Newsletter: 4th March 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

3rd Sunday of LENT – Year B
6:00pm(Sat) (STA) Vigil Holy Mass
7:30am (STA) Holy Mass
9:00am (AS) Holy Mass
11:00am (AS) Holy Mass
6:30pm (AS) Holy Mass

During the week
Monday (STA) Feria
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration

Tuesday (AS) Feria
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration

Wednesday (STA) SS. Perpetua & Felicity
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Stations of the
Cross
Thursday (AS) Feria
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary

Friday (STA) Feria
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
7:30pm Stations of the Cross
Friday (AS)
2:00pm Stations of the Cross

Saturday (STA) Feria
9:30am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
10:00-10:30am CONFESSIONS

STA: St Thomas Aquinas Church, Sycamore Avenue, MK2 2JE
AS: All Saints Church, Shenley Road,
MK3 6HG

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR
MARCH 2018
Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for Evangelization: “Formation is Spiritual Discernment” That the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation is spiritual discernment, both on the personal and communitarian levels.

Diocesan Year of Prayer and Vocation
March 2018
Month of Prayer for Repentance and Forgiveness.
Bishop Peter encourages us all this month to spend time before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS Today
3 pm Sunday 4th March ~ All Saints Church
Followed by Refreshments: All Most Welcome

AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED
This weekend we warmly welcome Dr Heather Ward who returns to the Parish to remind us of the work being done by this amazing charity. Dr Ward will speak at all our Masses and there will be a second collection. Please give as generously as you can to support our persecuted Christian brothers and sisters!

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

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!

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 the back of Church: £3.75p each

TRAINING SESSION for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (Eucharistic Ministers)
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:

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.

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.

AN INVITATION FROM BEDFORD
A new icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be blessed during a Lent Afternoon of Reflection on Saturday, 10th March 2018 at Saint Philip & Saint James’ Church in Bedford MK41 7BX. The Miraculous Relic Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe will also be present. All welcome!
12.00pm – Angelus & Devotions
1.00pm – Bring and share lunch
2.00pm – Stations of the Cross
3.15pm – Adoration & Confessions
4.00pm – Vigil Mass (fulfils Sunday Obligation)
5.00pm – Laetare Sunday Refreshments!
PARISH LENT DEVOTION
40 HOURS FOR THE LORD (QUARANTORE)
19th – 22nd March 2018
St Thomas Aquinas Church
Each Day will consist of 10 hours of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
The programme for each day will be:
10:00am HOLY MASS
followed by Exposition and Morning Prayer
11:00am Holy Rosary
(priest available to hear Confessions)
12 noon Midday Prayer with Talk
3:00pm Divine Mercy Chaplet
4:30pm Evening Prayer
7:00pm Holy Rosary
(priest available to hear Confessions)
7:40pm Compline and Benediction
8:00pm HOLY MASS

Please note that there will be NO Masses celebrated at All Saints during these days of Devotion.

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School
Teacher Vacancies
FULL TIME TEACHER REQUIRED – APRIL 2018
We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic, engaging and inspirational teachers to work as part of our “outstanding” team, from April 2018.
Closing date: Friday 16th March 2018
Interview date: Friday 23rd March 2018

FULL TIME PERMANENT TEACHERS REQUIRED – SEPTEMBER 2018
Applications from students who will be NQTs in September 2018 are very welcome and a financial package would be available to support successful candidates as they complete their teacher training commitments and during the summer recess. The school can offer a very effective induction programme for newly qualified staff.
Closing date: Friday 16th March 2018
Interview date: Friday 23rd March 2018

Website:www.st-thomasaquinas.co.uk
Email: office@st-thomasaquinas.co.uk

With every blessing for the week ahead
Fr Christopher, Fr Benedetto, Deacon Noel

 

 

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