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Advent meditation podcast

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Lasting just fifteen minutes or so, each one uses beautiful reflections previously prepared by our beloved Sister Eileen with new content added.   



‘Lord... We are the clay, you are the potter.  We are the work of your hands


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29th November 2020

Entrance Antiphon or a hymn Stand

O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
thine own from Satan's tyranny;
From depths of hell Thy people save,
And give them vict’ry o'er the grave.

O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer
our spirits by Thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death's dark shadows put to flight

Cf. Ps 24:1-3
To you, I lift up my soul, O my God.
In you, I have trusted; let me not be put
to shame.
Nor let my enemies exult over me;
and let none who hope in you be put
to shame.
All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond: And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
Lord Jesus, you came to gather the nations
into the peace of God's kingdom :
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
You come in word and in sacrament
to strengthen us and make us holy:
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christ, eleison.
Christ, have mercy. Or: Christ, eleison.
You will come again in glory
with salvation for your people:
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Or: Kyrie, eleison.
Nzambe yokela biso mawa                            
Yokela biso mawa                                         
Yokela biso mawa a a tozalikolela.

Christo yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa
Yokela biso mawa a a tozalikolela.

The absolution by the Priest follows:
May almighty God have mercy on us,
forgive us our sins,
and bring us to everlasting life.

The Collect
Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God,
the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ
with righteous deeds at his coming,
so that, gathered at his right hand,
they may be worthy to possess the
heavenly Kingdom.
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. Sit

First Reading
A reading from the prophet Isaiah
63:16-17; 64:1 . 3-8
You, Lord, yourself are our Father.
Our Redeemer is your ancient name.
Why, Lord, leave us to stray from your ways
and harden our hearts against fearing you?
Return, for the sake of your servants,
the tribes of your inheritance.
Oh, that you would tear the heavens open and
come down
- at your Presence the mountains would melt.
No ear has heard,
no eye has seen
any god but you act like this
for those who trust him.
You guide those who act with integrity;
and keep your ways in mind.
You were angry when we were sinners;
we had long been rebels against you.
We were all like men unclean,
all that integrity of ours like filthy clothing.
We have all withered like leaves
and our sins blew us away like the wind.
No one invoked your name
or roused himself to catch hold of you.
For you hid your face from us
and gave us up to the power of our sins.
And yet, Lord, you are our Father;
we the clay, you our potter,
we are all the work of your hand.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Responsorial Psalm
These are the days of Elijah,
Declaring the word of the Lord:
And these are the days of Your servant Moses,
Righteousness being restored.
And though these are days of great trial,
Of famine and darkness and sword,
Still, we are the voice in the desert crying
'Prepare ye the way of the Lord!'

Behold He comes riding on the clouds,
Shining like the sun at the trumpet call;
Lift your voice, it's the year of jubilee,
And out of Zion's hill salvation comes.

These are the days of Ezekiel,
The dry bones becoming as flesh;
And these are the days of Your servant David,
Rebuilding a temple of praise.
These are the days of the harvest,
The fields are as white in Your world,
And we are the labourers in Your vineyard,
Declaring the word of the Lord!

Prepare ye the way of the Lord!
Prepare ye the way of the Lord!

Behold He comes riding on the clouds,
Shining like the sun at the trumpet call;
Lift your voice, it's the year of jubilee,
And out of Zion's hill salvation comes (x2)

Prepare ye the way of the Lord!
Prepare ye the way of the Lord!

Second Reading
A reading from the first letter of St Paul to the
Corinthians 1 :3-9
May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ
send you grace and peace.
I never stop thanking God for all the graces you
have received through Jesus Christ. I thank him
that you have been enriched in so many ways
especially in your teachers and preachers; the
witness to Christ has indeed been strong among
you so that will not be without any of the gifts
of the Sp1.nt while you are waiting for our Lord
Jesus Christ to be revealed ; and he will keep you
steady and without blame until the last day, the
day. of our Lord Jesus Christ, because God by
calling you has joined you to his Son Jesus
Christ; and God is faithful. '
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
Let us see, O Lord, your mercy
and give us your saving help.

