Newsletter: 20th May 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK
PENTECOST Sunday
6:00pm(Sat) (STA) Vigil Holy Mass
11:00pm(Sat) (STA) Vigil of Pentecost Mass
7:30am (STA) Holy Mass
9:00am (AS) Holy Mass
11:00am (AS) Holy Mass
6:30pm (AS) Holy Mass

Week 7 Ordinary Time – Psalter Week 3
Monday (STA) Memorial – Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of the Church
9:30am Divine Mercy Chaplet
10:00am Holy Mass followed by
Adoration & Rosary
Tuesday (AS) Memorial – St Rita of Cascia
9:30am Divine Mercy Chaplet
10:00am Holy Mass followed by
Adoration & Rosary
Wednesday (STA) Feria
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary

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

Friday (STA) Memorial – St Bede the Venerable
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Saturday (STA) Memorial – St Philip Neri
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

FAREWELL BUT NOT GOODBYE to Deacon Noel
After 18 Years of faithful service as a Deacon in our Parish, Dcn Noel Guina has decided to retire at the beginning of June. Noel was ordained a Deacon at All Saints Church, Bletchley on 8th July 2000 and has served under three Parish Priests. He has had a number of responsibilities in the Parish not least his involvement in the Journey in Faith Programme, Baptism Preparation and Divine Mercy Devotions. Noel has done all this while continuing to work at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office at Hanslope Park, a position from which he will also be retiring from at the end a May. Noel politely requests “no fuss or gifts” as he wants to retire quietly and without any big party. His final Mass will therefore be at 11am on Sunday 3rd June. Our prayers and our love go with him.

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR MAY 2018 Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for:
Evangelisation: The Mission of the Laity
That the lay faithful may fulfill their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today.

REQUIESCAT IN PACE
Please pray for the soul of
Deborah Thompson, whose Funeral Service will be at 3:00pm on Monday 21st May at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

FOOD BANK APPEAL
We are running short of long life juice/tinned fish/pasta sauce. Your support is greatly appreciated.

BEREAVEMENT RETREAT
For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one
1st – 3rd June 2018 at Minster Abbey, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 4HF Cost by Donation. A small group form Bletchley are attending. To book a place
please telephone 01843 821254

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 11 June: 09 July

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP 26th MAY … meets on Saturdays 3:00-5:00 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room. Future Dates: 23rd June / 21st July /
18th August / 22nd September / 20th October /
24th November / 15th December

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?
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

PARISH SOCIAL – PLANNING MEETING
We will be having another “Flavours of the World” event in the summer – if you would like to be involved in any way please come along to a meeting on Monday 21st May at 7pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room.
All welcome.

VISIT TO CANON MICHAEL HARRISON in Corby
A small group of Parishioners are planning an outing to see Fr Michael Harrison, (now Parish Priest in Corby) on Sunday 8th July 2018 and to attend the 10:15am Mass in his Parish of Our Lady Walsingham, Corby, 71 Occupation Road, NN17 1EE. If you would like to join them please contact Cecilia on 01908 379327 or cs.arogundade@btinternet.com
Transport will be by car share.

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

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

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
8 PM THURSDAY 31st MAY
St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room
For parents who wish to have their children Baptised in the coming weeks.

CONGRATULATIONS to David who ran the full marathon on Monday in 4 hrs 44 mins. If you have sponsored him we will be collecting after Mass. Alternatively, drop your ‘named envelope’ into the Presbytery. Many thanks.

CURIAL VACANCIES – HR and Finance Administrator (Full Time) Diocesan Property Coordinator (Full Time)
There are currently two new curial roles being advertised on the Diocese website based in Northampton. For further details please visit http://www.northamptondiocese.org/vacancies or call Paula Wynn, Diocesan HR Advisor on 01604 714840. The closing date for applications will be Monday 21st May 2018.

HEAD TEACHER VACANCY
St John Fisher Catholic Primary School, St Albans is looking to recruit an inspiring and outstanding headteacher to lead our school into the future. The role is ideal for a current Deputy Headteacher who is a practising Catholic. If you are interested, please look on http://www.teachinherts.com under St John Fisher for further details or contact the Chair of Governors (Chris Baker) governors@sjfisher.herts.sch.uk for an application pack.

ANNUAL ALTAR SERVERS MASS
12 Noon Saturday 16th June
Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate and
St Thomas of Canterbury.
Celebrant: Rt Rev Peter Doyle (Bishop of Northampton)
A great occasion when Altar Servers, their families, friends, parishioners come together to thank God for their ministry of service. Altar servers are asked to be at the Cathedral from 11 am onwards. Following the Mass, there will be a buffet lunch.

THE LANGUAGES: MK SHOW
A free event at the Rivers Centre in West Bletchley, Humber Way, on Saturday 30th June 10am – 2pm. Taster lessons of different languages including sign language and lip-reading, a languages café, professional development sessions and cultural demonstrations. For more information call Philip Allsop on 01908 556705 or see website. To book online for free taster lessons, visit http://www.open.ac.uk/languages-mk.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
24th – 31st AUGUST
If you are interested as an assisted pilgrim or helper,
please visit: http://www.catholicassociation.co.uk or call
the local contact: Deacon Michael Fleming – myf@btinternet.com CA Hospitalitie President:
Anne Hoskins – president@catholicassociation.co.uk

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

 

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