Newsletter: 2nd September 2012

Midweek Mass Watch

There are no changes to the normal schedule

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS today:  3 pm – 4 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church followed by refreshments.  All welcome.

MAY HE REST IN PEACE

Des Hegarty, age 91, late of Caton House, whose Requiem Mass is on Friday, 7th September, 10 am at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

MASS for VOCATIONS to the PRIESTHOOD

8.30 am Friday 14th September

St Thomas Aquinas Church

Followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary.

DIOCESAN PROCESSION OF FAITH 2012

1.30 pm … Sunday 30th September

Procession leaves from area of the Church of the Holy Child and St Joseph, Brereton Road, Bedford MK40 1HU.  Transport is being organised, with a fare of £10. per person and should you wish to process will you please add your name and contact details to the list at back of church.  Further details may be obtained from Tess on 01908 378558.

THE DIOCESAN AUDITOR was with us for two full days, going through our accounts and procedures in meticulous detail, as is done every five years.  Of course, the auditor did ‘flag up’ some ways in which we can improve good practice and I will allude to these in coming weeks.  For example, he was staggered that 400 families  use offertory envelopes and he suggested that many may wish to change to pay by Standing Order, as many already do.  I would certainly encourage this also.

Should you wish to change to Standing Order please drop this slip in the Collection Basket and we will be in touch.

STANDING ORDER REQUEST

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TEL or EMAIL: ………………….

SVP Retiring Collection next weekend.

WEDDING BELLS

Blessings upon Charlotte Burton and Lee Binfield who were married at St Thomas Aquinas Church yesterday.

“COME AND SEE

Holy Communion, Spring 2013

For children going into School Year 3 who are not at Bishop Parker or St Thomas Aquinas Schools (i.e. this course is for children at all non-Catholic Schools and St Monica’s, St Bernadette’s plus St Mary Magdalene, as these schools do not prepare children for the Sacraments).

A meeting for parents at which all will be explained:

6.30 – 7.30 pm … Monday 10th September

St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

DO YOU WANT TO BE A CATHOLIC?

If there is enough demand we will run our “Sharing Our Faith” Course again this year, for adults.  Please give your details to one of the clergy if you are interested.

‘FIT for the PURPOSE’

VOCATION WEEKEND

Friday 14 to Sunday 16 September

Led by Stuart Buchanan.  £135. full inclusive fee

(£40. Non-refundable booking fee)

The weekend provides an excellent opportunity to meet other Christians who sense God calling them into new areas of ministry and to talk to ministers who have experience of helping people to discern God’s call on their lives.  Details/book contact:

David Hilton 0115 9683224 or

Email bookshop@stjohns-nottm.ac.uk

Website:  www.stjohns-nottm.ac.uk

 CHILDREN’s LITURGY OF THE WORD

10 am – 1 pm Saturday 29th September

St Augustine’s, MK13 7PL

If you are interested in attending, please contact the Parish Office (372315) and a form will be sent to you.  The parish will pay the cost.

May God Bless Us All

Fr Michael

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 amMass

 

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

Tuesday:                         10 am Mass

Wednesday:                    10 am Word/Communion/Rosary

Thursday:                       10am 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.

MK THEATRE CHRISTMAS PANTO

CINDERELLA

6 pm Friday 4th January 2013

200 seats reserved

Early bird price £19. Per person

Confirmed before 12th September

Please sign list at back of church

 

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ARE YOU NEW?  HAVE YOU MOVED?

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