Newsletter: 29th November 2015

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

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THE YEAR OF MERCY

8th December 2015– November 20th 2016

Inaugurated by Pope Francis

There will be a special Mass at Northampton Cathedral 7 pm Tuesday 8th December at which Bishop Peter will open a Holy Door to mark the beginning of the Year of Mercy.  All are encouraged to attend.

The Holy Father grants a Plenary Indulgence (remission from the temporal punishments due to sin) to anyone who, in a state of grace, passes thorough the Holy Door during the year.

 

DIVINE MERCY ROSARY PRAYER GROUP

In keeping with Pope Francis’ declaration of the coming Year of  Mercy, there will be a Divine Mercy Rosary Prayer Group to recite the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet after Thursday 10 am Mass at All Saints Church.  Please do come and join us and feel free to place your petitions in front of the Divine Mercy image.

 

 

NEW STATUES FOR THE YEAR OF MERCY

Two statues have been kindly donated to All Saints Church for the “Year of Mercy” which begins on 8th December.  St Thomas More and St John Fisher now flank the image of the Divine Mercy to the right of the Altar at All Saints Church. These two English Saints from the time of the Reformation showed great trust in the mercy of God and devoted themselves to His service for which they laid down their lives. During the “Year of Mercy” we will reflect on their contribution to the life of the Church and how they exemplified God’s loving mercy in their own lives.

 

PHOENIX YOUTH CLUB

For young Catholics in Year 7 and above.

Meets at St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room.

7 pm Tuesday 15th December

 

ADVENT CALENDARS and

CHARITY CHRISTMAS CARDS

Available and on sale at back of Church

 

ADMISSION TO OUR

CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS 2016

Diaries need to be handed in to Fr Christopher, in the Meeting Room after the 6 pm Mass or the 9 am or 11 am Mass .       DIARIES DO NOT NEED

TO BE STAMPEDTHIS WEEKEND

 

10 AM MASS MONDAY 7th DECEMBER

St Thomas Aquinas Church

Children from Bishop Parker and St Thomas Aquinas Schools will be singing carols after Mass.   Refreshments afterwards.  All Welcome.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PARENTS:

SCHOOL ADMISSIONS 2017

If your child will be starting School in September 2017 and you require a reference from Fr Christopher to support an application to a Catholic Primary School, then you will need to register for a diary which is stamped at each Mass as a record of your child’s Church attendance.  There will be a Registration evening for parents: 7 pm Thursday 10th December – St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room (MK2 2JE) Without a completed diary Fr Christopher is unable to issue references(Diaries are not required for Catholic Secondary Schools). Copies of the Admission Policy for Bishop Parker School and St Thomas Aquinas School can be found on each school’s website.

 

SECOND COLLECTION next weekend

Christmas Flowers for the Church

 

ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS LITURGIES

Service of Reconciliation

with individual Confession:

11 am Wednesday 16th December

at St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

7.30 pm Friday 18th December

at All Saints Church.

 

Christmas Eve – 24th December:

10 am  Mass of the Day (not Christmas)

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

  1. 30 – 11 am Confessions

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

4.30 pm Children’s Mass

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

5 pm Italian Confessions ~ St Thomas Aquinas

 

9.30pm Carols and 10pm Vigil Mass ~ All Saints

 

12 Midnight Mass ~ St Thomas Aquinas

 

Christmas Day – 25th December:

8 am / 9.15 am / 11 am Mass ~ All Saints

 

8am Italian Language Mass~ St Thomas Aquinas

 

10 am Mass ~ St Thomas Aquinas

 

MASS IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE

6 pm Friday 4th December -St Thomas Aquinas Church – Refreshments to follow.

Dopo la Santa Messa, Ci sarà un piccolo rinfresco nel Salone Parrocchiale

 

ROSARY LINK

Vocations to the Priesthood in our Diocese

Friday 4th December (8 am – 5 pm)

St Thomas Aquinas Church

Mass/Exposition/Rosary/Adoration/Benediction

‘Watching’ List at back of Church

 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS

3-4 pm Sunday 6th December ~ All Saints

Refreshments afterwards.  All welcome.

 

 

FIRST RECONCILIATION AND HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME

 

 

6.30 pm Tuesday 1st December

Service of Reconciliation for Parents

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

6.30 pm Monday 7th December

First Reconciliation St Thomas Aquinas School

First Holy Communion Class:

6:30pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

6.30 pm Tuesday 8th December:  First Reconciliation for Bishop Parker School and Parish

First Holy Communion Class:

6.30 pm St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

NORES VACANCY

Director of School Development

Details:  www.northamptondiocese.org

See Poster at back of Church

 

CHRISTMAS NATIVITY

‘The Magical Christmas Jigsaw’

St Thomas Aquinas School

Invitation to Senior Citizens of the Parish

12.45 pm Friday 11th December

 

MORNING RETREAT led by Brian Purfield

9.30 – 1 pm Saturday 12th December

Christ the King, Kents Hill

 

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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:                                  8:30am 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 D’Autilia

Deacon Noel Guina

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