Newsletter: 5th March 2017

SEPO

Lenten Appeal

This weekend there will be a Second Collection

for our Parish Charity

SEPO, meaning hope, is set up for the public benefit, the relief and assistance of people in need of education and entrepreneurial skills in Mongu, Zambia, helping them to break the chains of poverty. SEPO will provide assistance to the Parish of St Agatha, Mongu by supporting the work of the Comboni Missionary Sisters, Zambia. Financial aid will be provided to help empower women through entrepreneurial and literacy programmes as well as sponsorship of children’s education. SEPO seeks to support children, families and their communities in their educational and skills goals and to work alongside the existing Comboni Missionary Sisters, who provide leadership in the local community. SEPO will provide resources and support to meet the identified needs and assist individuals in gaining access to education and skills needs.

 

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

 

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.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS IN LENT

St Thomas Aquinas Church:

Wednesdays after 10:00am Mass

Fridays 7.30pm

 

All Saints Church: Fridays 2:00pm

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 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

 

MAY HE REST IN PEACE

Please Pray for the souls of

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.

 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS

3 pm TODAY ~ 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 today at Northampton Cathedral at 2:30pm.

All are most welcome to attend.

 

10 am CAFOD MASS

followed by LENTEN ‘Breakfast’

THURSDAY 9th MARCH

 at All Saints Church

 

CAFOD FAMILY FAST DAY…

… is FRIDAY 10TH MARCH

Envelopes will be distributed this weekend

and be collected next weekend.  If you are a tax payer, please can you complete the Gift Aid section as CAFOD will get 25% more on your donations. In 25 years of Gift Aid, CAFOD has received over £42m! You will also see that your donation envelope gives you the opportunity to make a monthly gift. A regular gift enables CAFOD to commit to longer term projects which really help communities get as much support as it takes for them to overcome the difficult times and be self-reliant.  Whatever you are able to give will really make a difference.

 

SENIOR SCIENCE TECHNICIAN for

ST PAUL’s CATHOLIC SCHOOL

37 hrs per week/39 weeks per year/8am-4.30pm

Actual Salary £17,612 (SPP 3)

Closing date 6th March 12 noon. Details telephone

01908 669735 or www.st-pauls.org.uk

 

 

“DEMENTIA MASSES”

St Thomas Aquinas Church

Future Dates: 28thMarch ~25th April

23rd May ~ 27th June ~ 25th July

 

 

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

 

 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 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

                                              10:30 am Stations of the Cross

Friday:                                8:30 am Mass

                                               7:30pm Stations of the Cross

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

Friday:                                 2:00pm Stations of the Cross

 

 

With every blessing for the week ahead

Fr Christopher Perry, Fr Benedetto D’Autilia

Deacon Noel Guina

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