Oct 30th 2022
THE SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS - 30th October 2022
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, We all long, after this life closes, to see God our Father, face to face. Today we honour those countless men and women, canonised and uncanonised, who in their lifetimes remained faithful to Christ’s gospel to the hour of death. We pray for their intercession to help us to follow them to the heavenly city.
SERVICES FOR THE WEEK 30th October - 6th November
Sunday - Festal Mass at 10.00 am
Tuesday – Mass at 6.30 pm Benedictine Study Group at 7.00 pm
Wednesday – All Souls
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 11.45 am
Requiem Mass with the Blessing of the graves in our Church yard at 12.15 pm
Sung Requiem Mass at 7.00 pm
Thursday - Mass at 10.00 am
Friday - BCP / English Missal Mass at 10.00 am
Saturday - Mass at 10.00 am
Next Sunday - 6th November 2022
Parish Mass for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time at 10.00 am
SUNDAY MASS WILL BE BROADCAST this week. Tune in via our Parish Facebook page.
TO TUNE IN VIA FACEBOOK TO JOIN IN OUR WORSHIP PLEASE OPEN THE FACEBOOK APP ON YOUR PHONE OR DEVICE AND SEARCH FOR: “St Martin’s Parish Church, Fenny Stratford."
TEA AND COFFEE IS SERVED AFTER MASS ON SUNDAYS - DO JOIN US FOR FELLOWSHIP.
BENEDICTINE STUDY GROUP The next meeting will take place this Tuesday, the at 7pm at the Vicarage. All are welcome. The Study Group continues once again with its reflection on the book “Saint Benedict’s Toolbox” and in the practice of Lectio.
ALL SOULS DAY WILL BE OBSERVED this Wednesday 2nd November with a Low Mass and Blessing of those resting in our Churchyard at 12.15 pm and a Sung Mass at 7.00 pm. The names of Departed loved ones will be read out at both Masses. The List for names of the departed will be available on the table at the back of Church from next week.
A TRADITIONAL BONFIRE NIGHT PARTY will be taking place at the Vicarage next Saturday 5th November beginning at 6 pm and ending at 8.30 pm. Bonfire with Guy. Fireworks. Apple Dunking and other Games. Finishing with Baked Potatoes with various fillings and other Refreshments. £3.50 per head is the suggested donation. All 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 all the Faithful Departed and for those we pray for this All Souls Day
For 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 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 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 Heather Burke, Suzanna Moirano, June Reid, Nicola Monaghan, Father Gary Ecclestone, Rosalio Eluna, Susan Carter, Pam Wilderspin, Paul Ward, Jean Holden, Peter White, Denis & Yvonne Simpson, David Lingham, Sandra Walduck, Eugenius Yung and Doris Weatherley.
For the Departed:
For Norman Kent and all the recently departed , and for all whose Year’s Mind occurs at this time.
Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord.
And let Light Perpetual shine upon them
Father Victor (Dom Cuthbert OSB)