Newsletter: 23rd March 2014

TODAY we welcome Heather Ward who will be giving a talk and making an appeal on behalf of  ‘Aid to the Church in Need’. There will be a Second Collection 

DIVINE MERCY LENTEN RETREAT

11 am – 4 pm Saturday 12th April

Catholic Church of Good Shepherd,

Haddenham HP17 8AS

Led by Marian Fathers.

All Welcome.  Please bring packed lunch.

SERVICES OF RECONCILIATION

FOR LENT

11.30 am Monday 7th April

St Thomas Aquinas Church

7.30 pm Thursday 10th April

All Saints Church

EASTER DAY MASSES

St Thomas Aquinas Church

(Saturday 19th April)

[NO 6 pm Mass]

(Sunday Masses 20th April)

8.30 am and 10 a.m.

All Saints Church

(Saturday 19th April)

Solemn Vigil 7.30 pm

(Sunday Masses 20th April)

8 am ~ 9.15 am ~ 11 am

[NB NO Evening Mass]

St Alban’s, Winslow

(Saturday 19th April)

Solemn Vigil 8 pm

 

NEW CHALICES FOR ST THOMAS AQUINAS CHURCH We would like to purchase two new metal chalices and a ciborium for St Thomas Aquinas Church in order to replace the pottery chalices that are chipped and cracked.  As you can imagine these are quite expensive.  If you would like to make a donation towards this please do so by either speaking to Fr Christopher directly or simply write ‘Chalice Appeal’ on an envelope with your donation and place it in the collection or hand it in at the Parish Office.

LENTEN LUNCH

All Saints

12 noon Tuesday 8th April

Mass at 11.30 am.  Proceeds to CAFOD.

 

CALLING NEW ALTAR SERVERS! Are you in school year 4 or over?  Would you like the privilege of serving at God’s altar during Mass?  If so, please attend a training session at St Thomas Aquinas Church on Saturday 29th March at 11 am.

 

ALL SAINTS KITCHEN A polite reminder to please wash up and put away cups and dishes after use and to wipe down the sink and worktops so that it is always clean and tidy for the next group.  Thank you.

 

PHOENIX YOUTH GROUP ~ 7 pm Tuesday

St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING

 8 pm Thursday

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

YOUTH GOOD FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS If you would like to take part in this liturgy on Good Friday, at 12 noon, there will be 2 practices – Tuesday 25th March and Tuesday 1st April at 7.30 pm in the Meeting Room of St Thomas Aquinas Church.  While members of Phoenix Youth Club will ‘take the lead’,  there is a need for additional young people from year 7 upwards.  Readers, actors, musicians and a lead female singer needed!

READERS ROTA has been revised to operate from 5th April.  Copies have been sent to all those with an e-mail address.  If you are not on e-mail and wish a copy, please contact John Scott on 07743508627.

 

MASS and ANOINTING OF THE SICK With Bishop Peter Doyle

7.30 pm Tuesday 8th April

St Edward The Confessor, Shenley Church End

 A BIG THANK YOU To David Wiseman at Homebase Milton Keynes who kindly gave the PTA at St Thomas Aquinas a massive discount off  the purchase price of a shed in which to store equipment and resources.

 

With every Blessing for the week ahead

Father Christopher Perry

MAY HE REST IN PEACE

John Joseph Williams, aged 70, late of Cam Court

whose Funeral is on Friday, 10.15 am at All Saints.

 

A DAY OF INFORMATION REFLECTION & DISCUSSION for CATHOLIC WOMEN on MODERN SLAVERY & HUMAN TRAFFICKING led by Sr Patricia Mulhall csb

11 am – 3 pm Saturday 29 March

Sacred Heart Church, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1HZ

Please bring a packed lunch

Contact:  Maura Potter (01628 666278)

LONDON MARATHON

Pete O’Sullivan is running the London Marathon on the 13th April in aid of CAFOD.  If you would like to sponsor him please go to the website

www.virginmoneygiving.com\peterosullivan

Or, he will be outside church the weekend before, with a collection bucket! 

 

COMMUNITY VOICES

WATER EATON WORKSHOP

1.30 pm 24 March

 St Thomas Aquinas Church

If you enjoy singing you are invited to come and sample the experience of singing in a choir.

 

GOLF CLUBS!

Golf clubs are being collected for Africa!  The aim is to collect 10 sets (4 sets to date) so if you can help please let Angela White know.  Thanks.

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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

 Friday:                                   2 pm Stations of the Cross

 Sunday Masses:                    9 am / 11 am / 6.30 pm

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