Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends in christ 

Sacred Scripture teaches us that death was not part of God's original plan for mankind. It is a consequence of the sin of our first parents. Through His resurrection Christ demonstrated His power over death: God our Father, by raising Christ Your Son you conquered the power of death and open for us the way to eternal life. So prays the Church in the opening prayer of the Easter Mass. With His Resurrection Christ has robbed death of its sting. He has made His death an act of redemption. It is to Him and with Him and in Him that our bodies will rise again on the last day.

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time


Saturday 5.30pm Vigil Pearl Scaife, RIP (Anniv) (MI)
6.30pm–7.30pm Exposition & Confession

8.00am Mass Peter Herzog, RIP (Anniv) (JL)
9.30am Mass The People of the Parish
11.30am Mass The Dead of the Wars
5.30pm Vespers & Benediction

Monday 11 St Martin of Tours, Bp
9.00am Mass Paula Chandler, RIP (SR)

Tuesday 12 St Josaphat, Bp, M
9.00am Mass Jan Netherton, RIP (Anniv)

Wednesday 13 Feria
8.30am Mass Adrian Dann, RIP (SD)

Thursday 14 Feria
9.00am Mass Evelyn Shevket, RIP (Anniv) (MC)
5.00pm Body in Church Sybil Swann, RIP

Friday 15 St Albert the Great, Bp, D
2.00pm Requiem Mass Sybil Swann, RIP
8.00pm Sung Requiem Mass - Extraordinary Form - Holy Souls

Saturday 16 St Edmund of Abingdon (Rich), Bp      
10.00am Mass Kevin Power, RIP (Anniv) (MP)
10.30am-11.30am Exposition & Confession


Saturday 5.30pm Vigil Rene Bragard, RIP (Anniv) (RB)
6.30pm–7.30pm Exposition & Confession

8.00am Mass Richard Sparrow, RIP (Anniv) (MCS)
9.30am Mass Maureen Deekes, RIP (Anniv) (SR)
11.30am Mass The People of the Parish
5.30pm Vespers & Benediction

The Sacrament of Penance is available on request
Services from the church are live streamed

Parish Christmas Bazaar Sunday 1st December 8.30am to 1.30pm

Many thanks to all who have donated so far for the Church Bazaar on Sunday 

1st December. Please keep donating, we particularly need any unwanted, unused gifts and toiletries, bottles, craft items, bric-a-brac and good condition books. All can be left safely in the old baptistery at back of church.  We will also need, on the Saturday, any home made cake donations straight to the parish Centre! Many thanks for your support.

Sacred Heart Winter Night Shelter

This year’s homeless shelter will run in Sacred Heart Church Hall on Wednesdays from 4th December to 25th March 2020. If you wish to volunteer in whatever capacity, whether it be for an hour or to work the overnight shift, cook for 35 or work behind the scenes, please pick up a volunteer application form from the porch and return it to Sacred Heart Presbytery (418 Southchurch Road, Southend SS1 2QB) by Sunday 17th November. Whatever you choose to do, it is of equal importance and the shelter would fail without you. We look forward to receiving your form and working with you this winter, bringing the Gospel to life as we once again bear witness to our Lord's marvellous works. If you have any questions please speak to Liam Rand, ring 07952 954833 or   There is a meeting for volunteers in Sacred Heart Hall on Monday 11th November at 7pm.   Please come along if you want to volunteer or find out more.

Sea of Voices - Friday 22nd November 7 for 7.30pm

Sea of Voices Charity concert on in the Gilbert room of the Parish Centre. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. In aid of Serving the Homeless; the Winter Night Shelters and Southend Street Pastors. Ticket/programme £5 available after 9.30am Sunday Masses and at teas/coffees in the hall or contact Darrell or any of the choir members. Phone 07725686249

Lourdes Ladies Group

Meeting Thursday, 14th November at 10.30am. Please come and give support to our well known Parishioners, Paul and Diane Watts, who will be talking about the wonderful work of the Across Trust which helps the sick and disabled on Pilgrimage to Lourdes.  All women in the Parish are very welcome to come and also enjoy coffee, cake & some social time. Subs only £1.00 plus a Raffle.

Missio Red Box Holders

As we are approaching the end of the year, if you have not had your box opened in the last 12 months, would you please either give it to me personally or hand it in to the office, not later than 1st December.  Please take the Missio Calendar for 2020 from the back of the church. Please don’t forget to take your emptied boxes home.  Thank you. Joan Caunce (Secretary) 01268 757505.

Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Primary School

A member of the Assisi Catholic Trust.  Class Teacher (Year 1).  Fixed two-term contract until the end of the summer term 2020.  Our Lady of Ransom Catholic School is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly-motivated Year 1 teacher to join our friendly and dedicated team.  The post would suit an experienced or newly qualified teacher who is either a practising Catholic or willing to support the strong Catholic ethos of our school.  The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The appointment is subject to satisfactory references, medical and enhanced DBS checks.  Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged.  For more details please contact Mr. Parascandolo (Head Teacher) via the school office (01268 785741).  For an application form please visit the school website Closing date: Friday 22nd November 2019 (4pm) Interview date: w/c 25th November 2019.

