Newsletter: 16th September 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Psalter Week 4
24th 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 Robert Bellarmine
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) Memorial – St Andrew Kim
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Friday (STA) Feast – St Matthew
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 SEPTEMBER 2018
Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for: Young People in Africa
That young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.

DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER AND VOCATION – SEPTEMBER
Month of Prayer before the Eucharist.
http://www.catholic news.org.uk/adoremus2018
National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress – 7 – 9 September

REQUIESCANT IN PACE
Please pray for the soul of
Gary Stuart, whose Funeral Mass is on Monday 17th September, 12:15pm at All Saints Church.

Olive Shutton, whose Funeral Mass in on Tuesday 18th September, 12:30pm at All Saints Church.

Veronica Okwonko, whose Funeral Mass is on Friday 28th September, 11:00am at All Saints Church.

Eamon Goldsmith, whose Funeral Mass is on Friday 21st September, 11:30am at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

SECOND COLLECTION this weekend for HOME MISSION

HELP US DRILL A BORE HOLE FOR KENYA
Fr Clements’s Parish outside Nairobi desperately needs a water source and are raising funds to drill a bore hole in the Church compound. The water will be an important supply for the St Daniel Comboni Parish School and the parish run health centre. Can you help? There will be a second collection next weekend. Please give generously if you can.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT
3.30-5:00 pm All Saints Church Meeting Room
Future Dates: 8 October; 12 November; 10 December.

MK FOOD BANK is very short of supplies.
Great reliance is placed on your generosity. Food can be left at All Saints, in the box located on the left hand side towards the front of church. A basket is located at the back of St Thomas Aquinas Church.

J & P CONFERENCE
Northampton Justice and Peace Commission invite you to a conference on ‘Modern Day Slavery and Trafficking’. On Saturday 13th October at St John’s Parish Hall in Luton, Sr Patricia Mulhall cub and Michael Duthie will be sharing their experience for you. For more details contact call 01494 875 485
DIOCESAN TRAINING DAYS FOR CHILDREN’S LITURGISTS AND PARISH READERS
The Diocesan Liturgy Commission are holding a training day to explore the theology concerning children’s liturgy of the word. On Saturday October 6that Holy Ghost Parish centre, Luton all those who are engaged with children’s liturgy, either new or experienced leaders are invited to attend. Also, a readers reflection day is scheduled for Saturday 3rd November at Holy Ghost Parish Centre. This day will specifically focus on the year of Luke beginning in Advent 2018. To book or find out more information please call 01582 723312 ext 6

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

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS
3 pm Tuesday 25th September: 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.

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
8 pm Thursday 27th September
St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

FAITH VOLUNTEERS are being sought at HMP Woodhill, where Fr Anton, Parish Priest of Winslow, is the full time Catholic chaplain. The Chaplaincy Department is a dynamic multi-faith team of chaplains and volunteers with a passionate belief in the role of faith in the rehabilitation of the men in their care. Would you consider joining them as a volunteer in the
varying areas of prayer, music, bereavement and counselling support, social visits, admin support, etc? There will be an Open Day there on Wednesday 25th September, 11:30-14:30. To attend or to learn more, please call 01908 722000, asking for the Woodhill Chaplaincy Department or email:
chaplaincywoodhil@hmps.gsi.gov.uk
by 19th September.

THE SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL (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

THOMAS TOT’S
Due to ongoing building work at St Thomas Aquinas School, Thomas Tot’s will be held at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting room from Thursday 13th September until further notice. All Pre-School Children are welcome, donation £1 per child.

Workshop to Help Recruit Volunteers on
Friday 19th October To help address the issues surrounding the running of volunteer organisations, Avril Baigent (the Diocesan Pastoral Ministry Adviser) will be returning to Fr Wayne Coughlin’s parishes in Bedford to lead a workshop and discussion about how to recruit and support volunteers, whilst also looking at succession planning. The day will cover why people volunteer, getting new people involved in parish life and dealing with ‘tricky’ situations. If you are a leader of a group and are unable to attend perhaps you could send a representative? The day is being held at Holy Cross Church (355 Goldington Road, MK41 0DP) from 10:30am to 4:30pm. There is plenty of parking! Please bring something for lunch; refreshments will be served throughout the day. You may be interested to know that there is Mass at 9:30am and that this followed by Adoration until 10:30am. To book a place please contact the Parish Secretary: holycrosschurch896@btconnect.com / (01234) 353116
With every blessing for the week ahead
Fr Christopher & Fr Benedetto

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Newsletter: 9th September 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Psalter Week 3
23rd 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 followed by Adoration
Wednesday (STA) Memorial – The Most Holy
Name of Mary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Thursday (AS) Memorial – St John Chrysostom
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Friday (STA) Feast – The Exaltation of the Cross
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Saturday (STA) Memorial – Our Lady of Sorrows
9:30am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
10:00-10:30am CONFESSIONS

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR SEPTEMBER 2018
Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for: Young People in Africa
That young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.

DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER AND VOCATION – SEPTEMBER
Month of Prayer before the Eucharist.
http://www.catholic news.org.uk/adoremus2018
National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress – 7 – 9 September

REQUIESCANT IN PACE
Please pray for the soul of
Rocco Antonio Zompi, whose Funeral Mass is on Friday 14th September, 2:30pm at All Saints Church.
Gary Stuart, whose Funeral Mass is on Monday 17th September, 12:15pm at All Saints Church.
Olive Shutton, whose Funeral Mass in on Tuesday 18th September, 12:30pm at All Saints Church.
Veronica Okwonko, whose Funeral Mass is on Friday 28th September, 11:00am at All Saints Church.

SECOND COLLECTION next weekend for HOME MISSION

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: MONDAY 10th SEPTEMBER
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.
Future Dates: 8 October; 12 November; 10 December.

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.

MK FOOD BANK is very short of supplies.
Great reliance is placed on your generosity. Food can be left at All Saints, in the box located on the left hand side towards the front of church. A basket is located at the back of St Thomas Aquinas Church.

DIOCESAN TRAINING DAYS FOR CHILDREN’S LITURGISTS AND PARISH READERS
The Diocesan Liturgy Commission are holding a training day to explore the theology concerning children’s liturgy of the word. On Saturday October 6that Holy Ghost Parish centre, Luton all those who are engaged with children’s liturgy, either new or experienced leaders are invited to attend. Also, a readers reflection day is scheduled for Saturday 3rd November at Holy Ghost Parish Centre. This day will specifically focus on the year of Luke beginning in Advent 2018. To book or find out more information please call 01582 723312 ext 6

“WEDDING BELLS”
PRAYERS FOR THE NEWLY MARRIED
Our prayers and congratulations to those married in our Parish during the month of August:
Ernest & Maureen
Gene & Keri
Jason & Laura

And in the Month of September:
Hannah & Troy

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

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS
3 pm Tuesday 25th September: 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.

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
8 pm Thursday 27th September
St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

FAITH VOLUNTEERS are being sought at HMP Woodhill, where Fr Anton, Parish Priest of Winslow, is the full time Catholic chaplain. The Chaplaincy Department is a dynamic multi-faith team of chaplains and volunteers with a passionate belief in the role of faith in the rehabilitation of the men in their care. Would you consider joining them as a volunteer in the
varying areas of prayer, music, bereavement and counselling support, social visits, admin support, etc? There will be an Open Day there on Wednesday 25th September, 11:30-14:30. To attend or to learn more, please call 01908 722000, asking for the Woodhill Chaplaincy Department or email:
chaplaincywoodhil@hmps.gsi.gov.uk by 19th September.

THE SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL (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

J & P CONFERENCE
Northampton Justice and Peace Commission invite you to a conference on ‘Modern Day Slavery and Trafficking’. On Saturday 13th October at St John’s Parish Hall in Luton, Sr Patricia Mulhall cub and Michael Duthie will be sharing their experience for you. For more details contact call 01494 875 485

THOMAS TOT’S
Due to ongoing building work at St Thomas Aquinas School, Thomas Tot’s will be held at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting room from Thursday 13th September until further notice. All Pre-School Children are welcome, donation £1 per child.

Fr Christopher is away this week leading a Pilgrimage in Poland with around 30 Parishioners. In his absence please direct all clergy matters to Fr Benedetto.

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

 

 

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Newsletter: 2nd September 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK
Psalter Week 2
22nd 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 Gregory the Great
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) Feast – Nativity of Our Lady
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 SEPTEMBER 2018
Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for: Young People in Africa
That young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.
LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE PEOPLE OF GOD. “Pope Francis has responded to new reports of clerical sexual abuse and the ecclesial cover-up of abuse. In an impassioned letter addressed to the whole People of God, he calls on the Church to be close to victims in solidarity, and to join in acts of prayer and fasting in penance for such atrocities.”
You can read the full letter at
https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2018-08/pope-francis-letter-people-of-god-sexual-abuse.html – some copies of the letter are available at the back of the Church. Please continue to pray for all victims of abuse and for renewal and healing in the Church.

DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER AND VOCATION – SEPTEMBER
Month of Prayer before the Eucharist.
http://www.catholic news.org.uk/adoremus2018
National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress – 7 – 9 September

REQUIESCANT IN PACE
Please pray for the soul of
Cornelius Ryan, whose Funeral Mass is on Monday 3rd September, 12:30pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church.
(Please note that the time of Mass as advertised last week was incorrect)
Teresita (Tess) Cavallucci, whose Funeral Mass is on Tuesday 4th September, 2pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church. Tess’ body will be received into St Thomas Aquinas Church on Monday 3rd September at 4pm.
Leslie Jones, whose Funeral Service is on Friday 7th September, 4:15pm at Crownhill Crematorium.
Rocco Antonio Zompi, whose Funeral Mass is on Friday 14th September, 2:30pm at All Saints Church.
Veronica Okwonko, whose Funeral Mass is on Friday 28th September, 11:00am at All Saints Church.

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

MESSA ITALIANO
7pm Vendredi’ 7 Settembre
St Thomas Aquinas Church

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.
“WEDDING BELLS”
PRAYERS FOR THE NEWLY MARRIED
Our prayers and congratulations to those married in our Parish during the month of August:
Ernest & Maureen
Gene & Keri
Jason & Laura

Forthcoming Wedding
Hannah & Troy 8th September, 1pm
At St Thomas Aquinas Church

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.

WELCOME BACK FR CLEMENT
Fr Clement is with us until the end of September and 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 desire to be received into the Church at Easter 2019.

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

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS
3 pm Tuesday 25th September: 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.

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
8 pm Thursday 27th September
St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

FAITH VOLUNTEERS are being sought at HMP Woodhill, where Fr Anton is full time Catholic chaplain. The Chaplaincy Department is a dynamic multi-faith team of chaplains and volunteers with a passionate belief in the role of faith in the rehabilitation of the men in their care. Would you consider joining them as a volunteer in the varying areas of prayer, music, bereavement and counselling support, social visits, admin support, etc? There will be an Open Day there on Wednesday 25th September, 11:30-14:30. To attend or to learn more, please call 01908 722000, asking for the Woodhill Chaplaincy Department or email:
chaplaincywoodhil@hmps.gsi.gov.uk by 19th September.

THE SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL (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: 26th August 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Psalter Week 1
21st 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 Monica
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass

Tuesday (AS) Memorial – St Augustine of Hippo
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration

Wednesday (STA) Memorial – The Passion of St John the Baptist
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 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.

LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE PEOPLE OF GOD. “Pope Francis has responded to new reports of clerical sexual abuse and the ecclesial cover-up of abuse. In an impassioned letter addressed to the whole People of God, he calls on the Church to be close to victims in solidarity, and to join in acts of prayer and fasting in penance for such atrocities.”
You can read the full letter at
https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2018-08/pope-francis-letter-people-of-god-sexual-abuse.html – some copies of the letter are available at the back of the Church. Please continue to pray for all victims of abuse and for renewal and healing in the Church.

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
Terence Tanaye, whose Funeral Mass is on Wednesday 29th August, 10:00 am at All Saints Church.
Cornelius Ryan, whose Funeral Mass is on Monday 3rd September, 12:30pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church.
Teresita (Tess) Cavallucci,
whose Funeral Mass is on Tuesday 4th September, 2pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church.
Leslie Jones,
Whose Funeral Service is on Friday 7th September, 4:15pm at Crownhill Cremotorium.
Rocco Antonio Zompi,
Funeral Details to follow.
Veronica Okwonko,
whose Funeral Mass is on Friday 28th September, 11:00am at All Saints Church.

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
8 PM THURSDAY 30th AUGUST
St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room (MK2 2JE)
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 desire to 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
LAST weekend for Reserving Tickets !!
“Don’t miss the ultimate pantomime adventure Robin Hood, starring one of the nation’s favourite soap actors – Shane Richie”
The Parish has secured 250 tickets 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.

100 CLUB WINNERS AUGUST 2018
£25 E. Bradley
£12 V. Golson
£12 M. Musssen

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.

THE SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL (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: 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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