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13th Nov 2021

My Dear Friends, With every passing year there are fewer and fewer people who can claim direct contact with the two world wars of the 20th century. Yet millions are touched by the devastation they caused. Remembrance Sunday remains the principal day for recalling the sacrifice made by men and women of our nation who gave their lives that we might live in freedom.

We also call to mind the many thousands of people who die every year in conflicts around our world in our own day. As we pray for them and their families we ask God to strengthen the resolve of all who work for peace and we pray for a just settlement wherever there is common grievance.

.THIS WEEK AT SAINT MARTIN’S

SUNDAY - 14th November 2021 8.00 am Low Mass (According to the B.C.P./English Missal)

10.00 am Requiem Mass for the Commemoration of Remembrance Sunday

TUESDAY

7.00 pm Low Mass

WEDNESDAY 11.45 am Eucharistic Adoration

12.15 pm Low Mass

THURSDAY

No Mass today

FRIDAY 10.00 am Low Mass (English Missal / B.C.P.)

SATURDAY 10.00 am Low Mass

SUNDAY- 21st November 2021

8.00 am Low Mass (According to the B.C.P./English Missal)

10.00 am Festal Mass for the Solemnity of Christ the King

THIS WEEK’S SUNDAY MASS WILL BE BROADCAST.

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.

THIS WEEK, FOLLOWING ON FROM THE REQUIEM MASS OFFERED FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF RYAN PHILLIPS WE OFFERED FOR HIM HERE, his Funeral and Celebration of his life has been arranged by his family for 19th November at 11.30 am at Easthampstead Crematorium. Please continue to keep Keith and Carole his parents and Adam his younger brother in your prayers.

May he rest in peace.

COULD YOU TAKE A TURN AT SERVING TEAS AND COFFEES AFTER SUNDAY MASS? At the present time we have a real shortage of volunteers. We are down to around three people who find themselves doing this continuously. Could we have some more volunteers please?

HOW WE RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION DURING THE PARISH MASS. We have returned to using the Communion rails for Holy Communion. However, to maintain a safe distancing, we invite four people at a time to come forward and kneel at the 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, remain kneeling at the altar rails.

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

Email: victorbullock@talktalk.net

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:

Firstly:

For a Holy and Pastoral man to be appointed soon as our new Bishop in succession to Bishop Jonathan Goodall.

For the Monastic Community of the House of Initia Nova as it meets in Convocation this week.

For those at 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.

That society may remain open 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 continue 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 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 Rosalio Eluna, Susan Carter, Pam Wilderspin, 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 Ryan Phillips, Christopher Douglas, for all the recently departed and for all those who have died of Covid 19.

We pray too for Mary Dunnett, Judy Dartington, John Brooks, Reginald Johnson, Robert Peerless, Arthur Lewis-Parkins, Frank Rowles, Trudy Jackson 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.

God keep you all.

Father Victor (Dom Cuthbert OSB)

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