Newsletter: 25th December 2016

THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD

 

 

CRIB DONATIONS

This year all money raised will be donated to

‘MISSIO’ (Red Boxes).

 

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING

8PM 29th DECEMBER

St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

 

 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS

Sunday 1st January 3 PM

All Saints Church

Refreshments afterwards: All Welcome

 

 

JOURNEY IN FATH

Recommences on Thursday 5th January 2017

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

CAFOD ‘update’

Your support has meant that despite the drought parts of Sebeya (our sister village) where irrigation has been installed, have been able to withstand this and grow crops. Additionally, your support has enabled our partners to supply vulnerable communites with food, seeds and clean water.  Please continue to pray for Ethiopia and our partners who work tirelessly in your name. Thanks.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

HELP WITH TRANSPORTATION

FOR THE SENIORS PARTY

We are looking for some volunteers with cars who could provide transportation for people to come to the Seniors’ Christmas Party.

Please contact John or Mary on 01908 377767.

 

 

GIFTS TO YOUR PRIESTS

Many thanks for your kindness and generosity once again towards Fr Benedetto and myself in the form of the Christmas offering.

Fr Benedetto and I divide the money, which you kindly give us, 50:50 which provides us with a modest income until Easter.

Deacon Noel joins us in also thanking you for your many cards and Christmas presents.

 

CHRISTMAS LITURGY

 

ST STEPHEN’S DAY

26TH DECEMBER

12 Noon Mass

St Thomas Aquinas Church

All Altar Servers are encouraged to attend this Mass of the Patron of the Servers Guild. If you have been serving regularly for at least a year and are due your bronze medal please speak to

Fr Christopher or Mr Bernard Guina.

 

 

‘THE READERS’ ROTA

To operate from Saturday 31st December 2016 has now been issued to all E-mail users. If you are not on E-mail and would like a copy of the Rota please contact John Scott on 07743508627

 

 

THE SENIOR’s FESTIVE PARTY

Saturday 14th January 2017

All places are now taken.

If you have any questions please contact

John or Mary on 01908 377767

 

 

CAFOD ‘Northampton’

Send their thanks and good wishes for our support.

 

 

DECEMBER 100 CLUB WINNERS

£25.   M Kent

£12   S Blay

£12.   S Willis

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:                     12:00 Noon Mass (St Stephen’s Day)        

Friday:                                8:30 am Mass

Saturday:                            9:30 am Mass

                                            10:00-10:30 am Confessions

                                              

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

 

SUNDAY MASSES:           9:00am/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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