Newsletter: 10th February 2013

Midweek Mass Watch  This Wednesday is ASH Wednesday.  Please note the Mass times.  Otherwise, there are no changes to the usual schedule     

ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES (13th February)
St Thomas Aquinas:     10 am

All Saints:                       11 am and 7.30 pm

This is a day of Fast and Abstinence (little novelty value now as every Friday is now a ‘no meat’ day for all Catholics).

SVP Retiring Collection today for local needy.

PHOENIX YOUTH GROUP meet on Tuesday, 7 pm – 9 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room.  Please don’t forget your £2. for pizza and drinks.

HEAD TEACHER St Edward’s Catholic Primary School Kettering, Northamptonshire. This vibrant school is seeking to recruit a head teacher for September 2013.  If you are interested in applying or would like further information contact the bursar on email admin@st-edwards.northants.sch.uk or contact the school on 01536 481430.

NETWORK for PEACE Marching Orders for the Military Ethos:
a Culture of Peace vs a Culture of War
1.30 – 5 pm Saturday 23 February
The Well at Willen MK15 9AA
Public Meeting with Guest Speakers
All Welcome

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.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
From 15th February – 22nd March inclusive
2 pm ~ All Saints Church ~ each FRIDAY

CONFIRMATION CLASSES continues on Friday evening.

LEADERS FOR SVP YOUTH GROUP Would you like the opportunity to help and encourage the wonderful wealth of youth in our Parish to contribute and make a difference within the community?  We are looking for a couple of energetic and resourceful people to develop and help lead our existing SVP YOUTH Group in the Parish.  If you want to know more about this opportunity please contact John Scott via email: ScottSVP@aol.com or on mobile:   07743508627.

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.

SCHOLARSHIPS St Martin’s Ampleforth, Prep School to Ampleforth College
You are invited to register your child for one of the range of scholarships being offered for pupils wishing to enter Years 4 to 7.  Further details: Contact Mrs Lynn Harrison on 01439 766601 or email admissions@stmartins.ampleforth.org.uk

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

May God Bless Us All

Fr Joseph

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
Dominic Aidan Doohan, late of Burholme, Emerson Valley whose Funeral was at All Saints Church last Thursday.
Antoinette Hughes, aged 79, late of London Road, Loughton whose Requiem Mass is on Friday (15th), 11.15 am at St Thomas Aquinas.
Richard Whelan, late of Caton House, whose funeral arrangements are not presently known

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

St Thomas Aquinas Church

During Lent, we replace Monday Benediction with Stations 

OUR LADY OF FATIMA PRAYER GROUP

2 pm 10th February

Venue

Mrs Libera Paolucci, 53 Shenley Road,

 Bletchley MK3 (tel. 07960826144)

Everybody Welcome

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.

She was only a bootlegger’s daughter,

but I loved her still !!

When two egotists meet,

It’s an l for an l !!

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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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ADDRESS ………………………………………………

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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

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Stations

ASH Wednesday:                 10 am Mass

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

ASH Wednesday:                 11 am Mass

                                                7.30 pm Mass

Thursday                              10am Mass

Friday:                                   2 pm Stations of the Cross

Sunday Masses:                    9 am / 11 am / 6.30 pm

 

 

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