Second Sunday in Lent | March 16, 2014 | 10:30 am
Welcome We acknowledge our presence on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples.
Welcome to St. James’, especially if you are a newcomer or visitor. Children of all ages are fully welcome at every liturgy. We hope that you will enjoy your visit here with us. Please help us to get to know you by introducing yourself to one of the clergy. VISION STATEMENT Discovering the beauty of holiness in our lives and neighbourhood, by living a Christ-centred sacramental life rooted in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. MISSION OBJECTIVES To be a beacon for all as a neighbourhood and destination church where we invite and welcome friends, family and strangers into our midst; To deepen our life of prayer and formation in Christ; To develop relationships and fellowship in open, honest and spiritual ways among parishioners, with our neighbours, and those in need; To pursue and practice justice and mercy for the imparting of the Kingdom of God within and beyond the Parish; To maintain financial equilibrium, develop our reserves and optimize the use of our assets to ensure the preservation of our sacred space and ministry from generation to generation, to the everlasting glory of God. ______________________________________________________________________ TODAY 9:30 AM Formation: “St. Teresa of Avila,” with Sister Mary Christian Cross 9:45 AM Rosary Prayers, Lady Chapel 10:30 AM High Mass 12:00 PM Coffee Hour, Parish Hall 12:15 PM Confirmation/Re-affirmation/Reception, May Gutteridge Room 5:00 PM Evening Prayer, Blessed Sacrament Chapel ______________________________________________________________________
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Before Mass If you require assistance at any time, please speak to one of the welcomers at the Church entrance (narthex). As a friendly reminder, please turn off all electronic devices that might disrupt worship. In the interest of security, please keep purses and other valuables with you at all times. Wireless hearing amplifiers are available. Washrooms can be accessed through the doors on the left hand side at the back of the church on the opposite side to the entrance. Your family is welcome at St. Jamesâ€™. Children may remain in the Church during the service: there is a play area with toys and colouring books in the back of the church. The sacrament of reconciliation (confession) is available. Speak with a priest to make an appointment. The Mass booklet contains all the prayers and information required to participate in the Mass. The directions given in this booklet to stand, sit and kneel are offered as guidelines to those who are able. The symbol + indicates when to make the sign of the cross. It is also customary to make a discreet bow at the name of Jesus.
You are encouraged to take the opportunity before Mass for silence, stillness and prayer. Please refrain from talking before Mass begins. We adore you, most Holy Lord Jesus Christ here and in all your churches throughout all the world; and we bless you because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world. St. Francis of Assisi
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A Reflection Today while beseeching Our Lord to speak for me because I wasn’t able to think of anything to say nor did I know how to begin to carry out this obedience, there came to my mind what I shall now speak about, that which will provide us with a basis to begin with. It is that we consider our soul to be like a castle made entirely out of a diamond or of very clear crystal, in which there are many rooms, just as in heaven there are any dwelling places. For in reflecting upon it carefully, Sisters, we realize that the soul of the just person is nothing else but a paradise where the Lord says He finds His delight. So then, what do you think that abode will be like where a King so powerful, so wise, so pure, so full of all good things takes His delight? I don’t find anything comparable to the magnificent beauty of a soul and its marvelous capacity. Indeed our intellects, however keen, can hardly comprehend it, just as they cannot comprehend God; but He Himself says that He created us in His own image and likeness. From Interior Castle: The First Dwelling Places, Chap 1, Collected Works of S. Teresa of Avila, Vol. 2, ICS: Washington D.C., 1980 The beginner [of prayer] must look upon himself as one setting out to make a garden for the Lord’s pleasure, on most unfruitful soil which abounds in weeds. His Majesty roots up the weeds and will put in good plants instead. Let us reckon that this is already done when a soul decides to practice prayer and has begun to do so. We have then, as good gardeners, with God’s help to make these plants grow, and water them carefully so that they do not die, but produce flowers, which give out a good smell, to delight this Lord of ours. Then He will often come to take His pleasure in this garden and enjoy these virtues. From Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself, Chap. 11, Penquin Books: London, England, 1987
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Entrance Rite At the entrance of the clergy and servers all stand.
THE GREAT LITANY Stand All
O God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth, Have mercy upon us.
O God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy upon us.
O God the Holy Ghost, Sanctifier of the faithful, Have mercy upon us.
O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, one God, Have mercy upon us.
Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of God our Saviour Jesus Christ, Pray for us.
