2nd Sunday in Lent

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Welcome to St. Barnabas

We extend a warm welcome to all those who are in Church today and those who are visiting. We hope you enjoy our worship here and will stay for refreshments after the mass. There is an area in church for young children (2-7 years) with activities. Parents and carers are welcome to use this area.

 

Toilet facilities are available, please ask for directions.

 

Please make sure your mobile phone is switched to silent

 

When we come into this Church, help us to preserve God’s gift of Silence.

 

Prayers for use before Mass

Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

O Lord Jesus Christ I have come here in obedience to your will, to offer this sacrifice which you have commanded us to make in memory of you, that I may feed upon your body and blood; that I may grow in grace and be your true servant.

I offer this Mass for………………. and all who need our prayers.

Bless the Priest who will say Mass and all who join us in this celebration, that we may share in the worship of heaven which we offer to your Father in the power of the Holy Spirit, with all the angels and saints. We make this prayer for your honour and glory. Amen.

 

This is the season of Lent, which reflects the time when Jesus spent 40 days and nights in the wilderness in preparation for this passion and death.

 

When the bell rings please stand.

As the clergy and servers make their way to the Altar we sing the following hymn:

 

1 'Tis good, Lord, to be here!
Your glory fills the night;
Your face and garments, like the sun,
Shine with unborrowed light.

 

2 'Tis good, Lord, to be here,
Your beauty to behold,
Where Moses and Elijah stand,
Your messengers of old.

 

3 Fulfiller of the past!
Promise of things to be!
We hail your body glorified,
And our redemption see.


4 Before we taste of death,
We see your kingdom come;
We long to hold the vision bright,
And make this hill our home.

 

5 'Tis good, Lord, to be here!
Yet we may not remain;
But since you bid us leave the mount,
Come with us to the plain.

 

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 Celebrant introduces the Mass & invites the people to confess their sins.

 

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,

and striking their breasts say

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.

 

Priest:       May Almighty God, have mercy on us,

forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life. Amen. 


THE KYRIE                                Sung

 

Kyrie, Eleison,   Kyrie, Eleison.

Christe, Eleison,   Christe, Eleison.   

Kyrie, Eleison,   Kyrie, Eleison.

                                                                        A New People’s Mass

THE COLLECT

 

O God, who have commanded us

to listen to your beloved Son,

be pleased, we pray,

to nourish us inwardly by your word,

that, with spiritual sight made pure,

we may rejoice to behold your glory.

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   (Please be seated)

 

A reading from the book of Genesis:

 

God put Abraham to the test. ‘Abraham, Abraham’ he called. ‘Here I am’ he replied. ‘Take your son,’ God said ‘your only child Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah. There you shall offer him as a burnt offering, on a mountain I will point out to you.’When they arrived at the place God had pointed out to him, Abraham built an altar there, and arranged the wood. Then he bound his son Isaac and put him on the altar on top of the wood. Abraham stretched out his hand and seized the knife to kill his son.But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven. ‘Abraham, Abraham’ he said. ‘I am here’ he replied. ‘Do not raise your hand against the boy’ the angel said. ‘Do not harm him, for now I know you fear God. You have not refused me your son, your only son.’ Then looking up, Abraham saw a ram caught by its horns in a bush. Abraham took the ram and offered it as a burnt-offering in place of his son.The angel of the Lord called Abraham a second time from heaven. ‘I swear by my own self – it is the Lord who speaks – because you have done this, because you have not refused me your son, your only son, I will shower blessings on you, I will make your descendants as many as the stars of heaven and the grains of sand on the seashore. Your descendants shall gain possession of the gates of their enemies. All the nations of the earth shall bless themselves by your descendants, as a reward for your obedience.’

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

 

I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living.

 

I trusted, even when I said:‘I am sorely afflicted,’

O precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of his faithful.R

 

Your servant, Lord, your servant am I; you have loosened my bonds.

