This Week’s Newsletter

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Here is this week’s newsletter:St Stephen’s News XXVIII No 29

Saint Mary and Saint Martha of Bethany

St Mary and St Martha

Christ in the House of Mary and Martha by Jan Vermeer (1623—1675)

Merciful Saviour, who didst love Mary, and Martha, and Lazarus, blessing their home with thy sacred presence: Help us, we beseech thee, to choose that better part which shall not be taken away from us, that we may grow in grace and . . . → Read More: Saint Mary and Saint Martha of Bethany

The Seventh Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

Lord of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of thy Name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of thy great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Saint Samson of Dol

O God, the light of the faithful and shepherd of souls, who didst set blessed Samson to be a Bishop in the Church, that he might feed thy sheep by his word, and guide them by his example: Grant us, we beseech thee, to keep the faith which he taught, and to follow in . . . → Read More: Saint Samson of Dol

Saint Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Saint Anne

The Education of the Virgin, with Saint Joachim, Saint Anne, and the Blessed Virgin Mary, by Peter Paul Rubens (1577—1640)

O Lord God, who in the deep counsels of thy mercy didst entrust to Saint Anne the preparation of the Blessed Virgin for her most holy calling: Bestow upon all mothers such godliness and . . . → Read More: Saint Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Saint James the Great, Apostle

Saint James the Greater, by Rembrandt

Saint James the Greater, by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606–1669)

Grant, O merciful God, that, as thine holy Apostle Saint James, leaving his father and all that he had, without delay was obedient unto the calling of thy Son Jesus Christ, and followed him; so we, forsaking all worldly and carnal affections, may be . . . → Read More: Saint James the Great, Apostle

Saint Thomas à Kempis

Thomas von Kempen JS

A contemporary portrait of St Thomas à Kempis, painted by an anonymous painter eleven years before Thomas’s death.

Holy Father, who hast nourished and strengthened thy Church by the inspired writings of thy servant Thomas a Kempis: Grant that we may learn from him to know what is necessary to be known, to love . . . → Read More: Saint Thomas à Kempis

Altar Flowers — Trinity VI, 2017

Altar Flowers — Trinity VI, 2017

Altar Flowers — Trinity VI, 2017

The Sermon for Sunday July 23rd – Trinity VI

Fr Kerouac

Here is the sermon for Sunday July 23rd: Trinity 6, 2017

This Week’s Newsletter

new church tower with weathercock-bw

Here is this week’s newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXVIII No 28