THE PARISH OF OUR LADY AND ST. PATRICK’S
THIS WEEK'S SERVICES

JANUARY 17TH - 23RD 2021

Masses will continue to be live streamed during and after lockdown

On Tuesday 19th January there will be a Requiem Mass for James Patrick McKenna
(Please avoid coming to Mass today to make room for the family and friends of the deceased)

Masses will be livestreamed at 12 noon Mondays to Saturdays and at 10.00am on Sundays, until further notice. There will also be Mass at 6.00pm on Sunday evenings.

Click here for Mass Livestream

The church will be open on Mondays to Saturdays for
12 noon Mass and remain open for personal prayer and reflection until 1.00pm.

PLEASE NOTE THE UPDATED GUIDELINES

Attending places of worship in Tier 4 (according to Govt. guidelines):
“In all Tiers, you can leave home to attend a place of worship for communal worship. Whilst engaging in an activity in the place of worship or surrounding grounds, all parties should adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times. In Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4 areas, people must not mingle indoors with anyone they do not live with or have formed a support bubble with.”

Please note that people attending places of worship are required to wear face coverings.

Apart from the above times
the church will be closed.

Confessions
Temporarily suspended (by appointment if deemed necessary).
Baptisms & Weddings: suspended until after 2 December and, then,
by arrangement when restrictions permit. 

BAPTISM OF THE LORD (Year B)
WEEK: JANUARY 10TH  - JANUARY 16TH  2021

BAPTISM OF THE LORD

“You are my Son, the beloved, my favour rests on you.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Emma Golden; Michael Guilfoyle, Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke, Brian Firth, Christelle Chiappi, Judy, Elizabeth Flanagan, Elaine Egerton, David Monaghan
LATELY DEAD: Bernadette McGladdery, Allan Wray, Patricia Jagger, Angela Grady, Judy Heald, James Patrick McKenna, Stuart Lees
ANNIVERSARIES: Ron Kain, Margaret Hywel, Margaret Grudzien, Judith Dwyer

COLLECTION: Total: £517.42;  Polish Community’s Christmas Donation to Parish £710
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £534 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD: £30.00;   Food Bank: £65.00  
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD (B) 10th January 2021

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
Stand

Entrance
O let all who thirst
Let them come to the water
And let all who have nothing
Let them come to the Lord
Without money without price
Why should you pay the price
Except for the Lord?

And let all who seek
Let them come to the water
And let all who have nothing
Let them come to the Lord
Without money without strife
Why should you spend your life
Except for the Lord?

And let all who toil
Let them come to the water
And let all who are weary
Let them come to the Lord
All who labour without rest
How can your soul find rest
Except for the Lord?

And let all the poor
Let them come to the water
Bring the ones who are laden
Bring them all to the Lord
Bring the children without might
Easy the load and light
Come to the Lord

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance
using one of the Penitential Acts.
You were sent to heal the contrite of heart:
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
You came to call sinners:
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christe, eleison.
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christe, eleison.
You are seated at the right hand of the Father
to intercede for us:
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
The Priest says the absolution. All reply: 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 Collect
Almighty ever-living God,
who, when Christ had been baptized
in the River Jordan
and as the Holy Spirit descended upon him,
solemnly declared him your beloved Son,
grant that your children by adoption,
reborn of water and the Holy Sprit,
may also be well pleasing to you.
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. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the prophet Isaiah 55:1-11
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.
See, I have made of you a witness to the peoples,
a leader and a master of the nations.
See, you will summon a nation you never knew,
those unknown will come hurrying to you,
for the sake of the Lord your God,
of the Holy One of Israel who will glorify you.
Seek the Lord while he is still to be found,
call to him while he is still near.
Let the wicked man abandon his way,
the evil man his thoughts.
Let him tum back to the Lord who will take pity on him,
to our God who is rich in forgiving;
for my thoughts are not your thoughts,
my ways are not your ways - it is the Lord who speaks.
Yes, the heavens are as high above earth
as my ways are above your ways,
my thoughts above your thoughts.
Yes, as the rain and the snow come down from
the heavens and do not return without watering
the earth, making it yield and giving growth to
provide seed for the sower and bread for the
eating, so the word that goes from my mouth
does not return to me empty, without carrying out
my will and succeeding in what it was sent to do.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm
R) With joy you will draw water
from the wells of salvation.
Truly, God is my salvation,
I trust, I shall not fear.
Is 12:2-6 R.3
For the Lord is my strength, my song,
he became my saviour.
With joy you will draw water
from the wells of salvation. (R)
Give thanks to the Lord, give praise to his name!
Make his mighty deeds knows to the peoples!
Declare the greatness of his name. (R)
Sing a psalm to the Lord
for he has done glorious deeds,
make them known to all the earth!
People of Zion, sing and shout for joy
for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.
(R)

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St John 5:1-9
Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ
has been begotten by God;
and whoever loves the Father that begot him
loves the child whom he begets.
We can be sure that we love God's children
if we love God himself and do what he has
commanded us;
this is what loving God is -
keeping his commandments;
and his commandments are not difficult,
because anyone who has been begotten by God
has already overcome the world;
this is the victory over the world -
our faith.
Who can overcome the world?
Only the man who believes that Jesus is the
Son of God:
Jesus Christ who came by water and blood,
not with water only,
but with water and blood;
with the Spirit as another witness -
since the Spirit is the truth -
so that there are three witnesses,
the Spirit, the water and the blood,
and all three of them agree.
We accept the testimony of human witnesses,
but God's testimony is much greater,
and this is God's testimony,
given as evidence for his Son.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Alleluia, alleluia! Cf. Jn 1 :29
John saw Jesus coming towards him, and said:
This is the Lamb of God who takes away the
sin of the world.
Alleluia!

Gospel Mark 1:7-11
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark.
Glory to you, O Lord.
In the course of his preaching John the Baptist
said, 'Someone is following me, someone who
is more powerful than I am, and I am not fit to
kneel down and undo the strap of his sandals.
I have baptised you with water, but he will
baptise you with the Holy Spirit.'
It was at this time that Jesus came from
Nazareth in Galilee and was baptised in the
Jordan by John. No sooner had he come up out
of the water than he saw the heavens torn apart
and the Spirit, like a dove, descending on him.
And a voice came from heaven, 'You are my
Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on you.'
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily

The Nicene Creed
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit All bow
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
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.
I 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 adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung. If the Priest says the two
prayers of offering aloud, the response both times
is: Blessed be God for ever.
The people rise as the Priest says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
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.

Prayer over the Offerings
Accept, O Lord, the offerings
we have brought to honour the revealing of your
beloved Son,
so that the oblation of your faithful
may be transformed into the sacrifice of him
who willed in his compassion
to wash away the sins of the world.
Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface: The Baptism of the Lord
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 in the waters of the Jordan
you revealed with signs and wonders a new Baptism,
so that through the voice that came down from heaven
we might come to believe in your Word dwelling
among us,
and by the Spirit's descending in the likeness of a dove
we might know that Christ your Servant
has been anointed with the oil of gladness
and sent to bring the good news to the poor.
And so, with the Powers of heaven,
we worship you constantly on earth,
and before your majesty
without end we acclaim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest. Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer Ill
(The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
and all you have created
rightly gives you praise,
for through your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
by the power and working of the Holy Spirit,
you give life to all things and make them holy,
and you never cease to gather a people to yourself,
so that from the rising of the sun to its setting
a pure sacrifice may be offered to your name.
Therefore, O Lord, we humbly implore you:
by the same Spirit graciously make holy
these gifts we have brought to you for
consecration,
that they may become the Body and Blood
of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
at whose command we celebrate these mysteries.
For on the night he was betrayed
he himself took bread,
and giving you thanks, he said the blessing,
broke the bread and gave it to his disciples,
saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
he took the chalice,
and, giving you thanks, he said the blessing,
and gave the chalice to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:
We proclaim your Death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
until you come again.
Therefore, O Lord, as we celebrate the memorial
of the saving Passion of your Son,
his wondrous Resurrection
and Ascension into heaven,
and as we look forward to his second coming,
we offer you in thanksgiving
this holy and living sacrifice.
Look, we pray, upon the oblation of your Church
and, recognising the sacrificial Victim
by whose death
you willed to reconcile us to yourself,
grant that we, who are nourished
by the Body and Blood of your Son
and filled with his Holy Spirit,
may become one body, one spirit in Christ.
May he make of us
an eternal offering to you,
so that we may obtain an inheritance with
your elect,
especially with the most Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with your blessed Apostles and glorious
Martyrs
and with all the Saints,
on whose constant intercession in your presence
we rely for unfailing help.
May this Sacrifice of our reconciliation,
we pray, O Lord,
advance the peace and salvation of all the world.
Be pleased to confirm in faith and charity
your pilgrim Church on earth,
with your servant N. our Pope and N. our Bishop,
the Order of Bishops, all the clergy,
and the entire people you have gained for your own.
Listen graciously to the prayers of this family,
whom you have summoned before you:
in your compassion, O merciful Father,
gather to yourself all your children
scattered throughout the world.
To our departed brothers and sisters
and to all who were pleasing to you
at their passing from this life,
give kind admittance to your kingdom.
There we hope to enjoy for ever the fullness
of your glory
through Christ our Lord,
through whom you bestow on the world
all that is good.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen.

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
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.
The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, ...
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ. .. Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.
The Deacon, or the Priest, adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
grant us peace. Kneel
The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world .
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.

Communion 2
Do not be afraid, 
For I have redeemed you. 
I have called you by your name; 
You are mine. 

When you walk through the waters I'll be with you, 
You will never sink beneath the waves. 

Chorus

When you dwell in the exile of a stranger, 
Remember you are precious in my eyes. 

Chorus

You are mine, O my child; I am your father, 
And I love you with a perfect love. 

Chorus

Prayer after Communion Stand
Nourished with these sacred gifts,
we humbly entreat your mercy, O Lord,
that, faithfully listening to your Only Begotten Son,
we may be your children in name and in truth.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made. Then:
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, >I< and the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.

Recessional
I heard the voice of Jesus say,
‘Come unto me and rest;
lay down, thou weary one, lay down
thy head upon my breast.’
I came to Jesus as I was,
so weary, worn and sad;
I found in him a resting place,
and he has made me glad.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
‘Behold, I freely give
the living water, thirsty one;
stoop down and drink and live.’
I came to Jesus, and I drank
of that life-giving stream;
my thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
and now I live in him.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
‘I am this dark world’s light;
look unto me, thy morn shall rise,
and all thy day be bright.’
I looked to Jesus, and I found
in him my star, my sun;
and in that light of life I’ll walk
till trav’lling days are done.


NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed during and after lockdown. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Periscope App.
The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice.  Next week, we will be opening the church for Mass from Wednesday onwards.
If you want to attend Mass on Sunday, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.
Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed where possible.

THE FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD:
Rather like writing an essay, Jesus, in agreeing to be baptised by John, is pointing, right at the beginning of his ministry, to what the conclusion of his ministry will be. He shows that he is prepared even to be thought of as a sinner (accepting the baptism of people acknowledging their sinfulness) as he would take our sins upon him again on the cross and, there too, be thought of as a sinner, and someone deserted by God. And, for Jesus, baptism is a type of death, death to an old way of life. You will remember that he is quoted in the Gospels, saying “There is another baptism I must undergo…” (Luke 12:50) when he is referring to his death on the cross. He is, therefore, announcing just what his ministry would be about.

