Newsletter: 31st July 2016

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED
Monday 1st August  – Monday 8th August
Re-opens Tuesday 9th August.
The Parish Clergy can still be contacted by phone for urgent matters.

MASS TO CELEBRATE THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY of FR BENEDETTO’s ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD
7:00 pm Tuesday 2nd August at St Thomas Aquinas Church
Followed by Refreshments

MESSA IN ITALIANO
7 PM VENERDI’ 5 AGOSTO
St Thomas Aquinas Church

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY MASS
Tuesday 30th August 3 pm
St Thomas Aquinas Church
Everyone Welcome
Followed by refreshments  Dementia Friendly Masses take place every other month on the last Tuesday of the Month. Please spread the word.

MUSICIANS ON HOLIDAY
Some of our Parish Musicians will now be taking a break during the Summer so there will not be Music at all our Masses on Saturday/Sunday.
We may however sing unaccompanied!

FR CLEMENT
We look forward to welcoming Fr Clement back to Bletchley as he enjoys a rest and provides some cover in the parish. Fr Clement has a very busy parish in Kenya and has visited us regularly here in Milton Keynes over the last 15 years. He arrives on 12th August and returns home in early October. Please pray he has a safe and trouble free journey.

MAY SHE REST IN PEACE
Please pray for the soul of Yvonne McKenna, aged 62, late of Abbotts Field, whose Funeral is on Monday 1st August, 12.30 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

BEREAVEMENT GROUP
A Parish led support group for all who have lost loved ones.
Every Second Monday in the month. NO meeting in August
Next Meeting: Monday 10th September 3.30 pm at All Saints Meeting Room
All most welcome

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTION
The next Divine Mercy Devotion will be on: Sunday 4th September.
Pease note there is NO Divine Mercy Devotion in August.

JUBILEE FOR CATECHISTS
2 – 5 pm Sunday 25th September St Joseph’s RC Church, Austenwood Common,Chalfont St Peter SL9 8RY
For those involved or interested in helping in faith formation through catechesis, children’s liturgy or education. Tel 01582 723312 or Email admin@nores.org.uk

MK FOOD BANK IS RECRUITING A PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER.
The successful applicant will have the relevant skills and experience to lead on fund raising, public relations, event planning and developing relationships with the Food Bank’s many supporters. The Food Bank is an inclusive employer. If you are currently in a full time job and need something which suits family life better this could be the role for you. Applications need to be submitted by Friday 5th August 2016 and should be sent to foodbank.john@mkcc.org.uk with a CV and covering letter.”

DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A CATHOLIC?
If you are considering becoming a Catholic, or would like a bit of a refresher, then please contact the Parish Office and Register for the 2016-2017 “Journey in Faith Course”. The Course will begin on the 15th September at St Thomas Aquinas Church, 7.30 pm – 9 pm and will continue on Thursday evenings until Easter 2016. Regular attendance is essential for those who will be received into the Church at Easter 2017.

 YEAR OF MERCY During this Year of Mercy the KNIGHTS OF ST. COLUMBA have had Masses celebrated in various Cathedrals (often celebrated by a Cardinal). On Sunday 6th November 2016 it is the turn of Westminster Cathedral. There will be Brothers of the KSC from 7 Provinces including Northampton Province 38 which, of course, our Council 579 Bletchley, Milton Keynes, is part of.  Our Cardinal will be the Main Celebrant. The Knights would like to invite all Parishioners to join us on this great occasion. If there are enough people interested in going we would book a coach at a cost of approx. £11/12.  Please contact Mike Smith on 01908 507184 asap for further details.

 PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE
Saturday 1st October to Saturday 8th October
From LUTON Airport at 14.50 pm
7 days Half Board (breakfast/evening meal)
Cost: approx. £569. Per Person
Organised via an ATOL protected company.
Experienced guides available. Please contact:
Roseanne 01908 661311 or Email: rfernandes@hotmail.co.uk
**Disclaimer – This Pilgrimage is not organized by the Parish and the Parish takes no responsibility  for this pilgrimage. **

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