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Sunday 14th January 2018

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2ndSunday in Ordinary Time Masses  8.30am    10.15am     6pm _______________________________________
St Peter's Catholic Church, Leigh on Sea EASTWOOD PARISH Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission
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Hearing the Call: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Second Sunday in Ordinary TimeDownload Audio FileReadings:
1 Samuel 3:3-10,19
Psalm 40:2,4,7-10
1 Corinthians 6:13-15,17-20
John 1:35-42 In the call of Samuel and the first Apostles, today’s Readings shed light on our own calling to be followers of Christ. Notice in the Gospel today that John’s disciples are prepared to hear God’s call. They are already looking for the Messiah, so they trust in John’s word and follow wh

Sunday 7th January 2018

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The Epiphany of the Lord
Masses 8.30 & 10.15am Evening 6pm Saint Peter's Catholic Church-Eastwood Parish Leigh on Sea SS9 4BX
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Newborn King: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Feast of the Epiphany of the LordDownload Audio FileReadings:
Isaiah 60:1-6
Psalm 72:1-2,7-810-13
Ephesians 3:2-3,5-6
Matthew 2:1-12 Today the child born on Christmas is revealed to be the long-awaited king of the Jews. As the priests and scribes interpret the prophecies in today’s Gospel, he is the ruler expected from the line of King David, whose greatness is to reach to the ends of the earth (see Micah 5:1-3;

Sunday 31st December 2017

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The Feast of The Holy Family Masses  8.30am    10.15am     6pm _______________________________________
St Peter's Catholic Church, Leigh on Sea EASTWOOD PARISH Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission
Our True Home: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Feast of the Holy FamilyDownload Audio FileReadings:
Sirach 3:2-6,12-14
Psalm 128:1-234-5
Colossians 3:12-21
Luke 2:22-40 Why did Jesus choose to become a baby born of a mother and father and to spend all but His last years living in an ordinary human family? In part, to reveal God’s plan to make all people live as one “holy family” in His Church (see 2 Corinthians 6:16-18). In the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, God reveals our true home. We’re to live as His children, “chosen ones, holy and beloved,” as the First Reading puts it. The family advice we hear in today’s readings – for mothers, fathers and children – is all solid and practical. Happy homes are the fruit of our faithfulness to the Lord, we sing in today’s Psalm. But the Liturgy …

Sunday 24th December

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Fourth Sunday of Advent Masses 6pm Saturday Vigil 23rd December Sunday 24th  8.30am    10.15am    _______________________________________
Christmas Mass Times St Peter's Catholic Church, Leigh on Sea EASTWOOD PARISH Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission

Christmas Eve  6pm Vigil Mass especially for families with young children

12 am Mass of Midnight and the Blessing of the Crib

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Christmas Day Monday 25th December

Mass of the Dawn 8.30am  Mass of the Day 10.15am

Octave daily Masses 9.30am



A joyful and Holy Christmas to you all!
from Frs Jeff, Bob, Michael & Deacon Richard

Sunday 3 December 2017

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First Sunday of Advent Masses  8.30am    10.15am     6pm _______________________________________
St Peter's Catholic Church, Leigh on Sea EASTWOOD PARISH Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission

Watch for Him: Scott Hahn Reflects on the First Sunday of AdventDownload Audio FileReadings:
Isaiah 63:16-1719
Psalm 80:2-315-1618-19
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Mark 13:33-37 The new Church year begins with a plea for God’s visitation. “Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down,” the prophet Isaiah cries in today’s First Reading. In today’s Psalm, too, we hear the anguished voice of Israel, imploring God to look down from His heavenly throne – to save and shepherd His people. Today’s readings are relatively brief. Their language and “message” are deceptively simple. But we should take note of the serious mood and penitential aspect of the Liturgy today – as the people of Israel recognize their sinfulness, their failures to keep God’s covenant, their inability to save themselves. And in this Ad…

Sunday 26th November 2017

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Our Lord Jesus Christ The King Masses  8.30am    10.15am concluding with Benediction     6pm _______________________________________
St Peter's Catholic Church, Leigh on Sea EASTWOOD PARISH Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission

When the End Comes: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Solemnity of Christ the KingDownload Audio FileReadings:
Ezekiel 34:11-1215-17
Psalm 23:1-35-6
1 Corinthians 15:20-2628
Matthew 25:31-46 Many saints and Church leaders have seen a connection between Christ’s words in the Gospel for the Solemnity of Christ the King (see Matthew 25:31-43) and His promise to be present in the Eucharist (see Matthew 26:26-29Mark 14:22-25Luke 22:15-20). For instance, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta used to say of her work with the destitute: “In Holy Communion we have Christ under the appearance of bread. In our work we find Him under the appearance of flesh and blood. It is the same Christ. ‘I was hungry, I was naked, I was sick, I was homeless.'”

Sunday 19th November 2017

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33 rdSunday in Ordinary Time Masses  8.30am    10.15am     6pm _______________________________________
St Peter's Catholic Church, Leigh on Sea EASTWOOD PARISH Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission

Settling Accounts:Scott Hahn Reflects on the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Download Audio FileReadings:
Proverbs 31:10-1319-2030-31
Psalm 128:1-5
1 Thessalonians 5:1-6
Matthew 25:14-30 The day of the Lord is coming, Paul warns in today’s Epistle. What matters isn’t the time or the season, but what the Lord finds us doing with the new life, the graces He has given to us. This is at the heart of Jesus’ parable in today’s Gospel. Jesus is the Master. Having died, risen, and ascended into heaven, He appears to have gone away for a long time. By our baptism, He has entrusted to each of us a portion of His “possessions,” a share in His divine life (see 2 Peter 1:4). He has given us talents and responsibilities, according to the measure of our faith (see Romans 12:3,8).