St Bartholomew's Milehouse, Plymouth
St Bartholomew's Milehouse, Plymouth

Worship at home

St Bartholomew & St Mark

Milehouse, Plymouth

 

Worshiping together at home.

 

Sixteenth Sunday and week of Ordinary time 18th July 2021.

 

Anyone can lead this service, with another or by themselves.

Fr Richard may ask to lead this over the phone when he calls.

 

The Welcome.

 

Leader:  In the name of the Father, and of the Son,

                and of the Holy Spirit.

 

Others:  Amen

 

Penitential rite.

 

Leader:  Lord, you were born from the Virgin Mary for the salvation of the world, Lord have mercy.

People: Lord, have mercy.


Leader:  Christ, you died on the cross to heal the wounds of Sin: Christ, have mercy. 

People: Christ, have mercy.
 

Leader:   Lord, you rose from the dead to open for us the gates of heaven: Lord, have mercy.  

People: Lord, have mercy

 

Leader May Almighty God have mercy on us,

                forgive us our sins,

                and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

Collect.

Leader:  

Show favor, O Lord, to your servants
and mercifully increase the gifts of your grace,
that, made fervent in hope, faith and charity,
they may be ever watchful in keeping your commands.

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

 

Mark 6:30-34

30 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31He said to them, ‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’ For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. 33Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them. 34As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.

Reflection

 

Jesus cares about me and invites me too to come away and rest a while. I will be helped if I can go to a ‘deserted place’ occasionally to allow my soul to catch up. Otherwise, as T. S. Eliot says, I have the experience of God’s action in my life, but miss its meaning because I don’t give time to reflection.

 

I may be too busy or too poor ‘to get away from it all’. But each day Sacred Space provides me with an oasis of calm and refreshment. It can restore my frayed nerves and re-orient me to what really matters. I will never regret the time I give to this daily encounter with God.

 

Lord, there are times when I want to get away from the crowds, when I feel oppressed by company. There are other times when I just wish that somebody knew that I exist; I can have too much of aloneness. If I can reach you in prayer, and know that you are more central to me than my own thoughts, I feel at peace, as the apostles must have felt.

 

Lord, there are times when I want to get away from the crowds, when I feel oppressed by company. There are other times when I just wish that somebody knew that I exist; I can have too much of aloneness. If I can reach you in prayer, and know that you are more central to me than my own thoughts, I feel at peace, as the apostles must have felt.

 

The Irish Jesuits

 

The Peace.

 

Leader: In fellowship with the whole Church of God,

                with all who have been brought together

                by the Holy Spirit to worship on this day,

                let us rejoice that we are called

                to be part of the body of Christ.

 

              Alleluia!  The Peace of the Lord be with you.

 Others:  And also with you. Alleluia!

 

 

Intercessions.

Pray for your families, your friends, those who are alone, those who are scared or in pain and those who are passed from this world. (Use the sheet).

 

Leader: As our Saviour has taught us so we pray:

 

All 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.

                For thine is the kingdom,

                the power and the glory,

                for ever and ever.  Amen.

 

 

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

 

Others:  Amen. 

 

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 you. Blessed art you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.

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

 

 
   

 Behold the handmaid of the Lord.

Be it unto me according to your word.

 

Hail Mary...

 

And the Word became 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 you, O Lord, pour your grace into our hearts; that as we have known the incarnation of your dear 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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