Newsletter: 8th January 2017

CRIB DONATIONS

This year the crib donations raised £300 which will be sent to ‘MISSIO’ (Red Boxes).

 

SENIORS’ FESTIVE PARTY

Thank you to all of you who returned your invites before Christmas. Everyone who returned the invites are all welcome to join us at West Bletchley Community Centre on 14th January. Please note that the Community Centre doors will be open from 1:15pm (please do not arrive any earlier). Dinner will be served from 2pm. For those who requested transport we will be in contact with you within the next few days. We are still looking for anyone who can volunteer to bring and take home any guests on the day. If you can help please contact John or Mary on 01908 377767

 

MASS INTENTIONS

A reminder that if you would like a Mass offered for your intention please contact Jo in the office to check if the date you would like is available. Due to a very high demand there is normally a “waiting list”.  We would advise you to organise Mass intentions as early as possible to avoid disappointment. We print the list of Mass Intentions (the ‘pink sheet’) every week and this is posted at the back of Church.  Please note that funerals take priority and may occasionally cause the Mass schedule and intention to be changed at short notice:  thank you for your understanding. Donations for Mass intentions can be given to Jo at the Parish Office, to the clergy, or placed in the Sunday collection. Please place your donation in an envelope with your name, the name of the person for whom the Mass is offered and what the Intention is for:  for example:  get well, thanksgiving, RIP etc and the date of the Mass if you have already arranged this with the Parish Office.

 

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the souls of

Mrs Christine Musk, 66, late of Haydock Close whose Funeral is on 10th January, 1 pm at Crownhill Willen Chapel.

Giuseppe Carini, 93, late of Drayton Road, Bletchley whose Funeral Mass is on Monday 9th January, 2pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

 

DIARY STAMPING

If you have been issued with a diary in order to obtain a reference from Fr Christopher for a place in a Catholic school in September 2018, please ensure that your diary is now stamped before and after Mass.  At All Saints Church diaries are stamped at the table at the back of Church, on the left as you enter the main door.  At St Thomas Aquinas Church, diaries are stamped in the Sacristy, on the left hand side by the statue of the Sacred Heart.  Please ensure that there is a recent photograph of your child on the inside cover of the diary.

 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH CAFOD

New Year’s Resolution:

Make 2017 the year you meet new friends, inspire others to act for social justice and use your skills to help those working to overcome poverty. CAFOD is looking for people who would like to go into schools to give assembles, support the two Fast Days a year or give talks in your or other parishes.  Training is provided and travel cost reimbursed.  If you enjoy social media and writing you could contribute to our blog and e-news.

Contact: Northampton@cafod.org.uk

or phone 01844 274723.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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.

 

DATES FOR YOUR 2017 DIARY

Movable Church Feasts

 

Baptism of the Lord    9th January

Ash Wednesday            1st March

Easter Triduum             13th – 15th April

Ascension of the Lord  28th May

Pentecost                       4th June

Trinity Sunday            11th June

Corpus Christi            18th June

Sacred Heart of Jesus  23rd June

Christ the King             26th November

 

HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION

Every Sunday of the Year

 

Birth of the Lord (25th December)

St Peter & St Paul (29th  June)

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

(15th August)

All Saints (1st November)

 

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

 

 

 

ewilliams@catholiceducation.org.uk

 

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

John Francis McCann, aged 60, late of Victoria Road, Bletchley whose Funeral is at 11.30 am on Monday 27th at MK Crematorium.

Carmelo Sicurello, aged 85, late of Brooklands Road, Bletchley whose Requiem Mass is at 12.45 pm on Friday 31st at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

 

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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

                                            10:00-10:30 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

 

 

 

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