Newsletter: 19th August 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Psalter Week 4
20th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year B
6:00pm(Sat) (STA) Vigil Holy Mass
7:30am (STA) Holy Mass
9:00am (AS) Holy Mass
11:00am (AS) Holy Mass
6:30pm (AS) Holy Mass

During the Week – Year II
Monday (STA) Memorial – St Bernard
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass

Tuesday (AS) Memorial – St Pius X
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration

Wednesday (STA) Memorial – The Queenship
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary

Thursday (AS) Feria
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary

Friday (STA) Feast – St Bartholomew, Apostle
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary

Saturday (STA) Feria
9:30am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
10:00-10:30am CONFESSIONS

STA: St Thomas Aquinas Church, Sycamore Ave, MK2 2JE
AS: All Saints Church, Shenley Rd, MK3 6HG

NB. Please be aware that there will be NO Adoration and Benediction on
Monday 20th August after 10.00am Holy Mass

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR AUGUST 2018
Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for: The treasure of Families. That any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.

DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER AND VOCATION – AUGUST
Month of Prayer for Marriage and Family Life – World Meeting of Families (22-27 August),

Requiescant in Pace:
Please pray for the soul of:

Una Jordan
, whose Reception of the body is on Sunday 19th August at 4pm and whose Requiem Mass is on Monday 20th August, 11:15 am
at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

Michael Werboweckyj, whose Reception of the body is on Tuesday 21st August at 4:30pm and whose Requiem Mass is on Wednesday 22nd August, 12:30 pm
at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

Terence Tanaye, whose Funeral Service is on Wednesday 29th August, 10:00 am at All Saints Church.

Veronica Okwonko, who recently died at home.
Funeral Details to follow.

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED
Friday 10th August until Monday 27th August. Re-opens Tuesday 28st August. The Parish Clergy can still be contacted by phone for urgent matters.

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
8 PM THURSDAY 30th AUGUST
St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room
For parents who wish to have their children Baptised in the coming weeks.

TAKING A BREAK FOR SUMMER
Children’s Liturgy at 6pm Vigil, 9am & 11am Mass and our Music Group at the 6pm Vigil & 11am Mass are now taking a summer break and will resume in September. Parents are very welcome to use the Church Meeting Room during Mass if young children become restless. Diaries for School Admissions will continue to be stamped as normal.

APPEAL for WOOL for after-school club in Zambia. If you can help, please leave ‘bagged’ (at the back of Church)
Marked for ‘Angela White’. Thanks for your support.

WELCOME BACK FR CLEMENT
Our good friend Fr Clement is with us again this year, from Kenya, and will be spending a couple of months in the parish as he enjoys some rest and relaxation and provides some cover while Fr Benedetto and Fr Christopher take some time off.
Fr Clement is very keen to meet new parishioners as well as old ones. If you would like him to call in for a visit, a house blessing or a meal etc please contact the Parish Office.

DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A CATHOLIC?
If you are considering becoming a Catholic, or would like a bit of a refresher, then please contact the Parish Office and Register for the 2018-19 “Journey in Faith Course”. The Course will begin on Thursday 6th September 2018 at St Thomas Aquinas Church, 7.30 – 9 pm and will continue on Thursday evenings until Easter 2019.
Weekly Sunday Mass attendance is essential for those who will be received into the Church at Easter 2019.

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP:
This group meets once a month on a Saturday
3:00-5:00pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room.
Future Dates:
22nd September / 20th October / 24th November
15th December

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS
3 pm Tuesday 28th August: St Thomas Aquinas
An opportunity for those with Dementia and their carers to come together to celebrate Mass and spend some time together in a friendly and supportive environment.
All are very welcome to attend.

NEW YEAR’S PANTO
“Don’t miss the ultimate pantomime adventure Robin Hood, starring one of the nation’s favourite soap actors – Shane Richie”
The Parish have secured 250 tickets for the performance at Milton Keynes Theatre on
Friday 4th January 2019, 7pm
Ticket Price £22.
Please fill in a ticket request form at the back of Church and return it to the Parish Office ASAP.  First come, first served.

DIOCESAN RETREAT DAY
“Your God is my God”
Reflections based on the Book of Ruth
Saturday 20th October 10:30 am – 4 pm
£30 including lunch and refreshments
The Brigetine Guest House, Fulmer Road, Iver Heath, Bucks, SL0 0NR. To book a place call 01582 723312 or email: admin@nores.org.uk

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS
3 pm Sunday 2nd September
All Saints Church
Followed by refreshments. All most welcome.

SVP kindly requests your help with the following items for the homeless: Bedding , small sofas, kitchen utensils, brooms, vacuum cleaners, toasters , kettles, towels,
tea cloths – please call the SVP hotline number 07788796378 leave a message and pick up will be arranged. Thank you

With every blessing for the week ahead
Fr Christopher & Fr Benedetto

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Newsletter: 12th August 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Psalter Week 3
19th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year B
6:00pm(Sat) (STA) Vigil Holy Mass
7:30am (STA) Holy Mass
9:00am (AS) Holy Mass
11:00am (AS) Holy Mass
6:30pm (AS) Holy Mass
During the Week – Year II
Monday (STA) Feria
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
Tuesday (AS) Memorial – St Maximilian Kolbe
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration

* Holy Day of Obligation *
(STA) 7:30pm Vigil Mass of the Assumption
Wednesday Solemnity – Assumption of the BVM
(STA) 10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
(AS) 7:30pm Holy Mass

Thursday (AS) Feria
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Friday (STA) Feria
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Saturday (STA) Feria
9:30am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
10:00-10:30am CONFESSIONS

STA: St Thomas Aquinas Church, Sycamore Ave, MK2 2JE
AS: All Saints Church, Shenley Rd, MK3 6HG

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR AUGUST 2018
Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for: The treasure of Families. That any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.

DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER AND VOCATION – AUGUST
Month of Prayer for Marriage and Family Life – World Meeting of Families (22-27 August),

Requiescant in Pace:
Please pray for the souls of
Veronica Okwonko, who died at home last week.
Funeral Details to follow.
Michael Werboweckyj, whose Requiem Mass is on Wednesday 22nd August, 12:30 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church.
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY
Wednesday 15th August
A Holy Day of Obligation

Vigil MASS (Tue) 7:30pm St Thomas Aquinas Church
10:00am MASS St Thomas Aquinas Church
7:30pm MASS All Saints Church

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED
Friday 10th August until Monday 27th August. Re-opens Tuesday 28st August. The Parish Clergy can still be contacted by phone for urgent matters.

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
8 PM THURSDAY 30th AUGUST
St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room
For parents who wish to have their children Baptised in the coming weeks.

TAKING A BREAK FOR SUMMER
Children’s Liturgy at 6pm Vigil, 9am & 11am Mass and our Music Group at the 6pm Vigil & 11am Mass are now taking a summer break and will resume in September. Parents are very welcome to use the Church Meeting Room during Mass if young children become restless. Diaries for School Admissions will continue to be stamped as normal.
APPEAL for WOOL for after-school club in Zambia. If you can help, please leave ‘bagged’ (at the back of Church)
Marked for ‘Angela White’. Thanks for your support.

WELCOME BACK FR CLEMENT
Our good friend Fr Clement is with us again this year, from Kenya, and will be spending a couple of months in the parish as he enjoys some rest and relaxation and provides some cover while Fr Benedetto and Fr Christopher take some time off.
Fr Clement is very keen to meet new parishioners as well as old ones. If you would like him to call in for a visit, a house blessing or a meal etc please contact the Parish Office.

DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A CATHOLIC?
If you are considering becoming a Catholic, or would like a bit of a refresher, then please contact the Parish Office and Register for the 2018-19 “Journey in Faith Course”. The Course will begin on Thursday 6th September 2018 at St Thomas Aquinas Church, 7.30 – 9 pm and will continue on Thursday evenings until Easter 2019.
Weekly Sunday Mass attendance is essential for those who will be received into the Church at Easter 2019.

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP: 18th AUGUST
This group meets once a month on a Saturday
3:00-5:00pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room.
Future Dates:
22nd September / 20th October / 24th November
15th December

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS
3 pm Tuesday 28th August: St Thomas Aquinas
An opportunity for those with Dementia and their carers to come together to celebrate Mass and spend some time together in a friendly and supportive environment.
All are very welcome to attend.
NEW YEAR’S PANTO
“Don’t miss the ultimate pantomime adventure Robin Hood, starring one of the nation’s favourite soap actors – Shane Richie”
The Parish have secured 250 tickets for the performance at Milton Keynes Theatre on
Friday 4th January 2019, 7pm
Ticket Price £22.
Please fill in a ticket request form at the back of Church and return it to the Parish Office ASAP. First come, first served.

DIOCESAN RETREAT DAY
“Your God is my God”
Reflections based on the Book of Ruth
Saturday 20th October 10:30 am – 4 pm
£30 including lunch and refreshments
The Brigetine Guest House, Fulmer Road, Iver Heath, Bucks, SL0 0NR. To book a place call 01582 723312
or email: admin@nores.org.uk

SEPO ‘A Night of Music’ event, raised £840.
Many thanks for your generosity and support.

SVP kindly requests your help with the following items for the homeless- Bedding , small sofas, kitchen utensils, brooms, vacuum cleaners, toasters , kettles, towels,
tea cloths – please call the SVP hotline number 07788796378 leave a message and pick up will be arranged. Thank you

With every blessing for the week ahead
Fr Christopher & Fr Benedetto

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Newsletter: 5th August 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Psalter Week 2
18th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year B
6:00pm(Sat) (STA) Vigil Holy Mass
7:30am (STA) Holy Mass
9:00am (AS) Holy Mass
11:00am (AS) Holy Mass
6:30pm (AS) Holy Mass
During the Week – Year II
Monday (STA) Feast – Transfiguration of the Lord
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
Tuesday (AS) Feria
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
Wednesday(STA) Memorial – St Dominic
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Thursday (AS) Feast – St Teresa Benedicta
of the Cross
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Friday (STA) Feast – St Lawrence
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Saturday (STA) Memorial – St Clare
9:30am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
10:00-10:30am CONFESSIONS

STA: St Thomas Aquinas Church, Sycamore Ave, MK2 2JE
AS: All Saints Church, Shenley Rd, MK3 6HG

FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR AUGUST 2018
Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for: The treasure of Families. That any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.

DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER AND VOCATION – AUGUST
Month of Prayer for Marriage and Family Life – World Meeting of Families (22-27 August),

Requiescant in Pace:
Please pray for the soul of
Sidney Lines, whose Funeral Service is on Tuesday
7th August, 2pm at All Saints Church.
Gerda Green, whose Funeral Mass is on Wednesday
8th August, 1:45pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church.
Margaret Kennedy, whose Funeral Service is on Thursday 9th August, 12noon at St Thomas Aquinas Church.
Veronica Okwonko, who died at home last week.
Funeral Details to follow.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY
Wednesday 15th August
A Holy Day of Obligation

Vigil MASS (Tue) 7:30pm St Thomas Aquinas Church
10:00am MASS St Thomas Aquinas Church
7:30pm MASS All Saints Church

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED
Friday 10th August until Monday 27th August. Re-opens Tuesday 28st August. The Parish Clergy can still be contacted by phone for urgent matters.

TAKING A BREAK FOR SUMMER
Children’s Liturgy at 6pm Vigil, 9am & 11am Mass and our Music Group at the 6pm Vigil & 11am Mass are now taking a summer break and will resume in September. Parents are very welcome to use the Church Meeting Room during Mass if young children become restless. Diaries for School Admissions will continue to be stamped as normal.

THANK YOU…for the very generous response to the appeal for T-Shirts for children in Zambia. A large quantity is now on its way!
WOOL for handicrafts is now needed. If you can help, please leave ‘bagged’ marked for Angela White. Thanks

WELCOME BACK FR CLEMENT
Our good friend Fr Clement will be arriving from Kenya on 8th August and will be spending a couple of months with us in the parish as he enjoys some rest and relaxation and provides some cover while Fr Benedetto and Fr Christopher take some time off. Fr Clement is very keen to meet new parishioners as well as old ones. If you would like him to call in for a visit, a house blessing or a meal etc please contact the Parish Office.

DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A CATHOLIC?
If you are considering becoming a Catholic, or would like a bit of a refresher, then please contact the Parish Office and Register for the 2018-19 “Journey in Faith Course”. The Course will begin on Thursday 6th September 2018 at St Thomas Aquinas Church, 7.30 – 9 pm and will continue on Thursday evenings until Easter 2019.
Weekly Sunday Mass attendance is essential for those who will be received into the Church at Easter 2019.

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP
18th AUGUST … meets once a month on Saturday
3:00-5:00pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room.
Future Dates:
22nd September / 20th October / 24th November / 15th December

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS
3 pm Tuesday 28th August: St Thomas Aquinas
An opportunity for those with Dementia and their carers to come together to celebrate Mass and spend some time together in a friendly and supportive environment.
All are very welcome to attend.

NEW YEAR’S PANTO
“Don’t miss the ultimate pantomime adventure Robin Hood, starring one of the nation’s favourite soap actors – Shane Richie”
The Parish have secured 250 tickets for the performance at Milton Keynes Theatre on
Friday 4th January 2019, 7pm
Ticket Price £22.
Please fill in a ticket request form at the back of Church and return it to the Parish Office ASAP. First come, first served.

DIOCESAN RETREAT DAY
“Your God is my God”
Reflections based on the Book of Ruth
Saturday 20th October 10:30 am – 4 pm
£30 including lunch and refreshments
The Brigetine Guest House, Fulmer Road, Iver Heath, Bucks, SL0 0NR. To book a place call 01582 723312
or email: admin@nores.org.uk

JOB VACANCY: Parish Secretary
Holy Cross, Bedford – Part time 6 hrs
We are currently recruiting for a Parish Secretary for the parish of Holy Cross in Bedford. The closing date for applications will be Tuesday 7th August 2018. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 14th August 2018. For further details and an application form, please visit http://www.northamptondiocese.org/vacancies
or call 01604 714840.

With every blessing for the week ahead
Fr Christopher & Fr Benedetto

 

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Newsletter: 29th July 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Psalter Week 1
17th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year B
6:00pm(Sat) (STA) Vigil Holy Mass
7:30am (STA) Holy Mass
9:00am (AS) Holy Mass
11:00am (AS) Holy Mass
6:30pm (AS) Holy Mass

During the Week – Year II
Monday (STA) Feria
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
Tuesday(AS) Memorial – St Ignatius of Loyola
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
3.00pm (STA) Dementia Friendly Mass
Wednesday (STA) Memorial – St Alphonsus Liguori
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Thursday (AS) Feria
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Friday (STA) Feria
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Saturday (STA) Memorial – St John Vianney
9:30am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
10:00-10:30am CONFESSIONS

STA: St Thomas Aquinas Church, Sycamore Avenue, MK2 2JE
AS: All Saints Church, Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR JULY 2018
Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for: Evangelisation: Priests and their Pastoral Ministry That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.
DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER AND VOCATION – JULY
Month of Prayer for our Sick and Housebound and those who care for them and their vocation within the church.

Requiescant in Pace:
Please pray for the souls of
Margaret Horton, whose Requiem Mass is on Tuesday, 31st July, 12:30 at All Saints Church.
Margaret Kennedy, whose Funeral Service is on Thursday 9th August, 12noon at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS
3 pm Tuesday 31st July: St Thomas Aquinas Church
An opportunity for those with Dementia and their carers to come together to celebrate Mass and spend some time together in a friendly and supportive environment.
All are very welcome to attend.

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP 18th AUGUST (Please note this is a changed date from 21st July) … meets on Saturdays 3: 00-5:00 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room. Future Dates: 22nd September /
20th October / 24th November / 15th December

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES
The Diocese of Northampton are looking for new members to join our local Safeguarding Commission. If you have current safeguarding knowledge and expertise, then you would be an ideal candidate! This is a valuable way in which to become part of the safeguarding structure for our diocese and provides an opportunity to make a difference. As a Member, your role will include attendance at Commission meetings, which take place four times a year in Northampton. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Commission Member, please contact Danielle Dixon on 01604 723514. For further information, please refer to the Safeguarding Commission page of the Diocesan website.

APPEAL FOR ZAMBIA
Your response to this appeal is much appreciated but should there be any further cases available please leave in the Sacristy marked for ‘Angela White’.

NEW YEARS PANTO
“Don’t miss the ultimate pantomime adventure Robin Hood, starring one of the nation’s favourite soap actors – Shane Richie”
The Parish have secured 250 tickets for the performance at Milton Keynes Theatre on
Friday 4th January 2019, 7pm
Ticket Price £22.
Please fill in a ticket request form at the back of Church and return it to the Parish Office ASAP. First come, first served.

DIOCESAN RETREAT DAY
“Your God is my God”
Reflections based on the Book of Ruth
Saturday 20th October 10:30 am – 4 pm
£30 including lunch and refreshments
The Brigetine Guest House, Fulmer Road, Iver Heath, Bucks, SL0 0NR. To book a place call 01582 723312
or email: admin@nores.org.uk

TAKING A BREAK FOR SUMMER
Children’s Liturgy at 6pm Vigil, 9am & 11am Mass and our Music Group at the 6pm Vigil & 11am Mass are now taking a summer break and will resume in September. Parents are very welcome to use the Church Meeting Room during Mass if young children become restless. Diaries for School Admissions will continue to be stamped as normal.

JULY 2018 100 Club Winners
£25 – E. Douglas
£12 – A. Too-Chung
£12 – D. Healy

JOB VACANCY: Parish Secretary
Holy Cross, Bedford – Part time 6 hrs
We are currently recruiting for a Parish Secretary for the parish of Holy Cross in Bedford. The closing date for applications will be Tuesday 7th August 2018. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 14th August 2018.
For further details and an application form, please visit http://www.northamptondiocese.org/vacancies or call 01604 714840.

