Newsletter: 24th March 2013

SERVICES TIMES FOR HOLY WEEK
Last year all the Triduum Services were held at St Thomas Aquinas Church , this year they are all being held at All Saints Church. Hence, please double-check the venue before heading off to church.
This year we are particularly blessed that our youngsters from the Phoenix Group are, under Cliona Devereux’s guidance, proclaiming the Stations of the cross for Young People at 11am on Good Friday morning. This is suitable for all, old and young. 

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

GOOD Friday:   11am Stations of the Cross for Young People                  

3 pm Solemn Celebration of the Lord’s Passion       

 5pm Italian Stations and Confessions 

Saturday:                              10am Blessing of Easter Baskets (Eastern European Custom)

EASTER Sunday:                8.30am Mass (in Italian)        10am Mass (in English)

ALL SAINTS CHURCH Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

Tuesday:                               10 am Mass

Wednesday:                          10 am

                            Word/Communion/Rosary

Maundy Thursday:          7.30 pm Mass of the Lord’s supper with Watching until 10pm.

Good Friday:                     3 pm Lord’s Passion

                                               8 pm Stations of the Cross                 

Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil Mass:           7.30 pm 

EASTER Sunday Masses:   8 am.  9.15 am and  11 am
No evening Mass on Easter Sunday 

The Retiring Collection on Good Friday goes to support the shrines in the Holy Land.

Confessions.
Our second and final Lenten Service of Reconciliation with two visiting priests is at 7.30 pm on Monday 25th March at All Saints Church.
After this service, there will be no further opportunity for Confession in our parish until after Easter.

EASTER DAY MASSES

All Saints Church:   (Saturday) Solemn Vigil 7.30 pm

Sunday Masses:       8 am,  9.15 am and 11 am

NB: No Evening Mass on Easter Sunday

St Thomas Aquinas, Sunday:
8.30 am (Italian) Mass 10 am (English)
(No Saturday evening Mass on 30th March)

St Alban’s, Winslow: (Saturday) Solemn Vigil: 7.30pm

Ministries for Holy Week Please check the clip-boards in case there are some vacancies.

Altar Servers: please sign up and note the rehearsal times which you must attend is you wish to serve Maundy Thursday and/or the Saturday Vigil:
Thursday 6.30pm – just prior to Mass;  Saturday 11am – 12 noon, both at All Saints.

Let’s all make Holy Week special this year,

  Fr Michael

CAFOD QUIZ – 7.30 pm Friday 12 April at The Irish Centre.  Tickets £3. each – maximum 6 per table.  Last time we had representatives from most of the parish groups, so hopefully we can repeat this.  Call or email Maggie on 01908 502062 johnandmaggieso@hotmail.co.uk to reserve table.

Chrism Mass.
Northampton Cathedral, Barrack Road, Maundy Thursday, 11am. Bishop Peter invites everyone to this annual Mass during which all the priests of the diocese renew their promises and the holy oils are blessed. Refreshments follow for all at the Barratt Club, just along the road. I know many of our parishioners enjoy this as an annual outing, some catch the train!

May He Rest In Peace:
Antonio Scrocca who lived in Italy. There will be a special Mass for him today (24th March) at 5pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

On Monday at 10am we welcome the children of Redway School for a visit to All Saints Church.

Stations of the Cross for Young People. If you are at Secondary School, fancy reading or acting and wish to help out with the service on Good Friday morning, please attend the extra Phoenix meeting this Tuesday, 7-9pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church for a rehearsal.

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Parish Records. Are you on our list?

NB Fr Michael will not sign references or forms for passports, naturalisation, driving licence etc if your name does not appear on our parish register.

If in doubt, please fill in the slip below.

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.

NAME …………………………………………………..

 

ADDRESS ………………………………………………

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Email ……………………………………………………

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 6pm, 9m or 11am Mass at the time of the Children’s Liturgy of the Word. If your child is too little to stay, please do not stay out with them, rather bring them back with you into Mass.

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Polish and Eastern European Parishioners On Holy Saturday, please bring your decorated baskets of eggs, food and goodies for your traditional service of blessing in church: Holy Saturday, 10am, St Thomas Aquinas.

Easter Mass with Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. Friday 5th April, 10.30am at St Thomas Aquinas Church. All welcome, especially those who are not usually able to come to Mass. If you have no family to bring you, please let us know and our parish organisations may be able to help you.
Refreshments for all afterwards.

O.L.O.F Prayer Group meet 24th March at Mr and Mrs Del Grosso, 11, Earls Close,
MK2 2UR

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