during the current situation
THE BENEFICE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, LAKE
AND ST SAVIOUR ON THE CLIFF, SHANKLIN
in the Diocese of Portsmouth and the See of Richborough
‘Living and sharing the love of God in the Bay’
Sunday 24th May 2020
THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
Christ the Lord has promised us the Holy Spirit: come, let us adore him, alleluia.
During this trying time for all of us as the nation and the world copes with the Covid-19 Pandemic this weekly bulletin is aimed to keep us in touch with one another and as a small measure of support as the Body of Christ in our parishes and with our wider congregation. It will be published on line every Saturday. A leaflet giving an order for Spiritual Communion is also available on line, as is a commentary on the Sunday Mass readings, and the Mass sheet for this Sunday, enabling us to be able to pray together, albeit in isolation. Father David hopes that as many of us as possible will pause for prayer and reflection at 10.00am on Sunday morning when he’ll be saying Mass, using the resources available.
THIS WEEK IN OUR CHURCHES
Although Mass will not be said publicly, prayer continues to be offered every day. Should you feel anxious or worried or would just like a chat, please feel free to ring Father David (01983 407928 ) or Deacon Corinne (07775 628593 ), and remember to pray for each other and for everyone affected by the Pandemic. Unfortunately pastoral visits have to be suspended except in cases of dire necessity. Father David, in the first instance, or Deacon Corinne, should be contacted if necessary.
BENEFICE BULLETIN AND OTHER MATERIAL
Welcome to this week’s Benefice Bulletin. Hard copies are available from the Vicarage porch and from a box in the cloisters at the back of St Saviour’s, as well as on line. There is also a reflection, Michelangelo’s Pieta for this Sunday, available on the website. See also the website links to the website of St Alban’s Ventnor (www.stalbansiw.org.uk). There is also From Deacon Corinne on the website. Hard copies are also available alongside those of the bulletin at both collection points.
Congratulations to Deacon Corinne on the announcement of her appointment last Monday
by Bishop Christopher as Diocesan Dean of Deacons.
This week’s Daily Prayer Intentions
Today EASTER 7: Thanksgiving for the Resurrection and Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and prayer for the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost/our Benefice and congregations.
Monday: The Shrine at Walsingham on what would have been the day of the National Pilgrimage.
Tuesday: Those infected with the virus, their families and friends; and for all volunteers helping to bring comfort and practical help to others. All who are lonely and frightened.
Wednesday: Bishop Christopher, Bishop Norman, Archdeacon Peter and their respective staffs.
Thursday: Our families and friends, especially those from whom we are parted at this time.
Friday: Care homes – their staff and residents, the Medical and Caring Professions and all essential workers, especially the staff at St Mary’s Hospital and Janet the lead chaplain.
Saturday: For the gift of the Holy Spirit as we prepare for Pentecost tomorrow.
From Deacon Corinne
Mass Sheet for Sunday 24th May
About the readings for
Sunday 24th May