Newsletter: 9th August 2015

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.

 

FAREWELL TO FR PRINCE

This is Fr Prince’s last weekend in the Parish. He goes with our prayers and our love and we thank him for his priestly ministry amongst us over the last two years. He departs for a well earned holiday back home in India before taking up his new responsibilities in Northampton. Fr Prince thanks you for your many cards, gifts and kind words.

 

WELCOME BACK FR CLEMENT KARATHI

Fr Clement returns to the Parish next week from Kenya to provide cover in Fr Prince’s absence and to allow Fr Christopher to take a holiday in late September. He is a great friend to us here in Bletchley and we look forward to having him with us again!

 

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

 

 

 

 

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.

MAY SHE REST IN PEACE

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

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PILGRIMAGE (1) in 2016:

Monday 16th May to Monday 23rd May

with Fr Wayne Coughlin, Great Missenden

Assisi – the home of St Francis and St Clare!’

Fr Christopher will help lead the pilgrimage. Details from Joanna Hale: jchale@earthling.net. £1000 (single room) and less for those who share.

 

PILGRIMAGE (2) in 2016:

Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June

with St Martin’s Church, Luton • ‘Rome for the Holy Year of Mercy’ • Daily Mass in different Basilicas and accommodation in the shadow of

St Peter’s Church! Further details to follow.

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HYMNS FOR 9:00AM MASS ALL SAINTS

 

BREAD OF LIFE – Talbot

 

I am the bread of life

All who eat this bread, will never die

I am God’s love revealed

I am broken, that you might be healed

 

All who eat of this heavenly bread

All who drink this cup of the covenant

You will live, forever,

for I will raise you up

 

No one who comes to me

Shall hunger again

No one who believes, shall ever thirst

All that the Father draws, shall come to me

And I, shall give them rest

 

TASTE AND SEE – Boyce and Stanley

 

Taste, and see, the goodness of the Lord

 

I am the living bread, I am the new wine

blessed, broken, poured out, shared for a

Come to Him, come to Him, all who are hungry

Come to Him, come to Him, all who thirst

I am your God, you are my people

 

Blessed, broken, poured out, shared

 

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

                                              

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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