Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church, Harwich, Essex

Third Sunday of Lent (Year B) 7 March 2021

For Catholics on the Tendring Peninsula….

SPECIAL NEWSLETTER XLV – keeping in touch


THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR B)                                                                                        6/7 March 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 (8th)          (Dovercourt)           9.30am                   Paul Kohlmann RIP

Wednesday (10th)  (Frinton)                  11.00am                  Jackie Camilleri (Joseph Camilleri)

Thursday (11th)       (Frinton)                  11.00am                  Charlie Howlett RIP (Myra Howlett)

Friday (12th)            (Dovercourt)           9.30am                   Pope Francis (anniversary of election)

Saturday (13th)       (Frinton)                  6.00pm                   Marjorie Hosegood RIP

Sunday (14th)          (Frinton)                  8.30am                   Monica Costello (Bridie Lawlor)

                                (Dovercourt)           10.45am                  Tony Farry RIP (Rachel Bartholomew)


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

Dorothy Ward RIP (Rachel Bartholomew)

In Thanksgiving

Prisoners and their families

Candidates for the Sacraments

All Parishioners


Fr Frank writes:


My dear friends,


Sadly, the Coronavirus restrictions still apply this Easter.  Aiming for fairness, we will be operating a booking system similar to the one we used at Christmas.

Easter Triduum:  bookings can be made for one Mass only, either for Maundy Thursday, 1st April (Dovercourt 8.00pm) or Good Friday, 2nd April (Frinton 2.30pm, Dovercourt 5.00pm) or Holy Saturday, 3rd April (Frinton 6.00pm) or Easter Day, 4th April (Frinton 8.30am, Dovercourt 10.45am).  To book your Mass, Frinton parishioners should ring Anne (01255 674475) ON THURDAY AFTERNOON, either on 11th or 18th March, between 2.00pm and 4.00pm.  Dovercourt parishioners should ring Jane ((01255 503383) ON TUESDAY MORNING, either on 9th or 16th March, between 10.00am and 12.00 noon.  Please do not ring outside the scheduled times.  Attendance during the Triduum will be restricted to those who have pre-booked. Please make this information known to as many people as you can.


May our loving Father bless you now and always,

Fr Frank


Sunday Mass attendance, March 2021:  6/7 March surnames E-K;  13/14 Mar L-R;  20/21 Mar S-Z;  27/28 Mar A-D.  Please note that there are no alphabetical restrictions applied to weekday Masses.


Church Finance:  as you can probably imagine our income has seriously reduced of late.  A good way of continuing to support the church, even on Sundays when you are unable to be present, is to convert your envelope or cash giving to Standing Order.  Our bank account details for both parishes are:  Bank, HSBC, Sort Code 40-13-22.  The Account numbers are, for “Catholic Church Harwich & Dovercourt”, 61019767 and for “Catholic Church Frinton on Sea”, 61019643.


You may like to make payments via the diocesan on-line donation facility. For Harwich go to:


for Frinton:  https://www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/donations?parish=frinton-on-sea


Sunday Smile:  A minister, on visiting his local hospital, would glance at the list of patients on display in the sister’s office.  He noticed that the letters RC appeared frequently after the names of patients and remarked one day to the sister on the high percentage of Catholics.  “Oh, that’s not their denomination,” replied the sister, “RC stands for their breakfast preference – Rice Crispies.”