Newsletter: 3rd February 2013

Midweek Mass Watch There are no changes to the usual schedule 

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

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

Patricia Paige, aged 76, late of Prestwick Close and whose funeral is on Monday 4th February, 11 am at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

Eric Simons, a past Bletchley Parishioner who used to sing with the group at 6 pm Mass.  Eric’s funeral is on Wednesday 6th February, 12.45 pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Great Billing NN3 5DT

DISCOVER THE WAY OF ST. IGNATIUS andFIND A SPIRITUAL TREASURE
9.30 – 4.30 Saturday 9th February
(bring a packed lunch – refreshments provided)
1.30 pm – 4.30 pm Sunday 10th February
Details:  Gerard on 07736 714000 

PASTORAL AREA LENT RETREAT
10.30 – 3 pm Saturday 2nd  March
St Mary’s. Woburn Sands
Given by Rev’d Daphne Preece
MK Hospital Chaplain
Please bring a packed lunch.  The day is free but you are invited to make a contribution to expenses.

SVP Retiring Collection Next Weekend

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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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CONFIRMATION CLASSES continues on Friday evening.

CHILDREN’s LITURGY There is no need for parents to stay in the liturgy.
Either ‘drop your child off’ or bring them back into Mass if they are not happy to stay on their own.

CAFOD The recent coffee event raised £120.  This included the ‘Bring and Buy’ sale and the Collection Box.  Many thanks to all supporters, particularly in view of the bad weather.

CELEBRATION ‘13
23 – 26 August
Thornton College
£50. Per person
A residential bank holiday weekend for secondary school age students seeking to explore their faith.  Those taking part have full use of tennis courts, swimming pool and other facilities.
Application Forms available ~ at back of church or contact the Parish Office  

RITE OF ELECTION
11 am Saturday 16th February
Northampton Cathedral
All catechumens who are to celebrate the sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil, and those candidates who are to be received into full communion with the Catholic Church, will be elected for the Easter Sacraments during this liturgy.  They should be accompanied by their sponsors.  Catechists and others parish members are very welcome to attend in order to support them.

HEADTEACHER
from September 2013
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Thame
Closing date:  4 February
For further details and Application pack visit www.st-josephs.oxon.sch.ukVisits to the school are warmly welcomed.  Please contact the school office to make an appointment(01844 214278) See Poster on Noticeboard at back of church 

May God Bless Us All

Fr Joseph

OUR LADY OF FATIMA PRAYER GROUP 2 pm 10th February
Venue
Mrs Libera Paolucci, 53 Shenley Road,
Bletchley MK3 (tel. 07960826144)
Everybody Welcome

CONFIRMATION CLASS ‘AWAY DAY’ at THORNTON They will have a great time and a memorable experience as part of their preparation for the Sacrament.  Our thanks to the leaders.

LENTEN RETREAT 3 – 6 pm Sunday 3rd March RE Centre, Holy Ghost, Westbourne Road,Luton LU4 8JD Contact 01582 723312 to please book in advance.

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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 2014

Please have your diary signed during Mass

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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:                          10 am

                        Word/Communion/Rosary

Thursday                              10am Mass

Sunday Masses:                    9 am / 11 am / 6.30 pm

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