Newsletter: 3rd March 2013

Midweek Mass Watch  Extra Mass on Friday, 11 am at St Thomas Aquinas Church for the repose of Tom McGlynn on the occasion of his first anniversary.  Otherwise there are no changes to the usual schedule. 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS today  3-4 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

SECOND COLLECTION today for CAFOD.

CONFIRMATION REHEARSALFriday, 7.30 pm at All Saints Church for all candidates and parents plus those sponsors who are able to attend.

PASSOVER MEAL.  St Mary’s Church, Church Green Road kindly invite everyone to a Passover Meal.  Friday, 15th March, 7.45 pm.  Just turn up!

POPE EMERITUS.  We wish Benedict XVI a happy retirement along with thanks for his ministry as our Holy Father for the last eight years.  We pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance in the forthcoming conclave.

SALE OF HOLY ARTIFACTS.  On Friday, after the 8.30 am and 11 am Masses at St Thomas Aquinas Church, the Sisters of St Elisabeth in Belarus will have a small table with holy things for sale.  They were here three years ago (if you remember), all to raise funds for their orphanage and psychiatric hospital where they care also for disabled children and adults.More info on www.obitel-minsk.by

MASS INTENTIONS.  We print the list of Mass Intentions (the ‘pink sheet’) every Friday morning.  If you want Mass on a specific date, you must have booked it by the previous Friday.  Also, funerals take priority and may cause the Mass schedule to be changed at short notice;  thank you for your understanding.

GEORGETTE PURCELL RIP.  The Parish have recently received a cheque from Georgette’s Estate for which we are very grateful.

RETIRING COLLECTION next week for St Vincent de Paul.

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE.
Bob Healy, late of Buckingham Road, husband of Donna.  Bob’s Requiem Mass is on Saturday, 9th of March, 10 am at All Saints Church with his body coming into church at 6 pm on Friday.
Errol Ray, also late of Buckingham Road, husband of recently-deceased Jo.  At the time of ‘going to print’ details of the funeral arrangements are not known so please listen for announcements and be prepared for a possible rescheduling of the mid-week Mass times.
Both men were tremendous supporters of our parish for many decades and we will miss them.

Paulo Pilla, aged 87, late of Lennox Road, whose funeral is onWednesday, 12 noon at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

ANYONE WHO HAD A HART.  Last week we bad ‘farewell’ to the White Hart Public House which has stood as neighbour to All Saints Church for as long as I can remember.  It has been a ‘love/hate’ relationship, with fond memories of Christmas Midnight Mass:  the volume of the carol-singing was often swelled by revellers after the pub had closed!
PS:  Contrary to local opinion, we have never owned the White Hart Pub – why, on earth, would a church own a pub?

NEWS FROM WINSLOW.  Fr Mark Elvins is currently in hospital, so we are called upon once more to celebrate Mass for the people of the parish of St Alban, which has been under our charge for some years now.  Please remember Fr Mark in your prayers, that he may be able to resume his former duties soon. 

40 DAYS FOR LIFE Prayer Vigil started on Ash Wednesday and is ongoing outside the Acorn House Abortion Centre.  Anyone is welcome to join in for 30 minutes to pray for the protection of life and the love of God in this situation. (www.40daysforlife.com select Milton Keynes)

May God Bless Us All

Fr Michael

OUR LADY OF FATIMA PRAYER GROUP next meet 2 pm, Sunday 10th March at Dr and Mrs Paul Paulson, 15 Highveer Croft, Tattenhoe, MK4 3BN (07960 826144).  All welcome.

ANNUAL EASTER MASS for the Housebound. This year the Mass will be held on Friday, 5th April (Friday of Easter Octave), 10.30 am at St Thomas Aquinas Church.  During Mass the Sacrament of the Sick will be administered to those who wish to receive.  As always, all are welcome particularly the housebound, those in care homes, those who live alone, able-bodied carers – everybody! Refreshments will be served after Mass. 

CHILDRENS’ BOOKS available during Lent ~ only £1.  Proceeds to support Catholic Education in Zambia.

“OPEN DOOR” are seeking ‘redundant’ Sleeping Bags.  Please let Angela White know if you can help.  Thanks.  

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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

Wednesday:                          10 am Mass and Rosary

Friday                                    8.30 am Mass

                                               11 am Mass (Tom McGlynn)

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

Friday:                                   2 pm Stations of the Cross

Saturday:                              10 am Requiem Mass

Sunday Masses:                    9 am / 11 am / 6.30 pm

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