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 7thOctober

27thSunday in Ordinary Time

9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr RB

10.00am St Thomas Fr PL

 

Morning Prayer

Sung Mass

Mass& Hymns

 

Mon8th October

Feria

St Peter 10.00am Fr RB

 Mass

Tues 9th

Bl John Henry Newman Pr

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW

 

 Mass

Wed10th

St Paulinus of York Bp

St Peter 7.30pm Fr RB

Sung Mass (First Mass)

Thurs11th

St John xxiii Pp

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW

St James 11.00am Fr DCW

 Mass

 Mass

Friday12th

St Wilfrid Bp

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW

 Mass

Sat 13th

St Edward the Confessor King

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW

 

St James 5.00pm Fr DCW

  Mass

 

 Mass & Homily

Sunday14thOctober

28thSunday in Ordinary Time

 9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr PL

10.00am St Thomas Fr DCW

6.00pm St Peter’s

Morning Prayer

Sung Mass

Mass& Hymns

Vespers and Benediction

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

 

We pride ourselves on our open door approach in which everybody is welcome, unfortunately with this approach comes the responsibility of staying safe and looking after our personal possessions! 

 

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

Cloisters – the Lunch Club, future dates, October 18th, November 15th, December 20th

 

Why on Earth” Is our new Tuesday Evening Study group we will meet in St Peter’s at 7.00pm and be finished by 9.00pm. We will be  delving into life’s big questions with sessions on Faith Vs Science?, Why on Earth bother with church, Why on earth are some Christians so judgemental, Why on earth do bad things happen to good people, Why on earth would I believe the Christian Message. As you will see from the titles these are questions which not only church people are answering, so if you know someone who might to join us in looking at these questions please bring them along.

 

Deanery Synod is Meeting on Wednesday at 7.00pm in Stoke Dameral church.

 

We hope to re establish our CBS Ward in the near future, If you are a member or would be interested in joining then please come along to Vespers and Benediction Next Sunday at St Peter’s 6.00pm

 

Important Diary Date

Saturday 19th January 2019 Important Catholic Evangelism Day at Newton Abbot

 

For IntercessionIf 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, Brian Watts, Sister Mary Joseph, Peter Athersuch, Tina Smart, Roy Groves, Frank Hirst, Avril Archibald, Wendy Mills, Ann Collins, Roy Dobson, Kathy Haydon, Robert Lamb, Tulia & Viola Fulton, John Veal, James Godfrey

 

 

Readings at Mass

Collect

Almighty ever-living God,

who in the abundance of your kindness

surpass the merits and the desires of those who entreat you,

pour out your mercy upon us

to pardon what conscience dreads

and to give what prayer does not dare to ask.

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                                                                                                                            Genesis 2:18-24

The Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone. I will make him a helpmate.’ So from the soil the Lord God fashioned all the wild beasts and all the birds of heaven. These he brought to the man to see what he would call them; each one was to bear the name the man would give it. The man gave names to all the cattle, all the birds of heaven and all the wild beasts. But no helpmate suitable for man was found for him. So the Lord God made the man fall into a deep sleep. And while he slept, he took one of his ribs and enclosed it in flesh. The Lord God built the rib he had taken from the man into a woman, and brought her to the man. The man exclaimed:

‘This at last is bone from my bones,and flesh from my flesh!This is to be called woman,for this was taken from man.’

This is why a man leaves his father and mother and joins himself to his wife, and they become one body.

 

Responsorial Psalm                                                                                                                 Psalm 127(128)

May the Lord bless us all the days of our life.

O blessed are those who fear the Lord

and walk in his ways!

By the labour of your hands you shall eat.

You will be happy and prosper.

May the Lord bless us all the days of our life.

Your wife like a fruitful vine

in the heart of your house;

your children like shoots of the olive,

around your table.

May the Lord bless us all the days of our life.

Indeed thus shall be blessed

the man who fears the Lord.

May the Lord bless you from Zion

in a happy Jerusalem

all the days of your life!

May you see your children’s children.

On Israel, peace!

May the Lord bless us all the days of our life.

 

Second reading                                                                                                                        Hebrews 2:9-11

We see in Jesus one who was for a short while made lower than the angels and is now crowned with glory and splendour because he submitted to death; by God’s grace he had to experience death for all mankind.

As it was his purpose to bring a great many of his sons into glory, it was appropriate that God, for whom everything exists and through whom everything exists, should make perfect, through suffering, the leader who would take them to their salvation. For the one who sanctifies, and the ones who are sanctified, are of the same stock; that is why he openly calls them brothers.

 

Gospel Acclamation                                                                                                                             Jn17:17

Alleluia, alleluia!

Your word is truth, O Lord:

consecrate us in the truth.

Alleluia!

 

Or

1Jn4:12

Alleluia, alleluia!

As long as we love one another

God will live in us

and his love will be complete in us.

Alleluia!

 

Gospel                                                                                                                         Mark 10:2-16

Some Pharisees approached Jesus and asked, ‘Is it against the law for a man to divorce his wife?’ They were testing him. He answered them, ‘What did Moses command you?’ ‘Moses allowed us’ they said ‘to draw up a writ of dismissal and so to divorce.’ Then Jesus said to them, ‘It was because you were so unteachable that he wrote this commandment for you. But from the beginning of creation God made them male and female. This is why a man must leave father and mother, and the two become one body. They are no longer two, therefore, but one body. So then, what God has united, man must not divide.’ Back in the house the disciples questioned him again about this, and he said to them, ‘The man who divorces his wife and marries another is guilty of adultery against her. And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another she is guilty of adultery too.’

People were bringing little children to him, for him to touch them. The disciples turned them away, but when Jesus saw this he was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. I tell you solemnly, anyone who does not welcome the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’ Then he put his arms round them, laid his hands on them and gave them his blessing.

 

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