Newsletter: 19th November 2017

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR NOVEMBER 2017

Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for:

Christians in Asia

That Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the Gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions.

 

COFFEE MEETING

Are you ‘fed up’ on a Tuesday morning?

Come and have a coffee and biscuit 10 am – 12 noon at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room.  All most Welcome.

 

LUX.Be

2nd – 4th February 2018

A residential weekend for young Catholics (11-18 yrs)

Kings Park Conference Centre, Northampton

Details:  Call 01580 720627 or email Fiona@nymo.org

 

 

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

MONDAY 13th NOVEMBER

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 11 December

 

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS

3 PM 28th NOVEMBER

  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 {2018}:  30th January/27th February

24th April/29th May/26th June/31st July

 

NEW 100 CLUB … (SEPO)

Please complete a NEW application form (at the back of church) for the current year 2017/18 as last year’s application DOES NOT automatically ‘Roll Over’. New Members always welcome

 

CAFOD World Gifts –  your support will make a big difference to the lives of thousands of the world’s poorest people – check out the catalogue at www.cafod.org.uk/worldgifts

 

APPLICATIONS TO

BISHOP PARKER and ST THOMAS AQUINAS

SCHOOLS ~  September 2018

If you are currently getting a diary stamped for your child, please note you must complete a Supplementary Form for each Catholic School that you add as a choice.  These are now available from each of the School Offices. Diaries need to be handed in to Fr Christopher after the 6pm Mass on Saturday 2nd December or the 9am or 11am Mass on Sunday 4th Decmber. If you have a sufficient record of Mass attendance then a reference will be sent directly to Bishop Parker or St Thomas Aquinas School.  If your child was Baptised in the Parish there is no need to attach their Baptismal Certificate.  References will be sent to parents in December/January and the schools will be ‘copied in’.  The supplementary forms can, therefore, be returned directly to school.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PARENTS:

SCHOOL ADMISSIONS 2019

If your child will be starting School in September 2019 and you require a reference from Fr Christopher to support an application to a Catholic Primary School, then you will need to register for a diary which is stamped at each Mass as a record of your child’s Church attendance.  There will be a Registration evening for parents:  6 pm Monday 11th December – St Thomas Aquinas Church (MK2 2JE) Without a completed diary Fr Christopher is unable to issue references(Diaries are not required for Catholic Secondary Schools). Copies of the Admission Policy for Bishop Parker School and St Thomas Aquinas School can be found on each school’s website.

 

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION

FOR OUR SENIOR CITIZENS

St Thomas Aquinas School: The Golden Years Christmas Production will take place on 12th December at 1.00pm, in the School Hall.  Mince pies and mulled wine will be served from 12.30pm.  If you would like a ticket, charged at £1.00 each, please contact the school office on 01908 373977 or email

office@st-thomasaquinas.co.uk

 

COACH TRIP TO LONDON

THURSDAY 7th DECEMBER

Christmas Market and Lights

Departs All Saints Church 10 am ~ Fare £11.

Details:  Mike Smith 01908 507184

 

PARISH FAYRE

12 Noon – 2 pm 25th November 2017

Fun for all the family!

St Thomas Aquinas School

 

 

A MESSAGE FROM:

AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED

Faith groups from across the UK will be taking part in the initiative to promote faith and tolerance in society, stand in solidarity with victims of persecution, and oppose  violence and oppression carried out in the name of religion. We are holding a week of events from 19 – 26 November for #RedWednesday with the headline event taking place at Westminster Cathedral Piazza on Wednesday 22nd November; beginning at 6pm, please join us for an evening of solidarity and witness for our persecuted brothers and sisters – with guest speakers, music, film and prayer. Raise your voices and prayers for religious freedom and the right to believe.

 

 

PHOENIX YOUTH CLUB

7 – 9 PM TUESDAY 28th NOVEMBER

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.

   Future Meeting:

  Tuesday 12th December

 

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP

3 pm Saturday 16th December

Open to all ladies in the Parish

Meets at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

 

 

 

 

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

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

http://www.marriagecare.org.uk

 

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 MASS:                 7.30 am

Monday:                                9:30am Rosary

                                              10:00 am MASS followed by

Exposition & Adoration 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 followed by

Exposition & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

                                             10:00-10:30 am Confessions

                                             

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

 

SUNDAY MASSES:           9:00am/11:00 am/6:30 pm

Tuesday:                              9:30am Rosary

                                            10:00 am MASS followed by

Exposition & Adoration 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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