Showing posts from December, 2012


Dear Friends of the Hockley RC Ordinariate.  Tuesday January 1st 12 noon Angelus and Solemn Mass at St Peter's Eastwood on the Solemnity of Holy Mary, Mother of God.

Sunday 30th December

Feast of the Holy Family Ordinariate Sung Mass 10.30am St Pius X Hockley  celebrant Fr Bob White
Eastwood Masses 8.30am 10am 6pm Holy Baptisms 2pm.

Fourth Sunday of Advent & Christmass

Fr. Jeff celebrates The Solemn 10.30am Sunday Mass at  St Pius X, Hockley for the Ordinariate.

CHRISTMASS 2013 at Hockley & Eastwood

Christmass Eve Masses at St Peter's Eastwood 9.30am (last Mass of Advent) followed by confessions.

St Peter's 6pm Family Vigil Mass-Fr Jeff

Hockley 11.30pm. Midnight Mass-celebrant Fr Bob White

Eastwood 12am Midnight Mass of The Lord's Nativity and Blessing of the Crib-Fr Jeff

Hockley St Pius X 9am celebrant Fr Gerry Drummond
St Peter's 8.30am & 10am (Children, bring a gift to be opened during the homily)

During the Octave of Christmass - Mass daily at St Peter's 9.30am.

Gaudete Sunday 16th December

Third Sunday of Advent - Hockley Ordinariate  Sung Mass at St Pius X 10.30am. Celebrant: Fr. Bob White.

7pm Carols at St Peter's Eastwood in aid of Fair Havens Hospice with our 3 choirs (Traditional, folk and children)...Refreshments after the service. All welcome!This is sure to be a wonderful Service. Do come and enjoy the musical talent that we are blessed with at St Peter's!

Religious Sisters of Wantage, respond to Anglicanorum coetibus!

A group of Anglican nuns from the Community of St Mary the Virgin (CSMV) in Wantage, Oxfordshire, are to be received into the full communion of the Catholic Church in January 2013.  Eleven sisters from the historic Anglican community will join the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, the structure established by Pope Benedict XVI to enable groups of Anglicans to enter into the full communion of the Catholic Church whilst retaining elements of their liturgical, spiritual, and pastoral heritage. The group includes the Superior of the community, Mother Winsome CSMV.  The eleven CSMV sisters, will be joined by Sister Carolyne Joseph, formerly of the Society of St Margaret in Walsingham, who joined the Ordinariate in January 2011. These twelve sisters will initially be established as a Public Association of the Faithful within the Personal Ordinariate. They will be known as the S…

"What a Grey day"?

Thank God for The Catholic Church!

Bishop Philip Egan, Bishop of Portsmouth has issued the following statement in response to the Prime Minister's comments on the issue of gay marriage: from Independent Catholic News, Sunday 9th December 2012
David Cameron has said that he is an enthusiastic supporter of marriage and that he does not want "gay people to be excluded from a great institution." Yet however well-intentioned, and despite huge opposition from Christians, Jews and Muslims alike, by attempting to change the natural meaning of marriage, he seems utterly determined to undermine one of the key foundations of our society.
Such a change is of immense significance. By this change, he is luring the people of England away from their common Christian values and Christian patrimony, and forcing upon us a brave new world, artificially engineered.
To "extend marriage to gay people", he intends to impose the will of a tiny minority on the vast majority. If the prime min…


Follow the link to Ian Wyatt's Breakfast Show with Fr Jeff and Pat Salmon (Hockley) and
Sharon O' Ryan (Eastwood).

Second Sunday of Advent

Sunday December 9th Hockley Ordinariate Solemn Mass 10.30am St Pius X.
Celebrant Fr Jeff
Fr Jeff is live on BBC Essex radio between (approx) 8 & 8.30 am Sunday Breakfast.

Thanks to Fr Bob White - celebrating the morning masses at Eastwood 8.30 & 10am.
Fr Jeff celebrates the 6pm.

Barrie Sanderson R.I.P

Dear friends of Hockley OrdinariateFUNERAL MASS Friday 14th December 11.15am St Peter's Eastwood 59 Eastwood Road North Leigh on Sea SS9 4BX. Reception after in the New Mazenod Hall at St Peter's.

It is with much sadness that we mourn the loss of our faithful friend, altar server and member of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, Barrie Sanderson. Barrie passed away peacefully at Southend Hospital early this morning (3rd December) having received full Catholic privileges from both Fr Jeff & Fr Gerry.
To Barbara, his widow, their daughters and families we send our sincere condolences, our love and our prayers.

+ Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

First Sunday of Advent

Sunday December 2nd. 2012

Drop down ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness.

Hockley Ordinariate gather for the Family Mass at St Peter's Eastwood 10am.Advent Sunday Masses at Eastwood also at 8.30am & 6pm.

From the Customary of Our Lady of Walsingham:

O Lord our God, as we wait for the coming of thy Son our Lord, preserve us in watchfulness and faith: that when he shall appear he may not find us asleep in sin but active to  serve him and joyful to praise him; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.