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Tuesday, 12th January. St. Aelred of Rievaulx. Born in 1110 and died in 1167. He was educated at Durham and in the King’s household in Scotland. He entered the Cistercian monastery at Rievaulx in 1134 and was eventually elected Abbot. He is remembered for his spiritual writings, above all on the gift of friendship.
Wednesday 13th January – St Hilary:  born of pagan parents, in 325, he was baptised as an adult and chosen as Bishop of Poitiers.

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Some people have asked about making one-off donations to the Parish through ‘on-line’ banking:
Our Bank Details are:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: SRCDTR St Mary’s with St Patrick;
Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.  

ATTENDING PLACES OF WORSHIP IN TIER 4 (according to Govt. guidelines):
“In all Tiers, you can leave home to attend a place of worship for communal worship…Whilst engaging in an activity in the place of worship or surrounding grounds, all parties should adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times… In Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4 areas, people must not mingle indoors with anyone they do not live with or have formed a support bubble with.”

PRIMARY EDUCATION POOL
The Diocesan Department for Education’s 2021 Newly Qualified Teacher Pool is now open for applications.  Advert and further details, along with application form to apply can be found on the diocesan website using the following link: https://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/education/vacancies/

DECARBONISATION PROJECT
The Diocese of Salford has started work with academic partners on a ‘decarbonisation strategy.’ This will involve understanding our carbon footprint and ways to reduce it, over the next two years. The team would welcome anyone with expertise in this area in our parish communities to get in touch at decarbonisation@dioceseofsalford.org.uk, so that we are more aware of those that might want to get involved. Thank you.
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2021 (18th-25th January) has been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland. The theme that was chosen, “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”, is based on John 15:1-17 and expresses Grandchamp Community’s vocation to prayer, reconciliation and unity in the Church and the human family.
Today the community has fifty sisters, all women from different generations, Church traditions, countries and continents. In their diversity the sisters are a living parable of communion. They remain faithful to a life of prayer, life in community and the welcoming of guests. The sisters share the grace of their monastic life with visitors and volunteers who go to Grandchamp for a time of retreat, silence, healing or in search of meaning.

CONFIRMATION AND COMMUNION PROGRAMMES:
The Deanery confirmation programme was put on hold because of Covid-19. Our intention, now, is to restart the programme in May 2021. Fr. Callum Brown, from St. Edward’s is going to be responsible for the preparation sessions prior to confirmation later in the year. It had been thought that the Bishop would be doing these confirmations himself but, because of the numbers involved, he has now delegated the Parish Priests in each Parish to confirm. Any child, who has been baptised and is currently in Year 8 at school, is eligible to sign up for the sessions. Confirmation itself will probably be in September 2021.
First Communion: The children who were almost prepared for the first communion before Covid struck will hopefully make their communion in June 2021. We will need one refresher session before they make their communion. We’ll then try to start the sessions for the next group from June 2021.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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SECOND SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS (Year B)
WEEK: JANUARY 3RD  - JANUARY 9TH  2021

SECOND SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS (YEAR B)

 

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Emma Golden; Michael Guilfoyle, Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke, Brian Firth, Christelle Chiappi, Judy, Elizabeth Flanagan, Elaine Egerton
LATELY DEAD: Tony Cagney, Chrissie Deegan, Edna Fox, Roy Nicholls, Joan Turmeau
ANNIVERSARIES: Irene Dodd, Patrick Regan Jnr., Mary and Robert McFall, Eric James Royales and Daisy Eleanor Royales, Thomas and Catherine Finnegan, James Fogg, Wilfrid and Raymond Brooks, Teresa Donovan, Abraham Matthew, Maria Ammini, Paddy Joe Canny

COLLECTION: Total: £1,604.62 (This includes both Christmas Day and the Sunday, the Feast of the Holy Family)
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £534 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD: £30.00;   Food Bank: £60  
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER. THE NATIVITY (B) 3rd January 2021
THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
Entrance Antiphon or a hymn Stand
Wis 18: 14-15
When a profound silence covered all things
and night was in the middle of its course,
your all-powerful Word, O Lord, bounded from
heaven's royal throne.
Alf make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance using
one of the Penitential Acts.
Lord Jesus, you are mighty God and Prince of Peace:
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
You are the Son of God and the Son of Mary:
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christe, eleison.
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christe, eleison.
You are the Word made Flesh, the splendour
of the Father:
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
The absolution by the Priest follows:
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 Collect
Almighty ever-living God,
splendour of faithful souls,
graciously be pleased to fill the world with your glory,
and show yourself to all peoples by the radiance of
your light.
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. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the book of Ecclesiasticus
24:1-2,8-12
Wisdom speaks her own praises,
in the midst of her people she glories in herself.
She opens her mouth in the assembly of the Most High,
she glories in herself in the presence of the Mighty One;
'Then the creator of all things instructed me,
and he who created me fixed a place for my tent.
He said, "Pitch your tent in Jacob,
make Israel your inheritance."
From eternity, in the beginning, he created me,
and for eternity I shall remain.
I ministered before him in the holy tabernacle,
and thus was I established on Zion.
In the beloved city he has given me rest,
and in Jerusalem I wield my authority.
I have taken root in a privileged people,
in the Lord's property, in his inheritance.'
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm 147:12-15, 19-20
R) The Word was made flesh, and lived among us.
O praise the Lord, Jerusalem!
Zion, praise your God!
He has strengthened the bars of your gates
he has blessed the children within you. (R)
He established peace on your borders,
he feeds you with finest wheat.
He sends out his word to the earth
and swiftly runs his command. (R)
He makes his word known to Jacob,
to Israel his laws and decrees.
He has not dealt thus with other nations;
he has not taught them his decrees. (R)

Second Reading
Ephesians 1 :3-6, 15-18
Blessed be God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed us with all the spiritual blessings of
heaven in Christ.
Before the world was made, he chose us, chose us
in Christ,
to be holy and spotless, and to live through love in
his presence,
determining that we should become his adopted
sons, through Jesus Christ
for his own kind purposes,
to make us praise the glory of his grace,
his free gift to us in the Beloved.
That will explain why I, having once heard about your
faith in the Lord Jesus, and the love that you show
towards all the saints, have never failed to remember
you in my prayers and to thank God for you. May the
God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, give
you a spirit of wisdom and perception of what is
revealed, to bring you to full knowledge of him. May
he enlighten the eyes of your mind so that you can
see what hope his call holds for you, what rich glories
he has promised the saints will inherit.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Alleluia, alleluia! cf.1Tim3:16
Glory be to you, O Christ, proclaimed to the pagans.
Glory be to you, O Christ, believed in by the world.
Alleluia!

Gospel John 1 :1-18
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
Glory to you, O Lord.
In the beginning was the Word:
and the Word was with God
and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.
Through him all things came to be,
not one thing had its being but through him.
All that came to be had life in him
and that life was the light of men,
a light that shines in the dark,
a light that darkness could not overpower.
A man came, sent by God.
His name was John.
He came as a witness,
as a witness to speak for the light,
so that everyone might believe through him.
He was not the light,
only a witness to speak for the light.
The Word was the true light
that enlightens all men;
and he was coming into the world.
He was in the world
that had its being through him,
and the world did not know him.
He came to his own domain
and his own people did not accept him.
But to all who did accept him
he gave power to become children of God,
to all who believe in the name of him
who was born not out of human stock
or urge of the flesh
or will of man
but of God himself.
The Word was made flesh,
he lived among us,
and we saw his glory,
the glory that is his as the only Son of the Father,
full of grace and truth.
John appears as his witness. He proclaims:
'This is the one of whom I said :
He who comes after me ranks before me
because he existed before me.'
Indeed, from his fullness we have, all of us, received – yes,
grace in return for grace,
since, though the Law was given through Moses,
grace and truth have come through Jesus Christ.
No one has ever seen God;
it is the only Son, who is nearest to the Father's heart,
who has made him known.
The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ

The Homily

The Nicene Creed
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
Sit
Stand
All bow
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
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.
I 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 adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung. If the Priest says the two
prayers of offering aloud, the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever.
The people rise as the Priest says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
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.

Prayer over the Offerings
Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings we make
on the Nativity of your Only Begotten Son,
for by it you show us the way of truth
and promise the life of the heavenly Kingdom.
Through Christ our Lord.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface Christ the Light
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 in the mystery of the Word made flesh
a new light of your glory has shone upon the eyes
of our mind,
so that, as we recognize in him God made visible,
we may be caught up through him in love of things
invisible.
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 hosts.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest. Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer II
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
the fount of all holiness.
Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray,
by sending down your Spirit upon them
like the dewfall,
so that they may become for us
the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
At the time he was betrayed
and entered willingly into his Passion,
he took bread and, giving thanks, broke it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
he took the chalice
and, once more giving thanks,
he gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:
Save us, Saviour of the world,
for by your Cross and Resurrection,
you have set us free.
Therefore, as we celebrate
the memorial of his Death and Resurrection,
we offer you, Lord,
the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation,
giving thanks that you have held us worthy
to be in your presence and minister to you.
Humbly we pray
that, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ,
we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.
Remember, Lord, your Church,
spread throughout the world,
and bring her to the fullness of charity,
together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop
and all the clergy.
Remember also our brothers and sisters
who have fallen asleep
in the hope of the resurrection,
and all who have died in your mercy:
welcome them into the light of your face.
Have mercy on us all, we pray,
that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with the blessed Apostles,
and all the Saints who have pleased you
throughout the ages,
we may merit to be coheirs to eternal life,
and may praise and glorify you
through your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.

The people acclaim: Amen

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father .... but deliver us from evil.
The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, ...
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ.. . Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.
The Deacon, or the Priest, adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
grant us peace. Kneel
The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.
The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion Antiphon Cf. Jn 1: 12
To all who would accept him,
he gave the power to become children of God.

Prayer after Communion
Let us pray.
Lord our God, we humbly ask you,
that, through the working of this mystery,
our offences may be cleansed
and our just desires fulfilled.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RlTES
Stand
Announcements may be made. Then:
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or:
Go in peace.

Thanks be to God.

THIS SUNDAY’S READINGS:
In the first reading from Ecclesiasticus, we hear of wisdom (which Christians understand as the Christ) being instructed to ‘pitch her tent in Jacob’…taking root in a privileged people. The second reading, from the letter to the Ephesians, recognises the privileges we have, indeed, received and encourages us to acknowledge our own blessings. The Gospel is a second showing of the Gospel we heard on Christmas Day. The older people among us will remember this Gospel being read at Mass every day before Vatican II (1965), albeit in Latin. That fact suggests the importance of this reading to the Church. John gives his version of the Christmas story but there’s no mention, by him, of angels or shepherds, or of three kings. His is a more figurative account, speaking of Jesus as the Light of the world. This light is a sign of God reaching out to dispel the darkness in our world. There’s a recognition that this light is not so dazzling that it can’t be ignored or rejected; we are told that his own people did not accept it. But, despite its apparent vulnerability, it cannot be overpowered. To me, it’s a tremendously hopeful reading, speaking of God present in the very fabric (or DNA) of our world bringing healing and hope. And it can certainly take a second outing as we endure this second wave of the corona virus pandemic.

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed during and after lockdown. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Periscope App.

The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice.  Next week, we will be opening the church for Mass from Wednesday onwards.

If you want to attend Mass on Sunday, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.

Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed where possible.

