Newsletter: 4th December 2016

SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT

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 “DEMENTIA FRIENDLY” MASS

ST THOMAS AQUINAS CHURCH

10am Monday 5th December

Children from Bishop Parker and St Thomas Aquinas Schools will be singing Carols after Mass. There will be mince pies and refreshments afterwards.

All most welcome

 

 

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.

 

40 YEARS OF “CELEBRATION”

To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the start of “Celebration” there is a subsidised trip to Rome in October half term 2017 for anyone under 25 associated with it. Cost is £300, with accommodation in camp site chalets. Deadline for booking is 29th January. For a booking form email vine01@btopenworld.com

 

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the souls of

Margaret Mary Clare Gosling, 73, late of Crosslands whose Funeral is on 5th December, 10 am at MK Oak Crematorium.

Edmund Karzimiez Szulerecki (Eddie), late of Neath House, whose Graveside Service is on 5th December, 12.30 pm at Whalley Drive, Bletchley.

Yvonne Ringrose, 56, late of Neapland, whose Funeral is on 6th December, 11.30 am at MK Oak Crematorium

Maria Giovanna De-Leo, 67, late of Brooklands, whose Graveside Funeral is on 8th December, 10 am at Manor Road, Bletchley.

Stephen Patrick Walsh,76, late of Buckfast Avenue, whose Funeral is on 12th December, 12.30 pm at All Saints Church.

Catherine Wright, 81, late of Whaddon Way, whose Requiem Mass is on 13th December, 12 Noon at All Saints Church.

 

SECOND COLLECTION today

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

 

 

 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS TODAY

3 pm 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.

 

‘PANTO’ TICKETS

Tickets have arrived and await collection.

Please contact Angela White.

 

 

SENIOR’S CHRISTMAS PARTY

This year’s Christmas Party is to take place on Saturday 14th January.  If you are interested in coming please fill in one of the invitations which you can find in the Sacristy and place in the boxes provided. Please ensure that all replies are made by Sunday 18th December.  Places are limited so they will be given on a first come basis. If you require transport please tick the box on the invite. Please note transport can only be provided for those living in the Bletchley/ Fenny Stratford area. If you require any further information contact John  or Mary on 01908 377767

 

PLAY WORKER for

St Thomas Aquinas After School Project

Enthusiastic, caring, flexible person needed to provide good quality care for primary children.

18 hours week/2.30-6pm weekdays term time/£7.50 per hour. Tel Jenni Lawrence on  01908 376464.

 

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

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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