Newsletter 23rd June

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK
CORPUS CHRISTI Sunday – Year C
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 12 of Ordinary Time – Year I
Psalter Week 4

Monday (STA) Solemnity – Nativity of St John
the Baptist
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) Opt. Memoria – St Cyril of Alexandria
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) Memoria – 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

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR JUNE 2019: The Mode of Life of Priests. That priests, through the modesty and humility of their lives, commit themselves actively to a solidarity with those who are most poor.

REQUIESCAT IN PACE
Please pray for repose of the soul of
John Patterson, whose Funeral Service will be at the Willow Chapel, Crownhill Cremotrium, 11:45am on Friday 12th July.
We offer our sincere sympathy and the loving support of our faith and prayers to all the recently bereaved.

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS
3 pm Tuesday 25th 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.

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
8:00 PM THURSDAY 27th JUNE
St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room (MK2 2JE)
The purpose of the preparation evening is to support parents in reflecting on the significant step that they are taking in bringing their child to be baptised into the Christian Community. The expectation is that at least one parent is attending Mass regularly. The meeting is for parents and guardians only, unfortunately we are unable to accommodate babies/young children.

SECOND COLLECTION Next Week:
Peter’s Pence – Contributions to the Peter’s Pence Collection support the charitable works of Pope Francis as he reaches out to victims of war and natural disaster.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS
Interested in becoming a Catholic?
Seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation as an Adult? Want to learn more about your Catholic Faith?
If any of these apply to you then we invite you to join our 2019-2020 Journey in Faith Programme. The Course will begin on Thursday 5th September 2019 at St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room (MK2 2JE) 7:30 – 9:00 pm and will continue on Thursday evenings until Easter 2020.
Weekly Sunday Mass or Saturday Vigil Mass attendance is essential for those who desire to be Baptised / Received and Confirmed in the Church.
Please register your interest by emailing the Parish Office at staq@uwclub.net

MASS STIPENDS FOR ZAMBIA – SEPO
Fr Francis, the Parish Priest of St Agatha’s Parish in Mongu, Zambia, has kindly offered to say a Mass for your intentions. Fr Francis’ Parish and its projects are supported by our Parish Charity SEPO and we enjoy a strong link with his parishioners. Parishioners from Bletchley regularly visit St Agatha’s Parish and some of our staff from the Bletchley Catholic Schools Federation have spent time teaching in their school. A donation for a Mass Intention goes a long way in supporting the Parish Priest, covering the cost of food and housing.
If you would like a Mass said by Fr Francis please: Write your name on an envelope. Write what / who your intention is for and enclose an offering. We suggest a donation £10 per Mass. Please mark the Envelope “SEPO”. The envelope can be placed in the collection basket, handed in at the Parish Office or given to Fr Christopher or Fr Benedetto.

CATHOLIC YOUTH SUMMER CAMP 2019
‘NYMO, our diocesan youth ministry office, wish to invite all young people of secondary school age, to this year’s Summer Camp. With the opportunity to sleep in a castle and experience amazing outdoor activities, alongside a day at Alton Towers and a mystery day out! All this alongside daily Mass, Reconciliation and Adoration. Cost is a minimum donation of £205 subsidised) to an actual cost of £295. More information can be found at http://www.nymo.org or call Fiona on 01582 720627.

CLIMATE LOBBY IN LONDON – 26 JUNE
Join CAFOD and many other charities at an unforgettable event in London on 26 June. It’s time to confront this climate and environmental crisis and tell our leaders that Britain should no longer contribute to the destruction of our common home. You can make a difference by joining in. Please register if you would like to attend (see https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Climate/Climate-lobby for more details). If you would like to travel with others from our diocese please call Maggie Osgathorp on 01908 563277.

TALK IN LUTON
Roy Shoeman, international speaker, Jewish Catholic is giving a talk on ” The Role of Judaism in Salvation from Abraham to the 2nd Coming” on Sunday 30th June, at 6.30pm at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish Hall, Castle Street, Luton, LU1 3AG. Everyone is very welcome.

