3 St Gilbert's Road, Bourne PE10 9XB Tel: 01778 423593

If your call is urgent Fr Paul can be contacted on 07773 207974

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Website: https://www.bdrcparish.org.uk

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Year A, 6th September 2020

Saturday 5th September St Teresa of Kolcata

                                   9.00am  Protection of the Unborn

 Saturday Evening   Vigil Mass of the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

                                   *6.00pm (Bourne) (Public Mass) Attendance by Booking, People of the Parish

Sunday 6th September Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

                                   *08.45am (Bourne) (Public Mass) Attendance by Booking, Mick Morley

                                   *10.30am  (Deeping) (Public Mass) Attendance by Booking. Margaret Browell RIP

Monday 7th September Feria

                                   9.00am Valerie Privett

Tuesday 8th September  Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Feast)

                                   8.30am  Priest’s intention

Wednesday 9th September  St Peter Claver, Priest (Optional Memorial)

                                   10.00 - 10.45am Deeping Sacrament of Reconciliation

                                   *11.00am (Deeping) (Public Mass) Dave McEvoy RIP

                                  7:00pm Rosary on Zoom

Thursday 10th September  St Nicholas of Toletino (Optional Memorial)

                                   *10.00 (Bourne) (Public Mass) Raymond Lloyd RIP and Lloyd Family Deceased

                                   10.40am-11.45am Adoration & Sacrament of Reconciliation

Friday 11th September   Feria

                                   9.00am The Elliott Family

Saturday 12th September  The most Holy Name of Mary (Optional Memorial)

                                   9.00am  Protection of the Unborn

 Saturday Evening   Vigil Mass of the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

                                   *6.00pm (Bourne) (Public Mass) Attendance by Booking, People of the Parish

Sunday 13th September  Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

                                   *08.45am (Bourne) (Public Mass) Attendance by Booking, Priest's Intention

                                   *10.30am  (Deeping) (Public Mass) Attendance by Booking. The Sick and the dying

*Masses marked by the asterisk are public Masses. Attendance at weekend Masses will only be possible by booking. Bookings for these Masses may be made by ringing 07900 582815 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you email your booking please include your phone number in case there are any problems and we need to get back to you.

People who have got significant health problems, especially those which could be compounded if infected by Covid 19, are advised not to attend or to seek the advice of their doctor.

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Wednesdays at Deeping St James 10:00am-10:45am in the sacristy.

Thursdays at Bourne after morning Mass in the sacristy 10:45am-11:30am. Also bookings can be made to celebrate this sacrament with Fr Paul at other times during the week.

Recently deceased

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Anne Constantine who sadly passed away this week. Also in your kindness remember to pray for her husband Philip and the Constantine family. May she rest in peace.

Plans to Live Stream Masses at Both Churches

In view of the fact that the number of people able to attend Mass is very restricted, plans have been set in place to put the internet in both our churches and to have the appropriate equipment installed so that we can live stream all our Masses. This will help parishioners to keep in touch especially the sick, housebound and those who are unable to attend Mass because of the current situation with the virus. Fr Paul

Virtual Rosary on Zoom. We aim to continue each Wednesday evening to pray together whilst social distancing is necessary. We welcome everyone and would encourage you to take part. If you are interested please send your email address to Tony Miles at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Parish Facebook Group (Private)

The parish now has a Closed Facebook Group just for members of our parish. If you would like to join it then email Tony Miles on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

**Advice to the Stewards: Please don’t throw away the plastic cleaning fluid bottles when they are empty as they are to be topped up with new fluid from our supply, also please keep the hand cleanser bottles as these can also be refilled. Thank you.**

Meditations  - Taken from the Magnificat September 5th 2020

The Mother of the Sabbath’s Lord

Mary was so spotlessly pure that she attracted the presence of God.... What Mary received, we too receive in Holy Communion. Bishop Fulton Sheen used to say, “The Annunciation was Mary’s First Communion day”, and we receive Jesus every day! What a beautiful thing.... She is most beautiful, for she, of all creatures, most perfectly mirrors the likeness of God.... Mary is the Queen of heaven and earth, the mediatrix of all graces. All graces you have received, you are receiving, or will receive, come only through Mary....

The (Missionaries of Charity are) dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Cause of our Joy and Queen of the world. Again we come to the term “world”. What are we doing in the world? By our life and deeds of love, we are making the Church fully present in the world today. The Society was founded to spread the Kingdom of the Immaculate Heart among the poorest of the poor. Mary is the first person in the whole of creation who received Jesus physically in her body and she is the one to carry Jesus to John. She went in haste. She is the first one to nurse him,to clothe him, to feed him, to look after him, to take care of him, to teach him.... That is why she is the first Missionary of Charity - carrier of God’s love - and we, like her, do what she did: receive Jesus and give him in haste.

