Newsletter:21st June 2015

BISHOP PETER’S REFLECTIONS

 

Bishop Peter greatly enjoyed his visit to the Parish last weekend and thanks everyone for making him so welcome. Many people spoke to him with enthusiasm and there was a real spirit of joy at all our liturgical celebrations. He especially commended us for the way Mass is celebrated in the Parish and was particularly impressed with our Parish Music Groups and our Altar Servers. He recognised we are the largest parish in the Diocese and that Catholic life in Bletchley is vibrant and diverse. With a growing Catholic population in Milton Keynes the Diocese, in partnership with the Parish, will consider what we can do to increase capacity and serve the community more effectively as we go forward.

 

 

Having reflected on his visit Bishop Peter

has made the following recommendations:

 

  1. 1. Prayer intentions for the sick and the departed, which we have traditionally read out during the Prayers of the Faithful (Bidding Prayers), could be offered silently. Rather than writing down someone’s name on a sheet of paper to be read out, simply recall that person’s name silently in your heart during the moment of silence in the bidding prayers. Bishop Peter is concerned that by having lists of names people might be upset if a name, for whatever reason, is missed off. There is also a distinction to be made between private intentions and public ones.
  2. 2. Notices don’t need be to given before Mass. Our minds should be focused on worship and notices can prove to be a distraction. Instead, at the beginning of Mass, we will be invited to keep a period of silence and the Hymn number announced. Any important announcements will be made after the post-communion prayer.

 

  1. 3. We should consider how we welcome the children back into Church when they return from Children’s Liturgy. This we will need to give some thought to and I would welcome any suggestions from parents and catechists.

Recommendations 1 & 2

will take effect this weekend.

 

 

‘SEPO’ BARN DANCE

Raised £694.50p which will be match funded by the Government.  Many thanks for your support.

A fun night was had by all !

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK

There will be NO weekday Masses or Services

at either All Saints Church or St Thomas Aquinas Church between:

Monday 22nd June – Friday 26th June.

Members of the Parish will be

on Pilgrimage in Lourdes.

The Parish Office is open as usual.

 

RELIGIOUS ITEMS FOR SALE

Tuesday 30th June

Russian Orthodox Sisters from the St Elisabeth Convent in Minsk, Belarus, will be selling devotional items after 10 am Mass at All Saints.  The sale of these handmade items, which are of the highest quality, will raise much needed funds for a Boarding Home for Children with Special Needs.

Please see their website:  www.obitel-minsk.by

                    

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

 

NYMO

WORLD YOUTH DAY KRAKOW 2016

22nd July – 1st August 2016

16-30 years.  Cost  £820.

Contact:  01582 720627   www.nymo.org

See Poster at back of Church

 

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT

THE HOLY SPIRIT?

‘Life in the Holy Spirit’ Seminars are to be held in The Church of Christ the Cornerstone, MK9 2ES

Info:   rfernandes@hotmail.co.uk

Wednesdays  –  in June:  24th

– in July:   1st -8th -15th

Time : 7.30pm to 9.00pm

 

PAUSE FOR THOUGHT

“I don’t need a Church to tell me I am wrong when I know I am wrong:

I need a Church to tell me I am wrong

when I think I am right”.

(G K Chesterton)

 

With every blessing for the week ahead

Fr Christopher Perry, Fr Prince Kurian, Deacon Noel Guina

 

FR MICHAEL HARRISON

SILVER JUBILEE MASS

7PM FRIDAY 10TH JULY

at Our Lady of Walsingham Parish Church, Occupation Road, Corby, NN17 1EE

A 45-seater coach has been booked at a cost of £12. per person which includes a tip for the driver.

Coach departs ALL SAINTS at 5 PM

and ST THOMAS AQUINAS at 5.15 PM

Departs CORBY at 9.30 PM

Parishioners who have requested a seat, kindly ensure that your payment is received by JO, at the Parish Office, as soon as possible, as payment is due to the Coach Company.    Thank You.

 

22nd ANNUAL NORES LECTURE

7.30 pm Friday 3rd July

Diocesan Pastoral & RE Centre, Luton

Sr Raymunda op

For the Year of Consecrated Life

Information Phone:  01582 723312

 

MOTHERS PRAYERS

DAY OF RENEWAL

10.30 – 17.00 Saturday 4th July

Led by Carolyn Hart

St Marys Church, Dunstable LU6 1NY

Bring a Packed Lunch.     Details:   01582 607966

 

SUMMER CAMP 2015 @ ALTON CASTLE

An opportunity for those aged 11-18 years

24th – 28th July. £250. per person

Bookings Close on Friday 10th July

Details: www.nymo.org   or   01582 720627

 

LEAFLETS and BROCHURES

Fair Trade and Traidcraft

Available from the Dispenser

(beside the Justice and Peace display)

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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:

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

 

VIGIL MASS (Saturday):  6 pm

SUNDAY MASSES:            7.30 am

 

There will be NO weekday Masses or Services

at either All Saints Church or St Thomas Aquinas

Church between Monday and Friday This week.

 

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

 

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