Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church, Harwich, Essex

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 12 September 2021

Fr Frank writes:


My dear friends,


After six happy years, this is the last time I shall be writing this letter.


My thanks go to all those who welcomed Anne and me back in 2015 and have continued to do so much to support and help us, making our time here such a joy.


Change is always challenging, but after a lifetime of work I am looking forward to some leisure and to more family time.  As well as the changes I am anticipating, the two parishes are also about to encounter changes as Fr Joseph assumes the role of your parish priest. But, of course, none of these changes is as great as the change that will face Fr Joseph himself.  My hope and prayer is that you will make him as welcome as you made us, and that you will soon take him to your hearts.



With every blessing,


Frank ofs



As I sign off, I give you my absolute favourite Sunday Smile:


The vicar was asked by the headteacher of the church primary school if he would go in and talk to the children as part of their sex education.


He agreed to do so, but was too embarrassed to tell his wife, so he told her he was going into school to talk about sailing.


Some time later, the headteacher met the vicar’s wife and said how good his talk had been.


His wife said, “I am very surprised.  He’s only done it twice. The first time he was sick and the second time his hat blew off.”