Benefice of Brighton, Saint Michael & All Angels and Saint Paul

 

The Parish Church of Saint Paul, Brighton

The Most Holy Trinity
Sunday 7th June 2020

 

BENEFICE

MASS

 

Processional Hymn

HOLY, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee;
Holy, Holy, Holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

2. Holy, Holy, Holy! all the saints adore thee,
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
Which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

3. Holy, Holy, Holy! though the darkness hide thee,
Though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,
Only thou art holy, there is none beside thee
Perfect in power, in love, and purity.

4. Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth, and sky, and sea;
Holy, Holy, Holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessèd Trinity!

 

 

Entrance Antiphon

Blest be God the Father, and the Only Begotten Son of God,

and also the Holy Spirit, for he has shown us his merciful love.

 

The Introduction

+ In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Lord be with  you.

and also with you.

 

The priest introduces the Mass and invites us to examine our conscience before the penitential rite.

Our celebration today is a song of praise to God who has taken us up to share in the very life of the Trinity. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit is with us all.

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God the Father forgives us in Christ and heals us by the Holy Spirit. Let us therefore put away all anger and bitterness, all slander and malice, and confess our sins to God our redeemer. 

 

You were sent to heal the contrite of heart: Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

You came to call sinners: Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.

You are seated at the right hand of the Father to intercede for us: Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins,

and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

The Gloria

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will.
We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father.
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father.

Amen.

 

The Opening Prayer

Let us pray.

God our Father, who by sending into the world

the Word of truth and the Spirit of sanctification

made known to the human race your wondrous mystery,

grant us, we pray, that in professing the true faith,

we may acknowledge the Trinity of eternal glory

and adore your Unity, powerful in majesty.

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

 

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD

First reading – Exodus 34:4-6,8-9

With the two tablets of stone in his hands, Moses went up the mountain of Sinai in the early morning as the Lord had commanded him. And the Lord descended in the form of a cloud, and Moses stood with him there.

He called on the name of the Lord. The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, ‘The Lord, a God of tenderness and compassion, slow to anger rich in kindness and faithfulness.’ And Moses bowed down to the ground at once and worshipped. ‘If I have indeed won your favour, Lord,’ he said ‘let my Lord come with us, I beg. True, they are a headstrong people, but forgive us our faults and our sins, and adopt us as your heritage.’

The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God.

Responsorial Psalm – Daniel 3:52-56

To you glory and praise for evermore.

You are blest, Lord God of our fathers.

To you glory and praise for evermore.

Blest your glorious holy name.

To you glory and praise for evermore.

You are blest in the temple of your glory.

To you glory and praise for evermore.

You are blest on the throne of your kingdom.

To you glory and praise for evermore.

You are blest who gaze into the depths.

To you glory and praise for evermore.

You are blest in the firmament of heaven.

To you glory and praise for evermore.

 

Second reading – 2 Corinthians 13:11-13

Brothers, we wish you happiness; try to grow perfect; help one another.
Be united; live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.

 

Greet one another with the holy kiss. All the saints send you greetings.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God.

The Acclamation

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;

the God who is, who was, and who is to come.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

 

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

+ A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.

Glory to you, O Lord.

 

Gospel – John 3:16-18

Jesus said to Nicodemus:

‘God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son,

so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost

but may have eternal life.

For God sent his Son into the world

not to condemn the world,

but so that through him the world might be saved.

No one who believes in him will be condemned;

but whoever refuses to believe is condemned already,

because he has refused to believe in the name of God’s only Son.’

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 

The Homily

 

The Creed

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God, begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven:
(all bow) was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary
and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 

The Prayers of the Faithful
The Priest introduces the prayers

In the power of the Spirit and in union with the Risen Christ, let us pray to our Heavenly Father.

That the Church may proclaim the truth of Christ, who leads all to the Father in the Holy Spirit. That as the Life of the Trinity fills the church, that we may, as the People of Life, better know and glorify God. 

Lord, hear us.

We pray for our family, friends and neighbours who do not share our faith, that through the love of the Father, the teaching of Christ and the agency of the Holy Spirit, we may always show them the outpouring of our Christian faith.

Lord, hear us.

