Newsletter: 30th June 2013

ITALIAN MASS Welcome to Fr Nunzio Di Stefano who is celebrating Mass at 8.30 am today (30th) at St Thomas Aquinas Church in the Italian language. He is here on holiday and wants to celebrate Mass in his language with and for our local Italian community. 

CAFOD HUNGRY FOR CHANGE CAMPAIGN At all Masses on 13/14th July we will be asking parishioners to sign a Petition to the Prime Minister supporting the Hungry for Change campaign. Petition cards will be on the benches and will be collected after Mass and sent to No. 10. Please support this campaign.
The balance of power in our food system is tipped towards global companies, rather than small scale farmers who need vital support to make a decent living from the food they grow.

CAFOD Latest Events raised £82.
Carnival Stall £35.70p, Coffee Morning £12.70p, Raffle £12.00p Box £21.60p . Many Thanks

MILTON KEYNES FOOD BANK From Monday 8th July we will be supporting the Food Bank by having a Collection Point at each church. The Food Bank helps local families here in Milton Keynes who are in dire need providing them with emergency food supplies.We would appreciate donations such as:

Breakfast cereal – sugar – long life milk – long life juice – tinned spaghetti – vegetables – fruit – meat – tomatoes – baked beans – rice pudding – tuna – dried pasta – dried rice – pasta sauce – jam – biscuits – ‘cuppa’ soup – soup – tea bags.
No perishables please and contributions should be ‘in date’.
Thank You for your Help.

20th ANNUAL NORES LECTURE
“The New Evangelisation”
7.30 pm Friday 5th July
Holy Ghost Parish Centre, 343 Westbourne Road
Luton LU4 8JD
Rt Rev Kieran Conry
Bishop of Arundel and Brighton
All Are Very Welcome. Contact: 01582 723312

NEXT WEEK Second Collection for the Apostleship of the Sea

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS
Next Sunday, 3 – 4 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church followed by refreshments.

SCHOOLS AT WALSINGHAM On Thursday pupils and staff from Bishop Peter, St Thomas Aquinas and St Paul’s schools take part in the Diocesan Schools Mass at Walsingham ~ the National Shrine of Our Lady. This is part of the Year of Faith commemorations.

100 CLUB 2013 Proceeds from this year’s 100 Club is going to support the work and challenges of Willen Hospice [Hospice of Our Lady and St John]. Over the years a number of our parishioners and friends have benefitted from the love and care received from the staff at the Hospice – I’m sure many of us know of someone who has received this specialist palliative care within our own community. It’s easy to join ~ just send in cash or a £12. cheque made payable to: St Thomas Aquinas 100 Club for one year’s subscription. Return the Application Form to Fr Michael, Fr Joseph, Deacon Noel or Angela White or simply place the completed form, in an envelope, in the Collection Basket at Mass.
Monthly cash prize is dependent upon numbers joining.

DO YOU LIKE TO SING? Community Voices Water Eaton are looking for new members. We meet on Mondays at 1.15 pm.
For Details Please Phone Jim Butler on 01908 371652

CAKE AND TOY SALE at Barclays, Queensway 9 am – 2.30 pm 12th July All money raised for our parish.

May God Bless Us All

Fr Michael

BOOK REVIEWS

“The Heavenly Man”

The Story of Brother Yun

by Brother Yun and Paul Hattaway

The amazing story of how Christ came to the people of China. Read and wonder at the work of the Holy Spirit.

“Our Lady of Kibeho”

Immaculee Ilibagiza and Steve Irwin

The story of Our Lady’s apparition in Rwanda

 

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6-day Pilgrimage to Poland by Air

8th – 13th October 2013 ~ £550. per person

To book: see List at back of church.

Disclaimer: The Parish takes no responsibility for advertised trip

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Parish Pastoral Worker: Angela White

Parish Visit Co-Ordinator: Maggie Osgathorpe

Child Protection Representative:

Marie Day 07882 713797

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Parish Primary Schools:

Bishop Park 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, 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

Wednesday: 10 am Mass and Rosary

Friday: 8.30 am Mass

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

Wednesday: 10am Word,Communion,Rosary

Thursday: 10 am Mass

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

 

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