Live Stream Thursday Mass: Solemnity of Our Lady of Walsingham

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Readings for Solemnity of Our Lady of Walsingham

Collect

Grant, we pray, almighty God, that as in the mystery of the Incarnation the blessed and ever-Virgin Mary conceived your Son in her heart before she conceived him in the womb: so we, your pilgrim people, rejoicing in her motherly care, may welcome him into our hearts and become a holy house fit for his eternal dwelling; we ask this 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. Amen.

First Reading: Isaiah 7:10-14, 8:10

The Lord spoke to Ahaz and said,

‘Ask the Lord your God for a sign for yourself coming either from the depths of Sheol or from the heights above.’ 

‘No,’ Ahaz answered ‘I will not put the Lord to the test.’

Then Isaiah said:

‘Listen now, House of David: are you not satisfied with trying the patience of men without trying the patience of my God, too? The Lord himself, therefore, will give you a sign. It is this: the maiden is with child and will soon give birth to a son whom she will call Immanuel, a name which means “God-is-with-us.”’

Responsorial Psalm: Luke 1:46-55

The Almighty works marvels for me. Holy is his name!

My soul glorifies the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour.

He looks on his servant in her nothingness; henceforth all ages will call me blessed.

The Almighty works marvels for me. Holy is his name!

His mercy is from age to age, on those who fear him.

He puts forth his arm in strength and scatters the proud-hearted.

The Almighty works marvels for me. Holy is his name!

He casts the mighty from their thrones and raises the lowly.

He fills the starving with good things, sends the rich away empty.

The Almighty works marvels for me. Holy is his name!

He protects Israel, his servant, remembering his mercy,

the mercy promised to our fathers, to Abraham and his sons for ever.

The Almighty works marvels for me. Holy is his name!

Second Reading: Acts 1:12-14

After Jesus had ascended into heaven, the apostles went back to Jerusalem, a short distance away, not more than a Sabbath walk, and when they reached the city they went to the upper room where they were staying; there were Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Batholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Jude the son of James. All these joined in continuous prayer, together with several women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

Gospel: Luke 1:26-38

The angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the House of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. He went in and said to her,

‘Rejoice, so highly favoured! The Lord is with you.’

She was deeply disturbed by these words and asked herself what this greeting could mean, but the angel said to her,

‘Mary, do not be afraid; you have won God’s favour. Listen! You are to conceive and bear a son, and you must name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David; he will rule over the House of Jacob for ever and his reign will have no end.’ 

Mary said to the angel, ‘But how can this come about, since I am a virgin?’

‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you’ the angel answered ‘and the power of the Most High will cover you with its shadow. And so the child will be holy and will be called Son of God. Know this too: your kinswoman Elizabeth has, in her old age, herself conceived a son, and she whom people called barren is now in her sixth month, for nothing is impossible to God.’ ‘I am the handmaid of the Lord,’ said Mary ‘let what you have said be done to me.’ And the angel left her.

Live Stream Sunday Mass: Battle of Britain Sunday

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Readings for Sunday Mass: Battle of Britain Sunday

1 Maccabees 3:13-23

13 When Seron, the commander of the Syrian forces, heard that Judas had formed a large army of faithful men, 14he said, ‘I will make a reputation for myself and become famous in my kingdom by crushing Judas and his followers, who have scorned the king’s command.’ 15 So Seron organised his troops, a large number of wicked men who sought vengeance on the Israelites.

16 They marched as far as Beth-horon, where Judas went out to meet him with only a few men. 17 When the Israelites saw the advancing army, they said to Judas, ‘How can so few of us flight against an army that is so large and strong? And we are weak, for we have eaten nothing today.’

18Judas replied, ‘It is easy for many to be overpowered by a few, for it makes no difference in God’s sight whether we are saved by few or many. 19 Success in battle depends not on the size of the army but on strength that comes from God. 20 This arrogant and wicked army has come to destroy us, our wives, and our children and to take our belongings. 21 But we will fight for our lives and our laws, 22 and the Lord himself will crush them as we watch. So don’t be afraid of them.’