That the one God in three persons may bring about unity, harmony and peace among the many nations of the world. We pray that the unity of the Trinity may inspire us to cooperate and collaborate more fully and bring about a fairer and more just society.

Lord, hear us.

Where there is pain, sickness and sorrow we pray for reconciliation and wholeness.

We pray especially for those affected by Covid 19. Heavenly Father heal those who are sick with the virus and may they regain their strength and health. We pray for all who are struggling with isolation, those who are alone and those who are afraid.

Heavenly Father, heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbours from helping one another. Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow. Holy Spirit, source of strength and comfort, be with those who have died from the virus and comfort grieving families & friends.

Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers, social services, charities and all those who seek to help and heal those affected by Covid 19 and who put themselves at risk in the process. We also pray for key workers who are also putting themselves at risk whilst they maintain essential public services. 

We pray for those returning to work, for children going back to school, for those who are worried about financial security and those who have lost their jobs. May they all know your protection & peace.

Lord, hear us.

Father, we praise you for revealing to us the mystery of your inner life. As you hear our prayers, may we grow in faithfulness to you at all times.  As Jesus showed that he came to serve and not to be served, we pray for all those in authority in the Church. We pray that our Bishops, priests and deacons, especially Martin our Bishop. We pray for this diocese of Chichester, for the Bishop’s designate for the Sees of Lewes & Horsham & for all who serve you in the parishes here. 

Lord, hear us.

We pray that public officials may constantly work to protect the welfare of the weak and the dignity of all people, we pray for Elizabeth our Queen, for the High Court of Parliament and those elected to office; for wisdom, compassion and justice.

Lord, hear us.

We pray for the sick and the sorrowful. That God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit may relieve their pain and touch their hearts. We pray for those known to us who are particularly ill at this time, including: ...  We remember, too, those who have dedicated their lives to the relief of suffering and the healing of humankind especially.  May they help to bring in God’s kingdom of peace and freedom from pain.

Lord, hear us

That those who have died may experience the everlasting peace of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We pray for the recently departed ... and for those whose years mind falls at this time…

Rest enteral grant unto them O Lord
And let perpetual light shine upon them.

May they rest in peace 
Amen  

We commend these prayers and our private intentions to those of the Saints who pray unceasingly for us, especially those of our Patrons the Apostle Paul and St Michael and the Holy Angels and also Saint Richard of Chichester, but chiefly the mighty prayers of Mary, Mother of God, Our Lady of Walsingham whom we greet, saying:

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.

Finally, let us pause for a moment in our prayers together, and take the opportunity to bring to God our own personal needs and petitions ...

Lord, hear us

The Priest concludes the prayers

Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Offertory Hymn

 

HOW shall I sing that majesty
Which angels do admire?
Let dust in dust and silence lie;
Sing, sing, ye heavenly choir.
Thousands of thousands stand around
Thy throne, O God most high;
Ten thousand times ten thousand sound
Thy praise; but who am I?

2. Thy brightness unto them appears,
Whilst I thy footsteps trace;
A sound of God comes to my ears,
But they behold thy face.
They sing because thou art their Sun;
Lord, send a beam on me;
For where heaven is but once begun
There alleluyas be.

3. Enlighten with faith’s light my heart,
Inflame it with love's fire;
Then shall I sing and bear a part
With that celestial choir.
I shall, I fear, be dark and cold,
With all my fire and light;
Yet when thou dost accept their gold,
Lord, treasure up my mite.

4. How great a being, Lord, is thine,
Which doth all beings keep!
Thy knowledge is the only line
To sound so vast a deep.
Thou art a sea without a shore,
A sun without a sphere;
Thy time is now and evermore,
Thy place is everywhere.

 

 

The Offertory

Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation,

for through your goodness we have received

the bread we offer you:

fruit of the earth and work of human hands,

it will become for us the bread of life.

Blessed be God for ever.

                     

Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation,

for through your goodness we have received

the wine we offer you:

fruit of the vine and work of human hands,

it will become our spiritual drink.

Blessed be God for ever.      

 

Pray, my brothers and sisters, that this sacrifice,

which is both yours and mine,

may be acceptable to God the Father Almighty.

May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name, for our good,
and the good of all his Holy Church.

