Newsletter: Sunday 8th April 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Psalter Week 2
2nd Sunday of Easter (Low Sunday) Year B
Divine Mercy Sunday
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

DIVINE MERCY FEAST DAY
SUNDAY 8th APRIL at ALL SAINTS CHURCH
Confessions from 2:30 pm
Devotions 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Light refreshments in the Meeting Room afterwards.
All Most Welcome

During the week
Monday (STA) Solemnity, Annunciation of the BVM
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) St Stanislaus
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary

Thursday (AS) Feria
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary

Friday (STA) Feria
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary

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 APRIL 2018 Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for Universal: For Those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters. That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES – Dublin 2018
In August 2018, Pope Francis will be visiting Dublin,
Ireland for the World Meeting of Families. NYMO are
inviting young adults aged 16-30yrs to be a part of this
amazing opportunity. If you are interested and for more
information, please email : fiona@nymo.org or call 01582 720627.

DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER AND VOCATION – April
Month of Prayer celebrating our Baptismal Vocation
especially the contribution of single people to the
Church.

DIOCESAN “E-NEWSLETTER”
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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT – MONDAY 9th APRIL
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 14 May: 11 June: 09 July

PARISH COLLECTION GIVING ENVELOPES
Ready for Collection at All Saints Church {on the heaters}.

PETITION AGAINST DECRIMINALISING ABORTION
Some medical bodies are calling for abortion to be decriminalised ( i.e. having no legal restraints). There is a SPUC petition at the back of the church asking the Prime Minister not to give parliamentary support to these calls. Please sign. Thank you

DIOCESAN MASS FOR MARRIED LIFE
The annual Mass to celebrate married life, which was
postponed due to inclement weather in early March, will
now take place on Saturday, 14th April at Holy Family Catholic Church, 226 Trelawney Avenue, Langley, Slough, SL3 7UD at 12 noon. All are welcome to attend and if you are celebrating a significant milestone, please email Eamonn & Paola McMorrow at mfl@northamptondiocese.com
or call 07412 151517.

VOCATIONS WEEKEND
The Diocese of Northampton will be holding a Vocations
Weekend for men who would like to explore a vocation
to the priesthood. The weekend will be held at
Northampton Cathedral from 13th to 15th April.
Accommodation will be provided. For more details,
please contact Fr Mark Floody at the Cathedral on 01604
714556. Please remember our students and those
attending the weekend in your prayers.

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP … meets on Saturdays
3:00-5:00 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room
Future Dates: 28th APRIL / 19th May / 23rd June / 21st July
18th August / 22nd September / 20th October /
24th November / 15th December.

MARRIAGE CARE – specialists in relationship support
We are the national Catholic charity offering professional relationship counselling to all types of couples and individuals at no fixed charge. We currently have some capacity for couples counselling which takes part in the West Bletchley Counselling Centre across the road from All Saints Church on Whaddon Road. So if your relationship is in crisis or just feels frayed around the edges (or you know someone who needs our help) we can help you and your partner to explore ways of repairing any damage. We are a strong Marriage Care centre here in Bletchley and want to help. So why not give us a call? Call 0800 389 3801 to make an appointment or visit our website for more information. http://www.marriagecare.org.uk

CAFOD The latest CAFOD coffee events raised £149. Many thanks for your continued support.

CAFOD ‘LENT FAST DAY’ raised £1,385. Many thanks.

NEW UK DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS come into effect in May 2018 and will mean stricter policies in the way Parishes handle personal data. We are currently awaiting directions from the Diocese on the new policies. As is the case already however please be aware that our Parish Office is not permitted to share addresses and telephone numbers with third parties. We politely ask therefore not to request such information from the Clergy or Parish Office or from the SVP or Legion of Mary.

REQUIESCAT IN PACEM
Please pray for the soul of
Patricia Morton, whose body will be received into All Saints Church on Monday 9th April at 4pm. The Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday 10th April, 11:15am at All Saints Church.
Marian Mathai, whose Funeral Mass is at 11am on Wednesday 25th April at All Saints Church.

BLOOD & WATER
The Church and Her Sacraments
This 6 weeks course will address the Catholic Church’s teachings on the sacraments. What are the sacraments, their origin and meanings? How can we as Catholic engage fully in sacramental life?
19th April Session One – Baptism and Confirmation
26th April Session Two – The Eucharist
10th May Session Three – -The Sacraments of Healing
17th May Session Four – Holy Matrimony
24th May Session Five – Holy Orders
31st May Session Six – Sacramental and Funerals
The sessions will take place on Thursdays (dates shown above) from 8pm to 9pm in St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room (MK2 2JE). It is advised that parishioners wishing to attend this programme will need a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

APPOINTMENT OF A NEW EXECUTIVE DEPUTY HEADTEACHER FOR BLETCHLEY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS FEDERATION Following a successful interview process the Governors are delighted to announce that our new Executive Deputy Headteacher of the Bletchley Schools Federation is Miss Roisin O’Loughlin. Roisin has worked within the Federation since 2010, at St Thomas Aquinas School, and is very excited about taking on this new position. Please pray for Roisin as she prepares to take up her new role in September.

THANK YOU
The Family of the late Rose Scott wish to record their sincere thanks for all your Mass Intentions: Prayers: and messages of Sympathy following Rose’s death.
And also for your truly exceptional monetary donations given at and after her funeral. These totalled over £1500 and will be distributed to the nominated Charities: Willen Hospice and Society of St Vincent de Paul Bletchley Conference. On their behalf also a big THANK YOU.

MANY THANKS once again for the generosity of your Easter Offering for your Priests which provides Fr Benedetto and myself with a modest income until Christmas. Deacon Noel joins us in thanking you for your many cards and Easter gifts.
May the joy of the Resurrection fill your lives this Easter
and throughout the year.
With every blessing for the week ahead

Fr Christopher, Fr Benedetto, Deacon Noel

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