St Francis of Assisi Church Handsworth

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Night Prayer

Monday to Saturday 

 

O God, come to our aid.

O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning,

is now, and ever shall be,

world without end.

Amen. Alleluia.

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The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended;
The darkness falls at Thy behest;
To Thee our morning hymns ascended,
Thy praise shall sanctify our rest. 

 

We thank Thee that Thy church unsleeping,
While earth rolls onward into light,
Through all the world her watch is keeping,
And rests not now by day or night. 

 

As o'er each continent and island
The dawn leads on another day,
The voice of prayer is never silent,
Nor dies the strain of praise away. 

 

The sun that bids us rest is waking
Our brethren 'neath the western sky,
And hour by hour fresh lips are making
Thy wondrous doings heard on high. 

 

So be it, Lord! Thy throne shall never,
Like earth's proud empires, pass away;
Thy kingdom stands, and grows for ever,
Till all Thy creatures own Thy sway. 

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Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

 

When I call, answer me, O God of justice;

from anguish you released me, have mercy and hear me!

O men, how long will your hearts be closed,

will you love what is futile and seek what is false?

 

It is the Lord who grants favours to those whom he loves;

the Lord hears me whenever I call him.

Fear him; do not sin: ponder on your bed and be still

Make justice your sacrifice, and trust in the Lord.

 

‘What can bring us happiness?’ many say.

Lift up the light of your face on us, O Lord.

You have put into my heart a greater joy

than they have from abundance of corn and new wine.

 

I will lie down in peace and sleep comes at once

for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.

 

Glory be to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning,

is now, and ever shall be,

world without end.

Amen.

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O come, bless the Lord,

all you who serve the Lord,

who stand in the house of the Lord,

in the courts of the house of our God.

 

Lift up your hands to the holy place

and bless the Lord through the night.

 

May the Lord bless you from Sion,

he who made both heaven and earth.

 

Glory be to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning,

is now, and ever shall be,

world without end.

Amen.

 

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

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Deuteronomy 6:4-7

Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words which I command you this day shall be upon your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

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Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit, alleluia, alleluia.

– Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit, alleluia, alleluia.

You have redeemed us, Lord God of truth, alleluia, alleluia.

– Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit, alleluia, alleluia.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

– Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit, alleluia, alleluia.

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Save us, Lord, while we are awake; protect us while we sleep; that we may keep watch with Christ and rest with him in peace. Alleluia.

 

At last, all-powerful Master,

you give leave to your servant

to go in peace, according to your promise.

 

For my eyes have seen your salvation

which you have prepared for all nations,

the light to enlighten the Gentiles

and give glory to Israel, your people.

 

Glory be to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning,

is now, and ever shall be,

world without end.

Amen.

 

Save us, Lord, while we are awake; protect us while we sleep; that we may keep watch with Christ and rest with him in peace. Alleluia.

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(Monday to Friday)

Let us pray.

Visit this house, we pray you, Lord:

drive far away from it all the snares of the enemy.

May your holy angels stay here and guard us in peace,

and let your blessing be always upon us.

Through Christ our Lord,

Amen.

 

(Saturday)

Let us pray.

Come to visit us, Lord, this night,

so that by your strength we may rise at daybreak

to rejoice in the resurrection of Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns for ever and ever.

Amen.

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Benediction

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Regína cæli, lætare, allelúia,

quia quem meruísti portáre, allelúia,

resurréxit sicut dixit, allelúia;

ora pro nobis Deum, allelúia.

 

 

Sunday & Solemnities

O God, come to our aid.

O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning,

is now, and ever shall be,

world without end.

Amen. Alleluia.

____________________

 

The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended;
The darkness falls at Thy behest;
To Thee our morning hymns ascended,
Thy praise shall sanctify our rest. 

 

We thank Thee that Thy church unsleeping,
While earth rolls onward into light,
Through all the world her watch is keeping,
And rests not now by day or night. 

 

As o'er each continent and island
The dawn leads on another day,
The voice of prayer is never silent,
Nor dies the strain of praise away. 

 

The sun that bids us rest is waking
Our brethren 'neath the western sky,
And hour by hour fresh lips are making
Thy wondrous doings heard on high. 