 

The Prayer over the Gifts

Sanctify by the invocation of your name,

we pray, O Lord our God,

this oblation of our service,

and by it make of us an eternal offering to you.

Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer

The Lord be with you

and also with you

Lift up your hearts

We lift them up to the Lord

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God

It is right to give him thanks and praise

It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,

always and everywhere to give you thanks,

Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God.

For with your Only Begotten Son and the Holy Spirit

you are one God, one Lord:

not in the unity of a single person,

but in a Trinity of one substance.

For what you have revealed to us of your glory

we believe equally of your Son

and of the Holy Spirit,

so that, in the confessing of the true and eternal Godhead,

you might be adored in what is proper to each Person,

their unity in substance, and their equality in majesty.

For this is praised by Angels and Archangels,

Cherubim, too, and Seraphim,

who never cease to cry out each day,

as with one voice they acclaim:

Holy, holy, holy Lord,

God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna, in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna, in the highest.

 

Lord, you are holy indeed, the source of all holiness;

grant that by the power of your Holy Spirit,
and according to your holy will,

these gifts of bread and wine may be to us
the + body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ;

who, in the same night that he was betrayed,
took bread and gave you thanks; he broke it
and gave it to his disciples, saying:

Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;
do this in remembrance of me.

In the same way, after supper he took the cup and gave you thanks;
he gave it to them, saying:

Drink this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant,
which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.

The mystery of faith:

Christ has died,
Christ is risen,
Christ will come again.

And so, Father, calling to mind his death on the cross,
his perfect sacrifice made once for the sins of the whole world;
rejoicing in his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension,
and looking for his coming in glory,
we celebrate this memorial of our redemption.

As we offer you this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving,
we bring before you this bread and this cup
and we thank you for counting us worthy
to stand in your presence and serve you.

Send the Holy Spirit on Martin our Bishop and all your people
and gather into one in your kingdom
all who share this one bread and one cup, so that we,
in the company of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
Blessed Joseph her spouse, Saint Michael, Saint Paul and all the saints,
may praise and glorify you for ever, through Jesus Christ our Lord;

by whom, and with whom, and in whom,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory be yours,
almighty Father, for ever and ever.

Amen.

 

The Lord’s Prayer

At the Saviour’s command and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say:

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come,
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil,
graciously grant peace in our days,

that, by the help of your mercy,
we may be always free from sin
and safe from all distress,
as we await the blessed hope
and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours

now and for ever. Amen.

 

The Peace

The Lord be with you

and also with you

Lord Jesus Christ, who said to your Apostles:

Peace I leave you, my peace I give you,
look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church,
and graciously grant her peace and unity in accordance with your will.
Who live and reign for ever and ever

The peace of the Lord be with you always.

and also with you.

 

Angus Dei

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world:
grant u
s peace. 

 

The Invitation

Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.

Blessed are those who are called to the supper of the Lamb.

Lord, I am not worthy to receive you,
but only say
the word and I shall be healed.

 

Communion Antiphon

Since you are children of God,

God has sent into your hearts the Spirit of his Son,

the Spirit who cries out: Abba, Father.

The Prayer after Communion

Let us pray.

May receiving this Sacrament, O Lord our God,

bring us health of body and soul,

as we confess your eternal holy Trinity and undivided Unity.

Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 

The Blessing

The Lord be with

and also with you

And may the blessing of almighty God,

the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit,

come down on you and remain with you for ever.

Amen.

 

Go in the peace of Christ.

Thanks be to God.

 

 

Angelus:

Priest:    The Angel of the Lord brought tidings to Mary;
People:   And she conceived by the Holy Ghost.

Hail, Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee:
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Priest:   Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
People:  Be it unto me according to thy Word.   Hail, Mary…

Priest:   And the Word was made flesh;
People:  And dwelt among us.   Hail, Mary...

Priest:   Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God:
People:  That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Priest:   We beseech Thee, O LORD, pour Thy grace into our hearts;
that as we have known the Incarnation of Thy Son, Jesus Christ,
by the message of an angel, so by His Cross and Passion
we may be brought unto the glory of His Resurrection.
Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.

People:  Amen.

Recessional Hymn:

THOU, whose almighty word
Chaos and darkness heard,
And took their flight;
Hear us, we humbly pray,
And, where the gospel day
Sheds not its glorious ray,
     Let there be light.

