Newsletter: 15th December 2013

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

PLANNING AHEAD ADVENT Reconciliation Service
St Thomas Aquinas:  11.30 am 19 December
St Thomas Aquinas:  6 pm 24 December [Italian Confessions) 

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
25 December 8.30 am Mass in Italian 

St Alban’s, Winslow
24 December ~ Midnight Mass
25 December ~ 11 am Mass

PHOENIX YOUTH GROUP 7 – 9 pm Tuesday St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

SHARING OUR FAITH 7.30 pm on Thursday St Thomas Aquinas 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 TODAY at 2 PM

Fr Christopher will be joining members of the Italian Community to bless and dedicate to God the New Mausoleum at Selbourne Avenue, Bletchley. There will also be blessing of the new statue to St Padre Pio .  All are most welcome to attend.

CHRISTMAS MASS ROTAS These can now be found at back of church for servers, Eucharistic Ministers and readers. Please ‘sign up’ on the clipboards.

“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.

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

ALTAR SERVERS MASS Guild of St Stephen 12 noon Thursday 26 December
Please let the clergy know if you are due a medal, having completed one full year of serving ministry.

BISHOP PARKER CAROL SERVICE Congratulations to the young people of Bishop Parker school for the uplifting experience of their concert held at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

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.

With every blessing for the week ahead

Father Christopher Perry 

 SVP Retiring Collection TODAY

 Bishop Peter Doyle invites you to Celebrate your Marriage with your family
Special Mass,12 noon Saturday 8 February 2014, St Teresa’s Catholic Church, Beaconsfield HP9 2PL
If this is a special anniversary year for you please contact us on 07412151517 or mfl@nores.org.uk

BOOK REVIEW Crazy Love, Overwhelmed by a Relentless God Francis Chan
How Christian are our lives today.  Where do we want Jesus to fit in?  How can we really open up to God?  Read and consider.  

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ARE YOU NEW?  HAVE YOU MOVED?

I am a new/existing* parishioner.

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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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