July 8th 2023
THE Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 9th July 2023
My Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Some things would be just plain laughable to us today that would have made sense in a previous age. Imagine King Charles or President Biden riding in state on a donkey. That would seem extremely incongruous and we would find it hard to hide a grin.
But the Son of God rode on a donkey - He showed us such humility and He did it to set an example to us. The truth is that it is not the clever, rich and powerful, but the humble who have the secret of life. Worldly priorities are ephemeral, for us as Christians it is our eternal destiny that is truly important.
SERVICES FOR THIS WEEK
9th July 2023
THIS SUNDAY - Parish Mass at 10.00 am.
MONDAY - No Mass today.
11th July - Feast of Our Holy Father Saint Benedict
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 (BCP) at 10.00 am
Vespers at 6.00 pm
SATURDAY - Lauds at 9.00 am
Mass at 10.00 am.
15th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME- Parish Mass at 10.00 am.
TEA AND COFFEE IS AVAILABLE AFTER MASS ON SUNDAYS - DO JOIN US FOR FELLOWSHIP.
IT WAS A GREAT JOY TO HAVE OUR NEW BISHOP PAUL THOMAS visit us and preside and preach at Mass last Sunday. He thoroughly enjoyed his visit and looks forward to seeing us again in the near future. Thanks to all who worked hard to give him such a warm 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. Offers of help on the day would also be most welcome.
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:
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 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 Matthew Link and Margaret Champion and for all the recently departed, and for Father Cyril Wheeler, Ethel Collier, Audrey Dimmock, Phyllis Hickman, Charles Albert 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)