Christ the King Bidding prayers for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2021

Priest: We stand in faith before the Father and bring our petitions with trust in God’s goodness and love.

Reader: We pray for the Church and our parish community, may we joyfully take up Jesus’ cross of selflessness and be powerful instruments of evangelization.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Reader: We pray for our world leaders, that they work together to bring healing to countries devastated by war.  

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Reader: Let us pray for our children and teachers as they embark on the new academic year. May our schools be places where a love of learning prevails.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Reader: Let us pray for Sebastian and Lila Feneck and Sebastian and Bella Paglionico who were baptised into our 3 churches family this weekend. We also pray for their parents and godparents; may their lives and the lives of all of us here, be examples of faith to inspire them.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Reader: We pray for those who are sick and for all who are enduring any kind of suffering.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Reader: We pray for those who have died in the peace of Christ, that God will raise them to new life.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We turn to Mary and ask her to join her prayers with ours as we say Hail Mary…

Let us pray for a few moments in the silence of our hearts…

Priest: Heavenly Father, we are merely servants, yet we have confidence in making our need known to you, for the greatness of your mercy and love have been shown to us through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Gifts that God has given you

Dear friends and parishioners

It is not only the number of organists in our parishes that has been depleted recently. We need new volunteers in many aspects of parish life.

Please remember that through our Baptism, we all together are responsible for the life and ministry of the Church. So, what gifts has God given you that can be used for his glory and the good of his vineyard – it is your responsibility not just to receive in the Church, but to give… not just money but the gifts, interests and enthusiasm God has given you.

~ Fr Matthew

The God who speaks

Fr Matthew Zooms on St Paul

A reminder that the diocese is currently running monthly Zoom Scripture Study Days under the heading “The God Who Speaks”.
 
The next one will be given this Saturday 11 September,  11am – 12.30pm by Father Matthew and is titled “A Brief Look at St Paul’s Life and Teaching”.
 
The God who speaks
 
You can access the talks on the day through Zoom at http://tinyurl.com/RCADCscripture or via Zoom ID 863 9669 5727  Passcode 068790.
 
Details of the programme of talks for the year can be found on the Archdiocesan website.
 
For more information contact Madeleine (madeleine.walters@rcadc.org) or Kate (kate.duffin@hotmail.co.uk).
 
 

Mass restrictions

Dear friends and parishioners
This weekend we move into fewer restrictions for Mass, agreed by the 3 Churches. Our guiding principle is to ease distancing while respecting and facilitating those who wish to continue to do so. Please follow, as always, the directives of our stewards.

Fr Matthew