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Friday 5th September

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Fr. Jeff is pleased to inform:  ...the 9am Friday morning Ordinariate Mass at St Pius X, Hockley resumes this coming Friday.  All are very welcome and we 'catch- up' over coffee after mass at the Hockley & Hawkwell Day Centre. Our Lady of Walsingham, ora pro nobis.

Saturday 6th September 2pm

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'CALLED to be ONE'
The national initiative by the Ordinariate to welcome enquirers and those that just want to learn more about the ecumenical vision of Pope Benedict XVI. This Saturday 6th September, Benfleet and Hockley Mission welcome you to St Pius X  54 Southend Road,Hockley,Essex,SS5 4QH from 2pm. Do come and find our more. Fr Lee Bennett ( Benfleet Mission) will host part one and after 3pm Fr Jeff Woolnough ( Hockley Mission) will present the (rather good) DVD, finishing with Evening Prayer.
All are most definitely welcome.
Contact Fr Jeff on 07956 801381 for further details.
                                             Ordinariate Sunday Mass at Hockley

From the Ordinary

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Why we are reaching out to Anglicans longing for unity 
Monday 25th August 2014 November this year will mark the 50th anniversary of the solemn promulgation of the Second Vatican Council Decree on Ecumenism, Unitatis Redintegratio. It still remains the authoritative document of the Catholic Church setting out the principles of ecumenical dialogue, though much of its teaching was expounded by St John Paul II in his encyclical Ut Unum Sint (1995). Its first paragraph makes clear that the restoration of unity among Christian people was one of the major concerns of the Council. But a reading of the documents of Vatican II shows clearly that the bishops meeting in Rome did not deviate from the belief that there is only One Church of Jesus Christ and identified that Church with the Catholic Church in communion with the successor of Peter. This is made clear both in the dogmatic constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium, and also the decree on ecumenism. The Catholic Church is described as &q…