Newsletter for 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Newsletter for 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time

By In Newsletter Blog On June 20, 2020


Cranleigh and Bramley Parish


Times of Mass and Devotions

Please see the calendar below for times and join in from home as you can –

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Please see the calendar below for times and join in from home as you can –

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12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sun 21st Stream 10am



Vespers and Benediction

Kay Walsh RIP


Tues 23rd Stream 10am Mass – in Ordinary Time Maureen and Geoff Gondice
Wed 24th Stream 7pm Mass – The Birthday of Saint John the Baptist Darnell Family’s Ints.
Thurs 25th Stream 10am Mass – in Ordinary Time Jim and Anne Dobbe
(60th Wedding anniversary)
Fri 26th Stream 10am Mass – in Ordinary Time Rosa, Jonathan, and Maverick DeVera
Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles
Sun 28th Stream 10am



Vespers and Benediction

People of the Parish
(except Sunday)
Rest assured emails and telephone messages will be received and actioned where necessary.
Email:  or Telephone 01483 272075 see website for updates

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Thank you to the eleven who volunteered to assist with stewarding so that we can once again open the doors of he church for private prayer. I appreciate it very much, and I believe so will others who feel the desire to come to the church to pray.  At the moment we cannot hold any kind of service at all which is a great sadness to me, and I know to many of you as well.  Keep praying!

Speaking of praying and the Church and the Church Building.  I think that this experience of the last few months can be fruitful for informing us of ways in which our prayer and devotional life can continue even without mass each Sunday.  Just as most parents have been organising home schooling so that their children don’t fall behind with their learning so, I would hope, parents and others will have found ways of incorporating some forms of prayer and devotion into the family daily routine.  If you haven’t, may I gently suggest that this is an important step to take together.  It hels everyone – not just children to know that prayer and study and thoughtfulness about God and the spiritual life are for everyone and for everywhere.  The home is a good place to start because it makes prayer real and pertinent to your own lives as they are.  Now, it may be that you will say that you don’t know enough about your faith.  Well, that’s a good starting point actually as we can only build spiritual lives from where we are and in the context of our own lives.  Your spiritual life will not be; cannot be identical to mine and believe it or not, mine cannot be like that of a friar, or a monk or any one else – except me.  Not even like a celibate priest.  So, like they say the best road to Dublin starts here, then so does your prayer and devotional life also start HERE where you and your family are.

Why not try this, or some of these:

• Read through the Gospel (and other readings for the coming Sunday together, as a family. You may not know what they ‘mean’ but God always speaks in some way through his Word to hearts that are seeking.  You can discuss them with your children – listen to them – they often ‘get it’.

• Say grace together at the main meal of the day, or in the evening, giving thanks for all the ‘gifts’ that have been received throughout that day.

• Read some sort of Christian book together and discuss its contents. If you live alone you could agree to do this with a friend and then talk about it on the phone or via Zoom or any other online medium.

• Go for a walk with the express intention of listening to God and seeing all His creation around you. Give thanks for the wonder of your being and ask God to use you in any way He chooses to become an instrument of his love.

• Have a prayer walk through your neighbourhood praying for the people you know (and those you don’t!) and for their intentions.

• Volunteer in some way as an offering to God for His service.

• Dig out that Rosary! Learn new ways of saying it that aren’t boring!

• Sit quietly every day for 15 mins, ½ hour, an hour and just let God’s grace wash over you.

• Loads of other things – including watching the livestream from Church.

With my love

Fr David

300 Club Winners                     June 2020

1st                                                           2nd                                                               3rd

Eugene McGivern                                 Isabel Healey                                         Fran Pickett


and to the current date for the whole year.  The shortfall is entirely due to the lack of a collection during mass.  You could help your parish by transferring your Weakly Offering away from envelopes to a Standing Order (very easy to set up) or you could post cheques to the Parish Office and they can be banked or even use the Diocesan JustGiving Page if you think that is best.  The Diocesan Finance Office then transfer the funds to our parish bank account for us.

Financial Information May 2020



Month of May

So far this year

  £6,651 £8,333 £30,739 £41,666

Guardian Angel Prayer – to be said before mass.

This version was contained in the Pastoral Letter by Cardinal Nichols

Dear Guardian Angel,

go for me to the church, there kneel down at Mass for me.  At the Offertory, take me to God, and offer Him my service: What I am, what I have, offer as my gift.

