Newsletter: 10th December 2017

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 18th 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).

Diocesan Year of Prayer and Vocation

Please hold Bishop Peter and the Diocese in your prayers this month at the start of our year of prayer and vocation. We especially ask our Diocesan Patrons, Mary Immaculate and St Thomas Becket to intercede for us as together we seek to be faithful missionary disciples of Jesus Christ.

 

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR

DECEMBER 2017

Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for:

The Elderly

That the elderly, sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply their wisdom and experience to spreading the faith and forming the new generations.

 

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

MONDAY 11th DECEMBER

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.

Future Dates (2018): 08  Jan;  12 Feb;  12 March;

                   09 April; 14 May; 11 June;  09 July.

 

MASS AT CATON HOUSE

10:30 am Monday 18th December

Children from St Thomas Aquinas School will be singing carols after Mass, followed by refreshments.

All Most Welcome

 

LIFT THE BAN ON CATHOLIC SCHOOLS:

“Protect Our Right to Choose a Catholic Education”

Do you support Catholic schools and the right of Catholics to send their children to them? Then we need you to make your voice heard. The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils to attend. They have acknowledged that this policy discriminates against Catholics and promised to abandon it, now we need you to tell them not to u-turn on their promise to Catholics.

Visit www.catholicnews.org.uk/education-cap or search for ‘Catholic Education’ in your search engine to write to the Government and urge them to drop their policy which bans new Catholic schools.

 

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP

3 pm Saturday 16th December

Open to all ladies in the Parish

Meets at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

 

Retiring Collection TODAY for the

Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP)

Bletchley Conference

 

REQUIESCAT IN PACE

Please Pray for the Repose of the Soul of

Pauline Bryne, a well loved Parishioner who passed away last week. Funeral Details to follow.

Please also pray for the Soul of Michael Mullins, a faithful Parishioner here in Bletchley for many years, who died on 20th November in Ireland.

 

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION

FOR OUR SENIOR CITIZENS

St Thomas Aquinas School:  The Golden Years

Christmas Production will take place on 12th December at 1 pm  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.

 

THE SENIORS’ CHRISTMAS PARTY will take place on Saturday 13th January 2018  at West Bletchley Community Centre. If you are interested in going please complete one of the invitations which can be found in the Sacristy and then place it in the box provided. As places are limited then it will be arranged on a first come basis.

Please note that sadly this year we are unable to offer to arrange lifts to and from the party. 

For further information please contact John or Mary on 01908 377767

 

CHRISTMAS MASSES

 

CHRISTMAS EVE – 24th DECEMBER

 

4.30 pm Children’s Mass

All Saints Church

 

9.30pm Carols and 10pm Vigil Mass

All Saints Church

 

12 Midnight Mass

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

 

CHRISTMAS DAY – 25th DECEMBER:

 

9.00 am & 11 am Mass

All Saints Church

 

8am  Italian Language Mass

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

10 am Mass

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

(Confession)

 

Penitential Service with Individual Confession

7:00pm Friday 22nd December

All Saints Church

 

Confessions:

10:00-11:00am Saturday 23rd December

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

5:00pm – 6:00pm Sunday 24th December

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

CHILDREN’S NATIVITY

Children who attend Children’s Liturgy have received an invitation to take part in the Nativity play at the 4:30pm Children’s Mass on Christmas Eve at All Saints Church. Children who are in School years 4-6 are also invited to help with reading at the Mass and as Narrators. Please contact the Parish Office either by phone or email if you would like your child to take part and please attend the rehearsal on:

Sunday 17th December 3:00pm finishing at 4:30pm at All Saints Church.

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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

http://www.marriagecare.org.uk

 

 

 

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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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