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

 

The Parish Church of Saint Paul, Brighton

12th Sunday of the Year
Sunday 21st June 2020

 

BENEFICE MASS

 

Processional 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.

 

Entrance Antiphon

The Lord is the strength of his people,

a saving refuge for the one he has anointed.

Save your people, Lord, and bless your heritage,

and govern them for ever.

 

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.

Faced with all the evil in the world and the fearful consequences of sin, we might well be afraid did we not have Christ as a mighty hero at our side, the source of divine grace.

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My brothers and sisters, to prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries, let us confess our sins in penitence and faith, firmly resolved to keep God’s commandments and to live in love and peace with all.  

 

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.

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,

one God, for ever and ever.

Amen

 

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD

First reading – Jeremiah 20:10-13

Jeremiah said:

I hear so many disparaging me,

‘“Terror from every side!”

Denounce him! Let us denounce him!’

All those who used to be my friends

watched for my downfall,

‘Perhaps he will be seduced into error.

Then we will master him

and take our revenge!’

But the Lord is at my side, a mighty hero;

my opponents will stumble, mastered,

confounded by their failure;

everlasting, unforgettable disgrace will be theirs.

But you, O Lord of Hosts, you who probe with justice,

who scrutinise the loins and heart,

let me see the vengeance you will take on them,

for I have committed my cause to you.

Sing to the Lord,

praise the Lord,

for he has delivered the soul of the needy

from the hands of evil men.

The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God.

 

 

Responsorial Psalm –  Psalm 68(69):8-10,14,17,33-35

In your great love, answer me, O Lord.

It is for you that I suffer taunts,

that shame covers my face,

that I have become a stranger to my brothers,

an alien to my own mother’s sons.

I burn with zeal for your house

and taunts against you fall on me.

In your great love, answer me, O Lord.

This is my prayer to you,

my prayer for your favour.

In your great love, answer me, O God,

with your help that never fails:

Lord, answer, for your love is kind;

in your compassion, turn towards me.

In your great love, answer me, O Lord.

The poor when they see it will be glad

and God-seeking hearts will revive;

for the Lord listens to the needy

and does not spurn his servants in their chains.

Let the heavens and the earth give him praise,

the sea and all its living creatures.

In your great love, answer me, O Lord.

 

Second reading – Romans 5:12-15

Sin entered the world through one man, and through sin death, and thus death has spread through the whole human race because everyone has sinned. Sin existed in the world long before the Law was given. There was no law and so no one could be accused of the sin of ‘law-breaking’, yet death reigned over all from Adam to Moses, even though their sin, unlike that of Adam, was not a matter of breaking a law.

Adam prefigured the One to come, but the gift itself considerably outweighed the fall. If it is certain that through one man’s fall so many died, it is even more certain that divine grace, coming through the one man, Jesus Christ, came to so many as an abundant free gift.

The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God.

The Acclamation

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

The Word was made flesh and lived among us:

to all who did accept him

he gave power to become children of God.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

 

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew. +

Glory to you, O Lord.

 

Gospel – Matthew 10:26-33

Jesus instructed the Twelve as follows: ‘Do not be afraid. For everything that is now covered will be uncovered, and everything now hidden will be made clear. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the daylight; what you hear in whispers, proclaim from the housetops.

‘Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; fear him rather who can destroy both body and soul in hell. Can you not buy two sparrows for a penny? And yet not one falls to the ground without your Father knowing. Why, every hair on your head has been counted. So there is no need to be afraid; you are worth more than hundreds of sparrows.

‘So if anyone declares himself for me in the presence of men, I will declare myself for him in the presence of my Father in heaven. But the one who disowns me in the presence of men, I will disown in the presence of my Father in heaven.’

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.

We pray for all people oppressed, the rejected, the poor and the abused; that they may feel the peace and protection of Christ. We pray that those in positions of power and responsibility turn to Christ with the understanding that true leadership flows from a desire to protect and care for all of God’s children.

Lord, hear us.

We pray for your creation Lord that suffers greatly at our hands. We pray that we will become better stewards, that we will work together to undo the harm that we have caused and find a sustainable and fair future for the planet. 

Lord, hear us.  

We pray for our parish community, that we may actively work with Christ to challenge evil, sin, and injustice in the world. That as part of this, we always create for those around us, a place of love, warmth and welcome.

Lord, hear us.

Heavenly Father, we ask you to bring reconciliation and wholeness where there is division, sickness and sorrow.

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.

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. Be with those who have died from the virus and comfort grieving families and 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 and those who are worried about financial security and those who have lost their jobs. May they all know your protection and peace.

Lord, hear us.

Loving God, we pray for the Body of Christ, the family of the Church. 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 and Horsham and for all those that 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 and 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. May they help to bring in God’s kingdom of peace and freedom from pain.

Lord, hear us

We pray for those who have died, that through Christ’s resurrection they may be welcomed into the fullness of joy in God's house.  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 
And Rise in Glory

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

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.
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,

through Christ our Lord.

For through his Paschal Mystery,

he accomplished the marvellous deed,

by which he has freed us from the yoke of sin and death,

summoning us to the glory of being now called

a chosen race, a royal priesthood,

a holy nation, a people for your own possession,

to proclaim everywhere your mighty works,

for you have called us out of darkness

into your own wonderful light.

And so, with Angels and Archangels,

with Thrones and Dominions,

and with all the hosts and Powers of heaven,

we sing the hymn of your glory,

as without end we 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

The eyes of all look to you, Lord,
and you give them their food in due season.

The Prayer after Communion

Let us pray.

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.

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 forth the mass has ended.

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.

 

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NOTICES

 

 

 

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THE TWELTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

LETTER FROM THE VICAR

 

Dear Friends,

 

Greetings on the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time.  From this Sunday both churches will be open for private prayer and there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: St Michael’s 10.30-12.30pm and St Paul’s 11.00am-12.30pm

 

In addition, St Paul’s will be open for private prayer, from 11-12pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.

 

Please do note that social distancing guidelines must be observed, any socialising must be done away from the church building and there will be no toilet facilities. (further guidance is attached to this letter).

 

From this Sunday the Benefice Mass will be streamed on Facebook at 9.30am and thus available to watch at the usual time of 10.30am or at a time that suits you! It will also be uploaded to 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.

 

 

Bible Study, Wednesday 24th 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.

 

With my love and prayers,

 

Father Robert

 

 

12th Sunday of the Year (Sunday 21st June) our parish community

Monday 22 June (SS. John Fisher & Thomas More) for those suffering from Coronavirus

Tuesday 23 (S. Etheldreda) for the diocese of Ely

Wednesday 24 (The Nativity of S. John the Baptist) for the renewal of our Christian witness

Thursday 25 (of the day) for the Catholic Societies of the CofE

Friday 26 (of the day) for the Royal Family

Saturday 27 (S. Cyril of Alexandria, bishop & doctor) for the Emergency Services

13th Sunday of the Year (Sunday 21st 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; Les Heath; 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;

 

for those whose years mind falls this week:

(21st) Herbert George Ellam, Priest;
(22nd) Sarah Carr; Florence Grace Cornwell
(23rd) Edward Heath, Priest; John Humpherson; Christine King; Harry Christopher Mileham

(24th) Jane Eliza Bowler; (25th) Muriel Isbister;
(26th) Mary Ann Hatherley; Archibald Henry Mann, Priest,
Formerly on the staff of S. Paul’s; Geoffrey Pratt, Priest;

(27th) Ernest John Crombie, Priest; Eva Alice Davis

 

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