Newsletter: 15th July 2012

NORES LECTURE postponed
We have just learnt that, due to unforeseen circumstances, the NORES Lecture scheduled for the 13th July has been postponed until the autumn.  Apologies have been received for any inconvenience incurred.  Details of a new date and any presentations will be transferred to the new date.

THE CATHOLIC CERTIFICATE OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES (CCRS)
This certificate is designed for people who are engaged in the communication of their Catholic Faith, whether directly or indirectly.  It is open to catechists, people involved in liturgical work and other interested adults.The CCRS can provide general theological knowledge and offer a better understanding of the Catholic faith.  It will help participates to increase their practical application of the faith in their ministry in the church.Details/start dates/fees/nearest centre visit:
www.brs-ccrs.org.uk or phone 0207 901 1900

THE DIOCESAN PROCESSION OF FAITH 2012
Were you there in 2010 as part of the 700?
Will you be there in Bedford on
Sunday 30th September?
The Procession is to be led by Bishop Peter Doyle and will leave from the area of the Church of the Holy Child and St Joseph, Brereton Road, Bedford MK40 1HU at 1.30 pm.  It will progress through the main streets of Bedford to Bedford Park, where there will be an open air Celebration Service of music, readings and prayers reflecting our Catholic Faith, concluding with Benediction.
The themes of Faith in the Family and Community,
The Sanctity of Life and
Care for the poor and vulnerable
will be reflected throughout.

SVP Retiring Collection this weekend. 

SCHOOLS OUT FOR SUMMER As we enter the last period of the academic year, may I thank, on behalf of all our parishioners, all those who work in and support our Catholic Schools, especially Bishop Parker, St Thomas Aquinas and St Paul’s.  As another successful year draws to a close may we wish everyone a restful and safe summer break.

MAY SHE REST IN PEACE
Julia Mary Patricia Armour, aged 67, late of Corfe Crescent whose Funeral Service is on the 20th July, 11 am at All Saints Church.

A DAY WITH MARY.  A day of instruction, devotion and intercession, based on the message given at Fatima in 1917.Saturday 21st July Birmingham Oratory, Hagley Road, Edgbaston
Please see Poster at back of church.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
1st December 2012
 PARISH FAYRE
Lord Grey School 

REVISION GUIDES for GCSEs Stage 2 or 3 and ‘A’ Levels.  Does anyone have any of these that they are no longer require?  If so, could you please leave them in an envelope marked ‘Angela White’ to be forwarded to Zambia.  Thanks. 

MK THEATRE:  ‘Phantom of the Opera’
22 November – 2.30 pm – £43.50p
Please sign Lists at back of church

May God Bless Us All

Fr Joseph

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Disclaimer:

The parish has no responsibility for these advertised trips

 

 

God Loves Drunk People Too

 

A man and his wife were awakened at 3 am by a loud pounding on the door.  The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is asking for a push.  “Not a chance,” says the husband, “it is 3 in the morning !”  He slams the door and returns to bed.  “Who was that?” asked his wife.  “Just some drunk guy asking for a push,” he answers.  “Did you help him?” she asks.  “NO, I did NOT, it’s 3 in the morning and it’s pouring with rain out there!”  “Well, you have a short memory,” says his wife.  “Can’t you remember about three months ago when we broke down and those two guys helped us?  I think you should help him and you should be ashamed of yourself!”  “God loves drunk people too you know.”  The man does as he is told, gets dressed and goes out into the pounding rain.            He calls out into the dark.

“Hello, are you still there?”

“Yes,” comes back the answer.

“Do you still need a push?” calls out the husband.

“Yes, please!” comes the reply from the dark.

“Where are you?” asks the husband.

“Over here on the swing,” replied the drunk !!

 

 

 

ARE YOU NEW?  HAVE YOU MOVED?

I am a new/existing* parishioner.

Please add me to the Parish List.

I would/would not* like to be contacted by a Parish Welcomer.

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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 Parker 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 Hours:

   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

Wednesday:                      10 am Mass and Rosary

Friday:                              8.30 am Mass

Saturday:                          10 – 10.30 am Confessions

Saturday Vigil Mass:       6 pm

Sunday:                             7.30 am Mass

 

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

Tuesday:                         10 am Mass

Wednesday:                    10am Word,Communion,Rosary   

Thursday:                       10am Mass

Sunday Masses:               9 am / 11 am / 6.30 pm

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