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Sunday 8th October 2017

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27thSunday 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
Living on the Vine: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary TimeDownload Audio FileIsaiah 5:1-7
Psalm 80:912-1619-20
Philippians 4:6-9
Matthew 21:33-43 In today’s Gospel Jesus returns to the Old Testament symbol of the vineyard to teach about Israel, the Church, and the kingdom of God. And the symbolism of today’s First Reading and Psalm is readily understood. God is the owner and the house of Israel is the vineyard. A cherished vine, Israel was plucked from Egypt and transplanted in a fertile land specially spaded and prepared by God, hedged about by the city walls of Jerusalem, watched over by the towering Temple. But the vineyard produced no good grapes for the wine, a symbol for the holy lives God wanted for His people. So God allowed His vineyard to be overrun by…

Sunday 1 October 2017

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26thSunday 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
The Humble Path: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary TimeDownload Audio FileReadings:
Ezekiel 18:25-28
Psalm 25:4-9
Philippians 2:1-11
Matthew 21:28-32 Echoing the complaint heard in last week’s readings, today’s First Reading again presents protests that God isn’t fair. Why does He punish with death one who begins in virtue but falls into iniquity, while granting life to the wicked one who turns from sin? This is the question that Jesus takes up in the parable in today’s Gospel. The first son represents the most heinous sinners of Jesus’ day – tax collectors and prostitutes – who by their sin at first refuse to serve in the Lord’s vineyard, the kingdom. At the preaching of John the Baptist, they repented and did what is right and just. The second son represents Israel’s…

Sunday 24th September 2017

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Masses  8.30am    10.15am (Sung Mass of the Harvest)  6pm _______________________________________
St Peter's Catholic Church, Leigh on Sea EASTWOOD PARISH Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission
The 6pm Mass will be offered for the Solemnity of Our Lady of Walsingham which falls today


First and Last: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary TimeDownload Audio FileReadings
Isaiah 55:6-9
Psalm145:2-38-917-18
Philippians 1:20-2427
Matthew 20:1-16 The house of Israel is the vine of God – who planted and watered it, preparing the Israelites to bear fruits of righteousness (see Isaiah 5:727:2-5).  Israel failed to yield good fruits and the Lord allowed His vineyard, Israel’s kingdom, to be overrun by conquerors (see

Sunday 17th September 2017

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24th  Sunday in Ordinary Time Masses  8.30am    10.15am (Sung)    6pm _______________________________________
St Peter's Catholic Church, Leigh on Sea EASTWOOD PARISH Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission
We look forward to welcoming and hearing from Mr David Chapman of The Walsingham Association at our morning masses.
The Debt We Owe: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary TimeDownload Audio FileReadings:
Sirach 27:30-28:7
Psalm 103:1-49-12
Romans 14:7-9
Matthew 18:21-35 Mercy and forgiveness should be at the heart of the Christian life. Yet, as today’s First Reading wisely reminds us, often we cherish our wrath, nourish our anger, refuse mercy to those who have done us wrong. Jesus, too, strikes close to home in today’s Gospel, with His realistic portrayal of the wicked servant – who won’t forgive a fellow servant’s debt, even though his own slate has just been wiped clean by their Master. It can’t be this way in the kingdom, the Church. In the Old Testament, “se…

Sunday 10th September 2017

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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Masses  8.30am    10.15am (Sung)    6pm _______________________________________
St Peter's Catholic Church, Leigh on Sea EASTWOOD PARISH Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission


To Win Them Back: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary TimeDownload Audio FileReadings:
Ezekiel 33:7-9
Psalm 95:1-26-9
Romans 13:8-10
Matthew 18:15-20 As Ezekiel is appointed watchman over the house of Israel in today’s first Reading, so Jesus in the Gospel today establishes His disciples as guardians of the new Israel of God, the Church (see Galatians 6:16). He also puts in place procedures for dealing with sin and breaches of the faith, building on laws of discipline prescribed by Moses for Israel (see Leviticus 19:17-20Deuteronomy 19:13). The heads of the new Israel, however, receive extraordinary powers – similar to those given to Peter (see Matthew 16:19). They have the power to bind and loose, to forgive sins and to reconcile sinners in His name (see John…

Sunday 3 September 2017

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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Masses  8.30am    10.15am (Sung)    6pm _______________________________________
St Peter's Catholic Church, Leigh on Sea EASTWOOD PARISH Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission

CONGRATULATIONS TO MRS. FRANCES CAWSON-100 today!! perhaps the most senior member of the Personal Ordinariate (worldwide)?

For Your Life: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary TimeDownload Audio FileReadings:
Jeremiah 20:7-9
Psalm 63:2-68-9
Romans 12:1-2
Matthew 16:21-27 Today’s First Reading catches the prophet Jeremiah in a moment of weakness. His intimate lamentation contains some of the strongest language of doubt found in the Bible. Following God’s call, he feels abandoned. Preaching His Word has brought him only derision and reproach. But God does not deceive—and Jeremiah knows this. He tests the just (see Jeremiah 20:11–12), and disciplines His children through their sufferings and trials (see Hebrews 12:5–7). What Jeremiah learns Jesus states explicitly in …

Sunday 6th August

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The Transfiguration of the Lord
Mass times: 8.30 am  Sung Mass 10.15 am   Evening Mass 6 pm
St Peter's Catholic Church-Eastwood Parish SS9 4BX

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19th Sunday August 13th  Sunday Mass times as usual Tuesday 15th August Assumption of the BVM Masses 9.30am and 7.30pm 20th Sunday August 20th Mass Times as usual 21st Sunday 27 August Mass times as usual
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Majestic Voice: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord
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Daniel 7:9-1013-14
Psalm 97:1-25-69
2 Peter 1:16-19
Matthew 17:1-9
High on the holy mountain in today's Gospel, the true identity of Jesus is fully revealed in His transfiguration. Standing between Moses and the prophet Elijah, Jesus is the bridge that joins the Law of Moses to the prophets and psalms (see Luke 24:24-27). As Moses did, Jesus climbs a mountain with three named friend…