Newsletter: 29th March 2015

PALM SUNDAY

 

PARISH LENT REFLECTION

“The Call, the Journey and the Mission”

In preparation for the Ordinary Synod on the Family in October 2015, when Bishop Peter Doyle and Vincent Cardinal Nichols will represent England and Wales, Pope Francis has asked us all to reflect with ‘true spiritual discernment’ on themes relating to marriage and family life.  Such spiritual reflection is truly for all people:  single, married, widowed and divorced.  To aid us in the process of reflection our Bishops have published ‘The Call, the Journey and the Mission’ in which we are presented with Holy Scripture passages and quotes from Pope Francis.  There will be an ‘Open Parish Meeting’ (chaired by Fr Wayne Coughlin) to discuss the questions posed in the document:

(Questions 4-6)

7:30pm Tuesday 7th April

St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

 

 

DIOCESE OF NORTHAMPTON

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

Friday 21st August ~ Friday 28th August

For those aged 16-30 years old and wishing to be a young helper call Neil on 01582 720627

See Poster at back of Church

 

GOOD FRIDAY CHILDRENS’ LITURGY

11 am All Saints Church

If you would like to participate please contact the

Parish Office by Monday.

Rehearsal:  6-7 pm Tuesday at All Saints Church

 

PYX

Would the lady who ordered the pyx for Holy Communion (x6)  kindly contact the Parish Office as they have been received.  Thanks.

 

DIARY SIGNING

  Easter Vigil/Easter Sunday

Due to the variation in Mass times and recognising that people may be away on holiday, diaries will not be stamped on Easter Sunday.  It will be assumed that everyone will be at Mass.

SERVICE OF RECONCILIATION FOR LENT

7.30 PM Wednesday (1st) ~ All Saints Church

 

THE EASTER TRIDUUM

Holy Thursday  11 am Chrism Mass at

                                 Northampton Cathedral

followed by Lunch

7.30 pm Mass of the

                                            Lord’s Supper

                               St Thomas Aquinas Church

Good Friday       11 am Childrens’ Liturgy

All Saints Church

 Liturgy of the Day:

                                3 pm All Saints and

                                3 pm St Thomas Aquinas

                                5 pm Italian Confessions

St Thomas Aquinas Church

Holy Saturday      NO 9.30 am Mass

                                10 am Blessing of the

                                           Polish Baskets

St Thomas Aquinas Church

11 – 12 Noon Confessions

St Thomas Aquinas Church

8.30 pm EASTER V IGIL

All Saints Church

Easter Day             8 am / 9.15 am / 11 am Mass

All Saints (NO 6.30 pm Mass)

7.30 am / 8.30 am (Italian) /

                                10 am Mass

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

CAFOD ~ DAY OF REFLECTION

10.30 am – 2.30 pm Saturday 18th April

Sacred Heart Parish Centre, Leighton Buzzard

Please bring a packed lunch.  To book a place:

northampton@cafod.org.uk  or  01844 274723

See Poster at back of Church

 

CAFOD coffee, lunch and quiz events raised £626 (which will be matched by Government)  Many thanks to all who helped in any way, especially Eileen and Bernie for preparing the lunch and the Irish Centre for hosting the quiz.

 

DIVINE MERCY FEAST DAY: 12th APRIL

3 – 4 pm All Saints Church

 

With our prayers for the coming week.

Every Blessing

Fr Christopher Perry, Fr Prince Kurian

Deacon Noel Guina

READERS’ ROTA

The Readers’ Rota to operate from Saturday 4th April has now been issued to all registered Readers on E-mail.  Anyone not on E-mail, who requires a copy, please contact John Scott on 07743508627.

 

SVP Request for Clothes

Our Parish SVP Conference wish to record their thanks for the truly phenomenal  response to their recent request for donations of clothes for a needy family.  The family were profoundly touched and very grateful.  Thank You All.

 

NSPCC

A letter of thanks has been received for your fantastic donation of £130.90p.

 

THANK YOU

from Debbie Purfield (CAFOD Diocesan Manager) to everyone who gave feedback and kept CAFOD in prayer over the period of strategic review.

 

THE LONDON TO WALSINGHAM WALK

3RD TO 11TH OCTOBER

Applications are invited for this traditional walking pilgrimage.  No special fitness level is necessary and full guidance will be given.  We also need an additional support vehicle, with driver.

Contact: Peter Walters (Walk Administrator)

Tel 01799 550398  Email jpw33@live.co.uk

Website:  www.walsinghamwalkers.co.uk

 

CELEBRATION 15

Will you join us this year?

Friday 28 August – Monday 31 August

A residential experience at

THORNTON COLLEGE

Catholics from Milton Keynes/School Year 6+

Booking Forms available at back of church

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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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ADDRESS ………………………………………………

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Tel. ………………………………………………………

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Parish Website:                  www.bletchleyparish.co.uk

 

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:

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 2016

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:                        10.00  am Mass and Rosary

Saturday:                            11-12 Noon Confessions

 

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

 

Tuesday:                            10 am Mass followed by

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Friday:                                8 pm Stations of the Cross

 

FOR TIMES/DETAILS OF ALL OTHER SERVICES

THIS WEEK PLEASE REFER TO THE

“EASTER TRIDUUM” PARAGRAPH

ON THE OTHER PAGE. THANK YOU

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