Newsletter: 6th July 2014

SECOND COLLECTION today Apostleship of the Sea

(Official Maritime Welfare Agency of theCatholic Church in Great Britain)Next Sunday is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea.  The Agency provides practical and spiritual support to seafarers visiting our ports.  Please support its important work.  Thank You.

ADVANCE WARNING St Thomas Aquinas Church will undergo some major interior work during August and September which will necessitate the closure of the building for reasons of health and safety.  It is expected that works will commence on the 18th August and will last for approximately eight weeks.  The 6 pm Saturday Vigil Mass and the 7.30 am Sunday Mass will, therefore, move to All Saints Church for this period.  Weekday Masses will either move to All Saints or be celebrated in the Meeting Room.  Thank you for your patience. 

PHOENIX YOUTH GROUP 7 pm Tuesday St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

 

CATHOLICISM DVD COURSE Session Six: ‘A Body Both Suffering and Glorious’

7.30 pm Thursday  St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

All Welcome 

LAY EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

A Reflection Day

10 am – 1 pm 12th July

Pastoral & RE Centre, Luton LU4 8JD

Details:  01582 723312 Ext 6

Email:  admin@nores.org.uk

MASS INTENTIONS A reminder that if you would like a Mass offered for your intention please contact Jo in the office to check if the date you would like is available.  Due to a very high demand there is normally a month’s “waiting list”.  We would advise you to organise Mass intentions as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

MAY SHE REST IN PEACE

Gabrielle Cloke, aged 72, late of Dorchester Close whose Funeral is on Tuesday, 12.30 pm St Thomas Aquinas Church.

MISSION APPEAL Brother John writes:  ‘I would like to thank you very much for your very generous donation of £855.20p.  The money will be used to improve provision of Catholic education.  Groups of self-funded UK students will be travelling to places where we are sponsoring school buildings and will add their free labour to the work of local people.

CONSULTATION on the PROPOSED FEDERATION OF ST THOMAS AQUINAS CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL and BISHOP PARKER CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

Following ratification, the consultation period opened on 9th June and closes on 18th July.  Details can be found on the following websites:

http://www.st-thomasaquinas.co.uk/

http://www.bishopparker.milton-keynes.sch.uk/

http://www.bletchleyparish.co.uk/

Copies will be displayed on the church notice boards.  The Governing Bodies would be very grateful if you would complete the response sheets and hand these in to either school or post them in the box located at the back of church.  Many thanks

 

POSTGRADUATE THEOLOGY PROGRAMME ‘Open Day’

11 am – 2.30 pm 12 July

St Teresa’s Parish Centre, Beaconsfield

To help people to decide whether to commit to the course or not.    3-year programme, commencing September 2014, taught on Saturdays throughout the year.  Details:   See Poster at back of Church.

 

BIENNIAL PROCESSION OF FAITH

1.30 pm Sunday 27th July

St Joseph’s Church, Bedford

Walking through the centre of Bedford  .There will be an ‘open-air’ service concluding with Benediction at about 3.30 pm.  Details  ‘log on’ to:

www.relicourladyofguadalupe.co.uk

 

With every blessing for the week ahead

Father Christopher Perry

NOISE and BEHAVIOUR IN CHURCH A number of parishioners have complained to me about the levels of noise, as well as “bad behaviour” in church.  This does not concern young children but rather adults!  Talking, use of mobile phones, arriving late and leaving early (without good reason), as well as rudeness to others, have no place in the house of God.  The Church must be a place of prayer where we can commune with God without unnecessary distraction.

Please let us work together to make the Church a place of calm and quiet welcome.

 

MIDDAY SUPERVISOR REQUIRED Permanent Post St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

7.5 hours per week (1.5 per day)

Start Date: As soon as possible

Details/Application Pack ~ from the School Office

Pm 01908 373977.  Or email the school on

office@st-thomasaquinas.milton-keynes.scho.uk

Closing date:  Noon 7th July

                  Interviews:                 9th July

 

MODESTY It is wonderful that we are all able to enjoy the warm weather.  However, please remember that when coming to Church we need to dress appropriately and modestly.

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AYLESFORD, KENT 10th AUGUST ~ £13.

Phone:  REMY 647854

*List at back of Church*

 

This trip is not organised by the Parish. The Parish takes no responsibily for this trip.

 

 

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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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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 am

 

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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