Vigil of Pentecost Mass

In keeping with Sacred Tradition there will be a Vigil of Pentecost Saturday 19th May 2018 at 11.00 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church, Bletchley. We will listen to God’s Word. We will worship in the Spirit of Truth. We will celebrate the birthday of the Church.

Come and make of Pentecost a solemn day!

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Newsletter: 20th May 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK
PENTECOST Sunday
6:00pm(Sat) (STA) Vigil Holy Mass
11:00pm(Sat) (STA) Vigil of Pentecost Mass
7:30am (STA) Holy Mass
9:00am (AS) Holy Mass
11:00am (AS) Holy Mass
6:30pm (AS) Holy Mass

Week 7 Ordinary Time – Psalter Week 3
Monday (STA) Memorial – Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of the Church
9:30am Divine Mercy Chaplet
10:00am Holy Mass followed by
Adoration & Rosary
Tuesday (AS) Memorial – St Rita of Cascia
9:30am Divine Mercy Chaplet
10:00am Holy Mass followed by
Adoration & Rosary
Wednesday (STA) Feria
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary

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

Friday (STA) Memorial – St Bede the Venerable
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Saturday (STA) Memorial – St Philip Neri
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

FAREWELL BUT NOT GOODBYE to Deacon Noel
After 18 Years of faithful service as a Deacon in our Parish, Dcn Noel Guina has decided to retire at the beginning of June. Noel was ordained a Deacon at All Saints Church, Bletchley on 8th July 2000 and has served under three Parish Priests. He has had a number of responsibilities in the Parish not least his involvement in the Journey in Faith Programme, Baptism Preparation and Divine Mercy Devotions. Noel has done all this while continuing to work at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office at Hanslope Park, a position from which he will also be retiring from at the end a May. Noel politely requests “no fuss or gifts” as he wants to retire quietly and without any big party. His final Mass will therefore be at 11am on Sunday 3rd June. Our prayers and our love go with him.

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR MAY 2018 Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for:
Evangelisation: The Mission of the Laity
That the lay faithful may fulfill their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today.

REQUIESCAT IN PACE
Please pray for the soul of
Deborah Thompson, whose Funeral Service will be at 3:00pm on Monday 21st May at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

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

BEREAVEMENT RETREAT
For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one
1st – 3rd June 2018 at Minster Abbey, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 4HF Cost by Donation. A small group form Bletchley are attending. To book a place
please telephone 01843 821254

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT:
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 11 June: 09 July

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP 26th MAY … meets on Saturdays 3:00-5:00 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room. Future Dates: 23rd June / 21st July /
18th August / 22nd September / 20th October /
24th November / 15th December

BLOOD & WATER
The Church and Her Sacraments
This 6 weeks course will address the Catholic Church’s teachings on the sacraments. What are the sacraments, their origin and meanings? How can we as Catholic engage fully in sacramental life?
24th May Session Five – Holy Orders
31st May Session Six – Sacramentals and Funerals
The sessions will take place on Thursdays (dates shown above) from 8pm to 9pm in St Thomas Aquinas Church (MK2 2JE

PARISH SOCIAL – PLANNING MEETING
We will be having another “Flavours of the World” event in the summer – if you would like to be involved in any way please come along to a meeting on Monday 21st May at 7pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room.
All welcome.

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.

MARY’s MONTH OF MAY
The Legion of Mary will be leading ‘The Rosary’
after the weekday Masses during May.

WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE Saturday 9th June
Departs All Saints Church 8:00am sharp!
Returns circa 8:00 pm
To book your seat please bring £12.65 (non-refundable fare) to Jo at the Parish Office or give it to one of the clergy in an envelope clearly marked with your details and contact number.
We always have a lovely time at Walsingham~ England’s Nazareth

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
8 PM THURSDAY 31st MAY
St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room
For parents who wish to have their children Baptised in the coming weeks.

CONGRATULATIONS to David who ran the full marathon on Monday in 4 hrs 44 mins. If you have sponsored him we will be collecting after Mass. Alternatively, drop your ‘named envelope’ into the Presbytery. Many thanks.

CURIAL VACANCIES – HR and Finance Administrator (Full Time) Diocesan Property Coordinator (Full Time)
There are currently two new curial roles being advertised on the Diocese website based in Northampton. For further details please visit http://www.northamptondiocese.org/vacancies or call Paula Wynn, Diocesan HR Advisor on 01604 714840. The closing date for applications will be Monday 21st May 2018.

HEAD TEACHER VACANCY
St John Fisher Catholic Primary School, St Albans is looking to recruit an inspiring and outstanding headteacher to lead our school into the future. The role is ideal for a current Deputy Headteacher who is a practising Catholic. If you are interested, please look on http://www.teachinherts.com under St John Fisher for further details or contact the Chair of Governors (Chris Baker) governors@sjfisher.herts.sch.uk for an application pack.

ANNUAL ALTAR SERVERS MASS
12 Noon Saturday 16th June
Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate and
St Thomas of Canterbury.
Celebrant: Rt Rev Peter Doyle (Bishop of Northampton)
A great occasion when Altar Servers, their families, friends, parishioners come together to thank God for their ministry of service. Altar servers are asked to be at the Cathedral from 11 am onwards. Following the Mass, there will be a buffet lunch.

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.

