The Parish of St Catherine & St James with St AudoenThe Fourth Sunday of Easter 30 April 2023 Year A

Gathering Hymn 645 Sussex
The Greeting ~ from Easter Day until Pentecost
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Christ is risen!
The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!
Collect for Purity
Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no
secrets are hidden; Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your
Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Call to Penitence
God so loved the world that he gave his only Son Jesus Christ, to save us from our sins, to
intercede for us in heaven, and to bring us to eternal life.
Let us then confess our sins in penitence and faith, firmly resolved to keep God’s
commandments and to live in love and peace.
Penitential Kyries
Lord God, you raised your Son from the dead. Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord Jesus, through you we are more than conquerors. Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Holy Spirit, you help us in our weakness. Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Almighty God, who forgives all who truly repent, have mercy on you, pardon and deliver
you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and keep you in
eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Gloria in Excelsis
Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to God’s people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King,
almighty God and Father,

we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father,
receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
The Collect
Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life: Raise us, who trust
in him, from the death of sin to the life of righteousness, that we may seek those things
which are above, where he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for
ever. Amen.
Proclaiming and Receiving the Word
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of
bread and the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were
being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common;
they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had
need. Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at
home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the
goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who
were being saved.
This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. Acts 2.42 – 47
Psalm Dominus regit me (23) Walmisley in B (364)
1  The Lord is my shepherd; •
   therefore can I lack nothing.
2  He makes me lie down in green pastures •
   and leads me beside still waters.
3  He shall refresh my soul •
   and guide me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4  Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

      I will fear no evil; •
   for you are with me;
      your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5  You spread a table before me
      in the presence of those who trouble me; •
   you have anointed my head with oil
      and my cup shall be full.
6  Surely goodness and loving mercy shall follow me
      all the days of my life, •
   and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
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 with out end. Amen.
A reading from the First Epistle of St Peter.
For it is to your credit if, being aware of God, you endure pain while suffering unjustly. If
you endure when you are beaten for doing wrong, where is the credit in that? But if you
endure when you do right and suffer for it, you have God’s approval. For to this you have
been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you
should follow in his steps.
‘He committed no sin,
   and no deceit was found in his mouth.’
When he was abused, he did not return abuse; when he suffered, he did not threaten; but
he entrusted himself to the one who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on
the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have
been healed. For you were going astray like sheep, but now you have returned to the
shepherd and guardian of your souls.
This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. 1 Peter 2.19-25
The Gradual Hymn 522 Clonmel
The Gospel
Hear the Gospel of our Saviour Christ, according to St John.
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus said ‘Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but
climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. The one who enters by the gate is the
shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his
voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all
his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.
They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from him because they do not know the
voice of strangers.’ Jesus used this figure of speech with them, but they did not understand
what he was saying to them.

So again Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who
came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate.
Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. The
thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it
This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. John 10.1-10
The Sermon ~ The Nicene Creed
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord,
Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God, begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
Prayers of Intercession
Lord, in your mercy, (response)
hear our prayer.
Merciful Father,

accept these our prayers
for the sake of your Son,
our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Peace (please stand)
The risen Christ came and stood among his disciples and said, Peace be with you. Then
were the disciples glad when they saw the Lord. John 20: 19,20
The peace of the Lord be always with you!
and also with you.
The Offertory Hymn (and collection) 655 Buckland
Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us.
Therefore let us celebrate the feast.
The Great Thanksgiving
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Father, almighty and everliving God, at all times and in all places it is right to give you
thanks and praise; Above all we praise you for the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus
Christ our Lord, the true paschal lamb who was sacrificed for us; by dying he destroyed
our death; by rising he restored our life: and so with all your people, with angels and
archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we proclaim your great and glorious
name, for ever praising you and saying;
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed are you, Father, the creator and sustainer of all things; you made us in your own
image; male and female you created us; even when we turned away from you, you never
ceased to care for us, but in your love and mercy you freed us from the slavery of sin,
giving your only begotten Son to become man and suffer death on the cross to redeem us;
he made there the one complete and all-sufficient sacrifice for the sins of the whole world:
he instituted and in his holy Gospel commanded us to continue, a perpetual memory of his
precious death until he comes again.
On the night that he was betrayed he took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he
broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, Take, eat, this is my body which is given for
you. Do this in remembrance of me.
In the same way, after supper he took the cup; and when he had given thanks to you, he
gave it to them, saying, Drink this, all of you, for this is my blood of the new covenant

which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as often as you
drink it, in remembrance of me.
Therefore, Father, with this bread and this cup
we do as Christ your Son commanded:
we remember his passion and death,
we celebrate his resurrection and ascension,
and we look for the coming of his kingdom.
Accept through him, our great high priest, this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving;
and as we eat and drink these holy gifts, grant by the power of the life-giving Spirit that
we may be made one in your holy Church and partakers of the body and blood of your
Son, that he may dwell in us and we in him;
Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord,
by whom, and with whom, and in whom, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all honour and glory are yours, Almighty Father,
for ever and ever. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer (sit or kneel to pray)
Our Father, who art in heaven:
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory
for ever and ever. Amen.
The Breaking of the Bread
The bread which we break
is a sharing in the body of Christ.
We being many are one body,
for we all share in the one bread.
Agnus Dei
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world,
have mercy on us;
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world,
have mercy on us;
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world,
grant us peace.
The Invitation

Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God,
who has taken away the sins of the world.
Happy are those who are called to his supper.
Lord, I am not worthy to receive you,
but only say the word and I shall be healed.
The bread and the wine are laid out where people can approach
and receive them independently.
Many people like to dip the wafer in the wine.
The Post Communion Prayer
Merciful Father, you gave your Son Jesus Christ to be the good shepherd, and in his love
for us to lay down his life and rise again. Keep us always under his protection, and give us
grace to follow in his steps; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Prayer of Thanksgiving
Almighty God, we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food of the body and
blood of your Son Jesus Christ. Through him we offer you our souls and bodies to be
a living sacrifice. Send us out in the power of your Spirit to live and work to your
praise and glory. Amen.
The Blessing
The God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of
the sheep, through the blood of the eternal covenant, make you perfect in every good work
to do his will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight: and the blessing of
God almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be with you and remain with you
always. Amen.
The Dismissal (from Easter Day to Pentecost)
Go in the peace of the Risen Christ. Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thanks be to God. Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thanksgiving Hymn 667 Bishopsthorpe

St Audoen’s Church

St. Audoen (or Ouen), Bishop of Rouen, flourished in the 7th century, and a Church was
dedicated to him in Dublin by the Anglo-Normans after they had seized control of the
Scandinavian settlement; erected, in 1190, perhaps on the site of an older Church of St.
Columba. St. Audoen’s was once one of the most prosperous Parishes within the city, and
the Church was for many years frequented by the Lord Mayor and Corporation.
At the Reformation in the middle of the 16th century the Parish Church became officially
Protestant, while most of the people of the Parish remained Roman Catholic. The Parish
began to decline towards the end of the 18th century, when many of the wealthy residents
moved away, a process that was hastened by the Act of Union of 1800. It was reported in
1825 that much of the Church was in a ruinous state, and “very few Protestants” remained

in the Parish. One family, now resident in Enniskerry, merchants in the High Street in the
17th century, retains a link with St Audoen’s Church to this day.
Towards the end of the 20th century an extensive restoration project was carried out. St.
Anne’s Chapel was re-roofed and is now the Visitor Centre in the care of the Office of
Public Works, as are the unroofed parts of the Church and the grounds. In 1430 Henry VI
granted the erection of a Chantry here, which survived the Reformation by many years.
In the modern porch is preserved an early Celtic grave marker called the Lucky Stone
which has been kept nearby since before 1309. It was first mentioned when Jon LeDecer,
Mayor of Dublin, erected a water cistern in Cornmarket and placed this stone against it.
At that time, the city had a ‘running’ (though not pumped) supply of ‘living’ water from
the distant River Dodder. In 1826 the stone disappeared, until found about twenty years
later in front of the newly-erected Catholic Church of St Audoen in High Street, now the
centre for the Polish Chaplaincy. Its portico (c. 1900) appears to be crowned with statues
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, her mother St Anne, and St Audoen, sometimes mistaken for
St Patrick.
In the shelter of the porch rests the fifteenth-century monument of Sir Roland Fitz-
Eustace, Earl Portlester, who died in 1496, and his wife, Margaret. It was originally in the
Portlester Chapel which he founded, to the East of the Chapel of St Ann. They lie buried
at Kilcullen Abbey, County Kildare, which he had founded in 1460.
Among the many buried under the floor of the church were Sir Thomas Molyneux and his
son Capel, names well known in Dublin; and Edward Parry, Bishop of Killaloe, who died
of the plague in 1650; and his descendants. His family monument can be seen in the
clergy vestry, defaced by the soldiers of the dictator Oliver Cromwell, some years later.
The Episcopal system was restored upon his demise, during a thunderstorm.
The upper parts of the massive medieval tower were rebuilt in the 17th century. Three of
the oldest bells in Ireland, dating from 1423, are among six regularly rung for Church
service. An early 20th Bürk master clock, to be seen in the churchwardens’ vestry, was
brought from St. Peter’s Church in Aungier Street, closed in 1975. Some of the brass
memorials on the south wall also came from there, while the War Memorial came from St
Matthias, Adelaide Road. On the site of St Peter’s stands the YMCA building, in which
the east window hangs, from the Church of St Nicholas without and St Luke, in the
Coombe, close to St Patrick’s Cathedral, now reroofed and given to new use.