Newsletter: 13th August 2017

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR

AUGUST 2017

Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for:

Artists

That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.

 

 

DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A CATHOLIC?

If you are considering becoming a Catholic, or would like a bit of a refresher, then please contact the Parish Office and Register for the 2017-18 “Journey in Faith Course”.  The Course will begin on Thursday 7th September 2017 at St Thomas Aquinas Church, 7.30 – 9 pm and will continue on Thursday evenings until Easter 2018.  Weekly Sunday attendance is essential for those who will be received into the Church at Easter 2018.

 

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND

Fr Christopher is hoping to lead a Parish Pilgrimage to Poland following in the footsteps of St John Paul II and praying at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy:

9th to 15th September 2018.

4 Star Accommodation (half board)

Cost: £690 (single room supplement £165)

Deposit of £200 required by 30th September 2017.

Please contact Michael Smith on 01908 507184

or email mikevivienne@yahoo.co.uk

for Brochure and Itinerary as soon as possible.

 

CAN YOU HELP!

We have had a request for men’s suits to be sent to Zambia. Thank you for your response to the appeal for men’s watches last week.

Please speak to Angela White if you are able to help

 

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the soul of:

Paula Hartwell (92) late of Craigmore Avenue, whose Funeral Service will be on Monday 14th August, 1:00pm at All Saints Church.

Yvonne Morton (92) late of Dovecote Manor whose Funeral Service will on Monday 21st August, 12:15pm  at Crownhill Crematorium.

Maria Pilla (88) late of Becket House, Loughton, whose Funeral Mass will be on Monday 21st August, 3:00pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

 

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED

Thursday 3rd August  – Friday 18th August

Re-opens Monday 21st August.

The Parish Clergy can still be contacted by phone

for urgent matters.

 

SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

TUESDAY 15th AUGUST

 

A Holy Day of Obligation

 

MASS TIMES

St Thomas Aquinas Church

VIGIL MASS 7.30 pm Monday 14th August

 

All Saints Church

10:00am and 7.30 pm Tuesday 15th August

 

 

 

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS

3 PM 29th AUGUST

  St Thomas Aquinas Church

An opportunity for those with Dementia, their carers, friends and fellow parishioners to come together to celebrate Mass and spend some time together in a friendly and supportive environment.

All are very welcome to attend.

Future Dates: 26th September;

31st October; 28th November.

 

 

CATHOLIC UNIVERSE NEWSPAPERS

Due to lack of sales, we have decided to cancel our Parish Subscription. If you would like to take out a personal subscription please use the link below:

www.thecatholicuniverse.com/shop/universe-uk-member-subscription.html

 

PARISH CULTURAL EVENT: PLANNING MEETING

 7.30 PM 21st AUGUST St Thomas Aquinas Church

This event is to celebrate the diversity of our parish.  If interested, please attend the Meeting or contact Maggie on 01908 563277’

 

50TH CELEBRATIONS

Next year is St Thomas Aquinas School’s 50th birthday.  Bishop Peter is coming in November to be with the children and there are other activities planned for them throughout the year. There are also two special events being laid on for parents, parishioners and past pupils.

MASS: On October 5th at 7 pm there will be Mass at school followed by refreshments – all are welcome.  Fr Michael Harrison and Mrs Mulholland, who were pupils when the school first opened, will be among the VIP guests.  If you are a past pupil and you are still in contact with other alumni/alumna, please pass on this invitation. We are limited by the size of the hall so please let the office know in September if you wish to attend.

OPEN EVENING: As part of our St Thomas Aquinas Feast Day celebrations, on 29th January from 5 pm until 8 pm, there will be an Open School Evening with tours laid on. Again, all are welcome. There will be galleries of photos and an opportunity to have a look around the school and to reminisce on your time here.

If you are a past pupil and you are willing to talk to children about your memories of your time here please let us know via the School Office.  Thank you.

 

SECOND COLLECTION next weekend

Fr Clement’s Parish

 

BISHOP PARKER CATHOLIC NURSERY

Places for September 2017 for 3 to 4 years old

Free Nursery Sessions 9am -3pm

(30 hour offer subject to eligibility)

Free Nursery 9am to Noon

Before and after school care available:

8-9am 3:15-5:30pm (at modest charge)

Come and Have a Look! Visits are very welcome

Tel:  01908 372129 or email

bishopcombined@milton-keynes.gov.uk

Details:  Please see Poster at back of Church

 

 

 

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 Pastoral Worker:                           Angela White

Parish Visit Co-Ordinator:

 Maggie Osgathorpe                                  07504 343133

Child Protection Representative:

  Marie Day                                               07882 713797

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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

Parish Deacon:  Rev. Noel Guina     Tel: 01908 649356

email: guina@btinternet.com

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

          7:30 pm VIGIL MASS {The Assumption}

Wednesday:                        10:00 am Mass

                                               followed by Rosary

Friday:                                  8:30 am Mass

followed by Rosary

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 {The Assumption}

                                  7:30 pm Mass {The Assumption}

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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