HARVEST FESTIVAL TODAY
In aid of MK Food Banks and associated charities.
Please place any food donations in front of the Altar
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 at All Saints Church Meeting Room
SEPO FUNDRAISER: Race Evening
“Great fun for all the family”
7 PM FRIDAY 20th OCTOBER
at The Irish Centre (MK2 2HX)
Adults £1: Children Free!
FAIRTRADE NATIONAL SUPPORTER CONFERENCE
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 is no longer legal tender. Even if it is not full and you have a red box please return it to either the Sacristy or the Parish Office. Many Thanks
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.
CLEANERS ‘wanted’ for
St Thomas Aquinas Church
Please contact the Parish Office for details
DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS TODAY
with Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
3-4pm at All Saints Church
Followed by refreshments
During the month of October the Legion of Mary will lead the prayers of the Rosary after the weekday Masses.
OPEN EVENING ~ ST PAULS SCHOOL (MK6 5EN)
6.30-8.30 pm Tuesday 10th October: All are welcome
FATIMA VISITS MITON KEYNES
There is a visitation of the National Virgin Statue and the relics of Saints Jacinta and Francisco at
St Mary Magdalene Church, Stony Stratford
(MK11 1AT) today from 2:30 pm
PROGAMME FOR THE AFTERNOON
2.30pm Enthronement and Crowning of the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima
2.45pm Fatima Devotions / Recitation of the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary & Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
3.15pm Veneration of the Relics of Saints Jacinta & Francisco
3.45pm Fatima film showing of “The Little Shepherds of Fatima”
4.30pm Talk on the Message of Fatima
5:00pm Enrolment & Investiture of the Brown Scapular
5.45pm Holy Hour with praying of Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary plus Divine Mercy Chaplet and Sacrament of Confession
6.45pm Sung Vespers and Benediction with liturgy of departure of NPVS & Relics
7.30pm End of the visitation / Final Hymn “Salve Regina”
DEMENTIA Friendly MASS
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: 31st October; 28th November.
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
Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for:
Workers and the Unemployed
That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.
OCTOBER HEAD COUNT
It is time for us to complete the Annual Parish Statistics. Could collectors please count all those at Mass, including children, during October. Please include those serving on the Altar.
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 10th October ~ Tuesday 31st October
Tuesday 14th November ~Tuesday 28th November
Tuesday 12th December
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 weekend of 7/8th October 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.
NEW 100 CLUB
Supporting vulnerable families in Zambia (SEPO)
Last year your support raised £800. New members always welcome! Please complete an Application Form which can be found at back of church. Thanks
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 … ?
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.
Parish Priest: Fr Christopher Perry Assistant Priest: Fr Benedetto D’Autilia
The Presbytery, 1 Sycamore Avenue, Bletchley, MK2 2JE, Tel: 01908 372315
Parish Pastoral Worker: Angela White
Parish Visit Co-Ordinator:
Maggie Osgathorpe 07504 343133
Parish Safeguarding 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
Parish Deacon: Rev. Noel Guina Tel: 01908 649356
Parish Office: 01908 372315
Parish Secretary Jo Cerrone
Monday-Friday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
[JO: Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri. EILEEN: Thurs]
At Other Times: By Appointment
CHAPLAINCY AT MK UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
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
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.
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
Thursday: 10:00 am Mass