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Mass book to use whilst following the Mass during Ordinary Time.

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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




 12th JULY 2020


St. Barnabas is open for Private Prayer and Sunday Mass at 11am


God speaks his word to us in, many ways.


My dear friends,

On the face of it, it might seem from this Sunday’s Gospel that Jesus taught in parables in order to prevent his listeners from understanding. But such a purpose is completely alien to what we know of the character of Jesus. Jesus used parables as an effective way of teaching. Most of his listeners lived around the shores of Galilee and were ordinary working people who would have worked on the many farms surrounding the villages and towns or had connections with the large fishing industry.

They were not educated people and therefore his parables were colourful illustrations to them of ordinary events relating to their daily lives.

Those who were open to him received more. Those who had closed their minds against him received less. The fault lay not with Jesus but with the receiver.

The first reading from the prophet Isaiah suggests that the rain always produces positive results, eventually somewhere the earth responds and becomes fruitful. God persists with his word until he gets a response.


Those who have ears, let them hear.


This week may we be attentive to Gods word and let us act on it as we carry out our daily lives.


With my best wishes and my continued prayers.


Fr, John


It was a great joy to welcome people again into St. Barnabas Church on Sunday for the first time in some fifteen weeks. A lot has happened in those weeks. The world has changed, we have changed and the church has changed, It certainly looks very different.

But God never changes, he is still the same loving, caring and compassionate Father that he always way and welcomes us with open arms as we return to be a worshipping community gathered together in his name.



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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Parish Staff:

Parish Priest:                Fr John Eldridge SSC                               01273 881761

Pastoral Assistant       Ben Scott           


St Barnabas contacts:

Churchwarden:                  Christopher Bould                                   07730381934

Churchwarden :         Jane Blair                                                  07510665861

Safeguarding:            Carol & David Tildesley                          07749182018

07710 030179


Twitter:                         @StBarnabasHove

Facebook:                   @StbarnabasHove

Instagram:                   stbarnabaschurchhove


St Philip’s contacts:

Churchwarden:                   Alex Hoare        

Parish Contact:          Alathea                                 01273 771882


In an attempt to minimise printing from this week only the variations for each week’s morning and evening prayer will appear here, please use a template from a previous week.


Morning prayer

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: Monday: Matthew 10:34-11:1, Tuesday: Matthew 11:20-24, Wednesday: Matthew 23:8-12 , Thursday: Matthew 11:28-30, Friday: Matthew 12:1-8 , Saturday: Matthew 12:14-21, Sunday: 2 Timothy 2:8,11-13


Closing Prayer:

King of heaven and earth,

Lord God, rule over our hearts and bodies this day.

Sanctify us, and guide our every thought,

word and deed according to the commandments

of your law,

so that now and for ever

your grace may free and save us.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Evening prayer    Hymn:

When God had filled the earth with life

And blessed it, to increase,

Then cattle dwelt with creeping things,

And lion with lamb, at peace.


He gave them vast, untroddden lands,

With plants to be their food.

The God saw all that he had made

And found it very good.


Praise God the Father of all life,

His son and spirit blest,

By whom creation lives and moves,

In whom it comes to rest.


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. Monday: James 4:11-12, Tuesday: Romans 12:9-12 , Wednesday: James 3:17-18 , Thursday: 1 Peter 3:8-9 , Friday: James 1:2-4 , Saturday: 2 Peter 1:19-21 , Sunday: Hebrews 12:22-24


Closing Prayer:

Lord God,

It is our bounden duty to

proclaim you as the light

with whom there is no alteration

or shadow of change.

Enlighten our darkness as we reach

the close of this day

and in your mercy forgive us our sins.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


An act of Worship for Sunday Morning if you are unable to attend.


The Gathering

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


The Confession

Lord Jesus, you have reveled yourself as the way to the Father:

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

You have poured out on your people the Spirit of truth:

Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

You are the Good Shepherd, leading us to eternal life:

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.


