15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
St Peter’s Church- Wyndham Square Plymouth
Welcome to St Peters Church. This sheet provides you with the hymns and readings specifically set for this service. This is to be used along side the order of mass card.
If you need any assistance before, during or after the service please speak to one of our welcome team. (identifiable by a lanyard)
Due to Covid-19 restrictions we kindly ask you not to sing during the service- our music group will sing the hymns which you are invited to follow from this sheet.
1 All people that on earth do dwell,
sing to the Lord with cheerful voice:
serve him with joy, his praises tell,
come now before him and rejoice!
2 Know that the Lord is God indeed,
he formed us all without our aid;
we are the flock he loves to feed,
the sheep who by his hand are made.
3 O enter then his gates with praise,
and in his courts his love proclaim;
give thanks and bless him all your days:
let every tongue confess his name.
4 For God, our mighty Lord is good,
his mercy is for ever sure;
his truth at all times firmly stood,
and shall from age to age endure.
5 Praise God the Father, God the Son,
and God the Spirit evermore;
all praise to God the Three - in - One,
let heaven rejoice and earth adore!
Show favour, O Lord, to your servants
and mercifully increase the gifts of your grace,
that, made fervent in hope, faith and charity,
they may be ever watchful in keeping your commands.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
First reading Jeremiah 23:1-6
‘Doom for the shepherds who allow the flock of my pasture to be destroyed and scattered – it is the Lord who speaks! This, therefore, is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says about the shepherds in charge of my people: You have let my flock be scattered and go wandering and have not taken care of them.
Right, I will take care of you for your misdeeds – it is the Lord who speaks! But the remnant of my flock I myself will gather from all the countries where I have dispersed them, and will bring them back to their pastures: they shall be fruitful and increase in numbers. I will raise up shepherds to look after them and pasture them; no fear, no terror for them any more; not one shall be lost – it is the Lord who speaks!
‘See, the days are coming – it is the Lord who speaks –
when I will raise a virtuous Branch for David,
who will reign as true king and be wise,
practising honesty and integrity in the land.
In his days Judah will be saved
and Israel dwell in confidence.
And this is the name he will be called:
Responsorial Psalm (cantors only) Psalm 22(23)
Response- The Lord is my shepherd: there is nothing I shall want.
The Lord is my shepherd;
there is nothing I shall want.
Fresh and green are the pastures
where he gives me repose.
Near restful waters he leads me,
to revive my drooping spirit.R
He guides me along the right path;
he is true to his name.
If I should walk in the valley of darkness
no evil would I fear.
You are there with your crook and your staff;
with these you give me comfort.R
You have prepared a banquet for me
in the sight of my foes.
My head you have anointed with oil;
my cup is overflowing.R
Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me
all the days of my life.
In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell
for ever and ever.R
Second reading Ephesians 2:13-18
In Christ Jesus, you that used to be so far apart from us have been brought very close, by the blood of Christ. For he is the peace between us, and has made the two into one and broken down the barrier which used to keep them apart, actually destroying in his own person the hostility caused by the rules and decrees of the Law. This was to create one single New Man in himself out of the two of them and by restoring peace through the cross, to unite them both in a single Body and reconcile them with God: in his own person he killed the hostility. Later he came to bring the good news of peace, peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near at hand. Through him, both of us have in the one Spirit our way to come to the Father.
The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice,
says the Lord,
I know them and they follow me.
Gospel Mark 6:30-34
The apostles rejoined Jesus and told him all they had done and taught. Then he said to them, ‘You must come away to some lonely place all by yourselves and rest for a while’; for there were so many coming and going that the apostles had no time even to eat. So they went off in a boat to a lonely place where they could be by themselves. But people saw them going, and many could guess where; and from every town they all hurried to the place on foot and reached it before them. So as he stepped ashore he saw a large crowd; and he took pity on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd, and he set himself to teach them at some length.
I cannot tell how he whom angels worship
should stoop to love the peoples of the earth,
or why as shepherd he should seek the wanderers
with his mysterious promise of new birth.
