Newsletter: 5th August 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Psalter Week 2
18th 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 – Transfiguration of the Lord
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) Memorial – St Dominic
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Thursday (AS) Feast – St Teresa Benedicta
of the Cross
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Friday (STA) Feast – St Lawrence
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Saturday (STA) Memorial – St Clare
9:30am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
10:00-10:30am CONFESSIONS

STA: St Thomas Aquinas Church, Sycamore Ave, MK2 2JE
AS: All Saints Church, Shenley Rd, MK3 6HG

FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR AUGUST 2018
Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for: The treasure of Families. That any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.

DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER AND VOCATION – AUGUST
Month of Prayer for Marriage and Family Life – World Meeting of Families (22-27 August),

Requiescant in Pace:
Please pray for the soul of
Sidney Lines, whose Funeral Service is on Tuesday
7th August, 2pm at All Saints Church.
Gerda Green, whose Funeral Mass is on Wednesday
8th August, 1:45pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church.
Margaret Kennedy, whose Funeral Service is on Thursday 9th August, 12noon at St Thomas Aquinas Church.
Veronica Okwonko, who died at home last week.
Funeral Details to follow.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY
Wednesday 15th August
A Holy Day of Obligation

Vigil MASS (Tue) 7:30pm St Thomas Aquinas Church
10:00am MASS St Thomas Aquinas Church
7:30pm MASS All Saints Church

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED
Friday 10th August until Monday 27th August. Re-opens Tuesday 28st August. The Parish Clergy can still be contacted by phone for urgent matters.

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.

THANK YOU…for the very generous response to the appeal for T-Shirts for children in Zambia. A large quantity is now on its way!
WOOL for handicrafts is now needed. If you can help, please leave ‘bagged’ marked for Angela White. Thanks

WELCOME BACK FR CLEMENT
Our good friend Fr Clement will be arriving from Kenya on 8th August and will be spending a couple of months with us in the parish as he enjoys some rest and relaxation and provides some cover while Fr Benedetto and Fr Christopher take some time off. Fr Clement is very keen to meet new parishioners as well as old ones. If you would like him to call in for a visit, a house blessing or a meal etc please contact the Parish Office.

DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A CATHOLIC?
If you are considering becoming a Catholic, or would like a bit of a refresher, then please contact the Parish Office and Register for the 2018-19 “Journey in Faith Course”. The Course will begin on Thursday 6th September 2018 at St Thomas Aquinas Church, 7.30 – 9 pm and will continue on Thursday evenings until Easter 2019.
Weekly Sunday Mass attendance is essential for those who will be received into the Church at Easter 2019.

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP
18th AUGUST … meets once a month on Saturday
3:00-5:00pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room.
Future Dates:
22nd September / 20th October / 24th November / 15th December

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS
3 pm Tuesday 28th August: St Thomas Aquinas
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.

NEW YEAR’S 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

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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