Gospel Acclamation:.
Alleluya, alleluya, alleluya, alleluya (x2)

1) Mimi nasikiya ee                                       
Sauti ya Bwana ee ndani mwangu. (x2)    

2) Mafundisho ya Bwana                              
Inaleta uzima ee ndani mwangu. (x2)

Ps 84:8
Gospel Mark 13:33-37
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark.
Glory to you, O Lord.
Jesus said to his disciples: 'Be on your guard, stay
awake, because you never know when the time
will come. It is like a man travelling abroad: he has
gone from his home, and left his servants in
charge, each with his own task; and he has told
the doorkeeper to stay awake. So stay awake,
because you do not know when the master of the
house .is coming, evening, midnight, cockcrow,
dawn; 1f he comes unexpectedly, he must not find
you asleep. And what I say to you I say to all : Stay
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily

The Nicene Creed
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 All bow
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 '
m 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
and I look forward to the resurrection of
the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.
After the concluding prayer all say: Amen. Sit

The offerings are brought to the altar.
A hymn may be sung.
If the Priest says the two prayers of offering
aloud, the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever.
The people rise as the Priest says:

Offertory: (Translation)
We are all sinners
But how will it be one day?
How can we gain Heaven?
My God, My God, what more can we do.

O God accept these offerings
we present to you.
Accept this bread.
Accept this wine.
Accept the fruits of our work           
Accept this choir.

What we present is so little
But these offerings find
value before you.

What more can we give you? (Repeat)


Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters)
that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God,
the almighty Father.
The people reply:
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.
Prayer over the Offerings
Accept, we pray, O Lord, these offerings we make,
gathered from among your gifts to us,
and may what you grant us to celebrate
devoutly here below,
gain for us the prize of eternal redemption.
Through Christ our Lord.


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.

Preface I of Advent
It is truly right and just, our duty and
our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God
through Christ our Lord. '
For he assumed at his first coming
the lowliness of human flesh
and so fulfilled the design you formed long ago,
and opened for us the way to eternal salvation
that, when he comes again in glory and majesty
and all 1s at last made manifest,
we who watch for that day
may inherit the great promise
in which now we dare to hope.
And so, with Angels and Archangels,
with Thrones and Dominions,
and with all the hosts and Powers of heaven
we sing the hymn of your glory, '
as without end we acclaim :
Nso Nso Nso Nso Nso
Oseburuwa chineke nki’igwe ndi agha a a,
Ebube gi juputara n’eligwe n’ala a
Hosanna (x4) n’elu kasi elu.
Odi Ngozi bu o-nye biara a
N’aha Onyenweanyi – Onyenweanyi


Eucharistic Prayer Ill
(The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
and all you have created
rightly gives you praise,
for through your Son our Lord Jesus Christ
by the power and working of the Holy Spirit
you give life to all things and make them holy,
and you never cease to gather a people
to yourself,
so that from the rising of the sun to its setting
a pure sacrifice may be offered to your name.
Therefore, O Lord, we humbly implore you :
by the same Spirit graciously make holy
these gifts we have brought to you for
that they may become the Body and Blood
of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
at whose command we celebrate these mysteries.
For on the night he was betrayed
he himself took bread,
and giving you thanks, he said the blessing,
broke the bread and gave it to his disciples,
In a similar way, when supper was ended
he took the chalice,
and giving you thanks, he said the blessing,
and gave the chalice to his disciples, saying:
The mystery of faith
The people continue, acclaiming:
We proclaim your Death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
until you come again.
Therefore, O Lord, as we celebrate the memorial
of the saving Passion of your Son,
his wondrous Resurrection
and Ascension into heaven
and as we look forward to his second coming,
we offer you in thanksgiving
this holy and living sacrifice.
Look, we pray, upon the oblation of your Church
and, recognizing the sacrificial Victim
by whose death
you willed to reconcile us to yourself,
grant that we, who are nourished
by the Body and Blood of your Son
and filled with his Holy Spirit,
may become one body, one spirit in Christ.
May he make of us
an eternal offering to you,
so that we may obtain an inheritance with
your elect,
especially with the most Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with your blessed Apostles and glorious Martyrs
and with all the Saints,
on whose constant intercession in your presence
we rely for unfailing help.
May this Sacrifice of our reconciliation,
we pray, O Lord,
advance the peace and salvation of all the world.
Be pleased to confirm in faith and charity
your pilgrim Church on earth
with your servant N. our Pope and N. our Bishop,
the Order of Bishops, all the clergy
and the entire people you have gained for
your own.
Listen graciously to the prayers of this family,
whom you have summoned before you :
1n your compassion, O merciful Father,
gather to yourself all your children
scattered throughout the world.
To our departed brothers and sisters
and to all who were pleasing to you
at their passing from this life,
give kind admittance to your kingdom.
There we hope to enjoy for ever the fullness
of your glory
through Christ our Lord,
through whom you bestow on the world all
that is good.
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.
The people acclaim: Amen.

