Newsletter: 14th October 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Psalter Week 4
28th 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) Memoria – At Teresa of Avila
9:30am Divine Mercy Chaplet
10:00am Holy Mass (No Adoration Today)

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

Wednesday (STA) Memoria -St Ignatius of Antioch
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary

Thursday (AS) Feast – St Luke the Evangelist
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary

Friday (STA) Opt. Memorial – St Paul of the Cross
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

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS SUNDAY
Part of the Diocesan Year of Prayer and Vocation
To mark “Catholic Schools Sunday” students from our Parish Schools will be taking part in our 6pm Vigil Mass and 11am Sunday Mass. There will also be a talk at the 6pm Vigil, 9am and 11am Masses by Mr Robert Mundy our Executive Head
Teacher of the Bletchley Catholic Schools Federation. Please pray for our Catholic Schools and the vital role they play in evangelization and the Mission of the Church.

SECOND COLLECTION today:
Catholic Teacher’s Training Fund

INDONESIA EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI
– what are we doing? CAFOD has joined forces with the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to reach tens of thousands of people affected by Indonesia’s devastating tsunami. More than 1,500 people have been killed and thousands of homes have been destroyed after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, which triggered a tsunami, struck Central Sulawesi Province, Indonesia, on Friday 28 September. Our Caritas aid workers on the ground have a wealth of experience responding to this type of disaster and are already present in two dioceses near the affected area – Makassar in South Sulawesi and Manado in North Sulawesi. They are being supported by our sister agency Catholic Relief Service (CRS) who are already addressing the immediate needs of survivors, with clean drinking water and food, shelter – tents tarpaulin, and blankets – medical and health services, alongside solar and fuel oil, due to fuel shortages. Please help our brothers and sisters in Indonesia who have lost everything – there are CAFOD donation boxes at both churches or at http://www.cafod.org.uk/donations.

REQUIESCANT IN PACE – Please pray for the soul of
Peggie Halsey, who died on 2nd October.
Funeral to be announced
Deirdre Gleeson, who died on 27th September.
Funeral at St Thomas Aquinas Church on Monday
15th October at 11.15am

PARISH STATISTICS “Head Count”
This is the last weekend for our Mass count. Can collectors please count all adults and children including those serving at the Altar.

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

OUR LADY’S MONTH OF OCTOBER
The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin. The Rosary will be prayed by the Legion of Mary after each weekday Mass this month.

PARISH FAYRE: Save the Date Saturday 24th November
We will be holding this year’s Christmas Fayre at Bishop Parker School on Saturday 24th November. This will be the Parish’s main fund raising event and is always well supported. Why not come along & see the improvements that have been made to the school. Also ample parking has been agreed with the local businesses on Barton Road, so there will be no issues with parking. As usual we will be seeking donations and will provide a timetable for items to be donated in the next few weeks. If you are interested in helping out, or have any new ideas that we could incorporate, please contact the Parish office or Mags Holloway on 07886196804.

SPUC CAMPAIGN – Postcards to your MP!
Please send a SPUC postcard (available at the back of Church) to your MP (Iain Stewart MK South) to ask him to vote against Diana Johnson’s Ten-Minute Bill on Tuesday 23rd October. If successful the Bill could lead to changes in the law that would remove effective legal protection for unborn babies and their mothers in Northern Ireland and also in England and Wales.

ADVANCE NOTICE(S) – SCHOOL ADMISSIONS
2019 Catholic Primary School Admissions
Completed 2018 diaries will be collected in after the 6pm Vigil; 9am &11am Mass on the weekend of 1st /2nd December (Advent Sunday). If there is a sufficient record of attendance (stamps) then we will notify Bishop Parker School and St Thomas Aquinas School directly. We will inform you by email if a “Certificate of Catholic Practice” has been issued. If you are applying for another Catholic Primary School then please contact the Parish Office after you have received a confirmation email and Fr Christopher will complete any necessary forms. Please remember that a Certificate of Catholic Practice does not guarantee a school place but does support your application. In the event of over subscription “Admissions Criteria” are applied. The “Admissions Policy” for each school can be viewed on their respective websites. Please ensure that you collect and complete all the necessary supplementary forms when applying for a school place which can be obtained from School Reception.
2020 School Admissions for Catholic Primary Schools
If you will be applying for a Catholic Primary School place in 2020 you will need to obtain a “Certificate of Catholic Practice” to support your application. Certificates are issued to all those who complete a Parish 2019 Diary which is stamped at the beginning and end of Sunday Mass as a record of your child’s attendance.
There is a meeting for interested parents on Monday 3rd December, 7pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room (MK2 2JE), where you will able to register and collect a diary.

