Showing posts from November, 2015

Sunday 29th November 2015

ADVENT SUNDAY 11am. Solemn Mass  at St John Fisher-Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission

Celebrant & Preacher: The Ordinary-The Rt. Rev.Keith Newton.

Heads Up: 
Scott Hahn Reflects on the First Sunday of AdventVisit:
Download Audio File Readings: Jeremiah 33:14-16 Psalm 25:4-5,8-10,14 1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2 Luke 21:25-2834-36 Every Advent, the Liturgy of the Word gives our sense of time a reorientation. There’s a deliberate tension in the next four weeks’ readings - between promise and fulfillment, expectation and deliverance, between looking forward and looking back. In today’s First Reading, the prophet Jeremiah focuses our gaze on the promise God made to David, some 1,000 years before Christ. God says through the prophet that He will fulfill this promise by raising up a “just shoot,” a righteous offspring of David, who will rule Israel in justice (see 2 Samuel 7:16Jeremiah 33:17Psalm 89:4-527-38). Today’s Psalm, too, sounds the theme of Israel’s ancie…

Sunday 22nd November

Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King 11am. Solemn Mass  concluding withBenediction at St. John Fisher Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission
Celebrant: Fr. Lee Bennett     Preacher: Deacon Richard Cerson

A Royal Truth: Scott Hahn Reflects 
on the Solemnity of Christ the King

Download Audio File Readings: Daniel 7:13-14 Psalm 93:1-2,5
Revelation 1:5-8 John 18:33-37 What’s the truth Jesus comes to bear witness to in this last Gospel of the Church’s year? It’s the truth that in Jesus, God keeps the promise He made to David - of an everlasting kingdom, of an heir who would be His Son, “the first born, highest of the kings of the earth” (see 2 Samuel 7:12-16Psalm 89:27-38). Today’s Second Reading, taken from the Book of Revelation, quotes these promises and celebrates Jesus as “the faithful witness.” The reading hearkens back to Isaiah’s prophecy that the Messiah would “witness to the peoples” …

Sunday 15th November 2015

33rd in Ordinary Time 11am Ordinariate Sung Mass at St John Fisher Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission Celebrant: Fr. Bob White

Scott Hahn reflects on this Sunday's Readings: Daniel 12:1-3 Psalm 16:5,8-11 Hebrews 10:11-14,18 Mark 13:24-32 In this, the second-to-the-last week of the Church year, Jesus has finally made it to Jerusalem. Near to His passion and death, He gives us a teaching of hope--telling us how it will be when He returns again in glory. Today’s Gospel is taken from the end of a long discourse in which He describes tribulations the likes of which haven’t been seen “since the beginning of God’s creation” (see Mark 13:9). He describes what amounts to a dissolution of God’s creation, a “devolution” of the world to its original state of formlessness and void. First, human community--nations and kingdoms--will break down (see Mark 13:7-8). Then the earth wi…

Sunday 8th November 2015

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 11am. Mass of Requiem for the War Dead at St John Fisher RC Church - home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission.
Celebrant: Fr. Lee Bennett - Preacher: Deacon Michael Halsall

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.