Newsletter: 20 November 2011

TODAY IS YOUTH SUNDAY
At the 6 pm Mass our Youth SVP Group
will help us celebrate.

PARISH FAIR
Saturday 26th November
12 noon – 2.30 pm
Lord Grey School Hall, Rickley Lane
Don’t miss our annual fair!

MAGGIE’s HOPE BENEFIT EVENING
Postponed to Spring

HANDING IN OF PARISH DIARIES. Last weekend I signed for the diaries of children seeking a reference from me in support of their application for a place in Secondary Schools (such as St Paul’s) for September 2012. (Any outstanding can be bought in next weekend).

NEXT WEEKEND it is the turn of the Primary School children, to hand in their diaries. Please note that no paper references are to be issued this year; rather Fr Michael will inform the Schools Admissions Panel directly. Hence no need to clip a reference to your supplementary form [or a Baptismal Certificate if your child was baptised in Bletchley, as again, Fr Michael will pass this information to the Admissions Committee].

ENVELOPES. If you ordered a new box of Collection Envelopes, please have a hunt for them on the heaters on the right-hand-side of All Saints Church.

“WALK WITH ME”, the ever-popular little prayer booklets for Advent and Christmastide, out today, only £1. Don’t delay or they will be gone.

MEETING FOR PARENTS of All Children for First Reconciliation this year:
6.30-7.30 pm in St Thomas Aquinas Church
Attendance is compulsory for all parents concerned.

OUR LADY OF FATIMA PRAYER GROUP
This group will be reciting the Rosary on Saturday 3rd December at 2 pm. All Welcome. The venue is:
Paulson and Lissy
15Highveer Croft, Tattenhoe, MK4 3BN
(07960826144)

SVP RETIRING COLLECTION today for local needs.

CAFOD. Tea, coffee, cakes and £1. stall after 11 am Mass today.

ADVANCE NOTICE
Christmas Services
22 December Service of Reconciliation
2.30 pm St Thomas Aquinas/7.30 pm All Saints
24 December/Christmas Eve
4 pm Childrens’ Service St Thomas Aquinas
10 pm Mass All Saints
12 Midnight St Thomas Aquinas
25 December/Christmas Day
8 am/9.15 am/11 am Mass – All Saints
10.30 am Mass – St Thomas Aquinas

RECENT SECOND COLLECTIONS:
Sick and Retired Clergy £684.00p
Bishop’s Maintenance Fund £610.50p

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING. If you have a baby for Baptism, please attend St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room on Thursday, 8-9 pm.

PHOENIX YOUTH GROUP meet this Tuesday a little earlier than usual as we are to visit the young people of St Mary Magdalene’s parish in Stony Stratford as part of Lux. teachings, whereby the Diocesan Youth Service encourage youngsters of local parishes to meet each other. We will depart from St Thomas Aquinas Church at 6.30 pm and return at 9 pm (ish). All young people welcome in school year 8 and above.

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
Hilary Moran, late of Shenley Lodge, whose funeral is on Tuesday, 10.45 am at the Crematorium.
Giuseppe Zeolla, late of Cottingham Grove, whose funeral is at St Thomas Aquinas, 1 pm Thursday.

ON SALE AT BACK OF CHURCH …
Advent Calendars and Candles: Christmas Mass Cards and Charity Christmas Cards

MK THEATRE: “Dirty Dancing”
7.30 pm 24 May 2012 ~ £38.50p
Please sign list at back of church

FUND RAISING “Regina Palestinae”
7.30-10 pm Saturday 26th November
Details telephone Helen Holding 01296 73691

Advertisements
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

Fr Michael

Heavy rains remind us of challenges in life.
Never ask for lighter rain – just pray for a better umbrella! That is attitude.

One of the basic differences between God and humans is: God give, gives and forgives.
But the human gets, gets, gets and forgets!

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