Newsletter: 2nd August 2015

Second Collection today for Fr Prince

as a farewell gift from the Parish.

 

FAREWELL MASS FOR FR PRINCE

7pm Friday 7th August

St Thomas Aquinas Church

Followed by drinks in the Meeting Room

 

CONGRATULATIONS

To Fr Benedetto D’Autilia who was ordained a Priest of our Diocese on Saturday 2nd August at St Aidan’s Parish Church, Northampton. We look forward to welcoming him to Bletchley as our Assistant Priest in September.

 

RAISING MONEY FOR CHARITY

Hello my name is Eleanor and I normally attend 9 0’clock Mass.  I have cut 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

 

THE GOOD COUNSEL NETWORK

Pro-Life and Pro-Woman

The Good Counsel Network is a Catholic Pro-Life organisation which assists women going through difficult pregnancies. This summer, Anne (a young supporter) will walk 1200 miles from Canterbury to Rome to raise money. You can sponsor a set amount/or per mile completed online:

www.justgiving.com/A-Walk-For-Life

 

 

 

 

 

MESSAGE FROM FR MICHAEL HARRISON

Fr Michael would like to say a big “thank you” to all those who made the journey up to Corby to share the joy of his recent Silver Jubilee celebration. It was great to see so many Bletchley parishioners enjoying the beautiful Mass and “bit of a do”. He is also grateful for the many cards, gifts, prayers and good wishes and sends his blessings to all.

 

 

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

 

Canon Patrick Carey, Parish Priest of Bletchley from 1947-1969, who died on 16th July at Northwick Park Hospital. Fr Carey’s Funeral Mass was celebrated by Bishop Peter at St Ethelbert’s Church, Slough on Friday 31st July.

 

Canon Denis McSweeney, Parish Priest of Flitwick, who died on 21st July. A Funeral Mass in the Ordinary Form will be celebrated by Bishop Peter on Tuesday, 4 August at 7.30pm in Sacred Heart Church, Flitwick. On Wednesday, 5 August, there will be a Funeral Mass in the Extraordinary Form which will be celebrated by Father Gerard Byrne at 10.30am in the Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate, Northampton.

 

Mrs Evadne Christie, aged 86, late of Castlemead, Newport Pagnell, whose Funeral Mass is on Friday 14th August, 10am at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

Mrs Maria Marello, age 89, late of Shenley wood Village, whose Funeral Service is on Wednesday 5th August, 11am at All Saints Church.

 

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

 

MK THEATRE ~ “ALADDIN”

7 PM FRIDAY 8th JANUARY 2016

250 tickets have been reserved for this year’s

Panto ~ still only £18. each.

Please sign the clipboard, at back of church,

if you would like to join us.

 

PAUSE FOR THOUGHT

A Catholic is a person who has plucked up courage to face the incredible and inconceivable idea that something else maybe wiser than he is.

G K Chesteron

 

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): 6:00 pm

SUNDAY MASSES:           7.30 am

Monday:                             10:00 am Mass followed by

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday:                       10:00 am Mass and Rosary

Friday:                                  8.30 am Mass

                                               7:00pm Farwell Mass for Fr Prince

Saturday:                            9.30 am Mass

                                              10:00 – 10.30 am Confessions

 

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

 

SUNDAY MASSES:           9:00 am / 11:00 am / 6.30 pm

Tuesday:                            10:00 am Mass followed by

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Thursday:                         10:00 am Mass

 

With every blessing for the week ahead

Fr Christopher Perry, Fr Prince Kurian, Deacon Noel Guina

 

 

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