Newsletter: 27th November 2016

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PASTORAL LETTER

This weekend there is a Pastoral letter from Bishop Peter that will be read out at all Masses.

 

APPLICATIONS TO

BISHOP PARKER and ST THOMAS AQUINAS

SCHOOLS ~ September 2017

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. 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.

 

PARISH CHRISTMAS FAYRE

3rd December ~ Lord Grey School

 On the day: Fresh baked cakes

**PS: Please return your Draw Tickets**

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 next weekend

Christmas Flowers for the Church

 

BISHOP PARKER CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Hunter Drive, Bletchley MK2 3BT

The school now has free Nursery places available for January 2017. For 3 – 4 year olds, from 9 am – 12 noon with the opportunity for extended care until 3 pm.  Contact/Information:  01908 372129

 

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.

 

MESSA IN ITALIANO

7PM VENERDI’ 2 DICEMBRE

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS

3 pm Sunday 4th December

All Saints Church

All Welcome: Refreshments afterwards

 

 

PHOENIX YOUTH CLUB

For young Catholics in Year 7 and above.  Meets at

St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room. Subs.£2.   Next Meeting: Tuesday 6th December

 

CAFOD ‘this year’

Thank you for your support.   Your actions are bringing hope and compassion around the world.  Don’t forget your Christmas items by visiting Traidcraft at www.traidcraftshop.co.uk at www.worldgifts.cafod.org.uk and Aid to the Church in Need at www.acnuk.org.  Thanks also for the 740 bags donated to the MK Food Bank.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

100 CLUB DRAW

NOVEMBER WINNERS

£25.   M Douglas

£12. B  O’Maley    £12.  S Willis

CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION

Senior Parishioners are invited to St Thomas Aquinas School to watch the KS1 production of “The Angel Express” on Thursday 8th December. Doors open at 12.45 pm for mulled wine and mince pies – production starts at 1.30 pm.

 

NEW TESTAMENT GREEK COURSE

The Rivers Centre from Wednesday 11th January 2017: 7 pm – 8.30 pm. Open afternoon on Saturday 3rd December, 2 – 4 pm, to give more information or  call 01908 556705.

 

ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS LITURGIES

 

Advent Day of Recollection

10am -2pm Saturday 17th December

St Thomas Aquinas Church. Includes Mass, Confessions and talks. All are very welcome

 

Service of Reconciliation with individual Confession:

7:30pm Tuesday 20th December

at All Saints Church.

 

11:00am Thursday 22nd December

at St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

6:30pm Friday 23rd December Italian Confessions at St Thomas Aquinas

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS EVE – 24TH DECEMBER:

10 am  Mass of the Day (not Christmas)

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

  1. 30 – 11 am Confessions

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

4.30 pm Children’s Mass

All Saints Church

 

 

9.30pm Carols and 10pm Vigil Mass ~ All Saints

 

12 Midnight Mass ~ St Thomas Aquinas

 

 

CHRISTMAS DAY – 25TH DECEMBER:

8 am / 9.15 am / 11 am Mass ~ All Saints

 

8am Italian Language Mass~ St Thomas Aquinas

 

10 am Mass ~ St Thomas Aquinas

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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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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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