Showing posts from February, 2017

Sunday 26th February 2017

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time The Parish Visitation by the Bishop of Brentwood The Parish of Eastwood Saint Peter's is served by Clergy of the Ordinariate Masses at 8.30am-Bishop Alan 10.15am Bishop Alan Confirms at this Mass  followed by buffet in the hall. Evening mass said by the staff of the parish at 6pm. Do Not Be Anxious: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Download Audio File Isaiah 49:14–15
Psalm 62:2–3, 6–9
1 Corinthians 4:1–5
Matthew 6:24–24
We are by nature prone to be anxious and troubled about many things.
In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus confronts us with our most common fears. We are anxious mostly about how we will meet our material needs—for food and drink; for clothing; for security for tomorrow.
Yet in seeking security and comfort, we may unwittingly be handing ourselves over to servitude to “mammon,” Jesus warns. “Mammon” is an Aramaic word that refers to money or possessions.
Jesus is not condemning wealth. Nor is he saying that we shouldn’t work to earn …

Sunday 19th February 2017

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time Masses at 8.30am 10.15am-Sung and Evening 6pm St. Peter's Catholic Church SS9 4BX Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission
Holy as God: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary TimeDownload Audio File Leviticus 19:1–217–18 Psalm 103:1–481012–13 1 Corinthians 3:16–23 Matthew 5:38–48 We are called to the holiness of God. That is the extraordinary claim made in both the First Reading and Gospel this Sunday. Yet how is it possible that we can be perfect as our Father in heaven is perfect? Jesus explains that we must be imitators of God as his beloved children (Eph. 5:1–2). As God does, we must love without limit—with a love that does not distinguish between friend and foe, overcoming evil with good (see Rom. 12:21). Jesus himself, in his Passion and death, gave us the perfect example of the love that we are called to. He offered no resistance to the evil—even though he could have commanded twelve legions of angels to fight alongside him. He off…

Sunday 12th February

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Masses 8.30am   10.15 am Sung  & 6pm Evening St Peter's Catholic Church, Eastwood Parish, Leigh on Sea, SS9 4BX Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission Affair of the Heart: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Timehttps://stpaulcenter.comDownload Audio File Sirach 15:15–20
Psalm 119:1–2, 4–5, 17–18, 33–34
1 Corinthians 2:6–10
Matthew 5:17–37
Jesus tells us in the Gospel this week that he has come not to abolish but to “fulfill” the Law of Moses and the teachings of the prophets.
His Gospel reveals the deeper meaning and purpose of the Ten Commandments and the moral Law of the Old Testament. But his Gospel also transcends the Law. He demands a morality far greater than that accomplished by the most pious of Jews, the scribes and Pharisees.
Outward observance of the Law is not enough. It is not enough that we do not murder, commit adultery, divorce, or lie.
The law of the new covenant is a law that God writes on the heart (see Jer. 31:31–34). T…

Sunday 5th February 2017

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time We welcome our Ordinary, Monsignor Keith Newton, who will be presiding andpreaching at the 10.15 am Sung Mass also - Masses at 8.30am and 6pm. Light Breaking Forth:Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time                                                    Please visit: Download Audio File Isaiah 58:7-10
Psalm 112:4-9
1 Corinthians 2:1-5
Matthew 5:13-16
Jesus came among us as light to scatter the darkness of a fallen world.
As his disciples, we too are called to be “the light of the world,” he tells us in the Gospel this Sunday (see John 1:4–4, 9; 8:12; 9:5).
All three images that Jesus uses to describe the Church are associated with the identity and vocation of Israel.
God forever aligned his Kingdom with the Kingdom of David and his sons by a “covenant of salt,” salt being a sign of permanence and purity (see 2 Chron. 13:5, 8; Lev. 2:13; Ezek. 43:24).
Jerusalem was to be a city set on a hill, high above all others, drawing a…