St Francis of Assisi, Petts Wood

For it is in giving that we receive.

Sunday 8.00 am Pew Sheet

Entrance Antiphon: 
With a voice of singing declare ye this, and let it be heard, alleluia: utter it even unto the end of the earth: the Lord hath delivered his people, alleluia, alleluia.



God our redeemer,

Who hast delivered us from the power of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of thy Son: grant, that as by his death he hath recalled us to life, so by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  


FIRST READING         Acts 10.44-48

While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.


GOSPEL                     John 15.9-17

Jesus said to his disciples, As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. These things I command you, that ye love one another.



Receive, O Lord, the prayers and oblations of thy faithful people: that through this observance of our bounden duty we may attain unto heavenly glory.


Communion Antiphon:

O sing unto the Lord, alleluia: sing unto the Lord, and praise his name; be telling of his salvation from day to day, alleluia, alleluia.



O God our Father, whose Son Jesus Christ doth give the water of eternal life; may we ever thirst for thee, the spring of life and fountain of goodness, through him who liveth and reigneth, now and for ever. Amen