Newsletter: 25th October 2015

PHOENIX YOUTH CLUB

For young Catholics in Year 8 and above.

Meets at St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room.

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

PARISH RACE EVENING

The Knights of St Columba thank everyone who attended this event last Friday. We made £363.18p for our Parish Charity “SEPO”.

 

SECOND COLLECTION next weekend

Bishop’s Maintenance Fund

 

 

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED

Friday 23rd October – Tuesday 27th October

Re-Opens Wednesday 28th October.

The Parish Clergy can still be contacted by phone for urgent matters.

 

RETIRING COLLECTION TODAY

MILTON KEYNES FOOD BANK.

This parish is always very generous in donating items of food for distribution to local families in crisis but the immediate need is for cash to cover expenses other than food parcels. Thank you once again for your support.

 

LAUDATO Si’

In this encyclical, Pope Francis calls on all of us to care for the world’s poorest people, for future generations and for the earth, our common home. Please sign the CAFOD Petition, which is at the back of Church, which urges all world leaders to cut carbon emissions to keep global temperature rise below the dangerous threshold of 1.5 degrees C and to prevent climate change pushing people deeper into poverty.

 

MAY SHE REST IN PEACE

Christina Mary Szabo, aged 53, late of Westfield Road whose Funeral was last Thursday.

 

PARISH FAYRE MEETING

7 pm Monday 26th October

St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

 

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING

8 pm Thursday 29th October

St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

 

MILTON KEYNES THEOLOGY FORUM

Values – British or Christian?

7.30 – 9 pm Monday 9th November

The Ridgeway Centre, Featherstone Road, Wolverton Mill South MK12 5TH

An open discussion for thinking Christians, with contributions by Fr Allan Jones, Revd Peter Ballantine and Sherry Gladwin. All are Welcome.

 

PARISH FAYRE

12 -2 pm Saturday 28th November

Lord Grey School

Donations 25th October

Cosmetics and Jewellery

Volunteers required – contact details are

07886 196804 or 01908 503076

 

BOOKS FOR PRAYER INTENTIONS

Books in which you can record the names of people who are sick, or who have died, can be found in the Lady Chapel at St Thomas Aquinas Church or to the right of the altar, by the candle stand, at All Saints Church.

 

PEOPLE’s CLIMATE MARCH

Sunday 29th November

CAFOD is one of many organisations taking part. Suporters can ‘sign up’ at:

http://www.cafod.org.uk/Events/Climate -March2

 

OPEN EVENING

St Paul’s Catholic School MK6 5EN

(Presentation in Sports Hall)

7 pm Tuesday 10th November

Prospective 6th Form students and parents are very welcome to meet students and staff and discuss what St Paul’s has to offer.

 

LUX.MERCY

A Residential Weekend for young Catholics

29th – 31st January 2016

Information: http://www.nymo.org

Please See Poster at back of Church

 

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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