May 7th 2022
Alleluia! Christ is risen. He had risen indeed. Alleluia!
My Dear Friends,
Our Lord’s resurrection has universal significance as He died and rose for people of every race and nation. Nobody is excluded from His Grace unless they themselves choose otherwise. His open hand is always stretched out towards us - we have only to grasp it. As a shepherd He welcomes everyone who enters His sheepfold. Never forget that God in Christ is the ultimate proof that He truly wishes us to share in His divine life. We simply have to respond yes to this awesome invitation and live our lives accordingly.
So choose life and seek conversion of heart.
SERVICES FOR THIS WEEK
This Sunday - 8th May 2022 Sung Parish Mass at 10.00 am
Mass at 7.00 pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 11.45 am Mass at 12.15 pm
Mass at 10.00 am
BCP / English Missal Mass at 10.00 am
Mass at 10.00 am
Next Sunday - 15th May 2022 Sung Parish Mass at 10.00 am
THIS WEEK’S SUNDAY MASS WILL BE BROADCAST. Tune in via our Parish Facebook page.
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“St Martin’s Parish Church, Fenny Stratford." TEA AND COFFEE IS SERVED AFTER MASS ON SUNDAYS - DO JOIN US FOR FELLOWSHIP.
BENEDICTINE STUDY GROUP
After discussion there seems to be a continuing interest in restarting this Study Group in its ongoing reflection on the book “Saint Benedict’s Toolbox” and in the practice of Lectio as prayer. The first meeting will take place on Tuesday 7th June at 7pm at the Vicarage. All are welcome.
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: For a joyful and devout keeping of Eastertide, that it may be a time of spiritual growth as we walk with Christ in His Glorious Resurrection.
The strength to witness more diligently to our Christian faith.
For an end of war in the Ukraine and in Somalia 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 the Burca Family, Brother Francis Calvert OSB, Eileen Walsh, 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 Mary Collier, Dom Kenneth Michael Maguire OSB, Graham Hawkins, Winifred Andrews, and also for Lucy Bellingham, Winifred Dunmore, Geoffrey Collins, Hubert Hanks, May Walter 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.
May blessings continue to be yours this Eastertide,
Father Victor (Dom Cuthbert OSB)