The Parish of St. Barnabas and St. Agnes
A parish of the Society of St Wilfrid & St Hilda
within the Diocese of
with St. Philip Hove
Weekly Bulletin 29th May 2022
Sunday 11am Parish Mass at St Barnabas Church
Church Opening Times at St. Barnabas:
Sundays from 10.30am – 12.30pm 11am
Tuesday – Friday: Private Prayer – 12:00pm – 2pm Mass as advertised
Prayer 9 – 12:30pm Mass 9.30am Confessions at 10am
Wednesday: Mass at 10.30am followed by coffee
Fr. John is off Duty on Mondays
If you hear of anyone in our congregations who are ill or especially if they are in hospital, will you please make sure that Fr John is informed.
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Gladden us with holy joys, almighty God, and make us rejoice with devout thanksgiving, for the Ascension of Christ your Son is our exaltation, and, where the Head
has gone before in glory, the Body is called to follow in hope. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.Amen.
The First Reading:
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles:
In my earlier work, Theophilus, I dealt with everything Jesus had done and taught from the beginning until the day he gave his instructions to the apostles
he had chosen through the Holy Spirit, and was taken up to heaven. He had shown himself alive to them after his Passion by many demonstrations: for forty days he had continued to appear to them and tell them about the kingdom of God. When he had been at table
with them, he had told them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for what the Father had promised. ‘It is’ he had said ‘what you have heard me speak about: John baptised with water but you, not many days from now, will be baptised with
the Holy Spirit.’
Now having met together, they asked him, ‘Lord, has the time come? Are you going to restore the kingdom to Israel?’ He replied, ‘It
is not for you to know times or dates that the Father has decided by his own authority, but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and then you will be my witnesses not only in Jerusalem but throughout Judaea and Samaria, and indeed to the
ends of the earth.’
As he said this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him from their sight. They were still staring into the sky when suddenly
two men in white were standing near them and they said, ‘Why are you men from Galilee standing here looking into the sky? Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven, this same Jesus will come back in the same way as you have seen him go there.’
God goes up with shouts of joy the Lord goes up with trumpet blast.
All peoples, clap your hands, cry to God with shouts of joy!
For the Lord, the Most High, we must fear, great king over all the earth: R.
God goes up with shouts of joy; the Lord goes up with trumpet blast,
sing praise for God, sing praise, sing praise to our king, sing praise. R.
God is king of all the earth. Sing praise with all your skill.
God is king over the nations; God reigns on his holy throne. R.
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians: Ephesians
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 and how infinitely great is the power that he has exercised for us believers. This you can tell from the
strength of his power at work in Christ, when he used it to raise him from the dead and to make him sit at his right hand, in heaven, far above every Sovereignty, Authority, Power, or Domination, or any other name that can be named not only in this age but
also in the age to come. He has put all things under his feet and made him, as the ruler of everything, the head of the Church; which is his body, the fullness of him who fills the whole creation.
The Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Luke:
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘You see how it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that, in his name,
repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be preached to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses to this. ‘And now I am sending down to you what the Father has promised. Stay in the city then, until you are clothed with the
power from on high.’
Then he took them out as far as the outskirts of Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. Now as he blessed them, he withdrew from
them and was carried up to heaven. They worshipped him and then went back to Jerusalem full of joy; and they were continually in the Temple praising God.
Parish Prayers this week:
29th Sun SUNDAY OF THE ASCENSION
11am Parish Mass at St. Barnabas
30th Mon Weekday of Easter
31st Tue Visitation of the BVM
7pm Priest Associates of OLW
1st Wed S. Justin
10.30am Baptism Candidates
2nd Thu Ss. Marcellinus & Peter
12.30pm The Persecuted
3rd Fri S. Charles Lwanga & Companions 12.30pm South Africa
4th Sat Our Lady on Saturday
9.30am Walsingham Sisters
Next Sunday PENTECOST SUNDAY
11am Parish Mass at St. Barnabas
We pray for all
who live and work in our parish and especially this week:
29th Westbourne Villas, Westbourne Place, Wish Road.
30th Westbourne Villas, Westbourne Street, Wordsworth Street.
31st Those who worship here but
live outside the parish.
1st Blatchington Road, Amesbury Crescent. 2nd Byron Street, Aymer Road.
3rd Caisters Cl. Berridale Ave. 4th Clarendon Rd, Clarendon Villas, Braemore Rd.
Let us pray for the sick, especially those suffering with Coronavirus and those who care for them, the weak and the dying. We also
pray for those for whom our prayers have been asked.
Let us pray for those who have died recently especially: John Lanceley, Catherine Bould; Nichole Ryecroft, Neil Williamson and also those whose years mind falls at this time:
29th Emily Wingate, Evelina Sturt, Betty Stevens. 30th Moray O’Bierne Pr. (4th Vicar).
Carn, William Turner. 1st Betty Fosbury.
3rd Winifred Keates, Gordon Kenworthy Pr. 4th John Newman.
Parish Priest: Fr John Eldridge SSC
Hon. Assistant Priest: Fr. Andrew Murphy SSC
St Barnabas contacts:
Churchwarden: Kay Stringer
Safeguarding: Carol & David Tildesley 07749182018/07710
St Philip’s contacts:
Parish Contacts: Alethea Samrah
Susan Davey 01273 324724
Thank you for your continued support. Since the beginning of
Pandemic both our Churches have suffered a significant
financial loss just like many other organisations so your support
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St. Barnabas 140th Anniversary Celebrations Saturday 11th June 12noon Solemn Pontifical Mass
Celebrant The Rt. Revd.
Will Hazelwood Bishop of Lewes,
Preacher The Revd. Canon Graham Rowlands Parish Priest of S. Silas Kentish Town
Wagner Group Corpus Christi
Sunday 19th June 4pm Vespers &
Benediction. Preacher Bishop of Lewes
St. Bartholomew’s Church Brighton
Summer Garden Market
Saturday 9th July 12-4pm Stalls available to hire £10 Contact Carol