All holy angels and Archangels and all holy orders of blessed spirits, Pray for us.
All holy Patriarchs, and Prophets, Apostles, Martyrs, Confessors & Virgins, and all the blessed company of heaven, Pray for us.
Remember not, Lord Christ, our offenses, nor the offenses of our forefathers; neither reward us according to our sins. Spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with thy most precious blood, and by thy mercy preserve us for ever. Spare us, good Lord.
From all evil and wickedness; from sin; from the crafts and assaults of the devil; and from everlasting damnation, Good Lord, deliver us.
From all blindness of heart; from pride, vainglory, and hypocrisy; from envy, hatred, and malice; and from all want of charity, Good Lord, deliver us.
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From all inordinate and sinful affections; and from all the deceits of the world, the flesh, and the devil, Good Lord, deliver us.
From all false doctrine, heresy, and schism; from hardness of heart, and contempt of thy Word and commandment, Good Lord, deliver us.
From lightning and tempest; from earthquake, fire, and flood; from plague, pestilence, and famine, Good Lord, deliver us.
From all oppression, conspiracy, and rebellion; from violence, battle, and murder; and from dying suddenly and unprepared, Good Lord, deliver us.
By the mystery of thy holy Incarnation; by thy holy Nativity and submission to the Law; by thy Baptism, Fasting, and Temptation, Good Lord, deliver us.
By thine Agony and Bloody Sweat; by thy Cross and Passion; by thy precious Death and Burial; by thy glorious Resurrection and Ascension; and by the Coming of the Holy Ghost, Good Lord, deliver us.
In all time of our tribulation; in all time of our prosperity; in the hour of death, and in the day of judgment, Good Lord, deliver us.
We sinners do beseech thee to hear us, O Lord God; and that it may please thee to rule and govern thy holy Church Universal in the right way, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to illumine all bishops, priests, and deacons, with true knowl edge and understanding of thy Word; and that both by their preaching and living, they may set it forth, and show it accordingly, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to bless and keep all thy people, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
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That it may please thee to send forth laborers into thy harvest, and to draw all mankind into thy kingdom, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to give to all people increase of grace to hear and receive thy Word, and to bring forth the fruits of the Spirit, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to bring into the way of truth all such as have erred, and are deceived, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to give us a heart to love and fear thee, and diligently to live after thy commandments, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee so to rule the hearts of thy servants, Elizabeth our Queen, the leaders of this nation and all others in authority, that they may do justice, and love mercy, and walk in the ways of truth, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to make wars to cease in all the world; to give to all nations unity, peace, and concord; and to bestow freedom upon all peoples, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to show thy pity upon all prisoners and captives, the homeless and the hungry, and all who are desolate and oppressed, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to give and preserve to our use the bountiful fruits of the earth, so that in due time all may enjoy them, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to inspire us, in our several callings, to do the work which thou givest us to do with singleness of heart as thy servants, and for the common good, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to preserve all who are in danger by reason of their labor or their travel, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
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That it may please thee to preserve, and provide for, all women in childbirth, young children and orphans, the widowed, and all whose homes are broken or torn by strife, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to visit the lonely; to strengthen all who suffer in mind, body, and spirit; and to comfort with thy presence those who are failing and infirm, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to support, help, and comfort all who are in danger, necessity, and tribulation, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to have mercy upon all mankind, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to give us true repentance; to forgive us all our sins, negligences, and ignorances; and to endue us with the grace of thy Holy Spirit to amend our lives according to thy holy Word, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to forgive our enemies, persecutors, and slanderers, and to turn their hearts, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to strengthen such as do stand; to comfort and help the weakhearted; to raise up those who fall; and finally to beat down Satan under our feet, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to grant to all the faithful departed+ eternal life and peace, remembering particularly â€Ś and those whose anniversaries are at this time. We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to grant that, in the fellowship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. James, and all the saints, we may attain to thy heavenly kingdom, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
Son of God, we beseech thee to hear us. Son of God, we beseech thee to hear us.
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O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy upon us.
O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, Grant us thy peace.
O Christ, hear us. O Christ, hear us.
INTROIT Remember, O Lord, your compassion and love, for they are from everlasting; do not let our enemies triumph over us; deliver Israel, O God, out of all his troubles. Reminiscere (Mode IV)
KYRIE ELEISON Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us.
Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison. Kyrie eleison. Missa XII (Pater cuncta) â€“ plainsong
COLLECT OF THE DAY Celebrant All
The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray. Almighty God, whose Son was revealed in majesty before he suffered death upon the cross, give us faith to perceive his glory, that being strengthened by his grace we may be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.
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The Liturgy of the Word OLD TESTAMENT READING
A reading from the Book of Genesis. Now the Lord said to Abram, "Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Genesis 12:1-4A
The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
A cantor sings the antiphon first; the people repeat it thereafter.
I lift up my eyes to the hills; from where is my help to come? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. Antiphon The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; it is he who shall keep you safe. The Lord shall watch over your going out and your coming in, from this time forth for evermore. Antiphon Psalm 121:1-2, 7-8
EPISTLE READING Sub-deacon
A reading from the Letter of Paul to the Romans. What then are we to say was gained by Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness." Now to one who works, wages are not reckoned as a gift but as something due. But to one who without works trusts him who justifies the ungodly, HIGH MASS | 11
such faith is reckoned as righteousness. For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith. If it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. For the law brings wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there violation. For this reason it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants, not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham (for he is the father of all of us, as it is written, "I have made you the father of many nations")-in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
As the deer longs for the water brooks, so longs my soul for you, O God. My soul is athirst for God, athirst for the living God; when shall I come to appear before God? Sicut cervus (Mode VIII)
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All stand and turn to face the book of the Gospels
Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God." Jesus answered him, "Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above." Nicodemus said to him, "How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother's womb and be born?" Jesus answered, "Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be astonished that I said to you, 'You must be born from above.' The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit." Nicodemus said to him, "How can these things be?" Jesus answered him, "Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things? Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, what whoever believes in him may have eternal life. For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him." John 3:1-17
Be Seated Mother Joyce Locht (At the conclusion of the sermon, silence is kept)
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CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION Deacon
Ye that do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead the new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways: draw near with faith, and take this holy sacrament to your comfort; and make your humble confession to almighty God. Kneel
Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things and judge of all people: We acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we from time to time most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, against thy divine majesty. We do earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings. HIGH MASS | 15
Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever hereafter Serve and please thee In newness of life, To the honour and glory of thy name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Celebrant
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all them that with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him: have mercy upon you; + pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The ministers and people may greet one another in the name of the Lord in the customary way. You may choose not to shake hands at the Peace. A simple exchange of “Peace be with you” with eye contact and a nod, or a bow, is a good substitute.
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The Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist OFFERTORY & PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS
I delight in your commandments, which I have always loved. I will lift up my hands to your commandments, which I have loved. Meditabor (Mode II)
THE OFFERTORY HYMN
The People sing the hymn while the People’s gifts of bread, wine and money are brought forward. 76 Green Hymn Book (New English Hymnal) – Take Up Thy Cross, the Saviour Said
SURSUM CORDA & PROPER PREFACE
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It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times and in all places, give thanks unto thee: O Lord, holy Father, almighty, everlasting God: creator and preserver of all things. Who hast bidden us thy faithful people to cleanse our hearts and to prepare with joy for the paschal feast; that reborn through the waters of baptism, and renewed in the Eucharistic mystery, we may be more fervent in prayer and more generous in works of love. Therefore with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious name; evermore praising thee and saying:
SANCTUS & BENEDICTUS Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth. Pleni sunt cĂŚli et terra Gloria tua. Hosanna in excelsis. + Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini: Hosanna in excelsis.
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, Heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord most high. + Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest. Missa XII (Pater cuncta) â€“ plainsong
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PRAYER OF CONSECRATION Celebrant
Blessing and glory and thanksgiving be unto thee, almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of thy tender mercy didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to take our nature upon him, and to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption; who made there, by his one oblation of himself once offered, a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the whole world; and did institute, and in his holy gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memorial of that his precious death, until his coming again. Hear us, O merciful Father, we most humbly beseech thee; and grant that we receiving these thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ’s holy institution, in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers of his most blessed body and blood; who, in the same night that he was betrayed, took bread; and, when he had given thanks, he brake it; and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you: Do this in remembrance of me.” + Likewise after supper he took the cup; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink ye all, of this; for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the remission of sins: Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me.” +
Wherefore, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, we thy humble servants with all thy holy Church, remembering the precious death of thy beloved Son, his mighty resurrection, and glorious ascension, and looking for his coming again in glory, do make before thee, in this sacrament of the holy bread of eternal life and the cup of everlasting salvation, the memorial which he hath commanded. We praise thee, we bless thee, we thank thee and we pray to thee, Lord our God. And we entirely desire thy fatherly goodness mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, most humbly beseeching thee to grant, that by the merits and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in his blood, we and all thy whole Church may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his passion; And we pray that by the power of thy Holy Spirit, all we who are partakers of this holy communion may be fulfilled with thy grace + and heavenly benediction; through Jesus Christ our Lord, by whom and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen. HIGH MASS | 19
BREAKING OF THE BREAD
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We do not presume to come to this thy table, O merciful Lord, Trusting in our own righteousness, But in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy So much as to gather up the crumbs under thy table. But thou art the same Lord, Whose property is always to have mercy: Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, So to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, And to drink his blood, That we may evermore dwell in him, And he in us. Amen.
