Readings at Sunday Mass

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.

Entrance Hymn


Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation!
Come ye who hear, Brothers and sisters draw near;
Praise Him in glad adoration.

Praise to the Lord, who o’er all things so wondrously reigneth,
Shelters thee under His wings, yea, so gently sustaineth!
Hast thou not seen, All that is needful have been
Granted in what He ordaineth?

Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;
Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee;
Ponder anew,All the Almighty can do,
He who with love doth befriend thee.

Praise to the Lord, who, when tempests their warfare are waging,
Who, when the elements madly around thee are raging,
Biddeth them cease, turneth their fury to peace,
Whirlwinds and waters assuaging.

Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore Him!
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him;
Let the Amen, sound from His people again,
Gladly for ay we adore Him.

Grant, O Lord,
that we may always revere and love your holy name,
for you never deprive of your guidance
those you set firm on the foundation of your love.
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                                                              Job 38:1,8-11

From the heart of the tempest the Lord gave Job his answer. He said:

Who pent up the sea behind closed doors

when it leapt tumultuous out of the womb,

when I wrapped it in a robe of mist

and made black clouds its swaddling bands;

when I marked the bounds it was not to cross

and made it fast with a bolted gate?

Come thus far, I said, and no farther:

here your proud waves shall break.



Responsorial Psalm   (Cantors only) Psalm 106(107):23-26,28-32


Response- O give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures for ever.


Some sailed to the sea in ships

to trade on the mighty waters.

These men have seen the Lord’s deeds,

the wonders he does in the deep.R

For he spoke; he summoned the gale,

tossing the waves of the sea

up to heaven and back into the deep;

their souls melted away in their distress.R

Then they cried to the Lord in their need

and he rescued them from their distress.

He stilled the storm to a whisper:

all the waves of the sea were hushed.R

They rejoiced because of the calm

and he led them to the haven they desired.

Let them thank the Lord for his love,

for the wonders he does for men.R


Second reading                                              2 Corinthians 5:14-17

The love of Christ overwhelms us when we reflect that if one man has died for all, then all men should be dead; and the reason he died for all was so that living men should live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised to life for them.

From now onwards, therefore, we do not judge anyone by the standards of the flesh. Even if we did once know Christ in the flesh, that is not how we know him now. And for anyone who is in Christ, there is a new creation; the old creation has gone, and now the new one is here.


Gospel Acclamation                                                  cf.Ep1:17,18

Alleluia, alleluia!

May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ

enlighten the eyes of our mind,

so that we can see what hope his call holds for us.



Gospel                                                                                    Mark 4:35-41

With the coming of evening, Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Let us cross over to the other side.’ And leaving the crowd behind they took him, just as he was, in the boat; and there were other boats with him. Then it began to blow a gale and the waves were breaking into the boat so that it was almost swamped. But he was in the stern, his head on the cushion, asleep. They woke him and said to him, ‘Master, do you not care? We are going down!’ And he woke up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, ‘Quiet now! Be calm!’ And the wind dropped, and all was calm again. Then he said to them, ‘Why are you so frightened? How is it that you have no faith?’ They were filled with awe and said to one another, ‘Who can this be? Even the wind and the sea obey him.’


Offertory Hymn

1. Will your anchor hold in the storms of life,
When the clouds unfold their wings of strife?
When the strong tides lift, and the cables strain,
Will your anchor drift or firm remain?

We have an anchor that keeps the soul
Steadfast and sure while the billows roll;
Fastened to the rock which cannot move,
Grounded firm and deep in the Saviour's love!

2. Will your anchor hold in the straights of fear
When the breakers roar and the reef is near?
While the surges rage, and the wild winds blow,
Shall the angry waves then your back o’erflow?

3. Will your anchor hold in the floods of death,
When the waters cold chill your latest breath?
On the rising tide you can never fail,
While your anchor holds within the veil.

4. Will your eyes behold through the morning light,
The city of gold and the harbour bright?
Will your anchor safe by the heavenly shore,
When my storms are passed for evermore?


Prayer over the Offerings

Receive, O Lord, the sacrifice of conciliation and praise

and grant that, cleansed by its action,

we may make offering of a heart pleasing to you.

Through Christ our Lord.


Communion Antiphon                                                          Ps 144: 15

The eyes of all look to you, Lord,

and you give them their food in due season.


Communion Hymn

1. O changeless Christ, forever new,
who walked our earthly ways,
still draw our hearts as once you drew
the hearts of other days.

2. As once you spoke by plain and hill
or taught by shore and sea,
so be today our teacher still,
O Christ of Galilee.

3. As wind and storm their master heard
and his command fulfilled,
may troubled hearts receive your word,
the tempest tossed be stilled.

4. And as of old to all who prayed
your healing hand was shown,
so be your touch upon us laid,
unseen but not known.

5. In broken bread, in wine outpoured,
your new and living way
proclaim to us, O risen Lord,
O Christ of this our day.

6. O changeless Christ, till life is past
your blessing still be given;
then bring us home, to taste at last
the timeless joys of heaven.

Prayer after Communion

Renewed and nourished

by the Sacred Body and Precious Blood of your Son,

we ask of your mercy, O Lord,

that what we celebrate with constant devotion

may be our sure pledge of redemption.

Through Christ our Lord.


Final Hymn

1. Hail, Queen of Heav'n, the ocean Star,
⁠Guide of the wand'rer here below!
Thrown on life's surge we claim thy care,
⁠Save us from peril and from woe.
⁠Mother of Christ, Star of the sea,
⁠Pray for the wanderer, pray for me

2. O gentle, chaste, and spotless Maid,
⁠We sinners make our prayers through thee
Remind thy Son that He has paid
⁠The price of our iniquity.
⁠Virgin most pure, Star of the sea,
⁠Pray for the sinner, pray for me.


The Angelus will be recited, the music group will then continue the hymn.

3. Sojourners in this vale of tears,
⁠O thee, blest Advocate, we cry,
Pity our sorrows, calm our fears,
⁠And soothe with hope our misery.
⁠Refuge in grief, Star of the sea,
⁠Pray for the mourner, pray for me.

4 And while to Him who reigns above,
⁠In Godhead One, in Persons Three,
The source of life, of grace, of love,
⁠Homage we pay on bended knee;
⁠Do thou, bright Queen, Star of the sea.
⁠Pray for thy children, pray for me


The Angelus

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.