Newsletter: 24th September 2017

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

 SEPO FUNDRAISER: Race Evening
Great fun for all the family”
Friday 20th October 2017, 7:00pm
At The Irish Centre (MK2 2HX)
Adults £1; Children Free!

McMILLAN COFFEE MORNING(s)
Thursday 28th September, 10:30am
All Saints Meeting Room
Homemade cakes for sale. Everyone welcome!
ALSO: Friday 29th September, 9:00am
St Thomas Aquinas School
All welcome to attend!

CAFOD FAMILY FAST DAY
Friday 6th October.
Please help us raise money this Harvest to lift the world’s poorest people out of poverty. There will be a collection for CAFOD at all masses this weekend. If you would like to Gift Aid your donation, please collect an envelope from the back of the church and use it next weekend. If you normally use a parish envelope please use a CAFOD envelope on this occasion. Many thanks for your support.

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

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

RETIRING COLLECTION TODAY
Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP)
Bletchley Conference

THURSDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER
Mass will be at 9:00am at All Saints there will be NO 10am Mass.

McMILLAN COFFEE MORNING
Thursday 29th September, 10:30am at All Saints Meeting Room
Homemade cakes for sale. Everyone welcome!

 DIVINE MERCY DEVOTION
with Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Sunday 1st October, 3-4pm, All Saints Church
Followed by refreshments

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
8 pm Thursday 28th  September, St Thomas Aquinas Church
An evening meeting for parents seeking Baptism for their children in the coming weeks

 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.

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.

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

HARVEST FESTIVAL
Weekend of 30th September/Ist October
In aid of MK Food Banks and associated charities – donations required please -i.e. spreads, biscuits, tinned meat/veg/ fish/ fruit, sugar, long life whole milk, children’s cereal and toiletries, toothpaste/brushes, shower gel, shaving cream, shampoo, deodorant Please bring donated item to Church and leave in front of the Altar.

FAIRTRADE NATIONAL SUPPORTER CONFERENCE
Saturday7th October
Kings College London. Please check the website: http://www.fairtrade.org.uk for more details

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

MESSA ITALIANO
7 pm Vendredi’ 29 Settembre
St Thomas Aquinas Church

TEACHER SPONSORSHIP
Following the presentation by our chair of Governors on 9/10 of September the second collection taken to sponsor those training for teaching in our Catholic schools raised £774. If you are part of the Parish, and would like to be considered for sponsorship to train in either of our two schools in the future please speak to Fr Christopher.

 

Parish Contacts:

Parish Pastoral Worker: Angela White
Parish Visit Co-Ordinator:
Maggie Osgathorpe 07504 343133
Parish Safeguarding Representative:
Marie Day 07882 713797
mdparishrep@gmail.com
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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
7:00pm Mass in Italian
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: 9:00 am Mass (NO 10:00am Mass)

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