AGNUS DEI Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: miserere nobis. Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: miserere nobis Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: dona nobis pacem.
Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world : have mercy upon us. Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world: have mercy upon us. Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world: grant us thy peace. Missa XII (Pater cuncta) â€“ plainsong
All who are baptized and believe Christ present in this sacrament are invited to come forward for communion. Those who are unable to receive communion, or do not yet receive, are invited to come forward for a blessing. To indicate you wish a blessing, fold your arms rather than holding out your hand for the Sacrament. When coming forward to receive, please approach from the centre aisle only and follow the directions of the attendant standing at the head of the aisle. Please return to your seat via the side aisles. When you receive the Holy Bread please consume it immediately. It is no longer permissible to intinct the Holy Bread in the Holy Wine. You may choose not to receive the Holy Wine from the chalice at this time. If so, once you have received the Holy Bread please remain kneeling and fold your arms to indicate that you do not wish to receive from the chalice.
COMMUNION ANTIPHON If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. Psalm The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous: and his ears are open to their cry. Qui vult venire (Mode I)
Sit or kneel
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Concluding Rite PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
Celebrant All Celebrant
The Lord be with you. And with thy spirit. Let us pray. Creator of heaven and earth, we thank thee for these holy mysteries, which bring us now a share in the life to come, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
SOLEMN PRAYER OVER THE PEOPLE AND BLESSING
Bow down before the Lord.
Keep this thy family, Lord, with thy never-failing mercy, that relying solely on the help of thy heavenly grace, they may be upheld by thy divine protection; through Christ our Lord. Amen. And the blessing of God almighty, the + Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit be amongst you and remain with you always. Amen.
Notices and announcements may be given. DISMISSAL
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Please take this booklet away with you to aid in your own reflection, prayers, and for your information.
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The Thurible RECTOR’S NOTES “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (1 Kings 19) As if God didn’t know. But perhaps the Lord wanted to hear his prophet’s own status update for himself. Elijah, the first of the great prophets was on the run. In ninth century northern Israel, beating and extinguishing the ministers of the established religion – the prophets of Baal – was a career-ending and life-ending choice. Only six chapters in First and Second Books of Kings (1 Kings 17-19, 21 and 2 Kings 1-2) contain the entire narrative cycle about Elijah. The episodes of his prophetic life are a great read: prophetic meteorology, gastronomic miracles, resurrection, competitive oblations, murder, intrigue, theophany, succession planning and a fiery ascension – there is more in the plot line than in many a novel! Mount Carmel in northern Israel was the crucible of the action. King Ahab (1 Kings 18) called together the prophets of Baal on Mt. Carmel. Elijah issued a challenge to them and their god. Two bulls were prepared for sacrifice. The prophets of Baal and Elijah the prophet of Yahweh compete by calling upon their respective gods to send fire for the sacrifice. (It was prophetic
forerunner of the Olympics.) Elijah aced the opposing prophets and had them killed. Two millennia later, during the crusades in the twelfth century, Christians began to live as hermits on Mount Carmel. They, “following the example of Elijah, a holy man and a lover of solitude, adopted a solitary life-style on Mount Carmel, near a spring called Elijah’s Fountain.” http:// www.carmelites.net/about/ history/ So began the Order of Carmelites. “Two great figures in the Bible have inspired Carmelites through their 800-year history. Elijah, the fiery prophet of Carmel, and Mary, the mother of Jesus, have helped the community see how to be contemplative and active; prayerful and prophetic; reflective and apostolic. Elijah and Mary are human models. Just as many of us wonder about the best way to live our lives, they felt paralyzing fear, faced difficult questions, and were hurt deeply because of choices they made.”