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP Next Meeting: 20th October 2018 This group meets once a month on a Saturday 3:00-5:00pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room. Future Dates: 24th November / 15th December

MK PASTORAL AREA HEALING SERVICE
As part of our preparation towards Advent, we are pleased to announce that a Healing Service with Holy Mass will be held for all parishes in Milton Keynes. The service will include a time for Adoration, Confessions, Praise and Worship and Holy Mass. It will be a special time of inner healing and waiting on the Lord. For more information, please email mkprayers@outlook.com or call 07725200866
Date: Saturday 27th October 2018 at 4pm
Venue: Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, St Paul’s School Campus Moorgate, Leadenhall MK6 5EN
Celebrant and Speaker: Rev Fr Gladson Dabre OSA.

LUX ‘GOLD’
Kings Park Conference Centre, Northampton
1st – 3rd February 2019
A fun residential weekend for young Catholics aged 11-18 years. Contact Fiona on 01582 720627 or
Email Fiona@nymo.org

‘FLAME’ 2019
Wembley Arena
Saturday 2nd March 2019
Price £20 (ticket price only). Contact Fiona on
01582 720627 or email Fiona@nymo,org

FAMILY FIREWORKS
Bishop Parker School have organised a Fireworks Evening for Friday 9th November 6pm-8pm.
Price £3 each / Family of 4 £10.
This is always a very popular event and the tickets are available now from Bishop Parker School Office .

BOOKS FOR SALE at the back of All Saints Church
£1. per book: Donations from the sale will go towards our Parish Project ’SEPO’ in Zambia. We do ask, however, that these books are not read during Mass.

TEACHER OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (TMS/UPS )
St Paul’s Catholic School
The Governors have an exciting opportunity to recruit a teacher to join this successful and thriving department in September 2019. The person appointed with be an excellent teacher, able to teach across KS3, KS4 and KS5 and to enthuse, encourage and help pupils achieve the best that is possible. Closing date: 5 November at 9 am
Details/Application Form: http://www.st-pauls.org.uk or
Email enquiries@st-pauls.org.uk or call 01908 669735

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

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Newsletter: 7th October 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Psalter Week 3
27th 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) Opt. Mem. – Bl John Henry Newman
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
Wednesday (STA) Feria
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Thursday (AS) Opt. Mem. – St John XXIII
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Friday (STA) Feria
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Saturday (STA) Memorial – St Edward the Confessor
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 OCTOBER 2018
Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for: The Mission of Religious.
That consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves, and be present among the poor, the marginalised, and those who have no voice.
DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER AND VOCATION – OCTOBER
Month of Prayer for our schools, for our young people and their vocation within the Church.

REQUIESCANT IN PACE
Please pray for the soul of
Terry Gilmartin , who died on 23rd September at Milton Keynes Hospital, funeral on 12th October St Thomas Aquinas Church 12 Noon. Terry’s body will be received into church on Thursday 11th at 4pm.
Gerard Cloake, who died on 23rd September . Funeral at Crownhill Crematorium Oak Chapel on 11th October 11.30am
Peggie Halsey, Who died on 2nd October. Funeral to be announced
Deirdre Gleeson, who died on 27th September. Funeral at St Thomas Aquinas Church on Monday 15th October at 11.15am

CAFOD Family Fast Day
Second Collection this weekend

PARISH STATISTICS “Head Count”
Its time for the Parish to complete the annual statitcs report for the Diocese. This year we have been asked to count Mass attendance on the last two Sundays of September and the first two Sundays of October. Could collectors please count all those at Mass, including children. Please include those serving on the Altar.

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS – This weekend
Sunday 3pm at All Saints Church

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT
Monday 8th October
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: 12 November; 10 December.

OUR LADY’S MONTH OF OCTOBER
The Month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin. The Rosary will be prayed by the Legion of Mary after each weekday Mass this month.
PARISH FAYRE:
Save The Date – Saturday 24th November
We will be holding this year’s Christmas Fayre at Bishop Parker School on Saturday 24th November.
This will be the Parish’s main fund raising event and is always well supported. Why not come along & see the improvements that have been made to the school. Also ample parking has been agreed with the local businesses on Barton Road, so there will be no issues with parking.
As usual we will be seeking donations and will provide a timetable for items to be donated in the next few weeks.
If you are interested in helping out, or have any new ideas that we could incorporate please contact the Parish office or Mags Holloway on 07886196804.