At the Consecration, with your seraphic strength, adore my Saviour truly present, praying for those who have loved me, for those who have offended me, and for those now deceased, that the blood of Jesus may purify them all.

During Holy Communion, bring to me the Body and Blood of Jesus uniting Him with me in spirit, so that my heart may become His dwelling place. Plead with Him, that through His sacrifice all people throughout the world may be saved.

When the Mass ends, bring home to me and to every home, the Lord’s blessing. Amen


Sunday 21 June 2020

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Make me a channel of your peace

Where there is hatred let me bring Your love

Where there is injury, your pardon Lord

And where there’s doubt, true faith in You:


Oh Master, grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love with all your soul!

Make me a channel of your peace:

Where there’s despair in life let me bring hope,

Where there is darkness, only light,

And where there’s sadness, ever joy:


Make me a channel of your peace:

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,

In giving to all men that we receive,

And in dying that we’re born to eternal life.



Grant, O Lord,

that we may always revere and love your holy name,

for you never deprive of your guidance

those you set firm on the foundation of your love.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever.

First reading

Jeremiah 20:10-13

He has delivered the soul of the needy from the hands of evil men

Jeremiah said:

I hear so many disparaging me,

‘”Terror from every side!”

Denounce him! Let us denounce him!’

All those who used to be my friends

watched for my downfall,

‘Perhaps he will be seduced into error.

Then we will master him

and take our revenge!’

But the Lord is at my side, a mighty hero;

my opponents will stumble, mastered,

confounded by their failure;

everlasting, unforgettable disgrace will be theirs.

But you, O Lord of Hosts, you who probe with justice,

who scrutinise the loins and heart,

let me see the vengeance you will take on them,

for I have committed my cause to you.

Sing to the Lord,

praise the Lord,

for he has delivered the soul of the needy

from the hands of evil men.

Responsorial Psalm                                                                                                                            Psalm 68(69):8-10,14,17,33-35

In your great love, answer me, O Lord.


It is for you that I suffer taunts,

that shame covers my face,

that I have become a stranger to my brothers,

an alien to my own mother’s sons.

I burn with zeal for your house

and taunts against you fall on me. R/.

This is my prayer to you,

my prayer for your favour.

In your great love, answer me, O God,

with your help that never fails:

Lord, answer, for your love is kind;

in your compassion, turn towards me. R/.

The poor when they see it will be glad

and God-seeking hearts will revive;

for the Lord listens to the needy

and does not spurn his servants in their chains.

Let the heavens and the earth give him praise,

the sea and all its living creatures. R/.

Second reading

Romans 5:12-15

The gift considerably outweighed the fall

Sin entered the world through one man, and through sin death, and thus death has spread through the whole human race because everyone has sinned. Sin existed in the world long before the Law was given. There was no law and so no one could be accused of the sin of ‘law-breaking’, yet death reigned over all from Adam to Moses, even though their sin, unlike that of Adam, was not a matter of breaking a law.

Adam prefigured the One to come, but the gift itself considerably outweighed the fall. If it is certain that through one man’s fall so many died, it is even more certain that divine grace, coming through the one man, Jesus Christ, came to so many as an abundant free gift.

Gospel Acclamation


Alleluia, alleluia!

The Word was made flesh and lived among us:

to all who did accept him

he gave power to become children of God.


Gospel                                                                                                                                                          Matthew 10:26-33

Do not be afraid of those who kill the body

Jesus instructed the Twelve as follows: ‘Do not be afraid. For everything that is now covered will be uncovered, and everything now hidden will be made clear. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the daylight; what you hear in whispers, proclaim from the housetops.

‘Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; fear him rather who can destroy both body and soul in hell. Can you not buy two sparrows for a penny? And yet not one falls to the ground without your Father knowing. Why, every hair on your head has been counted. So there is no need to be afraid; you are worth more than hundreds of sparrows.

‘So if anyone declares himself for me in the presence of men, I will declare myself for him in the presence of my Father in heaven. But the one who disowns me in the presence of men, I will disown in the presence of my Father in heaven.’

Offertory Hymn

God is love: his the care,

tending each, ev’rywhere,

God is love, all is there!

Jesus came to show him,

that we all might know him!


Sing aloud, loud, loud!

sing aloud, loud, loud!

God is good! God is truth!

God is beauty! Praise him!