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

With every blessing for the week ahead
Fr Christopher, Fr Benedetto, Deacon Noel

 

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Newsletter: 13th May 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK
Psalter Week 3
7th Sunday of Easter 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
Monday (STA) Feast – St Matthias, Apostle
9:30am Divine Mercy Chaplet
10:00am Holy Mass followed by
Adoration & Rosary
Tuesday (AS) Feria
9:30am Divine Mercy Chaplet
10:00am Holy Mass followed by
Adoration & Rosary
Wednesday (STA) Feria
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary

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

Friday (STA) Feria
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Saturday (STA) Feria
11:00am First Holy Communion Mass

4:30-5:00pm (STA) CONFESSIONS

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

FAREWELL BUT NOT GOODBYE to Deacon Noel
After 18 Years of faithful service as a Deacon in our Parish, Dcn Noel Guina has decided to retire at the beginning of June. Noel was ordained a Deacon at All Saints Church, Bletchley on 8th July 2000 and has served under three Parish Priests. He has had a number of responsibilities in the Parish not least his involvement in the Journey in Faith Programme, Baptism Preparation and Divine Mercy Devotions. He is much loved by us all and his service as a Deacon amongst us will be greatly missed. On a personal note Noel has been a great friend and support to me and was a tremendous help when I took up the Post of Parish Priest in 2013. Noel ‘s presence in the Parish has provided a sense of continuity and stability between the three incumbencies. Noel has done all this while continuing to work at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office at Hanslope Park, a position from which he will also be retiring from at the end a May. Noel politely requests “no fuss or gifts” as he wants to retire quietly and without any big party. His final Mass will therefore be at 11am on Sunday 3rd June. Our prayers and our love go with him.

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR MAY 2018 Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for:
Evangelisation: The Mission of the Laity
That the lay faithful may fulfill their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today.

VIGIL FOR PENTECOST
In keeping with Sacred Tradition, to celebrate the Solemnity of the Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, there will be Holy Mass at: 11:00pm on Saturday 19th May at St Thomas Aquinas Church.
(As a Vigil Mass this fulfils the Sunday Obligation)

REQUIESCAT IN PACE
Please pray for the soul of:
Deborah Thompson, whose Funeral Service will be at 3:00pm on Monday 21st May at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

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

CHANGES TO SATURDAY MORNING SCHEDULE
Due to the Celebration of First Holy Communion Masses there will be be NO 9:30am Mass on Saturday 19th May. Confesssions on this Saturdays is also moved to 4:30pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

BEREAVEMENT RETREAT
For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one
1st – 3rd June 2018 at Minster Abbey, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 4HF Cost by Donation. A small group form Bletchley are attending. To book a place
please telephone 01843 821254
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: 14th MAY
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 11 June: 09 July

BLOOD & WATER
The Church and Her Sacraments
This 6 weeks course will address the Catholic Church’s teachings on the sacraments. What are the sacraments, their origin and meanings? How can we as Catholic engage fully in sacramental life?
17th May Session Four – Holy Matrimony
24th May Session Five – Holy Orders
31st May Session Six – Sacramentals and Funerals
The sessions will take place on Thursdays (dates shown above) from 8pm to 9pm in St Thomas Aquinas Church (MK2 2JE). It is advised that parishioners wishing to attend this programme will need a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP 26th MAY … meets on Saturdays 3:00-5:00 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room. Future Dates: 23rd June / 21st July /
18th August / 22nd September / 20th October /
24th November / 15th December.

PARISH SOCIAL – PLANNING MEETING
We will be having another “Flavours of the World” event in the summer – if you would like to be involved in any way please come along to a meeting on Monday 21st May at 7pm at the St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room. All welcome.

QUIZ NIGHT
The St Thomas Aquinas School PTA invites you to join them for a quiz night at the School Hall on
Friday 18th May at 7:30pm. £3.50 per person.
Please bring your own drinks and nibbles.
Proceeds are for School funds. There will also be a Raffle.
Come along for a great night out!

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.

MARY’s MONTH OF MAY
The Legion of Mary will be leading ‘The Rosary’
after the weekday Masses during May.

MAY DEVOTIONS Saturday 19th May
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, BEDFORD
Guest Speaker: Brenden Thompson
9am-12noon Ss Philip & James Church, Bedford (MK41 0DP)
4pm-7pm Holy Cross Church, Bedford (MK41 7BX)
See poster at back of church for more details

WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE Saturday 9th June
Departs All Saints Church 8:00am sharp!
Returns circa 8:00 pm
To book your seat please bring £12.65 (non-refundable fare) to Jo at the Parish Office or give it to one of the clergy in an envelope clearly marked with your details and contact number.
We always have a lovely time at Walsingham~ England’s Nazareth

CONGRATULATIONS to David who ran the full marathon on Monday in 4 hrs 44 mins. If you have sponsored him we will be collecting after Mass. Alternatively, drop your ‘named envelope’ into the Presbytery. Many thanks.

CURIAL VACANCIES – HR and Finance Administrator (Full Time) Diocesan Property Coordinator (Full Time)
There are currently two new curial roles being advertised on the Diocese website based in Northampton. For further details please visit http://www.northamptondiocese.org/vacancies or call Paula Wynn, Diocesan HR Advisor on 01604 714840. The closing date for applications will be Monday 21st May 2018.

HEAD TEACHER VACANCY
St John Fisher Catholic Primary School, St Albans is looking to recruit an inspiring and outstanding headteacher to lead our school into the future. The role is ideal for a current Deputy Headteacher who is a practising Catholic. If you are interested, please look on http://www.teachinherts.com under St John Fisher for further details or contact the Chair of Governors (Chris Baker) governors@sjfisher.herts.sch.uk for an application pack.

THE LANGUAGES: MK SHOW
A free event at the Rivers Centre in West Bletchley, Humber Way, on Saturday 30 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.

