Newsletter: 8th December 2013

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT 

SECOND COLLECTION today Flowers for the churches at Christmastime

PLANNING AHEADADVENT Reconciliation Services

                           All Saints:  7 pm 13 December

                             Winslow:  6.30 pm 14 December

St Thomas Aquinas:  11.30 am 19 December

CHRISTMAS Mass Times 

All Saints

24 December 10 pm Vigil Mass

 Carols 9.30 pm

25 December 9 am and 11 am Mass

St Thomas Aquinas

24 December 4.30 pm

 Small Children’s Vigil Mass

12 Midnight  Mass

25 December 7.30 am Mass

KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA Mass at 12 Noon on  14 December at All Saints Church for deceased members Parishioners most welcome to attend

MEETING – NEW DIARIES 2014 For admission to Primary School September 2015    7 pm Monday 9th December St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room

SHARING OUR FAITH 7.30 pm on Thursday All Saints Meeting Room

ADVENT DAY OF RECOLLECTION Saturday 21st December 10 am – 2 pm St Thomas Aquinas Church
The day will include Morning Prayer, Mass, opportunity for Confession, Benediction and two talks.  Please bring your own lunch ~ tea/coffee provided.

“THE GIVING TREE” Please take a tag and buy a present for someone extra this year.  Wrap it (if the item is not food), label it and return it under the tree.  Your gift will be gratefully received by someone locally or overseas.  Thank You.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT 1.30 pm Monday 9th December St Thomas Aquinas Church Community Voices Water Eaton All Welcome

SENIOR’s CHRISTMAS PARTY 18th January 2014
If you are interested in coming to the party please complete one of the invites, found at the back of church, and place it in the Christmas box in the Sacristy.  As usual, due to the limited numbers, it will be on a ‘first come basis’ with a waiting list kept.  The invites should all be completed and returned by Sunday 22 December
Information contact John/Mary on 01908 377767

ALL KEYHOLDERS All Saints/St Thomas Aquinas Churches. Please could you email the Parish Office so we can update our files:  staq@uwclub.net   Thank You.

SVP THANK YOU A big “thank you” to all who donated ‘boys’ clothes, etc. in response to the recent request.  Mother and boys are eternally grateful for your exceedingly generous effort.  God Bless John Scott

ST THOMAS AQUINAS SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION “Cinderella” Friday 13th December ALL ‘senior’ Parishioners most welcome 12.15 pm Mince Pies/Mulled Wine 1 pm Performance

SUITCASE for ZAMBIA Are you going to Zambia and would you be willing to take a suitcase for a Seminary or Nursery?  If so, please contact Angela White/Parish Office.

With every blessing for the week ahead

Father Christopher Perry

               CHRISTMAS MASS for the Elderly and Housebound 11 am MONDAY 9th DECEMBER At CATON HOUSE 

PARISH FAYRE Thanks once again to all who worked for and supported our Fayre.  As well as being a successful fund-raiser, it is a great social occasion, enabling everyone to ‘pull together’ and rub shoulders with each other on the day.
Well done to luck draw winners:
1st – Dozzie £250.  2nd – Anna £100.
3rd – Mrs Hope £50.  4th – Mr Mongiardi/Hamper
5th – Francesca/Wine.  6th – K Bassnett/Whiskey

SVP Retiring Collection next weekend 

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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 followed by

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Thursday:                             10 am Mass

 Sunday Masses:                    9 am / 11 am / 6.30 pm

 

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