Newsletter: 12th August 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Psalter Week 3
19th 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 Maximilian Kolbe
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration

* Holy Day of Obligation *
(STA) 7:30pm Vigil Mass of the Assumption
Wednesday Solemnity – Assumption of the BVM
(STA) 10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
(AS) 7:30pm Holy Mass

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 Ave, MK2 2JE
AS: All Saints Church, Shenley Rd, MK3 6HG

POPE 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 souls of
Veronica Okwonko, who died at home last week.
Funeral Details to follow.
Michael Werboweckyj, whose Requiem Mass is on Wednesday 22nd August, 12:30 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church.
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.

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
8 PM THURSDAY 30th AUGUST
St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room
For parents who wish to have their children Baptised in the coming weeks.

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.
APPEAL for WOOL for after-school club in Zambia. If you can help, please leave ‘bagged’ (at the back of Church)
Marked for ‘Angela White’. Thanks for your support.

WELCOME BACK FR CLEMENT
Our good friend Fr Clement is with us again this year, from Kenya, and will be spending a couple of months 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
This group meets once a month on a 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

SEPO ‘A Night of Music’ event, raised £840.
Many thanks for your generosity and support.

SVP kindly requests your help with the following items for the homeless- Bedding , small sofas, kitchen utensils, brooms, vacuum cleaners, toasters , kettles, towels,
tea cloths – please call the SVP hotline number 07788796378 leave a message and pick up will be arranged. Thank you

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

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