Newsletter: 7th August 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.

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.

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS
Please note there is NO Divine Mercy in August
The next Divine Mercy Devotions will be on: SUNDAY 4th SEPTEMBER

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.

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

WALSINGHAM
SUNDAY 18th SEPTEMBER
Holy Year of Mercy
Pilgrimage of Reparation and Prayer for the Sanctity of Life
Led by Bishop Alan Williams (Bishop of Brentwood)
Departure: 7.45 am Christ the Cornerstone, Central Milton Keynes
Tickets:         £15.
To Book:       07877 236160 (Penny Souster)
See Poster at back of Church

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

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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