Newsletter 28th February 2016

THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT

 

FRIDAY EVENING MASS IN LENT

7.30pm every Friday in Lent

St Thomas Aquinas Church

followed by Stations of the Cross.

 

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS IN LENT

Wednesdays after 10 am Mass

and Fridays after 7.30 pm Mass

St Thomas Aquinas Church.

Fridays 2 pm

All Saints Church

 

CAFOD LENTEN LUNCH

12 Noon Mass followed by Ploughmans Lunch

11th March at All Saints Church

 

SEPO SECOND COLLECTION

raised £860. Many thanks.

 

MESSA IN ITALIANO

6 PM VENERDI’ 4 MARZO

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

CONFESSIONI IN ITALIANO

5 – 6 PM MARTEDI’ 8 MARZO

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

LENTEN PENITENTIAL SERVICE

12 Noon Friday 18th March

St Thomas Aquinas Church

Liturgy of the Word/Examination of

Conscience/Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament/option

for individual Confession

 

PILGRIMAGE TO ASSISI 2016

Monday 16th May to Monday 232rd May

with Fr Wayne Coughlin, Great Missenden and Wendover.  ‘Assisi – the home of St Francis and St Clare!’  There are a few places available on this Year of Mercy pilgrimage which we would be glad to fill.  Cost: £1000 (single room) and less for those who are willing to share.  Fr Benedetto is helping to lead the pilgrimage!  If you might be interested please contact Joanna Hale (01494) 724487 / jchale@earthling.net

PARISH LENT DEVOTION

For the Jubilee Year of Mercy

40 HOURS FOR THE LORD

(QUARANTORE)

 

 

29th February – 3rd March 2016

St Thomas Aquinas Church

Each Day will consist of 10 hours of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

The programme for each day will be:

10:00am HOLY MASS

followed by Exposition and Morning Prayer

11:00am Holy Rosary

(priest available to hear Confessions)

12 noon Midday Prayer with Talk

3:00pm Divine Mercy Chaplet

4:30pm Evening Prayer

7:00pm Holy Rosary

(priest available to hear Confessions)

7:40pm Compline and Benediction

8:00pm HOLY MASS

 

Please note that there will be NO Masses celebrated at All Saints during these days of Devotion.

 

VOCATIONS WEEKEND to the Priesthood

8th – 10th April: Northampton Cathedral

Call: Fr Mark Floody 01604 714556

See Poster at back of Chutrch

 

 

PAUSE FOR THOUGHT

“It has been often said, very truly, that religion is the thing that makes the ordinary man feel extraordinary; it is an equally important truth that religion is the thing that makes the extraordinary man feel ordinary.”                    G. K. Chesterton

 

100 CLUB

Please don’t forget to ‘pick-up’ and complete a form (at back of Church). £12./year.

 Proceeds to SEPO

 

CONFIRMATION CLASSES

Please pray for our 22 Confirmandi this year who are preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Session Two of the Confirmation Course is:

6 pm Friday 4th March

St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room.

 

WOMEN’s WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

11 am Friday 4th March

Refreshments from 10.30 am

St Mary’s Church, Bletchley MK3 6DZ

Speaker: Mrs Ann Armstrong

 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS

3 – 4 PM SUNDAY 6th MARCH

All Saints Church

All Welcome. Refreshments afterwards.

 

RETREAT FOR CATECHISTS

10 am – 3 pm Saturday 9th April

Monastery of Christ Our Saviour,

Turvey MK43 8DH

Tel. 01582 723312 (Ext. 6)

See Poster at back of Church

 

CELEBRATION 2016

Friday 26th August – Monday 29th August 2016

THORNTON COLLEGE

Residential event held for up to 40 young Catholics in Year 6 or older.

Application Forms

are available at the back of Church.

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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 2 JE

 

 

VIGIL MASS (Saturday): 6:00 pm

SUNDAY MASSES:           7.30 am

 

Monday 29th February to Thursday 3rd March

Parish Lent Devotions

**See Listed Daily Programme of Services**

 

Friday:                                   8.30 am Mass

                                                7.30pm Mass

followed by Stations of the Cross

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

NO Weekday Masses due to 40 Hour Lent Devotions

Friday:                                 2 pm Stations of the Cross

(Knights of St Columba)

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