Newsletter: 11th October 2015

PHOENIX YOUTH CLUB

For young Catholics in Year 8 and above.

Meets at St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room.

Tuesday 20th October   @ 7pm

Tuesday 3rd November @ 7pm

Tuesday 17th November @ 7pm

Tuesday 24th November @ 7pm

Tuesday 15th December @ 7pm

Subs: £2

We are looking for more ADULT HELPERS. If you are interested please speak to Fr Christopher.

A DBS (formerly CRB) check will be required.

 

LEGION OF MARY

will be leading ‘the Rosary’

after the weekday Masses during October

 

HARVEST FAST DAY

The Harvest Fast Day lunch last week raised £150! Many thanks to all who attended and especially to our chefs Eileen and Bernadette. Donations will enable CAFOD partners to work with people across the world to have access to tools and training and empower them to become self-sufficient despite living in the most difficult of conditions. Additionally, donations this Fast Day will be used to fund our partners work in Europe and the Middle East to support those affected by the refugee crisis.

 

ENVELOPES READY FOR COLLECTION

New envelopes are ready for collection at All Saints. You will find inside the box a white form that MUST be completed and returned to the Parish Office.

Unusually this year you will only find six months supply of envelopes in the box. A 12 month supply of envelopes will be issued in April so that the system is in sync with the tax year.

 

ADMISSION TO OUR

CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS 2016

If you are currently getting a diary stamped for your child, please note that the ‘on-line’ Admissions System at Milton Keynes Council is now open. In addition you must complete a Supplementary Form for each Catholic School that you add as a choice. These are now available from each of the School Offices. Diaries need to be handed in to Fr Christopher after the 6pm Mass on Saturday 28th November or the 9am or 11am Mass on Sunday 29th November. If you have a sufficient record of Mass attendance then a reference will be sent directly to Bishop Parker or St Thomas Aquinas School.

 

HEAD COUNT

It is time for us to complete the Annual Parish Statistics. Could collectors please count all those at Mass, including children, during October. Please include members of the choir and those serving on the Altar.

SVP Retiring Collection TODAY

 

LECTURE ON CATHOLIC EDUCATION

50 Years ‘On’

7.30 pm for Education Week

Friday 9th October

Diocesan Pastoral and RE Centre, Luton LU4 8JD

Speaker: Fr Adrian Porter SJ

 

AN INSIGHT INTO THE ENCYCLICAL LAUDATO SI’

7-30-8.30 pm 13th October

St John’s Parish Centre, Luton LU3 3AL

All welcome to an evening where Linda Jones will be exploring this encyclical and our study guide for parishes.

 

OPEN EVENING

for prospective Year 7 pupils and parents

6.30 pm – 8.30 pm Thursday 15th October

St Paul’s Catholic School MK6 5EN

Call: 01908 669735

Email: enquiries@st-pauls.org.,uk

Please see Poster at back of Church

 

DIVINE MERCY RETREAT

2.30-5.30 pm Sunday 25th October

St Martin de Porres, Luton LU4 ONG

A devotional afternoon is planned, including praise and worship, a talk, Holy Hour, Mass and Veneration of Relic of St Faustina.

www.divinemercyapostolate.co.uk

 

 

 

THINKING OF TEACHING?

Are you, or someone that you know thinking of a career in teaching? St Thomas Aquinas and Bishop Parker Schools are part of the North Herts Catholic Primary Alliance, a group of schools working together to recruit and train teachers for our Catholic schools alongside St Mary’s University, Twickenham. Next month applications will open for people who wish to complete ‘School Direct’ teacher training within the alliance schools in the 2016-17 academic year. You can find out more about the programme by visiting the St Thomas Aquinas Website and clicking the ‘School Direct’ link in the School Information section. If this is something that you or someone that you know may be interested in then why not arrange a chat with Mr Mundy and find out more about what the School Direct programme may be able to offer you.

 

ENROLMENT SERVICE FOR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CHILDREN

6.30 pm Monday 12th October

All Saints Church

A reminder to parents to attend this important liturgy (not a Mass) which marks the first stage of your child’s First Holy Communion Programme.

 

MK THEATRE ~ “ALADDIN”

7pm Friday 8th January 2016

‘Sign-Up’ on Clipboard at back of church

Please reserve seat(s) by 17-18 October

 

CHILDREN from ZAMBIA

Do you have any ‘ Maths Sets’ which we could give to a child visiting shortly from Zambia?

Thanks.

 

SING THE GOSPEL

Music Workshop with Bill Tamblyn

10.30/3.30 pm Saturday 14th November

Christ the King Church, Bedford MK42 OSP

Booking: 01604 400329

Email: bookings@devinemusic.org.uk

 

LUX.MERCY

A Residential Weekend for young Catholics

29th – 31st January 2016

Information: http://www.nymo.org

Please See Poster at back of Church

 

FIREWORK NIGHT

AT BISHOP PARKER SCHOOL

Start from 17.30-19.30 Friday 23rd October

The fireworks start at 19.00. Tickets to attend the event is £2 per person or £7 for a family of four. There will be lots of exciting stalls, a raffle, toffee apples, hot chocolate, hot dogs, dance groups and much more!

 

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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: Hospital Chaplaincy                                01908 996061

Please remember to inform the Chaplain

that you are a Catholic

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 Benedetto,

Deacon Noel Guina

 

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