Walsingham House at Abbotswick Volunteer Team 2020-21

We are currently looking for young adults aged 18+ either currently in year 13 or coming to the end of their degree or apprenticeship, who would like to take up a gap year opportunity like no other. You will live alongside 9 other people your age at our beautiful house in the countryside and lead retreats for over 7000 young people, from ages 10-18 and help them engage with their faith in a new way. Over the year you will develop communication and public speaking skills whilst growing in faith and friendship. Accommodation, food and two trips abroad are all included. To see more of what we do please visit and regarding an application, please contact

Journey of Faith (RCIA)

A series of informal talks, designed to give an insight into the teachings and traditions of the Catholic church, continues on Monday 11th November at 8pm in the Parish Centre with Journey of Faith (The Story of Salvation - Creation Fall & Redemption).  You are welcome to attend some or all of these talks; if you would like more information please speak to Fr Kevin.

Dates for your Diary

Monday 11th November Journey of Faith 8pm
Thursday 7th November Annual Parish Requiem 8pm
Sunday 10th November Blessing of Graves, 3pm (Sutton Road)
Thursday 28th November Forty Hours Prayer 7pm
Sunday 1st December Christmas Bazaar - after 8am Mass
Friday 13th December Serving the Homeless Carol Concert 7.30pm
Saturdays 16th & 23rd May First Holy Communions - 10.30am
1st Thursday of every month Meeting of Parish Evangelisation Team 8pm

Please Pray for the Repose of the Souls of

Lynn Gopee, RIP who died on Friday 25th October. Her Requiem Mass will be held on Wednesday 27th November at 11am, followed by committal at Southend Crematorium.

Sybil Swann, RIP who died on Monday 21st October. Her Body will be received into the Church on Thursday 14th November at 5pm. Her Requiem Mass will be held on Friday 15th November at 2pm, followed by committal at Southend Crematorium.

John Butler, RIP who died on Tuesday 29th October.  His Body will be received into the Church on Sunday 24th November at 6.15pm. His Requiem Mass will be held on Monday 25th November at 10am, followed by committal at Sutton Road Cemetery.

Pauline Godfrey, RIP who died on Wednesday, 30th October.  Her Body will be received into the Church on Thursday 21st November at 5pm. Her Requiem Mass will be held on Friday 22nd November at 2pm, followed by committal at Southend Crematorium.

Patrick Breslin, RIP who died Tuesday 29th October.  Funeral details to follow.

We Pray for our Sick

Ian Irwin, Sylvia Clancy, Vita D’Souza, Patricia Vanner, Amy Louise Fox, Sarah Savage, Bill O’Connell, Sheena Reeves, Janet Weale, Charlotte O’Neil, Ella Williams, David Kislingbury, Mark Shepherd, Eileen Bines, Frank Bramley, Mark Hartley, Austin Butler, Paul Keane, John Lavery,Christine Robinson, Rosemary Bragard, Maureen Gooding, Dympna Addecott, Pat Lynch, Christian Ryan, Mike Rubbert, Tina Doveaston, Addi Brady, Ben Wilson, Patricia Fleming, Nicky Wigmore, Rose Craft,Nan Carrit, Eileen Wilson, Patricia Spikin, Sandra Fagan, Edna Wallace, Beryl Dixon, Nick Evans, Vicky Jack, Mary Boyce, Kristin Hallenga, Anne O’Neill, Cheryl Shallis, Anthony McEvoy, Justin Stark, Sheila Netherton, David Blyth, Janet Woods, Lynne Hilkene, June Moncaster, Laura & Anne Breen, Breda Lynch, Maria Clark, Roy Widdecombe, Johanna Lynch, Anthony King, Chas Taylor, Norma McCleverty, Belinda Balazsi, Johnnie Pool, Edward Martin, Joanna Luciani, Pauline Wilsher, Simon Marshall, Kriston Barnes, Hugh Isaacs, Josephine Griggs, Colleen Worley, Dawn Deleigh, Lorraine Hart, Linda Dean, Wyn McCafferty, Antonella McConalogue, Eddie McConalogue, Sharon Levill, Georgina Cornwell, Annie Holland, Ivor & Joanne Knight, Brian Beresford, Rebecca Peake, Connor Bourke, Mattia Mollica, Bernadette Lane, Irena Solecki, Ianto Bellis, Doreen Troughton, Marguerite Harris, Andrew Exley, Richard Collins, Elizabeth McConalogue, Kean Smith, Keith Maliff & children Thomas Ball, Liam Davis, Connie Price, Albert Chambers, Fergus Grant, Mary Isherwood, Lucy Price & Frazer Gregory.

Please Pray for the Dead on their Anniversaries

Canon Denis Petry, Fr Terence Howes, Fr James Allis, Fr Edwin Sheehan, OFM, Dorothy Stuart, Sydney Hamblon, Thomas Horner, Dr Gerry Leyden, Marie Daniels, Sidney Hempstead, Pearl Scaife, Lucy Tombleson, Joan Lucey, Donald Galvin, Eileen Stanshall, Anne Britt, Joan Read, Albert Rogers, Janet Conway, John Owen, John Cavanagh, Jack O’Riordan, Vincent Kelly, John O’Neill, Kathleen McIlwee, Richard Sparrow, Louisa Hurst, Sydney Pullen, Myriad Hubbard, Mary Capon, John Cousins, Ethel Donnison, Luciana Gruti, Edna Hutchings & Edith McCouat. 

May their Souls & the Souls of all the Faithful Departed rest in peace.