Newsletter: 18th February 2018

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION 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.

 

 

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 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 Tuesday 20th February: Interviews 27th February.
Telephone School Office: 01908 373977
Email: office@stthomasaquinas.co.uk

LENTEN ‘Walk With Me’ Booklets
Now available at back of Church. £1. each

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!

SECOND COLLECTION next weekend
CAFOD

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
For parents who wish to have their children
Baptised in the coming weeks
8 pm Thursday 22nd February
St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

TRAINING SESSION 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 the following training session:

 

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 the following training session as this would be essential in order for you to continue this ministry:

 

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

KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA
‘RACE KNIGHT’
In aid of our Parish
7pm Friday 23rd March at the Irish Centre
Tickets: Adult £1. Children free
Licensed Bar ~ Cold Buffet

 

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.

 

 

PHOENIX YOUTH CLUB
Will start up again following the Confirmations in May. Please look out for further details.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS IN LENT
St Thomas Aquinas Church:
Wednesdays after 10:00am Mass
Fridays 7.30pm

All Saints Church: Fridays 2:00pm

STATIONS OF THE CROSS BOOKLETS
Available at back of Church: £3.75p each

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 07412151517OR
complete form to be found at back of Church.

FAIRTRADE 2018
Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 runs from 26 February to 11 March. Please support the farmers and workers abroad who grow our food. With simple shopping choices you can get farmers a better deal. That means they can make their own decisions, control their futures and lead the dignified life everyone deserves.

THE CATHEDRAL
DEVELOPMENT CAMPAIGN
~ received a boost recently with the news that work could begin as soon as July this year! Father Mark Floody, Dean of the Cathedral, announced the news at Mass last weekend. Having raised a magnificent £2.4 million, our diocese is confident to authorise the beginning of this building project. To see Fr Mark’s presentation, please go to the Cathedral website northamptoncathedral.org/live/ and click on the recordings tab navigating to the homily of the Sunday Mass on 4th February recording; or to donate and/or find out more, please call Angela Madge on 01604 712065 OR email
cathedralcampaign@northamptondiocese.com

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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

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
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 Stations of the Cross
Friday: 8:30 am MASS
followed by Rosary
7:30pm Stations of the Cross
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

Friday: 2:00pm Stations of the Cross

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

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