Parish of The English
Martyrs Catholic Church, Danbury
with Holy Trinity
Church, South Woodham Ferrers
2018 - SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT (B)
B, Part 1) Page 78-80 for Scripture Readings - Psalter Week 2
Chairman of Parish Council
Mr Alan Pursell
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
Head Teacher, Mrs Ginzler-Maher
Parish Admin/HT Diary/Gift Aid Co-Ordinator
Mrs Maria Smith
Parish Email: email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Website: www.englishmartyrswithholytrinity.org.uk
Marriage Care (Professional, Confidential Counselling)
0800 389 3801
Steward of the Gospel
Mrs Pauline Spratt
Parish Safety Officer
Mr Pat McDonald and Mr Bernard Dayer
Co-Ordinators for Liturgy of the Word for Children
Mrs Maria Smith (English Martyrs)
Co-Ordinators for Liturgy of the Word for
Mrs Vicky Hull (Holy Trinity)
The Liturgy of the Word
from the book of Genesis (22:1-2.9-13.15-18)
Psalm 115 “I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living”
from the letter of St Paul to the Romans (8:31-.34)
Alleluia! “Glory and praise to you, O Christ! From the bright cloud the Father’s
voice was heard: “This is my Son, the Beloved.
Listen to him.”
of St. Mark 9:2-10
The story of Abraham nearly sacrificing
his only child is a difficult one to hear or to appreciate. It helps to
understand that this story is told to show how faithful and obedient Abraham
is. God put Abraham to the test - and Abraham passes it (Genesis 22:1). He
places his trust in God without knowing why he is being asked to do this or how
God’s promise to him of innumerable descendants can still be kept. It also
helps to connect this story of Abraham and Isaac with the fact that the Father
allowed his own Son to suffer and die in order to effect our salvation. Like
Abraham, Jesus trusts in God and obeys God’s will.
In the Gospel Jesus is transfigured and
appears in glory with Elijah and Moses to his inner circle of disciples— St.
Peter, St. James, and St. John. It could have impressed and encouraged them,
but instead they are terrified and later confused after Jesus tells them that
he will rise from the dead. Like Abraham, they are not prepared for what they
see and what they are told. In the previous chapter of St. Mark’s Gospel, St.
Peter rebuked Jesus when Jesus first told his disciples would suffer, die, and
then rise in three days. At this point, St. Peter is unable to understand or
accept what Jesus reveals to him.
Strong in faith or weak in faith, God has
a special place for all. Abraham was strong in faith, the very model of trust
in God. He obeyed God even in extreme circumstances, willing to sacrifice his
own son if this is what God demanded. St. Peter, on the other hand, repeatedly
comes up short in the Gospels. Questioning on the mountain, sleeping in
Gethsemane, denying in Jerusalem, and doubting when trying to walk on water, St.
Peter’s faith is often weak. Yet Jesus chooses St. Peter to lead the church, as
God chose Abraham and his descendants to inherit the land.
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Question of the Week
Gospel, God says, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him” (Mark 9:7). What is
Jesus saying to me? What is Jesus asking me to do?
DATES AND TIMES OF MASS AND DAILY LITURGIES
SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY - Feria
of the Word and Holy Communion Service
6.00pm ENGLISH MARTYRS Mass Jack Chen, Rest in Peace (Chen)
SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY - SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT (B)
8.45am HOLY TRINITY Mass Charlotte Bonner and Lourdes Campos, Rest in
MARTYRS Mass Sean Dunne,
Rest in Peace (Stevenson)
MONDAY 26 FEBRUARY - Feria
MARTYRS Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion Service
THURSDAY 1 MARCH - ST DAVID, Bp, Patron of Wales
9.00am HOLY TRINITY Mass Fr.
Michael Lynch, Rest in Peace (PACT)
FRIDAY 2 MARCH - Feria
8.55am HOLY TRINITY Rosary
9.15am HOLY TRINITY Mass John and Violet Kennedy, Rest in Peace
SATURDAY 3 MARCH - Feria
TRINITY Liturgy of the Word and Holy
6.00pm ENGLISH MARTYRS Mass Peter Langan, Rest in Peace (Stapleton)
SUNDAY 4 MARCH - THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT (B)
8.45am HOLY TRINITY Mass James Kane, Rest in Peace (McGinlay)
MARTYRS Mass Edna and
Stan Parker, Rest in Peace (Collins)
Monday, 26 February - 10.30am
Monday, 5 March 10.30am
Monday, 12 March - 10.30am
Monday, 19 March - 10.30am
Monday, 26 March - 10.30am
Tuesday, 27 February - 7.00pm
Tuesday, 6 March - 7.00pm
Tuesday, 13 March - 7.00pm
Tuesday, 20 March - 7.00pm
Tuesday, 27 March - 7.00pm
Dates for your Diary
Communion - Children’s session 9 will take place on Monday
26 February at 6.15pm in St. Joseph’s School Hall, South Woodham Ferrers
(access via Holy Trinity Church).
