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Welcome to St Peters

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A WARM WELCOME FROM FR MICHAEL TURNER, PARISH PRIEST.

 

Welcome to the website of St Peter’s Parish, Marlow.  We are here to help people along their journey through this life towards the love of God.   Our Grade 2 listed Church, designed by Pugin and opened in 1846, reminds us of God’s presence and call and must be one of the most beautiful Catholic churches in our diocese of Northampton.  It is open all day for anyone  to come in

for a quiet prayer and reflection. Come and add to the years of prayer that have been going on in this place. I hope you can find the information you are looking for in these pages.

May God bless you and all who are dear to you and grant you his peace.

Fr Michael

Where to find us

How can you help?

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Groups

Church Halls for Hire

Family reunion coming up? Planning a seminar? Launching a dance class?

 

The St Peters Church Halls offers three separate spaces for hire – two large halls and a smaller room & fully equipped kitchen.

Hall Bookings

The History of St Peters

The history of St Peter’s Parish, Marlow and its two Churches mirrors the story of the revival of  Catholicism in...

History

 

 

FAITH IN FOCUS: INTERVENTION

 

 

Sometimes situations are allowed to get so out of hand that everyone says, “They’ll have to do something about it soon”. The“they” varies depending on circumstances. It might be some Star Wars lord to restore cosmic balance between fighting planets, a charismatic Nelson Mandela figure to rebuild justice and offer hope, or some plain, ordinary, concerned, local councillor to get the bus-stop moved to a more sensible place.

 

We have a word for this type of effective action: we call it intervention. We need the intervention of someone who can step in and take things in hand so that never again will we be left in the same situation.

 

At the core of our faith stands the belief that God intervened in human history. God sent his son Jesus to “do something about it”. The prophets, including Zechariah, foretold that someone would be sent by God, but that people would mistreat him and “pierce him through”. God intervened in history to show us that a better world was possible, a world governed not by sin, greed and violence, but by the divine rule of love.

Jesus preached a different way of living, one that contradicted the wisdom of the world and ran in the face of conventional values.

 

By his birth, death and resurrection, Jesus has provoked a situation where nothing can ever be the same again. He has urged a choice on us: for him or against him, living for the kingdom or for the world alone.

 

Zechariah puts it beautifully when he says that God has opened up a fountain for us to cleanse ourselves of our sin and impurity. God’s fountain is open to all, but spurned by most. Yet God still intervenes today through you and me. We are asked to “carry our cross”, to live out the values of our Christian faith no matter what the cost or sacrifice.

 

Like Jesus, we are sure to meet mockery and ridicule in a climate that sees embracing sacrifice as sheer lunacy. That’s why Jesus asks each one of us today, “Who do you think I am?” Are we for him or against him? He wants us to be sure we know what we are taking on before we go out and make our own intervention in society

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS

 

SUNDAY 19th Jun                                       9.00 am  Chris Houghton RIP

DEDICATION OF THE                              11.00 am People of the Parish

CATHEDRAL                                               5.30 pm  

 

MONDAY 20th Jun                                    10.00 am  

St Alban(Rosary before Mass)

 

TUESDAY 21st Jun                                     9.00 am

 

WEDNESDAY 22nd Jun                            10.00 am

SS JOHN FISHER &                                  No  Mass in School

THOMAS MORE                                        (Yr 6 join us in church)

 

THURSDAY 23rd Jun                                10.00 am  Peter Allnutt RIP

 

 

FRIDAY 24th Jun                                      10.00 am  Michael Davis (3rd Anniv)

BIRTH OF JOHN THE    (Rosary before Mass   –   No abstinence today)

BAPTIST

 

SATURDAY 25th  Jun                              10.00 am  Suzanne Wood RIP

 

SUNDAY  26th Jun                                    9.00 am  People of the Parish

13 SUNDAY YR C                                   11.00 am  David Day RIP  

                                                                  5.30 pm  

 

 

 

 

 

CONFESSIONS:

Sat. 10.30 – 11.00a.m.  & 6.00 – 6.30p.m.

(Enter New Church via old church)