Showing posts from November, 2013


Sunday December 1st 2013 The Hockley Ordinariate Mission joins the Parish Community at St. Peter's Eastwood for the 10am Family Mass (No OrdinariateMass at Hockley on this day) Celebrant: Fr Jeff Woolnough

Our Holy Father, writes: Evangelii on.

Pope frames vision for church outreach at every level

Full text available here:

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Here are a few of the main features of Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, "Evangelii Gaudium" ("The Joy of the Gospel"), which was released Nov. 26 at the Vatican:

-- With a mix of conversational style and formal papal magisterial language, Pope Francis sets forth a vision for giving the entire church, at every level, a missionary thrust; he anticipates some objections and confusion, but asks everyone to give it a try.

-- He calls for renewal and rethinking the way every person and every institution -- from the pope and the Roman Curia down to the parish and its parishioners -- live their faith and focus their energies.

Pope Francis meets with the poor Oct. 4 in the famous "stripping room&…

A new member of the Catholic Church!

Jane Halsall received as a member of the Ordinariate at Hockley.  Laus Deo!

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Sunday 24th November 2013 10:30am Solemn Mass at St. Pius X  with the reception of Jane Halsall into the Catholic Church  as a member of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. Celebrant: Fr. Jeff Woolnough-Pastor to the Hockley Mission. Drinks to celebrate after Mass and all are welcome.

A wonderful day as a Catholic in London!


For the diary...

Fr. Jeff Woolnough is leading an Advent Quiet Afternoon Saturday 7th December  at St Peter's Eastwood, SS9 4BX.  a structured afternoon: however one can come for a while, of course. We begin at 2pm with a decade of the Rosary, then the  First address: The Joy of the Annunciation. Time for silent reflection as the Blessed Sacrament is exposed and priest then available for confessions. Second address, 'The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us'.  Afternoon concluding with Benediction.  Tea served after. The Southend Area Ordinariate is holding at this event from 2-4.30pm. All welcome!

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday 17th November 10:30am Solemn Mass at St. Pius X, Hockley Intention:  Thanksgiving of First Birthday of James Arnold (our youngest member of the Hockley Mission)!

Remembrance Sunday 10th November 2013

Solemn Mass of Requiem for the War Dead at St. Pius X, Hockley, 10:30am.  Celebrant Fr. Jeff Woolnough.We shall be attending the Hockley War Memorial Service at 2pm at which Fr. Jeff will  lay a wreath from the Ordinariate Mission in Hockley. WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

The Late Ken Hewitt RIP.

'O grave where is thy victory; o death where is thy sting?'
Eternal Rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let  Perpetual light shine upon him:
 may he rest in peace, and rise in glory!

Funeral arrangements for the Late Ken Hewitt RIP., faithful member of the Catholic Church and the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. Reception of Body and Vigil at St. Peter's RC Church Eastwood SS9 4BX 4:30pm Weds 6th November. Requiem Mass Thursday 7th, 11:45am. followed by private committal. Reception at the New Mazenod Hall at St. Peter's directly after. Requiescat in pace.

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

3rd November 2013 Hockley Ordinariate Members join St Peter's Eastwood  for the 10am Mass