Newsletter: 30th September

ALTAR SERVERS PRACTICEToday (Sunday) for new and existing servers who want a little ‘brush up.’  Straight after the 11 o’clock Mass at All Saints. 

CONFIRMATION 13th March 2013Third and final call to all youngsters in school year 7 who want to be Confirmed.  Older youngsters may apply too.  Please email Jo at the Parish Office:  staq@uwclub.net who will email you the forms for your parents to sign and return.  This year the weekend residential is to be replaced by an “Awayday” at Thornton.  Please note that this is the final call for candidates and after the deadline for the return of the forms (21st October) we may take no more candidates.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION and RECONCILIATION.On Monday, at 6.30 pm, there is a short service at St Thomas Aquinas Church which the parents of all children being prepared for the Sacraments will make a promise of commitment.  It is our expectation that all parents attend.

THORNTON COLLEGE School of Girls.  Open Day:  2 – 4 pm Saturday 6th October.

PARISH FAYRE MEETING:  7.30 pm Wednesday 3rd October at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room.  The Fayre will be on Saturday 1st December at Lord Grey School Hall.

ST PAUL’s SCHOOL.  If your child is currently in School Year 6 you are welcome to tour St Paul’s School and meet pupils and staff.  7.30 pm Thursday 4th October.  More info:  tel. 669735

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Why not pay your offering to the Church by way of Standing Order, the more convenient way.  Just let us know by dropping this slip in the basket.
STANDING ORDER REQUEST

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Midweek Mass Watch There are no changes to the normal schedule

HARVEST OUTREACH.  Next week please bring in your foodstuffs.  The S.V.P. will distribute some to the local needy families known to them and take the remainder to the Food Bank to help other needy people.  Please be as supportive as you can and place your provisions on the tables before Mass begins.  The list of acceptable food items is quite specific, so please read it carefully (it appears below) and please check the “best before” dates as any out-of-date produce has to be rejected.

Breakfast Cereal (500g), Biscuits, Sugar (500g), Longlife Milk, Dried Rice (500g), Dried Pasta (500 g), Pasta Sauce, Cup-a-Soups, Jam, Teabags, Coffee, Tin-openers plus tinned goods including Meat, Spaghetti, Vegetables, Tuna, Fruit, Rice Pudding, Baked Beans, Tomatoes.

Let’s all do our bit to make this Harvest Event a great success.  Thank You.

This could be our first act, in the Year of Faith, becoming involved with Outreach donating.

ROSARY after 10 am Mass on Tuesdays and Thursdays at All Saints Church and after 8.30 am Mass on Fridays at St Thomas Aquinas.  Led by the Legion of Mary.

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS 3 pm next Sunday.

FAMILY FAST DAY is this Friday.  Please take an envelope today and pop it back into next Sunday’s Second Collection for CAFOD.  Could UK taxpayers kindly fill in the Gift Aid slip.

Advance Notice for CAFOD Soup Lunch
12 noon Friday 12th October at St Thomas Aquinas

MALAYALAM Mass ~ 6.30 pm Saturday 6th October at  Coffee Hall Church.  Celebrant:  Fr Joseph.

I AM VERY PLEASED TO REPORT that the Diocesan Authorities have been to inspect the cracks in St Thomas Aquinas Church and reassure us that they are ‘cosmetic’ – even the ones you can put your hand into!  In a couple of years, when we have the funds, we will address the cracks as we redecorate and possibly reorder the church.  Until then, there is no need to wear your crash helmet to Mass!

May God Bless Us All

Fr Michael

OUR OVER 50’s GROUP meet every Tuesday 10 am at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room for a coffee morning.  Why not come along?
More info from Barbara:  377734

NEW ENVELOPE BOXES.  Please collect yours today from All Saints Church – displayed around the church alphabetically.  Thanks.

MK THEATRE CHRISTMAS PANTO CINDERELLA

6 pm Friday 4th January 2013

200 seats reserved.   £19. Per person.

Please sign list at back of church

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Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market by Coach

24th November 2012.  £12. per person.

Deposit on Booking Please

Lourdes/Navers/Paris by Coach

27th July 2013.  8 days.   £480. Per person.

£50. Deposit Please on Booking

Fatima by Plane

11 October 2013. 5 days.  £495. Per person.

£50. Deposit Please on Booking

Lists at back of church or contact Remy 647854

Disclaimer:The parish has no responsibility for these advertised trips

 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 and Rosary

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 and Rosary

Wednesday:                    10 am Word/Communion/Rosary

Thursday:                       10am Mass and Rosary

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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