April 1st 2023
PALM SUNDAY - 26th March 2023
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today marks the last lap of our Lenten journey and the beginning of our accompanying Our Lord through His suffering and death to His triumphant glory. We hail Him as our King, who through death and resurrection will establish His Kingdom as the hope of our salvation.
SERVICES FOR THIS HOLY WEEK 2nd April
PALM SUNDAY - Blessing of Palms, Procession & Parish Mass at 10.00 am.
3 - 5th April
MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK - Mass & Address at 7.00 pm.
MAUNDY THURSDAY- Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Eucharistic Procession & Watch at 7.00 pm.
GOOD FRIDAY - Children’s Stations of the Cross at 12 noon
Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 3.00 pm.
HOLY SATURDAY - Office of Readings & Morning Prayer at 10.00 am
Easter Vigil. Blessing of the New Fire & Paschal Candle & First Mass of Easter at 8.00 pm.
EASTER SUNDAY - Festal Mass, Blessing of the Easter Garden & Easter Eggs at 10.00 am.
TEA AND COFFEE IS SERVED AFTER MASS ON SUNDAYS - DO JOIN US FOR FELLOWSHIP.
PARISH NEWS IF YOU HAVE ANY PRAYERS 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: email@example.com 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 good and meaningful keeping of Holy Week.
For a deepening of our faith and a greater commitment to Christ.
For the strength to remain firm in our Christian faith and to give witness to it through our own example.
For the people of Turkey after the recent devastating earthquake and for those seeking to aid them at this time.
For an end of war in the Ukraine and in Somalia and the re-establishment of Peace.
That we may continue to remember, the needs of those so less fortunate than ourselves.
For our new Bishop Paul Thomas, that he may receive those heavenly gifts and graces to equip him to be a truly holy pastor teacher and High Priest.
For those at school, college or University, that they may be kept safe and well.
For those who work, particularly those who have families or other dependents.
For the Government, that in this time of rising costs we may see increased integrity within the world of politics.
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 and Father Ian 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 continues settles into its new home in Ponce, Puerto Rico and that it finds the funds to furnish its new Motherhouse.
For it’s Abbot, Michael-John Austin, for all of the community and for those new to its life.
For the Sick: For Judy Rogers, Benyamin Kha-jeh-pour, Gary Ashby, Richard Lyons, Heather Burke, Suzanna Moirano, June Reid, Nicola Monaghan, Rosalio Eluna, Susan Carter, Pam Wilderspin, Jean Holden, Peter White, Denis & Yvonne Simpson, Paul Ward, David Lingham, Sandra Walduck, Eugenius Yung and Doris Weatherley.
For the Departed:
For Father Joseph Loveday and all the recently departed, and for Lily Redmond, Frank Duffield, Christopher Pepys, Joseph Plumb, Emily Hurst, Doris Harris, Gladys Gowen and all whose Year’s Mind occurs at this time.
Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord.
And let Light Perpetual shine upon them.
Every blessing to you and your families, Father Victor (Brother Cuthbert OSB)