Newsletter: 8th July 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Psalter Week 2
14th 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) Feria
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass (NO Adoration)
Wednesday (STA) Feast – St Benedict, Abbot
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 JULY 2018
Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for: Evangelisation: Priests and their Pastoral Ministry That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.

DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER AND VOCATION – JULY
Month of Prayer for our Sick and Housebound and those who care for them and their vocation within the church.

SECOND COLLECTION this weekend:
Apostleship of the Sea

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 28th JULY (Please note this is a changed date from 21st July) … meets on Saturdays 3:00-5:00 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room. Future Dates: 18th August /22nd September / 20th October / 24th November / 15th December

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS
3 pm Tuesday 31st July: 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.

MISSIO – AN INVITATION
Bishop Peter will be attending the Missio Mission Animation Day on Saturday 14th July in SS Phillip and James Church, Bedford (MK41 7BX). The day is open to everyone not just those associated with Missio. The day begins at 9.30am with a Votive Mass of Our Lady, lunch is included and ends with a Vigil Mass at 4pm. Missio is the Catholic Church’s official charity for overseas mission.

REV DEACON DAVID DONAGHUE
David Donaghue, a student for the Priesthood who was on placement with us here in Bletchley in January has now been ordained as a transitional Deacon at Oscott College. This completes 5 years of study and he has 1 year before he is, God willing, ordained a priest for our diocese. Photos from the day can be viewed on the Oscott College Facebook page (you do not need to login to facebook to view these pages!). Please keep Deacon David and our other Seminarians in your prayers!

DIOCESAN VACANCY:
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

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES
The Diocese of Northampton are looking for new members to join our local Safeguarding Commission. If you have current safeguarding knowledge and expertise, then you would be an ideal candidate! This is a valuable way in which to become part of the safeguarding structure for our diocese and provides an opportunity to make a difference. As a Member, your role will include attendance at Commission meetings, which take place four times a year in Northampton. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Commission Member, please contact Danielle Dixon on 01604 723514. For further information, please refer to the Safeguarding Commission page of the Diocesan website.

Advance Notice – 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.

APPEAL FOR ZAMBIA
43 cases, packed with ‘unmentionable’ treasures are now with the Sisters in Lusaka. More cases ,,, cases … please as Sisters returning in October. Please leave in Sacristy. Many thanks Angela White.

SUMMER CAMP – ALTON CASTLE
29th July – 2nd August
There are still a few places available for this year’s Summer Camp at Alton Castle. Coach travel is provided from Slough and Northampton with other stops possible if demand is sufficient.
With archery, climbing, dance, abseiling, messy games, daily Mass, Reconciliation, talks, walks, a day at Alton Towers theme park, a surprise day out, sleeping in a castle and so much more this is truly a great opportunity. Contact Fiona at: fiona@nymo.org to book a place. So if you know 11-18yr olds who want to enjoy their faith with other young Catholics please let them know about Summer Camp.

SEPO Presents … ‘A Night of Music’
7.30 pm Friday 27th July ~ MK Irish Centre
Tickets £5. Proceeds to Parish Charity ‘Sepo’

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

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