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May 11th 2024

ASCENSION SUNDAY - 12th May 2024


My Dear Brothers and Sisters,


The Feast of the Ascension, or Ascension Day, is for us, one of the highest feast days in the liturgical year. It is the day we remember Our Lord’s bodily ascent into heaven and its profound significance. The Ascension might suggest sadness since Jesus physically left the earth. However, instead, it abounds with great joy as we celebrate the triumph of the risen Lord. It signifies the completion of Christ’s work of our salvation, his glorious entry into heaven, and his pledge of our own glorification with him. It represents both a conclusion and a beginning: Our Lord finished his earthly work while setting into motion the gift of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church.


SERVICES FOR THIS WEEK


12th May 2024

THIS SUNDAY - THE FEAST OF THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD. Festal Mass at 10.00 am.


14th May

TUESDAY

Mass at 6.30 pm


15th May

WEDNESDAY

Lauds (Morning Prayer) at 9.00am.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 11.45 am.

Mass at 12.15 pm.

Vespers (Evening Prayer) at 6.00 pm.


16th May

THURSDAY

Lauds (Morning Prayer) at 9.00 am.

Mass at 10.00 am.


17th May

FRIDAY

Lauds (Morning Prayer) at 9.00 am.

Mass at 10.00 am.

Funeral Service for Doris Weatherley at 12.30 pm.

Vespers (Evening Prayer) at 6.00 pm.


13th May

SATURDAY

Lauds (Morning Prayer) at 9.00 am.

Mass at 10.00 am.

A Priest will be available for the arranging of Baptisms and Weddings and for Counsel and the Sacrament of Confession between 10.30 - 11.30 am.


NEXT SUNDAY - The SOLEMNITY OF PENTECOST (Whit Sunday)

Lauds (Morning Prayer) at 9.15 am.

Festal Mass at 10.00 am.


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


PARISH NEWS

WE OFFER HAMID OUR PRAYERS AND CONGRATULATIONS on his recent Baptism and Confirmation at the hands of our Bishop Paul. May his entrance into the Household of Faith, the Church, be for him the beginnings of a lifetime journey that may lead him ultimately to the full vision of Christ in glory.


CONFESSIONS - As well as Saturday mornings, the Sacrament of Confession can be celebrated 20 minutes before any of the Weekday Masses and immediately afterwards. Please speak to Father Victor, Father Ian or Father Tunji.


PARISH ELECTORAL ROLL - After the Annual Parochial General Meeting there was one outstanding task to complete which was to all fill in new Church Electoral Roll Forms. 2024 is a year when the Electoral Roll is begun completely from scratch as is legally required every five years. If you are 16 years old or over can you please fill in one of these forms.


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.


Sister Esther of Turvey Abbey, who is Fr. Victor’s spiritual director has asked us if we would advertise the following:


ICON PAINTING COURSE

15-20th October, 2024 at Turvey Abbey, Turvey. Bedfordshire. MK43 8DE

Telephone: 01234 883 308

For more information apply to the above address or email: esther.turvey@btinternet.com


The course will consist of learning about icons, daily meditative reflection session on icons, some drawing exercises and actually painting an icon. Places are limited! Advise early booking! The cost is £250 for the course. Most materials are supplied too, but further details will be sent on request.


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:

For Hamid, that having received the Sacraments of Initiation into the ongoing life of Christ’s family, the Church, he may continue to grow into the likeness of that same Christ through worship, prayer and service.

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 Diane Hare, Derek Albert, Cecile Raven, Yvonne and Denis Simpson, Gary Ashby, Richard Lyons, Heather Burke, June Reid, Nicola Monaghan, Rosalio Eluna and Jean Holden.



For the Departed:

For Ann Maria Tedd, Doris Weatherley and all the recently departed and for Hubert Hanks, May Walter, Gordon White, Henry Zazzi, Douglas Stanley and 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 continue to walk together in the Light of the Risen Lord.



Father Victor (Brother Cuthbert)



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