2. Thou who didst come to bring
On thy redeeming wing
Healing and sight,
Health to the sick in mind,
Sight to the inly blind,
O now to all mankind
     Let there be light.

3. Spirit of truth and love,
Life-giving holy Dove,
Speed forth thy flight;
Move o’er the waters’ face
Bearing the lamp of grace,
And, in earth’s darkest place
     Let there be light.

4. Blessèd and holy Three,
Glorious Trinity,
Wisdom, Love, Might;
Boundless as ocean’s tide,
Rolling in fullest pride,
Through the world far and wide
     Let there be light.

 

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NOTICES

 

 

 

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TRINITY SUNDAY – LETTER FROM THE VICAR

 

Dear Friends,

 

Greetings on this Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. Our celebration today is a song of praise to God who has taken us up to share in the very life of the Trinity. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit is with us.

 

Attached to this letter are copies of my homily and ‘The Trinity’ by Andrei Rublev, to which Paula has kindly added a brief commentary on the Icon.

 

Bible Study, Wednesday 10th June at 2.00pm

The next study group meeting via Zoom will be this Wednesday at 2.00pm. If you would like to participate please email Fr Richard on frrichardtuset@outlook.com 

 

 

Please can I remind you that there are a small group of volunteers who are willing (when their circumstances allow) to get any essential shopping or practical help you may require, if you would like to make use of this please call: 07525 625909.

 

The Benefice Mass will be streamed on Facebook at 10.30am on Sunday and available shortly after on YouTube. Mass is still being said daily at both churches and the intention for each day is listed in the mass booklets, so that you can join spiritually with the priest offering the Holy Sacrifice. As we wait for guidance as to when we will be allowed to open our church buildings once more for worship, I am enclosing a copy of the Bishop of Chichester’s open letter to Members of Parliament in Sussex.

 

With my love and prayers,

 

Father Robert

 

 

THE MOST HOLY TRINITY (Sunday 7th June) our parish community

Monday 8 June (of the day) for the renewal of catholic witness

Tuesday 9 (S. Columba) for HM the Queen

Wednesday 10 (of requiem) for the faithful departed

Thursday 11 (S. Barnabas ) for S. Barnabas, Hove

Friday 12 (of the day) for HM Government

Saturday 13 (S. Anthony of Padua) for those suffering from Coronavirus

CORPUS CHRISTI (Sunday 14th June) our parish community

 

 

INTERCESSIONS

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR

Of special intention:

Our care for one another in this time of uncertainty.

those who are sick, distressed, bereaved or in other need:   

Roger Brasier; Fr Michael Bryant; Nicholas Clayton; Helena Cope; Martin Curwain-Broad; John & Ruth Daniels; Dennis Davis;  Susan Gale; Joseph Garcia; Amy Gobey; Yvonne Harman; Caroline Jarvis; Christine Laurent; Sophie Layard; Stephen Milton; Lisa Newlyn; Emma & Janette Pritchett; Rupert Radcliffe-Genge; Harry Speller; Hilary Thomas; George Walter; Joan Watts; Lena Williams

 

the long-term sick:

Matthew Charlesworth; Ivan Codrington; John Cole; Theresa de Giorgio; John Fagan; Gordon; Derek, Dominic & Jonathan Harman; Jeanne Harvey; Adrian Haughton; Hazel Hickman; Dagmar Huggett; Pamela James; Ann Jarrold; Alice Kelly-Purnell; Swee Kim; Corinne Milner; Ann Norbury; Jackie Tilson;

 

the recently departed:  Martin Paine

 

for those whose years mind falls this week:

(7th) Harold Phillips; (8th) Kenneth Kirk, Bishop; (9th) Adam Taylor; Alice Mary Roe; Grace Louisa Edwards;

(10th) Archie Harold Trigwell; Alma Virgo; John Burgin;

(11th) Sister Louisa Mary; Gertrude Louise Buckwell; Gordon Raymond O'Loughlin, Priest, Eighth Vicar of S. Paul's; Stanley Bradbury; Douglas Wilcox; (12th) Samuel Evans; (13th) Beatrice May Bowler; Bruce Cummings, Priest

 

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