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Lent is a time when we may hear Christ ask us, “What are you doing here?” Where are we in our baptismal vocation and ministry? Fr. Mark Greenaway-Robbins THE THURIBLE | 25
TODAY AT ST. JAMES’ MORNING PRAYER 8:00 am in the Church. LOW MASS 8:30 am in the Church. FORMATION SESSION 9:30 am in the Bishop’s Room. ROSARY PRAYERS – THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES 9:45 am in the Lady Chapel.
HIGH MASS 10:30 am in the Church. COFFEE HOUR 12:00 pm in the Parish Hall. CONFIRMATION/RE-AFFIRMATION/RECEPTION 12:15 pm in the May Gutteridge Room. EVENING PRAYER 5:00 pm Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
FORMATION ON SUNDAY FORMATION ON SUNDAY: TODAY Sr. Mary Christian Cross on St. Teresa of Avila 9:30 am, Bishop’s Room It is often said that the Community of the Sisters of the Love of God, in Fairacres, Oxford, is a community of Anglican Carmelites. Although this is not true the Founders of the Community in the early 20th Century did draw on the spirituality of the Carmelites (as well as a number of other existing contemplative orders in the Roman Catholic Church) when they were putting together a “modern rule.” There are many ways in which the ethos of Carmel is present in the life of S.L.G. so that to be part of that community means absorbing Carmelite spirituality through St. Teresa’s teaching of the life of prayer and action. She still has much to teach all of us in the 21st Century. SPEAKING PERSONALLY . . . Mother Mary Clare of the Sisters of the Love of God, Fairacres, writing in her pamphlet “Carmelite Ascent” tells of St. Teresa as a woman in whom “the dichotomy of prayer and action is resolved by her wholehearted self-giving to God and so her life of action and her experience of prayer become the one expression of her total commitment of love.” She goes on to describe St. Teresa in the following terms: “A lover of God and man, witty vivacious, she possesses that genuine overflow of the love of God which embraces mankind and all the good things of life as part of that love of God which is the source of all life and creativeness. Nothing is too small for her love and interest, nothing lies outside her concern, so that after reading of her understanding of contemplation in the Seventh Mansion of The Interior Castle, we can then pass on to one of her letters to her brother and see no contradiction in going from the sublime to the trivial.
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She writes to Don Lorenzo, ‘We have all prayed a good deal for your health. I send you some quinces for the cook to make into jam for your dessert and also a pot of marmalade for you, and another for the prioress of St. Joseph’s who tells me she is very weak. Tell her to eat it all herself and give none of yours to anyone else, but take it yourself for love of me’”. In the same pamphlet M. Mary Clare writes: “The reform [St. Teresa] brought about in the Carmelite life was aimed principally at preparing the nuns to receive the gift of contemplation if God should grant it, and to see that every Carmelite convent should become a citadel of prayer and penance to underpin the life and work of the Church and the priesthood. This is consistent with the aim and purpose of all contemplatives today, whether living within or without the cloister.” At St. James’ we might want to ask ourselves if our life of worship and service has as its aim to become such a citadel of prayer and penance which can support the life and work of the Church and the priesthood in the 21st Century as St. Teresa counselled her nuns in the 16th.
Quotations from Mother Mary Clare, SLG “The Carmelite Ascent” by permission of the Editor of SLG Press. Sr. Mary Christian Cross FORMATION DURING LENT: CLASSIC DEVOTIONAL WORKS 23 March Tim Firth on Jean Pierre de Caussade 30 March Fr. Mark on the Philokalia 6 April Fr. Matthew on Christopher Smart's Jubilate Agno
GROWING IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD SESSIONS FOR CONFIRMATION / RE-AFFIRMATION / RECEPTION TODAY Sunday, March 16, 12:15 pm approx. after High Mass in the May Gutteridge Room All welcome. Come and explore what’s on offer. Ask Fr. Mark for more information. SORRENTO CENTRE RETREAT & CONFERENCE CENTRE The Centre is owned and operated by the Anglican Church as an outreach place of learning, relaxation and spiritual growth for all who wish to come. Founded 50 years ago on the shores of beautiful Shuswap Lake it offers facilities and amenities for the whole family. This is a good year to discover its beauty. To get a better sense of the place, accommodation, facilities and programs go to the web site: www.sorrento-centre.bc.ca
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RESOURCING OUR FAITH TOP TIPS FOR THE OBSERVANCE OF LENT 1) Remember the goal of our Lenten journey – participation in the paschal mystery. The aim of Lent is to prepare us for the celebration of the passion, death and resurrection of Christ – the paschal mystery. Lent is a time of repentance, metanoia, a change of heart and mind, which is conversion. 2) Now’s the time to book Holy Week in your schedule. Since Holy Week is the culmination of our lenten observance, prepare now to attend as much of the liturgy as possible. Why would you not prioritize a date with Jesus? Make a commitment to attend the liturgies of Holy Week. Spill ink in your diary. Save those dates in your calendar.
