Newsletter: 3rd June 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

CORPUS CHRISTI 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

Week 9 Ordinary Time – Psalter Week 1
Monday (STA) Feria
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration

Tuesday (AS) Memorial – St Boniface
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) Solemnity – The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary

Saturday (STA) Memorial- Immaculate Heart of Mary
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

DEACON NOEL’S LAST SUNDAY
After 18 Years of faithful service as a Deacon in our Parish, Dcn Noel Guina is retiring from active ministry this Sunday after the 11am Mass. Noel was ordained a Deacon at All Saints Church, Bletchley on 8th July 2000 and has generously served the Parish for an additional 7 years beyond the normal retirement age of 75. Noel has politely requested “no fuss or gifts” as he wants to retire quietly and without any big celebration. Please pray for him as he begins yet another new chapter in his life.

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR JUNE 2018
Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for:
Universal: Social Networks
That social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their differences.

DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER AND VOCATION – JUNE
Month of Prayer for our Vocations to ministry in the Church – priesthood, diaconate, lay ministries.

REQUIESCAT IN PACE
Please pray for the souls of
Marie Teresa Lucas, whose Funeral Service will be at 1 pm on Wednesday 6th June at St Thomas Aquinas Church
Margaret Cecilia Holloway, whose Requiem Mass will be at 3 pm on Thursday 7th June at All Saints Church,
Dorothy Waller, Funeral Details to follow.
Rita Rosaleen Lysaght, whose Funeral Mass will be at 1:45pm on Monday 18th June at St Thomas Aquinas Church

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
Solemnity of Ss Peter & Paul -29th June
10am Mass – St Thomas Aquinas Church
11am Mass – All Saints Church
7pm Mass – All Saints Church

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT:
MONDAY 11th JUNE
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 Date … 09 July

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

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 Nazaret!h

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

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.

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.

WEST BLETCHLEY WELLBEING CENTRE
“Hello everyone, my name is Ewa. I am a parishioner and a volunteer counsellor at the Centre which provides free counselling for West Bletchley residents tackling issues such as anxiety, bereavement/loss, depression, relationship problems, alcohol, drug dependency, abuse and low self-esteem. Recent budget cuts have impacted the running costs of this service and subsequently has lead to this request for HELP. Could you support our stall at the West Bletchley Carnival on the 9th June? OR could you help with goods/services that we could raffle?
Can you help us to carry on the good work?” Thank you

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.

PRO-LIFE PETITION
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children has released a new petition:- “Stop the attack on peaceful freedom of expression and freedom to pray outside abortion centres”. See at the back of the church.
Please sign.

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

CATHOLIC SINGLES**
Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information visit http://www.catholicsingles.org.uk or tel. 0161 941 3498
**Disclaimer: Catholic Singles has no official association with the Parish of St Thomas Aquinas & All Saints. If you use this service you do so at your own discretion.

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION 2016/279
AND THE DATA PROTECTION ACT 2018
In accordance with the “Data Protection Rules” which came into force on 23rd May 2018 the Parish have implemented a new “Privacy Notice” which sets out clearly how personal data is used and stored within the Parish. The Privacy Notice can be viewed on the Parish Website: http://www.catholic-bletchley.com alternatively a paper copy is affixed to the notice board at the back of Church.

100 Club May 2018 Winners
1st Prize £25 Mrs H. A Roffey
2nd Prize £12 Mrs M Osgathorpe
3rd Prize £12 Mrs M O’Shaughnessy

With every blessing for the week ahead
Fr Christopher & Fr Benedetto

 

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