Parish Priest of St Peter's Eastwood in the Diocese of Brentwood and Pastor to the newly formed Southend Ordinariate Mission based at St. Peter's as from July 1st 2016. 01702 525323 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Way to go, Julie et al (Ordinariate Clergy wives)!
The Catholic Women of the Year for 2013 have been chosen. In this Year of Faith, the theme is that of upholding and passing on the Catholic Faith.
The four Catholic Women of the Year for 2013 are: Mary Maguire from Bury, Lancashire, Mary Cahill from Jersey, Channel Islands, Rosaline Egan from London and Marjorie Parker, from Leeds. In addition, the Catholic Women of the Year committee is giving a special certificate of honour this year to the wives of Ordinariate clergy.
Mary Maguire, of Bury, Lancashire, who with her husband Kevin has built an orphanage and school for children in Kenya. They raised the money, built the house, and now care for 60 children, spending half of each year in Kenya. When in Britain, they work full-time raising the £70,000 required to run the orphanage and the new school that they have recently opened for 350 children alongside. The Good Life Orphanage has transformed the lives of some of Africa’s poorest children. Mary Cahill of Jersey, Channel Islands, who founded Jersey Catholic Youth, establishing a youth ministry that ranges from 'Praise and Play' for toddlers to Confirmation groups, and a 'Spirit on the Rock' Festival for people in their teens and twenties. She has taken groups to World Youth Days in Cologne, Sydney and Madrid, to Taize, and to Pope Benedict’s visit to mainland Britain. She and her husband David run the Oasis House of Peace retreat house, and this Autumn will be helping to run a Mission to the whole of Jersey with the Sion Youth Team. Mary was nominated by the Jersey groups of the Catholic Women’s League who say: “We are truly blessed to have some one of Mary’s enthusiasm and endeavour in passing on the faith to the young people of our Island”. Rosaline Egan from London, who is 93 and still active hosting a weekly tea for people who need company, taking home-made soup to those who cannot cook for themselves, making toys and clothes for new babies, and being an active supporter of the Union of Catholic Mothers in the Westminster diocese. She makes young people welcome, encouraging them to read and to share her passion for literature and poetry, and has given talks in the parish about her work in Churchill’s wartime headquarters in London. Marjorie Parker, from Leeds, who has worked as a Head Teacher and as a parish catechist, and also given her time as a street pastor helping to keep local streets safe, and as the organiser of regular events and lunches for elderly people. She has helped with the establishment of bereavement counselling and projects for refugees and vulnerable people, and has opened her own home as a refuge for people in need. Marjorie was nominated by the Family Life ministry of the diocese of Leeds, who said that her life is one of 'conscientious and cheerful abundance as she evangelises wherever she is, by living the commandment to love'. In addition, the Catholic Women of the Year committee is giving a special certificate of honour this year to the wives of Ordinariate clergy. Usually the award is not given to groups but to specific individuals. An exception has been made this year after the wives were nominated in a letter noting that they have “bravely supported their husbands on the path to Christians unity: in the process they have surrendered financial security and family homes while having to support their families at a time of great stress and uncertainty. They are an often forgotten but nevertheless vital part of fulfilling the vision of the Ordinariate.”
The Catholic Women of the Year Luncheon will be on 11 October at the Thistle Hotel, Marble Arch, London. Funds raised will go to the Maryvale Institute for scholarships for training catechists. Further information: Joanna Bogle 0208 942 5009 or Janette Woodford (chairman) 01920 469427In addition, the Catholic Women of the Year committee is giving a special certificate of honour this year to the wives of Ordinariate clergy.
Holy Week at St. Peter's Catholic Church SS9 4BX PALM SUNDAY 8.30am Mass with Blessing of Palms 10.15am Solemn Concelebrated Mass with Procession and Blessing of Palms6pm Evening Mass with Blessing of Palms The face of the man on the Shroud of Turin Holy Monday9.30amHoly Mass11.30am Ordinariate Chrism Massat Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick Street London W1. Temple Tuesday6.30pm Holy Hour and Confessions7.30pm Holy Mass-Divine Worship the Missal Spy Wednesday9.30am Holy Mass10am Confessions7pm Diocesan Chrism Mass at Brentwood Cathedral THE SACRED TRIDUUM Maundy Thursday6pm Confessions8pm Mass of the Lords Supper, Madatum and Watch until Midnight Good Friday10am Stations of the Cross3pm Liturgy of the Lord's Passion Holy Saturday8pmThe Easter Vigil and reception of RCIA candidates Easter SundayMasses as usual Sunday times
24th DecemberVigil Mass 6pm12 Midnight: Mass of the Nativity and Blessing of the Crib preceded by Carols at 11.30pm. Priest available for confessions from 10.30pm.25th December Christmas Day 8.30am. Mass of the Dawn 10.15am. Mass of the Day. St Stephen's DayMonday 26 December Holy Mass 10am
Friday 30 December Feast of the Holy Family9.30am Holy Mass
Saturday 31 December 9.30am Mass followed by Exposition and confessions until 10.30am. SUNDAY 1st January 2017Mary Mother of GodMasses 8.30am 10.15am & 18.00pm
31stSunday in Ordinary TimeMasses 8.30am 10.15am 6pm We welcome Fr Lee Bennett as Principal Celebrant at the 10.15am Mass _______________________________________ St Peter's Catholic Church, Leigh on Sea SS9 4BXEASTWOOD PARISHHome to the Southend Ordinariate Mission
Calling the Fathers: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary TimeDownload Audio FileReadings: Malachi 1:14-2:2, 8-10 Psalm 131:1-3 1 Thessalonians 2:7-9, 13 Matthew 23:1-12
Though they were Moses’ successors, the Pharisees and scribes exalted themselves, made their mastery of the law a badge of social privilege. Worse, they had lorded the law over the people (see Matthew 20:25). Like the priests Malachi condemns in today’s First Reading, they caused many to falter and be closed off from God.
In a word, Israel’s leaders failed to be good spiritual fathers of God’s people. Moses was a humble father-figure, preaching the law but also practicing it – interceding and begging God’s mercy and forgiveness of…