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Oct 28th 2023

My Dear Friends,


God always has a special care for those who are particularly vulnerable: the bewildered stranger, the lonely widow or orphan, the sick and handicapped. Our Lord’s rule is very clear- we must treat others as we would wish to be treated ourselves. This is the crux of the Gospel.


SERVICES FOR THIS WEEK


29th October 2023

THIS SUNDAY - Parish Mass at 10.00 am.


30th October

MONDAY - No Mass today.


31st October

TUESDAY - Mass at 6.30 pm.


1st November - SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS

WEDNESDAY - Eucharistic Adoration at 11.45

am.

Mass at 12.15 pm.

- SUNG FESTAL MASS at 7.00 pm


2nd November - ALL SOULS

THURSDAY - Mass at 10.00 am.

- SUNG MASS at 7.00 pm


3rd November

FRIDAY - Mass (Book of Common Prayer) at 10.00 am.


4th November

SATURDAY - Mass at 10.00 am.

- Adult Baptism / Confirmation Class

in Vicarage at 11.15 am.

- Bonfire Night Party at the Vicarage

starting at 5 pm. (See below)


5th November

THE 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time - Parish Mass at 10.00 am.


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


PARISH NEWS


THE RE-CARPETING OF THE CHURCH FLOORS

are now complete. Hopefully this now brightens and freshens up the appearance of our Church and we have taken the opportunity to rearrange things in the sanctuary to improve the dignity and quality of our worship.


FORTHCOMING EVENTS


THE SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS

We celebrate and ask the intercession and 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:

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 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 Bertha Vigor, Elizabeth Green, Arthur Parkins, Dorothy Broderick, Gillian Strawniczy, Alice Downes and all whose Year’s Mind occurs at this time.

Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord.

And let Light Perpetual shine upon them.


Every blessing as always,


Father Victor (Brother Cuthbert)


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