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Sunday 26th November 2017

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Our Lord Jesus Christ The King Masses  8.30am    10.15am concluding with Benediction     6pm _______________________________________
St Peter's Catholic Church, Leigh on Sea EASTWOOD PARISH Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission

When the End Comes: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Solemnity of Christ the KingDownload Audio FileReadings:
Ezekiel 34:11-1215-17
Psalm 23:1-35-6
1 Corinthians 15:20-2628
Matthew 25:31-46 Many saints and Church leaders have seen a connection between Christ’s words in the Gospel for the Solemnity of Christ the King (see Matthew 25:31-43) and His promise to be present in the Eucharist (see Matthew 26:26-29Mark 14:22-25Luke 22:15-20). For instance, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta used to say of her work with the destitute: “In Holy Communion we have Christ under the appearance of bread. In our work we find Him under the appearance of flesh and blood. It is the same Christ. ‘I was hungry, I was naked, I was sick, I was homeless.'”

Sunday 19th November 2017

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33 rdSunday in Ordinary Time Masses  8.30am    10.15am     6pm _______________________________________
St Peter's Catholic Church, Leigh on Sea EASTWOOD PARISH Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission

Settling Accounts:Scott Hahn Reflects on the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Download Audio FileReadings:
Proverbs 31:10-1319-2030-31
Psalm 128:1-5
1 Thessalonians 5:1-6
Matthew 25:14-30 The day of the Lord is coming, Paul warns in today’s Epistle. What matters isn’t the time or the season, but what the Lord finds us doing with the new life, the graces He has given to us. This is at the heart of Jesus’ parable in today’s Gospel. Jesus is the Master. Having died, risen, and ascended into heaven, He appears to have gone away for a long time. By our baptism, He has entrusted to each of us a portion of His “possessions,” a share in His divine life (see 2 Peter 1:4). He has given us talents and responsibilities, according to the measure of our faith (see Romans 12:3,8).

Remembrance Sunday 12 November 2017

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32 nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Masses  8.30am    10.15am - of Requiem     6pm
'We Will Remember them' _______________________________________
St Peter's Catholic Church, Leigh on Sea SS9 4BX EASTWOOD PARISH Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission



Members of the Wedding: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary TimeDownload Audio FileReadings:
Wisdom 6:12-16
Psalm 63:2-8
1 Thessalonians 4:13-17
Matthew 25:1-13 According to marriage customs of Jesus’ day, a bride was first “betrothed” to her husband but continued for a time to live with her family. Then, at the appointed hour, some months later, the groom would come to claim her, leading her family and bridal party to the wedding feast that would celebrate and inaugurate their new life together. This is the background to the parable of the last judgment we hear in today’s Gospel. In the parable’s symbolism, Jesus is the Bridegroom (see Mark 2:19). In this, He fulfills God’s ancient promise to join himself forever to…

Sunday 5th November 2017

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31stSunday in Ordinary Time Masses  8.30am    10.15am     6pm We welcome Fr Lee Bennett as Principal Celebrant at the 10.15am Mass _______________________________________
St Peter's Catholic Church, Leigh on Sea SS9 4BX EASTWOOD PARISH Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission




Calling the Fathers: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary TimeDownload Audio FileReadings:
Malachi 1:14-2:28-10
Psalm 131:1-3
1 Thessalonians 2:7-913
Matthew 23:1-12 Though they were Moses’ successors, the Pharisees and scribes exalted themselves, made their mastery of the law a badge of social privilege. Worse, they had lorded the law over the people (see Matthew 20:25). Like the priests Malachi condemns in today’s First Reading, they caused many to falter and be closed off from God. In a word, Israel’s leaders failed to be good spiritual fathers of God’s people. Moses was a humble father-figure, preaching the law but also practicing it – interceding and begging God’s mercy and forgiveness of…