Newsletter: 17th November 2013

SECOND COLLECTION today Sick and Retired Clergy 

CAFOD “Typhoon Haiyan”
Emergency Appeal
The most powerful storm ever to hit land has caused devastation on an unprecedented scale in the Philippines.  9.8 million people have had their lives torn apart but we can still hep them as they try to recover and rebuild their lives.

Your donation will help local church partners throughout the region provide emergency shelter, food, clean water and essential household items such as blankets, clothes and cooking equipment to those who have been left with nothing.

Envelopes are available for a Second Collection next week.  If you prefer to do this ‘online’ please go to:

http://www.dec.org.uk/

DIOCESAN MASS of the Immaculate Conception of Our Blessed Lady 11 am Saturday 7 December  Northampton Cathedral  Followed by a Reception in Bishop’s House
The Bishop encourages us to come to this Diocesan Mass, in the Cathedral, for three reasons:
To anticipate the Patronal Feast of our Diocese

To give thanks for the Year of Faith

To mark the 6th Anniversary and progress of

Walking humbly with our God 

PASTORAL CHALLENGES of the Family in the context of Evangelisation SYNOD QUESTIONNAIRE
You can make a response by filling-in an ‘online’form at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FamilySynod2014

or

you can respond by filling-in this form and emailing it to:  Rev Dr Brendan Killeen at admin@northamptondiocese.com The closing date for responses is 30th November 2013-11-14 

CONGRATULATIONS to Claire Wood who recently became a full member of the Legion of Mary Holy Rosary Praesidium in our Parish.

IRISH DANCING CLASSES Restarted  6 pm on  7th November, MK Irish Centre, Fenny Stratford.  Details:  0797 428 2991

COFFEE MORNING today after 11 am Mass at All Saints plus Bric-a-Brac stall

OUR LADY OF FATIMA PRAYER GROUP meet today [17th]
2 pm at Mr Rafaelle and Mrs Maria Zeolla, 65 Whaddon Way, Bletchley (01908 378558). All Welcome

BOYS CLOTHES NEEDED’  SVP are helping a single parent with two boys aged 11 and 15.  If you have any unwanted boys clothes, which would suit these ages and you are happy to donate, please contact John Scott on mobile 07743508627 or email ScottSVP@aol.com Thank You 

CHRISTMAS FAYRE Saturday 30 November 12 noon Lord Grey School, Rickley Lane, Bletchley
This is our main fund-raiser of the year but more than that it is a chance for our huge, diverse parish to come together under one roof.
Volunteers, to help out on the day, are needed so should you be able to assist in this way, please let the Parish Office know.   Thank You.

Reminder:  Raffle Tickets are still available and can be found at back of church.

PHOENIX 7 – 9 pm on Tuesday St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

SHARING OUR FAITH 7.30 pm on Thursday St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

Text Message from FR CLEMENT ‘Hello John Scott.  How are you?  For me, I am fine.  I have returned to my daily schedule which keeps me very busy.  I today received a cheque of £843. for my school.  I am very grateful as I need money for construction!  Give my regards to all parishioners in Bletchley.’

With every blessing for the week ahead

Father Christopher Perry

Please join insinging this week’s Psalm:

Chorus

Sing a new song to the Lord,

shout, tell of his love,

All you peoples acclaim the King

Coming in justice to rule the earth.

ADVENT A selection of items for Advent are on sale at back of church. 

PARISH FAYRE We are using the “themed donation weeks” as previously.  Please leave these at back of church.
This weekend: Sweets/Biscuits
NEXT weekend:  Perishables and all suitable donations (as previously requested)
Many thanks for your support

BOOK REVIEW
‘My Life with The Saints’ ~ James Martin SJ The author tells how various saints have influenced his life and how they can help us today.

Advertisement

Coach Trip to Bluewater Shopping Centre

Thursday 28th November

Coach leaves All Saints 8 am.  Cost:  £10.50p

Phone Michael/Vivienne Smith 507184

Disclaimer: This trip is not organised by the Parish The Parish takes no responsibility for this trip.

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ARE YOU NEW?  HAVE YOU MOVED?

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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Tel. ………………………………………………………

Email ……………………………………………………

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:                              9.30 am Mass

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

Thursday:                             10 am Mass

 Sunday Masses:                    9 am / 11 am / 6.30 pm

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