Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church, Harwich, Essex

Thirteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time (Year A) 1/2 July 2017

Fr Frank writes:


My Dear Friends,


The call of the readings today may be summarised by the word ‘sacrifice’. In the Gospel the disciples are called to be prepared to opt for Jesus even when the going gets tough. Opting for Jesus means a willingness to follow him till the end. If we do this Jesus promises that we will find true life; life in all its fullness.


Last Saturday’s Vigil at Frinton was very special as Seth Garner received Holy Communion for the first time. We now look forward to Terri Ann Lloyd will making hers on 8th July. I know you will pray for all these children and their families.


Owing to the sudden and unexpected death of an old friend (for whom I am sole executor) I may have to return to Bolton at short notice to deal with his affairs. This may result in some disruption to weekday Masses at Frinton. My apologies for any inconvenience this may cause, and my thanks to our Frinton Ministers and to Fr Bill who continues to celebrate the weekday Masses at Harwich.

May our great and generous God bless you now and always.

Frank ofs

Sunday Smile:

Two young curates talking.

Curate number one:   ‘My parish priest is an absolute angel.’

Curate number two: ‘You’re lucky, mine’s still alive.’

(thanks to Fr Bill)