 

So be it, Lord! Thy throne shall never,
Like earth's proud empires, pass away;
Thy kingdom stands, and grows for ever,
Till all Thy creatures own Thy sway. 

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Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

 

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High

and abides in the shade of the Almighty

says to the Lord: ‘My refuge,

my stronghold, my God in whom I trust!’

 

It is he who will free you from the snare

of the fowler who seeks to destroy you;

he will conceal you with his pinions

and under his wings you will find refuge.

 

You will not fear the terror of the night

nor the arrow that flies by day,

nor the plague that prowls in the darkness

nor the scourge that lays waste at noon.

 

A thousand may fall at your side,

ten thousand fall at your right,

you, it will never approach;

his faithfulness is buckler and shield.

 

Your eyes have only to look

to see how the wicked are repaid,

you who have said: ‘Lord, my refuge!’

and have made the Most High your dwelling.

 

Upon you no evil shall fall,

no plague approach where you dwell.

For you has he commanded his angels,

to keep you in all your ways.

 

They shall bear you upon their hands

lest you strike your foot against a stone.

On the lion and the viper you will tread

and trample the young lion and the dragon.

 

Since he clings to me in love, I will free him;

protect him for he knows my name.

When he calls I shall answer: ‘I am with you,’

I will save him in distress and give him glory.

 

With length of life I will content him;

I shall let him see my saving power.

 

Glory be to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning,

is now, and ever shall be,

world without end.

Amen.

 

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

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Apocalypse 22:4-5

They will see the Lord face to face, and his name will be written on their foreheads. It will never be night again and they will not need lamplight or sunlight, because the Lord God will be shining on them. They will reign for ever and ever.

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Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit, alleluia, alleluia.

– Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit, alleluia, alleluia.

You have redeemed us, Lord God of truth, alleluia, alleluia.

– Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit, alleluia, alleluia.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

– Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit, alleluia, alleluia.

____________________

 

Save us, Lord, while we are awake; protect us while we sleep; that we may keep watch with Christ and rest with him in peace. Alleluia.

 

At last, all-powerful Master,

you give leave to your servant

to go in peace, according to your promise.

 

For my eyes have seen your salvation

which you have prepared for all nations,

the light to enlighten the Gentiles

and give glory to Israel, your people.

 

Glory be to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning,

is now, and ever shall be,

world without end.

Amen.

 

Save us, Lord, while we are awake; protect us while we sleep; that we may keep watch with Christ and rest with him in peace. Alleluia.

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Let us pray.

God our Father,

as we have celebrated today the mystery of the Lord’s resurrection,

grant our humble prayer:

free us from all harm

that we may sleep in peace

and rise in joy to sing your praise.

Through Christ our Lord,

Amen.

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Benediction

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Regína cæli, lætare, allelúia,

quia quem meruísti portáre, allelúia,

resurréxit sicut dixit, allelúia;

ora pro nobis Deum, allelúia.

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Liturgies

Service Times

Second Lockdown:- 5th November-2nd December

Because of Government restrictions you will not be allowed into the church for the celebration of Mass during this lockdown

You will be able to pray the Mass at home on the live-stream.

Weekday Masses

9.30 am (Mon-Fri)

Saturday morning

11.00 am

Sunday Masses

5.00 pm (Saturday)

8.00 am (Sunday

11.00 am (Sunday)

No 5.00 pm Mass on Sunday

 

The Adoration Chapel:- Opening Times for Private Prayer

( You can come in to pray silently at the following times)

10.30 am-12.00 noon Monday– Friday

5.30 pm– 6.30 pm Monday –Friday

The Main Chapel will be open on Sundays for

Private Prayer from 10.00 am-11.00 am and from 4-5pm

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A silent period of Adoration will be live-streamed from

2-4 pm from Monday –Friday-No people allowed in the church, but you can pray at home while the Blessed Sacrament is exposed in the church.

stfrancis.livevideostream.co.uk

 

 

Act of Spiritual Communion 

My Jesus, 
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy 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.

101 Hunters Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B19 1EB
Part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham Charity, Reg. 234216.