Sept 24 2022
HARVEST FESTIVAL SUNDAY/ THE TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - 25th September 2022
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, This weekend we keep a time of special prayer to thank God for the harvest, for the fields which have been ploughed and the food which has been planted and produced on the land. We will use this food to get us through the dark winter and beyond. It is also a time to thank God for all the comforts we enjoy because others have worked hard to produce them.
SERVICES FOR THE WEEK 25th September- 2nd October Sunday - Parish Mass with Thanksgiving for the Harvest at 10.00 am
Tuesday – Mass at 6.30 pm
Benedictine Study Group at 7.00 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 - 2nd October 2022 Parish Mass for the 27th 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.
PARISH NEWS PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO ONLINE BULLETIN THE WEEKEND OF 3rd-4th September.
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.
Thanks to the Volunteers that helped with the decoration of church last Friday. The Church looks wonderful.
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: In thanksgiving for the Harvest and for all who work on the land or at sea.
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 Glenys Healey, Nellie Graves, Bernard Lines, John Houghton 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. Every blessing,
Father Victor (Dom Cuthbert OSB)