3rd July 2021
Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is easy to miss the wood for the trees. God’s word and will for our lives can be staring us in the face, yet we so easily miss them. Let us pray that we may truly begin to be sensitive to all kinds of people and situations through which God may be showing us His will.
THIS WEEK AT SAINT MARTIN’S
SUNDAY - 4th July
8.00 am Low Mass 10.00 am PARISH MASS FOR THE 14th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
TUESDAY 7.00 pm Low Mass
11.45 am Eucharistic Adoration
12.15 pm Low Mass
10.00 am No Mass today
10.00 am No Mass today
10.00 am Low Mass
SUNDAY- 11th July
8.00 am Low Mass
10.00 am FESTAL MASS FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF SAINT BENEDICT, FATHER OF WESTERN MONASTICISM
THIS WEEK’S SUNDAY MASS WILL BE BROADCAST.
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WEDNESDAY’S MASS WILL NOT BE BROADCAST.
COFFEE AFTER MASS - We would now like to return to offering tea and coffee once more after the Parish Mass (albeit with disposable cups). We therefore need volunteers to help serving and wiping down the tables afterwards. Could we have a few volunteers please? Ideally we would like to look at getting things up and running by Sunday, 11th, July. Please speak to Fr. Victor or to Faith Kemp.
CLEARING UTILITY ROOM IN PREPARATION FOR ROOF REPAIRS AND REDECORATION - Thank you to those of you who gave of your time to clear the Flower /Utility Room in readiness for the builders to begin work on repairing the leaks in the roof over the toilets, kitchen and utility room and replacing the plaster ceiling and redecorating in the utility room. It was much appreciated.
CHURCH BIG CLEAN - Saturday 10th July at 3 pm.
We want to give the Church a much needed clean and polish. If you can lend a hand or two that would be great. Let’s show that we love our Church!
FENNY POPPERS FESTIVAL - Sunday 15th August 2021
INDEED IT IS TAKING PLACE
Advanced notice that we will need bottles, alcoholic and otherwise for our Bottle Tombola and prizes for our Raffle.
There will be a crate located in the Vestry Hall for items donated.
We also need firm pledges of support from
Individual church members to man the various stalls on the day.
We would also welcome ideas as to new and different stalls that we could run.
This is our parish’s major fund raising event which after the year we have had is desperately needed. So please be generous with your time and commitment.
IF YOU WISH TO MAKE A DONATION TOWARDS THE COST OF THE FORTHCOMING 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 don’t forget to contact me 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 - 12 noon.
THE SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION AND RECONCILIATION is also available at this time.
Please continue to remember the following in your prayers:
For Ross Stephen Copley and all those recently Ordained to the Sacred Priesthood this Peter-tide. For the repose of the soul of Brother Peter OSB and Kirk Broyles of the House of Initia Nova who returned to the Lord suddenly these last weeks.
In thanksgiving for the Solemn Profession of Dom John-Aelred Lane Within the House of Initia Nova community.
For those seeking rest and respite through a Summer Holiday or break, that they will find refreshment of body, mind and spirit.
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.
Those who have found themselves out of 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 Genesis Abbey, the Mother House of the Monastic Community of the House of Initia Nova of the Order of Saint Benedict. For it’s Abbot, Michael-John Austin, the community and for those new to its life.
For the Sick:
For 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 Kirk Broyles, Jacinta Lusamukha, Robert Denis, Jackie Lane and 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. For John Hartup, Margaret Link, Ellen Brown, Albert Chandler, James Hibbard, Vincent Barber and Father Cyril Wheeler. Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord.
And let Light Perpetual shine upon them.
May God bless and keep you.