A very Happy New Year to you all! I pray that, with the Mercy of God, the Brexit Deal and the Vaccine, and with us all treading more gently on the earth, we will see the vulnerable light enter our world to give real hope for 2021. Fr. Phil

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Wednesday, 6th January. Feast of the Epiphany (normally a Holyday of Obligation but not during this time of Covid-19)   
Thursday 7th January – St Raymond Penyafort: at the age of 47, Raymond entered the Dominican Order. He then became confessor to Pope Gregory IX and collated the Decrees of the Popes and Councils into the Book of Decretals. He lived to a grand old age and died in 1275. He is regarded as the Patron Saint of Canon Lawyers because of his work on the Decretals.

ONLINE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARISH:
Some people have asked about making one-off donations to the Parish through ‘on-line’ banking:
Our Bank Details are:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: SRCDTR St Mary’s with St Patrick;
Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.  

ATTENDING PLACES OF WORSHIP IN TIER 4 (according to Govt. guidelines):
“In all Tiers, you can leave home to attend a place of worship for communal worship…Whilst engaging in an activity in the place of worship or surrounding grounds, all parties should adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times… In Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4 areas, people must not mingle indoors with anyone they do not live with or have formed a support bubble with.”

CONFIRMATION AND COMMUNION PROGRAMMES:
The Deanery confirmation programme was put on hold because of Covid-19. Our intention, now, is to restart the programme in May 2021. Fr. Callum Brown, from St. Edward’s is going to be responsible for the preparation sessions prior to confirmation later in the year. It had been thought that the Bishop would be doing these confirmations himself but, because of the numbers involved, he has now delegated the Parish Priests in each Parish to confirm. Any child, who has been baptised and is currently in Year 8 at school, is eligible to sign up for the sessions. Confirmation itself will probably be in September 2021.
First Communion: The children who were almost prepared for the first communion before Covid struck will hopefully make their communion in June 2021. We will need one refresher session before they make their communion. We’ll then try to start the sessions for the next group from June 2021.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY (Year B)
WEEK: DECEMBER 27TH  - JANUARY 3RD  2021

Feast of the Holy Family (Year B) December 27th – January 3rd

“Destined to be a sign that is rejected  - and a sword will pierce your own soul too.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Emma Golden; Michael Guilfoyle, Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke, Brian Firth, Christelle Chiappi, Judy, Elizabeth Flanagan
LATELY DEAD: Colin Riley, Peter Giblin, Celia Cusack, Terrence Lees, Chrissie Deegan, Isabel Masy, Lina Feniuk
ANNIVERSARIES: Frances Michailuk, Peter Gartside, Herbert and Nellie Hilton, Joaquin De Almeida. Peter and Mary Philbin, Richard Teefy

COLLECTION: Total: £911.53
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £534 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: Parish funds:£50, CAFOD: £50.00;   Food Bank: £30  Many thanks for your kind generosity.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
HOLY FAMILY (B) 27th December 2020

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
Entrance Antiphon or a hymn Stand
Lk 2:16
The shepherds went in haste,
and found Mary and Joseph and the Infant
lying in a manger.
All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance using
one of the Penitential Acts.
Lord Jesus, you are mighty God and Prince of Peace:
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
You are the Son of God and the Son of Mary:
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christe, eleison.
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christe, eleison.
You are the Word made Flesh, the splendour
of the Father:
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
The absolution by the Priest follows:
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 Collect
O God, who were pleased to give us
the shining example of the Holy Family,
graciously grant that we may imitate them
in practising the virtues of family life and in the
bonds of charity,
and so, in the joy of your house,
delight one day 1n eternal rewards.
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. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the book of Genesis 15:1-6. 21 :1-3
The word of the Lord was spoken to Abram in a
vision: 'Have no fear, Abram, I am your shield; your
reward will be very great'.
'My Lord,' Abram replied, 'what do you intend to
give me? I go childless ... ' Then Abram said, See,
you have given me no descendants; some man of
my household will be my heir'. And then this word of
the Lord was spoken to him, 'He shall not be your
heir; your heir shall be of your own flesh and blood'.
Then taking him outside, he said, 'Look up to
heaven and count the stars if you can. Such will be
your descendants' he told him. Abraham put his faith in
the Lord, who counted this as making him justified.
The Lord dealt kindly with Sarah as he had said,
and did what he had promised her. So Sarah
conceived and bore a son to Abraham m his old
age, at the time God had promised. Abraham
named the son born to him Isaac, the son to whom
Sarah had given birth.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm 104:1-6. 8-9. R.w7.8
R) He, the Lord, is our God.
He remembers his covenant for ever.
Give thanks to the Lord, tell his name,
make known his deeds among the peoples.
O sing to him, sing his praise;
tell all his wonderful works! (R)
Be proud of his holy name,
let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice.
Consider the Lord and his strength;
constantly seek his face. (R)
Remember the wonders he has done,
his miracles, the judgments he spoke.
O children of Abraham, his servant,
O sons of the Jacob he chose. (R)
He remembers his covenant for ever,
his promise for a thousand generations,
the covenant he made with Abraham,
the oath he swore to Isaac. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the letter to the Hebrews
11 :8. 11-12. 17-19
It was by faith that Abraham obeyed the call to set
out for a country that was the inheritance given to
him and his descendants, and that he set out
without knowing where he was going.
It was equally by faith that Sarah, in spite of being
past the age, was made able to conceive, because
she believed that he who had made the promise
would be faithful to it. Because of this, there came
from one man, and one who was as good a dead
himself, more descendants than could be counted,
as many as the stars of heaven or the grains of
sand on the seashore.
It was by faith that Abraham, when put to the test,
offered up Isaac. He offered to sacrifice his only
son even though the promises had been made to
him and he had been told: It is through Isaac that
your name will be carried on.
He was confident that God had the power even to
raise the dead ; and so, figuratively speaking, he
was given back Isaac from the dead.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Alleluia, alleluia! Heb 1 :1-2
At various times in the past
and in various different ways,
God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets;
but in our own time, the last days,
he has spoken to us through his Son.
Alleluia!

Gospel Luke 2:22-40
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
Glory to you, O Lord.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to
For shorter form, 2:22. 39:40, read between []
[When the day came for them to be purified as laid
down by the Law of Moses, the parents of Jesus
took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord]
-observing what stands written in the Law of the
Lord: Every first-born male must be consecrated to
the Lord - and also to offer in sacrifice, in
accordance with what is said in the Law of the Lord,
a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons. Now in
Jerusalem there was a man named Simeon. He
was an upright and devout man; he looked forward
to Israel 's comforting and the Holy Spirit rested on
him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit
that he would not see death until he had set eyes
on the Christ of the Lord. Prompted by the Spirit he
came to the Temple; and when the parents brought
in the child Jesus to do for him what the Law
required, he took him into his arms and blessed
God; and he said:
'Now, Master, you can let your servant go in peace,
just as you promised;
because my eyes have seen the salvation
which you have prepared for all the nations to see,
a light to enlighten the pagans
and the glory of your people Israel.'
As the child 's father and mother stood there
wondering at the things that were being said about
him, Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his
mother, 'You see this child: he is destined for the fall
and for the rising of many in Israel, destined to be a
sign that is rejected - and a sword will pierce your
own soul too - so that the secret thoughts of many
may be laid bare.'
There was a prophetess also, Anna the daughter
of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was well on in
years. Her days of girlhood over, she had been
married for seven years before becoming a widow.
She was now eighty-four years old and never left
the Temple, serving God night and day with fasting
and prayer. She came by just at that moment and
began to praise God; and she spoke of the child to
all who looked forward to the deliverance of
Jerusalem.
[When they had done everything the Law of the
Lord required, they went back to Galilee, to their
own town of Nazareth. Meanwhile the child grew to
maturity, he was filled with wisdom ; and God's
favour was with him.]
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily

The Nicene Creed
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
Sit
Stand
All bow
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
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.
I 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 adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung. If the Priest says the two
prayers of offering aloud, the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever.
The people rise as the Priest says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
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.

Prayer over the Offerings
We offer you, Lord, the sacrifice of conciliation,
humbly asking that,
through the intercession of the Virgin Mother of
God and Saint Joseph,
you may establish our families firmly in your grace
and your peace.
Through Christ our Lord.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface Ill of the Nativity of the Lord
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 him the holy exchange that restores our
life
has shone forth today in splendour:
when our frailty is assumed by your Word
not only does human mortality receive unending honour
but by this wondrous union we, too, are made eternal.
And so, in company with the choirs of Angels,
we praise you, and with joy we proclaim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest. Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer II
(The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
the fount of all holiness.
Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray,
by sending down your Spirit upon them
like the dewfall,
so that they may become for us
the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
At the time he was betrayed
and entered willingly into his Passion,
he took bread and, giving thanks, broke it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
he took the chalice
and, once more giving thanks,
he gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
Do THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:
We proclaim your Death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
until you come again.
Therefore, as we celebrate
the memorial of his Death and Resurrection,
we offer you, Lord,
the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation,
giving thanks that you have held us worthy
to be in your presence and minister to you.
Humbly we pray
that, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ,
we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.
Remember, Lord, your Church,
spread throughout the world,
and bring her to the fullness of charity,
together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop
and all the clergy.
Remember also our brothers and sisters
who have fallen asleep
in the hope of the resurrection,
and all who have died in your mercy:
welcome them into the light of your face.
Have mercy on us all, we pray,
that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with the blessed Apostles,
and all the Saints who have pleased you
throughout the ages,
we may merit to be coheirs to eternal life,
and may praise and glorify you
through your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
Our Father .... but deliver us from evil.
The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, ...
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ... Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.
The Deacon, or the Priest, adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
grant us peace. Kneel
The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.
The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion Antiphon Bar 3:38
Our God has appeared on the earth, and lived
among us.

Prayer after Communion Stand
Bring those you refresh with this heavenly Sacrament,
most merciful Father,
to imitate constantly the example of the Holy Family,
so that, after the trials of this world,
we may share their company for ever.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made. Then:
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.

QUOTATION:
“A light that shines in the dark, a light that darkness could not overpower” (John’s Gospel).
“Even the darkest night will end and the sun shall rise” (Victor Hugo”).
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that” (Martin Luther King Jr).
“However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light” (Stanley Kubrick).

COLIN RILEY’S FUNERAL:
Quite a few people have asked about Colin’s funeral but, of course, the funeral is restricted to 30 people in the church and I don’t know who Colin’s sister would like to attend. So, I will livestream the service on the Periscope TV App. It will be next Tuesday (29th December) at 1.00pm. I know that this app is currently warning everyone that it is due to finish at the end of March, but you can still get rid of that notice and watch the livestream. We are still investigating other ways to livestream for the Parish at a later date.

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed during and after lockdown. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Periscope App.

The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice.  Next week, we will be opening the church for Mass from Wednesday onwards.

If you want to attend Mass on Sunday, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.

Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed where possible.

SMILE AWHILE.
This New Year I’m going to make a resolution I can keep—no dieting all year long.
I was going to quit all my bad habits for the new year, but then I remembered that nobody likes a quitter.
My New Year’s resolution is to get better at pretending to know the words to “Auld Lang Syne.”
Not to brag, but I already have a date for New Year’s Eve....... December 31st! 

A very Happy Christmas to you all! I pray that, with the Mercy of God, the Brexit Deal and the Vaccine, and with us all treading more gently on the earth, we will see the vulnerable light enter our world to give real hope for 2021. Fr. Phil

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Monday 28th December- Holy Innocents: 
Tuesday 29th December – St Thomas Becket: Born in London in 1118, he became Chancellor of England and in 1162 was chosen to be Archbishop of Canterbury. He was exiled to France by King Henry II, and then, on his return, he was killed by friends of the King.
Thursday, 31st December – St. Sylvester I: He became Pope in 314 and lived through the period of settlement under the Emperor Constantine.
Friday, 1st January – Mary the Mother of God
Saturday, 2nd January – St Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen..

