Holy week at home booklet 2020 PDF1

A booklet to use at home during Holy Week.

Mass for Palm Sunday

Corona Virus Newletter

During the suspension of services, we will be publishing a weekly newsletter with prayers to be used at home and any news/updates.

Sunday 29th March - 5th Sunday of Lent

The Parish of St. Barnabas

and St. Agnes

 

A parish of the Society of St Wilfrid & St Hilda

within the Diocese of Chichester

  with St. Philip

 Hove

 5th SUNDAY OF LENT

29th MARCH 2020

      

Join us online at 10 am for the live-streamed Mass.

 

A changing Church:

I hope last weeks edition of this newsletter, was helpful and it will be produced weekly during this time of worldwide crisis.

In this booklet you will find the weekly readings and an act of worship, which you can use at home during the suspension of public worship, and at the back of this booklet you will find information about pastoral support

I continue say Morning and Evening Prayer and a Daily Mass in the parish at which you are all remembered.

 

“Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.”

With my best wishes and prayers

 

Fr John.

 

COMMUNICATION:

 

 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.

 

If you would like to receive this booklet by email, which would help us a great and save us delivering it in person, please email: stbarnabashove2018@gmail.com

 

For your information: Parish Staff 

 

Parish Priest:                Fr John Eldridge SSC                               01273 881761

Pastoral Assistant       Ben Scott

 

At St Barnabas

Churchwarden:                  Christopher Bould                                   07730381934

Churchwarden :         Jane Blair                                                  07510665861

Safeguarding             Carol & David Tildesley        07749182018/07710 030179

Website:                       www.stbarnabashove.co.uk

Twitter:                         St Barnabas is on Twitter @StBarnabasHove

Facebook:                   @StbarnabasHove

Instagram:                   stbarnabaschurchhove

YouTube:                     www.youtube.com/channel/UCrcqmvqURTAAJmr3CoSK2PQ

 

At St Philip’s

Churchwarden:                   Alex Hoare                         alexjhoare@googlemail.com

Parish Contact           Alathea                                 01273 771882

 

 

The following prayers may be used daily

 

Morning prayer

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

 

As a deer pants for flowing streams,

so pants my soul for you, O God.

My soul thirsts for God,

For the living God.

 

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day,

so may the light of your presence, O God,

set our hearts on fire with love for you;

now and for ever. Amen

 

You might like, at this point to read a section of one of the Gospels and spend some time thinking about what God is saying to you through this passage.

 

A time of prayer where you can pray for all those who are affected by the current situation. Pray for the world; for the Church; for our country and Government; for our doctors, nurses and emergency services; for your family, loved ones and friends; for those who are lonely or anxious; for the sick and dying; for the departed; and do not forget to pray for yourself and your own needs and concerns.

 

Finish your intercessions by saying the Lord’s prayer.

 

Eternal God and Father,

by your power we are created

and by your love we are redeemed:

guide and strengthen us by your Spirit,

that we may give ourselves to you

in love and service of one another;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, evermore. Amen.

 

Let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God.

  

Evening prayer

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

 

Let my prayer be counted as incense before you,

and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

 

As our evening prayer rises before you, O God,

so may your mercy come down upon us to cleanse our hearts

and set us free to sing your praise. Amen

 

You might like, at this point to read a section of holy scripture and spend some time thinking about what God is saying to you through this passage.

 

A time of prayer where you can pray for all those who are affected by the current situation. Pray for the world; for the Church; for our country and Government; for our doctors, nurses and emergency services; for your family, loved ones and friends; for those who are lonely or anxious; for the sick and dying; for the departed; and do not forget to pray for yourself and your own needs and concerns. Finish your intercessions by saying the Lord’s prayer.

 

Most merciful God,

who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ

delivered and saved the world:

grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross

we may triumph in the power of his victory;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, evermore. Amen.

 

Let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God.

 

Prayers for those affected by the Coronavirus pandemic

Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy. Sustain and support the anxious, be with those who care for the sick, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may find comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

 

Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.  

 

Be present, Spirit of the living God, and renew us in our pain and grief, so that we, who are wearied by the changes and chances of this fleeting world, may rest upon your eternal changelessness. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

O Lord, support us all the day long of this troublous life, until the shadows lengthen, and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then, Lord, in thy mercy, grant us a safe lodging, a holy rest, and peace at the last. Amen.

