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
Weekly Pewsheet 17th January 2021
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
11 am Parish Mass at St Barnabas Church
During the third Lockdown St. Philip’s Church will remain closed for the time being.
St Barnabas will remain open
Tuesday – Friday:
(Mass 12:30) Private Prayer - 12noon- 2pm
Saturday, Sunday: (Mass 11:00)
Private Prayer – 10:30am –12.30pm
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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Almighty ever-living God, who govern all things,
both in heaven and on earth, mercifully hear the pleading of your people and bestow your peace on our times. 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 first
book of Samuel:
Samuel was lying in the sanctuary of the Lord, where the ark of God was, when the Lord called, ‘Samuel! Samuel!’
He answered, ‘Here I am.’ Then he ran to Eli and said, ‘Here I am, since you called me.’ Eli said, ‘I did not call. Go back and lie down.’ So he went and lay down. Once again the Lord called, ‘Samuel! Samuel!’
Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, ‘Here I am, since you called me.’ He replied, ‘I did not call you, my son; go back and lie down.’ Samuel had as yet no knowledge of the Lord and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed
to him. Once again the Lord called, the third time. He got up and went to Eli and said, ‘Here I am, since you called me.’ Eli then understood that it was the Lord who was calling the boy, and he said to Samuel, ‘Go and lie down, and if someone
calls say, “Speak, Lord, your servant is listening.”’ So Samuel went and lay down in his place. The Lord then came and stood by, calling as he had done before, ‘Samuel! Samuel!’ Samuel answered, ‘Speak, Lord, your servant
is listening.’ Samuel grew up and the Lord was with him and let no word of his fall to the ground.
Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will.
I waited, I waited for the Lord
and he stooped
down to me;
he heard my cry.
He put a new song into my mouth,
praise of our God. R.
You do not ask for
sacrifice and offerings,
but an open ear.
You do not ask for holocaust and victim.
Instead, here am I. R.
the scroll of the book it stands written
that I should do your will.
My God, I delight in your law
in the depth of my heart. R.
Your justice I have proclaimed
in the great assembly.
My lips I have not sealed;
you know it, O Lord. R.
The Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of StPaul to the Corinthians:
The body is not meant for fornication: it is for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. God, who raised the Lord from the dead, will by his power raise us up too. You know, surely, that your bodies
are members making up the body of Christ; do you think I can take parts of Christ’s body and join them to the body of a prostitute? Never! But anyone who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him. Keep away from fornication. All the other sins are
committed outside the body; but to fornicate is to sin against your own body. Your body, you know, is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you since you received him from God. You are not your own property; you have been bought and paid for. That is why
you should use your body for the glory of God.
The Gospel: A reading
from the Holy Gospel according to John:
As John stood with two of his disciples, Jesus passed, and John stared hard at him and said, ‘Look, there
is the lamb of God.’ Hearing this, the two disciples followed Jesus. Jesus turned round, saw them following and said, ‘What do you want?’ They answered, ‘Rabbi,’ – which means Teacher – ‘where do you
live?’ ‘Come and see’ he replied; so they went and saw where he lived, and stayed with him the rest of that day. It was about the tenth hour. One of these two who became followers of Jesus after hearing what John had said was Andrew, the
brother of Simon Peter. Early next morning, Andrew met his brother and said to him, ‘We have found the Messiah’ – which means the Christ – and he took Simon to Jesus. Jesus looked hard at him and said, ‘You are Simon
son of John; you are to be called Cephas’ – meaning Rock.
Parish Prayers this week:
17th Sun 2nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 11am
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
19th Tue Feria
12.30pm Roman Catholics
20th Wed S. Sebastian
12.30pm Orthodox Church
21st Thu S. AGNES
12.30pm THE PARISH
22nd Fri S. Vincent
23rd Sat Feria
11am Christian Unity
24th Sun 3rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
11am THE PARISH
pray for all who live and work in our parish and especially this week:
17 Newtown Road, Pembroke Gardens
18 Old Shoreham Road, Princes Avenue
19 Portland Road, Princes
20 Poynter Road, Raphael Road
Prinsep Road, Reynolds Road
22 Ranelagh Villas, Richardson Road
St. Patrick’s Road, Rutland Gardens
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: Nick MacNeil Pr. Jo Forrester; Colin Spong; Sue Addis;
Anne Colwell; Mother Mary Teresa SSM. and also those whose years mind falls at this time: 17th Emily Jackson, 18th Howard Leitch, 19th Arthur Gould; Walter Worrell; Colin Astbury; Mary Turner, 20th
Amelia Gunn; Austin Niland; John Stock, 21st Thomas Dix, Pr. 22nd Lancelot Dowdell, Pr; Ethel Stevens; Ernest Mionnet; Derek Allen Pr. 23rd Frederick Hudson; Leslie Issac, Pr; Beryl Friend.
Parish Priest: Fr John Eldridge
SSC 01273 881761
St Barnabas contacts:
Churchwarden: Christopher Bould
Churchwarden: Jane Blair
Safeguarding: Carol & David Tildesley 07749182018/07710 030179
St Philip’s contacts:
Alethea Samrah 01273 771882
Davey 01273 324724
Since the beginning of the Pandemic both Churches have suffered a significant financial loss so your support is more essential than ever.
Have you considered paying by Standing Order?
St Barnabas has now gone Contactless, You can now pay by card, please ask Kay Stringer at the door if you would like to use this system.
If you shop on line you can help raise money for St. Barnabas.
1) Amazon: (Just type in St Barnabas Hove in the search bar) it will come up with
St Barnabas Parochial Institution Fund, once this is selected as your chosen charity, every time you shop with Amazon, we will get a percentage.
2) Easy fund raising -
Visit: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk and
search for St. Barnabas Church Hove and for every £10 you spend 10p will be given to St Barnabas.