Newsletter: 29th January 2012

Midweek Mass Watch
No Monday Mass (to enable us to get to Woburn Sands). Otherwise, there are no changes to the schedule this week. 

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
Henry Macgreggo
, late of Cockerrell Grove, Shenley Lodge, whose funeral is on Friday, 1 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church.
Canon Stan Condon sadly died on Monday following an illness bravely borne. A fine priest and great friend of Bletchley Parish. When I was appointed to our parish, nearly 10 years ago, Canon Stan was our Dean and gave me a warm welcome, describing Bletchley Parish as “a bit of a handful”!! He acted as a great support to me ever since, always obliging and offering help. Later, when we were reduced to one priest here, Canon Stan literally kept us going by supplying Mass at our busiest times, notably Palm Sunday, Easter Day and Christmas. Hence he became a well-known figure, much-loved by many of our parishioners who will miss his kindly manner, his devotion to his priesthood and his wonderful sense of humour. Canon Stan loved coming to us, he loved the spirit of the parish, saying nowhere else did he see such crowds.
God Bless You, Stan, we will miss you.
At St Mary’s, Woburn Sands, there will be a Vigil Mass on Sunday 29th January at 6.30 pm and Requiem Mass at 11 am on Monday 30th followed by Canon Stan’s burial in the cemetery in the plot next to his mother.
May He Rest In Peace.

SING A NEW SONG TO THE LORD. Well done for singing the new Mass parts so well last week.
Please keep it up this week !

SVP Retiring Collection next Sunday.

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS 3-4 pm Sunday 5th February at St Thomas Aquinas.
All welcome – refreshments in the Hall afterwards.

CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES ‘head off’ on their weekend residential to Alton Castle, Staffs, the Youth Centre of the Archdiocese of Birmingham [we don’t have a centre in our Diocese of Northampton]. They will have a great time and a memorable experience as part of their preparation for the Sacrament. Our thanks to the leaders who are to accompany them.
Coach departs All Saints Church
Friday 5 pm prompt
returning at about 4 pm on Sunday.

2012 WEDDING COUPLES meet on Monday, 30th 8pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room.

CAFOD. The last two coffee events raised £183.40p. Many thanks to all who supported and also to the cake makers.

A MORNING FOR READERS
10 am – 1 pm Saturday 25th February
St Paul’s School
Please collect an Application Form from back of church or contact Fr James Cassidy on 01908 221228 or email staugutinesmk@gmail.com

OPEN AFTERNOON THORNTON COLLEGE
2- 4 pm Sunday 5th February
Independent Day and Boarding School for girls aged 4 – 16. Please visit to find out more about what a Thornton College education can offer your child.

OUR LADY OF FATIMA PRAYER GROUP meet 4th February at Dominic and Millie Maccarone, 13 Earls Close, Bletchley MK2 2UB (07960 826144).

THE LEGION OF MARY meet weekly, on Tuesdays, at All Saints Church, 7.30 – 9 pm. New member always welcome ~ men and women. Come along and see what is involved, without commitment.

SITUATION VACANT ~ Brown Owl.
The present leader of our Brownie Pack is retiring. If you are interested in helping with the Brownies, please ring the Parish Office for details.

May God Bless Us All

Fr Michael

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Please fill in this slip and hand it to one of the Welcomers (with the big yellow rosette!). We will put you on our List of Parishioners. Meanwhile, please help yourself to the Information Sheets at back of church. If you have children, please see the sheet explaining our diary system for places in our Catholic schools. Please note that Fr Michael will only give references (for immigration, schools, jobs, sponsors etc) if you appear on our parish list.

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Deacon: Rev. Noel Guina

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Parish Pastoral Worker: Angela White

Parish Visit Co-Ordinator: Eileen Eade

Child Protection Representative:

Marie Day 07882 713797

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Parish Primary Schools:

Bishop Park School, MK2 3BT 372129

St Thomas Aquinas School, MK3 5DT 373977

St Paul’s Secondary School MK6 5EN 669735

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Parish Office: 01908 372315

Parish Secretary Jo Cerrone

Office House:

Monday-Friday: 9.30 am – 12:30 pm

[Jo – Mon-Tues-Wed- Fri: Eileen – Thurs]

At other times: By Appointment

MK GENERAL HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY

If you know of a Catholic in hospital please contact:

Catholic Chaplaincy 01908 243700

MARRIAGE CARE

For confidential advice, please call 0800 389 3801

School Admissions September 2013

Please have your diary signed after Mass

SERVICES THIS WEEK

ST THOMAS AQUINAS CHURCH

Sycamore Avenue, MK2 2JE

Monday: 10 am Mass followed by

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction

Wednesday: 10 am Mass and Rosary

Friday: 8.30 am Mass

Saturday: 10 – 10.30 Confessions

Saturday Vigil Mass: 6 pm

Sunday: 7.30 am Mass

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

Tuesday: 10 am Mass

Wednesday 10 am Word, Communion, Rosary

Thursday: 10 am Mass

Sunday Masses: 9 am / 11 am / 6.30 pm

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