ADVANCE NOTICE(S) – SCHOOL ADMISSIONS

2019 Catholic Primary School Admissions
Completed 2018 diaries will be collected in after the 6pm Vigil; 9am &11am Mass on the weekend of 1st /2nd December (Advent Sunday). If there is a sufficient record of attendance (stamps) then we will notify Bishop Parker School and St Thomas Aquinas School directly. We will inform you by email if a “Certificate of Catholic Practice” has been issued. If you are applying for another Catholic Primary School then please contact the Parish Office after you have received a confirmation email and Fr Christopher will complete any necessary forms. Please remember that a Certificate of Catholic Practice does not guarantee a school place but does support your application. In the event of over subscription “Admissions Criteria” are applied. The “Admissions Policy” for each school can be viewed on their respective websites. Please ensure that you collect and complete all the necessary supplementary forms when applying for a school place which can be obtained from School Reception.

2020 School Admissions for Catholic Primary Schools
If you will be applying for a Catholic Primary School place in 2020 you will need to obtain a “Certificate of Catholic Practice” to support your application. Certificates are issued to all those who complete a Parish 2019 Diary which is stamped at the beginning and end of Sunday Mass as a record of your child’s attendance.
There is a meeting for interested parents on Monday 3rd December, 7pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room (MK2 2JE), where you will able to register and collect a diary.

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.

ST PAUL’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL OPEN EVENING
For prospective Year 7 pupils and parents
Tuesday 9th October 2018; 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Call: 01908 669735 Email: enquiries@st-pauls.org.uk
MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP
Next Meeting: 20th October 2018
This group meets once a month on a Saturday
3:00-5:00pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room.
Future Dates: 24th November / 15th December

CHILDREN’S LITURGY AT 6PM VIGIL MASS
Will now take place on the first Saturday of each month.
If you would be interested in either being a Children’s Liturgist or a helper please contact Fr Christopher.
Volunteers will need to have a DBS Check organized by the Parish.

JUSTICE & PEACE 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

FAMILY FIREWORKS
Bishop Parker School have organised a Fireworks Evening for Friday 9th November 6pm-8pm.
Price £3 each / Family of 4 £10.
This is always a very popular event and the tickets are available now from Bishop Parker School Office .

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

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Newsletter: 30th September 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Psalter Week 2
26th 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 Theresa of the Child Jesus
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
Tuesday (AS) Memorial – Holy Guardian Angels
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
Wednesday (STA) Feria
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Thursday (AS) Memorial – St Francis of Assisi
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 OCTOBER 2018
Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for: The Mission of Religious.
That consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves, and be present among the poor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice.

DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER AND VOCATION – OCTOBER
Month of Prayer for our schools, for our young people and their vocation within the Church.

REQUIESCANT IN PACE
Please pray for the soul of

Fr John Lever, (Assistant Priest of Bletchley), on the 20th Anniversary of his death (29th September 1998).

Terry Gilmartin , who died on 23rd September at Milton Keynes Hospital, funeral on 12th October St Thomas Aquinas Church 12 Noon. Terry’s body will be recieved into church on Thursday 11th at 4pm.
Gerard Cloake, who died on 23rd September . Funeral at Crownhill Crematorium Oak Chapel on 11th October 11.30am

SVP Retiring Collection this weekend

PARISH STATISTICS “Head Count”
Its time for the Parish to complete the annual statitcs report for the Diocese. This year we have been asked to count Mass attendance on the last two Sundays of September and the first two Sundays of October. Could collectors please count all those at Mass, including children. Please include those serving on the Altar.

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS
Next Sunday 3pm at All Saints Church

FAREWELL but not goodbye
After spending the last two months with us in the Parish Fr Clelment returns to his Parish in Kenya after the weekend. He goes with our prayers and our love and we hope to see him again next year.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT
Monday 8th October
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: 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.

ST PAUL’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL OPEN EVENING
For prospective Year 7 pupils and parents
Tuesday 9th October 2018; 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Call: 01908 669735 Email: enquiries@st-pauls.org.uk

PARISH SAFEGUARDING (A reminder)
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.

PRAYERS FOR OUR MARATHON MAN!
Please keep David Hanley in your prayers as he takes part in the “Run Galway Bay Marathon” on 6th October, in memory of his Grandmother who died earlier this year. David has taken part in local marathons before raising money for both CAFOD and our Parish Charity SEPO.
Every Blessing David!

