Jan 14th 2023
SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - 15th January 2023
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, Our Heavenly Father wants everyone to know Him and to love Him. Each of us has been called to take part in His plan - called even before we were formed in our mother’s womb. Today we say again, “Here I am Lord. I come to do your will.”
Last Sunday on the Feast of the Epiphany, we blessed chalk during the Parish Mass to be used to hallow our homes. The chalk is still available at the back of the Church for you to take home, and a text for the “chalking” is also there so that you can perform this beautiful blessing on your home and all who live there and all who visit you.
SERVICES FOR THE WEEK Sunday - Parish Mass for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time at 10.00 am
Tuesday – Mass at 6.30 pm
NOTE : The Benedictine Study Group does not meet this Tuesday but will meet again next on the 24th at the Vicarage at the usual time of 7.15pm.
Wednesday – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 11.45 am - Mass at 12.15 pm
Friday - BCP / English Missal Mass at 10.00 am
Saturday - Mass at 10.00 am
Next Sunday - The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - 22nd January 2023 Parish Mass at 10.00 am
SUNDAY MASS WILL BE BROADCAST this week. Tune in via our Parish Facebook page.
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 IS SERVED AFTER MASS ON SUNDAYS - DO JOIN US FOR FELLOWSHIP.
BENEDICTINE STUDY GROUP
Reconvenes next on Tuesday, the 24th January, 2023 at the Vicarage at the usual time of 7.15 pm. Father Victor looks forward to seeing folk on that occasion. All are welcome.
THE NEXT P.C.C. MEETING
This will take place on Wednesday the 25th January after Vespers in Church at 6.15pm.
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
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 the strength to remain firm in our new spiritual resolutions for this New Year.
For the strength to witness more diligently to our Christian faith in the year ahead.
For an end of war in the Ukraine and in Somalia and the Reestablishment of Peace.
That we may continue to remember, the needs of those so less fortunate than ourselves.
For our new Bishop Elect, Paul Thomas, that he may receive those heavenly gifts and graces to equip him to be a truly holy pastor and Bishop.
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 Gary Ashby, 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 Pope Emeritus Benedict, Barbara Goodman, and all the recently departed, and for Albert Elliot, Sydney Dunmore, Nellie Osmond, Albert Suddery, Charles Pummery and all whose Year’s Mind occurs at this time.
Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord.
And let Light Perpetual shine upon them.
Father Victor (Brother Cuthbert OSB)