Newsletter: 15th October 2017

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR

OCTOBER 2017

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.

 

 

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

3.30-5:00 pm All Saints Church Meeting Room

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 13 November

                                Monday 11 December:

 

 

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!

 

 

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

 

 

PLAYWORKERS  ~ AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

2 Vacancies: 2.30-6 pm school term: additional hours during school holidays: 40-50 children aged between 4 and 11 attending daily.

Information contact:  Jenni on 01908 376464

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARISH FAYRE

12 Noon – 2 pm 25th November 2017

Venue to be Confirmed

 

CLEANERS ‘wanted’ for

St Thomas Aquinas Church

Please contact the Parish Office for details

 

FAMILY FIREWORKS!

REMEMBER, REMEMBER, THE THIRD OF NOVEMBER!

The Friends of Bishop Parker School have organised a Fireworks Evening for Friday 3rd November this year.  This is always a very popular event and the tickets are available now from the school office 01908 372129. Tickets are £3 each and £10 / family of 4.

 

 

BISHOP PETER’S PASTORAL LETTER

and

CAFOD TALK on WORLD BANK

at all Masses this Weekend

 

SECOND COLLECTION next weekend

MISSION SUNDAY

 

THE ROSARY

During the month of October the Legion of Mary will lead the prayers of the Rosary after the weekday Masses.

 

MIDDAY SUPERVISOR REQUIRED

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

Permanent Post: 7.5 hrs/wk:  £2770pa

Details/Application tel 01908 373977

Closing Date: Monday 16th October

 

MEETING FOR ALL

CHILDRENS’ LITURGISTS

7 pm Tuesday 17th October

St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS

3 PM 31st OCTOBER

  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 Date:  28th November.

 

CAFOD is part of the DEC Rohingya crisis appeal. You can donate directly to CAFOD at

cafod.org.uk/RohingyaCrisis

or by calling 0500 85 88 85.

 

RECRUITING CATHOLIC LEADERS

IN THE NORTHAMPTON DIOCESE

Are you someone would could serve our children by teaching, working or volunteering in a Catholic school?  We are looking for Teachers, Leaders and Governors across the Diocese.  For details, talk to your parish priest or contact NORES on 01582 723312 or main@nores.org.uk There are various vacancies for school governors across the Diocese, though not in all areas.  We are particularly looking to welcome Catholic teachers who currently work in non-Catholic schools back into our schools.  Teaching vacancies will be advertised locally and on the NORES website.

 

PLAYWORKERS  ~ AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

2 Vacancies: 2.30-6 pm school term: additional hours during school holidays: 40-50 children aged between 4 and 11 attending daily.

Information contact:  Jenni on 01908 376464

 

PHOENIX YOUTH CLUB

7 – 9 PM TUESDAY 31st OCTOBER

For young Catholics in Year 7 and above

“Faith based topics with fun and games”

Meets at St Thomas Aquinas Church

Meeting Room.  Subs. £2.

 Tuesday 31st October   

 Tuesday 14th November

Tuesday 28th November

Tuesday 12th December

 

 

SOME CHANGES TO

HOLY  DAYS OF OBLIGATION

The Bishop’s of England and Wales have decreed the following modifications to the Holy Day of Obligation calendar:“The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord is to be observed on 6 January except when it falls on a Saturday or a Monday when the Solemnity is transferred to the Sunday. The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord is to be observed on Thursday of the sixth week of Easter Time.”The observation of the other Holy Days of Obligation remains the same.

 

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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.

 

NAME……………………………………………….

 

ADDRESS……………………………………………

 

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TEL……………………………………………………

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

With every blessing for the week ahead

Fr Christopher Perry, Fr Benedetto D’Autilia, Deacon Noel Guina

 

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