Showing posts from May, 2017

Sunday 28th May 2017

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord  Holy Day of Obligation Saint Peter's Catholic Church SS9 4BX Home to the Southend Ordinariate Masses:   8.30 am         10.15am (Sung)       Evening 6pm 

Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia!
to his throne above the skies; Alleluia!
Christ, the Lamb for sinners given, Alleluia!
enters now the highest heaven! Alleluia!

Sunday 21st May 2017

Sixth Sunday of Easter Saint Peter's Catholic Church SS9 4BX Home to the Southend Ordinariate Masses 8.30 am 10.15am (Sung)  Evening 6pm
Alive in the Spirit: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Readings: Acts 8:5-814-17 Psalm 66:1-71620 1 Peter 3:15-18 John 14:15-21 Jesus will not leave us alone. He won't make us children of God in Baptism only to leave us "orphans," He assures us in today's Gospel (see Romans 8:14-17) . He asks the Father to give us His Spirit, to dwell with us and keep us united in the life He shares with the Father. We see the promised gift of His Spirit being conferred in today's First Reading. The scene from Acts apparently depicts a primitive Confirmation rite. Philip, one of the first deacons (see Acts 6:5), proclaims the Gospel in the non-Jewish city of Samaria. The Samaritans accept the Word of God (see Acts 17:111 Thessalonians 2:13) and are baptized. It remains for the Apostles to send their representatives, Peter and…

Sunday 7th May 2017

4th Sunday in Easter Pray for Vocations
Masses - 8.30am. 10.15am. Going Forth Mass - we welcome the First Holy Communion Children and their families   Evening Mass 6pm.

What Are We To Do? 
Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fourth Sunday of Easter
Readings: Acts 2:1436-41 Psalm 23:1-6 1 Peter 2:20-25 John 10:1-10 Easter's empty tomb is a call to conversion. By this tomb, we should know for certain that God has made Jesus both Lord and Messiah, as Peter preaches in today's First Reading. He is the "Lord," the divine Son that David foresaw at God's right hand (see Psalms 110:1,3132:10-11Acts 2:34). And He is the Messiah that God had promised to shepherd the scattered flock of the house of Israel (see Ezekiel 34:11-142337:24). As we hear in today's Gospel, Jesus is that Good Shepherd, sent to a people who were like sheep without a shepherd (see Mark 6:34Numbers 27:16-17). He calls not only to the children of Israel, but to all those far off from Him - to whomever the…