With every blessing for the week ahead
Fr Christopher, Fr Benedetto, Deacon Noel

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Newsletter: 6th May 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK
Psalter Week 2
6th Sunday of Easter 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
Monday (STA) Feria
9:30am Divine Mercy Chaplet
10:00am Holy Mass followed by
Adoration & Rosary

Tuesday (AS) Feria
9:30am Divine Mercy Chaplet
10:00am Holy Mass followed by
Adoration & Rosary

Wednesday (STA) Feria
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
____________________________________________________________
Solemnity of the ASCENSION of the LORD
Holy Day of Obligation

Wednesday
7:30pm (AS) Vigil Mass with Confirmations

Thursday
8:00am (STA School) Holy Mass for the School
10:00am (AS) Holy Mass followed by Rosary
12:00noon (STA) Regina Cœli & Holy Mass
7:30pm (STA) Holy Mass
____________________________________________________________
Friday (STA) Feria
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary

Saturday (AS) Feria
10:00am First Holy Communion Mass
12:30pm First Holy Communion Mass

4:30-5:00pm (STA) CONFESSIONS

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

CHANGES TO OUR SATURDAY MORNING SCHEDULE
Due to the Celebration of First Holy Communion Masses over the next two Saturdays there will be NO 9:30am Mass on Saturday 12th May and Saturday 19th May. Confesssions on these Saturdays is also moved to 4:30pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

FAREWELL BUT NOT GOODBYE to Deacon Noel
After 18 Years of faithful service as a Deacon in our Parish, Dcn Noel Guina has decided to retire at the beginning of June. Noel was ordained a Deacon at All Saints Church, Bletchley on 8th July 2000 and has served under three Parish Priests. He has had a number of responsibilities in the Parish not least his involvement in the Journey in Faith Programme, Baptism Preparation and Divine Mercy Devotions. He is much loved by us all and his service as a Deacon amongst us will be greatly missed.
On a personal note Noel has been a great friend and support to me and was a tremendous help when I took up the Post of Parish Priest in 2013. Noel ‘s presence in the Parish has provided a sense of continuity and stability between the three incumbencies. Noel has done all this while continuing to work at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office at Hanslope Park, a position from which he will also be retiring from at the end of May. Noel politely requests “no fuss or gifts” as he wants to retire quietly and without any big party. His final Mass will therefore be at 11am on Sunday 3rd June. Our prayers and our love go with him.

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR MAY 2018 Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for:
Evangelisation: The Mission of the Laity
That the lay faithful may fulfill their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES – Dublin 2018
In August 2018, Pope Francis will be visiting Dublin,
Ireland for the World Meeting of Families. NYMO are
inviting young adults aged 16-30yrs to be a part of this
amazing opportunity. If you are interested and for more
information, please email : fiona@nymo.org or call 01582 720627.

DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER AND VOCATION – May
Month of Prayer for preparing for Confirmation and all confirmed and their vocation within the church.

REQUIESCAT IN PACE
Please pray for the soul of
Fr Anthony (Tony) Harris who died peacefully at his home in Luton. Fr Tony served as Parish Priest of Bletchley from 1969 to 1974. Ordained a Priest on 25th April 1954 he was previously with the Redemptorist Fathers before being incardinated in Northampton Diocese in 1966. Fr Tony’s body will be received into Sacred Heart Church, Leighton Buzzard at 4:45pm on Tuesday 8th May. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated the following day at 11am.

MASS OF CONFIRMATION with Bishop Peter
Please pray for our Confirmandi who are to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at 7:30pm on Wednesday 9th May at All Saints Church. (Vigil Mass of the Ascension of the Lord).

DIOCESAN “E-NEWSLETTER”
Our Diocese would like to keep you up-to-date with the latest news and information from Bishop Peter, the curial departments, our Catholic Cathedral in Northampton and our whole diocese. Each month, you can receive this information through an e-newsletter. To subscribe, visit the diocesan website at: http://www.northamptondiocese.org and enter your email address in the box in the top right hand corner of the page.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: 14th MAY
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 11 June: 09 July

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS: Today 3:00pm
All Saints Church
Everyone Welcome!

BLOOD & WATER
The Church and Her Sacraments
This 6 weeks course will address the Catholic Church’s teachings on the sacraments. What are the sacraments, their origin and meanings? How can we as Catholic engage fully in sacramental life?
10th May Session Three – The Sacraments of Healing
17th May Session Four – Holy Matrimony
24th May Session Five – Holy Orders
31st May Session Six – Sacramentals and Funerals
The sessions will take place on Thursdays (dates shown above) from 8pm to 9pm in St Thomas Aquinas Church (MK2 2JE). It is advised that parishioners wishing to attend this programme will need a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP 19th MAY … meets on Saturdays 3:00-5:00 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room. Future Dates: 23rd June / 21st July /
18th August / 22nd September / 20th October /
24th November / 15th December.

MESSAGE FROM CAFOD
Donations to CAFOD until 12 May will be doubled by the UK Government. We have planned a £5 million programme to combat malnutrition but we still have some way to go yet! To donate please go to cafod.org.uk/lent or call 0303 303 3030

MARY’s MONTH OF MAY
The Legion of Mary will be leading ‘The Rosary’
after the weekday Masses during May.

MILTON KEYNES MARATHON
Bank Holiday ~ 7th May
26.2 miles finishing at The Stadium
Please sponsor David Hanley, a parishioner, who is running on behalf of our Parish Charity, SEPO

MAY DEVOTIONS Saturday 19th May
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, BEDFORD
Guest Speaker: Brenden Thompson
9am-12noon Ss Philip & James Church, Bedford (MK41 0DP)
4pm-7pm Holy Cross Church, Bedford (MK41 7BX)
See poster at back of church for more details

WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE Saturday 9th June
Departs All Saints Church 8:00am sharp!
Returns circa 8:00 pm
To book your seat please bring £12.65 (non-refundable fare) to Jo at the Parish Office or give it to one of the clergy in an envelope clearly marked with your details and contact number.
We always have a lovely time at Walsingham~ England’s Nazareth

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

APRIL 100 CLUB WINNERS
1st £25. Donna Healy. 2nd £12. Mary Clancy
3rd £12. Anita Smart

KEEP OUR CHURCHES CLEAN!
Half eaten biscuits, sweets and chewing gum, water bottles and apple cores, chewed up paper and screwed up newsletters, pencils and pens are just some of the items that we have to clean up either on a Sunday afternoon or a Monday morning from both our Churches. Please help us! When you leave Church please take any items of personal litter with you or dispose of it in the bins in the Sacristy. Newsletters which are unwanted can be returned to the back of Church to be used again. If we all do a little bit it will make a BIG difference. Thank you!