With every blessing for the week ahead
Fr Christopher & Fr Benedetto

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Newsletter: 22nd July 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Psalter Week 4
16th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year B
6:00pm(Sat) (STA) Vigil Holy Mass
7:30am (STA) Holy Mass
9:00am (AS) Holy Mass
11:00am (AS) Holy Mass
6:30pm (AS) Holy Mass

During the Week – Year II
Monday (STA) Feast- St Bridget of Sweden
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
Tuesday(AS) Feria
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
Wednesday (STA) Feast- St James, Apostle
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Thursday (AS) Memorial- SS Joachim & Anne
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Friday (STA) Feria
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Saturday (STA) Feria
9:30am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
10:00-10:30am CONFESSIONS

STA: St Thomas Aquinas Church, Sycamore Avenue, MK2 2JE
AS: All Saints Church, Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR JULY 2018
Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for: Evangelisation: Priests and their Pastoral Ministry That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.

DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER AND VOCATION – JULY
Month of Prayer for our Sick and Housebound and those who care for them and their vocation within the church.

Requiescat in Pace:
Please pray for the soul of
Margaret Horton, whose Requiem Mass is on Tuesday, 31st July, 12:30 at All Saints Church.

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS
3 pm Tuesday 31st July: St Thomas Aquinas Church
An opportunity for those with Dementia and their carers to come together to celebrate Mass and spend some time together in a friendly and supportive environment.
All are very welcome to attend.

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP 28th JULY (Please note this is a changed date from 21st July) … meets on Saturdays 3: 00-5:00 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room. Future Dates: 18th August /22nd September / 20th October / 24th November / 15th December

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES
The Diocese of Northampton are looking for new members to join our local Safeguarding Commission. If you have current safeguarding knowledge and expertise, then you would be an ideal candidate! This is a valuable way in which to become part of the safeguarding structure for our diocese and provides an opportunity to make a difference. As a Member, your role will include attendance at Commission meetings, which take place four times a year in Northampton. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Commission Member, please contact Danielle Dixon on 01604 723514. For further information, please refer to the Safeguarding Commission page of the Diocesan website.

APPEAL FOR ZAMBIA
Your response to this appeal is much appreciated but should there be any further cases available please leave in the Sacristy marked for ‘Angela White’.

NEW YEARS PANTO
“Don’t miss the ultimate pantomime adventure Robin Hood, starring one of the nation’s favourite soap actors – Shane Richie”
The Parish have secured 250 tickets for the performance at Milton Keynes Theatre on
Friday 4th January 2019, 7pm
Ticket Price £22.
Please fill in a ticket request form at the back of Church and return it to the Parish Office ASAP. First come, first served.
SEPO Presents …
‘A Night of Music’
7.30 pm Friday 27th July
MK Irish Centre
Tickets £5.
Proceeds to Parish Charity ‘Sepo’

APPEAL for Childrens’ T-Shirts {5-11 years}
We have recently heard of school children, in Zambia, whose t-shirts are literally ‘in tatters’.
They attend school in an extremely deprived area of the country and receive education outdoors. The clothing is scheduled to be despatched in August and should you be able to help, kindly leave any items (bagged) at the back of church marked for ‘Angela White’. Many thanks.

Job Vacancy – DIOCESE OF NORTHAMPTON
Tribunal Administrator – 32.5 hours per week – Based at Bishop’s House, Northampton
We are currently recruiting for a Tribunal Administrator. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Administrator to take on an interesting and varied role within the Catholic Church.
For full details and an application form, please visit http://www.northamptondiocese.org/vacancies or call 01604 714840. The closing date for applications will be Tuesday 24th July 2018.
DIOCESAN RETREAT DAY
“Your God is my God”
Reflections based on the Book of Ruth
Saturday 20th October 2018, 10:30 – 4pm
£30 including lunch and refreshments
The Brigetine Guest House, Fulmer Road, Iver Heath, Bucks, SL0 0NR.
To book a place call 01582 723312
or email: admin@nores.org.uk

END OF THE ACEDEMIC YEAR
FOR OUR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS!
We pray that all our staff and students will have an enjoyable Summer Holiday after a very successful and full academic year. We pray especially for those students moving on to new schools and for members of staff taking up new positions. Hope you now can all enjoy a well earned rest!

JULY 2018 100 Club Winners
£25 – E. Douglas
£12 – A. Too-Chung
£12 – D. Healy

With every blessing for the week ahead
Fr Christopher & Fr Benedetto,

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Newsletter: 15th July 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Psalter Week 3
15th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year B
6:00pm(Sat) (STA) Vigil Holy Mass
7:30am (STA) Holy Mass
9:00am (AS) Holy Mass
11:00am (AS) Holy Mass
6:30pm (AS) Holy Mass

During the Week – Year II
Monday (STA) Memorial – Our Lady of Mount Carmel
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
Tuesday(AS) Feria
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
Wednesday (STA) Feria
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Thursday (AS) Feria
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Friday (STA) Feria
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Saturday (STA) Feria
9:30am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
10:00-10:30am CONFESSIONS

STA: St Thomas Aquinas Church, Sycamore Avenue, MK2 2JE
AS: All Saints Church, Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR JULY 2018
Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for: Evangelisation: Priests and their Pastoral Ministry That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.

DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER AND VOCATION – JULY
Month of Prayer for our Sick and Housebound and those who care for them and their vocation within the church.

SVP Retiring Collection
this weekend

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS
3 pm Tuesday 31st July: St Thomas Aquinas Church
An opportunity for those with Dementia and their carers to come together to celebrate Mass and spend some time together in a friendly and supportive environment.
All are very welcome to attend.

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP 28th JULY (Please note this is a changed date from 21st July) … meets on Saturdays 3: 00-5:00 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room. Future Dates: 18th August /22nd September / 20th October / 24th November / 15th December

DIOCESAN VACANCY:
Marriage & Family Life Project Worker
(15 hours/week: 2 year fixed term contract)
We are currently recruiting for this post to develop Catholic Marriage Preparation in the Diocese.
Closing date Monday 16th July.
Visit http://www.northamtondiocese.org/vacancies
OR phone 01604 714840
VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES
The Diocese of Northampton are looking for new members to join our local Safeguarding Commission. If you have current safeguarding knowledge and expertise, then you would be an ideal candidate! This is a valuable way in which to become part of the safeguarding structure for our diocese and provides an opportunity to make a difference. As a Member, your role will include attendance at Commission meetings, which take place four times a year in Northampton. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Commission Member, please contact Danielle Dixon on 01604 723514. For further information, please refer to the Safeguarding Commission page of the Diocesan website.

