Newsletter: 23 October 2011

TODAY is MISSION SUNDAY and there will be a Second Collection for the Missions.

Next Weekend we welcome Fr Frank Nolan of the White Fathers to our parish and he has suggested insertion of the following words into our Newsletter:

‘The White Fathers are an international team of priests, brothers and lay associates from Africa, Britain and many countries around the world. Any ministry which has a real relationship with Africa, no matter in what part of the world it may be, is considered by the White Fathers to be within the scope of the apostolate. Through parish work, building up small Christian communities, working with the media, involvement in justice and peace, agriculture, seminary training, education and social welfare the White Fathers aim to work in partnership with the Church in Africa … and above all else to help build up the leadership of the Churches.’

There will be a Retiring Collection for their work.

CHRISTMAS FAIR
12.30 pm Saturday 26th November
Lord Grey School Hall, Rickley Lane

Today carrier bags plus ‘flyers’ will be handed out at all Masses. Kindly return the bags with the requested ‘goodies’ .. many thanks for your support.

Next week: Bottles (again!) – any shape or size!

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING 8 pm Thursday in St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room.

FRIENDS OF ST PAUL’s. Do you have any connection with St Paul’s Catholic School? Are you a past pupil, parent, teacher or member of support staff, are you a present pupil or parent? Friends of St Paul’s (FOSP) has recently been formed to support the social and education needs of our school. It is totally free to join and by becoming a member you will receive an electronic newsletter each half term to keep you updated with what is happening in our school. By being a friend of St Paul’s it will enable you to give something back to the school that helped to make you who you are. You may wish to become an outside mentor to support pupils educationally, enabling them to do the best that is possible. You may want to support the school shop or get involved in social reunions and events. Just visit the school website http://www.st-pauls.org.uk and fill in the Friends of St Paul’s form and you will instantly become a member.

ANNUAL MASS for those whose funerals were conducted in Bletchley over the last 12 months: 7.30 pm Wednesday 2nd November All Saints Church.

CAFOD Second Collection (two weeks ago) raised £1,042. for which “Thank You” !

MAY SHE REST IN PEACE
Placida Perks, late of Baisley Gardens, who died recently. Her funeral is on Monday 31st October, 2 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church with her body coming into church 4.30 pm Sunday the 30th.

OUR LADY OF FATIMA PRAYER GROUP
This group will be reciting the Rosary on Saturday 29th October at 2 pm. The venue is:
Tess Cavallucci, 18 Sunset Close, Bletchley, (378558).
Everyone most welcome.

HALF TERM READS FOR CHILDREN
Available from back of church … only £1.

OCTOBER 100 CLUB WINNERS
£25. Mrs C Hevey
£12. Mrs C Graham
£12. Mrs M Thompson

PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND
2nd-6th June 2012
£695. per person based on a group of 30.
Includes: Return flight London Stansted to Krakow. Airport taxes, security charges, travel insurance, entrance fees, twin bedded rooms with private facilities, coach transfers in Poland. 4 nights half board 3* accommodation in Krakow. Sightseeing with bus and guide to Main Market Square with the Cloth Hall, St Mary’s Church and Wawel Cathedral with its Royal tombs. Drive to Congregation of the Sisters of the Divine Mother of Mercy in Lagiewniki where Sr Faustina worked and died and visit her tomb. Visit Auschwitz – the former Nazi concentration camp, now preserved museum. Drive to Czestochowa, most important pilgrimage centre in Poland. Enjoy tour of majestic complex of the Basilica, Treasure House, Chapel of the Black Madonna with famous Icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Booking/Further Information from: Mike Smith (01908 507184)

FUNDRAISING EVENT for MAGGIE THOMAS 7 – 11 pm 25th November, St Paul’s School
Details/ticket information next week.

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Coach Trip to Rochester Christmas Market
Thursday 1st December ~ Fare £11.
Contact Michael/Vivienne Smith (507184)
Rome by Air
5th March 2012 (5 days) £475 per person
With Papal Audience
Details REMY (647854)

Disclaimer: The Parish has no responsibility for these advertised trip

May God Bless Us All

Fr Michael

Husband: ‘This lamb is very tough.’
Wife: ‘I’m sorry. The butcher said it was a spring lamb’.
Husband: ‘Well then, I must be eating one of the springs’. !!

 

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