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 07939800544 benotley.mission.plym@gmail.com

St Peter’s Church School: 01752 667724

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

Sunday 24th November

Christ the King

9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr RB

10.00am St Thomas Fr DCW

 

Morning Prayer

Sung Mass

Said Mass & Hymns

Mon 25thSt Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin, Martyr

St Peter 10.00am Fr PL

Mass

Tues26thFeria

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW

Mass

Wed27thFeria

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW

 

Mass

 

Thurs28thFeria

St Peter 10.00amFrDCW

St  James 11.00 Fr DCW

Mass

Mass

Friday29thFeria

St Peter10.00am Fr DCW

Mass

Sat30thSt Andrew, Apostle

End of the Liturgical Year C

St Peter 10.00amFrDCW

 

St James 5.00pm Fr DCW

 Mass

 

Mass & Homily

Start of the Liturgical year A

Sunday 1st December

The First Sunday of Advent

 

9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr DW

10.00am St Thomas Fr PL

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.Future dates include: This week- Nov 21, andDec 19.

 

The Parish of St Peter and the Holy Apostles – A New History by Ted Luscombe is now available again copies cost £6-50

 

Welcomers & Hosts Thank you to everybody who attended our training session yesterday, it was a very positive time together and we now look forward to welcoming people into our midst.

Christmas Dinner – The balance for the parish Christmas dinner needs to be paid today.

 

Christingle 1st December at St Peter’s, We are planning a wonderful Christingle service and experience and we would like your support and help. We will start with family activities at 4.00pm followed by the service at 5.00pm and then refreshments at 6.00pm. This will be the first of what we hope will become a regular Messy Church service.

 

Candlelit Candlemas Dinner at PL1- Wednesday January 29th , a sign up sheet is in Cloisters if you would like to sign to come, please think about bringing a friend.

 

Raffle / Savings Club Pay Out is taking place today and also marks Joanne Caufield’s stepping down as coordinator of both, We would like to thank Joanne on behalf of the Parish for all her hard work over the years. The Savings Club and Raffle will continue if you would like to help with this could you please see Graham.

 

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, June Brock,Natalie Firth, Fiona Hazeel, Emma Addison, Christopher Brown, Lorraine Otley, Michael Warner, Fr Bryan Lamb, Stephen Wright, Fr Laurie Way

 

Readings at Mass

Collect

Almighty ever-living God,

whose will is to restore all things

in your beloved Son, the King of the universe,

grant, we pray,

that the whole creation, set free from slavery,

may render your majesty service

and ceaselessly proclaim your praise.

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                                                                                                                2 Samuel 5:1-3

All the tribes of Israel then came to David at Hebron. ‘Look’ they said ‘we are your own flesh and blood. In days past when Saul was our king, it was you who led Israel in all their exploits; and the Lord said to you, “You are the man who shall be shepherd of my people Israel, you shall be the leader of Israel.”’ So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and King David made a pact with them at Hebron in the presence of the Lord, and they anointed David king of Israel.

 

Responsorial Psalm                                                                                                     Psalm 121(122):1-5

I rejoiced when I heard them say: ‘Let us go to God’s house.’

I rejoiced when I heard them say:

‘Let us go to God’s house.’

And now our feet are standing

within your gates, O Jerusalem.       I rejoiced when I heard them say: ‘Let us go to God’s house.’

Jerusalem is built as a city

strongly compact.

It is there that the tribes go up,

the tribes of the Lord.         I rejoiced when I heard them say: ‘Let us go to God’s house.’

For Israel’s law it is,

there to praise the Lord’s name.

There were set the thrones of judgement

of the house of David.        I rejoiced when I heard them say: ‘Let us go to God’s house.’

 

Second reading                                                                                                            Colossians 1:12-20

We give thanks to the Father who has made it possible for you to join the saints and with them to inherit the light.

Because that is what he has done: he has taken us out of the power of darkness and created a place for us in the kingdom of the Son that he loves, and in him, we gain our freedom, the forgiveness of our sins.

He is the image of the unseen God

and the first-born of all creation,

for in him were created

all things in heaven and on earth:

everything visible and everything invisible,

Thrones, Dominations, Sovereignties, Powers –

all things were created through him and for him.

Before anything was created, he existed,

and he holds all things in unity.

Now the Church is his body,

he is its head.

As he is the Beginning,

he was first to be born from the dead,

so that he should be first in every way;

because God wanted all perfection

to be found in him

and all things to be reconciled through him and for him,

everything in heaven and everything on earth,

when he made peace

by his death on the cross.

 

Gospel Acclamation                                                                                                                 Mk11:10

Alleluia, alleluia!

Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord!

Blessings on the coming kingdom of our father David!

Alleluia!

 

Gospel                                                                                                                                     Luke 23:35-43

The people stayed there before the cross watching Jesus. As for the leaders, they jeered at him. ‘He saved others,’ they said ‘let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen One.’ The soldiers mocked him too, and when they approached to offer vinegar they said, ‘If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.’ Above him there was an inscription: ‘This is the King of the Jews.’

One of the criminals hanging there abused him. ‘Are you not the Christ?’ he said. ‘Save yourself and us as well.’ But the other spoke up and rebuked him. ‘Have you no fear of God at all?’ he said. ‘You got the same sentence as he did, but in our case we deserved it: we are paying for what we did. But this man has done nothing wrong. Jesus,’ he said ‘remember me when you come into your kingdom.’ ‘Indeed, I promise you,’ he replied ‘today you will be with me in paradise.’

Copyright © 1996-2019 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.