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 3rd February

4th Week in Ordinary Time

 

9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr DW

10.00am St Thomas Fr DCW

 

 Morning Prayer

 Sung Mass

 Mass & Hymns

Mon 4th    

St Agatha V M

St Peter 10.00am Fr RB

 Mass

 

Tues 5th

Ss Paul Miki and his Companions M

St Peter 10.00am Fr RB

 Mass  

Wed 6th

Feria

St Peter 10.00am Fr RB

 Mass

Thurs 7th         

Feria

St Peter 10.00am Fr PL

St James 11.00am Fr DCW

 Mass

 Mass

Friday 8th      

St Jerome Emiliani

 

St Peter 10.00 Fr RB

 

Mass

Sat 9th

Saturday Memorial of BVM

St Peter 10.00am Fr RB

 

St James 5.00pm Fr DCW

 Mass

 

 Mass

Sunday 10th February

5th Week 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 & 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 Feb 21, Mar 21, Apr 25, May 23, June 20, 18 July, Aug 15, Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19.

 

Lent Group – This year will be a joint group with other Plymouth parishes, and we will be looking at the 7 Sacred Spaces. These will be held on a Tuesday night in Lent at 7.00pm in St Thomas. Transport will be available.

Happy Birthday to a lot of people over this weekend and week but notably to Sister Mary Joseph on her 90th

 

Announcement – We are pleased to announce that Mr Ben Otley will be joining us From the first week of Lent as a Anglo Catholic Mission Development Minister, as well as working in our Mission Community, Ben will also work with Our Lady of Glastonbury Mission Community. Ben will be living at St Thomas’.  

 

During Lent this year we will trial running the minibus on a Sunday Morning to St Peter’s if you would be interested please see Fr David.

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, John Luscombe, Fr Alan Rabjohns, Fabian, Gillian Philpott 

 

The Recently Departed: David Hill

 

Readings at Mass

 

Collect

Grant us, Lord our God,

that we may honour you with all our mind,

and love everyone in truth of heart.

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                                                                                                                Jeremiah 1:4-5,17-19

'I have appointed you prophet to the nations'

In the days of Josiah, the word of the Lord was addressed to me, saying:

‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you came to birth I consecrated you; I have appointed you as prophet to the nations. ‘So now brace yourself for action. Stand up and tell them all I command you.

Do not be dismayed at their presence, or in their presence I will make you dismayed.

‘I, for my part, today will make you into a fortified city, a pillar of iron, and a wall of bronze to confront all this land:

the kings of Judah, its princes, its priests and the country people. They will fight against you but shall not overcome you,for I am with you to deliver you – it is the Lord who speaks.’

 

Responsorial Psalm                                                                                                     Psalm 70(71):1-6,15,17

My lips will tell of your help.

In you, O Lord, I take refuge;

let me never be put to shame.

In your justice rescue me, free me:

pay heed to me and save me.

My lips will tell of your help.

Be a rock where I can take refuge,

a mighty stronghold to save me;

for you are my rock, my stronghold.

Free me from the hand of the wicked.

My lips will tell of your help.

It is you, O Lord, who are my hope,

my trust, O Lord, since my youth.

On you I have leaned from my birth,

from my mother’s womb you have been my help.

My lips will tell of your help.

My lips will tell of your justice

and day by day of your help.

O God, you have taught me from my youth

and I proclaim your wonders still.

My lips will tell of your help.

 

Second reading                                                                                                            1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13

The supremacy of charity

Be ambitious for the higher gifts. And I am going to show you a way that is better than any of them.

If I have all the eloquence of men or of angels, but speak without love, I am simply a gong booming or a cymbal clashing. If I have the gift of prophecy, understanding all the mysteries there are, and knowing everything, and if I have faith in all its fullness, to move mountains, but without love, then I am nothing at all. If I give away all that I possess, piece by piece, and if I even let them take my body to burn it, but am without love, it will do me no good whatever.

Love is always patient and kind; it is never jealous; love is never boastful or conceited; it is never rude or selfish; it does not take offence, and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people’s sins but delights in the truth; it is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.

Love does not come to an end. But if there are gifts of prophecy, the time will come when they must fail; or the gift of languages, it will not continue for ever; and knowledge – for this, too, the time will come when it must fail. For our knowledge is imperfect and our prophesying is imperfect; but once perfection comes, all imperfect things will disappear. When I was a child, I used to talk like a child, and think like a child, and argue like a child, but now I am a man, all childish ways are put behind me. Now we are seeing a dim reflection in a mirror; but then we shall be seeing face to face. The knowledge that I have now is imperfect; but then I shall know as fully as I am known.

In short, there are three things that last: faith, hope and love; and the greatest of these is love.

 

Gospel Acclamation                                                                                                                             Jn14:6

Alleluia, alleluia!

I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, says the Lord;

No one can come to the Father except through me.

Alleluia!

 

Gospel                                                                                                                                     Luke 4:21-30

No prophet is ever accepted in his own country

Jesus began to speak in the synagogue: ‘This text is being fulfilled today even as you listen.’ And he won the approval of all, and they were astonished by the gracious words that came from his lips. They said, ‘This is Joseph’s son, surely?’

But he replied, ‘No doubt you will quote me the saying, “Physician, heal yourself” and tell me, “We have heard all that happened in Capernaum, do the same here in your own countryside.”’

And he went on, ‘I tell you solemnly, no prophet is ever accepted in his own country.

‘There were many widows in Israel, I can assure you, in Elijah’s day, when heaven remained shut for three years and six months and a great famine raged throughout the land, but Elijah was not sent to any one of these: he was sent to a widow at Zarephath, a Sidonian town. And in the prophet Elisha’s time there were many lepers in Israel, but none of these was cured, except the Syrian, Naaman.’

When they heard this everyone in the synagogue was enraged. They sprang to their feet and hustled him out of the town; and they took him up to the brow of the hill their town was built on, intending to throw him down the cliff, but he slipped through the crowd and walked away.

 

 

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