Online financial contributions to the Parish:
Some people have asked about making one-off donations to the Parish through ‘on-line’ banking:
Our Bank Details are:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: SRCDTR St Mary’s with St Patrick;
Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.  

Videos of interfaith work over the last year and previous Festivals of Light.
There are two short videos on the home page of the Oldham Interfaith Forum website that might be of interest to you. The first is an account of the Interfaith work carried out by the Forum over the last year. The second is a compilation of pieces from the last Festivals of Light. Since we will not be able to hold a Festival of Light this year, we’ve done a short video online. The Filipino community certainly feature briefly in that video. The African choir feature briefly in the report of the Forum over the last year. They are both worth a watch! The website is:www.oldhaminterfaith.org.uk .

Confirmation and communion programmes.
The Deanery confirmation programme was put on hold because of Covid-19. Our intention, now, is to restart the programme in May 2021. Fr. Callum Brown, from St. Edward’s is going to be responsible for the preparation sessions prior to confirmation later in the year. It had been thought that the Bishop would be doing these confirmations himself but, because of the numbers involved, he has now delegated the Parish Priests in each Parish to confirm. Any child, who has been baptised and is currently in Year 8 at school, is eligible to sign up for the sessions. Confirmation itself will probably be in September 2021.
First Communion: The children who were almost prepared for the first communion before Covid struck will hopefully make their communion in June 2021. We will need one refresher session before they make their communion. We’ll then try to start the sessions for the next group from June 2021.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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FOURTH WEEK OF ADVENT (Year B)
WEEK: DECEMBER 20TH  - DECEMBER 26TH  2020

4th Sunday of Advent

“Let what you have said be done to me.”

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Emma Golden; Michael Guilfoyle, Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke, Brian Firth, Christelle Chiappi, Judy
LATELY DEAD: Lina Feniuk, Christine Harrison, Harry Taylor, Colin Riley, Peter Giblin, Edward Patrick Ganley, Amy Alimon, Celia Cusack
ANNIVERSARIES: Michael McGrother, Frances Michailuk, Peter Gartside, Bertha Doran, Mary and Patrick Glenfield, Dawn Cookson Martinez and Baby Robbie, Jeff Wright

COLLECTION: Total: £1574.70
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £534 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: Parish funds: £275, CAFOD: £15.00;Food Bank: £55  Many thanks for your kind generosity.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
CHRISTMAS DAY MASS  25th December 2020

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
Entrance Antiphon or a hymn.  Stand

First Hymn:
O come all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;
Come and behold him,
Born the king of angels.

O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
Christ the Lord.

God of God,
Light of light,
Lo, he abhors not the virgin’s womb
Very God,
Begotten not created

Sing choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing all ye citizens of heaven above:
Glory to God
In the highest.

Yea, Lord we greet thee,
Born this happy morning,
Jesu, to thee be glory given;
Word of the Father,
Now in flesh appearing.

Cf. Is 9:5
A child is born for us, and a son is given to us;
his sceptre of power rests upon his shoulder,
and his name will be called Messenger of great
counsel.
All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance using
one of the Penitential Acts.
Lord Jesus, you are mighty God and Prince of Peace:
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
You are the Son of God and the Son of Mary:
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christe, eleison.
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christe, eleison.
You are the Word made Flesh, the splendour
of the Father:
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
The Priest says the absolution:
May almighty God have mercy on us,
forgive us our sins,
and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

Kyrie:   Panginoon Maawa Ka
Panginoon maawa Ka, Panginoon maawa Ka
Kristo maawa Ka, Kristo maawa Ka sa amin
Panginoon maawa Ka, Panginoon maawa Ka

The Gloria
GLORIA:
Les anges dans nos campagnes
Ont entonné l’hymne des cieux
Et l’echos de nos montagnes      
Redis ce chant melodieux            

Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in excelsis Deo

Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing
Come, adore on bended knee
The infant Christ, the newborn king.

Yoka nainu otei ya butu                
Yoka ndzembo elengi mbe          
Banjelu bayeli biso                                          
Sango ya mobikisi                                            

Pesec wa por hey Bethlehem     
Jor jachi fee bi moufee
Kepe wa tie zroye bibe
Tena door me dji dje mbou

The Collect
O God, who wonderfully created the dignity of
human nature
and still more wonderfully restored it,
grant, we pray,
that we may share in the divinity of Christ,
who humbled himself to share in our humanity.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the
Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the prophet Isaiah 52:7-10
How beautiful on the mountains,
are the feet of one who brings good news,
who heralds peace, brings happiness,
proclaims salvation,
and tells Zion,
'Your God is king!'
Listen! Your watchmen raise their voices,
they shout for joy together,
for they see the Lord face to face,
as he returns to Zion.
Break into shouts of joy together,
you ruins of Jerusalem;
for the Lord is consoling his people,
redeeming Jerusalem.
The Lord bares his holy arm
in the sight of all the nations,
all the ends of the earth shall see
the salvation of our God.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:
Mary Do You Know?
1. Mary do you know that your baby boy will one day walk on water?
Mary do you know that your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?
Do you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?
This child that you've delivered, will soon deliver you.

2.  Mary do you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary do you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with His hand?
Do you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
When you kiss your little baby, you kiss the face of God.

The blind will see, the deaf will hear, we all will live again.
The lame will leap, we all will speak the praises of the Lamb....

3. Mary do you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary do you know that your baby boy will one day rule the nations?
Do you know that your baby boy is heaven's perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child you're holding, is the great  I... Am...
Second Reading
A reading from the letter to the Hebrews. 1 :1-6
At various times in the past and in various different
ways, God spoke to our ancestors through the
prophets; but in our own time, the last days, he has
spoken to us through his Son, the Son that he has
appointed to inherit everything and through whom
he made everything there is. He is the radiant light
of God's glory and the perfect copy of his nature,
sustaining the universe by his powerful command;
and now that he has destroyed the defilement of sin,
he has gone to take his place in heaven at the right
hand of divine Majesty. So he is now as far above
the angels as the title which he has inherited is
higher than their own name.
God has never said to any angel: You are my Son,
today I have become your father; or: I will be a
father to him and he a son to me. Again, when he
brings the First-born into the world, he says: Let all
the angels of God worship him.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:
Parishidhan Mahonadaha Devan
Paramenkum vilankum maheshan
Swargiya sainyankal
Vaazhthi sthuthikunna
Swarloka Naadhenaam mishiha
Ha ha ha--- Halleluia
Ha ha ha----Hallleluia
Ha ha ha----Halleluia
Ha ha ha----Halleluia
Ha  ha  Aa  Amen

Gospel John 1 :1-18
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.
Shorter form, read between brackets [ ... ]
[In the beginning was the Word:
the Word was with God
and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.
Through him all things came to be,
not one thing had its being but through him.
All that came to be had life in him
and that life was the light of men,
a light that shines in the dark,
a light that darkness could not overpower.]
A man came, sent by God.
His name was John.
He came as a witness,
as a witness to speak for the light,
so that everyone might believe through him.
He was not the light,
only a witness to speak for the light.
[The Word was the true light
that enlightens all men;
and he was coming into the world.
He was in the world
that had its being through him,
and the world did not know him.
He came to his own domain
and his own people did not accept him.
But to all who did accept him
he gave power to become children of God,
to all who believe in the name of him
who was born not out of human stock
or urge of the flesh
or will of man
but of God himself.
The Word was made flesh,
he lived among us,
and we saw his glory,
the glory that is his as the only Son of the Father,
full of grace and truth .]
John appears as his witness. He proclaims:
'This is the one of whom I said:
He who comes after me
ranks before me
because he existed before me.'
Indeed, from his fullness we have, all of us, received -
yes, grace in return for grace,
since, though the Law was given through Moses,
grace and truth have come through Jesus Christ.
No one has ever seen God;
it is the only Son, who is nearest to the Father's heart,
who has made him known.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily Sit

The Nicene Creed Stand
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under
Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
All Kneel
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.
I 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 adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and
apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness
of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of
the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung.
If the Priest says the two prayers of offering aloud
the response both times 1s:
Blessed be God for ever.

Offertory:
KAMPANA NG SIMBAHAN
Kampana ng simbahan ay nanggigising na
At waring nagsasabi na tayo'y magsimba
Maggising at magbangon, tayo'y magsilakad
At masiglang tunguhin ang ating simbahan

Ang kampana'y tuluyang nanggigising
Upang tayong lahat ay manalangin
Ang bendisyon kapag nakamtan na
Tayo'y magkakaroon ng higit na pag-asa

Kinagisnang simbang gabi
Huwag nating limutin
Pagka't tayo'y may tungkulin sa panalangin
Ang kampana ng simbahan ay nanggigising na
Tayong lahat ay manalangin habang nagsisimba

 

The people rise as the Priest says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
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.

Prayer over the Offerings
Make acceptable, O Lord, our oblation on this
solemn day,
when you manifested the reconciliation
that makes us wholly pleasing in your sight
and inaugurated for us the fullness of divine
worship.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface I of the Nativity of the Lord
(The Priest may choose Preface II or Ill of the Nativity.)
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 in the mystery of the Word made flesh
a new light of your glory has shone upon the eyes of
our mind,
so that, as we recognize in him God made visible,
we may be caught up through him in love of things
invisible.
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:

Sanctus:
Oshana, Eshanu sathatham
Oshana, oshana, oshana ( 2 )
 
Parishudhan, parishudhan,
Paramashakthan
Nirandharam muzhagunnu
Vanilevam
Ehaparakailavum makhileswara
Mahimayal nirayunnu  nirupamame
 
Oshana, Eshanu sathatham
Oshana, oshana, oshana.

Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer I (The Roman Canon)
To you, therefore, most merciful Father,
we make humble prayer and petition
through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord:
that you accept
and bless these gifts, these offerings,
these holy and unblemished sacrifices,
which we offer you firstly
for your holy catholic Church.
Be pleased to grant her peace,
to guard, unite and govern her
throughout the whole world,
together with your servant N. our Pope
and N. our Bishop,
and all those who, holding to the truth,
hand on the catholic and apostolic faith.
Remember, Lord, your servants N. and N.
and all gathered here,
whose faith and devotion are known to you.
For them, we offer you this sacrifice of praise
or they offer it for themselves
and all who are dear to them:
for the redemption of their souls,
in hope of health and well-being,
and paying their homage to you,
the eternal God, living and true.
Celebrating the most sacred night (day)
on which blessed Mary the immaculate Virgin
brought forth the Saviour for this world,
and in communion with those whose memory we venerate,
especially the glorious ever-Virgin Mary,
Mother of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ,
and blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
your blessed Apostles and Martyrs,
Peter and Paul, Andrew, [ ... ]
and all your Saints;
we ask that through their merits and prayers,
in all things we may be defended
by your protecting help.
Therefore, Lord, we pray:
graciously accept this oblation of our service,
that of your whole family;
order our days in your peace,
and command that we be delivered from eternal damnation
and counted among the flock of those you have chosen.
Be pleased, O God, we pray,
to bless, acknowledge,
and approve this offering in every respect;
make it spiritual and acceptable,
so that it may become for us
the Body and Blood of your most beloved Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ.
On the day before he was to suffer,
he took bread in his holy and venerable hands,
and with eyes raised to heaven
to you, O God, his almighty Father,
giving you thanks, he said the blessing,
broke the bread
and gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
he took this precious chalice
in his holy and venerable hands,
and once more giving you thanks, he said the blessing
and gave the chalice to his disciples, saying:
T AKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
Do THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The priest says:
The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:
Save us, Saviour of the world;
for by your Cross and Resurrection
you have set us free.
Therefore, O Lord,
as we celebrate the memorial of the blessed Passion,
the Resurrection from the dead,
and the glorious Ascension into heaven
of Christ, your Son, our Lord,
we, your servants and your holy people,
offer to your glorious majesty
from the gifts that you have given us,
this pure victim,
this holy victim,
this spotless victim,
the holy Bread of eternal life
and the Chalice of everlasting salvation.
Be pleased to look upon these offerings
with a serene and kindly countenance,
and to accept them,
as once you were pleased to accept
the gifts of your servant Abel the just,
the sacrifice of Abraham, our father in faith,
and the offering of your high priest Melchizedek,
a holy sacrifice, a spotless victim.
In humble prayer we ask you, almighty God:
command that these gifts be borne
by the hands of your holy Angel
to your altar on nigh
in the sight of your divine majesty,
so that all of us, who through this participation at the altar
receive the most holy Body and Blood of your Son,
may be filled with every grace and heavenly blessing.
Remember also, Lord, your servants N. and N.,
who have gone before us with the sign of faith
and rest in the sleep of peace.
Grant them, O Lord, we pray,
and all who sleep in Christ,
a place of refreshment, light and peace.
To us, also, your servants, who, though sinners,
hope in your abundant mercies,
graciously grant some share
and fellowship with your holy Apostles and Martyrs:
with John the Baptist, Stephen,
Matthias, Barnabas, [ ... ]
and all your Saints;
admit us, we beseech you,
into their company,
not weighing our merits,
but granting us your pardon,
through Christ our Lord.
Through whom
you continue to make all these good things, O Lord;
you sanctify them, fill them with life,
bless them, and bestow them upon us.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim:
Amen.

 

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
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.

The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, ...
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ... Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.
The Deacon, or the Priest adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.

The Priest takes the host and breaks it. Meanwhile
the people say or sing:
Lamb of God:   Kordero Ng Diyos
Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis                           
Ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan                            
Maawa Ka, maawa Ka sa amin    |(2X)

Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis    
Ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan,
Ipagkaloob Mo sa amin ang kapayapaan

Kneel

The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper
of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.

The Priest or other minister says to each communicant
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion (African)
Chorus: Aaaa aaaa aaaa amezaliwa
Aaaa aaaa aaaa Emanueli (Repeat)

1. Mutoto Yesu amezaliwa humo zizini
Amechunga na mamaye bikira Maria
2. Raha kubwa duniani na mbinguni
Kwa kuzaliwa kwa mutoto Emanueli
3. Kitanda chake ni manyasi malaika
Wamwimbia nyimbo nzuri za kumupendeza
4. Noeli Noel no Noeli azaliwa
Yesu aishi katika amani na umoja wetu

Silent Night:
Silent night, holy night.
All is calm, all is bright,
Round yon virgin mother and child,
Holy infant, so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night.
Shepherds quake at the sight,
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heavenly hosts sing alleluia:
Christ, the saviour is born,

Silent night, holy night,
Son of God, love’s pure light,
Radiant beans from thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace:
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth,

Communion Indian:
Kalithozhuthil Pirannavane Karuna Niranjavane – (2)
Karalile Chorayal Paarinte Paapaghal Kazhuki Kalanjavane – (2)
Adiyanghal Nin Naamam Vaazhtheedunnu Halleluiah Halleluiah – (2)
Kalithozhuthil Pirannavane Karuna Niranjavane – (2)
Kanivin Kadale Arivin Porule Choriyu Choriyu Anugrahaghal – (2)
Nin Munnil Vannitha Nilppu Njaghal Halleluiah Halleluiah – (2)
Kalithozhuthil Pirannavane Karuna Niranjavane – (2)
Ulakin Uyirayi Manasil Madhuvayi Unaru Unaru Manivilakke – (2)
Karthave Kaniyu Nee Yeshu Naadha Halleluiah Halleluiah – (2)
Kalithozhuthil Pirannavane Karuna Niranjavane – (2)
Karalile Chorayal Paarinte Paapaghal Kazhuki Kalanjavane – (2)
Adiyanghal Nin Naamam Vaazhtheedunnu Halleluiah Halleluiah – (2)
Kalithozhuthil Pirannavane Karuna Niranjavane – (2)

Communion Antiphon Cf. Ps 97:3
All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation
of our God.
After the distribution of Holy Communion a sacred
silence may be observed or a psalm, hymn or
canticle of praise may be sung.

Prayer after Communion Stand
Grant, O merciful God,
that, just as the Saviour of the world, born this day,
is the author of divine generation for us,
so he may be the giver even of immortality.
Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
Amen.
THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made. Then :
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.

RECESSIONAL:
Hark, the herald angels sing,
Glory to the new born king;
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled:
Joyful all ye nations rise,
Join the triumph of the skies,
With th’angelic host proclaim,
Christ is born in Bethlehem.

Hark, the herald angels sing,
Glory to the newborn king.

Christ, by highest heaven adored,
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
Late in time behold him come,
Offspring of a virgin’s womb!
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see,
Hail th’incarnate Deity!
Pleased as man with us to dwell,
Jesus our Emmanuel.

Hail the heaven born Prince of peace!
Hail the sun of righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
Ris’n with healing in his wings;
Mild he lays his glory by,
Born that we no more may die,
Born to raise us from the earth,
Born to give us second birth,

Hark, the herald angels sing,
Glory to the newborn king.

QUOTATION:
“It is required of every man," …"that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow-men, and travel far and wide;
“I will honour Christmas in my heart…. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.”― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed during and after lockdown. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Periscope App.

The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice.  Next week, we will be opening the church for Mass from Wednesday onwards.

If you want to attend Mass on Sunday, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.

Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed where possible.

ADVENT SERVICES: 
Today is the Fourth Sunday in Advent and as we continue in this time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Christ, take time to ground yourself in these demanding times and listen to our meditation podcast.  Lasting just fifteen minutes or so, each one uses beautiful reflections previously prepared by our beloved Sister Eileen with new content added.   
Traditionally each week we light purple candles with a pink or rose candle for week three but as you listen you could choose a tealight or scented candle perhaps, or just close your eyes and picture the advent wreath as you spiritually prepare for the coming of our Lord. 

Fr Peter McKie will be buried on 8th January at 10am at St. Herbert’s , Chadderton but, of course, only 30 people will be able to attend.

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Monday 21st December- St Peter Canisius:  A Dutch Jesuit, active in Germany during the counter reformation when he wrote a famous catechism. He died in 1597 and is called the second Apostle of Germany.
Wednesday 23rd December – St. John Kanty. Born near Kracow in 1390; after ordination he taught in the university there, He is remembered as an example of learning, charity and holiness. He died in 1473.

Online financial contributions to the Parish:
Some people have asked about making one-off donations to the Parish through ‘on-line’ banking:
Our Bank Details are:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: SRCDTR St Mary’s with St Patrick;
Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.  

Videos of interfaith work over the last year and previous Festivals of Light.
There are two short videos on the home page of the Oldham Interfaith Forum website that might be of interest to you. The first is an account of the Interfaith work carried out by the Forum over the last year. The second is a compilation of pieces from the last Festivals of Light. Since we will not be able to hold a Festival of Light this year, we’ve done a short video online. The Filipino community certainly feature briefly in that video. The African choir feature briefly in the report of the Forum over the last year. They are both worth a watch! The website is:www.oldhaminterfaith.org.uk .

Confirmation and communion programmes.
The Deanery confirmation programme was put on hold because of Covid-19. Our intention, now, is to restart the programme in May 2021. Fr. Callum Brown, from St. Edward’s is going to be responsible for the preparation sessions prior to confirmation later in the year. It had been thought that the Bishop would be doing these confirmations himself but, because of the numbers involved, he has now delegated the Parish Priests in each Parish to confirm. Any child, who has been baptised and is currently in Year 8 at school, is eligible to sign up for the sessions. Confirmation itself will probably be in September 2021.
First Communion: The children who were almost prepared for the first communion before Covid struck will hopefully make their communion in June 2021. We will need one refresher session before they make their communion. We’ll then try to start the sessions for the next group from June 2021.

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT (Year B)
WEEK: DECEMBER 13TH  - DECEMBER 19TH  2020

3rd WEEK OF ADVENT

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Emma Golden; Michael Guilfoyle, Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke, Brian Firth, Lina Feniuk
LATELY DEAD: Fr. Peter McKie, Barry Everett, Christine Harrison, Harry Taylor, Colin Riley, Peter Giblin, Edward Patrick Ganley
ANNIVERSARIES: Michael McGrother, Vincent and Ethel Concannon, Patricia Locke, Patrick Glenfield

COLLECTION: Total: £60.00
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £534 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD: £15.00; Food Bank: £125.00  
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
3rd SUNDAY OF ADVENT (B) 13th December 2020

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
Entrance Antiphon
Phil 4:4-5
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice.
Indeed, the Lord is near.
All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Entrance:
O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
thine own from Satan's tyranny;
From depths of hell Thy people save,
And give them vict’ry o'er the grave.

O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer
our spirits by Thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death's dark shadows put to flight

O come, Thou Key of David, come
and open wide our heav'nly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.

O come, O come, thou Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes, on Sinai's height,
In ancient times didst give the law
In cloud and majesty and awe.

Penitential Act
Lord Jesus, you came to gather the nations
into the peace of God's kingdom :
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
You come in word and in sacrament
to strengthen us and make us holy:
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christe, eleison.
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christe, eleison.
You will come again in glory
with salvation for your people:
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
The absolution by the Priest follows:
May almighty God have mercy on us,
forgive us our sins,
and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.

Kyrie:
Panginoon maawa Ka, Panginoon maawa Ka
Kristo maawa Ka, Kristo maawa Ka sa amin
Panginoon maawa Ka, Panginoon maawa Ka

The Collect
O God, who see how your people
faithfully await the feast of the Lord's Nativity,
enable us, we pray,
to attain the joys of so great a salvation
and to celebrate them always
with solemn worship and glad rejoicing.
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. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the prophet Isaiah
61 : 1-2.10-11
The spirit of the Lord has been given to me
for the Lord has anointed me.
He has sent me to bring the news to the poor,
to bind up hearts that are broken;
to proclaim liberty to captives,
freedom to those in prison;
to proclaim a year of favour from the Lord.
'I exult for joy in the Lord,
my soul rejoices in my God,
for he has clothed me in garments of salvation,
he has wrapped me in a cloak of integrity,
like a bridegroom wearing his wreath,
like a bride adorned in her jewels.
'For as the earth makes fresh things grow,
as a garden makes seeds spring up,
so will the Lord make both integrity and praise
spring up in the sight of all nations.'
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm Lk 1 :46-50. 53-54. R. Is 61 :10
R) My soul rejoices in my God.
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. (R)
The Almighty works marvels for me.
Holy is his name!
His mercy is from age to age,
on those who fear him. (R)
He has fills the starving with good things,
sends the rich away empty.
He protects Israel, his servant,
remembering his mercy. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St Paul to the
Thessalonians 5:16-24
Be happy at all times; pray constantly; and for all
things give thanks to God, because this is what
God expects you to do in Christ Jesus.
Never try to suppress the Spirit or treat the gift
of prophecy with contempt; think before you do
anything -hold on to what is good and avoid every
form of evil.
May the God of peace make you perfect and
holy; and may you all be kept safe and blameless,
spirit, soul and body, for the coming of our Lord
Jesus Christ. God has called you and he will not
fail you .
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Alleluia, alleluia! Is 61 :1 (Lk 4:18)
The spirit of the Lord has been given to me.
He has sent me to bring good news to the poor.
Alleluia!

