and accompanies us on our journey.


Finally, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are once again able to visit the sick.  This can only be done, however, with permission of the family or the Care Home in which the parishioner lives.  If you are able and willing to resume this ministry, please bring your pyx to Mass together with a small label showing the number of hosts you wish to take out.  At Frinton, the usual Sunday morning routine can recommence, but, again, make sure you have permission to enter the home beforehand.


May God bless you and Our Blessed Lady pray for you.


Frank ofs



Sunday Smile:

A catechist asked the children to write a list of eleven great men. As they were busy writing she walked between the tables and noticed one little lad chewing the end of his pen.  “Have you finished?” she asked.

“Not quite, Miss,” came the reply.  “I’m trying to decide on the goalkeeper.”