July 1st 2023
THE Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2nd July 2023
My Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Christ our Lord looks at each of us through the eyes of the men, women and children among whom we live, work and rest. For those of us who are followers of Christ, therefore, there can be no ‘foreigners’. For it is by welcoming the stranger in our midst that we welcome Christ and the Father who sent Him. Saint Benedict, building on this great call to friendship and hospitality, calls on us to treat every guest in our midst as if she or he is Christ Himself. It is part of the radical call to Christian discipleship that we are to live.
SERVICES FOR THIS WEEK
2nd July 2023
THIS SUNDAY - Parish Mass with our Bishop Paul Thomas 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.
THURSDAY - Lauds at 9.00 am
Mass at 10.00 am.
FRIDAY - Lauds at 9.00 am
Mass (BCP) at 10.00 am
SATURDAY - Lauds at 9.00 am
Mass at 10.00 am.
14th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME- Parish Mass at 10.00 am.
TEA AND COFFEE IS AVAILABLE AFTER MASS ON SUNDAYS - DO JOIN US FOR FELLOWSHIP.
GREAT NEWS IS THAT OUR NEW BISHOP PAUL THOMAS is visiting us and presiding and preaching at our Parish Mass this 2nd July at 10 am. We very much look forward to meeting our new Father in God. Let’s make him welcome.
AN INVITE TO THE PARISH FAMILY - THERE WILL BE A SUMMER BBQ PARTY on Sunday the 23rd July, at the Vicarage after the Parish Mass. Bring a Summer hat, some folding chairs, garden games and yourselves.
THE FENNY POPPERS FESTIVAL will be taking place on Sunday the 13th August. CAN YOU HELP ON THE DAY? And can you donate Bottles for the Bottle Tombola? Books and Brick a Brack? Cakes and Pies? This is our main fund raiser of the year. Let’s raise the roof and raise some money!!!
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 our Bishop Paul and all the Parishes tha look to him in the Oswestry Episcopal District.
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 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 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 Sister Sarah-Teresa Ellis O.S.B. For those who have died as a result of war and conflict and for all the recently departed, and for Thomas & Violet Pummery, Mary Pateman, Jack Brinklow, John Hartup, Margaret Link, Ellen Brown, Albert Chandler, James Hibbard, Vincent Barber 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)