Newsletter: 29th April 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK
Psalter Week 1
5th 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) Memorial – St Joseph the Worker
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
Wednesday (STA) Memorial – St Athanasius
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Thursday (AS) Feast – SS Philip and James
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Friday (STA) Feast- Martyrs of England
& Wales
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Saturday (STA) Feria
9:30am No Mass
4.30pm – 5pm 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.

REQUIESCAT IN PACE
Please pray for the soul of

Fr Anthony (Tony) Harris who died peacefully at his home in Luton. Fr Tony served as Parish Priest of Bletchley from 1969 to 1974. Ordained a Priest on 25th April 1954 he was previously with the Redemptorist Fathers before being incardinated in Northampton Diocese in 1966. Fr Tony’s body will be received into Sacred Heart Church, Leighton Buzzard at 4:45pm on Tuesday 8th May. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated the following at 11am.

Peter Daly whose Funeral Mass is at 1:30pm on Wednesday 2nd May at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

MASS OF CONFIRMATION with Bishop Peter
Please pray for our Confirmandi who are to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at 7:30pm on Wednesday 9th May at All Saints Church.

DIOCESAN “E-NEWSLETTER”
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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

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS
Next Sunday (6th May), 3pm All Saints Church
Everyone Welcome!

THE ASCENTION OF THE LORD – Mass Times
Thursday 10th May
The Bishop’s of England and Wales have decided to move this Holy Day of Obligation from a Sunday back to a Thursday. Mass times in the Parish are:
8am St Thomas Aquinas School
10am All Saints Church
12noon St Thomas Aquinas Church
7:30pm St Thomas Aquinas Church

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASSES
Please pray for our Children preparing for
First Holy Communion.
11am Saturday May 5th – St Thomas Aquinas Church
(Children in non-Catholic Schools)

10am Saturday 12th May – All Saints Church (Group 1)
12:30pm Saturday 12th May- All Saints Church (Group 2)
(Yr 3 Children from St Thomas Aquinas School)

11am Saturday 19th May – St Thomas Aquinas Church
(Yr 3 Children from Bishop Parker School)

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

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?
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 Church (MK2 2JE). It is advised that parishioners wishing to attend this programme will need a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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

MESSAGE FROM CAFOD
Donations to CAFOD until 12 May will be doubled by the UK Government. We have planned a £5 million programme to combat malnutrition but we need the full amount of match funding to make it happen. We still have some way to go yet! To donate please go to cafod.org.uk/lent or call 0303 303 3030

MARY’s MONTH OF MAY
The Legion of Mary will be leading ‘The Rosary’
after the weekday Masses during May.

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

MAY DEVOTIONS Saturday 19th May
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, BEDFORD
Guest Speaker: Brenden Thompson
9am-12noon Ss Philip & James Church, Bedford (MK41 0DP)
4pm-7pm Holy Cross Church, Bedford (MK41 7BX)
See poster at back of church for more details

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

CONCERT 2 pm Monday 30th April
Church Centre Water Eaton
Children from Pepper Hill and Stanton Schools with Water Eaton Community Voices. Everyone Welcome

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!

 

With every blessing for the week ahead

Fr Christopher, Fr Benedetto, Deacon Noel

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