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 23rdDecember

4thSunday of Advent

 

 9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr DCW

10.00am St Thomas FrDW

 

6.00pm St Peter

 

Morning Prayer

Sung Mass

Mass& Hymns

 

Carol Service & Christingle

Mon 24th

Christmas Eve

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW

St Peter 5.00pm

 

St Peter 11.30pm

 Mass

Informal Crib Service

Midnight Mass& Blessing of the Crib

Tues25th

Christmas Day

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW

Sung Mass

Wed26th

St Stephen Protomartyr

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW

Mass with Hymns

Thurs27th

St John Ap Ev

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW

St James 11.00am Fr DCW

Masswith Hymns

Mass

Friday28th

Holy Innocents Mm

St Peter 10.00am FrDCW

Masswith Hymns

Sat 29th

St Thomas Becket Bp M

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW

 

St James 5.00pm Fr DCW

  Masswith Hymns

 

 Mass & Homily

Sunday 30thDecember

Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

 

 9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr DCW

10.00am St Thomas FrPL

 

 

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

Donations for flowers at St Peter’s this Christmas Should be given to Julian

 

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 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,  Sister Mary Joseph, Peter Athersuch, Tina Smart, Roy Groves, Frank Hirst, Avril Archibald, Wendy Mills, Kathy Haydon, Robert Lamb, Tulia & Viola Fulton,Dominic Luscombe, Fr Roger Beck, Fr Laurie Way

 

Readings at Mass

 

Collect

Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord,

your grace into our hearts,

that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ your Son

was made known by the message of an Angel,

may by his Passion and Cross

be brought to the glory of his Resurrection.

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

one God, for ever and ever.

 

First reading                                                                                                                Micah 5:1-4

The Lord says this:

But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,

the least of the clans of Judah,

out of you will be born for me

the one who is to rule over Israel;

his origin goes back to the distant past,

to the days of old.

The Lord is therefore going to abandon them

till the time when she who is to give birth gives birth.

Then the remnant of his brothers will come back

to the sons of Israel.

He will stand and feed his flock

with the power of the Lord,

with the majesty of the name of his God.

They will live secure, for from then on he will extend his power

to the ends of the land.

He himself will be peace.

 

Responsorial Psalm                                                                                         Psalm 79(80):2-3,15-16,18-19

Lord of hosts, bring us back; let your face shine on us and we shall be saved.

O shepherd of Israel, hear us,

shine forth from your cherubim throne.

O Lord, rouse up your might,

O Lord, come to our help.

Lord of hosts, bring us back; let your face shine on us and we shall be saved.

God of hosts, turn again, we implore,

look down from heaven and see.

Visit this vine and protect it,

the vine your right hand has planted.

Lord of hosts, bring us back; let your face shine on us and we shall be saved.

May your hand be on the man you have chosen,

the man you have given your strength.

And we shall never forsake you again;

give us life that we may call upon your name.

Lord of hosts, bring us back; let your face shine on us and we shall be saved.

 

Second reading                                                                                                            Hebrews 10:5-10

This is what Christ said, on coming into the world:

You who wanted no sacrifice or oblation,

prepared a body for me.

You took no pleasure in holocausts or sacrifices for sin;

then I said,

just as I was commanded in the scroll of the book,

‘God, here I am! I am coming to obey your will.’

Notice that he says first: You did not want what the Law lays down as the things to be offered, that is: the sacrifices, the oblations, the holocausts and the sacrifices for sin, and you took no pleasure in them; and then he says: Here I am! I am coming to obey your will. He is abolishing the first sort to replace it with the second. And this will was for us to be made holy by the offering of his body made once and for all by Jesus Christ.

 

 

Gospel Acclamation                                                                                                                 Lk1:38

Alleluia, alleluia!

I am the handmaid of the Lord:

let what you have said be done to me.

Alleluia!

 

Gospel                                                                                                                         Luke 1:39-44

Mary set out and went as quickly as she could to a town in the hill country of Judah. She went into Zechariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth. Now as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. She gave a loud cry and said, ‘Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord? For the moment your greeting reached my ears, the child in my womb leapt for joy. Yes, blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled.’

 

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.

 
 

Merry Christmas to All People