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23rd Oct 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As we live out our lives in the Spirit, we are continually in need of God’s healing power in Christ to cure our blindness to His ways and our deafness to His Word. If our faith is strong enough for us to cry out ‘Jesus, have pity on me,’ then we may be sure that He will hear us and that He will save us. Our God is always faithful.

THIS WEEK AT SAINT MARTIN’S

SUNDAY - 24th October 2021 8.00 am Low Mass (According to the B.C.P./English Missal) 10.00 am Parish Mass for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

TUESDAY

7.00 pm Low Mass

WEDNESDAY

11.45 am Eucharistic Adoration

12.15 pm Low Mass

THURSDAY 10.00 am Low Mass

FRIDAY 10.00 am Low Mass (B.C.P.)


SATURDAY

10.00 am Low Mass

SUNDAY- 31st October 2021 8.00 am Low Mass

10.00 am Festal Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints

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.

CELEBRATIONS COMING SOON

THE FEAST OF ALL SOULS - Tuesday 2nd November

10 am LOW MASS and Blessing of the Churchyard

7 pm SUNG MASS

The names of those to be remembered at both Masses. The List of names is presently to be found on the table at the back of Church. Please add those you would like to be remembered by name.

SAINT MARTINS TIDE

SAINT MARTINS VIGIL - Wednesday 10th November

7pm Festal Mass with the Veneration of the Relic of Saint Martin

Followed by Refreshments

SAINT MARTINS DAY - Thursday 11th November

Firing of the Fenny Poppers in Leon Recreation Ground at 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm.

6.30pm Festal Vespers

Followed by Our Parish Dinner in honour of Browne Willis. Our speaker will be Reverend Father Ian Thomas.

FOLLOWING ON FROM THE REQUIEM MASS OFFERED FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF RYAN PHILLIPS, 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. Amen.

SAINT MARTINS DAY AND THE BROWNE WILLIS DINNER. - A CHANGE TO THE MENU OF THE DINNER. In honour of our Parish’s Patron Saint and places have been reserved at the Fenny Kitchen for the evening of Thursday the 11th at 7pm. HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE: The menu has changed slightly. There are now 3 options to choose from: 1. Beef Casserole. 2. Lamb Tagine. 3. Vegetarian Tagine. The cost of the three course meal remains £15 per head. The list at the back of Church has been updated and if you wish to change your choice of main course, please do so. Drinks will be extra.

WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS. At the present time we have a real shortage of volunteers to help with teas and coffees after the Parish Mass on Sunday mornings. We are now down to three people who find themselves doing this continuously. Could we have some more volunteers please?

CHANGES TO RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION DURING THE PARISH MASS. We now use the Communion rails, once again, 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.

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 a good keeping of our forthcoming Patronal Festival.

For those newly returned to school, college or University, that they may be kept safe and well.

For a good keeping of our Harvest Festival that God may be both thanked and glorified.

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 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, 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 Ryan Phillips, Christopher Douglas, for all the recently departed and for all those who have died of Covid 19.

We pray too for Ellen Parker, Father Archibald Moxon, Bertha Vigor 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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