JOB VACANCY
Full Time Youth Ministry Coordinator – NYMO
A rare opportunity has occurred to join our youth ministry office (NYMO) and take youth ministry in the Diocese of Northampton into its next phase of development.The offices are based in Luton, but the role will involve travel throughout the diocese. Support with relocation can be provided if necessary, the detail of which would depend on the needs of the candidate. For full details of the role, job profile and an application form, please visit http://www.northamptondiocese.org/vacancies
or call 01604 714840. The closing date for applications will be 8th July 2019.

VACANCY: PARISH YOUTH MINISTER – BEDFORD – Full Time.
The Diocese are delighted to advertise the role of Catholic Parish Youth Minister in the parishes of Ss Philip and James and Holy Cross, Bedford. This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a practising Catholic, with the right skills and experiences, to support and develop local young people in their faith and relationship with their parish.
Full details of the role can be found by visiting http://www.northamptondiocese.org/vacancies or calling the diocesan HR Advisor on 01604 714840.
The closing date for applications will be 8th July 2019.

**COACH TRIP TO BOURNEMOUTH
12th September. Coach leaves from All Saints Church at 9am. Cost £14.50. Contact Viv Smith 01908 507184
**Disclaimer – This trip is not organised by the Parish, the Parish therefore takes no responsibility for it.

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

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Newsletter 16th June

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK
TRINITY Sunday – Year C
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 11 of Ordinary Time – Year 1
Psalter Week 3

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) Feast -Dedication of Northampton Cathedral
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary

Thursday (AS) Memoria – St Alban
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary

Friday (STA) Memoria St Aloysius Gonzaga
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary

Saturday (STA) Feast – Ss John Fisher & Thomas More
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 INTENTIONS FOR JUNE 2019: The Mode of Life of Priests. That priests, through the modesty and humility of their lives, commit themselves actively to a solidarity with those who are most poor.

REQUIESCANT IN PACE
Please pray for repose of the soul of
Sylvia Palmer, whose funeral Mass will be on Monday 17th June, 12:30pm at All Saints Church.
John Patterson, who passed away in hospital on Thursday. Funeral details to follow.
We offer our sincere sympathy and the loving support of our faith and prayers to all the recently bereaved.

SECOND COLLECTION TODAY:
Day for Life – Defending and supporting the rights and dignity of the human person from conception to natural death.

BLESSINGS ON FATHER’S DAY
A Prayer for Fathers
Heavenly Father,
you entrusted your Son Jesus,
the child of Mary,
to the care of Joseph, an earthly father.
Bless all fathers
as they care for their families.
Give them strength and wisdom,
tenderness and patience;
support them in the work they have to do,
protecting those who look to them,
as we look to you for love and salvation,
through Jesus Christ our rock and defender. Amen.

RCIA – JOURNEY IN FAITH
Interested in becoming a Catholic?
Seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation as an Adult? Want to learn more about your Catholic Faith?

If any of these apply to you then we invite you to join our 2019-2020 Journey in Faith Programme. The Course will begin on Thursday 5th September 2019 at St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room (MK2 2JE) 7:30 – 9:00 pm and will continue on Thursday evenings until Easter 2020.

Weekly Sunday Mass or Saturday Vigil Mass attendance is essential for those who desire to be Baptised / Received and Confirmed in the Church.

Please register your interest by emailing the Parish Office at staq@uwclub.net

YOUR SERVICE TO THE CHURCH
Thank you to those who have completed and returned the Parish Audit / Questionnaire forms which were given out to all parishioners two weeks ago. We will in time be in touch with all those who have expressed an interest in taking on a new role in the life of the Parish as we work through the forms we have received. Copies of the form are still available at the back of Church for those who have been away and we encourage you to take the time to fill it in and consider how you may serve the Parish.

