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 6thJanuary

The Epiphany of the Lord

9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr PL

10.00am St Thomas FrDCW

 

Morning Prayer

Sung Mass

Mass& Hymns

 

Mon 7th

St Raymond of PenyafortPr

St Peter 10.00am Fr PL

 Mass

 

Tues8th

Weekday of Christmas After Epiphany

St Peter   9.30am

St Peter 10.30am Fr DCW

School Service

Mass

Wed9th

Weekday of Christmas After Epiphany

St Peter 10.00am Fr PL

Mass

Thurs10th

Weekday of Christmas After Epiphany

St Peter 10.00am Fr KH

St James 11.00am Fr DCW

Mass

 Mass

Friday11th

Weekday of Christmas After Epiphany

St Peter 10.00am FrRB

Mass

Sat12th

St Aelred of Rievaulx

St Peter 10.00am Fr DCW

 

St James 5.00pm Fr DCW

  Mass

 

Mass

Sunday 13thJanuary

The Baptism of the Lord

 

 9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr DW

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

Open Night at The Vicarage tonight at 6.00pm, all welcome

 

 

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,Dominic Luscombe, Jaxson Holt-Burchett

 

Readings at Mass

 

Collect

O God, who on this day

revealed your Only Begotten Son to the nations

by the guidance of a star,

grant in your mercy, that we, who know you already by faith,

may be brought to behold the beauty of your sublime glory.

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                                                                                                                            Isaiah 60:1-6

Arise, shine out, Jerusalem, for your light has come,the glory of the Lord is rising on you,though night still covers the earthand darkness the peoples.Above you the Lord now risesand above you his glory appears.The nations come to your lightand kings to your dawning brightness. Lift up your eyes and look round:all are assembling and coming towards you,your sons from far awayand your daughters being tenderly carried.At this sight you will grow radiant,your heart throbbing and full;since the riches of the sea will flow to you,the wealth of the nations come to you;camels in throngs will cover you,and dromedaries of Midian and Ephah;everyone in Sheba will come,bringing gold and incenseand singing the praise of the Lord.

 

Responsorial Psalm                                                                                         Psalm 71(72):1-2,7-8,10-13

All nations shall fall prostrate before you, O Lord.

O God, give your judgement to the king,

to a king’s son your justice,

that he may judge your people in justice

and your poor in right judgement.

All nations shall fall prostrate before you, O Lord.

In his days justice shall flourish

and peace till the moon fails.

He shall rule from sea to sea,

from the Great River to earth’s bounds.

All nations shall fall prostrate before you, O Lord.

The kings of Tarshish and the sea coasts

shall pay him tribute.

The kings of Sheba and Seba

shall bring him gifts.

Before him all kings shall fall prostrate,

all nations shall serve him.

All nations shall fall prostrate before you, O Lord.

For he shall save the poor when they cry

and the needy who are helpless.

He will have pity on the weak

and save the lives of the poor.

All nations shall fall prostrate before you, O Lord.

 

Second reading                                                                                                            Ephesians 3:2-3,5-6

You have probably heard how I have been entrusted by God with the grace he meant for you, and that it was by a revelation that I was given the knowledge of the mystery. This mystery that has now been revealed through the Spirit to his holy apostles and prophets was unknown to any men in past generations; it means that pagans now share the same inheritance, that they are parts of the same body, and that the same promise has been made to them, in Jesus Christ, through the gospel.

 

Gospel Acclamation

Mt2:2

Alleluia, alleluia!

We saw his star as it rose

and have come to do the Lord homage.

Alleluia!

 

Gospel                                                                                                                         Matthew 2:1-12

After Jesus had been born at Bethlehem in Judaea during the reign of King Herod, some wise men came to Jerusalem from the east. ‘Where is the infant king of the Jews?’ they asked. ‘We saw his star as it rose and have come to do him homage.’ When King Herod heard this he was perturbed, and so was the whole of Jerusalem. He called together all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, and enquired of them where the Christ was to be born. ‘At Bethlehem in Judaea,’ they told him ‘for this is what the prophet wrote:

And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,

you are by no means least among the leaders of Judah,

for out of you will come a leader

who will shepherd my people Israel.’

Then Herod summoned the wise men to see him privately. He asked them the exact date on which the star had appeared, and sent them on to Bethlehem. ‘Go and find out all about the child,’ he said ‘and when you have found him, let me know, so that I too may go and do him homage.’ Having listened to what the king had to say, they set out. And there in front of them was the star they had seen rising; it went forward, and halted over the place where the child was. The sight of the star filled them with delight, and going into the house they saw the child with his mother Mary, and falling to their knees they did him homage. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh. But they were warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, and returned to their own country by a different way.

 

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