Newsletter 17th September 2017

MAY HE REST IN PEACE
Please pray for the soul of: David Wheeler (66) late of Hatton Avenue, whose Funeral Mass is on Thursday, 21st September, 2 pm at All Saints Church.

PARISH HOUSEKEEPER VACANCY

After 8 years of faithful service Mrs Bernadette Mundy is leaving us as the Parish Housekeeper to take up a new position in nursing. We therefore have a vacancy for the position of “Housekeeper” working in the Presbytery for 16 hours per week. Duties will include cooking, cleaning and laundry. If you are interested in finding out more details, please contact the Diocesan HR Advisor:
Paula Wynn on 01604 714840 or hr@northamptondiocese.com.
Closing date will be Tuesday 26th September 2017.

PHOENIX YOUTH CLUB
For young Catholics in Year 7 and above
“Faith based topics with fun and games”
Meets at St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room. 7pm -9pm  Subs. £2.
Tuesday 26th September
Tuesday 10th October
Tuesday 31st  October
Tuesday 14th November
Tuesday 28th November
Tuesday 12th December

 

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

 

MK ‘Panto’ ~  “Cinderella”  Friday 5th January 200 Tickets reserved at £20. each

 

NEW TO THE PARISH … ?
Would you like to join the Music Group … ?

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR SEPTEMBER 2017Please 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.

 BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT
Do you miss someone? Would you like to talk about it? Our Parish Bereavement Group gives you the safe space to share your grief following the loss of a loved one. We listen and talk about those who are gone and reflect on our faith to guide us through. The Bereavement Group will meet on:  Monday 9 October; Monday 13 November; Monday 11 December. 3.30 – 5:00pm All Saints Church Meeting Room

 PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND
9th to 15th September 2018.
Last Chance – few places remaining!
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

 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!

 MISSIO RED BOXES
We are collecting in all the “Red Boxes” for MISSIO so money can be banked before the old £1 are no longer legal tender. Even if it is not full if you have a red box please return it to either the Sacristy or the Parish Office. Many Thanks

SECOND COLLECTION TODAY Catholic Missionary Society

 CAFOD SUPPORTERS’ EVENT
10 am / 2.30 pm Saturday 23rd September
Our Lady of Grace, High Wycombe HP12 4RY
Booking Contact:  01844 274724

 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

SPUC POSTCARDS
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children have produced postcards to be filled in and given in to your local Boots Chemist, asking them to stop selling the morning-after-pill.  Postcards can be found at the back of church.

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.

A THANK YOU from SEPO to all who donated items for Zambia and the volunteers to packed and transported 35 suitcases to London – which will arrive in Zambia shortly!

 

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