 

Act of Worship for Sunday Morning during the suspension of services:

You may use this on your own or join us by linking in to our website at 10am

The Gathering

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

The Confession

Lord you were sent to heal the contrite: Lord have mercy

You came to call sinners: Christ have mercy

Lord you intercede for us with the Father: Lord have mercy

 

The Collect

By your help, we beseech you, Lord our God,

may we walk eagerly in that same charity

with which, out of love for the world,

your Son handed himself over to death.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

The First Reading

A reading from the prophet Ezekiel:

The Lord says this: I am now going to open your graves; I mean to raise you from your graves, my people, and lead you back to the soil of Israel. And you will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and raise you from your graves, my people. And I shall put my spirit in you, and you will live, and I shall resettle you on your own soil; and you will know that I, the Lord, have said and done this – it is the Lord who speaks.

 

The Psalm

With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord,

Lord, hear my voice!

O let your ears be attentive

to the voice of my pleading.

With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.

If you, O Lord, should mark our guilt,

Lord, who would survive?

But with you is found forgiveness:

for this we revere you.

With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.

My soul is waiting for the Lord.

I count on his word.

My soul is longing for the Lord

more than watchman for daybreak.

(Let the watchman count on daybreak

and Israel on the Lord.)

With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.

Because with the Lord there is mercy

and fullness of redemption,

Israel indeed he will redeem

from all its iniquity.

With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.

 

The Second Reading

A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Romans:

People who are interested only in unspiritual things can never be pleasing to God. Your interests, however, are not in the unspiritual, but in the spiritual, since the Spirit of God has made his home in you. In fact, unless you possessed the Spirit of Christ you would not belong to him. Though your body may be dead it is because of sin, but if Christ is in you then your spirit is life itself because you have been justified; and if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, then he who raised Jesus from the dead will give life to your own mortal bodies through his Spirit living in you.

 

The Gospel

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John

Mary and Martha sent this message to Jesus, ‘Lord, the man you love is ill.’ On receiving the message, Jesus said, ‘This sickness will end not in death but in God’s glory, and through it the Son of God will be glorified.’

Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus, yet when he heard that Lazarus was ill he stayed where he was for two more days before saying to the disciples, ‘Let us go to Judaea.’

On arriving, Jesus found that Lazarus had been in the tomb for four days already. When Martha heard that Jesus had come she went to meet him. Mary remained sitting in the house. Martha said to Jesus, ‘If you had been here, my brother would not have died, but I know that, even now, whatever you ask of God, he will grant you.’ ‘Your brother’ said Jesus to her ‘will rise again.’ Martha said, ‘I know he will rise again at the resurrection on the last day.’ Jesus said:

‘I am the resurrection and the life.

If anyone believes in me, even though he dies he will live,

and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.

Do you believe this?’

‘Yes, Lord,’ she said ‘I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, the one who was to come into this world.’

Jesus said in great distress, with a sigh that came straight from the heart, ‘Where have you put him?’ They said, ‘Lord, come and see.’ Jesus wept; and the Jews said, ‘See how much he loved him!’ But there were some who remarked, ‘He opened the eyes of the blind man, could he not have prevented this man’s death?’ Still sighing, Jesus reached the tomb: it was a cave with a stone to close the opening. Jesus said, ‘Take the stone away.’ Martha said to him, ‘Lord, by now he will smell; this is the fourth day.’ Jesus replied, ‘Have I not told you that if you believe you will see the glory of God?’ So they took away the stone. Then Jesus lifted up his eyes and said:

‘Father, I thank you for hearing my prayer.

I knew indeed that you always hear me,

but I speak for the sake of all these who stand round me,

so that they may believe it was you who sent me.’

When he had said this, he cried in a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, here! Come out!’ The dead man came out, his feet and hands bound with bands of stuff and a cloth round his face. Jesus said to them, ‘Unbind him, let him go free.’

Many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary and had seen what he did believed in him.

 

The Act of communion

In union dear Lord, with the faithful at every altar of the Church, where the blessed body, and blood are being offered to the Father, I desire to offer thee praise and thanksgiving. I believe that thou art truly present in the Holy Sacrament. And since I cannot now receive you sacramentally. I ask you to come spiritually into my heart. I unite myself unto you and embrace you with all the affections of my soul. Let me never be separated from you. Let me live and die in your love. Amen.

 

Come Lord Jesus, dwell in your servant in the fullness of your strength, in the perfection of your ways and in the holiness of your spirit, and rule over every hostile power in the might of your spirit, and to the glory of the Father. Amen.

 

May the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve they body and souls unto everlasting life. Amen.

 

The Act of praise and Thanksgiving

Blessed, praised and adored be Jesus Christ on his throne of glory and in Heaven, and in the most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Amen.

