Newsletter: 24th November 2013

SECOND COLLECTION today CAFOD “Typhoon Haiyan”Emergency Appeal

ADVENT DAY OF RECOLLECTION Saturday 21st December 10 am – 2 pm
Fr Prince will be leading this Day of Recollection at St Thomas Aquinas Church.  This will be a wonderful opportunity to spend some quiet time with the Lord and to reflect on His coming amongst us in the business of Christmas preparations.  The day will include Morning Prayer, Mass, opportunity for Confession, Benediction and two talks.  Please bring your own lunch ~ tea and coffee will be provided.

MISSING We are missing the ‘lunette’ which goes into the Monstrance for Adoration and Benediction at All Saints Church.  It is a piece of round glass, mounted in a brass clip.  If anyone knows where it might be can you let the clergy or one of the sacristans know.  Thank You.

CHRISTMAS MASS’ for the Elderly and Housebound 11 am MONDAY 9 DECEMBER at CATON HOUSE. All Welcome especially those who find it difficult to attend Mass in church.and those in our Care Homes. Refreshments afterwards 

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING 8 pm on Thursday St Thomas Aquinas Church

SERVICE OF RECONCILIATION 6.30 pm on Tuesday St Thomas Aquinas Church For Parents of First Holy Communion Children 

DIARIES To be handed in at all Masses next weekend.

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS Next Sunday 3 – 4 pm St Thomas Aquinas Church

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

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT TODAY  4 pm  – 5 pm To mark the end of the ‘Year of Faith’ there will be a Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

RESOURCES FOR Eucharistic Ministers who visit people at home or in hospitalAs promised, these are now available from the sacristy at All Saints this weekend and at St Thomas Aquinas next weekend.  Please take two copies of the ‘Old Translation’ and two copies of the ‘New Translation’.  We are sourcing Eucharistic minister badges/crosses and when we have some available we will let you know.

COMMISSIONING OF Eucharistic Ministers Today, at All Saints, at the 11 am Mass

VOLUNTEEERS We are looking for adult helpers for the Phoenix Youth Club for 2014.  The group meets every other Tuesday in term time.  Help needed ranges from heating up pizza’s, setting up the projector, helping with warm-up games or just chatting to the young people.  You don’t need to commit to coming to every meeting but simply helping when you can on a rota basis.  A DBS (CRB) Clearance will need to be organised through the parish for prospective helpers.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE Saturday 30 November ~ 12 noon Lord Grey School, Rickley Lane
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.

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

With every blessing for the week ahead

Father Christopher Perry

NOVEMBER 100 CLUB 
No. 15   Sylvia Palmer –   £25
No. 47   Mrs P Stimson –  £12.
No. 83  Stephen Redrup – £12.

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:  Perishables and all suitable donations (as previously requested)
On the day:  Fresh/baked cakes
Many thanks for your support

BOOK REVIEW
The Book of Psalms ~ Grail Translation
This translation of the psalms is easy to read and to join with the psalmist in praying, praising and petitioning the Lord.  Once opened you will want to read more.  Bought from CTS publications.

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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.

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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:                              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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