The Communion Rite Stand
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord's Prayer:
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.

The Priest continues alone:
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 Priest says:
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 live and reign for ever and ever.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.

The Deacon, or the Priest, adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.

Meanwhile the people say or sing:
Agnus Dei:
1st voice:          Meme masumu ma nsti (x2)
Eh kimeme ya kekatula masumu ma nsti (x2)
Tenor:              Tina beto
Everyone:        Nkenda a a a a a
Nkenda o o o o o
Base:   1)         Kimem’a ndzambi fuila nkenda

  1. Kimem’a ndzambi pesa ngemba

The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world .
Blessed are those 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 Priest or other minister says to each
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen.

Communion Antiphon Ps 84:13
The Lord will bestow his bounty, and our
earth shall yield its increase.
Prayer after Communion Stand
May these mysteries, O Lord,
in which we have participated,
profit us, we pray,
for even now, as we walk amid passing things,
you teach us by them to love the things
of heaven
and hold fast to what endures.
Through Christ our Lord.

Announcements may be made. Then:
Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
A formula of Solemn Blessing may be used.
May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended. Or:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Or:
Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Or:
Go in peace.
Thanks be to God.

Guide me, O thou great redeemer,
Pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but thou art mighty;
Hold me with thy powerful hand:
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven,
Feed me till I want no more
Feed me till I want no more

Open now the crystal fountain
Whence the healing stream doth flow;
Let the fire and cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through:
Strong deliverer, strong deliverer,
Be thou still my strength and shield,
Be thou still my strength and shield.

When I tread the verge of Jordan
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of death, and hell's destruction,
Land me safe on Canaan's side:
Songs of praises, songs of praises,
I will ever give to thee,
I will ever give to thee.

All Masses will continue to be live streamed during and after lockdown. A link is provided on the Parish website: or via the Periscope App.

The Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is suspended until further notice.  Next week, we will be opening the church for Mass from Wednesday onwards.

If you want to attend Mass on Sunday, numbers are limited, therefore, it is essential that you book a place.  To do this, phone, text or e-mail Fr. Phil, who will make the arrangements.  This is done on a first come, first served basis.

Face coverings in church are now mandatory; however some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing must always be observed where possible.

Advent Services.  Today is the first Sunday in Advent and as we enter this time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Christ, take time to ground yourself in these demanding times and listen to our meditation podcast.  Lasting just fifteen minutes or so, each one uses beautiful reflections previously prepared by our beloved Sister Eileen with new content added.  The link is under the Mass times.
Traditionally each week we light purple candles with a pink or rose candle for week three but as you listen you could choose a tealight or scented candle perhaps, or just close your eyes and picture the advent wreath as you spiritually prepare for the coming of our Lord. 

Monday 30th - St Andrew (Apostle):  St Andrew was the brother of St Peter.  When Jesus called them to be apostles, he promised to make them ‘fishers of men’.
After the Ascension, Andrew worked mostly in Greece. He is, of course, the Patron Saint of Scotland.
Thursday 3rd December - St. Francis Xavier: He was a Basque Spaniard and a friend of St. Ignatius Loyola and one of the first Jesuits. He preached in India, arriving at the Portuguese colony of Goa. After about seven years, he set sail for Japan where he became the first European to set foot on those islands and preached there for two years with incredible success. He then set off for China but died on an island off the coast of China in 1552.
Friday 4th December: St. John Damascene – He was from Damascus in Syria. He became a monk, a philosopher, a theologian and a Defender of Sacred Art during the iconoclast crisis of the eighth century.

Online financial contributions to the Parish: Some people have asked about making one-off donations to the Parish through ‘on-line’ banking:
Our Bank Details are:
Our Bank: Barclays Bank - Account Name: SRCDTR St Mary’s with St Patrick;
Sort Code 20 55 34;   Account Number 50949825;  Reference: Contr. 

A slight change to the wording of the prayers at Mass:
The Bishops' Conference have, at the request of the Holy See, amended the ending of the Collects in the Roman Missal. From the First Sunday of Advent the word 'one' should be omitted so that the Collects end 'Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.'
This brings the English translation into conformity with the Latin original. (In the Liturgy of the Hours the translation has always been as now mandated for the Missal).

CAFOD's Annual Review has been published. As is the case every year, the majority of CAFOD's income came from the hugely generous support of the Catholic community of England and Wales, including from the Diocese of Salford. 
To read a full summary of CAFOD's Annual Report, visit its website at

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