Newsletter: 9th February 2014

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE PART OF A JUSTICE AND PEACE GROUP?
Fr Christopher is seeking to form a group that will consider promoting and raising awareness of issues of Justice and Peace in the Parish.  CAFOD, Fair Trade, The Food Bank, ARIBA and others would all come under the direction and oversight of the group.  It is hoped that this will provide a unified and collective approach to the many issues of Justice and Peace we face.  Please contact Mrs Maggie Osgathorpe (01908 502062) if  you are interested. 

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY 27th APRIL 2014 Visit to the Parish of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Great Missenden
All are invited to join Fr Wayne Coughlin and the Parish of The Immaculate Heart of Mary, Great Missenden for a complimentary lunch followed by Divine Mercy Devotions at 3 pm.  The Devotions will include Exposition and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Priests will be available to celebrate the Sacrament of Confession.  The Parish has also commissioned icons of Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II who will, that day, be declared Saints!  If you require transport from Bletchley please contact Fr Christopher.

For those who are unable to take-up Fr Wayne’s kind invitation, there will also be Devotions in Bletchley, at St Thomas Aquinas, 3 pm as usual.  Please come and receive the very special graces attached to this feast day.  The chaplet Novena commences on Good Friday, in preparation for the feast..

SHARING OUR FAITH 7.30 pm Thursday St Thomas Aquinas Church

CELEBRATION 14 22 ~ 25 August Thornton Convent
A residential weekend for committed Catholic young people  of secondary school age.
Application Forms available on request from the Parish Office

SVP Retiring Collection today

PARKING Please take special care when parking your car either in the church car parks or on the road.  We have been advised that traffic wardens will be issuing tickets to those parked on double yellow lines, especially on Sycamore Avenue outside St Thomas Aquinas Church.  We are also very mindful of our neighbours and we need to ensure that vehicle access to their properties is not restricted.

CONGRATULATIONS TO Margaret Worswick
who recently became a full member of The Legion of Mary, Holy Rosary Praesidium in our Parish.

CATHOLIC PARLIAMENTARY and PUBLIC POLICY INTERNSHIPS
For the last eleven years the Catholic Bishops’ Conference has organised Parliamentary and Public Policy Internships for recently graduated Catholics.  This year we are looking to offer 8 internships:  4 interns will be placed with Christian MPs at Westminster;  1 in a parliamentary support role within the Bishops’ Conference Secretariat;  1 in each of the Catholic Agencies [CAFOD and CSAN] in a public policy role and 1 in a media internship in Archbishop’s House Westminster.  All internships will run from September 2014-July2015 and include accommodation and subsistence allowances.  Full details and an application form can be found on our website:

https://www.cbcew.org.uk/interns

Completed application forms and references must either be emailed to interns@cbcew.org.uk or posted to:  Michaela Kelly, Head of HR, 39 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1BX.  The closing date is 5 pm Wednesday 26th February 2014 ~ the Assessment days will be 1st and 2nd April 2014.  If you know anyone who may be interested in this opportunity, please encourage them to apply.

With every Blessing for the week ahead

Father Christopher Perry

CELEBRATING VATICAN II Open Lectures at the RE Centre, Holy Ghost, Westbourne Road, Luton LU4 8JD

7.30 pm 28th February/13 June/3 October 2014

Suggested donation £5. per evening

Tel. 01582 723312 or email admin@nores.org.uk

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

May O’Connell, aged 87, late of Watermill Care Home whose Funeral is on Monday, 2 pm at Crownhill Crematorium.

Imelda May O’Callaghan, aged 86, late of Rosewood Care Centre, whose Funeral is on Wednesday, 11 am at St Thom Aquinas Church.

Francesco Catalanotto, aged 83, late of Sunset Close, whose Funeral is on Thursday, 1 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

Please remember the families in your prayers at this sad time.

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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 2015

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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