Thursday, 29 January 2015

Sunday 1st February 2015 & Candlemass

 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
10.30 am Ordinariate Sung Mass
Celebrant & Preacher Fr. Bob White

Jesus teaching in the Synagogue

Monday 2nd February
The Presentation of the Lord

Nunc Dimittis
7.30pm. Sung Mass with ceremonies
St. Peter's Eastwood Celebrant & Preacher Fr. Jeff

Friday, 23 January 2015

Sunday 25th January 2015

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
10.30am Sung Mass at Hockley

Celebrant & Preacher: Fr. Jeff Woolnough Group Pastor

Following Him: Scott Hahn Reflects on the 

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

The calling of the brothers in today’s Gospel evokes Elisha’s commissioning by the prophet Elijah (see 1 Kings 19:19-21).
As Elijah comes upon Elisha working on his family’s farm, so Jesus sees the brothers working by the seaside. And as Elisha left his mother and father to follow Elijah, so the brothers leave their father to come after Jesus.
Jesus’ promise - to make them “fishers of men” - evokes Israel’s deepest hopes. The prophet Jeremiah announced a new exodus in which God would send “many fishermen” to restore the Israelites from exile, as once He brought them out of slavery in Egypt (see Jeremiah 16:14-16).
By Jesus’ cross and resurrection, this new exodus has begun (see Luke 9:31). And the apostles are the first of a new people of God, the Church - a new family, based not on blood ties, but on belief in Jesus and a desire to do the Father’s will (see John 1:12-13Matthew 12:46-50).
From now on, even our most important worldly concerns - family relations, occupations, and possessions - must be judged in light of the gospel, Paul says in today’s Epistle.
The first word of Jesus’ gospel - repent - means we must totally change our way of thinking and living, turning from evil, doing all for the love of God.
And we should be consoled by Nineveh’s repentance in today’s First Reading. Even the wicked Nineveh could repent at Jonah’s preaching. And in Jesus we have a greater than Jonah (see Matthew 12:41). We have God come as our savior, to show sinners the way, as we sing in today’s Psalm. This should give us hope - that loved ones who remain far from God will find compassion if they turn to Him.
But we, too, must continue along the path of repentance - striving daily to pattern our lives after His.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Sunday January 18th 2015

January 18th 2015 - Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ordinariate Sung Mass 10.30am
Celebrant & Preacher Fr. Bob White

Dr Scott Hahn sheds light on this Sunday's Readings at Mass

Listen Here!
Hearing the Call
1 Samuel 3:3-10,19
Psalm 40:2,4,7-10
1 Corinthians 6:13-15,17-20
John 1:35-42

In the call of Samuel and the first Apostles, today’s Readings shed light on our own calling to be followers of Christ.
Notice in the Gospel today that John’s disciples are prepared to hear God’s call. They are already looking for the Messiah, so they trust in John’s word and follow when he points out the Lamb of God walking by.
Samuel is also waiting on the Lord - sleeping near the Ark of the Covenant where God’s glory dwells, taking instruction from Eli, the high priest.
Samuel listened to God’s word and the Lord was with him. And Samuel, through his word, turned all Israel to the Lord (see 1 Samuel 3:21; 7:2-3). The disciples too, heard and followed - words we hear repeatedly in today’s Gospel. They stayed with the Lord and by their testimony brought others to the Lord.
These scenes from salvation history should give us strength to embrace God’s will and to follow His call in our lives.
God is constantly calling to each of us - personally, by name (see Isaiah 43:1; John 10:3). He wants us to seek Him in love, to long for His word (see Wisdom 6:11-12). We must desire always, as the apostles did, to stay where the Lord stays, to constantly seek His face (see Psalm 42:2).
For we are not our own, but belong to the Lord, as Paul says in today’s Epistle.
We must have ears open to obedience, and write His word within our hearts. We must trust in the Lord’s promise - that if we come to Him in faith, He will abide with us (see John 15:14; 14:21-23), and raise us by His power. And we must reflect in our lives the love He has shown us, so that others too may find the Messiah.
As we renew our vows of discipleship in this Eucharist, let us approach the altar singing the new song of today’s Psalm: “Behold I come . . . to do your will O God.”

Yours in Christ,

Scott Hahn, Ph.D.

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Friday, 9 January 2015

Sunday 11th January 2015

The Baptism of the Lord

12 noon Ordinariate Sung Mass with Baptisms 

+ Finlay Jude and + Noah Luke

Celebrant, Fr. Bob White. Preacher, Fr Jeff Woolnough

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Sunday 4th January 2015

The Epiphany of the Lord

10.30 am Solemn Mass at Hockley

Celebrant & Preacher, Fr. Bob White

6pm House Rosary at the kind invitation of Mrs Barbara Sanderson

The word “Epiphany” originates from the Greek word “epiphainen.” 
It is a verb that means "to shine upon," "to manifest," or "to make known."

Fr Jeff celebrates Masses at Eastwood 8.30 &10am Evening 6pm

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Sunday 28th December

The Holy Family
Ordinariate Mass at Hockley 10.30 am.

Celebrant & Preacher Fr. Jeff Woolnough

Masses at St. Peter's Eastwood: 8.30 & 10am Evening Mass 6pm.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

24th December

10pm at St. Pius X, Hockley, the Ordinariate celebrates The FirstMass of Christmas-Liturgy of Midnight. 

Celebrant & preacher, Fr. Bob White.

Fr Jeff celebrates the 6pm vigil and 12 am Midnight Mass at Eastwood. 
Christmas Day at Hockley 9am Diocesan Mass with  Fr Gerry Drummond
Christmas Day St. Peter's, Eastwood, 8.30 & 10am Masses with Fr Jeff
A Very Blessed Feast to you all !