23 As soon as Judas had finished speaking, he and his troops suddenly charged Seron and his army and overpowered them.

Ephesians 6:10-20

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people

Matthew 24:3-14

Signs of the End of the Age

When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” Jesus answered them, “Beware that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah!’[a] and they will lead many astray. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not alarmed; for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places: all this is but the beginning of the birth pangs.

Persecutions Foretold

“Then they will hand you over to be tortured and will put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of my name. 10 Then many will fall away,[c] and they will betray one another and hate one another. 11 And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. 12 And because of the increase of lawlessness, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 14 And this good news[d] of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the world, as a testimony to all the nations; and then the end will come.

Live Stream Thursday Mass: Feria

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Readings for Thursday Mass: Feria

1 Corinthians 15.1-11

1 Now I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to you, which you in turn received, in which also you stand, 2 through which also you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you– unless you have come to believe in vain.3 For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures,4 and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures,5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.6 Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles.8 Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.9 For I am the least of the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me has not been in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them– though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.11 Whether then it was I or they, so we proclaim and so you have come to believe.

Psalm 118.1-2,17-20

1 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever!2 Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” 17 I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the LORD.18 The LORD has punished me severely, but he did not give me over to death.19 Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the LORD.20 This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter through it.

Luke 7.36-end

36 One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and took his place at the table. 37 And a woman in the city, who was a sinner, having learned that he was eating in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster jar of ointment.38 She stood behind him at his feet, weeping, and began to bathe his feet with her tears and to dry them with her hair. Then she continued kissing his feet and anointing them with the ointment.39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what kind of woman this is who is touching him– that she is a sinner.”40 Jesus spoke up and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” “Teacher,” he replied, “Speak.”41 “A certain creditor had two debtors; one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 When they could not pay, he canceled the debts for both of them. Now which of them will love him more?”43 Simon answered, “I suppose the one for whom he canceled the greater debt.” And Jesus said to him, “You have judged rightly.” 44 Then turning toward the woman, he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has bathed my feet with her tears and dried them with her hair.45 You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not stopped kissing my feet.46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment.47 Therefore, I tell you, her sins, which were many, have been forgiven; hence she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.”48 Then he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”49 But those who were at the table with him began to say among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”50 And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

Live Stream Sunday Mass: Triumph of the Holy Cross

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Readings for Sunday Mass: Triumph of the Holy Cross

Numbers 21.4-9

4 From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; but the people became impatient on the way. 5 The people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we detest this miserable food.”6 Then the LORD sent poisonous serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many Israelites died. 7 The people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned by speaking against the LORD and against you; pray to the LORD to take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people.8 And the LORD said to Moses, “Make a poisonous serpent, and set it on a pole; and everyone who is bitten shall look at it and live.” 9 So Moses made a serpent of bronze, and put it upon a pole; and whenever a serpent bit someone, that person would look at the serpent of bronze and live.

Psalm 22.23-28

23 You who fear the LORD, praise him! All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him; stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!24 For he did not despise or abhor the affliction of the afflicted; he did not hide his face from me, but heard when I cried to him. 25 From you comes my praise in the great congregation; my vows I will pay before those who fear him.26 The poor shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the LORD. May your hearts live forever! 27 All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD; and all the families of the nations shall worship before him. 28 For dominion belongs to the LORD, and he rules over the nations.

Philippians 2.6-11

6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited,7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form,8 he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death– even death on a cross.9 Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name,10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,11 and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

John 3.13-17

13 No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. 14 And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. 16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.17 “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Heritage Open Days – Hidden Nature

What hidden nature can you find in and around 

St Michael and All Angel’s church?

This year, for the national heritage open day, the theme is Hidden Nature so come and look around our beautiful church inside and out.

What nature hides within the beautiful stained-glass windows?

How does a creepy crawly caterpillar change into a beautiful butterfly?

What wild and wacky bugs lurk in the church grounds?

There are many activities going on during the day

on

Saturday 12th September

between

10:00 and 4:00pm

for all the family to enjoy.

Come along and enjoy God’s wonderful natural world