Newsletter: 25th December 2014

THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD 

THE PARISH OFFICE

The Office will be closed until Monday, 5th January.  The clergy will also be taking a long deserved rest but will, of course, be available in emergencies.

 

SENIORS CHRISTMAS PARTY

17th January 2015

2 pm – 6 pm

Details phone John/Mary on 01908 377767

 

“THE GIVING TREE”

Please take a tag and buy a present for someone extra this year.  Wrap it (if the item is not food), label it and return it under the tree.  Your gift will be gratefully received by someone locally or overseas.

 

 

PHOENIX YOUTH GROUP

The Phoenix will “rise again” in 2015!

Watch this space for future dates

 

CRIB DONATIONS

This year all money raised will be donated to the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children).

 

JUSTICE AND PEACE MEETING

Tuesday, 13th January

7.30 pm St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

CAFOD

Recent CAFOD events raised £286.

 

MILTON KEYNES FOOD BANK

Since July 2013 a total of 425 bags of food have been donated from our parish.

 

Many thanks for your generous support

to CAFOD and the FOOD BANK.

 

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

Mary Jones, aged 75, late of Moor Park whose Funeral is on Tuesday 6th January, 3.30 pm at Milton Keynes Oak Crematorium.

Stanley Osbourne, aged 85, late of Wanted Crescent, Wing whose Funeral is on Wednesday 7th January, 2.30 pm at All Saints Church.

Elizabeth Ann Duranthon, age 90, late of Roche Gardens, whose Funeral is on Friday 9th January, 11.45 am at All Saints Church.  Ann’s body will be received into Church, 4pm on Thursday 8th January.

Kathleen MacDonald, aged 90, late of Castlemead Care Home whose Funeral is on Friday, 9th January, 1.45 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

 

THE HOLY FATHER’s

PRAYER INTENTIONS

for DECEMBER 2014

 

Christmas, hope for humanity.

That the birth of the Redeemer may bring peace and hope to all people of good will.

 

Parents.

That parents may be true evangelizers, passing on to their children the precious gift of faith.

 

MANY THANKS

for all your cards, gifts and Christmas Greetings.

 

We pray that you and your families will have a peaceful and Holy Christmas.

 

Father Christopher Perry

Fr Prince Kurian

St Stephen’s Day ~ Friday 26th December

12 Noon Mass for Our Parish Servers

And Presentation of Guild Medals

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

Feast of St John the Apostle

Saturday 27th December ~ 9.30 am Mass

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Thursday 1st January ~ 10 am Mass

All Saints Church

 

There is a list of folks we know, all written in a book and every year at Christmas time we go and have a look and that is when we realise that these names are a part, not of the book there written in, but of our very heart.  For each name stands for someone who has touched our lives sometime and in that meeting they’ve become a special friend of mine.  We really feel that we’re composed of each remembered name and our lives are so much better, than it was before they came once you’ve known “someone”.  All the years cannot erase, the memory of a pleasant word or a friendly face, so never think Christmas cards are just a mere routine, of names upon a Christmas list, forgotten in between.  For when we send a Christmas card that is addressed to you, it is because you’re on our list of folks we’re indebted to and whether we have known you for many years or few, the greatest gift that God can give is having friends like you!

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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

************************************ 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:

CLOSED until 5th January:  Urgent Calls Only

 

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

 

VIGIL MASS (Saturday):  6 pm

SUNDAY MASSES:            7.30 am

 Monday:                             10 am Mass followed by

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday:                        10 am Mass and Rosary

Friday:                                  12 Noon Mass

Saturday:                              9.30 am Mass

10 – 10.30 am Confessions

 

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

 

SUNDAY MASSES:              9 am / 11 am / 6.30 pm

Tuesday:                               10 am Mass followed by

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Thursday:                             10 am Mass

 

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