June 10th 2023
THE FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI - 11th June 2023
My Dear Brothers and Sisters,
In the Holy Eucharist we obey Jesus’ command to eat and drink in His memory. But it is so much more than that. As well as leaving us a permanent and effective memorial of His life, death and resurrection - it is a true Sacrifice and as a Sacrament it truly becomes what it signifies - we are fed with Christ Himself, His Body and Blood, His soul and divinity, truly and substantially present. And through our consuming of this precious gift we welcome Christ our God into our hearts and souls where His grace works on our inward being, feeding and strengthening us for the journey we make through this life and preparing us for the next.
SERVICES FOR THIS WEEK
11th June 2023
SUNDAY - Festal Mass of Corpus Christi with Eucharistic Procession at 10.00 am.
MONDAY - No Mass today.
TUESDAY - Mass at 6.30 pm.
WEDNESDAY - Mass at 12.15 pm.
THURSDAY - Mass at 10.00 am.
FRIDAY - FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS - Mass at 10.00 am & Sung Mass at 7.00 pm
SATURDAY - Mass at 10.00 am.
11th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME- Parish Mass at 10.00 am.
TEA AND COFFEE IS AVAILABLE AFTER MASS ON SUNDAYS - DO JOIN US FOR FELLOWSHIP.
THE BEAUTIFUL FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS takes place this Friday. We celebrate the pure love of Christ for us shown forth through His incarnation, His ministry of teaching, healing and reconciling, and in His self-giving of Himself for us on the wood of the Cross. There will be a Prayer Book Mass at 10 am and a Sung Mass at 7 pm which will be followed by Cava and Strawberries.
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:
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. Tonino, Margaret Champion and all the recently departed, and for Dalice Kemp, Irene Kendall, Arthur Healey, William Gammage, Dorothy Kilsby and all whose Year’s Mind occurs at this time.
Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord.
And let Light Perpetual shine upon them.
On this joy filled and exuberant Feast of the Most Holy Eucharist I wish you and your families every blessing,
Father Victor (Brother Cuthbert)