desires requires perseverance, prayer and patience. It is a season of grace when you can recommit to be in partnership with the grace of God. Suffering and joy are finely woven – be prepared for each. 6) Reconciliation is to be expected. Reconciliation is the fruit of God’s work of redemption. Examine your life before God. Confess your sin. Seek absolution. Make amends whenever possible. Live the resurrected-life of Christ. Meet Jesus Christ in scripture, in the sacrament of reconciliation and in silence. Meet Jesus Christ through practicing mercy. 7) Lent is not a private enterprise – we are in this together. Your sin diminishes the whole body of Christ. Your practice of mercy enriches the whole Church. Your conversion to Christ infuses all Christians with grace. Fr. Mark Greenaway-Robbins, Ash Wednesday, 2014. STATIONS OF THE CROSS ON FRIDAYS 12:45 pm Stations of the cross will be prayed on Fridays in Lent.
3) Be careful what you say about your practices. Keep your lenten practices between you and God. Talk surrounding what you have given up and what you have taken up is often a cause of pride, competition and failure. Make your vow before God and share your practices with caution, only to seek spiritual guidance. 4) Give up sin. Take up the practice of mercy. Whatever you give up – all fasting and abstinence – has the ultimate purpose of equipping you to fast from sin. Don’t confuse the means with the end. Conversely, every practice you take up this Lent has one ultimate purpose – to enable you to practice mercy in all your relationships. 5) Lent is hard (although grace-filled). God’s work of conversion is life-changing. The reorientation of your heart and mind, your body and
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SERMON NOTES: Copies of recent sermons, are available in the Narthex and online, at www.stjames.bc.ca. SERMONS ON VIDEO Don’t forget to check out videos of our sermons online, at www.stjames.bc.ca.
LITURGY LENT, HOLY WEEK AND EASTER 2014 BROCHURE Wondering what’s happening at St. James’ during Lent and Holy Week? Pick up a copy of this brochure that provides all the events, dates, times and details. Please take extra copies to give to others.
Available in the Narthex and online at: http://tinyurl.com/lrtf63n
QUOTE OF THIS WEEK
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE SPRING BARGAIN SALE: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Women’s Guild invites you to join them in sorting sale goods on Tuesday, March 23rd, from 9:00 am onwards, and then to help sell on Friday, March 28. The Friday schedule is: 10:00 am Refreshments 11:00 am -12:30 pm Sale 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Clean-up For more information please call Pamela Jeacocke at 604-321-2213. Your donations of items for sale are still welcome and may be left at the back of the Upper Hall marked BARGAIN SALE. All household items are welcome, including dishes, kitchen utensils, small appliances (vacuum cleaners in good working order), bedding and towels, clean used clothing and footwear for all ages, books, CDs, jewelry and other treasures. Please note: the Guild does not accept TVs or other electronics. Pamela Jeacocke & Mary Ann Currie
This Lent, choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness. Choose relationship. Choose to embrace vulnerability. Choose to grow. Choose to live without regrets. Choose not only to empty ourselves, but to allow God to fill that space so that we may give that gift to those with whom we walk in life. http://www.carmelites.net/news/invitation-livingashes/ Fr. David Genders, O.Carm , Third Order Carmelites
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OUR PARISH RECTOR ON LEAVE Fr. Mark will be on leave March 17-23, and he will be on a silent retreat at Westminster Abbey March 2428. YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE CROSS AND THOMAS TRAHERNE As I prepare the Holy Week addresses, I am inviting your input on these words of Thomas Traherne: "The Cross is the abyss of wonders, the centre of desires, the school of virtues, the house of wisdom, the throne of love, the theatre of joys, and the place of sorrows; It is the root of happiness, and the gate of Heaven." (Centuries of Meditation 1.58) The addresses will use each image as a point of departure for reflecting on the meaning of the Cross. (This is outlined in the brochure Lent, Holy Week and Easter 2014.) How does this text help you pray and reflect on the Cross of Christ? How does it give you new insight into the mystery of the Cross, indeed the paschal mystery? Please offer your input by email, phone, on paper to the Office, or to me in person by April 2nd. The Centuries of Meditation can be read at http:// www.spiritofprayer.com/00introcenturies.php Reliable information about Traherne can be accessed at http://www.thomastraherneassociation.org. Your input is most welcome since it will help to strengthen our journey together during Holy Week. Fr. Mark
