THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD
SENIOR’S PARTY – 16TH January
We are looking forward to hosting the Senior’s Christmas party this Saturday 16th January. The doors to West Bletchley Community Centre will open at 1:15pm. If you completed one the invitations and placed it into the boxes at the back of the Church or to John & Mary personally, you are guaranteed a place. For those who requested transport you should have all been contacted by now or a message left on your voicemail.
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:
Applications close on 22nd January 2016
WEEKEND AWAY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
“Lux” Friday 29th – Sunday 31st January
In January 2016 young people from the Diocese of Northampton are invited to come together joining the NYMO team and Bishop Peter for another in the amazing series of retreat weekends called ‘Lux’.
Anyone aged 11-18 years of age is welcome to join us for what promises to be a great weekend full of fun and prayer. We will once more be celebrating our Catholic faith – the teachings, the Sacraments, our communities and all with a focus on Christ our Saviour. The weekend costs £90 and is taking place in Northampton at the Kings Park Centre. All food and lodgings are provided. No pocket money will be required through the weekend. Applications close this week.
Forms are available at the back of Church.
EVENT FOR THE YEAR OF MERCY
‘ANCHOR’ 6-session Catechetical Programme 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)
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
Please pray for the souls of
Patrick O’Neill, brother of Annette Dunne and Carmel Thomas, who died on the 27th December.
Mary (Maureen) Harte, aged 85, late of Whalley Drive, whose Funeral Mass is on Thursday 14th January, 11.15 am at All Saints Church.
Charles William Edwards, aged 79, late of Kents Hill Nursing Home, whose Funeral will take place at Crownhill Crematorium, Oak Chapel on Thursday 14th January at 1:15pm
Lily McDermott, late of Caton House. Funeral Details to follow.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD Before Christmas we said goodbye to our Year 3 children, some of whom we’ve got to know well over the years. They celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time and will now remain in church as they prepare for Holy Communion. We will keep them in our prayers. We look forward to welcoming new little ones as they turn 3 and are able to sit attentively. Please do not put our volunteers in an awkward position by bringing children under 3 into liturgy. Parents are welcome to settle their little one in for a week or two but should not be coming in on a regular basis. If a child is unable to settle please leave it a while before trying again. Please note that a diary does not necessarily mean a child is old enough to attend liturgy. Thank you for your cooperation.
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.
SUNDAY MASS IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE
We welcome back to Bletchley once again Fr Nunzio Di Stefano, who has offered to say Mass in Italian at 8:30am on Sunday 17th January and Sunday 24th January at St Thomas Aquinas Church.
PHOENIX YOUTH CLUB
For young Catholics in Year 7 and above.
Meets at St Thomas Aquinas
Church Meeting Room.
Tuesday 12th January @ 7pm
Tuesday 26th January @ 7pm
Tuesday 9th February @ 7pm
Tuesday 23rd February @ 7pm
ADULT HELPERS FOR
PHOENIX YOUTH GROUP
If you are interested in becoming an Adult Helper then please come to an Evening arranged by Northampton Youth Ministry Office (NYMO) on Tuesday 2nd February, 7pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room. Please let Fr Christopher know if you are able to attend.
CAFOD SUPPORTERS’ DAY – All welcome!
Join us on Sat 23 Jan. – St Teresa’ Hall, New Road, Princes Risborough HP27 0JN or Sat 30 Jan. – Christ the King Hall, Harrowden Road, Bedford MK42 0SP to hear about CAFOD’s work in Uganda and how you have helped. Why not bring a friend along? Coffee/tea from 10am, session from:10:30am-1.30pm followed by lunch. If transport is a problem, we may be able to help! To book a place : firstname.lastname@example.org
or 01844 274 723.
– New Year’s Resolution –
VOLUNTEER FOR CAFOD
Why not make volunteering for CAFOD your New Year’s resolution? We need volunteers to speak in Schools and/or parishes about our work in the developing world. Training will be given. If you are able to use social media, we would love to hear from you too. Please get in touch on:
01844 274 723 or email@example.com
if you are interested.
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.
Deacon: Rev. Noel Guina
Tel: 01908 649356 – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Parish Office: 01908 372315 Parish Secretary Jo Cerrone
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
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.
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