Newsletter: 6th March 2016

FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT

“MOTHERING SUNDAY”

 

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

 

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 23rd 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

 

100 CLUB

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

Proceeds to SEPO

 

ROSARY LINK

Friday 11th March

St Thomas Aquinas Church

8.30 am Mass followed by Rosary

and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Praying for Vocations to the Priesthood

 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS

3-4 pm today

All Saints Church

All Welcome. Refreshments afterwards.

 

“ZUMBA FOR ZAMBIA”

The staff and students of St Thomas Aquinas and Bishop Parker schools will be taking part in this event on Wednesday, 16th March. The altar servers will be at the back of church with clipboards (after Mass) should you wish to sponsor.

 

SEPO ‘Dream Project’ RAFFLE

Tickets £1. each ~ available at the back of church.

To be drawn on 16th March.  See poster for prizes!

 

VOCATIONS WEEKEND to the Priesthood

8th – 10th April: Northampton Cathedral

Call: Fr Mark Floody 01604 714556

See Poster at back of Chutrch

 

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

 

PAUSE FOR THOUGHT

“The world today is tearing up the photographs of a good society, a good family, a happy, individual personal life. But the Church is keeping the negatives. And when the moment comes when the world wants a reprint, we will have them.”

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

 

THANK YOU

To all who supported the Parish 40 Hours Devotion last week. It was a very powerful witness to our faith and the strength of prayer was tangeable.

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.

 

CAFOD QUIZ NIGHT

Friday April 15th at the Irish Centre

– doors open at 7pm!

Parish groups – why not get a team together and make it a really good evening, especially as the Government will match whatever we raise?  David, our quizmaster, is running the London Marathon in aid of MK SNAP, a local charity who provide support for those with learning difficulties, so we can sponsor him too! Tickets available on the door, but please let Maggie know you are coming –

01908 563277.

 

 

TALK ON FATIMA

7.30 pm Saturday 16th April at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Bletchley.

         It will begin after the Vigil Mass with refreshments from 7 pm finishing before 9.30pm

There will be a presentation on Fatima by Donal Foley, the Secretary of the World Apostolate of Fatima, England and Wales, and include a DVD and a PowerPoint presentation, as well as time for questions and answers. Books, booklets and DVDs will be available for sale. The focus of the presentation is the importance of the Rosary and the Five First Saturdays devotion, and how they can revitalise our own spiritual lives, the parish, and the Church generally.

 

CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULT CONFERENCE

11 am – 5 pm Saturday 19th March

Bridgettine Convent, Iver Heath

With Jimmy Mitchell, Musican and Youth Mentor, £5.00.  Lunch will be included.  If you require transport please contact:  Fiona@nymo.org or Neil Roseman on 07725 234700.

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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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ADDRESS ………………………………………………

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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 2 JE

 

 

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

followed by Stations of the Cross

 

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

Tuesday:                             10 am Mass followed by

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Thursday:                           10 am Mass followed by

Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet

Friday:                               2 pm Stations of the Cross

(Knights of St Columba)

 

With every blessing for the week ahead

Fr Christopher Perry, Fr Benedetto D’Autilia

Deacon Noel Guina

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