Newsletter: 9th September 2012

TODAY at the 9 am Mass we welcome into our parish family, through baptism, Harriet Charlotte Rudland, daughter of Julia and Kevin Rudland and granddaughter of Edna and Louise Kellett. Congratulations to them all. 

Midweek Mass Watch There are no changes to the normal schedule

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.

FR MARK ELVINS is recovering from an appendix operation so we have been covering Sunday Mass at Winslow.  Please remember Fr Mark in your prayers.

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
Louise Taute, aged 56 years, late of Browns Wood, whose Requiem Mass was on Wednesday.  Louise was one of our parish organists and a much-loved member of our parish family.  Please remember, in your prayers, her only daughter, Michelle, who flew out on Thursday to live with her family in South Africa.  My thanks to all parishioners who rallied around so well to give Louise such a beautiful send off and reception.
[Michelle’s email is:  seashell172603@gmail.com]

Eileen Blackshire, aged 88 years, late of Water Hall Care Centre.  Eileen’s funeral is on Monday, 3.30 pm at Crownhill Crematorium.

Kathleen Fretwell, late of Caton House, whose funeral details are yet to be confirmed.

THE DIOCESAN AUDITOR was staggered that 400 families use offertory envelopes and he suggested many may wish to change to pay by Standing Order, as many already do.  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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SVP Retiring Collection today, for the local needy.  Please be as generous as you always are.

FR MICHAEL PATEY.  Congratulations to Fr Michael who was ordained priest yesterday at our Cathedral in Northampton.  You may recall that Michael was a maths teacher at St Paul’s School, the job he left to follow his vocation as a priest.  He has been appointed to St Joseph’s Parish in the centre of Bedford.

WEDDING BELLS
Yesterday we had two weddings at St Thomas Aquinas:   Hayley Flynn and Craig Fayers Hallin and Katy Richards and Craig McDonald.  Every blessing to Hayley, Katy and the two Craigs!

“COME AND SEE”
Holy Communion, Spring 2013
6.30 – 7.30 pm … Monday 10th September
St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room
For parents of children in school year 3 (who are not at Bishop Parker or St Thomas Aquinas schools).  This Catechism Class begins on Tuesday and runs through to May and the children will be prepared for the two Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

“THE VINE”, our diocesan newspaper, is available for those who did not pick one up last week.

DO YOU WANT TO BE A CATHOLIC?If we have enough response we will run a “Sharing Our Faith” course this year.  So far three people are interested.  Please let one of the clergy know.

“VISION FOR THE CHURCH OF THE FUTURE” 29th September at Turvey Abbey.Details/booking email lucy.brydon@btinternet.com

RESOURCES FOR CATECHISTS.  CAFOD have lots of resources, mostly free, that may help in your work with children and young people.  They range from games and activities, to prayers and gospel reflections.  Further details and information contact mwest@cafod.org.uk (Maddy West).

May God Bless Us All

Fr Michael

NEW BOXES of GIVING ENVELOPES ready for collection at St Thomas Aquinas Church. Please pick up your box today.

GREAT NORTH RUN, 16th September, for CAFOD.  Should anyone wish to sponsor you can at: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/EricCooper. Thanks.

MK THEATRE CHRISTMAS PANTO

CINDERELLA  6 pm Friday 4th January 2013

200 seats reserved.  Early bird price £19. per person

Please sign list at back of church

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With my ailing memory, I am thinking of changing my password to “incorrect”.  That way, when I ‘log in’ with the wrong password, the computer will tell me:

“Your password is incorrect” !!

 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 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.

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