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 show the light of your truth

to those who go astray,

so that they may return to the right path,

give all who for the faith they profess

are accounted Christians

the grace to reject whatever is contrary to the name of Christ

and to strive after all that does it honour.

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 Isaiah:

Thus says the Lord: ‘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 Psalm:

Some seed fell into rich soil and produced its crop.

You care for the earth, give it water,

you fill it with riches.

Your river in heaven brims over

to provide its grain.

Some seed fell into rich soil and produced its crop.

And thus you provide for the earth;

you drench its furrows;

you level it, soften it with showers;

you bless its growth.

Some seed fell into rich soil and produced its crop.

You crown the year with your goodness.

Abundance flows in your steps,

in the pastures of the wilderness it flows.

Some seed fell into rich soil and produced its crop.

The hills are girded with joy,

the meadows covered with flocks,

the valleys are decked with wheat.

They shout for joy, yes, they sing.

Some seed fell into rich soil and produced its crop.


The Second Reading:

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

I think that what we suffer in this life can never be compared to the glory, as yet unrevealed, which is waiting for us. The whole creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal his sons. It was not for any fault on the part of creation that it was made unable to attain its purpose, it was made so by God; but creation still retains the hope of being freed, like us, from its slavery to decadence, to enjoy the same freedom and glory as the children of God. From the beginning till now the entire creation, as we know, has been groaning in one great act of giving birth; and not only creation, but all of us who possess the first-fruits of the Spirit, we too groan inwardly as we wait for our bodies to be set free.


The Gospel:

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to St Matthew:

Jesus left the house and sat by the lakeside, but such large crowds gathered round him that he got into a boat and sat there. The people all stood on the beach, and he told them many things in parables.

He said, ‘Imagine a sower going out to sow. As he sowed, some seeds fell on the edge of the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Others fell on patches of rock where they found little soil and sprang up straight away, because there was no depth of earth; but as soon as the sun came up they were scorched and, not having any roots, they withered away. Others fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Others fell on rich soil and produced their crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Listen, anyone who has ears!’


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 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. 


St Barnabas Opening times

Tuesday – Friday  12noon- 2pm  Mass 12.30am Saturday – Sunday 10.30am – 12.30pm

 Mass 11am    Sunday Parish Mass 11am


Prayer for Saint Bonaventure – Wednesday 15th July

Grant, we pray, almighty God,  that, just as we celebrate the heavenly birthday of the Bishop Saint Bonaventure,  we may benefit from his great learning and constantly imitate the ardour of his charity.

Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.


Parish Prayers this week:

12th   Sun    15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                  THE PARISH     

13th   Mon   S. Henry                                                             P.E.V.’s

14th   Tue     S. Camillus de Lellis                                         The Sick

15th   Wed   S. Bonaventure                                 3rd Order of Franciscans

16th   Thu     Our Lady of Mt. Carmel                                 Friars of Aylesford

17th   Fri       Feria                                                                   Vocations

18th   Sat     Our Lady on Saturday                    College of Guardians 

19th Sun     16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                   THE PARISH


We pray for all who live and work in our parish and especially this week:

12th Hartington Villas, Modena Road, Lawrence Avenue

13th Landseer Road, New Church Road

14th Leighton Road, Park Avenue

15th Livingstone Road, Pembroke Avenue

16th Montgomery Street, Pembroke Crescent

17th Newtown Road, Pembroke Gardens

18th Old Shoreham Road, Princes Avenue

19th Portland Road, Princes Crescent


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 recently especially: Peter Delamare; Winifred Norris`  and also those whose years mind falls at this time:  

12th Arthur Jourdain; Geoffrey Wood; Thomas Pride

13th Gertrude “Woodie” Woodfall

14th Mabel Niland; Lucy Marshall

15th Mary Pool; Alfred Golds; Patricia Baker

16th Ellen Rooney

17th Mildred Milroy; Constance Ticehurst


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