Newsletter: 25 September 2011

Helpful Mass Cards are available for use with the new translation of the Mass. We have ordered some Children’s Cards which will hopefully have arrived by today. Please replace cards in the receptacle after Mass and please do not take them away. You can, of course, take away this newsletter, if you want to practise your lines at home!

Harvest Festival Next Sunday
As you know, the display miraculously “appears” in church each year, due to the work of a dedicated team, but the idea really is that we all bring in some produce to add to the display.
So, next week, please bring some produce with you – home grown or factory-made, jams, cakes etc. Then everyone is invited to buy some goodies, giving a good price for the, which we send off to CAFOD. This, in turn, helps those who do not enjoy the bounty of the harvest we enjoy.
If you want to Gift Aid your donation, please take a green envelope today (All Saints only) and bring it next week

Banns of Marriage. Steve Mathew of Cheshire Rise, Bletchley is to marry in Goa in January.

Wedding Bells. Blessings upon Louise Boston and Carmello Sicurello who were married last weekend at All Saints Church.

May They Rest In Peace
Anne Lennon, late of Dorset Close who died on Tuesday, aged 78. Anne’s Requiem Mass will be on Monday 26th September at 10am at All Saints Church

Peter New, aged 78, husband of Mary, late of Lovatt Drive who died on Wednesday. Peter’s Requiem Mass is next Monday, 3rd October at 1pm, All Saints.

Our Lady of Fatima Prayer Group meets 2pm, Saturday 1st October, hosted by Maria del Grosso, 11, Earls Close.

Confirmation March 2012
Second Call for those is school year 7 (we will open it up to older children (year 8, then 9 and so on) if we have room, so older children are welcome to sign the list). Please sign your details on the clip-board and in a week or two we will send you information of the course, which includes the residential weekend at Alton Castle Feb 3rd-5th.
N.B. Signing the list does not mean you are on the course, only when you have returned the forms will your place be secure.

Have you missed the Jokes in the newsletter? Don’t worry, your regular editor returns next week, complete with sense of humour!

Last Call To Collect Your Little Boxes of Envelopes. Boxes are arranged alphabetically on the heaters at All Saints Church. Thank you for using these boxes, as it means we can claim Gift Aid from offerings made by UK taxpayers. Please pick up yours TODAY (next week, with the Harvest we will be unable to display your boxes).

Harvest Mass at Bishop Parker School, Barton Road. Friday 30th September at 11am, all welcome to join the children for Mass.

Parish Website.
May thanks to parishioners Frank and Delphine who have been working on upgrading our website which, I am told, is ready to go “live” very soon. We want all parish groups to have their own section, so would a delegate from each group please contact Delphine at giving a good plug for their group together with photos, stories, history etc.

“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.

Baptism Preparation. Do you have a baby for Baptism? Congratulations. Please come to the meeting on Thursday, 8-9pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room where you will be told our procedures

Divine Mercy Devotions next Sunday, 3pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church, followed by yummy refreshments.

Youth News. Don’t miss the next lux.halo residential event, 3rd-5th February 2012 with exceptional speaker Dominican Fr Timothy Radcliffe. With workshops, activities, entertainments, music and prayer, don’t miss out. Visit http://www.nymo Oh, to be young again!

Catechism Classes for First Holy Communion and Reconciliation for children of school year 3 and above are now underway. Any late-comers, please see Angela White as she will accept additional children for one week only.

Coffee Morning for MacMillan Cancer Care, Friday 30th, 9am at St Thomas Aquinas Achool; all welcome

Parish Christmas Fayre (formerly the Bazaar)
Once the Harvest is over, we would like you to bring in your contribution for the Fayre, and we will have a different theme week by week. In two weeks’ time, please could you bring a bottle to Mass (preferably full) with some appealing liquid which would make a nice prize on a stall.
Please put the Fayre date in your diary: Saturday 26th November at 12 noon at Lord Grey School.

May God Bless Us All,
Fr Michael

Coach Trip to Rochester Christmas Market
Thursday 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
The Parish has no responsibility for these advertised trips

Hundred Club Winners: £25: Bernadette Griffiths, £12 Monica Brough, £12 Carmel Whitehead.

Coffee last Sunday raised £84 for CAFOD, Thankyou

Annette Kelly is organising a Rosary Procession: Thursday 6th October, 6pm, Cornerstone Church CMK

Science Lecture. “Antibiotic Resistance”. How do bacteria like MRSA become resistant? Come and learn the wonders of God’s creation. Thursday 29th Sept, 7.30pm in St Paul’s School Lecture Theatre. Admission Free.

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