Newsletter: 19th February 2017

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR FEBRUARY 2017

Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for:

Comfort for the Afflicted

That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.

 

NO MASS ON TUESDAY 21st FEBRUARY

Please note that there will be NO 10:00 am Mass on Tuesday this week as the clergy will be attending the Funeral Mass of Mgr Paul Donovan in High Wycombe.

 

CHILDREN’S LITURGY

Children aged over three who are able to take part in the activities without a parent, and who can go to the toilet if necessary without help are welcome to attend Children’s Liturgy.

 

Parents are reminded that once children have made their first reconciliation in preparation for First Holy Communion, they should remain in Church throughout Mass.

 

PHOENIX YOUTH CLUB

For young Catholics in Year 7 and above. Subs £2.

Meets at St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room

Meeting Dates:

Tuesday 7th March

 

*Please note that the meeting scheduled for

21st February has been cancelled*

 

 

 

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.

Contact Jenni Lawrence 01908 376464

 

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING

Thursday 23rd February

8 pm St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

 

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AT

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

We are currently updating the Sunday Rota of Eucharistic Ministers at All Saints Church which was last updated in 2013! Please let us know if you would like us to make any changes to the current Rota with regard to your availability.

 

The Beginning of Lent

ASH WEDNESDAY

1st MARCH 2017

MASS

WITH THE IMPOSITION OF ASH

 

          10:00 am St Thomas Aquinas Church

          11:00 am All Saints Church

7.30 pm All Saints Church

 

POPE FRANCIS’ MESSAGE FOR

LENT 2017

 

Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion. Christians are asked to return to God “with all their hearts” (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for mediocrity and to grow in friendship with the Lord Jesus is the faithful friend who never abandons us. Even when we sin, he patiently awaits our return; by that patient expectation, he shows us his readiness to forgive.

 

‘WALK with ME’

A Lenten Journey of Prayer for 2017

These booklets are now available at back of church priced £1.

 

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

Please Pray for the souls of

Edward Follows, late of this Parish and who moved to Woolaston. His Funeral will be in Olney but details are not presently known.

Bill Leahy, late of Burns Road, Bletchley. Funeral details to be announced.

 

FUNERAL MASS OF

MONSIGNOR PAUL DONAVAN

Please pray for the soul of Fr Paul Donovan, Parish Priest of St Augustine’s High Wycombe, who died peacefully at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in the early hours of 8th February. May he rest in peace. His Funeral Mass will take place in St Augustine’s, Amersham Hill, High Wycombe HP13 6NZ at:

11:00 am Tuesday 21st February

His body will be received into the Church at 7:30pm the previous evening, followed by Mass. If you are intending to go to the funeral please note there will be NO parking available at the Church so please use the public car parks. Fr Christopher and Fr Benedetto will be attending and representing our parish.

 

  1. AUGUSTINE’S 40TH

On 26th March St. Augustine’s parish celebrates its 40th birthday. People who lived in the parish in its early days are invited to the 11 a.m. celebratory Mass, celebrated by the Bishop.

 

CELEBRATION ’17

Applications for Celebration ’17 have arrived. It should be back at Thornton this year.  Current school year 6 – Year 13 leavers. August 25-28.

Deadline: 28th February

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

“DEMENTIA MASSES”

3 pm St Thomas Aquinas Church

Tuesdays:   28th February ~ 28thMarch ~25th April

23rd May ~ 27th June ~ 25th July

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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 2018

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:                           NO Mass today

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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