Sunday 17th November - 33rd Sunday in Ordinay Time



 SUNDAY 17th November 2019 – 10:30 


COMMUNICATION: If you hear of anyone in our congregation who is ill or especially if they are in hospital, will you please make sure that Fr John is informed.


The Introit Hymn

God is working his purpose out,
as year succeeds to year,
God is working his purpose out,
and the time is drawing near;
nearer and nearer draws the time,
the time that shall surely be,
when the earth shall be filled with the glory of God
as the waters cover the sea.


From utmost east to utmost west,
wherever feet have trod,
by the mouth of many messengers
goes forth the voice of God,
'Give ear to me, ye continents,
ye isles, give ear to me,
that the earth may be filled with the glory of God
as the waters cover the sea.'


What can we do to work God's work,
to prosper and increase
the love of God in all mankind,
the reign of the Prince of peace?
What can we do to hasten the time,
the time that shall surely be,
when the earth shall be filled with the glory of God
as the waters cover the sea?

March we forth in the strength of God,
with the banner of Christ unfurled,
that the light of the glorious gospel of truth
may shine throughout the world;
fight we the fight with sorrow and sin,
to set their captives free,
that the earth may be filled with the glory of God
as the waters cover the sea.


All we can do is nothing worth
unless God blesses the deed;
vainly we hope for the harvest-tide
till God gives life to the seed;
yet nearer and nearer draws the time,
the time that shall surely be,
when the earth shall be filled with the glory of God
as the waters cover the sea.



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


The Lord be with you

And with your spirit   


The Invitation to Confession


Brothers and Sisters let us acknowledge our sins, and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries. 

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, 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.


May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen


The Kyrie

Lord, have mercy.  Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.  Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.  Lord, have mercy.


The Gloria


Glory to God, Glory to God

Glory to God in the highest.


Glory to God in the highest

And peace to his people on earth.

Lord God, heavenly King, Almighty God and Father

We worship you, we give you thanks

We praise you for your glory.


Glory to God, Glory to God

Glory to God in the highest.


Lord Jesus Christ only son of the Father

Lord God, lamb of God

You take away the sin of the world

Have mercy on us

You are seated at the right hand of the father,

Receive our prayer.

Glory to God, Glory to God

Glory to God in the highest.


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 the God the Father.


Glory to God, Glory to God,

Glory to God, in the highest.



The Collect

Grant us, we pray, O Lord our God,

the constant gladness of being devoted to you,

for it is full and lasting happiness

to serve with constancy

the author of all that is good.

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 Malachi


The day is coming now, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and the evil-doers will be like stubble. The day that is coming is going to burn them up, says the Lord of Hosts, leaving them neither root nor stalk. But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness will shine out with healing in its rays.


The Word of the Lord


Thanks be to God


The Psalm

The Lord comes to rule the peoples with fairness.

The Lord comes to rule the peoples with fairness.

Sing psalms to the Lord with the harp

with the sound of music.

With trumpets and the sound of the horn

acclaim the King, the Lord.

The Lord comes to rule the peoples with fairness.

Let the sea and all within it, thunder;

the world, and all its peoples.

Let the rivers clap their hands

and the hills ring out their joy

at the presence of the Lord.

The Lord comes to rule the peoples with fairness.

For the Lord comes,

he comes to rule the earth.

He will rule the world with justice

and the peoples with fairness.

The Lord comes to rule the peoples with fairness.


The Second Reading

 A reading from the second letter of St Paul to the Thessalonians

You know how you are supposed to imitate us: now we were not idle when we were with you, nor did we ever have our meals at anyone’s table without paying for them; no, we worked night and day, slaving and straining, so as not to be a burden on any of you. This was not because we had no right to be, but in order to make ourselves an example for you to follow.

We gave you a rule when we were with you: do not let anyone have any food if he refuses to do any work. Now we hear that there are some of you who are living in idleness, doing no work themselves but interfering with everyone else’s. In the Lord Jesus Christ, we order and call on people of this kind to go on quietly working and earning the food that they eat.


The word of the Lord.


Thanks be to God

The Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, alleluia!

Alleluia, alleluia!

Stay awake, praying at all times

for the strength to stand with confidence

before the Son of Man.

Alleluia, alleluia!


The Lord be with you.

And with your Spirit.


A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

Glory to you O Lord


When some were talking about the Temple, remarking how it was adorned with fine stonework and votive offerings, Jesus said, ‘All these things you are staring at now – the time will come when not a single stone will be left on another: everything will be destroyed.’ And they put to him this question: ‘Master,’ they said ‘when will this happen, then, and what sign will there be that this is about to take place?’

‘Take care not to be deceived,’ he said ‘because many will come using my name and saying, “I am he” and, “The time is near at hand.” Refuse to join them. And when you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be frightened, for this is something that must happen but the end is not so soon.’ Then he said to them, ‘Nation will fight against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes and plagues and famines here and there; there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.

