May 15th 2021
Dear Brothers and Sisters, On this Ascension Sunday Our Lord has taken his place at the right hand of the Father. His entry into glory is a cause of hope for us, for where he has gone, we truly hope to follow.
THIS WEEK AT SAINT MARTIN’S
SUNDAY - 16th May
8.00 am Low Mass
10.00 am PARISH MASS AND MAY DEVOTION IN HONOUR OF MARY, THE MOTHER OF GOD
7.00 pm Low Mass
11.45 am Eucharistic Adoration
12.15 pm Low Mass
10.00 am Low Mass (B.C.P.)
No Mass today.
10.00 am Low Mass
SUNDAY- 23rd May
8.00 am Low Mass
10.00 am SOLEMN MASS FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF PENTECOST
THIS WEEK’S SUNDAY WILL BE BROADCAST.
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OTHER NOTICES Advance Notice
FENNY POPPERS FESTIVAL - Sunday 15th August 2021
YES IT IS TAKING PLACE
Advanced notice that we will need bottles, alcoholic and otherwise for our Bottle Tombola and prizes for our Raffle.
There will be a crate located in the Vestry Hall for items donated.
We also need firm pledges of support from
Individual church members to man the various stalls on the day.
We would also welcome ideas as to new and different stalls that we could run.
This is our parish’s major fund raising event which after the year we have had is desperately needed. So please be generous with your time and commitment.
IF YOU WISH TO MAKE A DONATION TOWARDS THE COST OF THE FORTHCOMING CHURCH REPAIRS.
CHEQUES CAN BE MADE PAYABLE TO:
Saint Martin’s P. C. C. No. 1 A/c
MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR CONTINUED GENEROSITY.
PLEASE don’t forget to contact me if you have any prayer requests 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 - 12 noon.
THE SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION AND RECONCILIATION is also available at this time.
Please continue to remember the following in your prayers:
For a continued sense of joy as we celebrate Christ’s return to Heaven and the hope it offers us of eternal life with Him.
For the continuing process of opening up society once more and for a continued drop in the rate of Covid infections and in the number of hospitalised victims.
For the continued rapid dissemination of the Vaccines for Covid 19 and for all working for this end.
Those who have found themselves out of work, particularly those who have families or other dependents.
For the Government as they seek to rebuild after these very difficult months.
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 Bishop Jonathan, 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 Genesis Abbey, the Mother House of the Monastic Community of the House of Initia Nova of the Order of Saint Benedict. For it’s Abbot, Michael-John Austin, the community and for those new to its life.
For the Sick:
For Abbot Michael-John, Amie Reed, Paul Ward, Jean Holden, Peter White, Roger D’Elia, Norman Kent, Denis & Yvonne Simpson, David Lingham, Sandra Walduck, and Doris Weatherley.
For the Departed:
For all the recently departed and for all those who have died of Covid 19.
We pray too for all whose years mind falls at this time, among them Henry Zanzibar, Douglas Stanley, Thomas Pummery, Herbert Stevens, Peter Meadows and Betty Debenham. Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord.
And let Light Perpetual shine upon them.
God bless you all.