Newsletter: 1st September 2013

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS today 3 – 4 pm St Thomas Aquinas Church followed by delicious refreshments in the Meeting Room. 

MASS WITH HEALING SERVICE Tuesday, 6 pm – 8.30 pm at Christ The Cornerstone, CMK, with Alan Ames.

8.30 am MASS ON FRIDAY will be followed by our twice-yearly Rosary Link for Vocations to the Priesthood in our Diocese.

FAREWELL ARRANGEMENTS
Frs Michael and Joseph will concelebrate at Mass on their final evening in the parish, Monday 30th September.  Mass will be at 6 pm at All Saints Church, followed immediately by a chance to say goodbye at Wilton Hall, Wilton Avenue with refreshments, music and a bar.  We hope that a good crowd will attend to give thanks to God for Fr Michael’s eleven years and Fr Joseph’s five years of fruitful ministry to the people of Bletchley.  The parishioners of St Albans, Winslow, have prepared a similar event for Monday, 16th September, 8 pm at The Bowls Club, Winslow.

FAREWELL COLLECTIONS
To enable everyone to contribute to a farewell gift for our priests, there will be Second Collections on Sunday 15th and 22nd September, firstly for Fr Michael and secondly for Fr Joseph.

GOING FOR GOLD Congratulations to Frances and Peter Drage who celebrate fifty years of marriage on Saturday with a Service of Blessing at All Saints.

‘COME AND SEE’ An invitation to Reconciliation and First Holy Communion 6.30 pm Monday 16th September, St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room
This meeting is for those parents who would like to enrol their child in the First Holy Communion Programme.  This programme is for children living in our parish who are not attending our two parish schools and are currently in Year 3 or above.
The preparation will involve parents attending Mass regularly with their children.  The programme begins on Tuesday, 17th September and every Tuesday evening thereafter at 6 – 7 pm in All Saints Meeting Room.For Further Information~ Come and See.

NO Service of Word and Communion at All Saints Church on Wednesday.

THE BOXES OF ENVELOPES begin their tour of the churches.  Today they appear at St Thomas Aquinas Church, alphabetically arranged by surname, around the heaters.  Please stay behind, after Mass, to locate your box or it may be ‘whisked away’, or hang around for many weeks to come at the wrong church.  Thank you to all who pay for the work of the parish each week via envelopes.

FR CHRISTOPHER PERRY writes:
‘When Bishop Peter asked me to become your new Parish Priest I was naturally delighted and am very much looking forward to being among you at the beginning of October.  There is, of course, a degree of sadness as I say goodbye to the people of Corby, where I currently serve, as there is for you as you bid a heartfelt farewell to Fr Michael and Fr Joseph.  Our trust is however in God and He leads us on as we seek to build His Kingdom on earth.  Please pray for me, as I pray for you, as we begin this new chapter in the Parish together. 

With every blessing
Fr Christopher’

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
Alice Riddell, aged 93 years, late of Northampton whose funeral is on Monday, 11.30 am at the Oak Chapel, Crownhill.
Arthur Hyatt, late of Portishead Drive, Tattenhoe who died on Saturday.  A member of the Knights of St Columba, Arthur’s funeral arrangements have yet to be confirmed, please listen for announcements.

GAZING AT JESUS THROUGH THE EYES OF MARY A New Look at the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary 7.30 pm Tuesday 1st October Holy Ghost RC Church, Luton LU4 8JD and 1 pm Monday 7th October The Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Great Billing, NN3 9EA
Please See Poster at Back of Church

May God Bless Us All

Fr Michael

CAFOD EVENT last week raised £24.  45 people signed the Hungry for Change Petition, which has been sent off to CAFOD HQ.  Many thanks. 

THE ST. THOMAS A BECKET FOUNDATION Supporting people with special needs and disabilities in the Catholic Church. Please see poster at back of church giving contact information 

MK THEATRE 2014 PANTO  “SNOW WHITE” 6 pm Friday 3rd January 2014  £19. each (early bird) 200 seats reserved.  Please sign-up as soon as possible on the list to be found at back of church.

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Disclaimer These trips are not organised by the Parish.

The Parish takes no responsibility for these trips.

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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:           Maggie Osgathorpe

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, at the time of the Children’s Liturgy of the Word.

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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 Mass:           6 pm

Sunday:                                 7.30 am Mass

 

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

Tuesday:                               10 am Mass

Wednesday:                          10 am

Service of Word and Communion

Thursday:                             10 am Mass

Sunday Masses:                    9 am / 11 am / 6.30 pm

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