Dec 10th 2022
THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT - 11th December 2022
My Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We all look forward with joyful anticipation for the coming of the Christ Child. And indeed a festive feeling pervades this Sunday’s Mass as we hear of the wonders which are associated with the coming of the Messiah. We are filled with hope as we hear the Good News which His coming will bring.
SERVICES FOR THE WEEK
Sunday - Parish Mass at 10.00 am
Tuesday – Mass at 6.30 pm Benedictine Study Group at 7.15 pm
Wednesday – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 11.45 am - Mass at 12.15 pm
Thursday - Mass at 10.00 am
Friday - BCP / English Missal Mass at 10.00 am
Saturday - Mass at 10.00 am
Next Sunday - 18th December 2022 Parish Mass for the Fourth Sunday in Advent with Crib Service and Party for the Children at 10.00 am Carol Service followed by Seasonal Refreshments at 5.00 pm
SUNDAY MASS WILL BE BROADCAST this week. Tune in via our Parish Facebook page.
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“St Martin’s Parish Church, Fenny Stratford."
TEA AND COFFEE IS SERVED AFTER MASS ON SUNDAYS - DO JOIN US FOR FELLOWSHIP.
BENEDICTINE STUDY GROUP
The next meeting will take place this Tuesday, the at 7.15 pm at the Vicarage. All are welcome. The Study Group continues once again with its reflection on the book “Saint Benedict’s Toolbox” and in the practice of Lectio.
CHRISTMAS 🎄 SERVICES Here at Saint Martin’s Come and welcome the Christ Child with us at our Christmas Services this year. All are welcome.
Sunday 18th December Parish Mass & Crib Service for the Children followed by Cake & Chocolate at 10 am. A Service of Carols and Readings at 5 pm. followed by Sherry & Mince Pies in the Vestry Hall
Saturday 24th December Christmas Vigil Mass with Carols
and Blessing of the Crib at 8 pm.
Sunday 25th December
Mass of the Holy Nativity with Carols at 10 am.
Sunday 1st January
Mass for the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God at 10 am.
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: For a good preparation for the celebration of the Coming of the Christ Child
For 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 and Father Ian 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 settles into its new home in Ponce, Puerto Rico and that it finds the funds to furnish its new Motherhouse. For it’s Abbot, Michael-John Austin, for all of the community and for those new to its life.
For the Sick: For Judy Rogers, Heather Burke, Suzanna Moirano, June Reid, Nicola Monaghan, Rosalio Eluna, Susan Carter, Pam Wilderspin, Jean Holden, Peter White, Denis & Yvonne Simpson, Paul Ward, David Lingham, Sandra Walduck, Eugenius Yung and Doris Weatherley.
For the Departed:
For Benjamin Reid and all the recently departed , and for Ellis Hands, Robert Mutton, Amy Vaughan and all whose Year’s Mind occurs at this time.
Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord.
And let Light Perpetual shine upon them.
Every blessing, Father Victor (Brother Cuthbert OSB)