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"My Favourite Island Church"

- Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman CBE (1906-1984)

ST. ALBAN'S CHURCH

THE CHAPEL-OF-EASE TO THE PARISH OF GODSHILL

 

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St. Alban's Church, St. Alban's Road,

Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1DE

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Sunday 2 August 2020 ~ 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ Liturgical Colour: Green.

 

Readings at Mass

 

First reading

 

Isaiah 55:1-3

Come and eat

Thus says the Lord:

Oh, come to the water all you who are thirsty;

though you have no money, come!

Buy corn without money, and eat,

and, at no cost, wine and milk.

Why spend money on what is not bread,

your wages on what fails to satisfy?

Listen, listen to me, and you will have good things to eat

and rich food to enjoy.

Pay attention, come to me;

listen, and your soul will live.

With you I will make an everlasting covenant

out of the favours promised to David.

 

 

Responsorial Psalm

 

Psalm 144(145):8-9,15-18

You open wide your hand, O Lord; you grant our desires.

The Lord is kind and full of compassion,

 slow to anger, abounding in love.

How good is the Lord to all,

 compassionate to all his creatures.

You open wide your hand, O Lord; you grant our desires.

The eyes of all creatures look to you

 and you give them their food in due time.

You open wide your hand,

 grant the desires of all who live.

You open wide your hand, O Lord; you grant our desires.

The Lord is just in all his ways

 and loving in all his deeds.

He is close to all who call him,

 who call on him from their hearts.

You open wide your hand, O Lord; you grant our desires.

 

 

Second reading

 

Romans 8:35,37-39

No created thing can ever come between us and the love of God made visible in Christ

Nothing can come between us and the love of Christ, even if we are troubled or worried, or being persecuted, or lacking food or clothes, or being threatened or even attacked. These are the trials through which we triumph, by the power of him who loved us.

 For I am certain of this: neither death nor life, no angel, no prince, nothing that exists, nothing still to come, not any power, or height or depth, nor any created thing, can ever come between us and the love of God made visible in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

 

Gospel Acclamation

 

cf.Lk19:38,2:14

Alleluia, alleluia!

Blessings on the King who comes,

in the name of the Lord!

Peace in heaven

and glory in the highest heavens!

Alleluia!

 

 

Or:

 

Mt4:4

Alleluia, alleluia!

Man does not live on bread alone,

but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.

Alleluia!

 

 

Gospel

 

Matthew 14:13-21

The feeding of the five thousand

When Jesus received the news of John the Baptist’s death he withdrew by boat to a lonely place where they could be by themselves. But the people heard of this and, leaving the towns, went after him on foot. So as he stepped ashore he saw a large crowd; and he took pity on them and healed their sick.

 When evening came, the disciples went to him and said, ‘This is a lonely place, and the time has slipped by; so send the people away, and they can go to the villages to buy themselves some food.’ Jesus replied, ‘There is no need for them to go: give them something to eat yourselves.’ But they answered ‘All we have with us is five loaves and two fish.’ ‘Bring them here to me’ he said. He gave orders that the people were to sit down on the grass; then he took the five loaves and the two fish, raised his eyes to heaven and said the blessing. And breaking the loaves handed them to his disciples who gave them to the crowds. They all ate as much as they wanted, and they collected the scraps remaining; twelve baskets full. Those who ate numbered about five thousand men, to say nothing of women and children.

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GREAT NEWS

SAINT ALBAN'S CHURCH

WE WILL BE OPEN FOR MASS

on Sunday 9th August at 9.30am

Fr. Gregory will be officiating

And you are welcome to attend

Social Distancing and all Government and Church of England Guidelines have and will be followed and the church has been thoroughly cleaned