Showing posts from May, 2016

Sunday 29th May 2016

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ - Corpus Christi Sunday 11 am. Sung Mass concluding with Benediction   Southend Ordinariate Mission at St John Fisher Catholic Church Celebrant: Fr. Lee Bennett Let us adore forever the Most Holy Sacrament

Sunday 22 May 2016

The Most Holy Trinity 11am Sung Concelebrated Mass at St John Fisher Catholic Church Celebrant: Fr. Michael Halsall
Firmly I believe and truly, God is three and God is One...

Saturday 14th May St Matthias, Apostle

ORDINATION of DEACON MICHAEL HALSALL  to the SACRED PRIESTHOOD + Saint Peter Catholic Church, Eastwood, Leigh on Sea, SS9 4BX 12 noon Angelus and Ordination Mass followed by a reception in the New Mazenod Hall

Ordination at the hands of The Bishop of Brentwood
 in the presence of  The Ordinary of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

Sunday 8th May

The Ascension of the Lord 11am. Sung Mass at St. John Fisher Catholic Church Celebrant: Fr. Bob White

Dr Scott Hahn's Reflection
In today’s first reading, St. Luke gives the surprising news that there is more of the story to be told. The story did not end with the empty tomb, or with Jesus’ appearances to the Apostles over the course of forty days. Jesus’ saving work will have a liturgical consummation. He is the great high priest, and he has still to ascend to the heavenly Jerusalem, there to celebrate the feast in the true Holy of Holies. Indeed, his intercession will lead to the Holy Spirit’s descent in fire upon the Church. Luke spells out that promise in the first reading for the feast of the Ascension: “in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit” (Acts 1:5). Ascension is the preliminary feast that directs the Church’s attention forward to Pentecost. On that day, salvation will be complete; for salvation is not simply expiation for sins (that would be wonder enough)…