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DIDO’S “DID YOU KNOW?” A great influence on the development of the Carmelite Order and spirituality was Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada, better known as Teresa of Avila, who joined the Convent of the Incarnation in Avila, Spain in 1535 when she was 20 years old . . . For Teresa, Carmelite communities were to have no divisions, hierarchies, or special privilege. “All must be friends, all must be loved, all must be held dear, all must be helped,” she wrote. During her short 24 years of life from 1873 to 1897, a Carmelite nun from Normandy, Therese of Lisieux, expressed amazing insights into life and a simple recipe for holiness. Her meditations on being a “little one” of God and putting all her trust in God led to an abandonment of her own way and desires, an emptying process that allowed space to be filled with God’s gifts. Edith Stein, a martyr of the Holocaust, was an unlikely Carmelite. She grew up in an observant Jewish family in Wroclaw, Poland, but during her college years she could not believe in a personal God and called herself an atheist. Her studies included philosophy, psychology, and medieval Christian writers. She also read St. Teresa of Avila’s autobiography, which touched her deeply. In 1922, she was baptized in St. Martin Church, Bergzabern. In 1933, she joined the Carmel of Cologne and took the name Teresa Benedict of the Cross. Edith and her sister, Rosa, were both killed at Auschwitz in 1942.
See http://www.carmelites.net/about/history/ carmelite-saints-in-europe/
SAINTS THIS WEEK St. Patrick Missionary, Bishop in, and Patron of, Ireland, 461 March 17
Saint Joseph of Nazareth Patron of Canada March 19
Today we honour Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, who brought Christianity to the northern tribes of that country in the early fifth century.
Today we honour Saint Joseph, the carpenter of Nazareth who was husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the foster-father of Jesus Christ.
A native of Cornwall or Devon, he was kidnapped by Irish pirates who sold him into slavery in their homeland. Six years later he fled his Irish masters, returned to Britain, and was eventually ordained to the priesthood. He had a vision that he would return to the land of his former captivity, and around the year 438 the vision came true. He was made a bishop and given charge over the mission to the Irish.
The little we know about Joseph comes to us in the opening chapters of the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. Both evangelists present him as a truly righteous man who observed the Law of Moses in all his dealings. According to Matthew, Joseph’s godliness in keeping the Law made him hesitate to take Mary as his wife, when he learned that she was already pregnant. His reluctance was overcome by the vision of an angel, who told him that the child in the womb of his betrothed was to be the Saviour of Israel. This episode suggested that righteousness under the Law of Moses was to be fulfilled and surpassed by the coming of Christ; and Joseph’s obedience to the angelic vision revealed the true fulfillment of his own godliness as a Jew.
Despite his chronic sense of personal unworthiness, Patrick proved to be an effective organizer, and his mission quickly evolved into a vibrant institution. He also encouraged the growth of Irish monasticism, and within a few generations of his death monks and nuns had replaced warriors as the heroes of the Irish people. The great hymn called “St. Patrick’s Breastplate” was probably not composed by him, but it does reflect the kind of Christian spirituality which he planted in the heart of the Irish nation — a spirituality deeply penitential, but still more deeply alive to the sustaining presence of Jesus Christ.
Both evangelists make Joseph a descendent of the royal house of David, though in his day the fact that he followed a trade meant that his branch of the family had become impoverished. Still, Joseph’s genealogy entitled Jesus to be considered heir of David and rightful bearer of the title, “King of the Jews.”
