Newsletter: 12th January 2014

FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD 

FEAST OF ST THOMAS AQUINAS 28th January To celebrate Our Patronal Feast Day there will be Mass on Tuesday, 28th January at 7.30 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church followed by refreshments in the Meeting Room.  Please do come and mark this special day in the life of our Parish.

MANY THANKS For your generosity this year.  We have collected nearly £6,500. for CAFOD and 171 bags of food for the Food Bank.  Well done!

PHOENIX YOUTH GROUP 7 pm Tuesday ~ St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

“THINKING THEOLOGY Lecture: ‘Come and See’ – The Vision of John’s Gospel Lecture by Brian Purfield 7 pm Monday 20th January Lecture Theatre, St Paul’s Catholic School, Phoenix Drive, MK6 5EN All Welcome ~ Admission Free

FOR 2014 ADMISSIONS There is no need to enclose a Baptism Certificate with your supplementary form for Bishop Parker, St Thomas Aquinas or St Paul’s School if your child was baptised here in Bletchley.

SCHOOLS ADMISSION 2015 Diaries for 2014 are available from the Parish Office.  You will need one if you require a reference for your child for Catholic Primary School. Diaries no longer required for St Paul’s School admissions.

FR JOSEPH WILLIAMS RIP It was with great sadness that we learnt the other week of the sudden and unexpected death of Fr Joseph Williams.  Fr Joe had been Parish Priest of Our Lady of Lourdes in Coffee Hall before moving to the Parish of St Martin de Porres in Luton.  He was a well loved and respected priest of the Diocese of  Northampton and he will be greatly missed.
Fr Joe’s body will be received into the Church of St Martin de Porres, Luton at 7 pm Wednesday 15th January.  Bishop Peter will celebrate the Funeral Mass on Thursday, 16th January. 1.30 pm in St Martin de Porres and a burial will follow.  Fr Christopher, Fr Prince and Deacon Noel will represent the Parish.  Please pray for the repose of Fr Joseph’s soul and for his family in their grief.

SHARING OUR FAITH 7.30 pm Thursday St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

DIARY SIGNING 2014 If you have been given a diary for 2014 school admission please ensure it is stamped every weekend before mass and after mass i.e “two stamps are required per Mass”.
Diaries will be stamped at the 9am and 11am Sunday Masses at the back of All Saints Church at a designated table.
St Thomas Aquinas Church 6pm Saturday Mass the diaries will be stamped in the Sacristy located at the front of the church on the left hand side.
Diaries will not be stamped after mass has started, so please ensure that you arrive in church in plenty of time.

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
Michael O’Gorman, aged 85, late of Whaddon Road, Newton Longville whose funeral is on Monday 13th January 2014, 12.30pm All Saints Church.
Charles Thompson, aged 79, late of The Willows, Great Lindford whose Requiem Mass is on Tuesday, 14th January, 11 am at All Saints Church.
Please remember the families in your prayers at this sad time.

With every Blessing

for the week ahead

Father Christopher Perrys

SENIOR’s PARTY Thank you to all of you who replied to the Senior’s Party Invitation.  Everyone who returned a slip, or has spoken to John or Mary, we look forward to seeing you on the 18th January.  For those of you who requested transport, we will contact you shortly with details.

MEETING FOR ALL THOSE

INVOLVED IN CHILDREN’s LITURGY

2 pm Saturday 18th January

St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

MARRIAGE PREPARATION MEETING

For all couples getting married at either

All Saints or St Thomas Aquinas in 2014.

8 pm Monday 20th January

St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

‘UNWANTED’ CHRISTMAS GIFTS?

Please leave any unwanted Christmas presents in the box at the back of church to sell/raffle for CAFOD.  Thank You.

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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 ……………………………………………………

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

Diaries will be stamped at the beginning and the end of each mass within the designated areas.

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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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