Newsletter: 19th May 2013

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION. Every blessing upon the thirty children from St Thomas Aquinas School who received Jesus in Holy Communion yesterday for the first time. Our thanks to their parents, teachers and catechists. Today they have ‘donned’ their posh ‘togs’ again as they join Mass with us. Please congratulate them and make them feel special. Next week is the turn of our Catechism class children and Bishop Parker School next month. 

WEDDING BELLS. Blessings upon Giancarlo Catalanotta and Daniela Marrone who were married yesterday.

WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE Saturday 8th June 2013 ~ coach departs All Saints Church 8 am and returns about 8 pm. Last call if you want to give your £14. fare to one of the clergy to reserve your place. After this weekend, please take your fare directly to Jo in the Office who will be able to tell you if there is a space for you. As we go to press, we have only 20 places left, so book early to avoid disappointment.

PHOENIX YOUTH GROUP meets Tuesday, 7-9 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room.

NO CONFESSIONS on Saturday morning, owing to the First Holy Communion Mass.

LUX TEACHINGS. 4 – 6 pm Sunday 2nd June. St Augustine’s, Heelands. Fr Allan Jones welcomes all young people (11-25 years) to ask him awkward questions as to “How is the Bible relevant to me today?”. Come and meet other young Catholics from the area. All welcome, admission free – free refreshments!

LAY EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS ‘A Reflection Day’. 10 am – 1 pm Saturday 15 June. Pastoral & RE Centre, Luton LU4.8JD. Explores the recommendations for the Year of Faith as ‘a good opportunity to intensify the celebration of the faith in the liturgy, especially in the Eucharist. Booking forms can be found at back of church.

BAPTISMS during the 11 o’clock Masses today. Blessings upon Joseph Williams, being baptised by Fr Michael at St Alban’s, Winslow and upon twins Lourdes and Lorrenzo Lagioia being baptised by Fr Joseph at All Saints.

SVP Retiring Collection today for local needs.

LAST WEEK’s SECOND COLLECTION raised £876.50p for the Voluntary Missionary Movement, as appealed by Louisa from Liverpool. Thankyou!

SECOND COLLECTION next week for the work of the church in the media.

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE Summer School. Please pick up a leaflet if you are interested in attending a weekend at NORES in Luton.
22nd – 24th July. More details visit: admin@nores.org.uk or contact Eamonn/Paola McMorrow 07412151517

TOGETHER IN FAITH UPDATE. We are two years into the Bishop’s fundraising campaign, with three years to go. We are grateful to you for your ongoing support and generosity. Bletchley Parish has contributed 99.4 per cent of our assigned goal, i.e. £154,070. of the £4,476,308. raised so far for the Sick and Retired Clergy, Formation of new priests and lay formation. Our share for the parish projects will soon begin to be realised ~ our project was new pews for St Thomas Aquinas Church and a new toilet at the entrance of All Saints Church and we should have the money for these in three years time.

VOLUNTEER WELCOMERS (to look after the reception desk Tuesday afternoons/early evenings) for the new West Bletchley Wellbeing Centre (WBWB) now operating from the West Bletchley Parish Council offices in Whaddon Way (opposite All Saints Church). The Catholic organisation Marriage Care uses the premises for their Counselling sessions. If interested, contact Diana 0193 366 3500.

May God Bless Us All

Fr Michael

CAFOD Diocesan Manager. Do you want to turn your passionate interest in overseas development and global justice into action, working within the local Catholic community of the Diocese of Northampton? CAFOD is looking to appoint a Diocesan Manager to recruit, manage and motivate a team of volunteers across the Diocese who promote our fundraising, campaigning and education programmes in parish, school and youth communities. The post holder also manages the CAFOD Diocesan Officer and has responsibility for managing and developing a wide range of strategic relationships, representing and promoting CAFOD locally and delivering CAFOD’s plan throughout the Diocese. The post in located in Northampton and is a one year fixed term contract. Closing date for applications is 20th June. Details:
http://www.cafod.org.uk/jobs and follow the link to UK jobs. Come and join us and help make a real difference in the lives of the world’s poorest communities.

ADVANCE NOTICE! Cake and Toy Sale at Barclays: 9 am – 2.30 pm 12th July. Money raised goes to our parish.

COME TO THE G8 RALLY IN LONDON ON 8 JUNE. Your chance to stop 1 in 8 people going hungry. Please join us in Hyde Park, London from 2-5 pm on 8 June. Information contact mwest@cafod.org.uk or call 01604 785254

 

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Catholic Chaplaincy 01908 243700

MARRIAGE CARE

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School Admissions September 2014

Please have your diary signed during Mass, at the time of the Children’s Liturgy of the Word.

SERVICES THIS WEEK

ST THOMAS AQUINAS CHURCH

Sycamore Avenue, MK2 2JE

Monday: 10 am Mass followed by

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary

Wednesday: 10 am Mass and Rosary

Friday: 8.30 am Mass and Rosary

Saturday: 10 – 10.30 am Confessions

Saturday Vigil Mas 6 pm

Sunday: 7.30 am Mass

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

Tuesday: 10 am Mass and Rosary

Wednesday: 10am Word,Communion,Rosary

Thursday: 10 am Mass and Rosary

Sunday Masses: 9 am, 11 am, and 6.30 pm

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