Weekly Bulletin

 

 The Mission Community of St Peter and the Holy Apostles

St Thomas, Royal Navy Avenue + St Peter, Wyndham Square + St James-the-Less, Ham Drive

PL2 2AJ                                       PL1 5EG                                    PL2 2NJ

A Church of England Parish in the care of the Bishop of Ebbsfleet

Serving Keyham + Stonehouse + Ham & North Prospect

 

Parish Priest Fr. David Way SSC: 01752 240119 fr.davidway@gmail.com

Assistant Curate (SSM) Fr David Watson  david@compton-it.co.uk

Fr. Phillip Lamb: 01566 776805 frphiliplamb@gmail.com

Fr. Roger Beck 01752336393 rogerbeck07@gmail.com

St Peter’s Church School: 01752 667724

Parish Website: plymouthstpeter.co.uk ~ FOR MUCH MORE INFORMATION ON EVENTS, ETC.

 

Sunday  30th  December

Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

 9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr DCW

10.00am St Thomas Fr PL

 

 

 Morning Prayer

Sung Mass

Mass & Hymns

 

 

Mon 31st  

St Sylvester 1 Pp

St Peter 10.00am Fr PL

 Mass

 

Tues 1st Jan 2019       

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

St Peter 12.00noon Fr DCW

 Sung Mass  

Wed 2nd  

Ss Basil The Great and Gregory Nazianzen

St Peter 10.00am Fr PL

 Mass

Thurs 3rd        

The Most Holy Name of Jesus

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW

St James 11.00am Fr DCW

 Mass

 Mass

Friday 4th        

Weekday of Christmas

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW

 Mass

Sat 5th  

Weekday of Christmas

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW

 

St James 5.00pm Fr DCW

  Mass

 

 Mass

Sunday 6th December

The Epiphany of the Lord

 

 9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr PL

10.00am St Thomas Fr DCW

 

 

Morning Prayer

Sung 

Mass & Hymns

 

 

 

Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer are said publicly at 9.00am and 5.30pm daily except on Sundays (see above). The church is usually open daily between 8.30am and 11.30am 

We welcome all visitors to our church, on a Sunday there are people sat at the back of church who will help you with any aspect of the church before or during the service. The clergy would love to have the opportunity to speak to you after the service.

Tea, coffee or soft drinks are available after Mass, there is no charge for these refreshments but any donations are always welcome

 

NOTE: Safeguarding: If you have any concerns regarding the safety of children and others who are vulnerable,

regardless of age, you must tell the Duty Priest and/or Fiona Hazeel, the Lay Safeguarding Officer. 

safeguarding@plymouthstpeter.co.uk

 

Notices  

Open Night at The Vicarage next Sunday at 6.00pm, all welcome

 

New Year’s Day – Mary Mother of God  Why not start your year of with prayer at Mass in St Peter’s at Noon

 

St Peter’s School – Would like to take the children of Year 1 to the theatre in the new year, I am sure many of us can remember an early childhood memory of going to the cinema. Unfortunately school funding and the financial situation of some of the children are unable to go, so we are looking to sponsor a child at £10 each, a list is in church.  

 

Unity & Growth – A shared vision of Catholic Mission and Evangelism, Saturday 19th January 2019 at Newton Abbot. Please put this date in your diary and make a commitment to attend. Transport and a Hot lunch will be provided a sign up sheet is available for you to add your name to.

 

Post Christmas Meal – This will take place at PL1 on 23rd January 2019. This is always an enjoyable event so please come along. A sign up sheet is in church for you to add your name to.

 

 

For Intercession If you have placed anybody on this list could you review their need to be on it regularly, and ensure that Fr David is made aware of any changes

Those who have asked for our prayers…. Denise, Bernard Roberts, Barbara Norris, Janice Allin, David Batten, Michael Turner, Mary Wood, Leslie Porch, Sheila Tucker, Marcia Haycock, Joy Parker,  Sister Mary Joseph, Peter Athersuch, Tina Smart,  Roy Groves, Frank Hirst, Avril Archibald, Wendy Mills,  Kathy Haydon, Robert Lamb, Dominic Luscombe.