A thanksgiving sacrifice I make; I will call on the Lord’s name. R

 

My vows to the Lord I will fulfil before all his people,

in the courts of the house of the Lord, in your midst, O Jerusalem. R

 

THE SECOND READING:

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

 

With God on our side who can be against us? Since God did not spare his own Son, but gave him up to benefit us all, we may be certain, after such a gift, that he will not refuse anything he can give. Could anyone accuse those that God has chosen? When God acquits, could anyone condemn? Could Christ Jesus? No! He not only died for us – he rose from the dead, and there at God’s right hand he stands and pleads for us.

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

THE GOSPEL ACCLAMATION       (Please Stand)            Sung        

 

Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!

Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!

From the bright cloud the Father’s voice was heard:

‘This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.’

Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!


THE GOSPEL

 

The Lord be with you.

And with your Spirit.

 

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark:                        

Glory to you O Lord.

 

Jesus took with him Peter and James and John and led them up a high mountain where they could be alone by themselves. There in their presence he was transfigured: his clothes became dazzlingly white, whiter than any earthly bleacher could make them. Elijah appeared to them with Moses; and they were talking with Jesus. Then Peter spoke to Jesus: ‘Rabbi,’ he said ‘it is wonderful for us to be here; so let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ He did not know what to say; they were so frightened. And a cloud came, covering them in shadow; and there came a voice from the cloud, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.’ Then suddenly, when they looked round, they saw no one with them any more but only Jesus.

As they came down from the mountain he warned them to tell no one what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead. They observed the warning faithfully, though among themselves they discussed what ‘rising from the dead’ could mean.

 

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!

 

THE HOMILY                      (Please sit)


THE NICENE CREED  (Please stand) 

 

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,

 

(At the words that follow, up to and including ‘and became man’, all bow.)

 

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  (Please stand, sit or kneel) 

 

The Celebrant 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 Celebrant concludes the Prayer of the Faithful


THE PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS

 

A Collection will be taken at this point

for the mission and upkeep of this church.

 

You can use the QR code on your phone.

 

St. Barnabas does need your financial support to survive, Please consider a regular donation via the Parish Giving Scheme or Standing order.Forms are by the north door. You are also able to pay contactless at the end of the service .

 

The celebrant prepares the altar with gifts of Bread and Wine, they are then censed with incense. The altar, clergy and people are also censed.


1 The God of Abraham praise
who reigns enthroned above,
Ancient of everlasting days,
and God of love:
Jehovah, great I am,
by earth and heaven confest;
we bow and bless the sacred name
for ever blest.

 

2 There dwells the Lord our King,
the Lord our Righteousness,
triumphant o'er the world of sin,
the Prince of peace:
on Sion's sacred height
his kingdom he maintains,
and glorious with his saints in light
for ever reigns.


3 Before the Saviour's face
the ransomed nations bow,
o'erwhelmed at his almighty grace
for ever new;
he shows his prints of love —
they kindle to a flame,
and sound through all the worlds above
the slaughtered Lamb.

 

4 The whole triumphant host
give thanks to God on high;
'hail, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,'
they ever cry:
hail, Abraham's God, and mine,
(I join the heavenly lays)
all might and majesty are thine,
and endless praise.


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 celebrant sings the prayers over the gifts and we respond:

Amen


THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER                                 Sung

 

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 to sing the preface until:


THE SANCTUS AND BENEDICTUS                         Sung

 

Holy, holy, ho-ly, Lord God of hosts.

Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the high-est.

Bless’ed is he who comes in the na-me of the Lord.

Hosanna in the high-est.

                                                                A New People’s Mass

 

The priest continues with the Eucharistic Prayer

 

The mystery of faith:                                          Sung

Save us, Saviour of the world,

for by your cross and resurrection you have set us free.

 

The Priest continues until:

 

… 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

 

   

THE AGNUS DEI                 Sung

 

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.

