9th October 2021
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
There is no doubt that we each need certain means so that we can provide shelter, clothing and food for ourselves and those that we are responsible for. This Sunday’s readings are not condemning the pursuit of making a living but an unhealthy preoccupation with money and riches which Our Lord himself warns will make it difficult to enter His Kingdom. However, by being attentive to His Word and taking it to heart, we can learn the wisdom to know what is truly important, and how to live a truly balanced and Christian life.
THIS WEEK AT SAINT MARTIN’S
SUNDAY - 10th October 2021
8.00 am Low Mass (According to the B.C.P./English Missal) 10.00 am Parish Mass for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
7.00 pm Low Mass of Requiem for Ryan Phillips
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.)
10.00 am Low Mass
SUNDAY- 17th October 2021 8.00 am Low Mass
10.00 am Parish Mass for the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time
THIS WEEK’S SUNDAY MASS WILL BE BROADCAST.
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“St Martin’s Parish Church, Fenny Stratford."
TEA AND COFFEE IS SERVED AFTER MASS ON SUNDAYS - DO JOIN US FOR FELLOWSHIP.
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.
IT IS WITH PROFOUND SADNESS that we learnt that Ryan Phillips passed away on the 2nd October, last Saturday. He had come to find comfort and fellowship with us at Saint Martin’s and was, for a while, a familiar sight along with Luna his Husky. Please pray for the repose of his soul, that he is now beyond all pain and suffering, and please keep in your prayers Keith and Carole his parents and Adam his younger brother.
THERE WILL BE A REQUIEM MASS OFFERED FOR THE REPOSE OF HIS SOUL THIS TUESDAY EVENING AT 7.00pm. May he rest in peace. Amen.
SAINT MARTINS DAY AND THE BROWNE WILLIS DINNER. Our usual festivities will take place this year 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. The cost of the three course meal will be £15 per head. Drinks will be extra. A list is now available at the back of Church.
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?
TIME OF CHRISTMAS EVE MASS. It seems that after our consultation the most popular time to offer the Christmas Vigil Mass on Christmas Eve is at 8pm this year. Thank you all for your feedback.
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 a Holy and Pastoral man to be appointed soon as our new Bishop in succession to Bishop Jonathan Goodall.
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 Henry Coombs, Una Smith, David Peerless, Rosetta Slater, Dorothy Hill, Patrick Proctor , Thomas Butler 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)