Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Message from our Bishop

My dear Parishioners of Leigh-on-Sea,

As you begin your week of Parish Mission, I would like to assure you of my particular spiritual closeness during these days.  I ask especially that the Holy spirit will inspire all of you through the preaching and teaching of Fr Hugh Allan & Fr Stephen Morrison.  I hope that one of the fruits of the Mission will be a renewal of Faith which will lead you all to be more vibrant and enthusiastic Missionary Disciples of Jesus Christ.  I assure you of my prayers and impart my blessing to all of you, Clergy and Faithful of the Parish of our Lady of Lourdes & St Joseph.

Yours in Christ & Mary
+Rt Rev Alan Williams, sm
Bishop of Brentwood


Dear friends in Christ

This weekend we begin our Parish Mission!  Having prepared these last months through prayer, we welcome Fathers Hugh Allan and Stephen Morrison who will guide us through these days of prayer and spiritual renewal. Fr Hugh & Fr Stephen - Norbertine Canons from the Priory in Chelmsford - are good friends of the Parish: Fr Hugh (who is the Titular Abbot of Beeleigh and Apostolic Administrator of the Falkland Islands et al) preached for my thirtieth anniversary of Ordination) and Fr Stephen (who has family members in our Parish) preached earlier this year for the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. I hope they will enjoy the week with us and help us together grow in our love and devotion to Jesus Christ and His Church. May God bless us all in these days of Parish Mission!

Msgr Kevin Hale ✚ 01702 478078
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