 

The Recently Departed  

 

Readings at Mass

 

Collect

O God, who were pleased to give us

the shining example of the Holy Family,

graciously grant that we may imitate them

in practising the virtues of family life and in the bonds of charity,

and so, in the joy of your house,

delight one day in eternal rewards.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever.

 

First reading                                                                                                                1 Samuel 1:20-22,24-28

Hannah conceived and gave birth to a son, and called him Samuel ‘since’ she said ‘I asked the Lord for him.’

When a year had gone by, the husband Elkanah went up again with all his family to offer the annual sacrifice to the Lord and to fulfil his vow. Hannah, however, did not go up, having said to her husband, ‘Not before the child is weaned. Then I will bring him and present him before the Lord and he shall stay there for ever.’

When she had weaned him, she took him up with her together with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour and a skin of wine, and she brought him to the temple of the Lord at Shiloh; and the child was with them. They slaughtered the bull and the child’s mother came to Eli. She said, ‘If you please, my lord. As you live, my lord, I am the woman who stood here beside you, praying to the Lord. This is the child I prayed for, and the Lord granted me what I asked him. Now I make him over to the Lord for the whole of his life. He is made over to the Lord.’

 

 

Responsorial Psalm                                                                                                     Psalm 83(84):2-3,5-6,9-10

They are happy who dwell in your house, O Lord.

How lovely is your dwelling place,

Lord, God of hosts.

My soul is longing and yearning,

is yearning for the courts of the Lord.

My heart and my soul ring out their joy

to God, the living God.

They are happy who dwell in your house, O Lord.

They are happy, who dwell in your house,

for ever singing your praise.

They are happy, whose strength is in you,

in whose hearts are the roads to Zion.

They are happy who dwell in your house, O Lord.

O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer,

give ear, O God of Jacob.

Turn your eyes, O God, our shield,

look on the face of your anointed.

They are happy who dwell in your house, O Lord.

 

 

Second reading                                                                                                            1 John 3:1-2,21-24

Think of the love that the Father has lavished on us, by letting us be called God’s children; and that is what we are.

Because the world refused to acknowledge him, therefore it does not acknowledge us.

My dear people, we are already the children of God but what we are to be in the future has not yet been revealed;

all we know is, that when it is revealed we shall be like him because we shall see him as he really is.

My dear people, if we cannot be condemned by our own conscience, we need not be afraid in God’s presence,

and whatever we ask him, we shall receive, because we keep his commandments and live the kind of life that he wants.

His commandments are these: that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and that we love one another

as he told us to. Whoever keeps his commandments lives in God and God lives in him. We know that he lives in us

by the Spirit that he has given us.

 

Gospel Acclamation                                                                                                                 cf.Ac16:14

Alleluia, alleluia!

Open our heart, O Lord,

to accept the words of your Son.

Alleluia!

 

Gospel                                                                                                                                     Luke 2:41-52

Every year the parents of Jesus used to go to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up for the feast as usual. When they were on their way home after the feast, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem without his parents knowing it. They assumed he was with the caravan, and it was only after a day’s journey that they went to look for him among their relations and acquaintances. When they failed to find him they went back to Jerusalem looking for him everywhere.

Three days later, they found him in the Temple, sitting among the doctors, listening to them, and asking them questions; and all those who heard him were astounded at his intelligence and his replies. They were overcome when they saw him, and his mother said to him, ‘My child, why have, you done this to us? See how worried your father and I have been, looking for you.’ ‘Why were you looking for me?’ he replied ‘Did you not know that I must be busy with my Father’s affairs?’ But they did not understand what he meant.

He then went down with them and came to Nazareth and lived under their authority. His mother stored up all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom, in stature, and in favour with God and men.

 

Copyright © 1996-2016 Universalis Publishing Limited: see www.universalis.com. Scripture readings from the Jerusalem Bible are published and copyright © 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd and Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc, and used by permission of the publishers. Text of the Psalms: Copyright © 1963, The Grail (England). Used with permission of A.P. Watt Ltd.  All rights reserved.