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St Martin's is a welcoming community in the Anglo-Catholic tradition of the Church of England. 

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This parish is committed to the safeguarding, care and
nurture of the children and people of all ages in our church community.
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is

Mrs. Yanina Iamarino. Tel: 07769035951

The parish Safeguarding Policy can be viewed here.

More information available here.

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THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
- 16th June 2024

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My Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Like a mustard seed, the Church grows - in a mysterious way. For our Lord and God is in control and it is He that invites all sorts and conditions of people to fellowship within it. Are we welcoming and open to those who step through the doors of our Church. SERVICES FOR THIS WEEK 16th June 2024 THIS SUNDAY - THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME. Parish High Mass at 10.00 am. 18th June TUESDAY Mass at 6.30 pm 19th June WEDNESDAY Lauds at 9.00 am. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 11.45 am. Mass at 12.15 pm. 20th June THURSDAY No Mass today. 21st June FRIDAY B.C.P. / English Missal Mass at 10.00 am. 22nd June SATURDAY Mass at 10.00 am. A Priest will be available for the arranging of Baptisms and Weddings and for Counsel and the Sacrament of Confession between 10.30 - 11.30 am. NEXT SUNDAY - THE TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Lauds (Morning Prayer) at 9.30 am. Parish High Mass at 10.00 am. TEA AND COFFEE IS AVAILABLE AFTER MASS ON SUNDAYS - DO JOIN US FOR FELLOWSHIP. PARISH NEWS HALF HOUR BIBLE STUDY GROUP meets after Sunday Mass and Coffee each week - Father Tunji leads us to reflect more closely at the Holy Scriptures, which are one of God’s most precious gifts to us. Bibles can be supplied. NEWS FROM THE BENEDICTINE COMMUNITY OF THE HOUSE OF INITIA NOVA Dear Family, I am pleased to announce that HIN has been recognized by the North American Episcopal Christian Communities. This is the last of the organizations in America recognizing our authenticity. Our introduction to NAECC now reads: HOUSE OF INITIA NOVA - House of New Beginings – 30 plus years in the Making! What are you looking for? Life seems to be one more thing to do – and feels less for it? Does life seem like one distraction after an other – and yet the end is never insight? Does one’s history keep you from becoming more? If any of these ring true, you may be the perfect inquirer into Religious Life. The House of Initia Nova is a Recognized Benedictine Episcopal Community / Order, opened to all who wish to be more tomorrow than you are today. If you are someone who desires a Contemplative life, God – You – Community; centered in prayer, dating back 1,500 plus years yet speaking to contemporary issues, this Benedictine House may be what you are looking for!! Members are found in the United States, England, Scotland, Cuba, Australia. For more information: houseofinitianova@org Motherhouse is in Ponce, Puerto Rico - working on being bi-lingual. The Chapel and Mona was recently blessed by Bishop Raphel L Morales Maldonado – Diocesan Abbot Michael-John Austin – Superior – tel:2816304842 CONFESSIONS - As well as Saturday mornings, the Sacrament of Confession can be celebrated 20 minutes before any of the Weekday Masses and immediately afterwards. Please speak to Father Victor, Father Ian or Father Tunji. REPOSITORY - CHURCH GIFT SHOP This is open before and after Mass on Sundays and weekdays selling a wide range of items from religious cards, rosaries, books, crucifixes and icons to mugs, fridge magnets, church diaries, pens and note books. Items can be seen in the glass case by the font at the back of church and in the glass case in the Vestry Hall. Please take a look. OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL takes place each and every Sunday. If you have children between the ages of 5 - 12 they will be most welcome from 10 am in the Vestry Hall. Hope to see you there. Sister Esther of Turvey Abbey, who is Fr. Victor’s spiritual director has asked us if we would advertise the following: ICON PAINTING COURSE 15-20th October, 2024 at Turvey Abbey, Turvey. Bedfordshire. MK43 8DE Telephone: 01234 883 308 For more information apply to the above address or email: esther.turvey@btinternet.com The course will consist of learning about icons, daily meditative reflection session on icons, some drawing exercises and actually painting an icon. Places are limited! Advise early booking! The cost is £250 for the course. Most materials are supplied too, but further details will be sent on request. IF YOU HAVE ANY PRAYERS or Mass intentions you would like me to offer at Mass or if would like someone added to our parish prayer list of the Sick or Departed. My contact details are as follows: Telephone: 07714190663 Email: Vicarstmartin@outlook.com I am also available in person during Surgery Hour on Saturday’s in Church between 10.30am - 11.30am. THE SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION AND RECONCILIATION is also available at this time. Please continue to remember the following in your prayers: For our Church community, that we may continue to grow into the likeness of Our Lord through worship, prayer and service. To offer thanks for the glorious Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, for our salvation and the gift and pledge of new and abundant life. For our Parish that we may emulate him in our faithfulness to the Gospel and its proclamation and to the care of our brothers and sisters in their need. For our Bishop Paul and all the Parishes that look to him in the See of Oswestry. For our Sunday School and for the children attending. That the gifts of the Holy Spirit may be ours so that we may grow our Parish and serve the people of Fenny and Bletchley more effectively. For the success of our ‘Growing Healthy Churches’ initiative. For the Children who attend our Sunday School. For a deepening of our faith and a greater commitment to Christ. For the strength to remain firm in our Christian faith and to give witness to it through our own example. For the people of Israel and Palestine and for an ending of the conflict there. For an end of war in the Ukraine and in Somalia and the re-establishment of Peace. That we may continue to remember, the needs of those so less fortunate than ourselves. For those at school, college or University, that they may be kept safe and well. For those who work, particularly those who have families or other dependents. For the Government, that in this time of rising costs we may see increased integrity within the world of politics. For peace to reign within our homes and amongst one another. For the elderly, housebound and those living in residential and nursing homes. For our Ambulance Service and for our other Emergency Service Staff and for Milton Keynes Hospital and all who work there. For Father Victor, Father Ian, Father Tunji and for all parish clergy as they seek to continue to make present in our midst the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass, the other Sacraments of Christ and offer continuing Pastoral care. For the Monastic Community of the House of Initia Nova of the Order of Saint Benedict and for its Motherhouse in Ponce, Puerto Rico. For it’s Abbot, Michael-John Austin, for all of the community and for those new to its life. For the Sick: For Luciano Moirano, Diane Hare, Derek Albert, Cecile Raven, Yvonne and Denis Simpson, Gary Ashby, Richard Lyons, Heather Burke, June Reid, Nicola Monaghan, Rosalio Eluna and Jean Holden. For the Departed: For all the recently departed and for William Gammage, Dorothy Kilsby, Leigh Wigg, Mabel Gammage, Etta Coombs, William Clarke and all whose Year’s Mind occurs at this time. Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord. And let Light Perpetual shine upon them. Blessings on you and your families. Father Victor (Brother Cuthbert)