Just think of the purity and attractiveness of Our Lady so as to make Jesus leave heaven and come down to be in her, with her, to receive her flesh and blood, her love and affection, her care and devotion.... You can never be only all for Jesus if your love for Our Lady is not a living reality. Come so close to Our Lady that she can take you to Jesus. Avoid many distractions. Be alone with Jesus and ask Our Lady over and over again, “Make me only all for Jesus”.

St Teresa of Calcutta

St Teresa of Calcutta founded the Missionaries of Charity and won the Nobel Peace Prize. Her feast day is 5th September.

From the letters of St Margaret Mary Alacoque

To Mother Greyfié, at Semur 1685

If only you knew how much I feel drawn to love the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ! It seems to me life has been given me only for that. And yet I do just the opposite! He does me favours constantly and I repay Him only with ingratitude. He favoured me with a visit which was wonderfully fruitful by reason of the holy sentiments it left in my heart. He has strengthened me in the conviction that He takes great pleasure in being loved, known, and honoured by His creatures. This pleasure is so great that, if I am not mistaken, He promised me that all those who are devoted and consecrated to Him will never be lost. Since He is the source of all blessings, He will shower them in abundance on every place where a picture of His divine Heart shall be set up and honoured. He will reunite broken families, will protect and help those who are in any necessity and those who approach Him with confidence. He will pour out the sweet unction of His ardent charity on every religious community that honours Him and places itself under His special protection. He will turn aside the blows of divine justice so as to restore to grace those who have fallen from it. He has given me to understand that His Sacred Heart is the Holy of Holies, the very sanctuary of love. He wishes that It be now recognised as the Mediator between God and men. He is all-powerful to bring them peace, turning aside the just punishments our sins have drawn upon us and obtaining mercy for us.

If anyone wants Fr Paul to pray for sick friends or relatives or to remember them at Mass please send him their name and any relevant details.

We remember our sick at this time: Margaret Kline, Chris, Adrian Howarth, Gregory Elliott, Verity Elliott, Mr Thomas, Sylvia Fleming, Mandy Azzopardi, Linda Atkinson, Margaret Hazeldine, Matthew Gallagher, James, Peter McKenzie, Tony Miles, Maria Welton, Fr Peter Harvey, Grace Kendrick, Peter Sterry-Blunt, Mariana Lorek and Stella Butcher.

Of course we remember in our prayers all those who are sick as a result of the virus.

If you would like someone else’s name included in the sick list and have received their permission then email Fr Paul with their details.

Finances:  Collections: £618.31

                      Donations: £136.69

Fatima Morning Offering

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys and sufferings, all that this day may bring, be they good or bad: for the love of God, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for all the sins committed against the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Amen

Prayer to keep the Presence of God

Lord, God Almighty, you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day. Defend us today by your mighty power, so that we may not fall into any sin, and that all our words may so proceed and all our thoughts and actions be so directed as to be always just in your sight. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer for aid from our Blessed Mother

We fly to your patronage, O holy Mother of God. Despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us from all dangers, O glorious and ever-blessed Virgin Mary. Amen

An Act of 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 at this moment 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.

St Augustine of Hippo - Prayer for Self Knowledge

Lord Jesus, let me know myself and know You, and desire nothing save only You.

Let me hate myself and love You.

Let me do everything for the sake of You.

Let me humble myself and exalt You.

Let me think of nothing except You.

Let me die to myself and live in You.

Let me accept whatever happens as from You.

Let me banish self and follow You, and ever desire to follow You.

Let me fly from myself and take refuge in You,

That I may deserve to be defended by You.

Let me fear for myself.

Let me fear You, and let me be among those who are chosen by You.

Let me distrust myself and put my trust in You.

Let me be willing to obey for the sake of You.

Let me cling to nothing save only to You,

And let me be poor because of You.

Look upon me, that I may love You.

Call me that I may see You, and for ever enjoy You. Amen.

Mother Teresas Prayer for Priests

Mary, Mother of Jesus,

throw your mantle of purity over our priests.

Protect them, guide them, and keep them in your heart.

Be a Mother to them, especially in times of discouragement and loneliness.

Love them and keep them belonging completely to Jesus.

Like Jesus, they, too, are your sons, so keep their hearts pure and virginal.

Keep their minds filled with Jesus, and put Jesus always on their lips,

so that he is the one they offer to sinner and to all they meet.

Mary, Mother of Jesus, be their Mother, loving them and bringing them joy.

Take special care of sick and dying priests, and the ones most tempted.

Remember how they spent their youth and old age, their entire lives serving and giving all to Jesus.

Mary, bless them and keep a special place for them in your heart.

