Showing posts from December, 2014

Sunday 28th December

The Holy Family
Ordinariate Mass at Hockley 10.30 am. Celebrant & Preacher Fr. Jeff Woolnough

Masses at St. Peter's Eastwood: 8.30 & 10am Evening Mass 6pm.

24th December

10pm at St. Pius X, Hockley, the Ordinariate celebrates The FirstMass of Christmas-Liturgy of Midnight. Celebrant & preacher, Fr. Bob White.Fr Jeff celebrates the 6pm vigil and 12 am Midnight Mass at Eastwood.  Christmas Day at Hockley 9am Diocesan Mass with  Fr Gerry Drummond Christmas Day St. Peter's, Eastwood, 8.30 & 10am Masses with Fr Jeff A Very Blessed Feast to you all !

December 21st 2014

4th Sunday of Advent
10.30 am Solemn Mass at HockleyCelebrant & preacher, Fr. Bob White The Mystery Kept Secret: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fourth Sunday in AdventReadings 2 Samuel 7:1-58-11,16 Psalm 89:2-5,27,29 Romans 16:25-27 Luke 1:26-38
What is announced to Mary in today’s Gospel is the revelation of all that the prophets had spoken. It is, as Paul declares in today’s Epistle, the mystery kept secret since before the foundation of the world (see Ephesians 1:93:3-9). Mary is the virgin prophesied to bear a son of the house of David (see Isaiah 7:13-14). And nearly every word the angel speaks to her today evokes and echoes the long history of salvation recorded in the Bible. Mary is hailed as the daughter Jerusalem, called to rejoice that her king, the Lord God, has come into her midst as a mighty savior (see Zephaniah 3:14-17). The One whom Mary is to bear will be Son of “the Most High” - an ancient divine title first used to describe the God of …

Pilgrimage of thanksgiving!

AN INVITATION To celebrate 10 years of Fr. Jeff's ministry to the people of Hockley we are planning a 4 night pligrimage to Rome staying at 1st-4th June 2015. Let me know if you're interested in joining us?ASAP!!
Fr. Jeff snapped with Hockley's Callum Turner recenty at St. Pius X. We are praying that dear Callum will soon benefit from the transplant that he so needs ? God bless all who I have the great privilege to minister to...I hope that you might share in the thanksgiving pilgrimage next year? Do get in touch.

14th December, 3rd Sunday of Advent

GAUDETE! Solemn Mass at Hockley 10.30am Celebrant and Preacher: Fr. Jeff Woolnough

December 14th 2014 – Third Sunday in Advent One Who is Coming Readings Isaiah 61:1-2, 10-11 Luke 1:46-50, 53-54 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28
Advent Reflection for the 3rd Sunday by Dr. Scott Hahn
The mysterious figure of John the Baptist, introduced in last week’s readings, comes into sharper focus today. Who he is, we see in today’s Gospel, is best understood by who he isn’t. He is not Elijah returned from the heavens (see 2 Kings 2:11), although like him he dresses in the prophet’s attire (see Mark 1:6; 2 Kings 1:8) and preaches repentance and judgment (see 1 Kings 18:21; 2 Chronicles 21:12-15). Not Elijah in the flesh, John is nonetheless sent in the spirit and power of Elijah to fulfill his mission (see Luke 1:17; Malachi 3:23-24). Neither is John the prophet Moses foretold, although he is a kinsman and speaks God’s word (see Deuteronomy 18:15-19; John 6:14). Nor is …

Sunday 7th December

Second of Advent
Ordinariate 10.30am. Solemn Mass at HockleyCelebrant & preacher Fr. Bob White

Straighten the Path: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Second Sunday in Advent Readings:
Isaiah 40:1-59-11
Psalm 85:9-14
2 Peter 3:8-14
Mark 1:1-8 Our God is coming. The time of exile - the long separation of humankind from God due to sin - is about to end. This is the good news proclaimed in today’s liturgy. Isaiah in today’s First Reading promises Israel’s future release and return from captivity and exile. But as today’s Gospel shows, Israel’s historic deliverance was meant to herald an even greater saving act by God - the coming of Jesus to set Israel and all nations free from bondage to sin, to gather them up and carry them back to God. God sent an angel before Israel to lead them in their exodus towards the promised land (see Exodus 23:20). And He promised to send a messenger of the covenant, Elijah, to purify the people and turn their hearts to the Father before the day of the Lord (see Ma…