Newsletter: 24th January 2016

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)

Email: admin@nores.org.,uk

 

 

DIOCESAN MASS FOR MARRIED LIFE

Celebrated by Bishop Peter Doyle

12 NOON SATURDAY 13th FEBRUARY

The Holy Ghost Catholic Church,

33 Westbourne Road, Luton LU4 8JD

Praise will start at 11.30 am followed by Mass at 12 Noon. It has been suggested that travelling to Luton train station would be advisable due to the lack of parking around the church.  Bishop Peter will give his Pastoral Blessing to those couples celebrating significant milestones in their marriage, i.e. 10: 20: 25: 30: 40: 50 years etc.  If you are celebrating a ‘milestone’ please contact Eamonn & Paola McMorrow on:       07412151517 or at mfl@nores.org.uk

All are very welcome to attend.

Refreshments available after Mass

 

TALK ON THE POPE’S ENCYCLICAL ‘LAUDATO SI’ by Chris Fegan,

General Secretary of Catholic Concern for Animals

7.30 pm Thursday 4th February

at Christ the Cornerstone Church, Central Milton Keynes, in the Small Hall. Free entry. Refreshments available. All welcome. Further details from M.K. Christian Environment Group,

Email: david@millersofmk.co.uk

 

3- Day MALAYALAM RETREAT

5.30 pm – 9 pm on 1st, 2nd, 3rd February

St Augustine Church, Heelands, MK13 7PL

Led by Fr Soji and Team, Sohion, Birmingham

There will be a separate session for the children

 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS

and BENEDICTION

3 – 4 pm Sunday 7th February

All Saints Church

All Welcome. Refreshments afterwards

 

7 PM PATRONAL MASS: 28th JANUARY

Feast Day of St Thomas Aquinas

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING

8 pm 28th January

St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

 

LES MISERABLES SCHOOL EDITION

Performed entirely by students

7PM on 9th, 10th, 11th FEBRUARY

St Paul’s School Theatre,

Phoenix Drive Leadenhall, MK6 5EN

Tickets: £5. Adults ~ £3. Concessions

Tickets: 01908 669735 or www.st-pauls.org.uk

 

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.

 

 

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.  Please ensure that there is a recent photograph of your child on the inside cover of the diary.   Diaries will no longer be stamped

without an attached photograph.

 

 

 

‘Unwanted’ SUITCASES FOR ZAMBIA

Should you be able to help,

please contact the Parish Office. Thank You.

 

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the souls of

Rita Maurain Clarke, aged 63, late of Portrush Close, whose Funeral Service is on Thursday 4th February, 1 pm at All Saints Church.

Bernadette Deegan, aged 79, late of Avon Grove, whose Funeral Mass is on Friday 5th February, 11 am at All Saints Church.

Bernadette’s body will be received into Church on Thursday evening ~ time to be confirmed.

 

PHOENIX YOUTH CLUB

For young Catholics in Year 7 and above.

Meets at St Thomas Aquinas

Church Meeting Room.

Tuesday 26th January @ 7pm

Tuesday 9th February @ 7pm

Tuesday 23rd February @ 7pm

Subs: £2

 

 

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 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 :

northampton@cafod.org.uk  or 01844 274 723

 

COACH TRIPS

BOURNEMOUTH:   9th JULY ~ £15.

AYLESFORD: 14th AUGUST ~ £14.

Tel .REMY (647854) or Sign List back of church

These trips are not organised by the Parish. The Parish takes no responsibility for these trips.

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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.

 

NAME …………………………………………………..

ADDRESS ………………………………………………

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Tel. ………………………………………………………

Email ……………………………………………………

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                                 07504 343133

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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