                                                                                A New People’s Mass


As the celebrant shows us the consecrated Host he says: 

 

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 celebrant first receives the Sacrament and then says the communion antiphon.

 

All baptised Christians who receive communion in their own churches are welcome

to receive Holy Communion here.

 

If you require a gluten free host please tell one of the stewards.

 

When directed please come forward to receive Holy Communion. 

If you prefer a blessing, please come forward with your head bowed and arms crossed.

 

As you receive the Sacrament the Priest / Minister says:

 

The body of Christ / The blood of Christ.  and we reply  Amen.

 

During Communion the following hymn is sung


Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the holy One, is here;
Come bow before him now with reverence and fear
In him no sin is found we stand on holy ground.
Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the holy One, is here.

Be still, for the glory of the Lord is shining all around;
He burns with holy fire, with splendour he is crowned
How awesome is the sight our radiant king of light!
Be still, for the glory of the Lord is shining all around.

Be still, for the power of the Lord is moving in this place:
He comes to cleanse and heal, to minister his grace –

 no work too hard forHim.In faith receive from him.
Be still, for the power of the Lord is moving in this place.


PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION      (Please stand)

 

The celebrant sings the prayer and we reply  

Amen.

 

Any Banns of Marriage and notices may be read at this point by the parish priest.

 

THE BLESSING AND DISMISSAL  (Please stand)

 

The Lord be with you.

And with your spirit.

 

The celebrant gives the blessing and we reply:   

Amen.

 

Go forth, the mass is ended.

Thanks be to God.

 

The priest sits to put on incense, then reverences the Altar and makes his way to the Shrine of Our Lady to sing the Angelus Domini.


THE ANGELUS DOMINI

 

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: 

Pour forth, we beseech thee, O Lord, 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 Cross and Passion we may be brought to the glory of His resurrection, through the same Christ, Our Lord. Amen.


As the clergy and servers leave, we sing the final hymn:


1 Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
be all else but naught to me, save that Thou art;
be Thou my best thought in the day and the night,
both waking and sleeping, Thy presence my light.

 

2 Be Thou my Wisdom, be Thou my true Word;
be Thou ever with me and I with Thee, Lord;
be Thou my great Father, and I Thy true son,
be Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

 

3 Be Thou my Breastplate, my Sword for the fight;
be Thou my whole Armor, be Thou my true Might;
be Thou my soul’s Shelter, be Thou my strong Tow’r,
O raise Thou me heav’nward, great Pow’r of my pow’r.

 

4 Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise,
be Thou mine inheritance, now and always;
be Thou and Thou only the first in my heart,
O High King of heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

 

5 High King of heaven, Thou heaven's bright Sun,
O grant me its joys, after vict'ry is won;
Great Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
still be Thou my Vision, O Ruler of all.

 

Prayers for use after Mass

 

O Lord Jesus Christ you have come into our lives

as a willing guest and humble servant:

Take us and make us yours now and always.

We offer you the time that lies before us;

for your honour and glory. Amen.

 

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; at the hour of my death call me;

And bid me come to thee; that with thy saints I may praise thee; for all eternity. Amen.


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 one of the Churchwardens are informed.

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NOTICES

 

APCM Reports

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THIS WEEK IN LENT

Friday  1.00pm Lent Lunch

 

1 Judge Eternal, throned in splendour,
Lord of lords and King of kings,
With your living fire of judgment
Purge this land of bitter things;
Solace all its wide dominion
With the healing of thy wings.

 

2 Still the weary folk are pining
For the hour that brings release,
And the city’s crowded clangour
Cries aloud for sin to cease,
And the homesteads and the woodlands
Plead in silence for their peace.

 

3 Crown, O God, your own endeavour;
Cleave our darkness with thy sword;
Feed the faithless and the hungry
With the richness of thy word;
Cleanse the body of this nation
Through the glory of the Lord.

Henry Scott Holland 1847-1918

                       Tune Rhuddlan