Newsletter: 24th August 2014

R E M I N D E R

REFURBISHMENT OF

ST THOMAS AQUINAS CHURCH

St Thomas Aquinas Church is closed and is expected to re-open in mid-October.  The works will include the installation of a new electrical and fire safety system, full re-decoration including new carpets and new chairs.

Please be aware that the Church must not be entered for any reason due to safety considerations.

It should all look very impressive when it is finished!

 

ENVELOPES READY FOR COLLECTION

If you make your offering to the Church using the envelope system, then your new envelopes are ready for collection at All Saints Church.

This year most people will have been allocated a “new envelope number”.  This is because we were ordering over 400 boxes of envelopes but only half were being distributed.  We have now been able to save a great deal of money by cutting the number down and re-allocating new numbers.

If for some reason you can’t find your box of envelopes, marked with your name, then please contact Jo at the Parish Office.

 

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED

18th August – 1st September

Jo, our Parish Secretary, will be on annual leave for the next two weeks.  Fr Christopher and Fr Clement are, of course, still available in case of emergency or a pressing enquiry.  Eileen will be in on Thursdays for Mass intentions etc.

 

 

PRAYERS FOR POPE FRANCIS

Please keep Pope Francis and his family in your prayers at this time following the tragic death of his nephew’s wife and children in a car accident.

Jesu Mercy Mary Pray

CAFOD Northampton

ENERGISER EVENT

10 for 10.30 am start – 1 pm

Saturday 13th September

St Teresa’s Parish Centre, Beaconsfield HP9 2PL

Details/Booking Phone:  01604 785254

Email:  Northampton@cafod.org.uk

Find out about this Fast Day and hear some of the thing’s we’ve achieved  together.  All Welcome.

 

MILTON KEYNES THEATRE

PANTO … “PETER PAN”

6 PM FRIDAY 2nd JANUARY 2015

£18. (Early Bird Price!)

Please ‘sign up’ on List at Back of Church

200 seats Reserved

 

LUX RESIDENTIAL WEEKEND

(For Young People)

6th – 8th February 2015

Kings Park, Northampton

The theme is ‘ADORE’ – looking at the importance of the Eucharist to our life and our faith.

All information is on the website www.nymo.org

TODAY

SECOND COLLECTION

for GAZA and

PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS IN IRAQ

The temporary ceasefire in Gaza is giving much needed space to deliver food, water, emergency supplies and medical care to people in desperate need.

CAFOD have launched an appeal for donations.

 

IRAQI Christians are being persecuted, suffering abhorent atrocities.

AID to the Church in Need are appealing for donations to help with work ‘on the ground’ in Iraq.

 

HOLY FATHER’s PRAYER INTENTIONS

for AUGUST 2014

Refugees – That refugees, forced by violence to abandon their homes, may find a generous welcome and the protection of their rights.

Oceania – That Christians in Oceania may joyfully announce the faith to all the people of that region.

 

DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A CATHOLIC?

If you are considering becoming a Catholic, or would like a bit of a refresher, then please contact the Parish Office and register for the 2014-2015 ‘Journey in Faith Course’.  The Course will begin on the 9th October ~ 7.30 pm/9 pm ~ and will continue on Thursday evenings until Easter 2015.

 

BAPTISM PREPRATION

8 pm Thursday

All Saints Meeting Room

 

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

Steven James Walsh, aged 45, late of Spellows, Bletchley whose Funeral was on Wednesday, 20th August.

Baby George Bailey, whose Funeral is on Friday, 29 August, 11.45 am at All Saints Church.

Marie France Norma Holtz, aged 64, whose Funeral is on Tuesday, 2nd September, 11.30 am at All Saints Church.

Please pray for the soul of Howard Cronin who died on Wednesday.

 

With every blessing

for the week ahead

Father Christopher Perry

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