Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church, Harwich, Essex

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) DOUBLE 25 October and 1 November

SPECIAL NEWSLETTER XXIX – keeping in touch.


THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A)                         24/25 October 2020

ALL SAINTS DAY                                                                               31/1 November 2020



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 during the week:

There are no weekday Masses in church from 26th to 30th October

Saturday (31st):                       (Frinton)                  6.00pm   Jane Robinson (Andy & Nuala)

Sunday(1st):                            (Frinton)                  8.30am   John Turner RIP

                                                (Dovercourt)           10.45am  Fr Bill

Monday (2nd):                         (Dovercourt)           9.30am   Holy Souls

Wednesday (4th):                   (Frinton)                  11.00am  Marjorie Hosegood RIP

Thursday (5th):                        (Frinton)                  11.00am  Sr Agatha

Friday (6th):                             (Dovercourt)           9.30am   The McLindon family

Saturday (7th):                        (Frinton)                  6.00pm   Eamonn & Rose McElwaine

Sunday (8th):                           (Frinton)                  8.30am   Requiem Mass (The War Dead)

                                                (Dovercourt)           10.45am  Requiem Mass (The War Dead)

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

For those who are suffering, grieving & anxious                                   Holy Souls

Fr Frank & Anne                                                                                      Florence McCarthy RIP

For those living in areas of war, poverty & injustice                              Holy Souls (A. Gariff)

All Parishioners                                                                                       Students & teachers

Alice McCarthy RIP                                                                                 All Parishioners


My dear friends,

I shall be away from the parishes from 26th to 30th – a combination of a hospital visit, and mini-holiday.

My prayers are with you all whether I am here or away.

May God bless you and keep you safe today and always.

Fr Frank


A hymn for Sunday:

For all the saints who from their labours rest,

who thee, by faith before the world confessed,

Thy name, O Jesus be for ever blest.


Over the last two weeks I have referred to names given to hymn tunes, e.g. Crimond and Woodlands.  This got me thinking that perhaps not everyone knows that most hymn tunes have a name.  This week’s hymn, chosen for All Saints day, is almost always sung to the tune Sine Nomine, composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams.  Sine Nomine translates as ‘without a name’, reminding us of the thousands of un-named saints who now enjoy a place with God: ‘a blest communion, fellowship divine’ (verse 4).

This week’s reflection is from the book of the Apocalypse ‘After that I saw a huge number, impossible to count, of people from every nation, race, tribe and language.’  (AJ)


*Month of the Holy Souls: during November the box will be out before the altar to receive the names of the departed loved ones that you wish to be remembered at Mass.  This year, however, we will NOT be leaving out squares of paper and pens for you to complete these in church (Coronavirus means we should not be sharing pens etc).  Please bring your completed list with you and drop in the slot without touching the box, please.

*Sunday Mass Attendance (both parishes):  24/25 October surnames A-D; 31/1 November E-K; 7/8 November L-R; 14/15 November S-Z; 21/22 November A-D; 28/29 November E-K  (Please remember there are no ‘alphabetical restrictions’ applied to weekday Masses.)

*Advance notice (Christmas Masses) seats will be allocated by a booking system.  More information to follow.

*Sunday Smile: Genuine (we are told!) notices taken from church bulletins.  For those of you who have children and don’t know it, we have a nursery downstairs.