Newsletter: 4th April 2015

EASTER 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

 

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.

 

PARISH OFFICE – OPENING TIMES

The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

Priests can still be contacted in an emergency.

 

DIVINE MERCY FEAST DAY ~ 12TH APRIL

3 – 4 pm at ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Prayer/Address/Exposition/Veneration/Confessions

 

SVP Retiring Collection ~ next weekend

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

 

CONGRATULATIONS

It is wonderful to welcome our five candidates: Amanda, Kerrie, Sian, Stacey and Tapiwa (Herbert) who have now been received into full Communion with the Catholic Church. Please pray for them as they continue to walk with God and grow in faith.

 

ALL SAINTS – CAR PARK

Please do not leave children unsupervised in the car park at All Saints. Last Sunday an accident was narrowly avoided and a child could have been seriously injured. Please also continue to be considerate of our neighbours in Corfe Crescent and ensure that the road is not blocked. Thank You.

 

EASTER OFFERING – THANK YOU!

Fr Prince and I are deeply appreciative of the generosity of your Easter Offering. It provides us with small income which we would not otherwise have for which we are both very grateful.

Thank you for supporting your Priests!

 

SEPO IN ACTION

Caron Callaghan and a small group have safely arrived in Zambia.  In the first few days Emma and Frances ran a 2-day Sounds-Write Course. Sounds-Write is a quality first phonics programme.  It is a highly successful approach to the teaching of reading, spelling and writing and was attended by 21 teachers/teacher assistants.  All participants graduated and received their certificates of Passing.  The group have also visited the Mother Earth project which supports around 30 families by farming moringa.  A second Sounds-Write Course is currently underway.  A visit has also been made to the Comboni Missionary Sisters to discuss the Skills Centre.  You can follow SEPO’s trip in Zambia on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/sepobletchley

 

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

The family were profoundly touched and very grateful for the phenomenal response. Thank You.

 

DEPUTY HEADTEACHER

THORNTON COLLEGE ~ September 2015

Full details:  www.thorntoncollege.com in General Information/Employment Section.

Closing Date:  10th April

 

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

 

Faith

Three men were walking on a wall, Feeling, Faith and  Fact.  When Feeling got an awful fall, then Faith was taken back.  So close was Faith to Feeling, that he stumbled and fell too but Fact remained and pulled Faith back, and Faith brought Feeling too !!

The Lord is Risen

Allelluia !

Fr Christopher, Fr Prince, Deacon Noel

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