Newsletter: 1st April 2012

TODAY IS PALM SUNDAY
Please take your palm, one per family please. Please stand for the long Gospel (unless you are infirm).

THIS IS HOLY WEEK. Please take a poster, courtesy of the Knights of St Columba. It is good to see the Catholic homes as you travel around town.

MASS TIME CHANGES Next Week
(Easter Sunday)
St Thomas Aquinas: [Saturday Vigil 7.30 pm]
Sunday 8.30 am Italian ~ 10.30 am English

All Saints: 8 am. 9.15 am. 11 am.
(NO evening Mass)

HOLY WEEK ROTAS. For Readers, Ministers, Servers, Foot Washing, Watching. There are still some vacancies. Please sign the clipboard.

ALTAR SERVERS. Please take note of the practice times:
Maundy Thursday: 6.30 pm
Holy Saturday: 11 am

CHRISM MASS
11 am Northampton Cathedral
Maundy Thursday
I know that each year a few Bletchley parishioners attend this Mass, which is good to see. All the priests of the diocese gather around our Bishop to renew their promises. Why not come along? Also, a nice buffet lunch is included. All welcome but arrive in good time to secure a seat.
DIVINE MERCY
Today 3 pm at St Thomas Aquinas
All welcome
Also, on 15th April 2-4 pm for the feastday.
St Thomas Aquinas – Refreshments afterwards.

MAY SHE REST IN PEACE
Rosa Morrison, aged 91, formerly of Crummock Place. Her Requiem Mass is on Tuesday, 3 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

GOOD FRIDAY
3 pm at both churches
Solemn Commemoration of the Lords Passion
A day of Fast and Abstinence for Catholics
NB: The 3 pm Service at All Saints gets very crowded. If you want a seat, try St Thomas Aquinas Church which is usually much quieter.

Stations of the Cross
8 pm All Saints

Also, Ecumenical Events:
7 pm for Sequence of Words and Music
Freeman Memorial Methodist Church

7 pm “Passion of the Christ” movie by Mel Gibson
St Andrew’s Church

CONFESSIONS. Our thanks to the 6 local priests who helped to make our Reconciliation Services such a success. Please note that we have no more Confessions before Easter. If you missed the service, others are being held this week as follows:
7.30 pm Monday
St Edward’s, Shenley Church End.

7 pm Tuesday
St Bede’s, Newport Pagnell

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS. Last chance to check the All Saints Rota before we go to print. Please amend as necessary (on the table by the CAFOD board). Thanks to all ministers, new and old.

LAST FRIDAY we said “goodbye” to Sheba, the Lady of the House. She almost reached her hundredth birthday. She had been Minister of Welcome in three presbyteries over her 14 years; a good and faithful servant.

CENTENARY Commemoration of the Loss of the
RMS TITANIC
7 pm Sunday 15th April
Sacred Heart Church,
Flitwick MK45 1JP

May God Bless Us All

Fr Michael

CHILDREN’s LITURGY OF THE WORD is a much-valued element of parish life in Bletchley, operating at three of our five Masses. We need more volunteers please. Perhaps you are a parent who values this ministry and would like to get involved. Please see one of the clergy. Also, would parents kindly not go into the liturgy themselves unless they would like to become helpers. Thank You.

ARIBA are appealing for knitting/crochet patterns, knitting needles, crochet hooks and unwanted large holdalls or suitcases. If you are able to help please contact Angela White or the parish office.

EASTER Stories and Sticker Books available for children at back of church.

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Coach Trips to:
Norfolk/Hunstanton Thursday 10th May
Leaving All Saints 8.30 am. Fare £11.
Margate Thursday 12th July
Leaving All Saints 8.45 am. Fare £11.
Contact Michael/Vivienne Smith ~ 01908 507184

Weymouth Saturday 28th July
Coach from All Saints 8 a.m. Fare £12.
Aylesford, Kent Sunday 12th August
Coach from All Saints 8 a.m. Fare £12.
List at back of church or contact Remy 647854

Disclaimer:
The parish has no responsibility for these advertised trips

ARE YOU NEW? HAVE YOU MOVED?

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Parish Website: http://www.bletchleyparish.co.uk

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

Wednesday: 10 am Mass

MAUNDY Thursday: 7.30 pm Mass with

Watching until Midnight

GOOD Friday: 3 pm Lord’s Passion

EASTER Vigil Mass: Saturday 7.30 pm

EASTER Sunday: 8.30 am Mass (in Italian)

10.30 am Mass

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

Tuesday: 10 am Mass

Wednesday: 10am Word,Communion,Rosary

GOOD FRIDAY: 3 pm Lord’s Passion

8 pm Stations of the Cross

EASTER SUNDAY: 8 am. 9.15 am. 11 am.

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