Gospel Acclamation:  
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia   
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia   
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia… Alleluia  

Gospel John 1 :6-8. 19-28
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.
A man came, sent by God.
His name was John.
He came as a witness,
as a witness to speak for the light,
so that everyone might believe through him.
He was not the light,
only a witness to speak for the light.
This is how John appeared as a witness. When
the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem
to ask him, 'Who are you?' he not only declared,
but he declared quite openly, 'I am not the Christ. '
'Well then,' they asked 'are you Elijah?' 'I am not'
he said. 'Are you the Prophet?' He answered,
'No.' So they said to him, 'Who are you? We must
take back an answer to those who sent us. What
have you to say about yourself?' So he said, 'I am,
as Isaiah prophesied:
a voice that cries in the wilderness:
Make a straight way for the Lord'
Now these men had been sent by the Pharisees,
and they put this further question to him, 'Why are
you baptising if you are not the Christ, and not
Elijah, and not the Prophet?' John replied, 'I
baptise with water; but there stands among you -
unknown to you - the one who is coming after me;
and I am not fit to undo his sandal- strap.' This
happened at Bethany, on the far side of the
Jordan, where John was baptising.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily Sit

The Nicene Creed
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under
Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
Stand
All bow
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.
I 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 adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and
apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness
of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection
of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung. If the Priest says the two
prayers of offering aloud, the response both
times is:
Blessed be God for ever.

Offertory :  Ialay Sa Kanya

Ah……Ah      (Ah……Ah
Ialay sa Kanya, tunay na pagsamba
Sarili ihandog, sa Diyos ay maglingkod
Bilang haing buhay

Tanging sa kanya lang, panahong kalakasan
Iaalay kay Hesus, ang buhay mo ngayon

Ah……Ah      (Ah……Ah) 
Ialay sa kanya        (Ialay sa kanya)
Tunay na pagsamba  (Tunay na pagsamba)   
Sarili ihandog, sa Diyos ay maglingkod
Bilang haing buhay

Tanging sa kanya lang, panahong kalakasan
Iaalay kay Hesus, ang buhay mo ngayon

The people rise as the Priest says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
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.

Prayer over the Offerings
May the sacrifice of our worship, Lord, we pray,
be offered to you unceasingly,
to complete what was begun in sacred mystery
and powerfully accomplish for us your
saving work.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface I of Advent
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 he assumed at his first coming
the lowliness of human flesh,
and so fulfilled the design you formed long ago,
and opened for us the way to eternal salvation,
that, when he comes again in glory and majesty
and all is at last made manifest,
we who watch for that day
may inherit the great promise
in which now we dare to hope.
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:

Sanctus :  
Santo, Santo, Santo
Panginoong Diyos na makapangyarihan
Napupuno ang langit at lupa
Ng kaluwalhatian Mo
Hossana, Hossana sa kaitaasan!
Hossana, Hossana sa kaitaasan!

Pinagpala ang naparirito
sa ngalan ng Panginoon
Hossana, Hossana sa kaitaasan!
Hossana, Hossana sa kaitaasan!

Eucharistic Prayer II
(The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
the fount of all holiness.
Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray,
by sending down your Spirit upon them
like the dewfall,
so that they may become for us
the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
At the time he was betrayed
and entered willingly into his Passion,
he took bread and, giving thanks, broke it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
he took the chalice
and, once more giving thanks,
he gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
Do THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:
We proclaim your Death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
until you come again.
Therefore, as we celebrate
the memorial of his Death and Resurrection,
we offer you, Lord,
the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation,
giving thanks that you have held us worthy
to be in your presence and minister to you.
Humbly we pray
that, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ,
we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.
Remember, Lord, your Church,
spread throughout the world,
and bring her to the fullness of charity,
together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop
and all the clergy.
Remember also our brothers and sisters
who have fallen asleep
in the hope of the resurrection,
and all who have died in your mercy:
welcome them into the light of your face.
Have mercy on us all, we pray,
that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with the blessed Apostles,
and all the Saints who have pleased you
throughout the ages,
we may merit to be coheirs to eternal life,
and may praise and glorify you
through your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
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.
The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, ...
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.
The Deacon, or the Priest, adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:

Agnus Dei:
Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis                          
Ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan                      
Maawa Ka sa amin, maawa Ka sa amin (2x)

Kordero ng Diyos na nag-aalis
Ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan
Ipagkaloob Mo sa amin ang kapayapaan

The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.
The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion Antiphon Cf. Is 35:4
Say to the faint of heart: Be strong and do
not fear.
Behold, our God will come, and he will
save us.

Communion 2:  Dakilang Katapatan
Sadyang kay buti ng ating Panginoon
Magtatapat sa habang panahon
Maging sa kabila ng ating pagkukulang
Biyaya Niya’y patuloy na laan

Katulad ng pagsinag ng gintong araw
Patuloy Siyang nagbibigay tanglaw
Kaya sa puso ko’t damdamin
Katapatan Niya’y aking pupurihin

Koro:
Dakila Ka O Diyos, tapat Ka ngang tunay
Magmula pa sa ugat ng aming lahi
Mundo’y magunaw man maasahan kang lagi
Maging hanggang wakas nitong buhay

Kaya, O Diyos Ika’y aking pupurihin
Sa buong mundo’y aking aawitin
Dakila ang Iyong katapatan
Pag-ibig  Mo’y walang hanggan  … Koro

Dakila Ka O Diyos sa habang panahon
Katapatan Mo’y matibay na sandigan
Sa bawat pighati tagumpay man ay naroon
Daluyan ng pag-asa kung kailanga’y hinahon
Pag-ibig Mo’y alay sa‘min noon hanggang ngayon
Dakila Ka  O Diyos

Prayer after Communion Stand
We implore your mercy, Lord,
that this divine sustenance may cleanse us of
our faults
and prepare us for the coming feasts.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made. Then:
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
A formula of Solemn Blessing may be used.
May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.

Recessional:
Let the valleys be raised and the mountains made low,
Every meadow and field overturn.
Make the pathway straight and the highway run smooth,
For the coming of God in our day.

God has come to his people, as he promised of old.
He has raised up a saviour in the sight of us all.

You little child go before him like the prophets of old,
Bringing news of his coming by the mercy of God.

God will come like the morning on the darkness of night,
As a light to the people, like the breaking of day.

QUOTATION:
This love, which did not recoil before death in order to show its depth, is something I can believe in; Christ’s total self-gift overcomes every suspicion and enables me to entrust myself to him completely” (“Lumen Fidei,” 16).

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed during and after lockdown. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Periscope App.

The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice.  Next week, we will be opening the church for Mass from Wednesday onwards.

If you want to attend Mass on Sunday, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.

Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed where possible.

ADVENT SERVICES: 
Today is the Third Sunday in Advent and as we continue in this time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Christ, take time to ground yourself in these demanding times and listen to our meditation podcast.  Lasting just fifteen minutes or so, each one uses beautiful reflections previously prepared by our beloved Sister Eileen with new content added.   
Traditionally each week we light purple candles with a pink or rose candle for week three but as you listen you could choose a tealight or scented candle perhaps, or just close your eyes and picture the advent wreath as you spiritually prepare for the coming of our Lord. 

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Monday 14th December- St John of the Cross:  St John was born in 1542 and is the author of the famous poem “Noche obscura del alma” (Dark night of the soul). He was a Carmelite priest and a friend of the great mystic St Teresa of Avila. He was imprisoned for undertaking to return the Carmelites to their primitive rule of poverty. It was while he was in his gaol cell in Toledo that he composed his great poem.

Online financial contributions to the Parish:
Some people have asked about making one-off donations to the Parish through ‘on-line’ banking:
Our Bank Details are:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: SRCDTR St Mary’s with St Patrick;
Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.  

A slight change to the wording of the prayers at Mass:
The Bishops' Conference have, at the request of the Holy See, amended the ending of the Collects in the Roman Missal. From the First Sunday of Advent the word 'one' should be omitted so that the Collects end 'Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.'
This brings the English translation into conformity with the Latin original. (In the Liturgy of the Hours the translation has always been as now mandated for the Missal).

POPE FRANCIS:
“Advent invites us to a commitment to vigilance, looking beyond ourselves, expanding our mind and heart in order to open ourselves up to the needs of people, of brothers and sisters, and to the desire for a new world. It is the desire of many people tormented by hunger, by injustice and by war. It is the desire of the poor, the weak, the abandoned. This is a favourable time to open our hearts, to ask ourselves concrete questions about how and for whom we expend our lives.”
This quotation fits with this Sunday’s first reading:” He has sent me to bring the news to the poor, to bind up hearts that are broken…to proclaim a year of favour from the Lord. After the year we have just lived, we all need a year of favour!

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SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT (Year B)
WEEK: DECEMBER 6TH  - DECEMBER 12TH  2020

2nd WEEK OF ADVENT

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Emma Golden; Michael Guilfoyle, Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke, Brian Firth, Lina Feniuk
LATELY DEAD: Fr. Peter McKie, June Walsh, Peter David Jones, Andrew Maguire, Terry Lees, Ohaka Fidelio
ANNIVERSARIES: Denis Guilfoyle, Maggie Moores, Elizabeth Lucas, David Beatty, Charles Alty

COLLECTION: Total: £60.00
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £534 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD: £25.00; Food Bank: £35.00 
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
2nd SUNDAY OF ADVENT (B) 6th December 2020

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES

Entrance hymn:
These are the days of Elijah,
Declaring the word of the Lord:
And these are the days of Your servant Moses,
Righteousness being restored.
And though these are days of great trial,
Of famine and darkness and sword,
Still, we are the voice in the desert crying
'Prepare ye the way of the Lord!'

Behold He comes riding on the clouds,
Shining like the sun at the trumpet call;
Lift your voice, it's the year of jubilee,
And out of Zion's hill salvation comes.

These are the days of Ezekiel,
The dry bones becoming as flesh;
And these are the days of Your servant David,
Rebuilding a temple of praise.
These are the days of the harvest,
The fields are as white in Your world,
And we are the labourers in Your vineyard,
Declaring the word of the Lord!

Prepare ye the way of the Lord!
Prepare ye the way of the Lord!

Behold He comes riding on the clouds,
Shining like the sun at the trumpet call;
Lift your voice, it's the year of jubilee,
And out of Zion's hill salvation comes (x2)

Prepare ye the way of the Lord!
Prepare ye the way of the Lord!

Cf. Is 30:19,30
O people of Sion, behold,
the Lord will come to save the nations,
and the Lord will make the glory of his
voice heard
in the joy of your heart.