But this I know, that he was born of Mary,
when Bethlehem's manger was his only home,
and that he lived at Nazareth and laboured,
and so the saviour, saviour of the world, is come.
I cannot tell how silently he suffered,
as with his peace he graced this place of tears,
nor how his heart upon the cross was broken,
the crown of pain to three and thirty years.
But this I know, he heals the broken-hearted,
and stays our sin, and calms our lurking fear,
and lifts the burden from the heavy laden,
for still the saviour, saviour of the world, is here.
I cannot tell how he will win the nations,
how he will claim his earthly heritage,
how satisfy the needs and aspirations
of east and west, of sinner and of sage.
But this I know, all flesh shall see his glory,
and he shall reap the harvest he has sown,
and some glad day his sun shall shine in splendour
when he the saviour, saviour of the world, is known.
I cannot tell how all the lands shall worship,
when, at his bidding, every storm is stilled,
or who can say how great the jubilation
when all our hearts with love for him are filled.
But this I know, the skies will sound his praises,
ten thousand thousand human voices sing,
and earth to heaven, and heaven to earth, will answer:
'At last the saviour, saviour of the world, is king!'
Prayer over the Offerings
O God, who in the one perfect sacrifice
brought to completion varied offerings of the law,
accept, we pray, this sacrifice from your faithful servants
and make it holy, as you blessed the gifts of Abel,
so that what each has offered to the honour of your majesty
may benefit the salvation of all.
Through Christ our Lord.
Communion Antiphon Ps 110: 4-5
The Lord, the gracious, the merciful,
has made a memorial of his wonders;
he gives food to those who fear him.
1 Faithful Shepherd, feed me
in the pastures green;
faithful Shepherd, lead me
where your steps are seen:
2 Hold me fast, and guide me
in the narrow way;
so, with you beside me,
I need never stray:
3 Daily bring me nearer
to the heavenly shore;
make my faith grow clearer,
help me love you more:
4 Consecrate each pleasure,
every joy and pain;
you are all my treasure,
all I hope to gain:
5 Day by day prepare me
as you purpose best,
then to heaven bear me
to my promised rest.
Prayer after Communion
Graciously be present to your people, we pray, O Lord,
and lead those you have imbued with heavenly mysteries
to pass from former ways to newness of life.
Through Christ our Lord.
Praise we our God with joy
And gladness never ending;
Angels and Saints with us
Their grateful voices blending.
He is our Father dear,
O'erfilled with Father's love;
Mercies unsought, unknown
He showers from above,
He is our Shepherd true,
With watchful care unsleeping;
On us, his erring sheep,
An eye of pity keeping.
He with a mighty arm
The bonds of sin doth break,
And to our burden'd hearths
In words of peace doth speak.
Bleeding, we lay, but He
With soothing bands hath bound us;
Dark was our path, but He
Hath poured His light around us;
Graces in copious streams
From that pure fountain come,
Down to our heart of hearts,
Where God hath set his home.
His Word our lantern is,
His Peace our consolation;
His sweetness all our rest,
Himself our great Salvation!
Then live we all to God,
Rely on Him in faith,
Be He our guide in life,
Our joy, our hope, in death.
V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit…. Hail Mary, etc...
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to Your Word… Hail Mary, etc...
V. And the Word was made flesh,
R. And dwelt among us… Hail Mary, etc...
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
Pour forth, we beseech You, O Lord,
Your Grace into our hearts;
that as we have known the incarnation of Christ,
your Son by the message of an angel,
so by His passion and cross
we may be brought to the glory of His Resurrection.
Through the same Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Thank You for joining us for Mass, please remember to collect our weekly bulletin from our welcome team as you leave.
Hospitality will be provided- due to Covid-19 guidelines please follow sit in groups of no more than 6 people or 2 households- Refreshments will be table service only.
Prayer for Growth
God of Mission Who alone brings growth to your Church, Send your Holy Spirit to give Vision to our planning, Wisdom to our actions, And power to our witness. Help our church to grow in numbers, In spiritual commitment to you, And in service to our local community, Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.