Newsletter: 9th October 2016

DO YOU WANT TO BE AN ALTAR SERVER!

If you are in year 4 or above and have made your First Holy Communion we invite you to consider becoming at Altar server. If you are interested please attend a Serving Practice on: Sunday 16th October after the 11am Mass also at All Saints Church.

 

 

PHOENIX YOUTH CLUB

For young Catholics in Year 7 and above. Meets at St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room. Subs. £2.

     7 PM TUESDAY 11th OCTOBER;

7 PM TUESDAY 8TH NOVEMBER

7 PM TUESDAY 22nd NOVEMBER

7 PM TUESDAY 6th DECEMBER

 

OPEN EVENING

Prospective Year 7 pupils and parents

ST PAUL’s CATHOLIC SCHOOL (MK6 5EN)

6.30-8.30 PM THURSDAY 13th OCTOBER

Please see Poster at back of Church

 

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DEMENTIA FRIENDLY MASS

3 PM TUESDAY 18th OCTOBER

St Thomas Aquinas Church. Everyone Welcome including Support Workers Followed by Refreshments. Dementia Friendly Masses take place

every other month. Please spread the word.

 

APPLICATIONS TO

BISHOP PARKER and ST THOMAS AQUINAS

SCHOOLS ~ September 2017

If your child is due to start school in September 2017 and you have decided to apply to either of these schools, supplementary forms are available from the school office. If your child was Baptised in the Parish there is no need to attach their Baptismal Certificate.  References will be sent to parents in December/January and the schools will be ‘copied in’.  The supplementary forms can, therefore, be returned directly to school.

 

 

LUX WEEKEND: 3rd-5th FEBRUARY 2017

Theme is “MIRTH”

Bookings by Friday 6th January 2017

Visit: www.nymo.org or Phone:  Fiona 01582 720627

 

DIVINE MERCY RETREAT

11 AM – 4 PM SATURDAY 29th OCTOBER

SS Philip & James, 2 Severn Way, Brickhill, Bedford MK41 7BX. Led by Marian Fathers.

Please bring a packed lunch

 

SEPO: Two parishioners currently volunteering in Zambia ~ follow them on www.facebook/sepobletchley

Needed: social work books for sponsored students – contact Angela or Parish Office if you can help. Thanks

 

OCTOBER HEAD COUNT

It is time for us to complete the Annual Parish Statistics. Could collectors please count all those at Mass, including children, during October. Please include those serving on the Altar.

 

SECOND COLLECTION TODAY

CAFOD ~ FAMILY FAST DAY

 

YOUNG ADULTS’ CLUB

A place of encounter for young adults (18-35 years)

8 pm Wednesday 19th October

St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

 

 

 

Next Weekend: DIOCESE OF NORTHAMPTON EDUCATION SUNDAY.

We will have a presentation on the work and progress of our Parish Schools.

 

THE ROSARY

During the month of October the Legion of Mary will lead the prayers of the Rosary after the weekday Masses.

 

 

REQUEST FROM SEPO

We are appealing for good used suitcases and stationary suitable for schools to take out to Zambia. If you can help please either leave items in the Sacristy of either Church marked “Sepo”.

 

MISSIO

On Saturday 15th, 22nd and 29th October Fr Wayne Coughlin (the Diocesan Director of MISSIO and Parish Priest of Wendover-Great Missenden) will celebrate the 9:30am Mass at St Thomas Aquinas Church; during the course of which he will talk about the work of MISSIO.   NB: He will NOT be appealing for money! Please support these Masses and chat with Fr Wayne afterwards about this official papal charity.

 

CAFOD REFUGEE SOLIDARITY PILGRIMAGE

If you were unable to attend our very moving service last Friday,you may be interested in completing a ‘message of hope’ card, available at the back of the church. Please write your message on the card and leave it on the altar after mass.  The cards will be collected  and sent off to CAFOD HQ who in turn will ensure your message is shared with refugees in the UK and around the world.

 

RACE EVENING in Aid of SEPO

From 7PM Friday 14th October

The Irish Centre, Fenny Stratford

Adults £1./Children Free.

Raffle Prizes Needed Please. Phone Mike Smith 01908 507184 or contact Parish Office

 

BEREAVEMENT GROUP

A Parish led support group for all who have lost loved ones. Every Second MONDAY of the month

**Next Meeting 3.30pm 10th October**

All Saints Church

 

SECOND COLLECTIONS (Thanks)

Walsingham                          £939.00p

Aid to the Church in Need     £900.50p

Cafod Quiz Night                 £254.00p

 

KNIGHTS OF ST. COLUMBA

During this Year of Mercy the Knights have had Masses celebrated in various Cathedrals. On Sunday 6th November 2016 it is the turn of Westminster Cathedral.  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.

 

Advance Notice

 

THE SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS

A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION.

Vigil Mass: 7:30pm (Mon 31 October)

St Thomas Aquinas Church

1st November 10am Mass and 7:30am Mass

All Saints Church

 

MASS OF ALL SOULS

7:30pm Mass 2nd November

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

PARISH FAYRE

12 Noon 3rd December

Lord Grey School

 

 

 

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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Parish Priest:  Fr Christopher Perry     Assistant Priest: Fr Benedetto D’Autilia

The Presbytery, 1 Sycamore Avenue, Bletchley, MK2 2JE,   Tel: 01908 372315      

Email: staq@uwclub.net     Parish Website: www.bletchleyparish.co.uk

 

Parish 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                01908  372129

St Thomas Aquinas School, MK3 5DT        01908  373977

St Paul’s Secondary School MK6 5EN        01908  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 are stamped at the beginning and at 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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