‘But before all this happens, men will seize you and persecute you; they will hand you over to the synagogues and to imprisonment, and bring you before kings and governors because of my name – and that will be your opportunity to bear witness. Keep this carefully in mind: you are not to prepare your defence, because I myself shall give you an eloquence and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to resist or contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relations and friends; and some of you will be put to death. You will be hated by all men on account of my name, but not a hair of your head will be lost. Your endurance will win you your lives.’


The Gospel of the Lord

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. 



The homily by Fr Norman.




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 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 Prayers of the Faithful 

For the full intercessions, please see PARISH PRAYERS


The priest introduces the Prayer of the Faithful


Lord in your mercy              or                Lord hear us

Hear our prayer                                                Lord graciously hear us     


The Reader will add:


Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with Thee. Blessed art thou amongst 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


After a short silence, the priest concludes the Prayer of the Faithful.


The Offertory Hymn 


At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow,
every tongue confess him king of glory now;
this the Father's pleasure, that we call him Lord,
who from the beginning was the mighty word.


At his voice creation sprang at once to sight,
all the angel faces, all the hosts of light;
thrones and dominations, stars upon their way,
all the heavenly orders, in their great array.


Humbled for a season, to receive a name
from the lips of sinners unto whom he came;
faithfully he bore it spotless to the last,
brought it back victorious when from death he passed.


Bore it up triumphant with its human light,
through all ranks of creatures to the central height;
to the eternal Godhead, to the Father's throne,
filled it with the glory of his triumph won.


Name him, Christians, name him, with love strong as death,
but with awe and wonder, and with bated breath;
he is God the saviour, he is Christ the Lord,
ever to be worshipped, trusted and adored.


In your hearts enthrone him; there let him subdue
all that is not holy, all that is not true;
crown him as your captain in temptation's hour,
let his will enfold you in its light and power.


With his Father's glory Jesus comes again,
angel hosts attend him and announce his reign;
for all wreaths of empire meet upon his brow,
and our hearts confess him king of glory now.


The Preparation of the Gifts


Pray, brothers and sisters, that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God the almighty Father.


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. 


The Prayer over the Offerings


Grant, O Lord, we pray,

that what we offer in the sight of your majesty

may obtain for us the grace of being devoted to you

and gain us the prize of everlasting happiness.

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.


The Priest continues with the preface 


Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest.


The priest continues with the Eucharistic Prayer


The mystery of faith:

Save us, Saviour of the world, for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free.


The Priest continues


… 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. Amen.

At the Saviour’s command and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say:


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.


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 Sign of Peace


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 lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.


The peace of the Lord be with you always:

And with your spirit


Let us offer each other the sign of peace.


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.


Behold the Lamb of God; behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those who are 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 Communion Antiphon

The Priest says the antiphon

At the distribution of the Sacrament, the minister says to each communicant:

The Body of Christ

The Blood of Christ

The communicant replies each time:  Amen.


The Communion Hymn

Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
through this world's tempestuous sea;
guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us
for your help is full and free,
here possessing every blessing
if our God our Father be.


Saviour, by your grace restore us -
all our weaknesses are plain;
you have lived on earth before us,
you have felt our grief and pain:
tempted, taunted, yet undaunted,
from the depths you rose again.


Spirit of our God, descending,
fill our hearts with holy peace;
love with every passion blending,
pleasure that can never cease:
thus provided, pardoned, guided,
ever shall our joys increase.



The Post Communion Hymn 

Hills of the North, rejoice,
river and mountain-spring,
hark to the advent voice;
valley and lowland, sing.
Christ comes in righteousness and love,
he brings salvation from above.


Isles of the Southern seas,
sing to the listening earth,
carry on every breeze
hope of a world's new birth:
In Christ shall all be made anew,
his word is sure, his promise true.


Lands of the East, arise,
he is your brightest morn,
greet him with joyous eyes,
praise shall his path adorn:
your seers have longed to know their Lord;
to you he comes, the final word.

Shores of the utmost West,
lands of the setting sun,
welcome the heavenly guest
in whom the dawn has come:
he brings a never-ending light
who triumphed o'er our darkest night.


Shout, as you journey home,
songs be in every mouth,
lo, from the North they come,
from East and West and South:
in Jesus all shall find their rest,
in him the universe be blest.



The Post Communion Prayer


We have partaken of the gifts of this sacred mystery,

humbly imploring, O Lord,

that what your Son commanded us to do

in memory of him

may bring us growth in charity.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.



The Blessing and Dismissal


The Lord be with you

And with your spirit.


May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


Go forth, the Mass is ended.

Thanks be to God.

The Angelus


The Angel of the Lord brought tidings to Mary: 

 And she conceived by the Holy Ghost. 


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.   



Christmas Market 30th November 2019.


Please can we call on everyones generosity and giving  for the following items for our Christmas Market on the 30th November: 


Gifts, bottles for the bottle stall, raffle prizes, clothes and accessories, books, bric-a-brac, christmas decorations, cakes for the cake stall.


Can you also let Kay or Jane know if you will be available to help and manage a table.