Advance Notice – PARISH SAFEGUARDING
Awareness Session for Group Leaders
All Group Leaders in the parish are invited to an awareness session entitled ‘What is exploitation’ on 2nd October 2018 at St Mary’s Parish Hall, Aspley Hill, Woburn Sands, MK17 8NN. Arrival at 1.30pm for a 2pm start until 3.30pm. The session is being facilitated by the Thames Valley Police Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Manager, under the theme of safeguarding and vulnerability . Please contact Marie Day (Parish Safeguarding Rep) if interested.

APPEAL FOR ZAMBIA
43 cases, packed with ‘unmentionable’ treasures are now with the Sisters in Lusaka. More cases ,,, cases … please as the Sisters are returning in October. Please leave in Sacristy. Many thanks Angela White.

SUMMER CAMP – ALTON CASTLE
29th July – 2nd August
There are still a few places available for this year’s Summer Camp at Alton Castle. Coach travel is provided from Slough and Northampton with other stops possible if demand is sufficient.
With archery, climbing, dance, abseiling, messy games, daily Mass, Reconciliation, talks, walks, a day at Alton Towers theme park, a surprise day out, sleeping in a castle and so much more this is truly a great opportunity. Contact Fiona at: fiona@nymo.org to book a place. So if you know 11-18yr olds who want to enjoy their faith with
other young Catholics please let them know about Summer Camp.
SEPO Presents …
‘A Night of Music’
7.30 pm Friday 27th July MK Irish Centre
Tickets £5. Proceeds to Parish Charity ‘Sepo’

APPEAL for Childrens’ T-Shirts {5-11 years}
We have recently heard of school children, in Zambia, whose t-shirts are literally ‘in tatters’.
They attend school in an extremely deprived area of the country and receive education outdoors. The clothing is scheduled to be despatched in August and should you be able to help, kindly leave any items (bagged) at the back of church marked for ‘Angela White’. Many thanks.

With every blessing for the week ahead
Fr Christopher & Fr Benedetto,

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Newsletter: 8th July 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Psalter Week 2
14th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year B
6:00pm(Sat) (STA) Vigil Holy Mass
7:30am (STA) Holy Mass
9:00am (AS) Holy Mass
11:00am (AS) Holy Mass
6:30pm (AS) Holy Mass

During the Week – Year II
Monday (STA) Feria
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
Tuesday(AS) Feria
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass (NO Adoration)
Wednesday (STA) Feast – St Benedict, Abbot
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Thursday (AS) Feria
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Friday (STA) Feria
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Saturday (STA) Feria
9:30am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
10:00-10:30am CONFESSIONS

STA: St Thomas Aquinas Church, Sycamore Avenue, MK2 2JE
AS: All Saints Church, Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR JULY 2018
Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for: Evangelisation: Priests and their Pastoral Ministry That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.

DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER AND VOCATION – JULY
Month of Prayer for our Sick and Housebound and those who care for them and their vocation within the church.

SECOND COLLECTION this weekend:
Apostleship of the Sea

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: MONDAY 9th JULY
3.30-5:00 pm All Saints Church Meeting Room
Do you miss someone? Would you like to talk about it? Our Parish Bereavement Group gives you the safe space to share your grief following the loss of a loved one. We listen and talk about those who are gone and reflect on our faith to guide us through.

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP 28th JULY (Please note this is a changed date from 21st July) … meets on Saturdays 3:00-5:00 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room. Future Dates: 18th August /22nd September / 20th October / 24th November / 15th December

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS
3 pm Tuesday 31st July: St Thomas Aquinas Church
An opportunity for those with Dementia and their carers to come together to celebrate Mass and spend some time together in a friendly and supportive environment.
All are very welcome to attend.

MISSIO – AN INVITATION
Bishop Peter will be attending the Missio Mission Animation Day on Saturday 14th July in SS Phillip and James Church, Bedford (MK41 7BX). The day is open to everyone not just those associated with Missio. The day begins at 9.30am with a Votive Mass of Our Lady, lunch is included and ends with a Vigil Mass at 4pm. Missio is the Catholic Church’s official charity for overseas mission.

REV DEACON DAVID DONAGHUE
David Donaghue, a student for the Priesthood who was on placement with us here in Bletchley in January has now been ordained as a transitional Deacon at Oscott College. This completes 5 years of study and he has 1 year before he is, God willing, ordained a priest for our diocese. Photos from the day can be viewed on the Oscott College Facebook page (you do not need to login to facebook to view these pages!). Please keep Deacon David and our other Seminarians in your prayers!

DIOCESAN VACANCY:
Marriage & Family Life Project Worker
(15 hours/week: 2 year fixed term contract)
We are currently recruiting for this post to develop Catholic Marriage Preparation in the Diocese.
Closing date Monday 16th July.
Visit http://www.northamtondiocese.org/vacancies
OR phone 01604 714840

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES
The Diocese of Northampton are looking for new members to join our local Safeguarding Commission. If you have current safeguarding knowledge and expertise, then you would be an ideal candidate! This is a valuable way in which to become part of the safeguarding structure for our diocese and provides an opportunity to make a difference. As a Member, your role will include attendance at Commission meetings, which take place four times a year in Northampton. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Commission Member, please contact Danielle Dixon on 01604 723514. For further information, please refer to the Safeguarding Commission page of the Diocesan website.

Advance Notice – PARISH SAFEGUARDING
Awareness Session for Group Leaders
All Group Leaders in the parish are invited to an awareness session entitled ‘What is exploitation’ on 2nd October 2018 at St Mary’s Parish Hall, Aspley Hill, Woburn Sands, MK17 8NN. Arrival at 1.30pm for a 2pm start until 3.30pm. The session is being facilitated by the Thames Valley Police Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Manager, under the theme of safeguarding and vulnerability . Please contact Marie Day (Parish Safeguarding Rep) if interested.