MASS STIPENDS FOR ZAMBIA – SEPO
Fr Francis, the Parish Priest of St Agatha’s Parish in Mongu, Zambia, has kindly offered to say a Mass for your intentions. Fr Francis’ Parish and its projects are supported by our Parish Charity SEPO and we enjoy a strong link with his parishioners. Parishioners from Bletchley regularly visit St Agatha’s Parish and some of our staff from the Bletchley Catholic Schools Federation have spent time teaching in their school. A donation for a Mass Intention goes a long way in supporting the Parish Priest, covering the cost of food and housing.

If you would like a Mass said by Fr Francis please: Write your name on an envelope. Write what / who your intention is for and enclose an offering. We suggest a donation £10 per Mass. Please mark the Envelope “SEPO”. The envelope can be placed in the collection basket, handed in at the Parish Office or given to Fr Christopher or Fr Benedetto.

INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS WITH BISHOP PETER
Bishop Peter is offering to meet with victims and survivors of abuse and also their families and supporters commencing from May 2019 and continuing on a bi-monthly basis. For more details or to book a meeting with the Bishop, contact the safeguarding office on: 01604 723514.

CATHOLIC YOUTH SUMMER CAMP 2019
‘NYMO, our diocesan youth ministry office, wish to invite all young people of secondary school age, to this year’s Summer Camp. With the opportunity to sleep in a castle and experience amazing outdoor activities, alongside a day at Alton Towers and a mystery day out! All this alongside daily Mass, Reconciliation and Adoration. Cost is a minimum donation of £205 subsidised) to an actual cost of £295. More information can be found at http://www.nymo.org or call Fiona on 01582 720627.

CLIMATE LOBBY IN LONDON – 26 JUNE
Join CAFOD and many other charities at an unforgettable event in London on 26 June. It’s time to confront this climate and environmental crisis and tell our leaders that Britain should no longer contribute to the destruction of our common home. You can make a difference by joining in. Please register if you would like to attend (see https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Climate/Climate-lobby for more details). If you would like to travel with others from our diocese please call Maggie Osgathorp on 01908 563277.

TALK IN LUTON
Roy Shoeman, international speaker, Jewish Catholic is giving a talk on ” The Role of Judaism in Salvation from Abraham to the 2nd Coming” on Sunday 30th June, at 6.30pm at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish Hall, Castle Street, Luton, LU1 3AG. Everyone is very welcome.

SUMMER REFLECTION DAY
ALIVE IN CHRIST – 22 June, 10am – 4pm
at the Monastery of Christ Our Saviour, Turvey
Jacks Lane, Turvey MK43 8DH Cost £15
Bishop Peter hopes to attend. Please take a packed lunch.BOOKING ESSENTIAL: admin@nores.org.uk
Tel: 01582 723312 Ext 6.

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

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Newsletter: 9th June 2019

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK
PENTECOST Sunday – Year C
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 – Ordinary Time
Psalter Week 2

Monday (STA) Memoria – Blessed Virgin Mary,
9:30am Rosary Mother of the Church
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration

Tuesday (AS) Memoria – St Barnabas
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration

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

Thursday (AS) Feast – Our Lord Jesus Christ,
Eternal High Priest
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary

Friday (STA) Feria
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
6:30pm Holy Mass – Novena Ven.le Agnelo

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 Continue reading

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Newsletter: 2nd June 2019

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK
Psalter Week 3
7th Sunday of Easter – Year C
6:00pm (Sat) (STA) Vigil Holy Mass
7:30am (STA) Holy Mass
9:00am (AS) Holy Mass
11:00am (AS) Holy Mass
6:30pm (AS) Holy Mass

During the Week
Monday (STA) Memoria – St Charles Lwanga et al
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) Memoria – St Boniface
9:30am Rosary
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 NO MASS & NO CONFESSIONS
11:00am First Holy Communion Mass

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

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Newsletter: 19th May 2019


SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Psalter Week 1
5th Sunday of Easter – Year C
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 Continue reading

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