Newsletter: 19th July 2015

PARISH BBQ

Saturday 25th July

12 Noon – 4:00 PM

St Thomas Aquinas Church Grounds

£4 per person or £10 per family

(Prices include Meat & Salad)

Bring your own drinks, glasses and seating or blankets

FREE BOUNCY CASTLE • FREE GOLF IN BUCKET • FREE SPLAT THE RAT • FREE STOCKS • TOMBOLA

Tickets on sale after Mass

 

URGENT!

Donations for the Tombola

for the Parish BBQ. Please bring to the Presbytery before 25th July. Many thanks.

 

MAY HE REST IN PEACE

Michael Stephen Joyce, aged 55, late of Whaddon Way whose Funeral is on Thursday, 11 am at All Saints.

Michael’s body will be received into

All Saints Church on Wednesday (22nd) at 6 pm

 

NO Divine Mercy Devotions on Sunday 2nd August

Next Devotions ~ Sunday 6th September 3-4 pm at All Saints

 

RAISING MONEY FOR CHARITY

Hello my name is Eleanor and I normally attend 9 0’clock Mass.  I am cutting off my hair to raise money for Parkinson’s.  We have created a ‘ Just Giving’ page that tells you all about why, when and where.  I am 9 years old and attend one of the parish schools.  I would be grateful if you would read and hopefully donate to this cause, every pound you can spare will be so appreciated.  My hair is going to the Little Princess Trust too. Thank you for reading.  The link is:

https://www.justgiving.com/Eleanor-Bennett/

 

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

 

Colin McGinnell – Fun Run Monday 4th May.

Please contact him on 01908 270477 if you still have sponsorship money to pay Colin. Thanks.

 

SVP ~ Retiring Collection today

 

FAREWELL TO FR PRINCE

After serving our Parish with dedication and love over the last two years Fr Prince will be leaving us on Monday 9th August. After a well deserved holiday at home in India Fr Prince will return to the Diocese in September to take up his new post as Assistant Priest of St Patrick’s, Duston, Northampton. He goes with our prayers and our love and we thank him for all he has contributed to the life of our Parish. At least he won’t be too far away to come and visit us from time to time!

 

HELLO TO THE

REV BENEDETTO D’AUTILIA

Originally from Sicily, Deacon Benedetto is to be ordained a Priest of our Diocese on Saturday 1st August. He trained for the priesthood at St Mary’s College, Oscott and has been serving as a Deacon in St Aidan’s Parish, Kingsthorpe, Northampton. We look forward to welcoming him as our new Assistant Priest in September. We pray he will be very happy amongst us here in Bletchley.

 

SECOND COLLECTION next Weekend

DAY FOR LIFE

 

END OF ACADEMIC YEAR

We thank all those who are associated with our Catholic Schools – Bishop Parker School, St Thomas Aquinas School and St Paul’s School for all their hard work in another successful year.

We wish everyone a lovely Summer

and may the good weather continue !

 

CATHOLIC CERTIFICATE IN

RELIGIOUS STUDIES – CCRS (2015-16)

Induction Day 5 September in Milton Keynes

Leaflets/Registration Forms from

www.nores.org.uk/adulteducation

Information contact Jackie McCathy,

NORES Office 01582 723312

 

PAUSE FOR THOUGHT

“In a higher world it is otherwise, but here below to live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.” Cardinal Newman

 

With every blessing for the week ahead

Fr Christopher Perry, Fr Prince Kurian, Deacon Noel Guina

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

MESSAGE FROM BISHOP PETER

On Friday 11th September the House of Commons will debate and vote on a Bill to legalise assisted suicide. This will put the most vulnerable people in our society at risk. Please contact your MP, urging them to attend the debate and vote against the Bill. You can send an e-mail to your MP via the Catholic Bishops’ Conference Website:

😦www.catholicnews.org.uk/assisted-suicide)

or send a letter by post,

a draft of which can be found

at the back of the Church.

 

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 2015-2016 “Journey in Faith Course”. The Course will begin on the 8th October at St Thomas Aquinas Church, 7.45 pm – 9 pm and will continue on Thursday evenings until Easter 2016.

 

PROCLAIM ’15 – Northampton

www.catholicnews.org.uk/proclaim15

“Proclaim ’15 is a significant initiative to support the development of local evangelisation in England and Wales. It is offered as a practical response to Pope Francis’ teaching and example. Please do explore how your parish can get involved and proclaim the reality of God’s unconditional love, as we begin to prepare too for the forthcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy.” Diocesan Proclaim Events:

10 – 3 pm Saturday 19th September

St Gregory the Great RC Church Hall

Northampton NN3 2HS

10 – 3 pm Saturday 17th October

Immaculate Heart of Mary RC Church Hall

Great Missenden HP16 9AA

Booking: 01582 7233312 or admin@nores.org.uk

 

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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 996061

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

Monday:                             10 am Mass followed by

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday:                       10 am Mass and Rosary

Friday:                                  8.30 am 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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