APPEAL FOR ZAMBIA
43 cases, packed with ‘unmentionable’ treasures are now with the Sisters in Lusaka. More cases ,,, cases … please as Sisters returning in October. Please leave in Sacristy. Many thanks Angela White.

SUMMER CAMP – ALTON CASTLE
29th July – 2nd August
There are still a few places available for this year’s Summer Camp at Alton Castle. Coach travel is provided from Slough and Northampton with other stops possible if demand is sufficient.
With archery, climbing, dance, abseiling, messy games, daily Mass, Reconciliation, talks, walks, a day at Alton Towers theme park, a surprise day out, sleeping in a castle and so much more this is truly a great opportunity. Contact Fiona at: fiona@nymo.org to book a place. So if you know 11-18yr olds who want to enjoy their faith with other young Catholics please let them know about Summer Camp.

SEPO Presents … ‘A Night of Music’
7.30 pm Friday 27th July ~ MK Irish Centre
Tickets £5. Proceeds to Parish Charity ‘Sepo’

With every blessing for the week ahead
Fr Christopher & Fr Benedetto,

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Newsletter: 1st July 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Psalter Week 1
13th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year B
6:00pm(Sat) (STA) Vigil Holy Mass
7:30am (STA) Holy Mass
9:00am (AS) Holy Mass
11:00am (AS) Holy Mass
6:30pm (AS) Holy Mass

During the Week – Year II
Monday (STA) Feria
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
Tuesday(AS) Feast – St Thomas, Apostle
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
Wednesday (STA) Memorial – St Elizabeth of Portugal
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Thursday (AS) Feria
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Friday (STA) Feria
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Saturday (STA) Feria
9:30am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
10:00-10:30am CONFESSIONS

STA: St Thomas Aquinas Church, Sycamore Avenue, MK2 2JE
AS: All Saints Church, Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR JULY 2018
Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for: Evangelisation: Priests and their Pastoral Ministry That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.

DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER AND VOCATION – JULY
Month of Prayer for our Sick and Housebound and those who care for them and their vocation within the church.

SECOND COLLECTION TODAY: ‘PETER’s PENCE’ Supporting the nominated charities of Pope Francis

REQUIESCANT IN PACE
Please pray for the souls of
Mary O’ Shaughnessy, whose Funeral Mass will at 2:30 pm on Tuesday 3rd July at All Saints Church.

Albert Goodluck, whose Funeral Mass will be at
11 am on Friday 6th July at All Saints Church.

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS
3 PM SUNDAY 1ST JULY
at All Saints Church
Refreshments afterwards –
everyone welcome

MESSA ITALIANO
7 PM VENDREDI’ 6 LUGLIO
St Thomas Aquinas Church

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: MONDAY 9th JULY
3.30-5:00 pm All Saints Church Meeting Room
Do you miss someone? Would you like to talk about it? Our Parish Bereavement Group gives you the safe space to share your grief following the loss of a loved one. We listen and talk about those who are gone and reflect on our faith to guide us through.

JUNE 100 CLUB DRAW
£25. J Walsh: £12. C Hevey: £12. K Redrup

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP 21st JULY … meets on Saturdays 3:00-5:00 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room. Future Dates: 18th August /22nd September / 20th October / 24th November / 15th December

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS
3 pm Tuesday 31st July: St Thomas Aquinas Church
An opportunity for those with Dementia and their carers to come together to celebrate Mass and spend some time together in a friendly and supportive environment.
All are very welcome to attend.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
24th – 31st AUGUST

If you are interested as an assisted pilgrim or helper,
please visit: http://www.catholicassociation.co.uk or call
the local contact: Deacon Michael Fleming – myf@btinternet.com CA Hospitalitie President:
Anne Hoskins – president@catholicassociation.co.uk

VISIT TO CANON MICHAEL HARRISON in Corby
A small group of Parishioners are planning an outing to see Fr Michael Harrison, (now Parish Priest in Corby) on Sunday 8th July 2018 and to attend the 10:15am Mass in his Parish of Our Lady Walsingham, Corby, 71 Occupation Road, NN17 1EE. If you would like to join them please contact Cecilia on 01908 379327 or cs.arogundade@btinternet.com
Transport will be by car share.

PRO-LIFE PETITION
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children has released a new petition:- “Stop the attack on peaceful freedom of expression and freedom to pray outside abortion centres”. See at the back of the church.
Please sign.

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION 2016/279 AND THE DATA PROTECTION ACT 2018
In accordance with the “Data Protection Rules” which came into force on 23rd May 2018 the Parish have implemented a new “Privacy Notice” which sets out clearly how personal data is used and stored within the Parish. The Privacy Notice can be viewed on the Parish Website: http://www.catholic-bletchley.com alternatively a paper copy is affixed to the notice board at the back of Church.

DIOCESAN VACANCY:
Marriage & Family Life Project Worker
(15 hours/week: 2 year fixed term contract)
We are currently recruiting for this post to develop Catholic Marriage Preparation in the Diocese.
Closing date Monday 16th July.
Visit http://www.northamtondiocese.org/vacancies
OR phone 01604 714840

Advance Notice – PARISH SAFEGUARDING
Awareness Session for Group Leaders
All Group Leaders in the parish are invited to an awareness session entitled ‘What is exploitation’ on 2nd October 2018 at St Mary’s Parish Hall, Aspley Hill, Woburn Sands, MK17 8NN. Arrival at 1.30pm for a 2pm start until 3.30pm. The session is being facilitated by the Thames Valley Police Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Manager, under the theme of safeguarding and vulnerability . Please contact Marie Day (Parish Safeguarding Rep) if interested.

