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

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 2nd September

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter FrPL

10.00am St Thomas FrDW

Morning Prayer

Solemn Mass

Mass & Hymns

Mon3rd

St Gregory The Great Pp Dr

 

St Peter 10.00am Fr DW

 

Mass

Tues 4th

St Cuthbert Bp

St Peter 10.00am Fr DW

 

 Mass

Wed 5th

Feria

St Peter 10.00am Fr DW

Mass

Thurs6th

Feria

St Peter 10.00am Fr DW

St James 11.00am Fr DW

 Mass

 Mass

Friday 7th

Feria

St Peter 10.00am Fr DW

 Mass

Sat 8th

The Nativity of the BVM

St Peter 10.00am Fr DW

 

St James 5.00pm Fr DW

  Mass

 

 Mass & Homily

Sunday 9thSeptember

23rdSunday in Ordinary Time

 9.30am St Peter Lay Led

10.00am St Peter Fr DW

10.00am St Thomas FrPL

 

Morning Prayer

Solemn Mass

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 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

 

We pride ourselves on our open door approach in which everybody is welcome, unfortunately with this approach comes the responsibility of staying safe and looking after our personal possessions! 

 

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

Walsingham Pilgrimage. There is a set of Intercession sheets in each church. Can any intentions for the Walsingham Pilgrimage please be listed. The sheets will be collected today. The Pilgrimage will begin with Mass at 7.00 am at St Peter’s. The Total cost of the Pilgrimage is £275.00, if you pay the balance today. Cheques made payable to St Peter’s Pilgrimage Fund.

 

Cloisters – the Lunch Club, future dates, September 20th, October 18th, November 15th, December 20th

 

Charity Coffee Mornings.

Wednesday 5th September for Epilepsy Research (This Wednesday

Wednesday 26th September for Macmillan with Fr David taking part in Brave The Shave

 

Fr David is looking for sponsors as he Braves the Shave on Wednesday 26th September. His Sponsorship form is on the counter in the Hospitality area or you can text SHAVE21452 to 70550 to donate £5 to Macmillan.

 

Thank you to everyone who helped clean the school uniforms ready for this school year.

 

Christmas Dinner!!  At the Dartmoor Lodge Hotel in Ashburton The cost per head is £25, booking is with a non refundable deposit of £10 by the end of September,

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, Brian Watts, Sister Mary Joseph, Peter Athersuch, Tina Smart, Roy Groves, Frank Hirst, Avril Archibald, Wendy Mills, Ann Collins, Roy Dobson, Kathy Haydon, Robert Lamb, Tulia & Viola Fulton, John Veal, James Godfrey

 

Readings at Mass

Collect

God of might, giver of every good gift,

put into our hearts the love of your name,

so that, by deepening our sense of reverence,

you may nurture in us what is good

and, by your watchful care,

keep safe what you have nurtured.

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                                                                                                                Deuteronomy 4:1-2,6-8

Moses said to the people: ‘Now, Israel, take notice of the laws and customs that I teach you today, and observe them, that you may have life and may enter and take possession of the land that the Lord the God of your fathers is giving you. You must add nothing to what I command you, and take nothing from it, but keep the commandments of the Lord your God just as I lay them down for you. Keep them, observe them, and they will demonstrate to the peoples your wisdom and understanding. When they come to know of all these laws they will exclaim, “No other people is as wise and prudent as this great nation.” And indeed, what great nation is there that has its gods so near as the Lord our God is to us whenever we call to him? And what great nation is there that has laws and customs to match this whole Law that I put before you today?’

 

Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 14(15):2-5

The just will live in the presence of the Lord.

Lord, who shall dwell on your holy mountain?

He who walks without fault;

he who acts with justice

and speaks the truth from his heart;

he who does not slander with his tongue.

The just will live in the presence of the Lord.

He who does no wrong to his brother,

who casts no slur on his neighbour,

who holds the godless in disdain,

but honours those who fear the Lord.

The just will live in the presence of the Lord.

He who keeps his pledge, come what may;

who takes no interest on a loan

and accepts no bribes against the innocent.

Such a man will stand firm for ever.

The just will live in the presence of the Lord.

 

Second reading                                                                                                            James 1:17-18,21-22,27

It is all that is good, everything that is perfect, which is given us from above; it comes down from the Father of all light; with him there is no such thing as alteration, no shadow of a change. By his own choice he made us his children by the message of the truth so that we should be a sort of first-fruits of all that he had created.

Accept and submit to the word which has been planted in you and can save your souls. But you must do what the word tells you, and not just listen to it and deceive yourselves.

Pure, unspoilt religion, in the eyes of God our Father is this: coming to the help of orphans and widows when they need it, and keeping oneself uncontaminated by the world.

 

Gospel Acclamation                                                                                                                 cf.Jn6:63,68

Alleluia, alleluia!

Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life;

you have the message of eternal life.

Alleluia!

 

Or

James1:18

Alleluia, alleluia!

By his own choice the Father made us his children

by the message of the truth,

so that we should be a sort of first-fruits

of all that he created.

Alleluia!

 

Gospel                                                                                                             Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23

The Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered round Jesus, and they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with unclean hands, that is, without washing them. For the Pharisees, and the Jews in general, follow the tradition of the elders and never eat without washing their arms as far as the elbow; and on returning from the market place they never eat without first sprinkling themselves. There are also many other observances which have been handed down to them concerning the washing of cups and pots and bronze dishes. So these Pharisees and scribes asked him, ‘Why do your disciples not respect the tradition of the elders but eat their food with unclean hands?’ He answered, ‘It was of you hypocrites that Isaiah so rightly prophesied in this passage of scripture:

This people honours me only with lip-service,while their hearts are far from me.The worship they offer me is worthless,the doctrines they teach are only human regulations.

You put aside the commandment of God to cling to human traditions.’ He called the people to him again and said, ‘Listen to me, all of you, and understand. Nothing that goes into a man from outside can make him unclean; it is the things that come out of a man that make him unclean. For it is from within, from men’s hearts, that evil intentions emerge: fornication, theft, murder, adultery, avarice, malice, deceit, indecency, envy, slander, pride, folly. All these evil things come from within and make a man unclean.’

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.