Newsletter: 17th June 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Psalter Week 3
11th Sunday of Ordinary Time – 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 – Year II
Monday (STA) Feria
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
Tuesday (AS) Feast – Dedication of the Cathedral
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass (NO Adoration)
Wednesday (STA) Memorial – St Alban
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Thursday (AS) Memorial – St Aloysius Gonzaga
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Friday (STA) NO MASS TODAY
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

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED ON MONDAY 18TH JUNE

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.

REQUIESCANT IN PACE
Please pray for the souls of
Rita Rosaleen Lysaght, whose Funeral Mass will be at 1:45pm on Monday 18th June at St Thomas Aquinas Church.
Dorothy Waller, whose Funeral Mass will be at 1:30pm on Friday 22nd June at All Saints Church

DATES 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

NO MASS in St Thomas Aquinas Church on
Friday 22nd June 8.30 am due to Patronal Mass of
ST ALBAN at Bishop Parker School at 9:15 am

FEAST of Sts John FISHER and Thomas MORE and
Day of Prayer for the Persecuted & Oppressed
moved from the 22nd June to the 26th June @ All Saints.

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS
3 pm Tuesday 26th June: 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.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT:
MONDAY 9th JULY
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.

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

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 –

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.

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.

CAFOD – Share the Journey
A walk in solidarity with those fleeing from war, disaster and poverty 2 pm Saturday 30th June starting from All Saints Church Whaddon Way walking to St Thomas Aquinas Church Fenny Stratford – short service and refreshments on arrival.
Contact Maggie on 07504 343133

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.

DIOCESAN VACANCIES:
Parish Youth Liaison Worker (Full Time)
We are currently recruiting for this post , to join our youth office, NYMO. Closing date Monday 25th June.
Marriage & Family Life Project Worker
(15 hours/week: 2 year fixed term contract)
We are currently recruiting for this post to develop Catholic Marriage Preparation in the Diocese.
Closing date Monday 16th July.
Visit http://www.northamtondiocese.org/vacancies
OR phone 01604 714840

PARISH SAFEGUARDING
Awareness Session for Group Leaders
All Group Leaders in the parish are invited to an awareness session entitled ‘What is exploitation?’ on 2nd October 2018 at St Mary’s Parish Hall, Aspley Hill, Woburn Sands, MK17 8NN. Arrival at 1.30pm for a 2pm start until 3.30pm. The session is being facilitated by the Thames Valley Police Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Manager, under the theme of safeguarding and vulnerability . Please contact Marie Day (Parish Safeguarding Rep) if interested.

REVISED ROTA FOR EXTRA-ORDINARY MINISTERS Of HOLY COMMUNION AT ALL SAINTS.
Following Deacon Noel’s retirement we now need an extra Minister of Holy Communion at the 9am & 11am Sunday Masses at All Saints. To this end we have amended the existing rota. If you are a minister at either of these masses please take a look. Copies are available. Any queries please speak to Ron Graham or one of the clergy.

ANNUAL HOLIDAY
Fr Christopher is taking his annual holiday from Sunday 10th June until Monday 25th June. In his absence please direct all clergy matters to Fr Benedetto and all general enquires to Jo at the Parish Office. Fr Gladson Dabre OSA an Augustinian Priest from London will be helping out in the Parish while Fr Christopher is away.

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

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