Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church, Harwich, Essex

Third Sunday of Easter (Year B) 18 April 2021

For Catholics on the Tendring Peninsula….

SPECIAL NEWSLETTER L – keeping in touch.


THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR B)                                                              17/18 April 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:

Monday (19th)      (Dovercourt)         9.30am                 In Thanksgiving to, all Parishioners (Fr Frank)

Tuesday (20th)      (Frinton)                11.00am Rev. and Mrs K. Lyons (Anne Jackson)            

Thursday (22nd)   (Frinton)                11.00am Brian (Lee)

Friday (23rd)          (Dovercourt)         9.30am                 Ints of Mary Linehan (Kathleen Farry)

Saturday (24th)     (Frinton)                6.00pm                 Oscar Koncewicz

Sunday (25th)       (Frinton)                8.30am                 John Kilackey (Sr Agatha)

(Dovercourt)         10.45am All Parishioners


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

Seafarers and their Families

Prisoners and their Families

The Sick and those who care for them

Teachers and Students



Fr Frank writes:

My Dear Friends,

Once again we are privileged to celebrate Our Lord’s Resurrection:  The Queen of Feasts:  The glorious pinnacle and origin of our Faith.  As Bishop Alan has recently reminded the Clergy, “Easter is not simply one feast among others, but the ‘Feast of Feasts’, the ‘Solemnity of Solemnities’….St Athanasius calls Easter ‘The Great Sunday’ and the Eastern Catholic Churches call Holy Week ‘The Great Week’.  All this remains true despite the limitations and anxieties of present parish life.”

And it is true that whilst we may not be able to sing in church, we can all sing in our hearts:  Christ is Risen, Alleluia!

Please note that from 12th to 16th April there will be no Masses in either church.

Finally, thank you for all your cards, gifts, and kind messages, and for the Easter Offering – all of this makes a big difference to us, and not just financially!  I shall offer Masses of Thanksgiving at the earliest opportunity – this is the best gift I can give in return for your generosity of spirit.

May our risen and glorified Lord bless you now and always.

Surrexit Christus:  Alleluia!

Fr Frank


Sunday Mass attendance, April 2021: 24/25 April surnames S-Z.  Sunday Mass attendance, May 2021: 30/1 May surnames A-D; 8/9 May E-K; 15/16 May L-R; 22/23 May S-Z; 29/30 May A-D.  Please note that there are no alphabetical restrictions applied to weekday Masses.


Sunday Smile:  Headline in a local paper:

PENSIONERS WED – Fifty years friendship ends at the altar.