Newsletter: 3rd January 2016

THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD

 

 

CRIB DONATIONS

This year all money raised will be donated to the SVP (Society of St Vincent de Paul, Bletchley).

 

 

MAY HE REST IN PEACE

John Murphy, aged 73, late of Melrose Avenue, whose Funeral Mass is on Wednesday 6th January, 2.30 pm at All Saints Church.

John’s body will be received into Church at

5 pm on Tuesday, 5th January.

 

 

HEADTEACHER VACANCY FOR

SEPTEMBER 2016

Michael Manley, who has been Headteacher at St Paul’s Catholic School for the last 22 years, is retiring in August 2016. The Governors are now advertising the post and interested candidates should contact:

Judith.Cumino@milton-keynes.gov.uk

for further details.

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION 2016

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in the Parish by Bishop Peter on Tuesday 26th April at

7.30 pm..   There will be five preparation classes:

Friday 26th Feb, 4th/ 11th//18th March and 15th April. There will also be an away day at Thornton College “Blaze” on Saturday 23rd April 10.30- 5 pm (cost £5).Places are open to those in school years 7-11 but priority is given to those in year 7. Please email the Parish Office for an application form:

staq@uwclub.net

Applications close on 22nd January 2016

 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS

TODAY

3 – 4 pm All Saints Church

Refreshments afterwards. All welcome.

 

 

DIARY STAMPING

If you have been issued with a diary in order to obtain a reference from Fr Christopher for a place in a Catholic school in September 2017, please ensure that your diary is now stamped before and after Mass.  At All Saints Church diaries are stamped at the table at the back of Church, on the left as you enter the main door.  At St Thomas Aquinas Church, diaries are stamped in the Sacristy, on the left hand side by the statue of the Sacred Heart.  Please ensure that there is a recent photograph of your child on the inside cover of the diary.

 

 

JOURNEY IN FAITH

(for those interested in becoming Catholics)

Begins again on Thursday 7th January

7.30 pm – St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

 

 

MASS IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE

5 PM FRIDAY 8th JANUARY

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

 

 

EVENT FOR THE YEAR OF MERCY

‘ANCHOR’

6-session Catechetical Programmme for Adults

From: 12.02.16 to 18.03.16 @ 7.30 pm

NORES, Diocesan Pastoral and RE Centre

33 Westbourne Road, Luton LU4 8JD

Booking: 01582 723312 (Ext 6)

Email: admin@nores.org.,uk

Please see leaflet at back of Church

 

DONATIONS FROM THE

ITALIAN COMMUNITY

Many thanks, once again, to the Italian Community who this year kindly donated £1,259 for Church Funds. A list of donors has been made available on the notice boards and copies are available from the back of Church.

 

 

READERS for the 6:30 PM SUNDAY MASS

We need more readers for this Mass. Training can be provided. If you are interested please contact the Parish Office or speak to Fr Christopher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEGION OF MARY

Weekly meetings are held on Tuesdays at 7.30 pm, All Saints Meeting Room, New members (men and women) are most welcome.  If you are interested in joining the Legion please contact the Parish Secretary for further information.

God Bless always

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE SENIOR’S FESTIVE PARTY

Saturday 16th January 2016

All places are now taken

If you have any questions please contact

John or Mary on 01908 377767

 

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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 2017

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 – 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 followed by

Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet

 

With every blessing for the week ahead

Fr Christopher Perry, Fr Benedetto D’Autilia

Deacon Noel Guina

 

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