Newsletter: 29th July 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Psalter Week 1
17th 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) Memorial – St Ignatius of Loyola
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
3.00pm (STA) Dementia Friendly Mass
Wednesday (STA) Memorial – St Alphonsus Liguori
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) Memorial – St John Vianney
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.

Requiescant in Pace:
Please pray for the souls of
Margaret Horton, whose Requiem Mass is on Tuesday, 31st July, 12:30 at All Saints Church.
Margaret Kennedy, whose Funeral Service is on Thursday 9th August, 12noon at St Thomas Aquinas 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 18th AUGUST (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: 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.

DIOCESAN RETREAT DAY
“Your God is my God”
Reflections based on the Book of Ruth
Saturday 20th October 10:30 am – 4 pm
£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

TAKING A BREAK FOR SUMMER
Children’s Liturgy at 6pm Vigil, 9am & 11am Mass and our Music Group at the 6pm Vigil & 11am Mass are now taking a summer break and will resume in September. Parents are very welcome to use the Church Meeting Room during Mass if young children become restless. Diaries for School Admissions will continue to be stamped as normal.

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

JOB VACANCY: Parish Secretary
Holy Cross, Bedford – Part time 6 hrs
We are currently recruiting for a Parish Secretary for the parish of Holy Cross in Bedford. The closing date for applications will be Tuesday 7th August 2018. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 14th August 2018.
For further details and an application form, please visit http://www.northamptondiocese.org/vacancies or call 01604 714840.

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

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