None can see God above;

we can share life and love;

thus may we Godward move,

finding him in creation,

holding ev’ry nation. [Refrain]

Jesus lived on the earth,

hope and life brought to birth

and affirmed human worth,

for he came to save us

by the truth he gave us. [Refrain]

To our Lord praise we sing,

light and life, friend and King,

coming down, love to bring,

pattern for our duty,

showing God in beauty. [Refrain]

Prayer over the Offerings

Receive, O Lord, the sacrifice of conciliation and praise

and grant that, cleansed by its action,

we may make offering of a heart pleasing to you.

Through Christ our Lord.

Communion Antiphon                                                                                                                        Ps 144: 15

The eyes of all look to you, Lord,

and you give them their food in due season.


Jn 10: 11, 15

I am the Good Shepherd,

and I lay down my life for my sheep, says the Lord.

Prayer after Communion

Renewed and nourished

by the Sacred Body and Precious Blood of your Son,

we ask of your mercy, O Lord,

that what we celebrate with constant devotion

may be our sure pledge of redemption.

Through Christ our Lord.

Prayer for Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament.

I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You.

Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

Recessional Hymn – organ voluntary

Longing for light, we wait in darkness.

Longing for truth, we turn to you.

Make us your own, your holy people,

Light for the world to see.

Christ, be our light!
Shine in our hearts.
Shine through the darkness.

Christ, be our light!

Shine in your church gathered today.

Longing for peace, our world is troubled.

Longing for hope, many despair.

Your word alone has power to save us.

Make us your living voice. R/.

Longing for food, many are hungry.

Longing for water, many still thirst.

Make us your bread, broken for others,

Shared until all are fed. R/.

Longing for shelter, many are homeless.

Longing for warmth, many are cold.

Make us your building, sheltering others,

Walls made of living stone. R/.

Many the gifts, many the people,

Many the hearts that yearn to belong.

Let us be servants to one another,

Making your kingdom come. R/.

Here is a link to the Liturgy of Mass readings for you to use.  It gives all the daily readings for Mass free of charge. It’s run by the Redemptorists and recommended by Jane Harding (no less!)

Website is


Please keep your mass intentions coming!  Mass is still being offered daily and being offered for their intentions as in the above calendar, please join in with the streamed Masses.  Intentions can be emailed to


Weekly Offerings: are still welcomed! The best way is to contribute by asking your bank to set up a standing order.   If you cannot or do not wish to donate to parish funds via Standing Order please feel free to drop an envelope into the letterboxes outside parish office and the sacristy door of St Thomas More.

Bank Details for Standing order to HSBC below:

RCD A&B Cranleigh and Bramley Parish

(written exactly like that)

Account number is 11126466,

Sort code 40-05-20.

Pokot Appeal

I have received the following appeals from Fr Sean at the Rotu Mission and Fr Paul at the Barpello Mission School.

Fr Paul is asking for help towards the cost of  his tree planting project which will be undertaken by people from two of his nearby villages who will be paid in much needed food for their work. The food plants they had sown earlier in the year failed when the rains dried up. The total cost of the project comes to £2,125, or approximately £5 per tree. If anyone would like to see the page of calculations etc which Fr Paul include in his appeal, please let me know. In addition to it showing the cost of the maze and beans he proposes to buy for this present project, it also records that the £1040 we sent him in April was used to provide 150 Households with 15 Kgs of Maize each; and 135 Households with 10 Kgs of Beans each.

Fr Sean is hoping we can help him defray the cost of repairs to the  Mission’s Borehole pump which is the main source of water for the village. The cost includes  the purchase of a new handle, plus transportation and lodging costs to and from Nairobi and Nakuru,  He has also had to buy new tyres for the Mission quad bike after many punctures and long disappeared treads! The total cost of both projects was over £1,000 which he has had to borrow from Mission funds already earmarked for other projects.

How to donate

The easiest way, particularly in the present circumstances, would be by online bank transfer and if you contact me I will let you have details.  Alternatively, you could put your donation in one of the orange Pound a Week Group envelopes and place it in the post box at the Parish Office in Cranleigh. Fr David tells me that he is hoping to install by the weekend a similar post box on the wall beside the door to the Sacristy at St Thomas More church and that can be used for donations as well. If all else fails, you could post a cheque to me at the address below.

If donations exceed the £3,125, I propose to give the balance to Fr Sean for his food programmes for the nursery and primary school children and the elderly.





Cranleigh and Bramley Parish

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