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Fr Jeff is Parish Priest of St Peter's Eastwood and invites you to:

God Bless our Pope!

  The Roman Catholic Church of Saint Peter, Eastwood. Diocese of Brentwood.
Vigil Massof Thanksgiving for the Pontificate of his Holiness- Pope Benedict XVI 7.30pm. Wednesday 27th February 2013

Thursday 28th February, (Pope Benedict’s final day as our Holy Father) 2 pm. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. An afternoon of Adoration concluding with Vespers & Benediction at 6.30pm.

Second Sunday of Lent

Sunday 24th February Hockley Ordinariate Mission celebrates Holy Mass at St Pius X, Hockley at 10.30am. Celebrant. Group Pastor, Fr. Jeff. Masses at St Peter's Eastwood: 8.30am  10am  6pm.   Confirmation catechesis 7.15pm at Eastwood

The Feast of The Chair of St Peter

We are giving thanks today for the Petrine  ministry that began  when Our Lord appointed Peter the Apostle to be the Rock  on which he would build his Church.  Deo gratias!
with acknowledgment to the copyright holder L'Osservatore Romano

Prayer for Pope Benedict

PRAYER FOR POPE BENEDICT XVI Catholics will be given at Mass, this Sunday, a prayer card with a prayer for the Holy Father.

Almighty ever-living God, who has given your faithful servant Benedict grace to maintain his faith and hope in you amid the labours of his apostolic ministry; graciously bestow upon him, we pray, the consolations of your Holy Spirit and uphold him in serenity of life. Through Christ our Lord.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us St Peter, pray for us St Paul, pray for us St Benedict, pray for us All holy men and women, pray for us

Scott Hahn-Forty days of Lent...


Looking ahead to Fifth Sunday of Lent

On Sunday 17th March, the 10.30am Ordinariate Mass at St Pius X Hockley, we shall welcome our Ordinary Monsignor Keith Newton who will preside and preach. This will be followed by the second of our Sunday Lent Lunches at St Pius. Pope Benedict XVI, The Bishop of the Ordinariate, with our Ordinary, Monsignor Newton.

and there's more....Well worth a read! see link below

The Pope and the Philistines | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views
The Pope and the Philistines Benedict XVI’s papacy has been one of imagination and urbanity hampered by bureaucracy Tracey Rowland

2013 Holy Land Pilgrimage with 206 Tours and Dr. Scott & Kimberly Hahn


Pope Benedict XVI: keeping informed...

Our  Holy Father's last public Mass will be tomorrow Ash Wednesday, in St Peter's at 5pm (Rome)/6pm (UK),  It will be broadcast by EWTN (available online).  GOD BLESS POPE BENEDICT XVI Thank you Papa!

Mgr Keith Newton, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, statement: 
The news of our Holy Father’s decision to relinquish the office of the papacy is one which has surprised and saddened us all today.

Pope Benedict’s pontificate has been an astonishing moment in the life of the Church. He has exercised his pontificate with gentle wisdom and deep humility and will be especially remembered for his clear and profound teaching. Those of us in the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham have particular reason to thank God for his pontificate, as he opened the way for Anglicans to enter into the full communion of the Catholic Church through his Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus. He will forever hold a place in the hearts of those of us to whom he h…

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, plus...

10th February: Hockley Ordinarite gathers for its Sunday Sung Mass 10.30am St Pius X, Hockley, celebrant Fr. Jeff. 13th February: Ash Wednesday Mass with imposition of ashes 7.30pm St Pius X. Confessions heard before Ash Weds, Tues 12th 7-8pm at St Peter's Eastwood.

a chip of the old block..?

Elise ( my 18 year old daughter), has written  this piece which has just been published on Backbencher:
Does The Devil Wear Prada?TEA ROOMFEBRUARY 8, 20130 Elise Woolnough explores Christianity’s fashion crossover. In the age we live in, it is hard to come across an aspect of life that has not been commercialised and exploited to help drive our money-fueled society. New fashion trends are on a constant spinning cycle to keep our material world afloat: but at what point does this spiraling frenzy become too much? When it becomes the norm to see a ‘period authentic’ plastic Jesus figurine with ‘five new sayings’ perched next to the latest Barbie in tiny glitter hot pants in Toys ‘R’ Us, is it not time to step back and evaluate the moral issues at hand? When does it become acceptable to have our nation’s religion plastered around the high street in the form of comical action figures and fashion accessories? Surely the answer is that it is simply not admissible to have the foundations of Chr…

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday 3rd February.  The Hockley Ordinariate Group joins the people of St Peter's (Eastwood SS9 4BX) for the 10am Concelebrated Mass, presided over by Fr Jeff Woolnough.  All welcome!