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Sunday 31st December 2017

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The Feast of The Holy Family Masses  8.30am    10.15am     6pm _______________________________________
St Peter's Catholic Church, Leigh on Sea EASTWOOD PARISH Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission
Our True Home: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Feast of the Holy FamilyDownload Audio FileReadings:
Sirach 3:2-6,12-14
Psalm 128:1-234-5
Colossians 3:12-21
Luke 2:22-40 Why did Jesus choose to become a baby born of a mother and father and to spend all but His last years living in an ordinary human family? In part, to reveal God’s plan to make all people live as one “holy family” in His Church (see 2 Corinthians 6:16-18). In the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, God reveals our true home. We’re to live as His children, “chosen ones, holy and beloved,” as the First Reading puts it. The family advice we hear in today’s readings – for mothers, fathers and children – is all solid and practical. Happy homes are the fruit of our faithfulness to the Lord, we sing in today’s Psalm. But the Liturgy …

Sunday 24th December

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Fourth Sunday of Advent Masses 6pm Saturday Vigil 23rd December Sunday 24th  8.30am    10.15am    _______________________________________
Christmas Mass Times St Peter's Catholic Church, Leigh on Sea EASTWOOD PARISH Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission

Christmas Eve  6pm Vigil Mass especially for families with young children

12 am Mass of Midnight and the Blessing of the Crib

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Christmas Day Monday 25th December

Mass of the Dawn 8.30am  Mass of the Day 10.15am

Octave daily Masses 9.30am



A joyful and Holy Christmas to you all!
from Frs Jeff, Bob, Michael & Deacon Richard

Sunday 3 December 2017

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First Sunday of Advent Masses  8.30am    10.15am     6pm _______________________________________
St Peter's Catholic Church, Leigh on Sea EASTWOOD PARISH Home to the Southend Ordinariate Mission

Watch for Him: Scott Hahn Reflects on the First Sunday of AdventDownload Audio FileReadings:
Isaiah 63:16-1719
Psalm 80:2-315-1618-19
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Mark 13:33-37 The new Church year begins with a plea for God’s visitation. “Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down,” the prophet Isaiah cries in today’s First Reading. In today’s Psalm, too, we hear the anguished voice of Israel, imploring God to look down from His heavenly throne – to save and shepherd His people. Today’s readings are relatively brief. Their language and “message” are deceptively simple. But we should take note of the serious mood and penitential aspect of the Liturgy today – as the people of Israel recognize their sinfulness, their failures to keep God’s covenant, their inability to save themselves. And in this Ad…