With every blessing for the week ahead
Fr Christopher, Fr Benedetto, Deacon Noel

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Newsletter: 29th April 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK
Psalter Week 1
5th Sunday of Easter 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
Monday (STA) Feria
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
Tuesday (AS) Memorial – St Joseph the Worker
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
Wednesday (STA) Memorial – St Athanasius
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Thursday (AS) Feast – SS Philip and James
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Friday (STA) Feast- Martyrs of England
& Wales
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Saturday (STA) Feria
9:30am No Mass
4.30pm – 5pm CONFESSIONS

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

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR APRIL 2018 Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for: Those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters. That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES – Dublin 2018
In August 2018, Pope Francis will be visiting Dublin,
Ireland for the World Meeting of Families. NYMO are
inviting young adults aged 16-30yrs to be a part of this
amazing opportunity. If you are interested and for more
information, please email : fiona@nymo.org or call 01582 720627.

DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER AND VOCATION – April
Month of Prayer celebrating our Baptismal Vocation
especially the contribution of single people to the
Church.

REQUIESCAT IN PACE
Please pray for the soul of

Fr Anthony (Tony) Harris who died peacefully at his home in Luton. Fr Tony served as Parish Priest of Bletchley from 1969 to 1974. Ordained a Priest on 25th April 1954 he was previously with the Redemptorist Fathers before being incardinated in Northampton Diocese in 1966. Fr Tony’s body will be received into Sacred Heart Church, Leighton Buzzard at 4:45pm on Tuesday 8th May. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated the following at 11am.

Peter Daly whose Funeral Mass is at 1:30pm on Wednesday 2nd May at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

MASS OF CONFIRMATION with Bishop Peter
Please pray for our Confirmandi who are to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at 7:30pm on Wednesday 9th May at All Saints Church.

DIOCESAN “E-NEWSLETTER”
Our Diocese would like to keep you up-to-date with the latest news and information from Bishop Peter, the curial departments, our Catholic Cathedral in Northampton and our whole diocese. Each month, you can receive this information through an e-newsletter. To subscribe, visit the diocesan website at: http://www.northamptondiocese.org and enter your email address in the box in the top right hand corner of the page.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT
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 14 May: 11 June: 09 July

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS
Next Sunday (6th May), 3pm All Saints Church
Everyone Welcome!

THE ASCENTION OF THE LORD – Mass Times
Thursday 10th May
The Bishop’s of England and Wales have decided to move this Holy Day of Obligation from a Sunday back to a Thursday. Mass times in the Parish are:
8am St Thomas Aquinas School
10am All Saints Church
12noon St Thomas Aquinas Church
7:30pm St Thomas Aquinas Church

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASSES
Please pray for our Children preparing for
First Holy Communion.
11am Saturday May 5th – St Thomas Aquinas Church
(Children in non-Catholic Schools)

10am Saturday 12th May – All Saints Church (Group 1)
12:30pm Saturday 12th May- All Saints Church (Group 2)
(Yr 3 Children from St Thomas Aquinas School)

11am Saturday 19th May – St Thomas Aquinas Church
(Yr 3 Children from Bishop Parker School)

MARRIAGE CARE – specialists in relationship support
We are the national Catholic charity offering professional relationship counselling to all types of couples and individuals at no fixed charge. We currently have some capacity for couples counselling which takes part in the West Bletchley Counselling Centre across the road from All Saints Church on Whaddon Road. So if your relationship is in crisis or just feels frayed around the edges (or you know someone who needs our help) we can help you and your partner to explore ways of repairing any damage. We are a strong Marriage Care centre here in Bletchley and want to help. So why not give us a call? Call 0800 389 3801 to make an appointment or visit our website for more information. http://www.marriagecare.org.uk

BLOOD & WATER
The Church and Her Sacraments
This 6 weeks course will address the Catholic Church’s teachings on the sacraments. What are the sacraments, their origin and meanings? How can we as Catholic engage fully in sacramental life?
10th May Session Three – The Sacraments of Healing
17th May Session Four – Holy Matrimony
24th May Session Five – Holy Orders
31st May Session Six – Sacramentals and Funerals
The sessions will take place on Thursdays (dates shown above) from 8pm to 9pm in St Thomas Aquinas Church (MK2 2JE). It is advised that parishioners wishing to attend this programme will need a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP … meets on Saturdays
3:00-5:00 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room. Future Dates: 19th May / 23rd June / 21st July
18th August / 22nd September / 20th October /
24th November / 15th December.

MESSAGE FROM CAFOD
Donations to CAFOD until 12 May will be doubled by the UK Government. We have planned a £5 million programme to combat malnutrition but we need the full amount of match funding to make it happen. We still have some way to go yet! To donate please go to cafod.org.uk/lent or call 0303 303 3030

MARY’s MONTH OF MAY
The Legion of Mary will be leading ‘The Rosary’
after the weekday Masses during May.

MILTON KEYNES MARATHON
Bank Holiday ~ 7th May
26.2 miles finishing at The Stadium
Please sponsor David Hanley, a parishioner, who is running on behalf of our Parish Charity, SEPO

MAY DEVOTIONS Saturday 19th May
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, BEDFORD
Guest Speaker: Brenden Thompson
9am-12noon Ss Philip & James Church, Bedford (MK41 0DP)
4pm-7pm Holy Cross Church, Bedford (MK41 7BX)
See poster at back of church for more details

WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE Saturday 9th June
Departs All Saints Church 8:00am sharp!
Returns circa 8:00 pm
To book your seat please bring £12.65 (non-refundable fare) to Jo at the Parish Office or give it to one of the clergy in an envelope clearly marked with your details and contact number.
We always have a lovely time at Walsingham~ England’s Nazareth

CONCERT 2 pm Monday 30th April
Church Centre Water Eaton
Children from Pepper Hill and Stanton Schools with Water Eaton Community Voices. Everyone Welcome

KEEP OUR CHURCHES CLEAN!
Half eaten biscuits, sweets and chewing gum, water bottles and apple cores, chewed up paper and screwed up newsletters, pencils and pens are just some of the items that we have to clean up either on a Sunday afternoon or a Monday morning from both our Churches. Please help us! When you leave Church please take any items of personal litter with you or dispose of it in the bins in the Sacristy. Newsletters which are unwanted can be returned to the back of Church to be used again. If we all do a little bit it will make a BIG difference. Thank you!

