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

 

The Parish Church of Saint Paul, Brighton

18th Sunday of the Year
Sunday 2nd August 2020

 

11.30am

- socially distanced -

 

 

 

Entrance Antiphon

O God, come to my assistance; O Lord, make haste to help me!

You are my rescuer, my help; O Lord, do not delay

 

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.

Today we celebrate the great love of God that not only gives us life, but also sustains that life with the food of the Eucharist, the love of God made visible in Christ our Lord.

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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 peace to his people on earth.

Lord God, heavenly King,

almighty God and Father,

we worship you, we give you thanks,

we praise you for your glory.

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,

Lord God, Lamb of God,

you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us ;

you are seated at the right the Father: receive our prayer.

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.

Draw near to your servants, O Lord,

and answer their prayers with unceasing kindness,

that, for those who glory in you as their Creator and guide,

you may restore what you have created

and keep safe what you have restored.

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 – Isaiah 55:1-3

A reading from Isiah:

Thus says the Lord:

Oh, come to the water all you who are thirsty;

though you have no money, come!

Buy corn without money, and eat,

and, at no cost, wine and milk.

Why spend money on what is not bread,

your wages on what fails to satisfy?

Listen, listen to me, and you will have good things to eat

and rich food to enjoy.

Pay attention, come to me; listen, and your soul will live.

With you I will make an everlasting covenant

out of the favours promised to David.

The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God.

 

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 144(145):8-9,15-18

You open wide your hand, O Lord; you grant our desires.

You open wide your hand, O Lord; you grant our desires.

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.

You open wide your hand, O Lord; you grant our desires.

The eyes of all creatures look to you

and you give them their food in due time.

You open wide your hand,

grant the desires of all who live.

You open wide your hand, O Lord; you grant our desires.

The Lord is just in all his ways

and loving in all his deeds.

He is close to all who call him,

who call on him from their hearts.

You open wide your hand, O Lord; you grant our desires.

 

Second reading – Romans 8:35,37-39

A reading from St Paul’s letter to the Romans:

Nothing can come between us and the love of Christ, even if we are troubled or worried, or being persecuted, or lacking food or clothes, or being threatened or even attacked. These are the trials through which we triumph, by the power of him who loved us.

For I am certain of this: neither death nor life, no angel, no prince, nothing that exists, nothing still to come, not any power, or height or depth, nor any created thing, can ever come between us and the love of God made visible in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God.

 

The Acclamation

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Man does not live on bread alone,

but on every word that comes from the mouth 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 14:13-21

When Jesus received the news of John the Baptist’s death he withdrew by boat to a lonely place where they could be by themselves. But the people heard of this and, leaving the towns, went after him on foot. So as he stepped ashore he saw a large crowd; and he took pity on them and healed their sick.

When evening came, the disciples went to him and said, ‘This is a lonely place, and the time has slipped by; so send the people away, and they can go to the villages to buy themselves some food.’ Jesus replied, ‘There is no need for them to go: give them something to eat yourselves.’ But they answered ‘All we have with us is five loaves and two fish.’ ‘Bring them here to me’ he said. He gave orders that the people were to sit down on the grass; then he took the five loaves and the two fish, raised his eyes to heaven and said the blessing. And breaking the loaves handed them to his disciples who gave them to the crowds. They all ate as much as they wanted, and they collected the scraps remaining; twelve baskets full. Those who ate numbered about five thousand men, to say nothing of women and children.

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 for the church, that neither death nor life, nor anguish, nor distress may keep us from the love of God and of his son Jesus Christ.

Lord, hear us.

Lord Graciously here us 

As You once fed the hungry crowds with five loaves and two small fish, we ask that You would again fill those who are empty this day.

Pour out Your Spirit on all who hunger and thirst.

We pray for those who are physically hungry— who are suffering the effects of malnutrition and starvation; and watching helplessly as loved ones die. We pray especially for those places identified by Oxfam as being need because of COVID 19: the Yemen, Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan, Venezuela, the West African Sahel, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria and Haiti.

Lord, hear us.

Lord Graciously here us 

We ask for the Holy Spirit’s help in our prayer life and for guidance and strength during this time of change in our parish. We pray especially for Fr Robert, Paula and their family as they prepare to leave us for Durrington. We give thanks for their service and care of St Michael’s and St Paul’s and pray that Fr Robert’s ministry at St Symphorian’s will be blessed and fruitful.

Lord, hear us.

Lord Graciously here us 

We continue to 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.

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 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.

Lord Graciously here 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 and for all those that serve you in the parishes here. 

Lord, hear us.

Lord Graciously here us 

That the Lord, who is just in all His ways and holy in all His deeds, may lift the minds and hearts of world leaders to the ways of integrity, life, and peace. We pray for Elizabeth our Queen, the high court of parliament and all those elected to office.

Lord, hear us.

Lord Graciously here us 

We pray for the sick and the sorrowful and pray for those known to us who are particularly ill at this time…..

Lord, hear us.

Lord Graciously here 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, 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.  

Lord, graciously 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

Graciously sanctify these gifts, O Lord, we pray,

and, accepting the oblation of this spiritual sacrifice,

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,

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

I am the bread of life, says the Lord;

whoever comes to me will not hunger

and whoever believes in me will not thirst.

The Prayer after Communion

Let us pray.

Accompany with constant protection, O Lord,

those you renew with these heavenly gifts

and, in your never-failing care for them,

make them worthy of eternal 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

 

SUNDAY MASS TIMES:

10.30am – Said Mass at St Michael’s and live streamed on Facebook

11.30am – Said Mass at St Paul’s

 

MIDWEEK MASS AT ST PAUL'S

11.30am  – Said Mass on Tuesday and Wednesday

 

GIFT DAY has so far raised £3,094.  Thank you very much to those who have given so generously.  Contributions are still welcome!

 

St Bartholomew’s Patronal Mass Saturday 22 August at 11.30am,
preacher Fr Robert Mackley (Little St Mary’s, Cambridge).
Fr Ben extends an invitation to us, but as they have a current limit of 50 people, please email him in advance: mailto:fatherben@stbartholomewsbrighton.org.ukailto  

 

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S. PAUL’S CHURCH, BRIGHTON

18th Sunday of the Year (Sunday 2nd August) our parish community

Monday 3 (of the day) for local residents

Tuesday 4 (S. John Vianney) for Parish Priests

Wednesday 5 (Dedication of Basilica of S. Mary Major) for The Brighton Deanery

Thursday 6 (of The Transfiguration of the Lord ) for the renewal of the Church

Friday 7 (S. Ignatius of Loyola) for The Society of Jesus

Saturday 8 (S. Sixtus II & Companions) for the National Health Service

19th Sunday of the Year (Sunday 9th August) 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;

 

for the recently departed: Michael Jamieson; Freddie Jackson, priest; Bill Scott, priest

 

for those whose years mind falls this week:

(2nd) John Michael Harman; Hilda Steel

(3rd) Emily Child Lamotte; George Smith; Eva Morant-Gale; Stella Margaret Maddocks; Maurice Anthony Kelly;

(4th) Mary Warren; Charles Edward Roe, Priest, formerly on the staff of S. Paul's;

(5th) George Mackonochie; Patricia Joan Lindsay;

(6th) Sister Eliza Mary; Gertrude Alice Riley; William Albert Moon; Julian Egerton Bird;

(7th) Amy Wood; Elizabeth Harman; Favor Alma Taylor; Victor Alexander Seymour, Priest.

 

Charity Number: X72751A

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