With every blessing for the week ahead
Fr Christopher & Fr Benedetto,

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Newsletter: 24th June 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Solemnity of the Nativity of
St JOHN the BAPTIST
6:00pm(Sat) (STA) Vigil Holy Mass with proper
texts and Readings
7:30am (STA) Holy Mass
9:00am (AS) Holy Mass
11:00am (AS) Holy Mass
6:30pm (AS) Holy Mass

During the Week – Year II
Psalter Week 4

Monday (STA) Feria
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration

Tuesday(AS) Feast St John Fisher & Thomas More
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
3:00pm (STA) Dementia friendly Mass

Wednesday (STA) Memorial – St Cyril of Alexandria
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary

Thursday (AS) Memorial – St Irenaeus
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary

Friday Solemnity of SS Peter & Paul
Holy Day of Obligation
8:00am Holy Mass at STA School (MK3 5DT)
10:00am (STA) Holy Mass followed by Rosary
11:00am (AS) Holy Mass
7:00pm (AS) Holy Mass

Saturday (STA) Memorial – First Martyrs of the
Church of Rome
9:30am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
10:00-10:30am CONFESSIONS

STA: St Thomas Aquinas Church, Sycamore Avenue, MK2 2JE
AS: All Saints Church, Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR JUNE 2018
Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for:
Universal: Social Networks
That social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their differences.

DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER AND VOCATION – JUNE
Month of Prayer for our Vocations to ministry in the Church – priesthood, diaconate, lay ministries.

REQUIESCAT IN PACE
Please pray for the soul of
Albert Goodluck, whose Funeral Mass will be at 11 am on Friday 6th July at All Saints Church.
Hope Igweani-Gilmartin, whose Requiem has already been celebrated in the Parish.

HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION ~ FRIDAY 29th JUNE
Solemnity of Ss Peter & Paul
8 am Mass – St Thomas Aquinas School
10 am Mass – St Thomas Aquinas Church
11 am Mass – All Saints Church
7 pm Mass – All Saints Church

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS
3 pm Tuesday 26th JUNE: St Thomas Aquinas Church
An opportunity for those with Dementia and their carers to come together to celebrate Mass and spend some time together in a friendly and supportive environment.
All are very welcome to attend.

BAPTISMAL PREPARATION MEETING
8 PM THURSDAY 28th JUNESt Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room – For parents who wish to have their children Baptised in the coming weeks.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT:
MONDAY 9th JULY
3.30-5:00 pm All Saints Church Meeting Room
Do you miss someone? Would you like to talk about it? Our Parish Bereavement Group gives you the safe space to share your grief following the loss of a loved one. We listen and talk about those who are gone and reflect on our faith to guide us through.

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP 21st JULY … meets on Saturdays 3:00-5:00 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room. Future Dates: 18th August /22nd September /
20th October / 24th November / 15th December

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
24th – 31st AUGUST
If you are interested as an assisted pilgrim or helper,
please visit: http://www.catholicassociation.co.uk or call
the local contact: Deacon Michael Fleming – myf@btinternet.com CA Hospitalitie President:
Anne Hoskins – president@catholicassociation.co.uk

SECOND COLLECTION next weekend
‘PETER’s PENCE’

JUNE 100 CLUB DRAW
£25. J Walsh: £12. C Hevey: £12. K Redrup

VISIT TO CANON MICHAEL HARRISON in Corby
A small group of Parishioners are planning an outing to see Fr Michael Harrison, (now Parish Priest in Corby) on Sunday 8th July 2018 and to attend the 10:15am Mass in his Parish of Our Lady Walsingham, Corby, 71 Occupation Road, NN17 1EE. If you would like to join them please contact Cecilia on 01908 379327 or cs.arogundade@btinternet.com
Transport will be by car share.

THE LANGUAGES: MK SHOW
A free event at the Rivers Centre in West Bletchley, Humber Way, on Saturday 30th June 10am – 2pm. Taster lessons of different languages including sign language and lip-reading, a languages café, professional development sessions and cultural demonstrations. For more information call Philip Allsop on 01908 556705 or see website. To book online for free taster lessons, visit http://www.open.ac.uk/languages-mk.

PRO-LIFE PETITION
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children has released a new petition:- “Stop the attack on peaceful freedom of expression and freedom to pray outside abortion centres”. See at the back of the church.
Please sign.

CAFOD – Share the Journey
A walk in solidarity with those fleeing from war, disaster and poverty 2 pm Saturday 30th June starting from All Saints Church Whaddon Way walking to St Thomas Aquinas Church Fenny Stratford – short service and refreshments on arrival.
Contact Maggie on 07504 343133

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION 2016/279
AND THE DATA PROTECTION ACT 2018
In accordance with the “Data Protection Rules” which came into force on 23rd May 2018 the Parish have implemented a new “Privacy Notice” which sets out clearly how personal data is used and stored within the Parish. The Privacy Notice can be viewed on the Parish Website: http://www.catholic-bletchley.com alternatively a paper copy is affixed to the notice board at the back of Church.

DIOCESAN VACANCIES:
Parish Youth Liaison Worker (Full Time)
We are currently recruiting for this post , to join our youth office, NYMO. Closing date Monday 25th June.
Marriage & Family Life Project Worker
(15 hours/week: 2 year fixed term contract)
We are currently recruiting for this post to develop Catholic Marriage Preparation in the Diocese.
Closing date Monday 16th July.
Visit http://www.northamtondiocese.org/vacancies
OR phone 01604 714840

PARISH SAFEGUARDING
Awareness Session for Group Leaders
All Group Leaders in the parish are invited to an awareness session entitled ‘What is exploitation’ on
2nd October 2018 at St Mary’s Parish Hall, Aspley Hill, Woburn Sands, MK17 8NN. Arrival at 1.30pm for a 2pm start until 3.30pm. The session is being facilitated by the Thames Valley Police Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Manager, under the theme of safeguarding and vulnerability . Please contact Marie Day (Parish Safeguarding Rep) if interested.

ANNUAL HOLIDAY
Fr Christopher is taking his annual holiday from Sunday 10th June until Monday 25th June. In his absence please direct all clergy matters to Fr Benedetto and all general enquires to Jo at the Parish Office. Fr Gladson Dabre OSA an Augustinian Priest from London will be helping out in the Parish while Fr Christopher is away.

QUOTE FOR THE WEEK
“God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners.”
― Søren Kierkegaard, The Journals of Kierkegaard

With every blessing for the week ahead
Fr Christopher & Fr Benedetto.

