Newsletter: 5th February 2012

Midweek Mass Watch
There is no Mass on Wednesday but otherwise there are no changes to the schedule this week.

SVP Retiring Collection today for local needs.

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS today 3 – 4 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church plus refreshments afterwards. All welcome.

‘BON VOYAGE’ to Fr Joseph who headed off to India at 5.45 a.m. on Thursday on his annual leave, combined with two weeks’ field research for his doctorate studies. He will visit his family and his colleagues from his M.S.F.S. Province. He returns to us on 14th March. We wish him a happy time.

MEANWHILE, Fr Michael has been granted three months leave of absence by Bishop Peter to take a sabbatical. This will commence on 23rd April. Fr Joseph will (capably) cover all priestly duties in Bletchley, supported by Deacon Noel, the parish team and the good parishioners. Fr Mark Elvins will cover Winslow.

CANON STAN CONDON was given a tremendous ‘send-off’ at his Requiem Mass at Woburn Sands on Monday. Over 30 priests and 3 deacons joined Bishop Peter for the Mass. Such a huge crowd attended that many had to hear Mass from the car park outside via loudspeaker. A fitting tribute for a much-loved pastor. Requiescat in Pace.

BEATA CZYZYNSKA would like to thank all parishioners who attended the funeral Mass of her husband Wieslaw and for their good wishes.

NO WEDNESDAY MASS until 21st March (except, of course, on Ash Wednesday). This is because Fr Joseph is away on leave.

WORKAID is an organization who send many items, including farming tools, etc., to Africa. They are currently making an Appeal for unwanted carpentry tools (in any condition). For more information about their work please see the “Workaid” Website. Please leave any items at back of church marked ‘Workaid’. Thank You.

TODAY IS EDUCATION SUNDAY. The day we give thanks for all that is achieved through Catholic education. This parish is particularly blessed by having two fine Catholic Primary Schools; Bishop Parker and St Thomas Aquinas, as well as St Paul’s Catholic Secondary School for our older youngsters. We give thanks today for all students, staff, governors, parents and all who contribute to the success of our schools.

NEXT SUNDAY Marriage Care will speak at all Masses. A Retiring Collection will be taken for their work.

CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES. Please remember our 45 youngsters and their catechists who are on their residential weekend at Alton Castle, Staffs.

CATECHISTS’ ASSEMBLY 2012
‘Anchor Your Faith’10 am – 3 pm Saturday 25th February
Nores, Holy Ghost Catholic Church,Parish Centre, Westbourne Road, Luton LU4 8JD
See Poster at back of church for details.
Booking: 01582 723312 or admin@nores.org.uk

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

OUR LADY OF FATIMA PRAYER GROUP meet 11th February at Serafina Palmiero, 35 Buckingham Road, Bletchley, MK3 (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.

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

May God Bless Us All

Fr Michael

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NEW PARISHIONER?

Welcome to the Parish!

EXISTING PARISHIONER?

Ensure you are on our list.

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.

NAME …………………………………………………..

ADDRESS ………………………………………………

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Tel. ………………………………………………………

I would like to give my offering to the parish by:

STANDING ORDER Yes/No

Deacon: Rev. Noel Guina

Tel: 01908 649356 – email: guina@btinternet.com

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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

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

Please take this Newsletter home or replace on shelf.

NB: 6.30 pm Mass-goers, please take the newsletter home. Thank You.

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