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance using
one of the Penitential Acts.
I confess to almighty God
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done and in what I have
failed to do,
And, striking their breast, they say:
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.
The Priest says the absolution. All reply: Amen.
Lord , have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

The Collect
Almighty and merciful God,
may no earthly undertaking hinder those
who set out in haste to meet your Son,
but may our learning of heavenly wisdom
gain us admittance to his company.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the
Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the prophet Isaiah 40:1-5.9-11
'Console my people, console them, '
says your God.
'Speak to the heart of Jerusalem
and call to her
that her time of service is ended,
that her sin is atoned for,
that she has received from the hand of the Lord
double punishment for all her crimes.'
A voice cries, 'Prepare in the wilderness
a way for the Lord.
Make a straight highway for our God
across the desert.
Let every valley be filled in,
every mountain and hill be laid low,
let every cliff become a plain,
and the ridges a valley;
then the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
and all mankind shall see it;
for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.'
Go up on a high mountain,
joyful messenger of Zion.
Shout with a loud voice,
Joyful messenger of Jerusalem.
Shout without fear,
say to the towns of Judah,
'Here is your God.'
Here is the Lord coming with power,
his arm subduing all things to him.
The prize of his victory is with him,
his trophies all go before him.
He is like a shepherd feeding his flock,
gathering lambs in his arms,
holding them against his breast
and leading to their rest the mother ewes.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Resp. Psalm:

Rorate caeli desuper, et nubes pluant justum.

Drop down dew you heavens above and let the clouds rain down righteousness.

Do not be full of anger, O Lord, neither remember iniquity for ever.
Behold the holy cities are laid waste, Sion is deserted, Jerusalem desolate,
The home of your blessing and glory where our fathers praised you.

Console, console my people, your salvation is coming quickly.
Why are you consumed with sadness and full of pain?
I will save you, don’t fear for I am the Lord your God the Holy One of Israel, your redeemer.

Second Reading
A reading from the second letter of St Peter
3:8-14
There is one thing, my friends, that you must never
forget: that with the Lord, 'a day' can mean a
thousand years, and a thousand years is like a day.
The Lord is not being slow in carrying out his
promises, as anybody else might be called slow;
but is he being patient with you all, wanting nobody
to be lost and everybody to be brought change
his ways. The Day of the Lord will come like a thief,
and then with a roar the sky will vanish, the
elements will catch fire and fall apart, the earth and
all that it contains will be burnt up. . .
Since everything is coming to an  end like this,
you should be living holy and saintly lives while you
wait and long for the Day of God to come, when
the sky will dissolve in flames and the elements
melt in the heat. What we are waiting for is what
he promised · the new heavens and new earth, the
place where' righteousness will be at home. So
then, my friends, while you are waiting , do your
best to live lives without spot or stain so that he will
find you at peace.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
Prepare a way for the Lord,
Stand
Lk 3:4.6
make his paths straight, .
and all mankind shall see the salvation of God.
Alleluia!
Gospel Acclamation:
Parishidhan Mahonadaha Devan
Paramenkum vilankum maheshan
Swargiya sainyankal
Vaazhthi sthuthikunna
Swarloka Naadhenaam mishiha
Ha ha ha--- Halleluia
Ha ha ha----Hallleluia
Ha ha ha----Halleluia
Ha ha ha----Halleluia
Ha  ha  Aa  Amen
Gospel Mark 1 :1-8
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit. .
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark.
Glory to you, O Lord.
The beginning of the Good News about Jesus
Christ, the Son of God. It is written in the book of
the prophet Isaiah:
Look, I am going to send my messenger before you;
he will prepare your way.
A voice cries in the wilderness:
Prepare a way for the Lord,
make his paths straight,
and so it was that John the Baptist appeared in the
wilderness proclaiming a baptism of repentance
for the forgiveness of sins. All Judaea and all the
people of Jerusalem made their way to him, and
as they were baptised by him in the ricer Jordan
they confessed their sins. John wore a garment of
camel-skin and he lived on locusts and wild honey.
In the course of his preaching he said, 'Someone
is following me, someone who is more powerful
than I am, and I am not fit to kneel down and undo
the strap of his sandals. I have baptised you with
water, but he will baptise you with the Holy Spirit’.

The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily Sit

The Nicene Creed Stand
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit All bow
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
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.
I 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 adored
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung. If the Priest says the to
prayers of offering aloud, the response both times 1s:
Blessed be God for ever.
Offertory hymn:
Osthiyil  vaazhum Dhaivame            
snehathin Avatharame
Aathmavin Bhojjaname
aaradhana paathrame
aaradhana paathrame       (Repeat)
Ella naamathilum
Melaayi njangal
Ninthirunaaman
Vaashtheedunnu               (Repeat)
Ella Muzhankaalum
Madangeedunnu
Nin Munpil
Aadharavode                      (Repeat)

The people rise as the Priest says:
Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters),
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
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.

Prayer over the Offerings
Be pleased, O Lord, with our humble prayers
and offerings,
and, since we have no merits to plead our cause,
come, we pray, to our rescue
with the protection of your mercy.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.
Preface I of Advent
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 he assumed at his first coming
the lowliness of human flesh,
and so fulfilled the design you formed long ago
and opened for us the way to eternal salvation,
that when he comes again in glory and majesty
and' all is at last made manifest,
we who watch for that day
may inherit the great promise
in which now we dare to hope.
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:
Sanctus:
Oshana, Eshanu sathatham
Oshana, oshana, oshana ( 2 )
 
Parishudhan, parishudhan,
Paramashakthan
Nirandharam muzhagunnu
Vanilevam
Ehaparakailavum makhileswara
Mahimayal nirayunnu  nirupamame
 
Oshana, Eshanu sathatham
Oshana, oshana, oshana
Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer II
(The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
the fount of all holiness.
Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray,
by sending down your Spirit upon them
like the dewfall,
so that they may become for us
the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
At the time he was betrayed
and entered willingly into his Passion,
he took bread and, giving thanks, broke it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying :
T AKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended,
he took the chalice
and, once more giving thanks,
he gave it to his disciples, saying:
T AKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
Do THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.
The people continue, acclaiming:
We proclaim your Death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
until you come again.
Therefore, as we celebrate
the memorial of his Death and Resurrection,
we offer you, Lord,
the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation,
giving thanks that you have held us worthy
to be in your presence and minister to you.
Humbly we pray
that, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ,
we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.
Remember, Lord, your Church,
spread throughout the world,
and bring her to the fullness of charity,
together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop
and all the clergy.
Remember also our brothers and sisters
who have fallen asleep
in the hope of the resurrection,
and all who have died in your mercy:
welcome them into the light of your face.
Have mercy on us all, we pray,
that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with the blessed Apostles,
and all the Saints who have pleased you
throughout the ages,
we may merit to be coheirs to eternal life,
and may praise and glorify you
through your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen
The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest in vites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
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.

The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, ...
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.

The Priest says:
Lord Jesus Christ... Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.
The Deacon, or the Priest, adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.

The Priest takes the host and breaks it.
Meanwhile the people say or sing:
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
grant us peace. Kneel

The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.
The Priest or other minister says to each communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion Antiphon Bar 5:5;4:36
Jerusalem, arise and stand upon the heights,
and behold the joy which comes to you from God.

Prayer after Communion Stand
Replenished by the food of spiritual nourishment,
we humbly beseech you, O Lord,
that, through our partaking in this mystery,
you may teach us to judge wisely the things of earth
and hold firm to the things of heaven.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made. Then:
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
A formula of Solemn Blessing may be used.
May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.

Recessional hymn:
Let the valleys be raised and the mountains made low,
Every meadow and field overturn.
Make the pathway straight and the highway run smooth,
For the coming of God in our day.

God has come to his people, as he promised of old.
He has raised up a saviour in the sight of us all.

You little child go before him like the prophets of old,
Bringing news of his coming by the mercy of God.

God will come like the morning on the darkness of night,
As a light to the people, like the breaking of day.

QUOTATION FROM POPE FRANCIS:
“In this season of Advent, we are called to expand the horizons of our hearts, to be amazed by the life which presents itself each day with newness. In order to do this, we must learn not to depend on our own certainties, on our own established strategies, because the Lord comes at a time that we do not imagine. He comes to bring us into a more beautiful and grander dimension.”

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed during and after lockdown. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Periscope App.

The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice.  Next week, we will be opening the church for Mass from Wednesday onwards.

If you want to attend Mass on Sunday, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.

Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed where possible.

ADVENT SERVICES: 
Today is the Second Sunday in Advent and as we continue in this time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Christ, take time to ground yourself in these demanding times and listen to our meditation podcast.  Lasting just fifteen minutes or so, each one uses beautiful reflections previously prepared by our beloved Sister Eileen with new content added.   
Traditionally each week we light purple candles with a pink or rose candle for week three but as you listen you could choose a tealight or scented candle perhaps, or just close your eyes and picture the advent wreath as you spiritually prepare for the coming of our Lord. 

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Monday 7th December- St Ambrose:  St Ambrose was a lawyer in Milan and not yet baptised when, inspired the shouts of a child in the crowd, the people of the city made him their bishop. He was renowned for his eloquence as a preacher and for his gifts as a hymn-writer. He is said to have baptised Augustine.
Tuesday 8th December – The Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Friday 11th December: St. Damasus I (Pope) – Born in Spain, he became Pope in 366 and encouraged devotion to the martyrs of Rome. He, therefore, ordered that the catacombs, in which they were entombed, be excavated, drained, adorned and opened to the public.

Online financial contributions to the Parish:
Some people have asked about making one-off donations to the Parish through ‘on-line’ banking:
Our Bank Details are:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: SRCDTR St Mary’s with St Patrick;
Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr.  

A slight change to the wording of the prayers at Mass:
The Bishops' Conference have, at the request of the Holy See, amended the ending of the Collects in the Roman Missal. From the First Sunday of Advent the word 'one' should be omitted so that the Collects end 'Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.'
This brings the English translation into conformity with the Latin original. (In the Liturgy of the Hours the translation has always been as now mandated for the Missal).

CAFOD's Annual Review has been published. As is the case every year, the majority of CAFOD's income came from the hugely generous support of the Catholic community of England and Wales, including from the Diocese of Salford. 
To read a full summary of CAFOD's Annual Report, visit its website at https://cafod.org.uk/About-us/How-we-work/Annual-reviews.

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FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT (Year B)
WEEK: NOVEMBER 29TH  - DECEMBER 5TH  2020

1st WEEK OF ADVENT

‘Lord... We are the clay, you are the potter.  We are the work of your hands

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YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners and friends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Emma Golden; Michael Guilfoyle, Dominic Boardman. Kath Green: Cyril Clarke, Terry Lees, Brian Firth, Lina Feniuk
LATELY DEAD: June Walsh, Peter David Jones, Andrew Maguire, Terry Lees
ANNIVERSARIES: Edith Brooks, Sergio Auxtero, Myron Patra, Denis Guilfoyle, Maggie Moores, Elizabeth Lucas, David Beatty, Christopher Alan Whitehead, Alex and Willy McFall

COLLECTION: Total: £0.00
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
Standing Order: £534 a month

CHURCH BOXES / DONATIONS: CAFOD: £15.00; Food Bank: £15.00 
Many thanks for your kind generosity.

THE JERUSALEM MASS SHEET
1st SUNDAY OF ADVENT (B)
29th November 2020

THE INTRODUCTORY RITES
Entrance Antiphon or a hymn Stand

Entrance
O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
thine own from Satan's tyranny;
From depths of hell Thy people save,
And give them vict’ry o'er the grave.

O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer
our spirits by Thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death's dark shadows put to flight

Cf. Ps 24:1-3
To you, I lift up my soul, O my God.
In you, I have trusted; let me not be put
to shame.
Nor let my enemies exult over me;
and let none who hope in you be put
to shame.
All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
Lord Jesus, you came to gather the nations
into the peace of God's kingdom :
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
You come in word and in sacrament
to strengthen us and make us holy:
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christ, eleison.
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christ, eleison.
You will come again in glory
with salvation for your people:
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Kyrie:
Nzambe yokela biso mawa                            
Yokela biso mawa                                         
Yokela biso mawa a a tozalikolela.