 

With every blessing for the week ahead

Fr Christopher, Fr Benedetto, Deacon Noel

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Newsletter: 22nd April 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK
Psalter Week 4
4th Sunday of Easter 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

Monday (STA) Solemnity – St George
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 Mark
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) Memoria – St Louis de Montfort
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 APRIL 2018 Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for: Those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters. That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES – Dublin 2018
In August 2018, Pope Francis will be visiting Dublin,
Ireland for the World Meeting of Families. NYMO are
inviting young adults aged 16-30yrs to be a part of this
amazing opportunity. If you are interested and for more
information, please email : fiona@nymo.org or call 01582 720627.

DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER AND VOCATION – April
Month of Prayer celebrating our Baptismal Vocation
especially the contribution of single people to the
Church.

REQUIESCAT IN PACE
Please pray for the soul of

Fr Anthony (Tony) Harris who died peacefully at his home in Luton on Tuesday morning. Fr Tony served as Parish Priest of Bletchley from 1969 to 1974. Ordained a Priest on 25th April 1954 he was previously with the Redemptorist Fathers before being incardinated in Northampton Diocese in 1966. He retired in 1988. Funeral details will be published shortly.

Marian Mathai, whose Funeral Mass is at 11am on Wednesday 25th April at All Saints Church.

Peter Daly whose Funeral Mass is at 1:30pm on Wednesday 2nd May at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

SECOND COLLECTION today
Diocesan Priest Training Fund

DIOCESAN “E-NEWSLETTER”
Our Diocese would like to keep you up-to-date with the latest news and information from Bishop Peter, the curial departments, our Catholic Cathedral in Northampton and our whole diocese. Each month, you can receive this information through an e-newsletter. To subscribe, visit the diocesan website at: http://www.northamptondiocese.org and enter your email address in the box in the top right hand corner of the page.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT
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 14 May: 11 June: 09 July

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
8 pm Thursday 26th April in St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room – For parents who wish to have their children Baptised In the coming weeks.
MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP 28th APRIL … meets on Saturdays 3:00-5:00 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room. Future Dates: 19th May / 23rd June / 21st July
18th August / 22nd September / 20th October /
24th November / 15th December.

MARRIAGE CARE – specialists in relationship support
We are the national Catholic charity offering professional relationship counselling to all types of couples and individuals at no fixed charge. We currently have some capacity for couples counselling which takes part in the West Bletchley Counselling Centre across the road from All Saints Church on Whaddon Road. So if your relationship is in crisis or just feels frayed around the edges (or you know someone who needs our help) we can help you and your partner to explore ways of repairing any damage. We are a strong Marriage Care centre here in Bletchley and want to help. So why not give us a call? Call 0800 389 3801 to make an appointment or visit our website for more information. http://www.marriagecare.org.uk

BLOOD & WATER
The Church and Her Sacraments
This 6 weeks course will address the Catholic Church’s teachings on the sacraments. What are the sacraments, their origin and meanings? How can we as Catholic engage fully in sacramental life?
26th April Session Two – The Eucharist
10th May Session Three – The Sacraments of Healing
17th May Session Four – Holy Matrimony
24th May Session Five – Holy Orders
31st May Session Six – Sacramentals and Funerals
The sessions will take place on Thursdays (dates shown above) from 8pm to 9pm in St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room (MK2 2JE). It is advised that parishioners wishing to attend this programme will need a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

MESSAGE FROM CAFOD
Thank you for your support to our Lent Fast Day appeal. Donations to CAFOD until 12 May will be doubled by the UK Government. We have planned a £5 million programme to combat malnutrition – and with it we hope to be able to reach 245,000 people – but we need the full amount of match funding to make it happen. You can help us reach the full amount needed for this crucial programme. We still have some way to go yet! To donate please go to cafod.org.uk/lent or call 0303 303 3030

MILTON KEYNES MARATHON
Bank Holiday ~ 7th May
26.2 miles finishing at The Stadium
Please sponsor David Hanley, a parishioner, who is running on behalf of our Parish Charity, SEPO.

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS
3PM TUESDAY 24th APRIL
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.

MESSA ITALIANO
7 PM VENDREDI’ 27 APRILE
St Thomas Aquinas Church

MAY DEVOTIONS Saturday 19th May
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, BEDFORD
Guest Speaker: Brenden Thompson
9am-12noon Ss Philip & James Church, Bedford (MK41 0DP)
4pm-7pm Holy Cross Church, Bedford (MK41 7BX)
See poster at back of church for more details

WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE Saturday 9th June
Departs All Saints Church 8:00am sharp!
Returns circa 8:00 pm
To book your seat please bring £12.65 (non-refundable fare) to Jo at the Parish Office or give it to one of the clergy in an envelope clearly marked with your details and contact number.
We always have a lovely time at Walsingham~ England’s Nazareth

CONCERT 2 pm Monday 30th April
Church Centre Water Eaton
Children from Pepper Hill and Stanton Schools with Water Eaton Community Voices. Everyone Welcome

KEEP OUR CHURCHES CLEAN!
Half eaten biscuits, sweets and chewing gum, water bottles and apple cores, chewed up paper and screwed up newsletters, pencils and pens are just some of the items that we have to clean up either on a Sunday afternoon or a Monday morning from both our Churches. Please help us! When you leave Church please take any items of personal litter with you or dispose of it in the bins in the Sacristy. Newsletters which are unwanted can be returned to the back of Church to be used again. If we all do a little bit it will make a BIG difference. Thank you!

MOBILE PHONES – shhhh!
A gentle reminder to check that your mobile phone is turned off or on silent before you enter the Church.

