Sept 17th 2022
THE TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - 18th September 2022
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, In our readings this Sunday, the prophet Amos speaks out against those who exploit the poor and helpless and Our Lord makes it clear that we cannot serve both God and money. A true Christian uses the riches that have come his way with responsibility, favouring always, those in need.
Today we remember at Mass and commend the soul of our late Queen Elizabeth. We ask on this Sunday, the eve of her funeral, for her sins to be forgiven and that she may be welcomed into the Kingdom of the one she sought to serve in faithfulness through her life. May she find there a place of refreshment, light and peace.
SERVICES FOR THE WEEK 18th September- 25th September
Sunday - Parish Mass with Prayers of Commendation for our late Queen at 10.00 am
Monday - The Firing of the Fenny Poppers in Leon Recreational Ground with Prayers in remembrance of Our Late Queen Elizabeth at 10.00 am
Tuesday – Mass at 6.30 pm
Wednesday – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 11.45 am Mass at 12.15 pm
Thursday - Mass at 10.00 am
Friday - BCP / English Missal Mass at 10.00 am
Saturday - Mass at 10.00 am
Next Sunday - 25th September 2022
Festal Mass in thanksgiving for the Harvest at 10.00 am
SUNDAY MASS WILL BE BROADCAST this week.
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THE FIRING OF THE FENNY POPPERS IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE QUEEN
In honour of Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth and in her memory, the Poppers will be fired at 10 am this Monday, 19th September in Leon Recreation Ground, together with brief prayers for the repose of her soul and for our new King Charles III.
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 as prayer.
Next Sunday is OUR HARVEST FESTIVAL, celebrated during our Parish Mass. We would welcome items with which to decorate the Church and items such as tinned and dry goods that can later be distributed through the Bletchley Food Cupboard to needy local families.
Volunteers to help with the decoration of church would be welcome this Friday after the 10.00 am Mass
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 the repose of the soul of our late Queen Elizabeth.
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 Suzanna Moirano, June Reid, 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 Queen Elizabeth and all the recently departed , and for all whose 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)