Newsletter: 6th April 2014

NEW EXECUTIVE HEAD TEACHER FOR BISHOP PARKER and ST THOMAS AQUINAS SCHOOLS

Congratulations to Mr Robert Mundy who has been appointed to this important and significant role in the life of our parish. Robert and his family will be in our prayers as he prepares to take up the position at the beginning of the new academic year. We are indebted to the chairs and governors of both schools who have worked collaboratively to secure the right result for the future direction of Catholic education in the parish.

BAPTISM HELPERS NEEDED! Could you help on Sunday afternoons? We have a small team of helpers who assist at Baptisms on a rota basis. If you would like to welcome families, help with Baptism preparation, set up the Church and more, then please come to a meeting at 3 pm Saturday 10th May, St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room. 

SERVICES OF RECONCILIATION FOR LENT

11.30 am on Monday ~ St Thomas Aquinas Church

7.30 pm Thursday 10th April ~ All Saints Church

 

JUSTICE and PEACE MEETING

8 pm Tuesday 15th April

St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room. All Welcome.

 

THE EASTER TRIDUUM 

Holy Thursday   11 am Chrism Mass at

Northampton Cathedral

7.30 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

Good Friday12 noon Stations of the Cross led by

                        young people atSt Thomas Aquinas.

                         3 pm Liturgy of the Day

                           St Thomas Aquinas Church

                         3 pm Liturgy of the Day at All Saints

                         3 pm Liturgy of the Day

St Albans’ Chapel, Winslow

              

St Thomas Aquinas Church

Saturday 19th April [NO 6 pm Mass]

Easter Masses 20th April ~ 8.30 am and 10 a.m.

All Saints Church

Saturday 19th April ~ Easter Vigil 7.30 pm

Easter Masses 20th April ~ 8 am ~ 9.15 am ~ 11 am

[NB NO Evening Mass]

St Alban’s, Winslow ~ Saturday 19th April

Easter Vigil 8 pm

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS today

3 – 4 pm St Thomas Aquinas Church

Followed by refreshments – All Welcome

 

LENTEN LUNCH

12 noon on Tuesday ~ All Saints

Mass at 11.30 am. Proceeds to CAFOD.

 

BISHOP PARKER SCHOOL

Congratulations to all staff, pupils and Governors following the successful and highly commendable outcomes of their recent OFSTED Inspection. A fitting tribute to the efforts of all, especially Head Teacher Colette Donohue as she prepares for her well deserved retirement following many years of devoted service to Bishop Parker School and the Parish Community.

 

CHRISM MASS ~ Northampton Cathedral

11 am Thursday 17th April

Bishop Peter invites everyone to this annual Mass during which all the priests of the diocese renew their promises and the oily oils are blessed.

 

NEW CHALICES for

ST THOMAS AQUINAS CHURCH

We have had a very generous response to the chalice appeal and to date have raised £1,300. Two chalices and a ciborium have been ordered. We hope to order at least one more chalice in due course.

PLANNING A PARISH BBQ

We hope to have a parish BBQ on Saturday 28th June. However, we need help organising it! If you can help please come to a meeting at 8 pm Monday 28th April in St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room.

 

LOOP SYSTEM – ST THOMAS AQUINAS

Installed for people who have impaired hearing: I am pleased to advise that this is now working but would appreciate knowing if it is not satisfactory.

 

MASS and ANOINTING OF THE SICK

with Bishop Peter Doyle ~ 7.30 pm on Tuesday

St Edward The Confessor, Shenley Church End

 

OUR LADY OF FATIMA PRAYER GROUP

2 pm Sunday 13th April

Mrs Millie Macarone, 3 Earls Close, Bletchley

All Welcome

 

With every Blessing for the week ahead

Father Christopher Perry

MASS HE REST IN PEACE

Robert John Ruff, aged 65, late of Bowles Place, whose Funeral is on Friday, 11 am at St Thomas Aquinas Church. 

MASS before LONDON MARATHON

CAFOD has requested a special Mass from

8 – 8.40 am on Sunday 13th April

Our Lady Star of the Sea, Greenwich

The church is located next to the park on Crooms Hill less than 10 minutes away from the London marathon red start line. Whether you are either running in the London Marathon, in Greenwich to cheer on the runners, or even just visiting, you are more than welcome to come along for one of our Palm Sunday services.

RETREAT and FORMATION DAY for CATECHISTS with Diana Klein 11 am – 4 pm Saturday 10th May

Sacred Heart RC Church Hall,

Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1HZ

See Poster at back of church

for booking/further information

 

NEXT SUNDAY |~ 13th April

Pete O’Sullivan is running the London Marathon in aid of CAFOD. He will be outside church next Sunday, with a collection bucket!

Thanks for your Support 

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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

************************************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 372315Parish 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 CHAPLAINCYIf 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 amMass

 

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

 

Tuesday:                               11.30 am Mass

Thursday:                           10 am Mass

Friday:                                   2 pm Stations of the Cross

Sunday Masses:                 9 am / 11 am / 6.30 pm

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