7th August 2021
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Our Lord declares that he is the Bread of Life. The living bread that if we receive worthily, acknowledging our sins, seeking to live life in accordance to his commands and emulating his example, will transform us by grace to be his children fit for eternal life. Whenever we approach the true and precious gift of his Body and Blood in Holy Communion, let us prepare through making use of the Sacrament of Confession and both the evening before and in the morning ask Our Lord to make us worthy of this precious gift that it may indeed transform us into the instruments he wishes us to be in carrying out his will and purposes.
THIS WEEK AT SAINT MARTIN’S
SUNDAY - 8th August 2021 8.00 am Low Mass 10.00 am Parish Mass for the 19th Sunday of 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- 15th August 2021 8.00 am Low Mass 9.00 am Solemn Mass for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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 ARE NOW AVAILABLE AFTER MASS ON SUNDAYS - DO JOIN US FOR FELLOWSHIP.
PASTORAL LETTER- Please read the Parish Priest’s Pastoral Letter concerning how we are gradually moving out of months of Covid restrictions. It can also be found on the Saint Martin’s Facebook Page. The good news is that we can sing again and share the fellowship we enjoy once more after Mass over tea or coffee. We do this, however, maintaining a little caution as we seek to move forward into the future together.
FENNY POPPERS FESTIVAL - Sunday 15th August 2021 I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE
WE STILL NEED bottles, alcoholic and otherwise for our Bottle Tombola and prizes for our Raffle.
There is 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:
Firstly: For the success of the Fenny Poppers Festival. 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 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 Susan Carter, Chris Kliszewicz, 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 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. Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord.
And let Light Perpetual shine upon them.
I look forward to seeing you soon.
Father Victor (Dom Cuthbert OSB)