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DAILY LECTIONARY DATE
MORNING PRAYER 9:00 AM
EVENING PRAYER 5:00 PM
MON. MARCH 17
Dan 9:3-10 Ps 79 Lk 6:36-38
Ps 56, 57 Gen 41:46-57 1 Cor 4:8-20
Ps 64, 65 Jer 1:11-19 Mk 3:7-19a
TUES. MARCH 18
Is 1:10-20 Ps 50:7-15 Mt 23:1-12
Ps 61, 62 Gen 42:1-17 1 Cor 5:1-8
Ps 68:1-20, 24-36 Jer 2:1-13 Mk 3:19b-35
WED. MARCH 19
2 Sam 7:4, 8-16 Ps 89:1-4, 26-29 Lk 2:41-52
Ps 132 Is 63:7-16 Mt 1:18-25
Ps 34 2 Chron 6:12-17 Eph 3:14-21
THU. MARCH 20
Jer 17:5-10 Ps 1 Lk 16:19-31
Ps 71 Gen 42:29-38 1 Cor 6:12-20
Ps 74 Jer 4:9-10, 19-28 Mk 4:21-34
FRI. MARCH 21
Gen 37:3-4, 12-28 Ps 17:1-8 Mt 21:33-46
Ps 95, 69:1-23, 31-38 Gen 43:1-15 1 Cor 7:1-9
Ps 73 Jer 5:1-9 Mk 4:35-41
Mic 7:14-20 Ps 103:1-12 Lk 15:1-3, 11-32
Ps 75, 76 Gen 43:16-34 1 Cor 7:10-24
Ps 23, 27 Jer 5:20-31 Mk 5:1-20
Ex 17:1-7 Ps 95 Rom 5:1-11 Jn 4:5-42
Ps 93, 96 Gen 44:1-17 Rom 8:1-10
Ps 34 Jer 6:9-15 Jn 5:25-29
SAT. MARCH 22
SUN. MARCH 23
Public prayer is offered Monday - Saturday in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel which is accessed on East Cordova Street through the Chapel Walkway: Morning Prayer 9.00 am. Evening Prayer 5.00 pm. Please be on time since the gate may be closed once prayers have begun. On Sundays: Morning Prayer 8.00 am. in the Church. Evening Prayer: 5.00 pm. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, please check the weekly bulletin for exceptions. 32 | THE THURIBLE
MASS THIS WEEK 2014
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
MON. MARCH 17
12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel
St. Patrick, Missionary Bishop in, and Patron of Ireland, 461
For Ireland, for the continuation of the Good Friday Agreement (Irish Peace Accord), for continued and enhanced stability and good Relationships among neighbours and communities
TUES. MARCH 18
9:30 am in the Lady Chapel
St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop and Teacher of the Faith, 386
For the healing of divisions among Christians. For unity within the Anglican Church of Canada
WED. MARCH 19
12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel
St. Joseph of Nazareth, Patron of Canada
For all fathers – especially recent and single fathers – that they might receive from God: compassion, wisdom and strength in the work of parenting
THU. MARCH 20
9:30 am in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
St. Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 687
For clergy and lay ministers in multi-point parishes, and especially those who minister to far flung and isolated congregations
FRI. MARCH 21
12:10 pm in the Lady Chapel
For the government of BC, and Premier Christy Clark – that their/her eyes might truly be opened to the needs of: children in ministry care, children with learning disabilities, poor families, the impoverished, and the mentally ill
SAT. MARCH 22 Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath & Wells, 1711 SUN. MARCH 23
8:00 am 8:30 am 10:30 am 5:00 pm
Morning Prayer Low Mass High Mass Evening Prayer
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Rector: Father Mark Greenaway-Robbins email@example.com / 778-316-7941 Days off: Friday & Saturday
Office Managers: Linda Adams: Mon – Wed, 9:00 am-4:00 pm Deanna Ferguson: Thu – Sat, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
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Street Outreach: Father Matthew Johnson email@example.com
Custodial Staff: Art Cuthbertson: Mon-Thu, 9:00 am-2:00 pm 604-329-7567 Darren Campbell: Sat, 7:00 am-1:00 pm, Sun, 7-10 am
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Organist & Choirmaster: Gerald Harder Assistant Organist: Bruce McKenzie
Clergy may be contacted through the Office: 604-685-2532 For immediate contact or within a few hours please contact the Rector on his cell phone at: Father Mark Greenaway-Robbins: 778-316-7941 You may need to leave a message if we are engaged in a pastoral matter and we will promptly return urgent calls. We seek to be available to all in any circumstances and encourage you to contact us and request an opportunity for a pastoral appointment. For pastoral care and support you may also contact our Pastoral Care Ministry Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org | Joyce Locht 604-614-9915
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