Newsletter: 19th February 2012

TODAY we welcome Fr Tony Fernandez who will celebrate the 9 am and 11 am Masses whilst visiting his family in Milton Keynes.

Midweek Mass Watch
There is no Mass on Tuesday and extra Masses on Wednesday. Otherwise there are no changes to the schedule this week.

MARRIAGE CARE have written to say “Thank You” for the appeal last weekend which raised £615. They are also grateful for the names of people who want to get involved in their valuable work. It’s not too late to volunteer, please call 0800 389 3801.

“THIS PROMISE IS FOR YOU”. A series of six talks to help you to open your life to God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Every Tuesday during Lent at St Augustine’s Church, Langcliffe Drive, Heelands MK13 7PL 7.15 pm – 9 pm. Includes DVD talks by Charles Whitehead and Michelle Moran. All welcome, no charge. 

ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES:
10 am and 7.30 pm at All Saints
12 Noon at St Thomas Aquinas

NB: Please note there is no Mass on Tuesday as Fr Michael is taking it as his day off. It’s also a day of Fast and Abstinence (little novelty value now as every Friday is now a “no meat” day for all Catholics).

BAPTISM PREPARATION. This Thursday, 23rd February 8-9 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room for those who have a baby for baptism. Please attend this meeting first of all.

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE.
We have two funerals next week (not this week). Lilian Day, aged 92, late of Corfe Crescent whose Requiem Mass is on Tuesday 28th February, 1.45 pm at All Saints. Also, Bridget Coyle, whose Funeral Service is on Monday 27th February, 1.45 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

JUST A BORING REMINDER to all who use our Meeting Rooms and Churches, to remember to turn off all lights and heating and to lock the church securely after your meetings. Thank You.

CONFIRMATION CLASSES resume this Friday. 6 pm for Group ‘A’ and 7.30 pm for Group ‘B’ at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room. Please note that candidates should by now have chosen a Confirmation name and appointed their Sponsor who must be 16 years of age or over and is a practising Confirmed Catholic who will give you good example of Christian living.

LENT begins this week. The ever-popular ‘Walk With Me’ booklets will be available on Ash Wednesday at only £1. To help you to make the most of this Holy Season.

CELEBRATION 2012 RESIDENTIAL for those in Secondary schools: 24th-27th August at Thornton. Forms available in the Sacristy.

WOMEN’s WORLD DAY OF PRAYER. 10.30 am Friday 2nd March at The Frank Moran Centre (currently the venue of Whaddon Way Church during their rebuild), Melrose Avenue. All welcome.

OUR LADY OF FATIMA PRAYER GROUP meet 2 pm 25th February at Maria Palmiero, 78 Water Eaton Road, Bletchley, MK2 (07960 826144).

STATIONS OF THE CROSS at All Saints Church 2 pm every Friday in Lent (24th February – 30th March inclusive). NB: Begins this Friday.
Also at St Thomas Aquinas, we replace Monday Benediction with Stations during Lent.

DIOCESAN DIRECTORIES are here at last. Although priced at £5., we will charge only £2.50p. What a bargain!

MUSIC SHEETS now available to help sing the new parts of the Mass. Please leave in church after use. Thank You.

May God Bless Us All

Fr Michael

MILTON KEYNES THEATRE
“Sister Act”
2.30 pm Wednesday 27th June … £24.
7.30 pm Thursday 28th June … £39.50p

“Mousetrap”
28th September … Details to follow

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 Stations

ASH WEDNESDAY: 12 noon Mass

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

ASH WEDNESDAY: 10 am and 7.30 pm Mass

Thursday: 10 am Mass

Friday: 2 pm Stations of the Cross

Sunday Masses: 9 am / 11 am / 6.30 pm

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