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SUNDAY 19th JULY 2015
16th in Ordinary Time + Sunday 19th July
10.30am. Ordinariate Sung Mass at Hockley
Celebrant: Fr. Bob White
1.30pm Pimms on the Lawn at the Dyson's Hullbridge
See Celia for Tickets £6 pp.
One Flock: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
As the Twelve return from their first missionary journey in today's Gospel, our readings continue to reflect on the authority and mission of the Church.
Jeremiah says in the First Reading that Israel's leaders, through godlessness and fanciful teachings, had mislead and scattered God's people. He promises God will send a shepherd, a king and son of David, to gather the lost sheep and appoint for them new shepherds (see Ezekiel 34:23).
The crowd gathering on the green grass (see Mark 6:39) in today's Gospel is the start of the remnant that Jeremiah promised would be brought back to the meadow of Israel. The people seem to sense that Jesus is the Lord, the good shepherd (see John 10:11), the king they've been waiting for (see Hosea 3:1-5).
Jesus is moved to pity, seeing them as sheep without a shepherd. This phrase was used by Moses to describe Israel's need for a shepherd to succeed him (seeNumbers 27:17). And as Moses appointed Joshua, Jesus appointed the Twelve to continue shepherding His people on earth.
Jesus had said there were other sheep who did not belong to Israel's fold, but would hear His voice and be joined to the one flock of the one shepherd (seeJohn 10:16). In God's plan, the Church is to seek out first the lost sheep of the house of Israel, and then to bring all nations into the fold (see Acts 13:36;Romans 1:16).
Paul, too, in today's Epistle, sees the Church as a new creation, in which those nations who were once far off from God are joined as "one new person" with the children of Israel.
As we sing in today's Psalm, through the Church, the Lord, our good shepherd, still leads people to the verdant pastures of the kingdom, to the restful waters of baptism; He still anoints with the oil of confirmation, and spreads the Eucharistic table before all people, filling their cups to overflowing.
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
Saint Peter's -Eastwood Catholic Parish SS9 4BXHome to the Southend Ordinariate MissionDIVINE MERCYSUNDAY- 2nd of Easter Masses 8.30am Sung at 10.15am Evening 6pm Divine Mercy Devotions at Our Lady of Lourdes church, Leigh on Sea -2.30pm. April 23rd 2017 is Divine Mercy Sunday. We are welcome to join our brothers and sisters at Our
Lady of Lourdes church for this day’s beautiful devotions beginning at 2.30pm. Saint
John Paul II designated the Second Sunday after Easter
as “Divine Mercy Sunday.” The title is rooted in the apparitions and locutions
of Jesus to a Polish nun named St. (Sister) Maria Faustina who lived from 1905
to 1938. Jesus revealed to her his great desire to show mercy to all humanity,
a mercy especially tied to the traditional hour of his death, the three o’clock
hour. The devotion has an image of Jesus described from Sr. Faustina’s
apparition depicting blue and red rays of light emanating from the side of Christ.
They represent his mercy shown in the blood and wate…