Christo yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa a a tozalikolela.

The absolution by the Priest follows:
May almighty God have mercy on us,
forgive us our sins,
and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.

The Collect
Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God,
the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ
with righteous deeds at his coming,
so that, gathered at his right hand,
they may be worthy to possess the
heavenly Kingdom.
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. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading
A reading from the prophet Isaiah
63:16-17; 64:1 . 3-8
You, Lord, yourself are our Father.
Our Redeemer is your ancient name.
Why, Lord, leave us to stray from your ways
and harden our hearts against fearing you?
Return, for the sake of your servants,
the tribes of your inheritance.
Oh, that you would tear the heavens open and
come down
- at your Presence the mountains would melt.
No ear has heard,
no eye has seen
any god but you act like this
for those who trust him.
You guide those who act with integrity;
and keep your ways in mind.
You were angry when we were sinners;
we had long been rebels against you.
We were all like men unclean,
all that integrity of ours like filthy clothing.
We have all withered like leaves
and our sins blew us away like the wind.
No one invoked your name
or roused himself to catch hold of you.
For you hid your face from us
and gave us up to the power of our sins.
And yet, Lord, you are our Father;
we the clay, you our potter,
we are all the work of your hand.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Responsorial Psalm
These are the days of Elijah,
Declaring the word of the Lord:
And these are the days of Your servant Moses,
Righteousness being restored.
And though these are days of great trial,
Of famine and darkness and sword,
Still, we are the voice in the desert crying
'Prepare ye the way of the Lord!'

Behold He comes riding on the clouds,
Shining like the sun at the trumpet call;
Lift your voice, it's the year of jubilee,
And out of Zion's hill salvation comes.

These are the days of Ezekiel,
The dry bones becoming as flesh;
And these are the days of Your servant David,
Rebuilding a temple of praise.
These are the days of the harvest,
The fields are as white in Your world,
And we are the labourers in Your vineyard,
Declaring the word of the Lord!

Prepare ye the way of the Lord!
Prepare ye the way of the Lord!

Behold He comes riding on the clouds,
Shining like the sun at the trumpet call;
Lift your voice, it's the year of jubilee,
And out of Zion's hill salvation comes (x2)

Prepare ye the way of the Lord!
Prepare ye the way of the Lord!

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St Paul to the
Corinthians 1 :3-9
May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ
send you grace and peace.
I never stop thanking God for all the graces you
have received through Jesus Christ. I thank him
that you have been enriched in so many ways
especially in your teachers and preachers; the
witness to Christ has indeed been strong among
you so that will not be without any of the gifts
of the Sp1.nt while you are waiting for our Lord
Jesus Christ to be revealed ; and he will keep you
steady and without blame until the last day, the
day. of our Lord Jesus Christ, because God by
calling you has joined you to his Son Jesus
Christ; and God is faithful. '
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
Let us see, O Lord, your mercy
and give us your saving help.
Alleluia!

Gospel Acclamation:.
Alleluya, alleluya, alleluya, alleluya (x2)

1) Mimi nasikiya ee                                       
Sauti ya Bwana ee ndani mwangu. (x2)    

2) Mafundisho ya Bwana                              
Inaleta uzima ee ndani mwangu. (x2)

Stand
Ps 84:8
Gospel Mark 13:33-37
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark.
Glory to you, O Lord.
Jesus said to his disciples: 'Be on your guard, stay
awake, because you never know when the time
will come. It is like a man travelling abroad: he has
gone from his home, and left his servants in
charge, each with his own task; and he has told
the doorkeeper to stay awake. So stay awake,
because you do not know when the master of the
house .is coming, evening, midnight, cockcrow,
dawn; 1f he comes unexpectedly, he must not find
you asleep. And what I say to you I say to all : Stay
awake!'
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily

The Nicene Creed
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
Sit
Stand
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit All bow
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under
Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried
and rose again on the third day '
m 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.
I 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 adored '
and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and
apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of
sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of
the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung.
If the Priest says the two prayers of offering
aloud, the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever.
The people rise as the Priest says:

Offertory: (Translation)
We are all sinners
But how will it be one day?
How can we gain Heaven?
My God, My God, what more can we do.

O God accept these offerings
we present to you.
Accept this bread.
Accept this wine.
Accept the fruits of our work           
Accept this choir.

What we present is so little
But these offerings find
value before you.

What more can we give you? (Repeat)

 

Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters)
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
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.
Prayer over the Offerings
Accept, we pray, O Lord, these offerings we make,
gathered from among your gifts to us,
and may what you grant us to celebrate
devoutly here below,
gain for us the prize of eternal redemption.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface I of Advent
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 he assumed at his first coming
the lowliness of human flesh
and so fulfilled the design you formed long ago,
and opened for us the way to eternal salvation
that, when he comes again in glory and majesty
and all 1s at last made manifest,
we who watch for that day
may inherit the great promise
in which now we dare to hope.
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 :
Sanctus
Nso
Nso Nso Nso Nso Nso
Oseburuwa chineke nki’igwe ndi agha a a,
Nso
Ebube gi juputara n’eligwe n’ala a
Hosanna (x4) n’elu kasi elu.
Odi Ngozi bu o-nye biara a
Nso
N’aha Onyenweanyi – Onyenweanyi

Kneel

Eucharistic Prayer Ill
(The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
and all you have created
rightly gives you praise,
for through your Son our Lord Jesus Christ
by the power and working of the Holy Spirit
you give life to all things and make them holy,
and you never cease to gather a people
to yourself,
so that from the rising of the sun to its setting
a pure sacrifice may be offered to your name.
Therefore, O Lord, we humbly implore you :
by the same Spirit graciously make holy
these gifts we have brought to you for
consecration,
that they may become the Body and Blood
of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
at whose command we celebrate these mysteries.
For on the night he was betrayed
he himself took bread,
and giving you thanks, he said the blessing,
broke the bread and gave it to his disciples,
saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,
WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended
he took the chalice,
and giving you thanks, he said the blessing,
and gave the chalice to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith
The people continue, acclaiming:
We proclaim your Death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
until you come again.
Therefore, O Lord, as we celebrate the memorial
of the saving Passion of your Son,
his wondrous Resurrection
and Ascension into heaven
and as we look forward to his second coming,
we offer you in thanksgiving
this holy and living sacrifice.
Look, we pray, upon the oblation of your Church
and, recognizing the sacrificial Victim
by whose death
you willed to reconcile us to yourself,
grant that we, who are nourished
by the Body and Blood of your Son
and filled with his Holy Spirit,
may become one body, one spirit in Christ.
May he make of us
an eternal offering to you,
so that we may obtain an inheritance with
your elect,
especially with the most Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with your blessed Apostles and glorious Martyrs
and with all the Saints,
on whose constant intercession in your presence
we rely for unfailing help.
May this Sacrifice of our reconciliation,
we pray, O Lord,
advance the peace and salvation of all the world.
Be pleased to confirm in faith and charity
your pilgrim Church on earth
with your servant N. our Pope and N. our Bishop,
the Order of Bishops, all the clergy
and the entire people you have gained for
your own.
Listen graciously to the prayers of this family,
whom you have summoned before you :
1n your compassion, O merciful Father,
gather to yourself all your children
scattered throughout the world.
To our departed brothers and sisters
and to all who were pleasing to you
at their passing from this life,
give kind admittance to your kingdom.
There we hope to enjoy for ever the fullness
of your glory
through Christ our Lord,
through whom you bestow on the world all
that is good.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.
The people acclaim: Amen.

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
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.

The Priest continues alone:
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.
The Priest says:
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.
Amen.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.

The Deacon, or the Priest, adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.

Meanwhile the people say or sing:
Agnus Dei:
1st voice:          Meme masumu ma nsti (x2)
Eh kimeme ya kekatula masumu ma nsti (x2)
Tenor:              Tina beto
Everyone:        Nkenda a a a a a
Nkenda o o o o o
Nkenda
Base:   1)         Kimem’a ndzambi fuila nkenda

  1. Kimem’a ndzambi pesa ngemba

Kneel
The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world .
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.
The Priest or other minister says to each
communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion Antiphon Ps 84:13
The Lord will bestow his bounty, and our
earth shall yield its increase.
Prayer after Communion Stand
May these mysteries, O Lord,
in which we have participated,
profit us, we pray,
for even now, as we walk amid passing things,
you teach us by them to love the things
of heaven
and hold fast to what endures.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

THE CONCLUDING RITES
Announcements may be made. Then:
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
A formula of Solemn Blessing may be used.
May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.

Recessional
Guide me, O thou great redeemer,
Pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but thou art mighty;
Hold me with thy powerful hand:
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven,
Feed me till I want no more
Feed me till I want no more

Open now the crystal fountain
Whence the healing stream doth flow;
Let the fire and cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through:
Strong deliverer, strong deliverer,
Be thou still my strength and shield,
Be thou still my strength and shield.

When I tread the verge of Jordan
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of death, and hell's destruction,
Land me safe on Canaan's side:
Songs of praises, songs of praises,
I will ever give to thee,
I will ever give to thee.

NOTICES:
All Masses will continue to be live streamed during and after lockdown. A link is provided on the Parish website: www.smwsp.org.uk or via the Periscope App.

The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice.  Next week, we will be opening the church for Mass from Wednesday onwards.

If you want to attend Mass on Sunday, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.

Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed where possible.

Advent Services.  Today is the first Sunday in Advent and as we enter this time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Christ, take time to ground yourself in these demanding times and listen to our meditation podcast.  Lasting just fifteen minutes or so, each one uses beautiful reflections previously prepared by our beloved Sister Eileen with new content added.  The link is under the Mass times.
Traditionally each week we light purple candles with a pink or rose candle for week three but as you listen you could choose a tealight or scented candle perhaps, or just close your eyes and picture the advent wreath as you spiritually prepare for the coming of our Lord. 

THIS WEEK’S SAINTS:
Monday 30th - St Andrew (Apostle):  St Andrew was the brother of St Peter.  When Jesus called them to be apostles, he promised to make them ‘fishers of men’.
After the Ascension, Andrew worked mostly in Greece. He is, of course, the Patron Saint of Scotland.
Thursday 3rd December - St. Francis Xavier: He was a Basque Spaniard and a friend of St. Ignatius Loyola and one of the first Jesuits. He preached in India, arriving at the Portuguese colony of Goa. After about seven years, he set sail for Japan where he became the first European to set foot on those islands and preached there for two years with incredible success. He then set off for China but died on an island off the coast of China in 1552.
Friday 4th December: St. John Damascene – He was from Damascus in Syria. He became a monk, a philosopher, a theologian and a Defender of Sacred Art during the iconoclast crisis of the eighth century.

Online financial contributions to the Parish: Some people have asked about making one-off donations to the Parish through ‘on-line’ banking:
Our Bank Details are:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: SRCDTR St Mary’s with St Patrick;
Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr. 
 

A slight change to the wording of the prayers at Mass:
The Bishops' Conference have, at the request of the Holy See, amended the ending of the Collects in the Roman Missal. From the First Sunday of Advent the word 'one' should be omitted so that the Collects end 'Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.'
This brings the English translation into conformity with the Latin original. (In the Liturgy of the Hours the translation has always been as now mandated for the Missal).

CAFOD's Annual Review has been published. As is the case every year, the majority of CAFOD's income came from the hugely generous support of the Catholic community of England and Wales, including from the Diocese of Salford. 
To read a full summary of CAFOD's Annual Report, visit its website at https://cafod.org.uk/About-us/How-we-work/Annual-reviews.

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