Newsletter: 4th February 2018

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER NTENTION FOR
February 2018
Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for
Universal: Say “No” to Corruption
That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.

Diocesan Year of Prayer and Vocation
FEBRUARY 2018
Month of Prayer for Consecrated Life
And their vocation within the church.

 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS
3 pm TODAY Sunday 4th February
All Saints Church
All Welcome. Followed by Refreshments

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.
Future Dates: 12 Feb: 12 March: 09 April:
14 May: 11 June: 09 July

HELPING OUR PARISHES PASS ON THE FAITH
10am – 4 pm 17th March
St Teresa’s RC Church Hall,
Beaconsfield HP9 2PL
Details: Tel 01582 7233312(Ext 6)
Or via admin@nores.org.uk

‘SPIRITUAL WARFARE FOR MEN’
10am-4pm Saturday 24th February
St Mary Magdalene Church,
Stony Stratford, MK11 1AT
Tel 01908 564363.
Details:See Poster on Noticeboard

TEACHING ASSISTANT REQUIRED
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School
25 hrs per week (term time). Start:ASAP. Permanent.
School Pay Range 4 point 16 (£9777. pa). Closing date Noon Tuesday20th February: Interviews 27th February.
Telephone School Office: 01908 373977
Email: office@stthomasaquinas.co.uk

CLEANERS required for All Saints Church
Should you be able to help please contact Parish Office.

100 CLUB
Last chance to join the Parish 100 Club. Forms at the back of church £12.00 per number.
New members are welcome!

SVP Retiring Collection this weekend

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
Please pray for the soul of …
Eileen Clements, 80, late of Knowles Green, whose Funeral is on Monday, 5th February, 1 pm MK Willow Crematorium.
Eileen Harnell, 70, late of Whaddon Way whose Funeral Service is on Wednesday, 7th February, 10.30 am at All Saints Church.
Jesu Mercy + Mary Pray

TRAINING SESSIONS for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
(Eucharistic Ministers)
A number of changes need to be implemented in how this vital ministry is exercised in the Parish.
If you currently exercise this extra-ordinary ministry or have been invited to by the Clergy, in order to continue your ministry, it is obligatory to kindly attend ONE of the following training sessions:

Monday 12th February, 7:30pm at
St Thomas Aquinas Church

Tuesday 6th March, 7:30pm at
All Saints Church

TRAINING SESSIONS for Parish Readers
If you currently exercise this ministry or have been invited to by the Clergy then please attend ONE of the following training sessions as this would be essential in order for you to continue this ministry:

Tuesday 13th February, 7:30pm at
All Saints Church

Monday 5th March, 7:30pm at
St Thomas Aquinas Church

IT’S A CELEBRATION!
“Celebration” is a religious education weekend for teenagers, now in its 41st year, will be at Thornton College from 24th-27th August. It is open for youngsters from Year 6 to the Sixth Form. Application forms are available from the priests.

SECOND COLLECTION next weekend
for SEPO

ASH WEDNESDAY The beginning of Lent
14th February 2018

10:00 am MASS St Thomas Aquinas Church
11:00 am MASS All Saints Church
12 Noon MASS St Thomas Aquinas Church
7:30 pm MASS All Saints Church

LENTEN TIME OF REFLECTION in BEDFORD – ALL WELCOME!
Bedford members of the St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) are to hold an afternoon of reflection at:

Ss Philip and James’ Church, Bedford
(MK41 7BX)
on Saturday, 17th February.

This is open to all and not just to members of the SVP. You are most welcome to dip in and out of the day (or just attend the Mass).
The programme is:
• 2:00pm – Way (Stations) of the Cross
• 3:15pm – Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament with opportunity for Confession
• 4:00pm – VIGIL MASS (which fulfils the Sunday Obligation)
• 5:00pm – Refreshments
Please encourage other people to support this day so that together we might embark upon the season of Lent spiritually prepared!

 

Bishop Peter Doyle invites you to
CELEBRATE YOUR MARRIAGE
WITH YOUR FAMILY
Special Mass: 12 Noon Saturday 3rd March
The Holy Family Catholic Church
Langley, Slough SL3 7UD
If this is a special anniversary year for you
please contact us on 07412151517
OR
complete form to be found at back of 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.

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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: http://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 Brian on: 0800 389 3801
http://www.marriagecare.org.uk

School Admissions September 2019
Diaries are stamped at the beginning and at the end of the 6pm, 9am & 11am 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/11:00am/6:30 pm
Tuesday: 9:30 am Rosary
10:00 am MASS followed by
Exposition & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Thursday: 10:00 am MASS
followed by Rosary

 

Fr Christopher will be away this week as he takes his “post Christmas leave”. In his absence please direct all clergy matters to Fr Benedetto or Deacon Noel.

 

With every blessing for the week ahead
Fr Christopher Perry, Fr Benedetto D’Autilia, Deacon Noel Guina

 

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