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Newsletter: 17th June 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Psalter Week 3
11th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year B
6:00pm(Sat) (STA) Vigil Holy Mass
7:30am (STA) Holy Mass
9:00am (AS) Holy Mass
11:00am (AS) Holy Mass
6:30pm (AS) Holy Mass

During the Week – Year II
Monday (STA) Feria
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
Tuesday (AS) Feast – Dedication of the Cathedral
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass (NO Adoration)
Wednesday (STA) Memorial – St Alban
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Thursday (AS) Memorial – St Aloysius Gonzaga
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Friday (STA) NO MASS TODAY
Saturday (STA) Feria
9:30am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
10:00-10:30am CONFESSIONS

STA: St Thomas Aquinas Church, Sycamore Avenue, MK2 2JE
AS: All Saints Church, Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED ON MONDAY 18TH JUNE

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR JUNE 2018
Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for:
Universal: Social Networks
That social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their differences.

DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER AND VOCATION – JUNE
Month of Prayer for our Vocations to ministry in the Church – priesthood, diaconate, lay ministries.

REQUIESCANT IN PACE
Please pray for the souls of
Rita Rosaleen Lysaght, whose Funeral Mass will be at 1:45pm on Monday 18th June at St Thomas Aquinas Church.
Dorothy Waller, whose Funeral Mass will be at 1:30pm on Friday 22nd June at All Saints Church

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY – HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
Solemnity of Ss Peter & Paul -29th June
10am Mass – St Thomas Aquinas Church
11am Mass – All Saints Church
7pm Mass – All Saints Church

NO MASS in St Thomas Aquinas Church on
Friday 22nd June 8.30 am due to Patronal Mass of
ST ALBAN at Bishop Parker School at 9:15 am

FEAST of Sts John FISHER and Thomas MORE and
Day of Prayer for the Persecuted & Oppressed
moved from the 22nd June to the 26th June @ All Saints.

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS
3 pm Tuesday 26th June: St Thomas Aquinas Church
An opportunity for those with Dementia and their carers to come together to celebrate Mass and spend some time together in a friendly and supportive environment.
All are very welcome to attend.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT:
MONDAY 9th JULY
3.30-5:00 pm All Saints Church Meeting Room
Do you miss someone? Would you like to talk about it? Our Parish Bereavement Group gives you the safe space to share your grief following the loss of a loved one. We listen and talk about those who are gone and reflect on our faith to guide us through.

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP 23rd JUNE … meets on Saturdays 3:00-5:00 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room. Future Dates: 21st July /18th August/
22nd September / 20th October /
24th November / 15th December

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
24th – 31st AUGUST
If you are interested as an assisted pilgrim or helper,
please visit: http://www.catholicassociation.co.uk or call
the local contact: Deacon Michael Fleming – myf@btinternet.com CA Hospitalitie President: Anne Hoskins –

VISIT TO CANON MICHAEL HARRISON in Corby
A small group of Parishioners are planning an outing to see Fr Michael Harrison, (now Parish Priest in Corby) on Sunday 8th July 2018 and to attend the 10:15am Mass in his Parish of Our Lady Walsingham, Corby, 71 Occupation Road, NN17 1EE. If you would like to join them please contact Cecilia on 01908 379327 or cs.arogundade@btinternet.com
Transport will be by car share.

THE LANGUAGES: MK SHOW
A free event at the Rivers Centre in West Bletchley, Humber Way, on Saturday 30th June 10am – 2pm. Taster lessons of different languages including sign language and lip-reading, a languages café, professional development sessions and cultural demonstrations. For more information call Philip Allsop on 01908 556705 or see website. To book online for free taster lessons, visit http://www.open.ac.uk/languages-mk.

PRO-LIFE PETITION
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children has released a new petition:- “Stop the attack on peaceful freedom of expression and freedom to pray outside abortion centres”. See at the back of the church.
Please sign.

FOOD BANK APPEAL
We are running short of long life juice/tinned fish/pasta sauce. Your support is greatly appreciated.

CAFOD – Share the Journey
A walk in solidarity with those fleeing from war, disaster and poverty 2 pm Saturday 30th June starting from All Saints Church Whaddon Way walking to St Thomas Aquinas Church Fenny Stratford – short service and refreshments on arrival.
Contact Maggie on 07504 343133

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION 2016/279
AND THE DATA PROTECTION ACT 2018
In accordance with the “Data Protection Rules” which came into force on 23rd May 2018 the Parish have implemented a new “Privacy Notice” which sets out clearly how personal data is used and stored within the Parish. The Privacy Notice can be viewed on the Parish Website: http://www.catholic-bletchley.com alternatively a paper copy is affixed to the notice board at the back of Church.

DIOCESAN VACANCIES:
Parish Youth Liaison Worker (Full Time)
We are currently recruiting for this post , to join our youth office, NYMO. Closing date Monday 25th June.
Marriage & Family Life Project Worker
(15 hours/week: 2 year fixed term contract)
We are currently recruiting for this post to develop Catholic Marriage Preparation in the Diocese.
Closing date Monday 16th July.
Visit http://www.northamtondiocese.org/vacancies
OR phone 01604 714840

PARISH SAFEGUARDING
Awareness Session for Group Leaders
All Group Leaders in the parish are invited to an awareness session entitled ‘What is exploitation?’ on 2nd October 2018 at St Mary’s Parish Hall, Aspley Hill, Woburn Sands, MK17 8NN. Arrival at 1.30pm for a 2pm start until 3.30pm. The session is being facilitated by the Thames Valley Police Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Manager, under the theme of safeguarding and vulnerability . Please contact Marie Day (Parish Safeguarding Rep) if interested.

REVISED ROTA FOR EXTRA-ORDINARY MINISTERS Of HOLY COMMUNION AT ALL SAINTS.
Following Deacon Noel’s retirement we now need an extra Minister of Holy Communion at the 9am & 11am Sunday Masses at All Saints. To this end we have amended the existing rota. If you are a minister at either of these masses please take a look. Copies are available. Any queries please speak to Ron Graham or one of the clergy.

ANNUAL HOLIDAY
Fr Christopher is taking his annual holiday from Sunday 10th June until Monday 25th June. In his absence please direct all clergy matters to Fr Benedetto and all general enquires to Jo at the Parish Office. Fr Gladson Dabre OSA an Augustinian Priest from London will be helping out in the Parish while Fr Christopher is away.

With every blessing for the week ahead
Fr Christopher & Fr Benedetto.

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