Newsletter 23 August 2015

MAY SHE REST IN PEACE

Mrs Norah Grayston, age 98, formerly of Shelley Road, Bletchley, whose Funeral Mass is on Friday 4th September, 11 am in All Saints Church.

 

MK SOUTH PASTORAL AREA DAY at THORNTON COLLEGE: 10 am – 4.30 pm Saturday 26th September.

Topics: G K Chesterton;   Marriage Care;  Archbishop Oscar Romero                       

For catering purposes, could you kindly confirm your attendance, by text or email, as indicated on the Sheet at back of Church. Further details of “The Day” are on the Poster at back of Church.

 PARISH OFFICE CLOSED: 24th August – 1st September.  Jo, our Parish Secretary is on annual leave.Fr Christopher and Fr Clement are, of course, still available in case of emergency or a pressing enquiry. Eileen will be in on Thursdays for Mass intentions etc.

 

COME AND SEE MEETING

6.30 pm Monday 14th September,St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room: An invitation to Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

Meeting for parents of children who are not attending our two parish schools and are currently in Year 3 or above and would like to enrol their child in the First Holy Communion Programme.

Please complete the form, to be found at back of Church, and bring it with you to the Meeting.

 CONGRATULATIONS to Frances Arulvasagam who recently became a full member of the Legion of Mary, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Praesidium in our Parish.

CAFOD SUPPORTER’s DAY 10.30 – 1.30 pm, Saturday 12th September St Teresa’s Hall, Beaconsfield HP9 2PL or..

10.30 – 1.30 pm, Saturday 19th September, St Augustine Church, Heelands MK13 7PL

Speaker: Nick Harrop International Division. Booking Tel: 01844 274723 or Maggie 01908 502062 See Poster at Back of 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

PILGRIMAGE TO ASSISI 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 TO ROME 2016:  Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June. All are invited to join Fr Michael Patey (St Martin’s Parish, Luton) on a pilgrimage to Rome during the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Accommodation in the shadow of St Peter’s with full tours of holy and ancient sites, daily Mass and papal audience. £725 per person. For a booking form, please contact ‘Pilgrimage People’ on 0800 612 3423 or collect from St Martin’s.

MK FOOD BANK Supporters of Milton Keynes Food Bank have produced a short collection of poetry and poems for sale to raise funds. The booklets are at the back of the church and cost £1. Each. Please put the money in the ‘books’ slot.

CAFOD – NEPAL UPDATE Catholics in England and Wales have responded with great generosity, donating more than £3 million to CAFOD’s Nepal Earthquake Appeal.  Our Diocese raised about £103k. Thanks to your generous response, our Church partners in Nepal were able to start responding immediately after the earthquake reaching more than 294,000 people in the first three months with food, shelter and hygiene and sanitation kits.  It will take many years for Nepal to recover, but we will help people rebuild their lives for the long term.

SHOP EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS !! Traidcraft brochures available at back of Church(best of fair trade gifts, fashion and food).

BAPTISM PREPARATION EVENING: Thursday 27th August 8pm, St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room. If you would like to have your child Baptised then please attend this meeting for parents.

TAX! If you no longer pay tax, would you please let Jo, in the Parish Office, know so that she can update the Diocesan Gift Aid records. In addition, if you have changed your address, please inform us. Thanks.

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/proclaim 15 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 723312 or admin@nores.org.uk

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

Always believe in God because there are some questions that even ‘Goggle’ cannot answer !

 With every blessing for the week ahead Fr Christopher Perry, Deacon Noel Guina

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