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP
Next Meeting: 20th October 2018
This group meets once a month on a Saturday
3:00-5:00pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room.
Future Dates: 24th November / 15th December

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN A CATHOLIC SCHOOL – TRAINING OPPORTUNITY
The Diocese of Northampton is offering a six week training programme in Catholic leadership and management. This is an excellent and valuable opportunity for those wishing to learn more about leadership in Catholic education and what makes Catholic leadership distinctive. Sessions will be delivered by Cat Manley, Laura Maw and Joanne Pughe and will take place on Thursdays, between 4.00-5.30pm, in the Study Suite at St Paul’s Catholic School on: 18th October;
15th November; 10th January; 28th March; 9th May and 13th June. The course will be appropriate for any member of staff whether they are Catholics or not and, particularly, for those who aspire to a leadership role at any level in a Catholic school. The course is free to anyone currently working in a Catholic school, and costs £30 if you do not currently work in a Catholic School.
Please email: Josephine.clark@st-pauls.org.uk by 1st October 2018 to reserve your space.

WORKSHOP TO HELP RECRUIT VOLUNTEERS IN PARSIHES on Friday 19th October To help address the issues surrounding the running of volunteer organisations, Avril Baigent (the Diocesan Pastoral Ministry Adviser) will lead a workshop and discussion about how to recruit and support volunteers and succession planning. The day is being held at Holy Cross Church (355 Goldington Road, MK41 0DP) from 10:30am to 4:30pm.To book a place please contact the Parish Secretary: holycrosschurch896@btconnect.com / (01234) 353116

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

MCMILLIAN COFFEE & CAKE MORNING after the 10am Mass on Thursday 4th October in All Saints Meeting Room, All welcome.

SEPTEMBER 100 CLUB WINNERS
£25 E Ridout; £12 A Heming; £12 W Gilbert.

LAST WEEK’s SESCOND COLLECTION for Fr Cement’s Parish Borehole project raised £1540!
Thanks for your generosity.

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

 

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Newsletter: 23rd September 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Psalter Week 1
25th 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 Walsingham
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
Tuesday (AS) Feria
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
Wednesday Feria
(STA) 10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Thursday (AS) Memorial – St Vincent de Paul
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Friday (STA) Feria
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Saturday (STA) Feast – SS Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels
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 find 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
Veronica Okwonko, whose Funeral Mass is on Friday 28th September, 11:00am at All Saints Church.

SECOND COLLECTION this weekend for FR CLEMENT’S PARISH “boar hole project”.

PARISH STATISTICS “Head Count”
Its time for the Parish to complete the annual statitcs report for the Diocese. This year we have been asked to count Mass attendance on the last two Sundays of September and the first two Sundays of October. Could collectors please count all those at Mass, including children. Please include those serving on the Altar.

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

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.

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP
Next Meeting: 20th October 2018
This group meets once a month on a Saturday
3:00-5:00pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room.
Future Dates:
24th November / 15th December

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
For parents seeking Baptism for their children
8 pm Thursday 27th September
St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN A CATHOLIC SCHOOL – TRAINING OPPORTUNITY
The Diocese of Northampton is offering a six week training programme in Catholic leadership and management. This is an excellent and valuable opportunity for those wishing to learn more about leadership in Catholic education and what makes Catholic leadership distinctive. Sessions will be delivered by Cat Manley, Laura Maw and Joanne Pughe and will take place on Thursdays, between 4.00-5.30pm, in the Study Suite at St Paul’s Catholic School on: 18th October;
15th November; 10th January; 28th March; 9th May and 13th June. The course will be appropriate for any member of staff whether they are Catholics or not and, particularly, for those who aspire to a leadership role at any level in a Catholic school. The course is free to anyone currently working in a Catholic school, and costs £30 if you do not currently work in a Catholic School.
Please email: Josephine.clark@st-pauls.org.uk by 1st October 2018 to reserve your space.
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

PARISH FAYRE 2018
This year’s Parish Fayre is booked for Saturday 24th November and is to be held at Bishop Parker School.
Do you have any ideas or suggestions to make this year’s event bigger & better than previous years?
All ideas welcome. We are holding a planning meeting on Friday 28th September at 7pm and we would love to have some new ideas and for our team to grow.
If you can’t join us please feel free to put your suggestions forward to the Parish office or contact Mags on 07886196804

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

MCMILLIAN COFFEE & CAKE MORNING after the 10am Mass on Thursday 4th October in All Saints Meeting Room, All welcome.

SEPTEMBER 100 CLUB WINNERS
£25 E Ridout
£12 A Heming
£12 W Gilbert

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

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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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