Newsletter: 10th September 2017

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR

SEPTEMBER 2017

Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for:

Parishes

That our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.

 

 

 

 

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND

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.

IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS TRIP VIABLE WE STILL NEED A FURTHER 4/5 PEOPLE TO SIGN UP

 

 

FAIRTRADE NATIONAL SUPPORTER CONFERENCE

Saturday7th October

Kings College London.  Please check the website: http://www.fairtrade.org.uk for more details

 

THOMAS TOTS ‘STAY AND PLAY’

The Meeting Room at

St Thomas Aquinas SCHOOL

The Thomas Tots playgroup starts again on 7th September, meeting every Thursday 9:00-10:45 am during term time.  Enjoy quality play time, a healthy snack, song and rhyme time. Tea and coffee plus biscuits for the group ups ~ £1.per family.

We hope you can join us!

 

NATIONAL EDUCATION SUNDAY

Talk at all Masses

Plus    SECOND COLLECTION     Teacher Sponsorship

 

 

MAY SHE REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the soul of:

Lily Mary Gardner (81) late of Kennet Drive  whose Funeral Mass will on Tuesday 12th September, 2:30pm at All Saints Church.

 

 

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS

  St Thomas Aquinas Church

3 PM 26th SEPTEMBER

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: 31st October; 28th November.

 

 

 

CLEANERS ‘wanted’ for

St Thomas Aquinas Church

Please contact the Parish Office for details

 

PARISH SOCIAL EVENT

2 – 5 pm Saturday 7th October

St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room

– to celebrate the many different cultures within our parish, please join us for a ‘Flavours of the World’ event in aid of Fr Clement’s Parish.

Please bring a plate of your traditional food to share.  If you would like to dance, sing, play an instrument at the event get in touch with Maggie on 01908 563277.

 

MK ‘Panto’ ~  “Cinderella”

Friday 5th January 2018

200 Tickets reserved at £20. Each

 

NEW TO THE PARISH … ?

Would you like to join the Music Group … ?

 

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP meets

on Monday 11th September

3.30 – 5 pm at All Saints Church Meeting Room

 

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.

 

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

 

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                                     10:00 am – 3:00 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

                                               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 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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