Aug 26th 2023
The 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time - 27th August 2023
My Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Our Gospel reading this Sunday reminds us that the Church has been entrusted with the ‘keys’ of God’s Kingdom so that it may show the door of salvation to all peoples. In these increasingly difficult times where we are faced with an often warped and unchristian craving for an ‘inclusion’ which is not rooted in the scriptures or in the constant teaching of the Church, let us pray for the Church’s missionary work of preaching the genuine and power filled Good News of our loving and all-embracing Father in Heaven.
SERVICES FOR THIS WEEK
27th August 2023
THIS SUNDAY - Parish Mass at 10.00 am.
MONDAY - No Mass today.
TUESDAY - Mass at 6.30 pm.
WEDNESDAY - Lauds at 9.00 am.
Eucharistic Adoration at 11.45 am.
Mass at 12.15 pm.
Vespers at 6.00 pm.
THURSDAY - Lauds at 9.00 am.
Mass at 10.00 am.
FRIDAY - Lauds at 9.00 am.
Mass (Book Common Prayer) at 10.00 am.
Vespers at 6.00 pm.
SATURDAY - Lauds at 9.00 am.
Mass at 10.00 am.
THE 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Parish Mass at 10.00 am.
TEA AND COFFEE IS AVAILABLE AFTER MASS ON SUNDAYS - DO JOIN US FOR FELLOWSHIP.
REPOSITORY - CHURCH GIFT SHOP
This is open before and after Mass on Sundays and weekdays selling a wide range of items from religious cards, rosaries, books, crucifixes and icons to mugs, fridge magnets, church diaries, pens and note books.
Items can be seen in the glass case by the font at the back of church and in the glass case in the Vestry Hall. Please take a look.
ONCE AGAIN, MANY THANKS FOR ALL THOSE THAT HELPED OUT DURING THE FENNY POPPERS FESTIVAL. It was a great day and we were visited by well over two thousand people during the course of the day. Your efforts led us to take £1,271.48 on the day, clear of floats and the like. We have never taken a sum like it before. Well done everyone.
OUR NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL gets of the ground this Sunday. If you have children between the ages of 5 - 12 they will be most welcome this Sunday at 10 am in the Vestry Hall. Hope to see you there.
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:
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 our Bishop Paul and all the Parishes tha look to him in the Oswestry Episcopal District.
For the successful launch of our new Sunday School and for the children attending.
That the gifts of the Holy Spirit may be ours so that we may grow our Parish and serve the people of Fenny and Bletchley more effectively.
For the success of our ‘Growing Healthy Churches’ initiative.
For the success of our part of the Fenny Poppers Festival, that it may be an opportunity for others to experience our Church and community positively.
For the successful launch of our new Sunday School.
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 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 Doris Weatherley, Yvonne and Denis Simpson, 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, Paul Ward, David Lingham, Sandra Walduck and Eugenius Yung.
For the Departed:
For all the recently departed, and for Eva Carter, Joseph Gray, William Meredith and all whose Year’s Mind occurs at this time.
Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord.
And let Light Perpetual shine upon them.
As always I wish you and your families every blessing,
Father Victor (Brother Cuthbert)