Newsletter: 15th July 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

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

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

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

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

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

SVP Retiring Collection
this weekend

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Newsletter: 8th July 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

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

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

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

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

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

SECOND COLLECTION this weekend:
Apostleship of the Sea

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Newsletter: 1st July 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
24th – 31st AUGUST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Newsletter: 24th June 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

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

During the Week – Year II
Psalter Week 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SECOND COLLECTION next weekend
‘PETER’s PENCE’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Newsletter: 17th June 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

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

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

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

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED ON MONDAY 18TH JUNE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Newsletter: 10th June 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK
Psalter Week 2
10th 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 Barnabas, Apostle
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration

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

Wednesday (STA) Memorial – St Anthony of Padua
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
6:30pm Holy Mass Votive Ven. Agnelo de Souza

Saturday (STA) Memorial- St Richard of Chichester
9:30am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
10:00-10:30am CONFESSIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT:
MONDAY 11th JUNE
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 Date … 09 July

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

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

ANNUAL ALTAR SERVERS MASS
Northampton Cathedral -12 Noon Saturday 16th June
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.

SECOND COLLECTION next weekend
‘DAY FOR LIFE’

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

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

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

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

100 Club May 2018 Winners
1st Prize £25 Mrs H. A Roffey
2nd Prize £12 Mrs M Osgathorpe
3rd Prize £12 Mrs M O’Shaughnessy

ANNUAL MASS TO PRAY for the beatification
of Ven Fr Agnelo. Friday 15th June, 6.30pm at
St Thomas Aquinas Church.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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Newsletter: 3rd June 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

CORPUS CHRISTI 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

Week 9 Ordinary Time – Psalter Week 1
Monday (STA) Feria
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration

Tuesday (AS) Memorial – St Boniface
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) Solemnity – The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary

Saturday (STA) Memorial- Immaculate Heart of Mary
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

DEACON NOEL’S LAST SUNDAY
After 18 Years of faithful service as a Deacon in our Parish, Dcn Noel Guina is retiring from active ministry this Sunday after the 11am Mass. Noel was ordained a Deacon at All Saints Church, Bletchley on 8th July 2000 and has generously served the Parish for an additional 7 years beyond the normal retirement age of 75. Noel has politely requested “no fuss or gifts” as he wants to retire quietly and without any big celebration. Please pray for him as he begins yet another new chapter in his life.

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

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

REQUIESCAT IN PACE
Please pray for the souls of
Marie Teresa Lucas, whose Funeral Service will be at 1 pm on Wednesday 6th June at St Thomas Aquinas Church
Margaret Cecilia Holloway, whose Requiem Mass will be at 3 pm on Thursday 7th June at All Saints Church,
Dorothy Waller, Funeral Details to follow.
Rita Rosaleen Lysaght, whose Funeral Mass will be at 1:45pm on Monday 18th June at St Thomas Aquinas Church

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

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT:
MONDAY 11th JUNE
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 Date … 09 July

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

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 Nazaret!h

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

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.

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.

WEST BLETCHLEY WELLBEING CENTRE
“Hello everyone, my name is Ewa. I am a parishioner and a volunteer counsellor at the Centre which provides free counselling for West Bletchley residents tackling issues such as anxiety, bereavement/loss, depression, relationship problems, alcohol, drug dependency, abuse and low self-esteem. Recent budget cuts have impacted the running costs of this service and subsequently has lead to this request for HELP. Could you support our stall at the West Bletchley Carnival on the 9th June? OR could you help with goods/services that we could raffle?
Can you help us to carry on the good work?” Thank you

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

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

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

CATHOLIC SINGLES**
Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information visit http://www.catholicsingles.org.uk or tel. 0161 941 3498
**Disclaimer: Catholic Singles has no official association with the Parish of St Thomas Aquinas & All Saints. If you use this service you do so at your own discretion.

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

100 Club May 2018 Winners
1st Prize £25 Mrs H. A Roffey
2nd Prize £12 Mrs M Osgathorpe
3rd Prize £12 Mrs M O’Shaughnessy

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

 

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Newsletter: 27th May 2018

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 JUNE 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.

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

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

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?
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

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.

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

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS
3 PM TUESDAY 29th MAY
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.

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.

WEST BLETCHLEY WELLBEING CENTRE
“Hello everyone, my name is Ewa. I am a parishioner and a volunteer counsellor at the Centre which provides free counselling for West Bletchley residents tackling issues such as anxiety, bereavement/loss, depression, relationship problems, alcohol, drug dependency, abuse and low self-esteem. Recent budget cuts have impacted the running costs of this service and subsequently has lead to this request for HELP. Could you support our stall at the West Bletchley Carnival on the 9th June? OR could you help with goods/services that we could raffle?
Can you help us to carry on the good work?” Thank you

MESSA ITALIANO
7PM VENDREDI’ 1 GUIGNIO
ST THOMAS AQUINAS CHURCH

MK MARATHON
Thank you so much for your generous response to our Marathon Run. A grand total of £1080 was raised.
Well done David! Please place any outstanding donations in the Collection Basket marked ‘Marathon’.

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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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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