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Mar 30th 2024

EASTER SUNDAY - 31st March 2024


My Dear Brothers and Sisters,


Alleluia! Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia! Christ's resurrection is and always has been at the very heart of the church's message from the Day of Pentecost to the present. By rising from the dead, Our Lord Jesus Christ has demonstrated to us that He has cleansed the guilt of our past and is able to help us, now, in our present lives. His resurrection assures us that living our lives as His disciples after His very own example, our future is safe and secure. Without Christ's resurrection we would have no salvation from sin, and no hope for our own future resurrection.


Yet the empty tomb is proof of Christ's divinity and the truth of His life and message.  It guarantees the future resurrection of all those who believe. It provides human live with its true meaning and purpose. And the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ is evidence that God will one day judge the world in righteousness. Alleluia! Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia! 


SERVICES FOR THIS WEEK


31st March 2024

THIS SUNDAY - EASTER SUNDAY

Solemn Festal Mass with the Blessing of Easter Eggs at 10.00 am. Followed by an Easter Egg Hunt for the Children and a Gathering to welcome Father Tunji, Funke and their family to Saint Martin’s.


2nd April 

TUESDAY

Mass at 6.30 pm


3rd April

WEDNESDAY

Lauds (Morning Prayer) at 9.00 am.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 11.45 am.

Mass and Address at 12.15 pm

Vespers (Evening Prayer) at 6.00 pm.


4th April

THURSDAY 

Lauds (Morning Prayer) at 9.00 am.

Funeral Mass for the Repose of Annette Thomas at 11.30 am.


5th April 

FRIDAY

Lauds (Morning Prayer) at 9.00 am.

Mass at 10.00 am.

Vespers (Evening Prayer) at 6.00 pm.


6th April 

SATURDAY 

Lauds (Morning Prayer) at 9.00 am.

Mass at 10.00 am.


NEXT SUNDAY - LOW SUNDAY

Lauds (Morning Prayer) at 9.15 am.

Solemn Festal Mass at 10.00 am.


TEA AND COFFEE IS AVAILABLE AFTER MASS ON SUNDAYS - DO JOIN US FOR FELLOWSHIP.


PARISH NEWS


CONFESSIONS will be heard 20 minutes before any of the Weekday Masses and immediately afterwards. Please speak to Father Victor, Father Ian or Father Tunji.


THE HEALTHY CHURCH INITIATIVE. Thank you all for taking part in this process through which we will be able to reflect on our ongoing Parish Mission. Canon Gary Ecclestone has informed us that the data results of our survey are being processed now and he will be with our PCC on the 11th April to share the results so that we may begin to target our Parish Mission response accordingly. 


THE ADULT BAPTISM AND CONFIRMATION CLASS continues. The classes take place after the Parish Mass on Sundays at the Vicarage at 12.30 pm. THERE ARE A FEW OF YOU WHO ARE YET TO BE CONFIRMED- PLEASE SPEAK TO FATHER VICTOR AS IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO ATTEND CLASSES. 

The Bishop is with us on the evening of the 2nd May at 6.30 pm for a Solemn Mass of Baptism and Confirmation.


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.


OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL takes place each and every Sunday. If you have children between the ages of 5 - 12 they will be most welcome from 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:

Telephone: 07714190663

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:

To offer thanks for the glorious Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, for our salvation and the gift and pledge of new and abundant life.

For our Parish that we may emulate him in our faithfulness to the Gospel and its proclamation and to the care of our brothers and sisters in their need.

For our Bishop Paul and all the Parishes that look to him in the See of Oswestry.

For our 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 Children who attend our 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 Israel and Palestine and for an ending of the conflict there.

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, Father Ian, Father Tunji 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 and for its Motherhouse in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

For it’s Abbot, Michael-John Austin, for all of the community and for those new to its life.


For the Sick:

For Ward Bullock, Abigail Bullock, Soraya Khajehpour, Diane Hare, Annette Thomas, Derek Albert, Cecile Raven, Doris Weatherley, Yvonne and Denis Simpson, Gary Ashby, Richard Lyons, Heather Burke, June Reid, Nicola Monaghan, Rosalio Eluna and Jean Holden.


For the Departed:

For Annette Thomas, Bishop Alan Wilson, Paul Pangrace and all the recently departed and for all whose Year’s Mind occurs at this time.

Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord. 

And let Light Perpetual shine upon them.


Blessings on you and your families as we walk together in the Light of the Risen Lord.


Father Victor (Brother Cuthbert)



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