Newsletter: 13th November 2016

APPLICATIONS TO

BISHOP PARKER and ST THOMAS AQUINAS

SCHOOLS ~ September 2017

If you are currently getting a diary stamped for your child, please note you must complete a Supplementary Form for each Catholic School that you add as a choice. These are now available from each of the School Offices. Diaries need to be handed in to Fr Christopher after the 6pm Mass on Saturday 26th November or the 9am or 11am Mass on Sunday 27th November. If you have a sufficient record of Mass attendance then a reference will be sent directly to Bishop Parker or St Thomas Aquinas School. 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.

 

PARISH CHRISTMAS FAYRE

3rd December ~ Lord Grey School

 Organisers requesting a donation theme per week:

20th November: Sweets

27th November: Soft drinks/bottles

Please leave in a bag at back of Church

Contact Parish Office if you are able to help on the day

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PARENTS:

SCHOOL ADMISSIONS 2018

If your child will be starting School in September 2018 and you require a reference from Fr Christopher to support an application to a Catholic Primary School, then you will need to register for a diary which is stamped at each Mass as a record of your child’s Church attendance. There will be a Registration evening for parents: 6 pm Wednesday 7th December – St Thomas Aquinas Church (MK2 2JE) Without a completed diary Fr Christopher is unable to issue references. (Diaries are not required for Catholic Secondary Schools). Copies of the Admission Policy for Bishop Parker School and St Thomas Aquinas School can be found on each school’s website.

 

SECOND COLLECTION today

Sick and Retired Clergy Fund

 

 

 

BEREAVEMENT GROUP

A Parish led support group for all who have lost loved ones. Every Second MONDAY at All Saints Church.     NEXT MEETING:

3.30 pm Monday 14th November

                    

 

CONCERT

2 pm Monday 28th November ~ Free Entry

Water Eaton Church Centre

Community Voices welcome the children from

The Stanton School to sing to us and with us.

 

 

PHOENIX YOUTH CLUB

For young Catholics in Year 7 and above.  Meets at

St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room. Subs.£2. 7 pm Tuesday 22nd November

                                 and 6th December

 

 

NAMES FOR ALL SOULS

In front of the Altar is a box containing the names of our deceased loved ones who we pray for in a special way during the month of November.

 

 

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Children from Bishop Parker and St Thomas Aquinas Schools will be singing Carols after the

10 am Mass at St Thomas Aquinas Church on Monday 5th December. There will be mince pies and refreshments afterwards.     All most welcome.

 

 

 

           

CONGRATULATIONS to Father Michael Harrison who will be installed as a member of the Cathedral Chapter during the Chapter Mass for the deceased clergy at 11.00am on Tuesday, 22 November.

 

 

CHRISTMAS CARD and

ADVENT CALENDARS

On sale at back of Church

 

LUX WEEKEND: 3rd-5th FEBRUARY 2017

Theme is “MIRTH” Bookings by Friday 6th January 2017 Visit: www.nymo.org or Phone:  Fiona 01582 720627

 

 

 

 

 

 

VETUS ORDO

From January 2017, there is the opportunity to celebrate the Latin Mass in the Extraordinary Form in this parish at St Thomas Aquinas Church with a visiting priest from the Latin Mass Society. We now need to gauge if there is sufficient interest for this. Please note that this will be an additional Mass and will not replace the existing Mass Schedule. Please contact Ngozi on 07904 987 003 or email ngeeody@yahoo.com to express your interest or obtain further information.

 

 

 ‘SANTA RUN’

Fundraiser for Keech Hospice Care

Sunday 4th December The Embankment, Bedford or

Sunday 11th December, Wardown Park, Luton

Visit: www.keech.org.uk/santarun or

Phone: 01582 707940

 

 

TALK ON THE POPE’S ENCYCLICAL ‘LAUDATO SI’

An opportunity to find out more about this important and far reaching Encyclical. A presentation to be given by Chris Fegan, General Secretary of Catholic Concern for Animals, on Tuesday 15th November 7.30 pm at Christ the Cornerstone Church, Central Milton Keynes. Free entry. Refreshments provided. Everyone welcome. Further information from Virginia Bell:- vrbell18@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

 

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

 

Other Parish Contacts:

 

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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