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Daily Prayer

 

 

Join us in a period of stillness as we take time out of our lives and offer them back to God, asking Him to aid us in our lives and offering thanksgiving for His abundant goodness.

 

 

Prayers are said daily at Saint Martin’s at the following times:

Morning (Tuesday – Friday) : 9.00am

Evening (Tuesday – Friday) : 6.00pm

Spiritual Communion

and other Prayer Resources during this time of Coronavirus.

Spiritual Communion The Church ever reminds us that if one is unable to actually consume the consecrated body and blood of Our Lord due to extreme sickness or disability, or because we cannot presently come to church due to this Coronavirus pandemic, the desire is enough for God to grant all the benefits of communion. When being present at a celebration of the Eucharist is absolutely impossible, this act of prayer and meditation can provide the means by which you can associate yourself with the Eucharistic Action and open yourself to God’s grace and blessing. + In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.  Let the power of the Holy Spirit come upon me, O Lord, to mercifully cleanse my heart and defend me from all adversities; through Christ our Lord. Amen. The Epistle: Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door I will come in to you and eat with you and you with me. The Psalm: Psalm 23:5-6 You prepare a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me; you have anointed my head with oil, and my cup is running over. Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. The Gospel: John 15:5 I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me, you can do nothing. Act of Faith O my God, I firmly believe that you are one God in three Divine Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I believe in Jesus Christ, Your Son, who became man and died for our sins, and who will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because You have revealed them, who can neither deceive nor be deceived. Amen. Act of Hope O my God, trusting in Your infinite goodness and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Your grace, and life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer. Amen. Act of Love O my God, I love you above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because You are all-good and worthy of all my love. I love my neighbour as myself for love of You. I forgive all who have injured me, and I ask pardon of all whom I have injured. Amen. In your own words, pray for your own needs, for those on your heart, for the peace of the world, and for the Church. After offering these intercessions, continue with the Act of Contrition O God, I am very sorry that I have sinned against you and for all the wrongs I have done and the good I have not done. Especially I confess....Forgive me for Jesus’ sake, and grant me strength and wisdom to amend my life. Amen. The Act of Spiritual Reception In union, blessed Jesus, with the faithful gathered at every altar of your Church where your blessed Body and Blood are offered this day, (and remembering particularly my own parish and those worshiping there) I long to offer you praise and thanksgiving, for creation and all the blessings of this life, for the redemption won for us by your life, death, and resurrection, for the means of grace and the hope of glory. And particularly for the blessings given me....   I believe that you are truly present in the Holy Sacrament, and, since I cannot at this time receive communion, I pray you to come into my heart. I unite myself with you and embrace you with all my heart, my soul, and my mind. Let nothing separate me from you; let me serve you in this life until, by your grace, I come to your glorious kingdom and unending peace. Amen. Our Father... Come Lord Jesus, and dwell in my heart in the fullness of your strength; be my wisdom and guide me in right pathways; conform my life and actions to the image of your holiness; and, in the power of your gracious might, rule over every hostile power that threatens or disturbs the growth of your kingdom, who with the Father and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen. And may the peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep my heart and mind in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ my Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, + the Son and the Holy Spirit, be with me now and always. Amen.

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