Newsletter: 22nd July 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Psalter Week 4
16th 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) Feast- St Bridget of Sweden
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
Tuesday(AS) Feria
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
Wednesday (STA) Feast- St James, Apostle
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Thursday (AS) Memorial- SS Joachim & Anne
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.

Requiescat in Pace:
Please pray for the soul of
Margaret Horton, whose Requiem Mass is on Tuesday, 31st July, 12:30 at All Saints Church.

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.

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

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.

APPEAL FOR ZAMBIA
Your response to this appeal is much appreciated but should there be any further cases available please leave in the Sacristy marked for ‘Angela White’.

NEW YEARS PANTO
“Don’t miss the ultimate pantomime adventure Robin Hood, starring one of the nation’s favourite soap actors – Shane Richie”
The Parish have secured 250 tickets for the performance at Milton Keynes Theatre on
Friday 4th January 2019, 7pm
Ticket Price £22.
Please fill in a ticket request form at the back of Church and return it to the Parish Office ASAP. First come, first served.
SEPO Presents …
‘A Night of Music’
7.30 pm Friday 27th July
MK Irish Centre
Tickets £5.
Proceeds to Parish Charity ‘Sepo’

APPEAL for Childrens’ T-Shirts {5-11 years}
We have recently heard of school children, in Zambia, whose t-shirts are literally ‘in tatters’.
They attend school in an extremely deprived area of the country and receive education outdoors. The clothing is scheduled to be despatched in August and should you be able to help, kindly leave any items (bagged) at the back of church marked for ‘Angela White’. Many thanks.

Job Vacancy – DIOCESE OF NORTHAMPTON
Tribunal Administrator – 32.5 hours per week – Based at Bishop’s House, Northampton
We are currently recruiting for a Tribunal Administrator. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Administrator to take on an interesting and varied role within the Catholic Church.
For full details and an application form, please visit http://www.northamptondiocese.org/vacancies or call 01604 714840. The closing date for applications will be Tuesday 24th July 2018.
DIOCESAN RETREAT DAY
“Your God is my God”
Reflections based on the Book of Ruth
Saturday 20th October 2018, 10:30 – 4pm
£30 including lunch and refreshments
The Brigetine Guest House, Fulmer Road, Iver Heath, Bucks, SL0 0NR.
To book a place call 01582 723312
or email: admin@nores.org.uk

END OF THE ACEDEMIC YEAR
FOR OUR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS!
We pray that all our staff and students will have an enjoyable Summer Holiday after a very successful and full academic year. We pray especially for those students moving on to new schools and for members of staff taking up new positions. Hope you now can all enjoy a well earned rest!

JULY 2018 100 Club Winners
£25 – E. Douglas
£12 – A. Too-Chung
£12 – D. Healy

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

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