March 12th 2022
My Dear Friends, Today, on this Second Sunday in Lent, we are given the account of Our Lord’s transfiguration which gives us a glimpse of the true glory of His divinity, hidden within His true humanity. It is a wonderful sign to us, as His disciples, of the future glory held out to us if we persevere in following Him faithfully.
All our Lenten disciplines are embraced and practiced towards this end. May that same generous God keep us faithful to our keeping of this holy season.
THIS WEEK AT SAINT MARTIN’S
SUNDAY - 13th March 2022 10.00 am Parish Mass for the Second Sunday in Lent
TUESDAY 7.00 pm Low Mass
WEDNESDAY 11.45 am Eucharistic Adoration 12.15 pm Low Mass 12.45 pm Stations of the Cross
THURSDAY There is No Mass today
FRIDAY 10.00 am Low Mass (English Missal / B.C.P.)
SATURDAY 10.00 am Low Mass
SUNDAY 20th March 2022 8.00 am Low Mass (According to the B.C.P./English Missal) 10.00 am Parish Mass for the Third Sunday in Lent
THIS WEEK’S SUNDAY MASS WILL BE BROADCAST. 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.
THE KEEPING OF LENT
SPECIAL SUNDAY SERVICES STILL TO COME 5th Sunday of Lent - 3rd April
5.00pm – Evensong and Benediction
STATIONS OF THE CROSS Wednesdays after 12.15pm Mass
LENT GROUP “Another Story Must Begin A Lent Course based on Les Miserables”
What does this have to tell us about Forgiveness, Mercy, Compassion and, ultimately, Redemption
Join us each Tuesday during Lent at 7.15pm. For this Tuesday’s venue, please speak to Father Ian.
LENTEN SPIRITUAL READING A selection of good & very modestly priced spiritual reading can be found on the table by the font. Please Browse.
LENTEN GIVING This year is for the Additional Curates Society and in support of future Ordinands. Please take a collecting box home.
Please Join In With What You Can And Get The Most Out Of This Lent
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 we may strive for a good keeping of Lent, that it may be a time of true growth in Grace.
The strength to witness more diligently to our Christian faith.
For an end of war in the Ukraine and the Reestablishment of Peace.
That we may always remember, the needs of those so less fortunate than ourselves.
For a Holy and Pastoral man to be appointed soon as our new Bishop in succession to Bishop Jonathan Goodall.
For those at school, college or University, that they may be kept safe and well.
That society may now heal from the Covid pandemic and return to normal.
For those who work, particularly those who have families or other dependents.
For the Government, that integrity may return to politics, that Covid mandates may come to an end and that they may continue to rebuild after these very difficult two years.
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 and Father John 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 seeks a new home. For it’s Abbot, Michael-John Austin, for the community and for those new to its life.
For the Sick: For Auriol McDonald-Moore, Steven Pretorius, Frances Guess, Nicola Monaghan, Father Gary Ecclestone, Rosalio Eluna, Susan Carter, Pam Wilderspin, Paul Ward, Jean Holden, Peter White, Roger D’Elia, Norman Kent, Denis & Yvonne Simpson, David Lingham, Sandra Walduck, Eugenius Yung and Doris Weatherley.
For the Departed:
For all the recently departed among them Barbara Kate Judge, Margaret
and for Agnes Turner, Alfred Peerless, Claude Debenham, Robert Wright, Derek Toye and all whose whose Year’s Mind occurs at this time.
Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord.
And let Light Perpetual shine upon them.
With every blessing,
Father Victor (Dom Cuthbert OSB)