SECOND COLLECTION today for the Bishop’s Maintenance Fund. Also, another one next week for the Sick and Retired Clergy Fund.
NB: All those who were so generous towards the “Together In Faith” fundraising campaign need not contribute to next week’s Second Collection as they are already supporting our sick and retired priests. NOVEMBER is the month during which Catholics traditionally remember and pray for the dead and we pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory to help them on their way to Heaven. If you wish to write the names of your deceased loved ones and place the list in the purple box on the Sanctuary, we will pray for them during every Mass this month.
OUR PARISH FAIR is looming. Please keep the date free in your diary:
Saturday 26th November
Lord Grey School.
We rely on your support to make the day go well. Meanwhile, I hope you remembered your grocery/sweets/soft drinks today.
Next week: please bring along biscuits, bottles and/or toiletries.
OUR LADY OF FATIMA PRAYER GROUP
This group will be reciting the Rosary on Saturday 12th November at 2 pm. The venue is:
Mrs Annette Kelly
1 Beckinsale Grove, Crownhill, MK8 0DU
Everyone most welcome.
PHOENIX YOUTH GROUP
Meet Tuesday, 7 – 9 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room. Any young person in school year 8 or over will be made very welcome by the group.
DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS today:
3 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church
MAY HE REST IN PEACE
James Reilly, late of Dunvegan Close, Lakes Estate, whose funeral is on Monday, 1.30 pm at St Thomas Aquinas.
FR FRANK NOLAN of the White Fathers is very pleased with your response to his appeal last weekend. He counted the donations himself(!): £389.79p from the two St Thomas Aquinas Masses and £1,139.54p from the three All Saints Masses, making a total of £1,529.33p. THANK YOU!
“MAGGIE’s HOPE” BENEFIT EVENING
7-11 pm Friday 25th November
St Paul’s Catholic School
Tickets are on sale at St Thomas Aquinas School and will be available, after Mass, next weekend.
£20. per adult with accompanying children free of charge, i.e. a family of 2 adults and their children would pay £40. Included ~
Cold buffet and drinks
A live band (Size Nine)
Childrens’ Entertainer and Movie
Raffle and Auction plus Disco.
Further details from http://www.maggieshope.co.uk
Please support this event if at all possible
ON SALE AT BACK OF CHURCH …
Advent Calendars and Candles
Christmas Mass Cards
Charity Christmas Cards
Steve Mathew of Cheshire Rise, Bletchley and Agnes Coutinho are to marry in Goa in January 2012.
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)
Pilgrimage to Poland
2nd – 6th June 2012
Incls. visiting tomb of Sr Faustina. Cost £695. based on group of 30. Details Mike (507184)
Disclaimer: The Parish has no responsibility for these advertised trip
May God Bless Us All
A husband comes home from church; he greets his wife and lifts her up. He then carried her around the house.
The wife was so surprised and asked: ‘Did the Bishop preach about being romantic?”
The husband replied:
“No, he said we must carry our burdens and sorrows”!!!