Newsletter: 2nd March 2014

MASS TIMES ~ ASH WEDNESDAY

                                    10 am   St Thomas Aquinas

11 am and 7.30 pm  All Saints

8.00 pm  St Alban’s, Winslow 

MESSAGE from the GOVERNING BODIES of BISHOP PARKER and ST THOMAS AQUINAS CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Following the statement that was released and read out at all Masses on the weekend of the 25th/26th January, the governing bodies would like to thank all stakeholders who responded with questions and comments.  The governing bodies have published some initial responses to these questions, in the form of ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ (FAQs).  These have been made available on both school websites as well as

Leadership@st-thomasaquinas.co.uk or

Leadership@bishopparker.co.uk

WOMEN’s WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

10.30 am Friday 7th March

‘Praying for Egypt’

St Andrews Baptist Church MK3 5DR

(on the bus route after the Church address)

Information call Ann Long (376302)

CAFOD DAY OF REFLECTION

11 am – 3.30 pm Saturday 15 March

(Please bring your own packed lunch)

St Teresa’s Parish Centre, Beaconsfield, HP9 2PL

Reflections from Brian Purfield, Mount St Jesuit Centre

To book:  email  northampton@cafod.org.uk or

Phone 01604 785254

 

LENT RETREAT

The Third Day.  God’s Good Time

10.30 am – 3 pm Saturday 22 March

Canon John Udris, Spiritual Director, Oscott College

St Mary’s, Woburn Sands

(Please bring a packed lunch)

 

Next Weekend:  SVP Retiring Collection

 

Today ~ 2nd Collection for CAFOD

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS today 3 – 4 pm St Thomas Aquinas Church Followed by refreshments.  All very welcome

‘WALK WITH ME’

A Lenten Journey of Prayer for 2014

Booklets available at back of church at a cost of £1.

Always very popular.

PHOENIX GROUP MEETING

for young people (Year 8 and above)

7 pm Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday)

St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

MASS and ANOINTING OF THE SICK

With Bishop Peter Doyle

7.30 pm Tuesday 8th April

St Edward The Confessor, Shenley Church End

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

(from 7th March – 11th April)

2 pm All Saints Church each Friday

GOOD FRIDAY

18th April – 8 pm All Saints Church

Divine Mercy Sunday 27th April

Visit to the Parish of the Immaculate Heartof Mary Church, Great Missenden

You are invited to join Fr Wayne Coughlin and the Parish for a complimentary lunch followed by Divine Mercy Devotions at 3 pm.

A DAY IN YORK

Saturday 10th May

(Depart St Paul’s School at 9 am)

Visit York Minster/Shrine of St Margaret Clitherow £22. per person.  Book through your priest.

CELEBRATION 14 22 – 25 August Thornton Convent

Application Forms available on request from the Parish Office

With every Blessing for the week ahead

Father Christopher Perry

 

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

Damiano Zeolla, aged 65, late of Shenley Road whose Funeral was on Saturday.

Brian Anthony Oldfield, aged 64, late of Garry Close whose Funeral is on Tuesday, 2.45 pm at MK Crematorium.

Patricia May Fox, aged 83, late of Holme Close, whose Funeral is on Thursday, 1 pm at All Saints.

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

PARISH FAYRE

Are you able to make jam, marmalade or pickles?  If so, please contact Monica on 270114  as she has jam and kilner jars available.  Thanks.

 

STRATFORD UPON AVON Coach Trip

22nd May ~ £11. per person

Contact Vivienne on 507184

A LIFELINE FOR TROUBLED MARRIAGES

Is your  marriage stressed, unloving, cold?  Have you separated, divorced or are you thinking of doing so but want to try again?

The Retrouvaille Programme can help you.

Residential Weekend:  28th-30th March

Full info contact Clive/Kathy on 0970 3380443

Email:  info@retrouvaille.org.uk

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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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ADDRESS ………………………………………………

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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 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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