Newsletter: Sunday 15th April 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK
Psalter Week 3

3rd Sunday of Easter 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) Feria
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: 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”
Our Diocese would like to keep you up-to-date with the latest news and information from Bishop Peter, the curial departments, our Catholic Cathedral in Northampton and our whole diocese. Each month, you can receive this information through an e-newsletter. To subscribe, visit the diocesan website at: http://www.northamptondiocese.org and enter your email address in the box in the top right hand corner of the page.

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 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

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

SECOND COLLECTION next weekend
Diocesan Priest Training Fund

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
8 PM Thursday 26th April
St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room
For parents who wish to have their children Baptised
In the coming weeks.

REQUIESCAT IN PACE
Please pray for the soul of
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 – Sacramentals 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.

MESSAGE FROM CAFOD
Thank you for your support to our Lent Fast Day appeal. Donations to CAFOD until 12 May will be doubled by the UK Government. We have planned a £5 million programme to combat malnutrition – and with it we hope to be able to reach 245,000 people – but we need the full amount of match funding to make it happen. You can help us reach the full amount needed for this crucial programme. We still have some way to go yet! To donate please go to cafod.org.uk/lent or call 0303 303 3030.

CAFOD – BLETCHLEY
The £ stall held last Sunday in aid of CAFOD raised £42.70. Many thanks for your continued support.

MILTON KEYNES MARATHON
Bank Holiday ~ 7th May
26.2 miles finishing at The Stadium
Please sponsor David Hanley, a parishioner, who is running on behalf of our Parish Charity, SEPO.

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS
3PM TUESDAY 24th APRIL
St Thomas Aquinas Church
An opportunity for those with Dementia and their carers to come together to celebrate Mass and spend some time together in a friendly and supportive environment.
All are very welcome to attend.

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 totaled 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.

WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE
Saturday 9th June
Departs All Saints Church 8:00am sharp!
Returns circa 8:00 pm
To book your seat please bring £12.65 (non-refundable fare) to Jo at the Parish Office or give it to one of the clergy in an envelope clearly marked with your details and contact number.
We always have a lovely time at Walsingham~ England’s Nazareth

KEEP OUR CHURCHES CLEAN!
Half eaten biscuits, sweets and chewing gum, water bottles and apple cores, chewed up paper and screwed up newsletters, pencils and pens are just some of the items that we have to clean up either on a Sunday afternoon or a Monday morning from both our Churches. Please help us! When you leave Church please take any items of personal litter with you or dispose of it in the bins in the Sacristy. Newsletters which are unwanted can be returned to the back of Church to be used again. If we all do a little bit it will make a BIG difference. Thank you!

MOBILE PHONES – shhhh!
A gentle reminder to check that your mobile phone is turned off or on silent before you enter the Church.

With every blessing for the week ahead

Fr Christopher, Fr Benedetto, Deacon Noel

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