May 27th 2023
THE GREAT FEAST OF PENTECOST (Whitsun) - 28th May 2023
My Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The sending of the Holy Spirit is God’s gift to us so that we may continue His work on Earth. It is this Spirit that strengthens us and binds and unites us together in the Church that He founded for our salvation. It is in the power of that same Holy Spirit that we can truly say, “Jesus is Lord.”
SERVICES FOR THIS WEEK
28th May 2023
SUNDAY - Festal Mass of Pentecost 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 - Mass at 10.00 am.
SATURDAY - Mass at 10.00 am.
TRINITY SUNDAY - Parish Mass at 10.00 am.
TEA AND COFFEE IS SERVED AFTER MASS ON SUNDAYS - DO JOIN US FOR FELLOWSHIP.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS - If you have any children of 7 years or older who, as yet, have not made their First Holy Communion, please speak to either Father Victor or Father Ian. 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.
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 Sister Sarah-Teresa Ellis OSB, 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 Tonino, Margaret Champion and all the recently departed, and for Susie Gilby, Ronald Williamson, Thelma Russell 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 beautiful celebration of the Feast of Pentecost I wish you and your families every blessing,
Father Victor (Brother Cuthbert)