Please remember with the whole Church,our Pope Francis and those who hold high office under him.(The Holy Father’s Intentions For Prayer 2017)March 2017Support for Persecuted Christians.That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.In our own Parish, we pray for all parishioners and visitors;for those who are unable to be with us today, the sickand the housebound and those who care for them,and all who have asked for our prayers, includingall the people mentioned in our sick list books (see below)All those who have died recently, and all those whose anniversaries occur at this time. May they rest in peace.We pray for ourselves and all who attend the Churches in our Diocese,The parishes we pray for this week will be namedduring our bidding prayers at Mass on Sunday.May we be always guided and strengthened by the Holy Spirit working together in harmony, for the glory of God.Amen
Hail Mary,full of GraceThe Lord is with Thee.Blessed art Thou among women, and blessed is the Fruit of Thy Womb, Jesus.Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.Thy kingdom come. Thy will be doneon 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. Amen.
Hail Holy QueenHail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy!Our life, our sweetness, and our hope!To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve;to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.Turn, then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us;and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Amen.
The English Martyrs (Presbytery) 2 East Street, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1EP
The English Martyrs, St Joseph’s and St Peter’s
Parish of The English Martyrs
One Family Parish
At Mass and in Your Prayers This Week
The names of all the sick people in our parish can befound in a book at the back of each of our three churches,The English Martyrs, Chard, St. Joseph’s, Ilminster and St. Peter’s, Crewkerne. You can add the name of anyone who is sick in your family or in the parish, include any friend or anyone in the community we belong to.The books will be included in the offertory procession, and placed on the Altar.There is always somebody in need of our prayers.Please note that the list will be updated on a monthly basis.