Newsletter: 30 October 2011

TODAY we welcome Fr Frank Nolan of the White Fathers to our parish.
There will be a Retiring Collection for their work.

“MAGGIE’s HOPE” BENEFIT EVENING
7-11 pm Friday 25th November
St Paul’s Catholic School
Sports Hall

Tickets are on sale at St Thomas Aquinas School from Monday 31st October. £20. per adult with accompanying children free of charge, i.e. a family of 2 adults and 2 children would pay £40. Cold buffet and drink included. A live band (Size Nine), childrens’ entertainer and disco provided. Further details from http://www.maggieshope.co.uk.

Please support this event if at all possible

CHRISTMAS FAIR
12.30 pm Saturday 26th November
Lord Grey School Hall, Rickley Lane
Kindly return the bags with the requested ‘goodies’: many thanks for your support.
Next week: Groceries/soft drinks/sweets.
CAFOD ‘coffee event’ last week raised £83.70p. Many thanks to all involved.

OUR LADY OF FATIMA PRAYER GROUP
This group will be reciting the Rosary on Saturday 5th November at 2 pm. The venue is:
Mrs Annette Kelly
1 Beckinsale Grove, Crownhill, MK8 ODU
(378558)
Everyone most welcome.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT YOUR PASTORAL AREA?
If so, please do take the time to read the Minutes of the last Local Steering Group Meeting to be found on the Notice Board at back of church.

SECOND COLLECTION next Sundayfor the B
ishop’s Maintenance Fund.

MEN’s BREAKFAST at Frosts Garden Centre8.
am 12th November
Details/tickets contact Jim on 01908 583922

ALL SAINTS DAY
TUESDAY 1st November is a HOLYDAY OF OBLIGATION as we celebrate All Saints Day, one of our parish feast days. Mass times are as follows:
St Thomas Aquinas 10 am
All Saints 12 noon
7.30 pm
A happy feast day to us all – be sure to celebrate the day is some way!

MASS FOR THE DEAD ~ HOLY SOULS
7.30 pm Wednesday 2nd November
All Saints Church
For anyone who wants to pray for someone who has died; we will especially remember by name all those for whom our parish conducted a funeral since last November. It is one of our Catholic customs to pray for the dead in November. All welcome.

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

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS3
Sunday 6th November
St Thomas Aquinas Church
Everyone most welcome
Disclaimer: The Parish has no responsibility for this trip

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)

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Disclaimer: The Parish has no responsibility for these advertised trip

May God Bless Us All

Fr Michael

The bus was extremely crowded and as one more man tried to get on, the passengers wouldn’t let him board. “It’s far too crowded,” they said.
“Who do you think you are?” …
“The driver,” he replied. !!

Salesman: “Would you like to buy a pocket calculator, sir?”
Customer: “No thanks. I know how many pockets I’ve got.” !!

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