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

 

The Parish Church of Saint Paul, Brighton

14th Sunday of the Year
Sunday 5th July 2020

 

BENEFICE MASS

 

Entrance Antiphon

Your merciful love, O God,

we have received in the midst of your temple.

Your praise, O God, like your name,

reaches the ends of the earth;

your right hand is filled with saving justice.

 

The Introduction

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

The Lord be withyou.
and also with you.

 

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

Our Lord has every claim to the title and majesty of kingship, and yet he comes to us in humility and gentleness. We pray that this spirit of Christ may also be in us

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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 Godís 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.

O God, who in the abasement of your Son

have raised up a fallen world,

fill your faithful with holy joy,

for on those you have rescued from slavery to sin

you bestow eternal gladness.

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 Ė Zechariah 9:9-10

The Lord says this:

Rejoice heart and soul, daughter of Zion!

Shout with gladness, daughter of Jerusalem!

See now, your king comes to you;

he is victorious, he is triumphant,

humble and riding on a donkey,

on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

He will banish chariots from Ephraim

and horses from Jerusalem;

the bow of war will be banished.

He will proclaim peace for the nations.

His empire shall stretch from sea to sea,

from the River to the ends of the earth.

The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God.

 

 

Responsorial Psalm Ė Psalm 144(145):1-2,8-11,13b-14

I will bless your name for ever, O God my King.

I will bless your name for ever, O God my King.

I will give you glory, O God my king,

I will bless your name for ever.

I will bless you day after day

and praise your name for ever.

I will bless your name for ever, O God my King.

The Lord is kind and full of compassion,

slow to anger, abounding in love.

How good is the Lord to all,

compassionate to all his creatures.

I will bless your name for ever, O God my King.

All your creatures shall thank you, O Lord,

and your friends shall repeat their blessing.

They shall speak of the glory of your reign

and declare your might, O God.

I will bless your name for ever, O God my King.

The Lord is faithful in all his words

and loving in all his deeds.

The Lord supports all who fall

and raises all who are bowed down.

I will bless your name for ever, O God my King.

 

Second reading Ė Romans 8:9,11-13

Your interests are not in the unspiritual, but in the spiritual, since the Spirit of God has made his home in you. In fact, unless you possessed the Spirit of Christ you would not belong to him, and if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, then he who raised Jesus from the dead will give life to your own mortal bodies through his Spirit living in you.

So then, my brothers, there is no necessity for us to obey our unspiritual selves or to live unspiritual lives. If you do live in that way, you are doomed to die; but if by the Spirit you put an end to the misdeeds of the body you will live.

The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God.

The Acclamation

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,

for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom to mere children.

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 Ė Matthew 11:25-30

Jesus exclaimed, ĎI bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to mere children. Yes, Father, for that is what it pleased you to do. Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, just as no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

ĎCome to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest. Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden light.í

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 Christ, let us pray to our Heavenly Father.

We pray that the church, through the love of Christ, may reach out to the poor and the afflicted.

We pray for all those who carry heavy burdens, including grief, financial hardship, depression, and addiction; that they may find comfort and freedom in Christ.

Lord, hear us.††

We pray for our parish family during this time of change and uncertainty.

We give thanks today that the Mass can once again be celebrated with the faithful. We also pray for those who are unable to come to church and receive the sacrament, including those who are shielding from Covid 19 at this time.

Lord, hear us.††

We pray 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 Bishopís 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 Godís kingdom of peace and freedom from pain.

Lord, hear us

We pray for those who have died, that through Christís 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 timeÖ†††

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, 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

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

May this oblation dedicated to your name

purify us, O Lord,

and day by day bring our conduct

closer to the life of heaven.

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 Lordís Prayer

At the Saviourís 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

Come to me, all who labour and are burdened,

and I will refresh you, says the Lord.

The Prayer after Communion

Let us pray.

Grant, we pray, O Lord,

that, having been replenished by such great gifts,

we may gain the prize of salvation

and never cease to praise you.

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, MaryÖ

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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If you or anyone you know who is part of the S Paulís community falls ill, please let me know either by telephoning the Vicarage (01273 727362) or by email: 
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NOTICES

 

FROM THE VICAR: Dear members of St Michaelís and St Paulís. As I announced last Sunday, Bishop Martin has asked me to become the next Vicar of St Symphorianís, Durrington, which I have accepted. This is a time of mixed emotions for me, as I look forward greatly to my new post, but this also comes tinged with sadness at leaving the Benefice.As yet, details of when I will leave are still to be finalised, but in the meantime, I would be grateful for your prayers as I will continue to pray for you.†† Father Robert

 

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TODAY is our GIFT DAY, an important fund-raising occasion which we rely on to boost our finances, especially at this difficult time when our normal sources of income are greatly reduced.

Those of you at church on Sunday morning will receive an envelope for your contribution.Envelopes will be posted to everyone else.

 

 

SPauls for tickets                                                 ††††††††††††† Church Image 1.jpg

 

14th Sunday of the Year
LETTER FROM THE VICAR

 

Dear Friends,

 

Greetings on the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today we can finally resume public worship and there will be a said mass at 10.30am at St Michaelís and 11.30am at St Paulís.

 

Today both churches will again be open for private prayer and there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: St Michaelís 10.30-12.30pm and St Paulís 11.00am-12.30pm

 

In addition, St Paulís 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).

 

The Benefice Mass will be continued to be streamed on Facebook at 9.30am and later uploaded to Youtube.

 

As was announced last Sunday, Bishop Martin has asked me to become the Vicar of Durrington, which I have accepted. As yet details of when I will leave the Benefice are still to be finalised, but in the meantime, I would be grateful for your prayers as I will continue to pray for you.

 

 

With my love and prayers,

 

Father Robert

 

 

14th Sunday of the Year (Sunday 5th July) our parish community

Monday 6 July (S. Maria Goretti) for those suffering from Coronavirus

Tuesday 7 (of the day) for the lonely and isolated

Wednesday 8 (of the day) for the renewal of catholic witness

Thursday 9 (S. Agustine Zhao Rong & Comps) for HM the Queen

Friday 10 (of requiem) for the faithful departed

Saturday 11 (S. Benedict) for the Catholic Societies of the C of E

15th Sunday of the Year (Sunday 12th July) 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:

(5th) Margaret Ann Hall; (6th) Ada Baldock; (7th) Jeannette Gordon; Peter Gypson;

(9th) William Lloyd Collett; Reginald William Riddles; (10th) Valentine Davies, MC;
Percy Maryon Maryon-Wilson, Bt, Priest, Canon; (11th) Cedric Rox Payne; Frances Clark; Janet Bowley;

 

 

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