The memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary takes place on the day after the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, usually in June, but in this month when we celebrate Mary’s Assumption (15 August) and her Coronation or Queenship (22 August),we also give honour to her Immaculate Heart. There are many prayers to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Here is one short enough to memorise and pray every day during this special month: O Immaculate Heart of the Blessèd Virgin Mary, obtain for me from Jesus a pure and humble heart.


Please pray for the sick and homebound of our parish community and all those who are in need of our prayers especially: Elizabeth Bain, Marie Bartlett, Mary Belston, Harry Carter, Joan Chapman, Rose Duddigan, Philomena Echlin, Mavis Francis, Patrick Ford, Mary Gilburt, May Gregory, Natalie Johnston, Lucie Le Cheminant, Jean Lobb, Sue McHale, Julia Morley, Tony Obeysekere, Mary Porter, Olive Roch, Peggy Ryan, Mo Sansom, Pat Sinclair, Peter Trafford and Liz Watling.


For those who have died and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


HOLY FATHER’S PRAYER INTENTION In his prayer intention for the month of August 2018, Pope Francis says: “Together, let us ask Jesus that any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.”

When speaking of families, often the image of a treasure comes to my mind.

Today's rhythm of life, stress, pressure at work, and also the little attention paid by institutions, could put them in danger.

It's not enough to talk about their importance: it's necessary to promote concrete means and to develop their role in society with a good family policy.

Together, let us ask Jesus that any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.


BOOK OF INTERCESSORY PRAYER In each of our churches, near the Lady Altar, is placed a book in which we are invited to write any intentions we may have. Each week the parish will pray for the intentions recorded in these books.


READINGS FOR SUNDAY - YEAR B                                                                                                                                                                                    Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Prov 9:1-6; EPh 5:15-20; Jn 6:51-58.   Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time – Josh 24:1-2, 15-18;  Eph 5:21-32;      Jn 6:60-69


WELCOME If you are visiting the Isle of Wight on holiday, we welcome you and hope that you will have a happy and pleasant stay on our Island.


COFFEE TIME Refreshments are served after every 1100 Sunday Mass in St Therese Hall. Please come along and share in the conversation.


DIRECTOR OF MUSIC – ST MARY’S It is with sadness that Richard Benger the director of music at St Mary’s has had to withdraw from his work at the church and tender his resignation. I would like to thank Richard for his 3 years of service to the church, the encouragement he has offered to both choirs, and his continued support and enrichment of the Liturgy. His last weekend will be 25/26 August.


SUMMER FREE GUIDED TOURS Guided tours of St Mary’s Church, the Crypt and private chapel of the foundress maybe arranged by appointment on a Tuesday or Thursday morning. Please telephone 01983 566740 or email Guided tours of Quarr Abbey are held every Tuesday in August at 1100. Please meet in the courtyard outside the bookshop.


FOUNDATION MASS (F)  A Foundation Mass is one that is set up to be said annually for a period of 25 years. The minimum endowment is currently £100. If you would like to set up a Foundation Mass, now or in the future, or would like more information, please speak with Fr Steven.


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