Newsletter: 31st 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

 

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING

HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED

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

General Secretary of Catholic Concern for Animals

7.30 pm Thursday 4th February

 

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

 

LENTEN PENITENTIAL SERVICE

With Bishop Peter

In the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy

7.30 pm TUESDAY 23 FEBRUARY

For two Pastoral Areas: MK North and South

Liturgy of the Word/Examination of Conscience/Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament/option for individual Confession

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

 

 

‘Unwanted’ SUITCASES FOR ZAMBIA

Should you be able to help,

please contact the Parish Office. Thank You.

 

DIOCESAN

SAFEGUARDING CO-ORDINATOR

The Diocese of Northampton is currently recruiting for a Safeguarding Co-ordinator, to lead in the implementation and management of safeguarding policy and practice for the Diocese of Northampton.

Full information for the position and an application form can be obtained by visiting the Diocese Website: www.northamptondiocese.org  and going to The Diocese/Diocesan Departments/Human Resources or by contacting Paula Wynn – HR Advisor, e-mail: hr@northamptondiocese.com. The closing date for applications will be

Monday 15th February 2016.

 

 

INTERESTED IN THE CHRISTIAN APPROACH TO PUNISHMENT AND PRISON?

PACT – Prison Advice & Care Trust, a Catholic prison charity is seeking two new trustees to give guidance, to ensure good governance, strategic oversight and direction. Pact is a growing, award-winning independent Catholic national charity working in prisons and communities across England & Wales. Its aim is to offer realistic hope of a fresh start to tens of thousands of prisoners, ex-prisoners, offenders, children and families. To find out more call Chris Dunne: 0207 735 9535 or

www.prisonadvice.org.uk/get-involved

 

 

OPEN AFTERNOON

THORNTON COLLEGE (MK17 OHJ)

2 pm Sunday 7th February

See Poster at back of Church or

Website www.thorntoncollege.com

‘To educate young people to meet the challenges of life courageously, to use their talents to the full and to live the values of Christ’s Gospel.’

 

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the souls of

Grayham Heath, aged 102, late of Bletchley House, whose Funeral Mass is on Tuesday 2nd February, 2.15 pm at All Saints Church.

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 at 7 pm.

 

 

PHOENIX YOUTH CLUB

For young Catholics in Year 7 and above.

Meets at St Thomas Aquinas

Church Meeting Room. Subs. £2.

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.

 

HELP NEEDED

A partially sighted lady, who lives in Newton Leys, would very much appreciate a lift to the 11 am Sunday Mass at All Saints Church. If you are able to help please contact the Parish Secretary (01908 372315) for further information.

 

 

 

 

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 

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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                                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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