Newsletter: 26th February 2017

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

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS IN LENT

St Thomas Aquinas Church:

Wednesdays after 10:00am Mass

Fridays 7.30pm

 

All Saints Church: Fridays 2:00pm

 

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR MARCH 2017

Please join Pope Francis this coming

month in praying for:

Support for Persecuted Christians

That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.

 

SEPO

There will be a short talk after all Masses this weekend

about the work of SEPO – our Parish charity.

Next weekend there will be a

Second Collection on behalf of SEPO

SEPO FUND RAISER

Parish Social ~ St Patrick’s Day

7 pm-10.30 pm Friday 17th March

St Thomas Aquinas School

Great Band: Irish Dancing:  Sing-a-long:  Tickets £3.

 Tickets on sale at back of church

 

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 Date Tuesday 7th March

 

 

 

 

“DEMENTIA MASS”

3 PM TUESDAY 28th FEBRUARY

St Thomas Aquinas Church

Future Dates: 28thMarch ~25th April

23rd May ~ 27th June ~ 25th July

 

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

Please Pray for the souls of

Bill Leahy, late of Burns Road, Bletchley whose Funeral Mass will take place on Monday 27th February, 2:00pm at All Saints Church.

Antonio Amoroso, aged 86, late of Brooklands Road whose Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday 2nd March, 10:00am at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

John Byrne, aged 85, late of Dunster Court, Furzton whose Funeral Service will take place on Friday 3rd March at Crownhill Crematorium  (Oak Chapel).

Edward Follows, late of this Parish and who moved to Woolaston, whose Funeral will take place on Monday 6th March, 11:15am at Our Lady Help of Christians and St Lawrence, West Street, Olney.

 

MESSA ITALIANO

7 PM VENERDI’ 3rd MARZO

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS

3 pm Sunday 5th March ~ All Saints Church

All Welcome ~ Refreshments afterwards

 

JOURNEY IN FAITH – RCIA

Please Pray for our adult Catechumens and Candidates who are preparing to be Baptised or Received and Confirmed into the Catholic Faith at the Easter Vigil this year. They will be celebrating their Rite of Election with Bishop Peter at Northampton Cathedral on Sunday 5th March at 2:30pm.      All are most welcome to attend.

 

‘WALK with ME’

A Lenten Journey of Prayer for 2017

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

NB We only have a limited supply this year.

 

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

 

  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.

 

ADVANCE NOTICE

PARISH LENT DEVOTION

40 HOURS FOR THE LORD

(QUARANTORE)

 

 

 

3rd – 6th April 2017

St Thomas Aquinas Church

Each Day will consist of 10 hours of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

The programme for each day will be:

10:00am HOLY MASS

followed by Exposition and Morning Prayer

11:00am Holy Rosary

(priest available to hear Confessions)

12 noon Midday Prayer with Talk

3:00pm Divine Mercy Chaplet

4:30pm Evening Prayer

7:00pm Holy Rosary

(priest available to hear Confessions)

7:40pm Compline and Benediction

8:00pm HOLY MASS

 

Please note that there will be NO Masses celebrated at All Saints during these days of Devotion.

 

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

 

100 CLUB FEBRUARY WINNERS

1st A White £25.

2nd W P Gilbert £12.

3rd J Walsh £12.

 

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:                             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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