11th Sept 2021
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
This Sunday we hear how Saint Peter professed his faith in Our Lord. And so we too should be led to renew our faith. Each and every time we participate in the Eucharist, the Holy Mass, we should seek to acknowledge Jesus as the Son of God, our Saviour and Lord who is really and substantially present for us in Holy Communion. In that precious gift He feeds and sustains us so that we may be filled with Grace, renewed and moulded into the person that He wants us to be. The conversion of our hearts and lives is the purpose of His continued presence in the Eucharist. Receiving Him in faith, participating in the life of His Church and the other Sacraments He has given prepares us for the life of Heaven.
THIS WEEK AT SAINT MARTIN’S
SUNDAY - 12th September 2021
8.00 am Low Mass (According t the B.C.P./English Missal)
10.00 am Parish Mass for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
7.00 pm Low Mass
11.45 am Eucharistic Adoration
12.15 pm Low Mass
10.00 am Low Mass
NOTE CHANGE: 11.30 am Low Mass (B.C.P.)
10.00 am Low Mass
SUNDAY- 19th September 2021
8.00 am Low Mass
10.00 am Parish Mass for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time
THIS WEEK’S SUNDAY MASS WILL BE BROADCAST.
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CHANGES TO RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION DURING THE PARISH MASS. We have started once more to use the Communion rails for Holy Communion. However, to maintain a safe distancing, four people at a time will be communicated, kneeling at Altar Rail. As soon as you have received, please make room for those behind you. If then you then would like to receive from the chalice you may do so by kneeling at the Altar Rails in Saint Catherine’s Chapel, to the right of the main Altar.
THE 8.00 am SUNDAY MASS. As we seek to serve a variety of needs and preferences the 8 am Mass on Sundays will be celebrated according to the ‘Usus Antiquor Anglicana’ - the Book of Common Prayer enriched in good old Anglo-Catholic fashion from the English Missal.
IF YOU WISH TO MAKE A DONATION TOWARDS THE COST OF THE ONGOING 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 REMEMBER- 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 - 11.30am.
THE SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION AND RECONCILIATION is also available at this time.
Please continue to remember the following in your prayers:
For those returning to school, college or University, that they may be kept safe and well.
That we may be able to raise the necessary funds to complete the program of repairs on the Church building.
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.
For those who 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 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 David Adler, Susan Carter, Pam Wilderspin, 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 Anthony Seymour, for all the recently departed and for all those who have died of Covid 19.
We pray too for all whose whose Year’s Mind occurs at this time.
We remember Chris Kliszewicz for whom the Blessed Sacrament Lamp burns this week and for Miroslawa Kliszewicz for whom Our Lady of Walsingham’s Lamp burns this week.
Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord.
And let Light Perpetual shine upon them.
God keep you all.
Father Victor (Dom Cuthbert OSB)