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

Mission Development Minister: Ben Otley 01752563485benotley.mission.plym@gmail.com

St Peter’s Church School: 01752 667724

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

Sunday 11th

Sunday of Week 19 OT

9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr PL

10.00am St Thomas Fr DCW

Morning Prayer

Sung Mass

Said Mass & Hymns

Mon 12th St Jane Francis de Chantal, Religious

St Peter 10.00am Fr PL

Mass

Tues13th St Pontian, Pope and Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW

Mass

Wed 14th St Maximilian Kolbe, Priest, Martyr

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW

 

Mass

 

Thurs15thThe Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

St Peter 7.30pm FrDCW et al

St  James 11.00 Fr DCW

Sung Mass & Procession of Our Lady

Mass

Friday16th St Stephen of Hungary

St Peter 10.00 Fr DCW

Mass

Sat17th  Memorial of BVM

St Peter 10.00amFr DCW

 

St James 5.00pm Fr DCW

 Mass

 

Mass & Homily

Sunday 18th

Sunday of Week 20 OT

9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr DCW

10.00am St Thomas FrPL

 

Morning Prayer

Sung Mass

Said 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

Cloisters – The Lunch Club. This week Aug 15thFuture dates include:Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19.

 

Open Church Thursday’s St Peter’s is now open during the daytime on Thursdays, if you are able to help man the church please sign the rota in the Cloisters

 

Walsingham Intercessions- There is a set of Intercession sheets in each church. Can any intentions for the Walsingham Pilgrimage please be listed. 

 

Feast for Fun- we will be hosting Feast for Fun over the summer holidays, Bouncy Castles, Arts & Crafts, lots of fun and a meal as well. All families welcome.Wednesday 21stvolunteers needed.Please speak to Ben Otley

 

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Thursday 15th Sung Mass and procession at St Peter’s at 7.30pm. If you are able to donate towards the cost of flowers for the occasion,please see Julian

 

Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham,The balance of £230 is now due. Transport is £25 and will be collected on the Day

 

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, Janice Allin, Michael Turner, Mary Wood, Leslie Porch, Sheila Tucker, Marcia Haycock, Sr Mary Joseph, Peter Athersuch, Tina Smart, Frank Hirst, Avril Archibald, Kathy Haydon,Dominic Luscombe, John Luscombe, Gillian Philpott, Bobby Lilicrap,  Sr Mary Patrick, Tim Shaer, Lorraine Otley, June Brock, Michael Warner, Rosemary and family, Natalie Firth, Fiona Hazeel, Janice Haydon, Nicola Smith, Fr Roger Beck

 

Readings at Mass

Collect

Almighty ever-living God,

whom, taught by the Holy Spirit,

we dare to call our Father,

bring, we pray, to perfection in our hearts

the spirit of adoption as your sons and daughters,

that we may merit to enter into the inheritance

which you have promised.

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                                                                                                                                                       Wisdom 18:6-9

That night had been foretold to our ancestors, so that,

once they saw what kind of oaths they had put their trust in,

they would joyfully take courage.

This was the expectation of your people,

the saving of the virtuous and the ruin of their enemies;

for by the same act with which you took vengeance on our foes

you made us glorious by calling us to you.

The devout children of worthy men offered sacrifice in secret

and this divine pact they struck with one accord:

that the saints would share the same blessings and dangers alike;

and forthwith they had begun to chant the hymns of the fathers.

 

Responsorial Psalm                                                                                                                           Psalm 32(33):1,12,18-20,22

Happy are the people the Lord has chosen as his own.

Ring out your joy to the Lord, O you just;

for praise is fitting for loyal hearts.

They are happy, whose God is the Lord,

the people he has chosen as his own.     Happy are the people the Lord has chosen as his own.

The Lord looks on those who revere him,

on those who hope in his love,

to rescue their souls from death,

to keep them alive in famine.                  Happy are the people the Lord has chosen as his own.

Our soul is waiting for the Lord.

The Lord is our help and our shield.

May your love be upon us, O Lord,

as we place all our hope in you.                               Happy are the people the Lord has chosen as his own.

 

Second reading                                                                                                                                   Hebrews 11:1-2,8-19

Only faith can guarantee the blessings that we hope for, or prove the existence of the realities that at present remain unseen. It was for faith that our ancestors were commended.

It was by faith that Abraham obeyed the call to set out for a country that was the inheritance given to him and his descendants, and that he set out without knowing where he was going. By faith he arrived, as a foreigner, in the Promised Land, and lived there as if in a strange country, with Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. They lived there in tents while he looked forward to a city founded, designed and built by God.

It was equally by faith that Sarah, in spite of being past the age, was made able to conceive, because she believed that he who had made the promise would be faithful to it. Because of this, there came from one man, and one who was already as good as dead himself, more descendants than could be counted, as many as the stars of heaven or the grains of sand on the seashore.

All these died in faith, before receiving any of the things that had been promised, but they saw them in the far distance and welcomed them, recognising that they were only strangers and nomads on earth. People who use such terms about themselves make it quite plain that they are in search of their real homeland. They can hardly have meant the country they came from, since they had the opportunity to go back to it; but in fact they were longing for a better homeland, their heavenly homeland. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, since he has founded the city for them.

It was by faith that Abraham, when put to the test, offered up Isaac. He offered to sacrifice his only son even though the promises had been made to him and he had been told: It is through Isaac that your name will be carried on. He was confident that God had the power even to raise the dead; and so, figuratively speaking, he was given back Isaac from the dead.

 

Gospel Acclamation                                                                                                                                                                          Mt11:25

Alleluia, alleluia!

Blessed are you, Father,

Lord of heaven and earth,

for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom

to mere children.

Alleluia!

 

Gospel                                                                                                                                                                                   Luke 12:32-48

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘There is no need to be afraid, little flock, for it has pleased your Father to give you the kingdom.

‘Sell your possessions and give alms. Get yourselves purses that do not wear out, treasure that will not fail you, in heaven where no thief can reach it and no moth destroy it. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

‘See that you are dressed for action and have your lamps lit. Be like men waiting for their master to return from the wedding feast, ready to open the door as soon as he comes and knocks. Happy those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. I tell you solemnly, he will put on an apron, sit them down at table and wait on them. It may be in the second watch he comes, or in the third, but happy those servants if he finds them ready. You may be quite sure of this, that if the householder had known at what hour the burglar would come, he would not have let anyone break through the wall of his house. You too must stand ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.’

Peter said, ‘Lord, do you mean this parable for us, or for everyone?’ The Lord replied, ‘What sort of steward, then, is faithful and wise enough for the master to place him over his household to give them their allowance of food at the proper time? Happy that servant if his master’s arrival finds him at this employment. I tell you truly, he will place him over everything he owns. But as for the servant who says to himself, “My master is taking his time coming,” and sets about beating the menservants and the maids, and eating and drinking and getting drunk, his master will come on a day he does not expect and at an hour he does not know. The master will cut him off and send him to the same fate as the unfaithful.

The servant who knows what his master wants, but has not even started to carry out those wishes, will receive very many strokes of the lash. The one who did not know, but deserves to be beaten for what he has done, will receive fewer strokes. When a man has had a great deal given him, a great deal will be demanded of him; when a man has had a great deal given him on trust, even more will be expected of him.’

 

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