Give them a piece of your heart, so beautiful and pure and immaculate,

so full of love and humility, so that they, too, can grow in the likeness of Christ.

Dear Mary, make them humble like you, and holy like Jesus. Amen

Prayer for God’s Protection against Covid -19 virus

Lord, you promised: “If my people humble themselves, pray, seek me and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear and forgive their sins and restore them.”

(2 Chronicles 7:14)

Most Holy Trinity, in Jesus, the Only Begotten Son, You revealed Yourself as the fount of life and unfathomable source of Divine Mercy, who listens to Your People. We the people of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and our Isles, ask you to heed us amid this global pandemic of the Coronavirus that we struggle to bear.

Father God, we entrust ourselves into your Divine Mercy, through Our Lady, Mother of Mercy and Her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, through St. Michael and the Archangels, St. Joseph, and all our nations’ Saints and Martyrs.

Merciful Jesus, hold out Your Healing Hand to rescue and safeguard us from this disease, and turn our nations and our souls to You as our Saviour.

We ask this for our sick, elderly and vulnerable, for families with young children, for our destitute and those suffering poor mental health.

Our Nations have forgotten You and sinned against You. We confess our sins with the Prophet Daniel: “Lord, we have sinned against you, we have acted wickedly, betrayed your commandments and turned from them. Integrity is yours; ours the look of shame because of the sins we carry. Listen to us, open Your eyes and see our plight. We do not rely on our own works but on Your mercy as we commend our humble plea to you. Lord, listen, forgive and act! For your own sake do not delay, because we, Your people, bear your name.

God Our Father, all forgiving and gentle, we implore your mercy, intervention and healing. Through JESUS CHRIST our Lord in the power of the Most Precious Blood.

Live streamed Masses

The Private Chapel of the Bishop of Nottingham, Bishop’s House, Nottingham.

Bishop Patrick McKinney & Father Jonathan Rose

Previous liturgies available to view. Liturgy times change weekly.


The Cathedral of St Barnabas, Nottingham

Schedule for this Weekend

Saturday -10am Morning Mass

Sunday -10 am Mass


Weekday Masses (not available at time of printing) will be scheduled on the Cathedral website.



Mass is available daily at 12 noon and at other times from the Reconciliation Chapel in Walsingham.- https://www.walsingham.org.uk/livestream  Their youtube channel is also available and is more reliable when there are a high volume of users.


More live stream Masses are available at all times of the day if you use your search engine (Google, Bing etc) and key in rc live streamed Masses schedule you will get a timetable of many Masses from Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland.



Wednesday 10th June


Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic our Churches have been hit hard by a lack of income and we have been thinking of ways in which this can, to a degree, be prevented in the future.   All contributions made by our parishioners are very much appreciated at any time, but the generosity of those of you who have continued to give via Online Banking and Standing Order, during this difficult time, has been valued greatly.  

Many of you contribute through Planned Giving Envelopes or loose plate and we are asking you, if your circumstances allow, to re-consider your way of giving and use either Online Banking or, if you are not online, the paper standing order method.

The advantages to this are:

  • Usually free of charge for both payer and payee
  • Quick and easy to set up
  • Useful for making recurring contributions
  • Helps the Parish to have a reliable income each month to assist in forward planning
  • You can increase or decrease your offering at any time by contacting your bank
  • Less cash handling within the parish
  • Increased security as less cash being kept on Church premises and being taken to the bank


ONLINE BANKING – Standing Order set up

If you have internet access and your bank account is online setting up your standing order is much simpler, and you would need only to include the parish bank details (these details can be obtained from your Parish Priest or Parish Office) and reference z (followed by your surname and first initial) alongside your own details.


If you do not have access to Online Banking but you still wish to contribute by standing order, please either collect a Standing Order Form from the back of Church or from your Parish Office and:

  • Complete the form in full
  • Include the parish bank details - if they are not already included on the form - (this information can be obtained from the parish priest or parish office)
  • Include the reference: z (followed by your surname and first initial)
  • Let your Parish Priest/Parish Secretary have a copy for parish use
  • Take to your bank



Please also remember if you are a taxpayer gift aid can be claimed from your donations. E.G: If you donate £20.00 per month this would become £25.00 at no extra cost to yourself.    If you wish to do this there are Gift Aid Declaration Forms attached to the standing order forms, or to request one online please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Once the form is completed please return to the Gift Aid Office, NRCDT Willson House, Derby Road, Nottingham. NG1 5AW or you can scan in the form and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your declaration can then be included on the system and going forward all your donations, once submitted to HMRC, can receive gift aid.  The gift aid office will advise all parishes of any new declarations received, so their records are kept up to date.



Friday 8th May


Here is some helpful advice on how to protect yourselves from cyber criminals.