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Church Clean 2021
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
This week our readings remind us of the fact that God has mastery over all His creation. Yet this should not cause us to live in fear of Him, but instead should be a cause of reassurance in us. When we are bewildered or afraid we need to remember that as God permeates all of His creation, so He is ever at our side. And when we experience alarm or fear we need to take to heart those words uttered by Our Lord in this Sunday’s Gospel: “Quiet now! Be calm!”.
THIS WEEK AT SAINT MARTIN’S
SUNDAY - 20th June
8.00 am Low Mass
10.00 am PARISH MASS FOR THE 12th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
7.00 pm Low Mass
11.45 am Eucharistic Adoration
12.15 pm Low Mass
10.00 am Low Mass
10.00 am Low Mass (B.C.P.)
10.00 am Low Mass
SUNDAY- 27th June
8.00 am Low Mass
10.00 am PARISH MASS FOR THE 13th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
THIS WEEK’S SUNDAY WILL BE BROADCAST.
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THIS WEDNESDAYS MASS WILL BE BROADCAST
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Now that the National situation is rapidly stabilising, we would like to return to offering tea and coffee once more after the Parish Mass (albeit with disposable cups). We therefore need volunteers to help serving in the kitchen and to wipe down the tables afterwards. Could we have a few volunteers please? Ideally we would like to look at getting things up and running by the end of this month.
FENNY POPPERS FESTIVAL - Sunday 15th August 2021
INDEED IT IS TAKING PLACE
Advanced notice that we will need bottles, alcoholic and otherwise for our Bottle Tombola and prizes for our Raffle.
There will be a crate located in the Vestry Hall for items donated.
We also need firm pledges of support from
Individual church members to man the various stalls on the day.
We would also welcome ideas as to new and different stalls that we could run.
This is our parish’s major fund raising event which after the year we have had is desperately needed. So please be generous with your time and commitment.
IF YOU WISH TO MAKE A DONATION TOWARDS THE COST OF THE FORTHCOMING CHURCH REPAIRS.
CHEQUES CAN BE MADE PAYABLE TO:
Saint Martin’s P. C. C. No. 1 A/c
MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR CONTINUED GENEROSITY.
PLEASE don’t forget to contact me if you have any prayer requests 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: 01908 372825
I am also available in person during Surgery Hour on Saturday’s in Church between 10.30am - 12 noon.
THE SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION AND RECONCILIATION is also available at this time.
Please continue to remember the following in your prayers:
For the repose of the soul of Brother Peter Urrutia of the House of Initia Nova OSB who returned to the Lord suddenly this last week.
In thanksgiving for the Solemn Profession of Dom John-Aelred Lane Within the House of Initia Nova community.
For Ross Stephen Copley as he prepares for his Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood this Peter-tide.
For the continuing process of opening up society once more and for a continued drop in the rate of Covid infections and in the number of hospitalised victims.
For the continued rapid dissemination of the Vaccines for Covid 19 and for all working for this end.
Those who have found themselves out of work, particularly those who have families or other dependents.
For the Government as they seek to rebuild after these very difficult months.
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 Bishop Jonathan, for Father Victor, Father Ian and Father John 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 Genesis Abbey, the Mother House of the Monastic Community of the House of Initia Nova of the Order of Saint Benedict. For it’s Abbot, Michael-John Austin, the community and for those new to its life.
For the Sick:
For Abbot Michael-John, Amie Reed, Paul Ward, Jean Holden, Peter White, Roger D’Elia, Norman Kent, Denis & Yvonne Simpson, David Lingham, Sandra Walduck, Eugenius Yung and Doris Weatherley.
For the Departed:
For Brother Peter Urrutia of the House of Initia Nova OSB, for Jacinta Lusamukha and all the recently departed and for all those who have died of Covid 19.
We pray too for all whose years mind falls at this time. We remember Mabel Gammage, Etta Coombs, William Clarke, Nellie Bodsworth, Michael Wilderspin and Sarah Wilderspin. Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord.
And let Light Perpetual shine upon them.
May God bless and keep you.
Congratulations to Dom John-Aelred Lane on his Solemn Profession as a monk of our Community of the House of Initia Initia Nova on Thursday night. Dom John-Aelred is presently serving as the Parish Priest of the parish of All Saints, Twickenham.
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
and other Prayer Resources during this time of Coronavirus.
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.
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.