Showing posts from September, 2015

Sunday 27th September

26th in Ordinary Time 11am. Solemn Mass at St John Fisher RC Church  home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission Celebrant Fr. Jeff Woolnough

Do unto others..?
Dear friends, It has been fascinating to follow our Holy Father on his trip to the U.S.A. Pope Francis’ speech to the U.S. Congress was received very well and below is a brief summary of the contents… Pope Francis has told the US Congress that the US must see migrants as "persons" and not as "numbers". Speaking to a rare joint session, the Pope said immigrants should be treated "with the same passion and compassion with which we want to be treated". In the same address, the pontiff renewed his call for ending the death penalty, and for better treatment of the poor and disadvantaged. He was warmly greeted by 500 lawmakers, justices and officials. After entering the chamber to thunderous applause, he said the world is facing a refugee crisis of a magnitude not seen since World War Two, and noted the immense chal…

Sunday 20th September 2015

25th in Ordinary Time-16th after Trinity 11am. Sung Mass - The Southend Ordinariate Mission St John Fisher RC Church Manners Way Prittlewell  SS2 6PT
Celebrant Co-Pastor Fr. Jeff Woolnough

Servant of All: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary TimePlease visit my friend, Dr Scott Hahn's website:
Download Audio File Readings: Wisdom 2:12,17-20 Psalm 54:3-8 James 3:16-4:3 Mark 9:30-37  (see below "Finding Christ in the Psalms") In today's First Reading, it's like we have our ears pressed to the wall and can hear the murderous grumblings of the elders, chief priests and scribes - who last week Jesus predicted would torture and kill Him (see Mark 8:31;10:33-34). The liturgy invites us to see this passage from the Book of Wisdom as a prophecy of the Lord's Passion. We hear His enemies complain that "the Just One" has challenged their authority, reproached them for breaking the law of Moses, for betraying their training…

Sunday 13th September 2015

24th in Ordinary Time
11am Solemn Mass for the Southend Ordinariate Mission  at St John Fisher RC Church
2 Manners Way, Southend on Sea, Southend SS2 6PT
Celebrant: Fr. Jeff Woolnough

Thursday 24th September is our Feast Dayof Obligation- the Solemnity of Our Lady of Walsingham: Solemn Mass at St JohnFisher at 7.30pm. Please do your utmost to attend this mass! Michael Halsall’s Ordination to the Diaconate will be at St John Fisher Weds 30 September – 7.30pm.

Sung Angelus after the 11 am Solemn Mass at St John Fisher Sunday 6 September
Fr. Jeff writes…
Dear friends, Our first Sunday celebration of Mass together as the newly formed Southend Ordinariate Mission was, I ‘m sure you’ll agree, a wonderful and pivotal moment in our journey of full communion into the life of the Catholic Church! I was incredibly moved as the organ struck up the opening verse of the introit hymn and felt a great sense of privilege and thanksgiving as I censed the Altar.
The refreshments after mass enabled us to chat and t…

Sunday 6th September

23rd in Ordinary Time Southend Ordinariate Mission Solemn Mass 11am - St. John Fisher RC Church 2 Manners Way Southend SS2 6PT
Celebrant: Fr Jeff Woolnough
All are indeed welcome to attend our first Sunday Mass together as the newly formed Southend Mission served by Frs Jeff Woolnough and Lee Bennett Bob White and Deacon Richard Cerson.

Blessed John Henry Newman-Ora pro nobis.