With every blessing for the week ahead

Fr Christopher, Fr Benedetto, Deacon Noel

 

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Newsletter: Sunday 15th April 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK
Psalter Week 3

3rd Sunday of Easter 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
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) 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 APRIL 2018 Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for: Those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters. That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES – Dublin 2018
In August 2018, Pope Francis will be visiting Dublin,
Ireland for the World Meeting of Families. NYMO are
inviting young adults aged 16-30yrs to be a part of this
amazing opportunity. If you are interested and for more
information, please email : fiona@nymo.org or call 01582 720627.

DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER AND VOCATION – April
Month of Prayer celebrating our Baptismal Vocation
especially the contribution of single people to the
Church.

DIOCESAN “E-NEWSLETTER”
Our Diocese would like to keep you up-to-date with the latest news and information from Bishop Peter, the curial departments, our Catholic Cathedral in Northampton and our whole diocese. Each month, you can receive this information through an e-newsletter. To subscribe, visit the diocesan website at: http://www.northamptondiocese.org and enter your email address in the box in the top right hand corner of the page.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT
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 14 May: 11 June: 09 July

PARISH COLLECTION GIVING ENVELOPES
Ready for Collection at All Saints Church
{on the heaters}.

PETITION AGAINST DECRIMINALISING ABORTION
Some medical bodies are calling for abortion to be decriminalised ( i.e. having no legal restraints). There is a SPUC petition at the back of the church asking the Prime Minister not to give parliamentary support to these calls. Please sign. Thank you

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP … meets on Saturdays
3:00-5:00 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room
Future Dates: 28th APRIL / 19th May / 23rd June / 21st July
18th August / 22nd September / 20th October /
24th November / 15th December.

MARRIAGE CARE – specialists in relationship support
We are the national Catholic charity offering professional relationship counselling to all types of couples and individuals at no fixed charge. We currently have some capacity for couples counselling which takes part in the West Bletchley Counselling Centre across the road from All Saints Church on Whaddon Road. So if your relationship is in crisis or just feels frayed around the edges (or you know someone who needs our help) we can help you and your partner to explore ways of repairing any damage. We are a strong Marriage Care centre here in Bletchley and want to help. So why not give us a call? Call 0800 389 3801 to make an appointment or visit our website for more information. http://www.marriagecare.org.uk

SECOND COLLECTION next weekend
Diocesan Priest Training Fund

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
8 PM Thursday 26th April
St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room
For parents who wish to have their children Baptised
In the coming weeks.

REQUIESCAT IN PACE
Please pray for the soul of
Marian Mathai, whose Funeral Mass is at 11am on Wednesday 25th April at All Saints Church.

BLOOD & WATER
The Church and Her Sacraments
This 6 weeks course will address the Catholic Church’s teachings on the sacraments. What are the sacraments, their origin and meanings? How can we as Catholic engage fully in sacramental life?
19th April Session One – Baptism and Confirmation
26th April Session Two – The Eucharist
10th May Session Three – The Sacraments of Healing
17th May Session Four – Holy Matrimony
24th May Session Five – Holy Orders
31st May Session Six – Sacramentals and Funerals
The sessions will take place on Thursdays (dates shown above) from 8pm to 9pm in St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room (MK2 2JE). It is advised that parishioners wishing to attend this programme will need a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

MESSAGE FROM CAFOD
Thank you for your support to our Lent Fast Day appeal. Donations to CAFOD until 12 May will be doubled by the UK Government. We have planned a £5 million programme to combat malnutrition – and with it we hope to be able to reach 245,000 people – but we need the full amount of match funding to make it happen. You can help us reach the full amount needed for this crucial programme. We still have some way to go yet! To donate please go to cafod.org.uk/lent or call 0303 303 3030.

CAFOD – BLETCHLEY
The £ stall held last Sunday in aid of CAFOD raised £42.70. Many thanks for your continued support.

MILTON KEYNES MARATHON
Bank Holiday ~ 7th May
26.2 miles finishing at The Stadium
Please sponsor David Hanley, a parishioner, who is running on behalf of our Parish Charity, SEPO.

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS
3PM TUESDAY 24th APRIL
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.

THANK YOU
The Family of the late Rose Scott wish to record their sincere thanks for all your Mass Intentions: Prayers: and messages of Sympathy following Rose’s death.
And also for your truly exceptional monetary donations given at and after her funeral. These totaled over £1500 and will be distributed to the nominated Charities: Willen Hospice and Society of St Vincent de Paul Bletchley Conference. On their behalf also a big THANK YOU.

WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE
Saturday 9th June
Departs All Saints Church 8:00am sharp!
Returns circa 8:00 pm
To book your seat please bring £12.65 (non-refundable fare) to Jo at the Parish Office or give it to one of the clergy in an envelope clearly marked with your details and contact number.
We always have a lovely time at Walsingham~ England’s Nazareth

KEEP OUR CHURCHES CLEAN!
Half eaten biscuits, sweets and chewing gum, water bottles and apple cores, chewed up paper and screwed up newsletters, pencils and pens are just some of the items that we have to clean up either on a Sunday afternoon or a Monday morning from both our Churches. Please help us! When you leave Church please take any items of personal litter with you or dispose of it in the bins in the Sacristy. Newsletters which are unwanted can be returned to the back of Church to be used again. If we all do a little bit it will make a BIG difference. Thank you!

MOBILE PHONES – shhhh!
A gentle reminder to check that your mobile phone is turned off or on silent before you enter the Church.

With every blessing for the week ahead

Fr Christopher, Fr Benedetto, Deacon Noel

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Newsletter: Sunday 8th April 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Psalter Week 2
2nd Sunday of Easter (Low Sunday) Year B
Divine Mercy Sunday
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

DIVINE MERCY FEAST DAY
SUNDAY 8th APRIL at ALL SAINTS CHURCH
Confessions from 2:30 pm
Devotions 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Light refreshments in the Meeting Room afterwards.
All Most Welcome

During the week
Monday (STA) Solemnity, Annunciation of the BVM
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) St Stanislaus
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 APRIL 2018 Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for Universal: For Those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters. That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES – Dublin 2018
In August 2018, Pope Francis will be visiting Dublin,
Ireland for the World Meeting of Families. NYMO are
inviting young adults aged 16-30yrs to be a part of this
amazing opportunity. If you are interested and for more
information, please email : fiona@nymo.org or call 01582 720627.

DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER AND VOCATION – April
Month of Prayer celebrating our Baptismal Vocation
especially the contribution of single people to the
Church.

DIOCESAN “E-NEWSLETTER”
Our Diocese would like to keep you up-to-date with the latest news and information from Bishop Peter, the curial departments, our Catholic Cathedral in Northampton and our whole diocese. Each month, you can receive this information through an e-newsletter. To subscribe, visit the diocesan website at: http://www.northamptondiocese.org and enter your email address in the box in the top right hand corner of the page.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT – MONDAY 9th APRIL
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 14 May: 11 June: 09 July

PARISH COLLECTION GIVING ENVELOPES
Ready for Collection at All Saints Church {on the heaters}.

PETITION AGAINST DECRIMINALISING ABORTION
Some medical bodies are calling for abortion to be decriminalised ( i.e. having no legal restraints). There is a SPUC petition at the back of the church asking the Prime Minister not to give parliamentary support to these calls. Please sign. Thank you

DIOCESAN MASS FOR MARRIED LIFE
The annual Mass to celebrate married life, which was
postponed due to inclement weather in early March, will
now take place on Saturday, 14th April at Holy Family Catholic Church, 226 Trelawney Avenue, Langley, Slough, SL3 7UD at 12 noon. All are welcome to attend and if you are celebrating a significant milestone, please email Eamonn & Paola McMorrow at mfl@northamptondiocese.com
or call 07412 151517.

VOCATIONS WEEKEND
The Diocese of Northampton will be holding a Vocations
Weekend for men who would like to explore a vocation
to the priesthood. The weekend will be held at
Northampton Cathedral from 13th to 15th April.
Accommodation will be provided. For more details,
please contact Fr Mark Floody at the Cathedral on 01604
714556. Please remember our students and those
attending the weekend in your prayers.

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP … meets on Saturdays
3:00-5:00 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room
Future Dates: 28th APRIL / 19th May / 23rd June / 21st July
18th August / 22nd September / 20th October /
24th November / 15th December.

MARRIAGE CARE – specialists in relationship support
We are the national Catholic charity offering professional relationship counselling to all types of couples and individuals at no fixed charge. We currently have some capacity for couples counselling which takes part in the West Bletchley Counselling Centre across the road from All Saints Church on Whaddon Road. So if your relationship is in crisis or just feels frayed around the edges (or you know someone who needs our help) we can help you and your partner to explore ways of repairing any damage. We are a strong Marriage Care centre here in Bletchley and want to help. So why not give us a call? Call 0800 389 3801 to make an appointment or visit our website for more information. http://www.marriagecare.org.uk

CAFOD The latest CAFOD coffee events raised £149. Many thanks for your continued support.

CAFOD ‘LENT FAST DAY’ raised £1,385. Many thanks.

NEW UK DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS come into effect in May 2018 and will mean stricter policies in the way Parishes handle personal data. We are currently awaiting directions from the Diocese on the new policies. As is the case already however please be aware that our Parish Office is not permitted to share addresses and telephone numbers with third parties. We politely ask therefore not to request such information from the Clergy or Parish Office or from the SVP or Legion of Mary.

REQUIESCAT IN PACEM
Please pray for the soul of
Patricia Morton, whose body will be received into All Saints Church on Monday 9th April at 4pm. The Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday 10th April, 11:15am at All Saints Church.
Marian Mathai, whose Funeral Mass is at 11am on Wednesday 25th April at All Saints Church.

BLOOD & WATER
The Church and Her Sacraments
This 6 weeks course will address the Catholic Church’s teachings on the sacraments. What are the sacraments, their origin and meanings? How can we as Catholic engage fully in sacramental life?
19th April Session One – Baptism and Confirmation
26th April Session Two – The Eucharist
10th May Session Three – -The Sacraments of Healing
17th May Session Four – Holy Matrimony
24th May Session Five – Holy Orders
31st May Session Six – Sacramental and Funerals
The sessions will take place on Thursdays (dates shown above) from 8pm to 9pm in St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room (MK2 2JE). It is advised that parishioners wishing to attend this programme will need a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

APPOINTMENT OF A NEW EXECUTIVE DEPUTY HEADTEACHER FOR BLETCHLEY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS FEDERATION Following a successful interview process the Governors are delighted to announce that our new Executive Deputy Headteacher of the Bletchley Schools Federation is Miss Roisin O’Loughlin. Roisin has worked within the Federation since 2010, at St Thomas Aquinas School, and is very excited about taking on this new position. Please pray for Roisin as she prepares to take up her new role in September.

THANK YOU
The Family of the late Rose Scott wish to record their sincere thanks for all your Mass Intentions: Prayers: and messages of Sympathy following Rose’s death.
And also for your truly exceptional monetary donations given at and after her funeral. These totalled over £1500 and will be distributed to the nominated Charities: Willen Hospice and Society of St Vincent de Paul Bletchley Conference. On their behalf also a big THANK YOU.

MANY THANKS once again for the generosity of your Easter Offering for your Priests which provides Fr Benedetto and myself with a modest income until Christmas. Deacon Noel joins us in thanking you for your many cards and Easter gifts.
May the joy of the Resurrection fill your lives this Easter
and throughout the year.
With every blessing for the week ahead

Fr Christopher, Fr Benedetto, Deacon Noel

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Newsletter: 1st April 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK
Psalter Week 1
EASTER Sunday Year B
(STA)
8:00am Holy Mass in Italian
10:00am Holy Mass
(AS)
9:00am Holy Mass
11:00am Holy Mass

During the week (EASTER WEEK)

Monday (STA) Easter Octave
12:00noon Holy Mass

Tuesday (AS) Easter Octave
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration

Wednesday (STA) Easter Octave
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary

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

Friday (STA) Easter Octave
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
7:00pm Holy Mass in Italian

Saturday (STA) Easter Octave
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

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR NEOPHYTES …After completing the Journey in Faith Programme, Marek, Janos, Iesha & Chun were Baptised and received the Sacrament of Confirmation at the Easter Vigil. Emilda & Adrain were received into full Communion with the Catholic Church and also received the Sacrament of Confirmation at the Easter Vigil. Please support them with your prayers.