Parents’ session 4 will take place on Monday 19 March 2018 at 8pm in
Holy Trinity Church, South Woodham Ferrers.
Meditation Group - Next
session will be on Thursday, 1 March at
7.15pm—7.45pm in Holy Trinity Church and every Thursday evening at the same
of the Blessed Sacrament will take place in English Martyrs Catholic Church will take place on Saturday, 3 March at 10am. This will be preceded by Morning Prayer at
9.40am. Exposition of the Blessed
Sacrament will take place in Holy Trinity Church on Saturday 17 March at 10.30am to 11.30am.
Jumble Sale - Saturday 3 March at Danbury Village Hall.
Anyone who would like to donate any jumble, please contact Jacqui Wright on
1245225509 (for Danbury) or Barbara Fenn on 01245 320637 (for SWF). We need volunteers to help, if you can spare
a few hours on the day to help, please contact Jacqui or Barbara.
Reconciliation Service will take place on Monday 5 March at
7.30pm in Holy Trinity Church.
Evening - 10 March 2017 in Little Baddow
Memorial Hall at 7.00pm.
Prayer Group – The next
meeting will be on Monday 12 March,
7.30m at Holy Trinity Church. All
Preparation Classes - Session 1, Thursday 15 March at
8pm in Holy Trinity Church.
and Peace meeting takes place
on Monday, 19 March 2018, 7.30pm
in the conservatory of English Martyrs Catholic Church. Any new
members are very welcome.
goods will be on sale after all Masses the weekend of
We pray for
all our friends and their families, including: Carmel Dooley, Linda Ryan,
Ann De Boise, Penelope Middelboe, Brida Posluszny, Peter Manikam, Helen, Catherine (at D),
Sheila Hughes, Ann (V), Bill Thomas (Kath), Heather and Vic Jones, Andrew Crane, Jack Morgan(Susan’s Dad), Frank Sherry,
Laila Hunt, Karen Duliue, Betty Fitzsimmons (D), Billie James(CNH), Patricia (D), JohnsonFamily, Nula Jones (St.J), Henri
Chartier (St.J), Ada Gattone (Rocco), Kath Luton, Matthew (aged 8 years), Brída Rice, Kathryn (Catherine), Teresa Such (Nina), Melissa Turner (Lesley), Renée and Trinity, Rita
Amendah (Hanou), Kevin Newill (Jacqui), Philomena T, Doreen Amos (Sheila), Peter (Joseph), Barbara
Marlene (Sophia), Kathryn Regan,
Maureen Porter (Mark), Samuel
John Weston (Michael), O’Neill Family (McStay), Neil and
Sheena Allan, Helen Holloway (Orsi), Street family, Aisling (Deborah), Alan Patchell,
Val, Bridget Canney (Christine),
Alfred (Ray), Dorothy Dawson(Mike), Kitty O’Dell (Maureen),
Lilian Southey (NZ), Andrew Wilson (Scully), Mary Grace (Webster), Mary Canney (Christina), Joseph Singh, Daphne Taylor (Windle), Rev. Fr. Max Pereira (Doyle), Sister Patricia Mahon (Doyle), Antonipillai Christian, Raphiel Francis,
Jaccoval Francis (Sinthu and
Ronald), Patricia and Michael Bincalar,
Robert Weston (Michael), Robin Ho (Lo), Mary Dodd, Elena Golebiowski (Christina),
Failey O’Connor (Noctor), Kim
and Alfie and the Bateman family,
Ebuka Ezike (age 13, Banwo), Duncan Family (David EW), Anne Eberle (Trish), Jimmy Byrnes (Maria), Catherine Goldfain (Merryl), Chris Galise (Ted), Carol Bayliss (Maria Mc), Rosie Day (Collins), Carmel Rafferty (Sherry), Les, Michael Gaffney,
Emily Wheeler (Collins), Teresa Bird, Ann Velati, Mary Patricia Parry
(Meg), Fr. Bertie Moore (David),
Edward Wright (Jacqui), Owen Stafford (Condon), Maria Parkin (Mia), Sarah Van Stolk (Len), Joan Troy (Eastham), Carol Riley (Pauline S), Kia, George, Samuel and Evan (M), Jane
Neely (Toni King), Philomena Hayden (Maria), Reverend Carol Ball, Yvonne Bailey (Ted), Lynne Hayward(Pauline), Elisabeth Bourn, Sarah
Jessop (Collins), Clay Raybourne (O’Byrne), John Vaughan (Collins), Jim Commins (Smith), Michael Yates (Smith), Gill Jeffereys (Collins), John O’Brien.