Oct 15th 2023
28th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - 15th October 2023
My Dear Friends,
The Holy Scriptures often compare the joys of Heaven to a sumptuous banquet which God offers to the friends who love and serve Him. As we participate in the precious gift that He has given to us, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, we pray that we may be found worthy, at the end of this life, to take our place at God’s eternal banquet.
SERVICES FOR THIS WEEK
15th October 2023
THIS SUNDAY - Parish Mass at 10.00 am.
MONDAY - No Mass today.
TUESDAY - Mass at 6.30 pm.
WEDNESDAY - Eucharistic Adoration at 11.45
Mass at 12.15 pm.
THURSDAY - Mass at 10.00 am.
FRIDAY - Mass (Book of Common Prayer) at 10.00 am.
SATURDAY - No Mass today.
THE 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Parish Mass at 10.00 am.
TEA AND COFFEE IS AVAILABLE AFTER MASS ON SUNDAYS - DO JOIN US FOR FELLOWSHIP.
THE RE-CARPETING OF THE CHURCH FLOORS
On Wednesday of this last week, the carpets in the Sanctuary and the rest of the Church were taken out. It was hoped that the tiled flooring under the carpet might be able to be restored. Sadly, however, the state of the flooring in the sanctuary will not allow for this. You will be able to see this for yourselves this Sunday.
Therefore the plan is to move forward this week to re-carpet the sanctuary and by the following Sunday, the 22nd October this will be completed. Hopefully this will brighten and freshen up the appearance of the Church. Father Victor will give more detail this Sunday.
THE SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS
We celebrate and ask the assistance of All the Saints, both known and unknown.
Wednesday 1st, November
Low Mass at 12.15 pm
SUNG FESTAL MASS AT 7.00 pm
THE FEAST OF ALL SOULS
We pray Almighty God that He grant the souls of the departed forgiveness of sin and eternal rest an peace.
Thursday 2nd November
Low Mass and the Blessing of those at rest in our Churchyard at 10.00 am
SUNG MASS AT 7.00 pm
BONFIRE NIGHT PARTY
Saturday 4th November at the Vicarage
From 5 pm - 7.30 pm
Entrance by Ticket - £5 per Adult. £2 per Child
Fireworks & Baked Potatoes, along with Hot Chocolate & Marshmallows, Apple Dunking & other Games too!!!
BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW.
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 NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL is now up and running 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.
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:
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 our Bishop Paul and all the Parishes that look to him in the Oswestry Episcopal District.
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 success of our part of the Fenny Poppers Festival, that it may be an opportunity for others to experience our Church and community positively.
For the successful launch of our new 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 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 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 Doris Weatherley, Yvonne and Denis Simpson, Judy Rogers, Benyamin Kha-jeh-pour, Gary Ashby, Richard Lyons, Heather Burke, June Reid, Nicola Monaghan, Rosalio Eluna, Susan Carter, Pam Wilderspin, Jean Holden, Peter White, Paul Ward, David Lingham, Sandra Walduck and Eugenius Yung.
For the Departed:
For Lawrence Itolondo Mulama and all the recently departed, for those that rest in our Churchyard, and for Dorothy Hill, Patrick Proctor, Thomas Butler, Mary Nudds, Peter Lubbock, Charles Brazier, Barbara Curtois, Lilian Hitchman, Sydney Johnson, Kath Reeves, Carla Scott and all whose Year’s Mind occurs at this time.
Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord.
And let Light Perpetual shine upon them.
As always I wish you and your families every blessing,
Father Victor (Brother Cuthbert)