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR
APRIL 2018 Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for
Universal: For Those who have Responsilibity in
Economic Matters. That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.

Diocesan Year of Prayer and Vocation
April 2018. Month of Prayer celebrating our Baptismal Vocation
Especially the contribution of single people to the
Church.

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

DIVINE MERCY FEAST DAY
SUNDAY 8th APRIL at ALL SAINTS CHURCH
Confessions from 2:30 pm
Devotions 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Light refreshments in the Meeting Room afterwards.
All Most Welcome

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT
MONDAY 9th APRIL 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 14 May: 11 June: 09 July

CLEANERS required for All Saints Church
Should you be able to help please contact Parish Office.

MARCH 100 CLUB WINNERS
1st £25. Anne Dyer
2nd £12. Mrs M McCarthy
3rd £12. E. Douglas

DIARIES FOR SCHOOL REFERENCES… do not need to be stamped this weekend. It will be assumed that everyone with a Diary has attended Mass.

RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION
A reminder that in England and Wales you are permitted to receive Communion either in the hand or directly on the tongue. If however you are holding a child in your arms or one hand is impeded please receive directly on the tongue.
When receiving on the hand please hold out both hands and do not take the Host from the priest / minister with your fingers, instead allow the Host to be placed in your hands.
Please consume the host in front of the priest / minister before either going to receive from the chalice or returning to your seat.
Self intinction (dipping the host in the Chalice) is never permitted in the Catholic Church.
If you are not a Catholic then please do come forward to receive a blessing placing your arms across your chest.

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP … meets on Saturdays
3:00-5:00 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room
Future Dates: 28th April / 19th May / 23rd June / 21st July /
18th August / 22nd September / 20th October /
24th November / 15th December.

MARRIAGE CARE – specialists in relationship support
We are the national Catholic charity offering professional relationship counselling to all types of couples and individuals at no fixed charge. We currently have some capacity for couples counselling which takes part in the West Bletchley Counselling Centre across the road from All Saints Church on Whaddon Road. So if your relationship is in crisis or just feels frayed around the edges (or you know someone who needs our help) we can help you and your partner to explore ways of repairing any damage. We are a strong Marriage Care centre here in Bletchley and want to help. So why not give us a call? Call 0800 389 3801 to make an appointment or visit our website for more information. http://www.marriagecare.org.uk

CAFOD The latest CAFOD coffee events raised £149. Many thanks for your continued support.

NEW UK DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS come into effect in May 2018 and will mean stricter policies in the way Parishes handle personal data. We are awaiting directions from the Diocese on the new policies. As is the case already however please be aware that our Parish Office is not permitted to share addresses and telephone numbers with third parties. Please therefore do not request such information.

REQUIESCAT IN PACEM Please pray for the soul of
Pauline Pratt, whose Funeral Service will be on Wednesday 4rd April, 2:45pm at Crownhill Crematorium.

Patricia Morton, whose body will be received into All Saints Church on Monday 9th April at 4pm. The Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday 10th April, 11:15am at All Saints Church.

Elettra Merola, whose Funeral Mass will be on Friday 6th April 9:30am at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

BLOOD & WATER
The Church and Her Sacraments
This 6 weeks course will address the Catholic Church’s teachings on the sacraments. What are the sacraments, their origin and meanings? How can we as Catholic engage fully in sacramental life?
19th April Session One – Baptism and Confirmation
26th April Session Two – The Eucharist
10th May Session Three – -The Sacraments of Healing
17th May Session Four – Holy Matrimony
24th May Session Five – Holy Orders
31st May Session Six – Sacramental and Funerals
The sessions will take place on Thursdays (dates shown above) from 8pm to 9pm in St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room (MK2 2JE). It is advised that parishioners wishing to attend this programme will need a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

CAFOD ‘LENT FAST DAY’ raised £1,385. Many thanks.

APPOINTMENT OF A NEW EXECUTIVE DEPUTY HEADTEACHER FOR BLETCHLEY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS FEDERATION Following a successful interview process the Governors are delighted to announce that our new Executive Deputy Headteacher of the Bletchley Schools Federation is Miss Roisin O’Loughlin. Roisin has worked within the Federation since 2010, at St Thomas Aquinas School, and is very excited about taking on this new position. Please pray for Roisin as she prepares to take up her new role in September.

THANK YOU
Many thanks to our small army of volunteers who have helped prepare for and taken part in the Easter Celebrations. We are indebted to our musicians, servers, readers, Extraordinary Ministers, Sacristans, cleaners, launderers, flower arrangers, parish welcomers, catechists and our Confirmandi as well as all those who do the little jobs and tasks that go unseen and unnoticed.
Your contribution is greatly appreciated!

With every blessing for the week ahead

Fr Christopher, Fr Benedetto, Deacon Noel

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Newsletter 25th March 2018

THE EASTER TRIDUUM 2018

Holy Thursday
11 am Chrism Mass
Northampton Cathedral

7.00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper
St Thomas Aquinas Church

Good Friday
12 Noon Youth Stations of the Cross
St Thomas Aquinas Church

LITURGY OF OUR LORD’S PASSION:
3 pm All Saints and
3 pm St Thomas Aquinas

8pm Stations of the Cross
All Saints Church

Holy Saturday
NO 9.30 am Mass
10 am Blessing of Polish Baskets
St Thomas Aquinas Church

10:45-11:30am Confessions
St Thomas Aquinas Church

8:00 pm EASTER VIGIL
All Saints Church

Easter Day
9.00 am /11 am Mass
All Saints Church
[NO 6.30 pm Mass]

8 am Mass in Italian
10 am Mass
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