Newsletter: 11 September 2011

HARVEST FESTIVAL 1st/2nd OCTOBER
Please bring homemade cakes, jams, fruit, vegetables, etc. to the Mass you are attending on the day (and not to the home of the organiser). Please add them to the display on the sanctuary.  Thanks.

Well Done for coping so well with the translation last weekend.  Please see overleaf for your new responses. If you speak them clearly and boldly, and you will soon get used to the new words.
Helpful Mass Cards are available for use. Important: Please replace cards in the receptacle after Mass and please do not take them away as they will be needed by people at the next Mass.

Parish Christmas Fayre (formerly the Bazaar)
Would you like to help at our Parish Fayre?
We have an important meeting for anyone, new or old hands, who would like to offer help in any way: Monday 12th Sept, 7.30pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room. The fair is under new management, and will be organised at this meeting. Please put the Fayre date in your diary: Saturday 26th November at Lord Grey School.

Catechism Classes for First Holy Communion and Reconciliation for children of school year 3 and above who do not attend Bishop Parker or St Thomas Aquinas schools. Parents, don’t miss the meeting on Monday 12th September at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room 6.30-7.20pm.

Sharing Our Faith. In response to low demand we will not be running the course this year.

Calling New Altar Servers! Are you in school year 4 and over? Would you like the privilege of serving at God’s altar during Mass? If so, please attend a training session on Saturday 17th September from 10.30-11.30am at All Saints Church.

Winslow Boy. Welcome to Fr Mark Elvins who has taken up residence in the St Albans presbytery. We wish him well for his Sabbatical year in Winslow. He will celebrate our 6.30pm Mass today while Fr Joseph supplies for the Northampton Malayalam Mass.

Rosary Link for Vocations to the Priesthood: After the 8.30am Mass on Friday 16th September.

Our Lady of Fatima Prayer Group: Connie Del Grosso’s House, 6, Earl’s Close, Bletchley.

100 Club Lucky Winners: £25: Dorita Rothwell; £12: Maureen Mussen; £12: Louise McCaffrey.

“How Far Can We Go?” All are welcome to a discussion about ecumenical issues such as non-Catholics receiving Holy Communion. 10am until noon, Saturday 24th Sept, St Augustine’s, Heelands,

Boxes, Little Boxes. They’re all made out of ticky-tacky and they all look just the same. Envelope boxes are arranged alphabetically on the heaters for you to collect. Having been at STA Church for two weeks, they are now available at All Saints.

Friends of Bishop Parker (P.T.A) are looking for new members, especially from the parents of this year’s new intake. Please come along to a meeting on Tuesday at St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room on Tuesday at 7.30pm.

Water Eaton Youth F.C. are looking for girls and boys aged 7-10 years to form new teams based at Scotts Club Ground, Selbourne Ave: Tel 07951 269748 or see poster.

“Aladdin” starring Gareth Gates is the next Panto at MK Theatre. We have reserved 200 seats for Friday 13th January 2012. We usually take over the theatre for the night! Cost: £18 (£19 if bought after 30th September)..
For those not into Panto: Slava’s Snowshow on November 5th, cost: £29.50. Sign Angela’s list.

No Meat Fridays. As reported in recent newsletters, the Bishops of England of Wales are reintroducing the ancient practice of Friday penance. All Catholics (including you and I) must once again abstain from meat products every Friday (commencing this Friday, 16th September) Why? To show to the world how important Fridays are to Catholics as the day Jesus suffered and died for our salvation. To help to recreate a common Catholic identity and serve as a collective act of witness. Please begin your No Meat Friday this week, the anniversary of the Papal Visit.

May God Bless Us All,
Fr Michael

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Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Fatima
11th – 15th October [by Air].  £480. Per person
Sign List at Back of Church. Contact TESS (378558)

Coach Trip to Rochester Christmas Market
Saturday 1st December, fare £11
Contact Michael/Vivienne Smith 507184

Pilgrimage to Poland 2nd-6th June 2012
Visiting the tomb of Sr Faustina who founded the Divine Mercy Devotion. Cost: £695 based on a group of 30. Details and itinerary from Michael Smith 507184
Disclaimer:
The Parish has no responsibility for these advertised trips

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