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Sunday 31st July 2016

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time 10:15am Sung Concelebrated Mass at St. Peter's Eastwood Parish Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission Celebrant. Fr. Jeff Woolnough-Parish Priest & Group Pastor   The Fool’s Vanity:   Scott Hahn Reflects on the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Download Audio File Readings:
Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23
Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9
Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11
Luke 12:13-21
Trust in God—as the Rock of our salvation, as the Lord who made us His chosen people, as our shepherd and guide. This should be the mark of our following of Jesus.
Like the Israelites we recall in this week's Psalm, we have made an exodus, passing through the waters of Baptism, freeing us from our bondage to sin. We too are on a pilgrimage to a promised homeland, the Lord in our midst, feeding us heavenly bread, giving us living waters to drink (see 1 Corinthians 10:1-4).
We must take care to guard against the folly that befell the Israelites, that led them to quarrel and test God's goodness at Merib…

Sunday 31st July 2016

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time 10:15am Sung Concelebrated Mass at St. Peter's,
 Eastwood Parish Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission Celebrant. Fr. Jeff Woolnough-Parish Priest & Group Pastor   The Fool’s Vanity:   Scott Hahn Reflects on the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Download Audio File Readings:
Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23
Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9
Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11
Luke 12:13-21
Trust in God—as the Rock of our salvation, as the Lord who made us His chosen people, as our shepherd and guide. This should be the mark of our following of Jesus.
Like the Israelites we recall in this week's Psalm, we have made an exodus, passing through the waters of Baptism, freeing us from our bondage to sin. We too are on a pilgrimage to a promised homeland, the Lord in our midst, feeding us heavenly bread, giving us living waters to drink (see 1 Corinthians 10:1-4).
We must take care to guard against the folly that befell the Israelites, that led them to quarrel and test God's goodness at Meri…

Sunday 24th July 2016

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time 10.15 am. Sung Concelebrated Mass at St. Peter's, Eastwood. Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission Principal Celebrant Fr. Jeff Woolnough Sunday Masses 8.30am 10.15 am 6pm Asked and Answered:Scott Hahn's Biblical Reflection https://stpaulcenter.com/reflections/asked-and-answered-scott-hahn-reflects-on-the-17th-sunday-in-ordinary-time Download Audio File Readings:
Genesis 18:20-32
Psalm 138:1-3, 6-8
Colossians 2:12-14
Luke 11:1-13
Though we be "but dust and ashes," we can presume to draw near and speak boldly to our Lord, as Abraham dares in this week’s First Reading.
But even Abraham—the friend of God (see Isaiah 41:8), our father in the faith (see Romans 4:12)—did not know the intimacy that we know as children of Abraham, heirs of the blessings promised to his descendants (see Galatians 3:7,29).
The mystery of prayer, as Jesus reveals to His disciples in this week’s Gospel, is the living relationship of beloved sons and daughters with their heaven…

Sunday 17th July 2016

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time 10:15am Sung Concelebrated Mass at St. Peter's, Eastwood. Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission Waiting on the Lord: Scott Hahn Reflects on the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Timehttps://stpaulcenter.com/reflections Download Audio File
Readings:
Genesis 18:1-10
Psalm 15:2-5
Colossians 1:24-28
Luke 10:38-42
God wants to dwell with each of us personally, intimately—as the mysterious guests once visited Abraham's tent, as Jesus once entered the home of Mary and Martha.
By his hospitality in this week’s First Reading, Abraham shows us how we are to welcome the Lord into our lives. His selfless service of his divine guests (see Hebrews 13:1) stands in contrast to the portrait of Martha drawn in this week’s Gospel.
Where Abraham is concerned only for the well-being of his guests, Martha speaks only of herself—"Do you not care that my sister has left me by myself...Tell her to help me." Jesus' gentle rebuke reminds us that we risk missing the divine in th…

Sunday 10th July 2016

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time 10.15am Sung Mass at Saint Peter's Celebrant Fr. Michael Halsall - Preacher Deacon Richard Cerson Eastwood Parish, Leigh on Sea SS9 4BX Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission Said Masses at 8.30am & 6pm. Scott Hahn Reflects on the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Timehttps://stpaulcenter.com/reflections/what-we-must-do-scott-hahn-reflects-on-the-15th-sunday-in-ordinary-time Download Audio File Readings:
Deuteronomy 30:10-14
Psalm 69:14, 17, 30-31, 33-34, 36-37
Colossians 1:15-20
Luke 10:25-37
We are to love God and our neighbor with all the strength of our being, as the scholar of the Law answers Jesus in this week’s Gospel.
This command is nothing remote or mysterious—it's already written in our hearts, in the book of sacred Scripture. "You have only to carry it out," Moses says in this week’s First Reading.
Jesus tells His interrogator the same thing: "Do this and you will live."
The scholar, however, wants to know where he can draw the line…

Sunday 3rd July 2016

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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time 10.15am. Sung Concelebrated Mass at Saint Peter's Catholic Church , Eastwood Parish, Leigh on Sea SS9 4BX Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission The Grotto at Saint Peter's Parish https://stpaulcenter.com/reflections/harvest-time-scott-hahn-reflects-on-the-14th-sunday-in-ordinary-time    Scott Hahn Reflects on the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Download Audio File Readings:
Isaiah 66:10-14
Psalm 66:1-7,16,20
Galatians 6:14-18
Luke 10:1-12, 17-20
Jesus has a vision in this week’s Gospel—Satan falling like lightning from the sky, the enemy vanquished by the missionary preaching of His Church. 
Sent out by Jesus to begin gathering the nations into the harvest of divine judgment (see Isaiah 27:12-13; Joel 4:13), the 70 are a sign of the continuing mission of the Church.
Carrying out the work of the 70, the Church proclaims the coming of God's kingdom, offers His blessings of peace and mercy to every household on earth—"every town and place He intended to…