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St Martin's is a welcoming community in the Anglo-Catholic tradition of the Church of England.
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: 07468319665
May 14th 2022
Alleluia! Christ is risen. He had risen indeed. Alleluia!
My Dear Friends
Just remember that our faith in the presence of the risen Lord among us is but a foretaste of His eternal presence with His people in His heavenly kingdom. We see Him now through the veil of His sacraments, His Word and through the ongoing life of His Church. One day, if we are faithful, we shall see Him face to face.
SERVICES FOR THE WEEK 15th - 21st May
Sunday - 15th May 2022
Sung Parish Mass at 10.00 am
Tuesday – Mass at 7.00 pm
Wednesday – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 11.45 am
Mass at 12.15 pm
Thursday - No Mass today
Friday - BCP / English Missal Mass at 10.00 am
Saturday - Mass at 10.00 am
SUNDAY MASS ON THE 15th WILL BE BROADCAST BUT NOT ON THE 22nd. Tune in via our Parish Facebook page.
TO TUNE IN VIA FACEBOOK TO JOIN IN OUR WORSHIP PLEASE OPEN THE FACEBOOK APP ON YOUR PHONE OR DEVICE AND SEARCH FOR:
“St Martin’s Parish Church, Fenny Stratford."
TEA AND COFFEE IS SERVED AFTER MASS ON SUNDAYS - DO JOIN US FOR FELLOWSHIP.
THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE
This will be a wonderful opportunity to thank God for the tireless service our Queen has given to our nation over these last 70 years. During Mass on the 5th June we will offer prayers for her and for our nation in thanksgiving and afterwards celebrate with a bring and share lunch, hopefully outside if the weather is good.
A list will be placed on the table at the back of church for donations of food and can we have offers of help to decorate the church and vestry hall appropriately???
BENEDICTINE STUDY GROUP
After discussion there seems to be a continuing interest in restarting this Study Group in its ongoing reflection on the book “Saint Benedict’s Toolbox” and in the practice of Lectio as prayer. The first meeting will take place on Tuesday 7th June at 7pm at the Vicarage. All are welcome.
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: 01908 372825
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:
In thanksgiving for the faithful service to this nation and its people of Elizabeth our Queen for over 70 years
For a joyful and devout keeping of Eastertide, that it may be a time of spiritual growth as we walk with Christ in His Glorious Resurrection.
The strength to witness more diligently to our Christian faith.
For an end of war in the Ukraine and in Somalia and the Reestablishment of Peace.
That we may always remember, the needs of those so less fortunate than ourselves.
For a Holy and Pastoral man to be appointed soon as our new Bishop in succession to Bishop Jonathan Goodall.
For those at school, college or University, that they may be kept safe and well.
That society may now heal from the Covid pandemic and return to normal.
For those who work, particularly those who have families or other dependents.
For the Government, that integrity may return to politics, that Covid mandates may come to an end and that they may continue to rebuild after these very difficult two years.
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 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 the Monastic Community of the House of Initia Nova of the Order of Saint Benedict as it seeks a new home. For it’s Abbot, Michael-John Austin, for the community and for those new to its life.
For the Sick:
For the Burca Family, Brother Francis Calvert OSB, Eileen Walsh, Frances Guess, Nicola Monaghan, Father Gary Ecclestone, Rosalio Eluna, Susan Carter, Pam Wilderspin, 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 all the recently departed among them Mary Collier, Lilly-Mae Rose, Dom Kenneth Michael Maguire OSB, Winifred Andrews,
and also for Gordon White, Henry Zazzi, Douglas Stanley, Thomas Pummery, Herbert Steven’s, Peter Meadows, Betty Debenham, Lizzie Bodsworth, Mary Varney, Susie Gilby and all whose whose Year’s Mind occurs at this time.
Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord.
And let Light Perpetual shine upon them.
Every blessing on you and your families,,
Father Victor (Dom Cuthbert OSB)
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.