   

The Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, Sanctify me;

Body of Christ, save me;

Blood of Christ, inebriate me

Water from the side of Christ, wash me;

Passion of Christ, strengthen me;

O good Jesus, hear me;

Within thy wounds, hide me;

Suffer me not to be separated from thee;

From the malicious enemy defend me;

In the hour of my death call me,

And bid me come to thee.

That with thy saints I may praise thee.

For ever and ever. Amen.

 

The Conclusion

The grace of our lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all evermore. Amen.

  

The following prayer can be used daily at 12noon

 

The Angelus

 

The Angel of the Lord brought tidings to Mary: 

 And she conceived by the Holy Spirit. 

 

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. 

                                              

 Behold the handmaid of the Lord:

 Be it unto me according to Thy word. 

 

Hail Mary . . . 

  

And the Word was made Flesh.

And dwelt among us. 

 

Hail Mary . . . 

 

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 

  

Let us pray: 

We beseech thee, O Lord, pour thy grace into our hearts; that as we have known the incarnation of Thy Son, Jesus Christ, by the message of an angel, so by his Passion and Cross we may be brought to the glory of His Resurrection, through the same Jesus Christ Our Lord.  Amen.   

Parish Prayers

Let us pray for the sick, 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 especially  Pauleen Pession, Allan Bulk (pr),  recently and also for those whose anniversaries fall at this time: (31) Alfred Bowling, Pr. (1st Vicar); Frederick Quick,(1) ThomasPeacey, Priest (Founder of Church and Parish); Charles De Foubert; Anthony Hadland; Edith Vane, (2) Mary Worne; Elizabeth Simmons, (3) Arthur Bailey;  Cecil Neville Bailey; Alfred Hollamby ; James Winter, (4) Jessie Brennan; Winifred Harding.

  

Statement on COVID-19 –

Suspension of Public Worship

“The Changing Church”

 

Dear Friends,

 

It is with much sadness, and following the latest advice from the Archbishops and the Government that both churches in the parish together with all other churches in England have had to close until further notice.

 

Thank you to all who have came forward to assist last week in keeping them open for private prayer. A number of people came to light candles some who had never been inside the churches before.

 

 

What does this mean for our parish?

1.   Morning, evening prayer and Mass will still be celebrated daily in private.

Fr. John will continue to say the offices as follows and you may like to join him in prayer in your own homes at the following times.

Morning prayer is said daily at 9am followed by the celebration of the mass at 9.30am Evening prayer will be said at 6pm daily We encourage people to join us in prayer from their homes and to make an act of spiritual communion using material provided.

On Sunday the Mass will be celebrated at 10am and you can join us live through our Facebook page or on our website.

2.   All churches will be closed

To everyone until further notice.

 The parish will maintain regular contact with parishioners via this email or by Telephone.

Please contact the vicarage if you know of anyone who would like to receive this by email or email the address below.

 

stbarnabashove2018@gmail.com or 01273 881761

 4.   Anyone requiring pastoral or practical support or knowing of someone in need should contact us direct.

 

Sunday live stream.

Last Sunday we were able to live stream the service from St. Barnabas and we hope to do this each week. You can access this by going onto Facebook, YouTube or St. Barnabas website. We are pleased to say over 100 people watched the service at home last week.

 

6.   To protect the vulnerable amongst us, please do not leave your home except for essential trips.

 

It is important not to panic, to still support local businesses, and to place our trust in Jesus Christ, the eternal healer. We commend to your prayers all those suffering from the virus and those who are working to combat it. Love God, love your neighbours, and help those most needy around you.

 

With my prayers and best wishes,

Fr John Eldridge

 

 

Contact: 

Parish Office           stbarnabas2018@gmail.com or 01273 881761

Clergy                       Fr John - frjohn@live.co.uk or 01273 881761
Pastoral Assistant  Ben Scott – benscott.chichester@gmail.com

 

Finance

 We are very grateful to all those who continue to support our churches financially.

As you will be aware, some people will not be able to contribute to the work of the church financially through the usual weekly collection as they cannot attend church.

 

Some people have asked it they can pay directly through the bank so that they can continue to support their church.

This is of course possible and would be greatly appreciated.

 

For further details please contact the following:

 

For St. Barnabas Church

PCC Treasurer Peter French                 0778770874

or email peterjohnfrench@btinternet.com

or email stbarnabashove2018@gmail.com

 

For St. Philips Church

PCC Treasurer  Veronica Cronin        

 email office@brighton-accommodation.net