Newsletter: 14th October 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Psalter Week 4
28th 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) Memoria – At Teresa of Avila
9:30am Divine Mercy Chaplet
10:00am Holy Mass (No Adoration Today)

Tuesday (AS) Feria
9:30am Divine Mercy Chaplet
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration

Wednesday (STA) Memoria -St Ignatius of Antioch
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary

Thursday (AS) Feast – St Luke the Evangelist
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary

Friday (STA) Opt. Memorial – St Paul of the Cross
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

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS SUNDAY
Part of the Diocesan Year of Prayer and Vocation
To mark “Catholic Schools Sunday” students from our Parish Schools will be taking part in our 6pm Vigil Mass and 11am Sunday Mass. There will also be a talk at the 6pm Vigil, 9am and 11am Masses by Mr Robert Mundy our Executive Head
Teacher of the Bletchley Catholic Schools Federation. Please pray for our Catholic Schools and the vital role they play in evangelization and the Mission of the Church.

SECOND COLLECTION today:
Catholic Teacher’s Training Fund

INDONESIA EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI
– what are we doing? CAFOD has joined forces with the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to reach tens of thousands of people affected by Indonesia’s devastating tsunami. More than 1,500 people have been killed and thousands of homes have been destroyed after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, which triggered a tsunami, struck Central Sulawesi Province, Indonesia, on Friday 28 September. Our Caritas aid workers on the ground have a wealth of experience responding to this type of disaster and are already present in two dioceses near the affected area – Makassar in South Sulawesi and Manado in North Sulawesi. They are being supported by our sister agency Catholic Relief Service (CRS) who are already addressing the immediate needs of survivors, with clean drinking water and food, shelter – tents tarpaulin, and blankets – medical and health services, alongside solar and fuel oil, due to fuel shortages. Please help our brothers and sisters in Indonesia who have lost everything – there are CAFOD donation boxes at both churches or at http://www.cafod.org.uk/donations.

REQUIESCANT IN PACE – Please pray for the soul of
Peggie Halsey, who died on 2nd October.
Funeral to be announced
Deirdre Gleeson, who died on 27th September.
Funeral at St Thomas Aquinas Church on Monday
15th October at 11.15am

PARISH STATISTICS “Head Count”
This is the last weekend for our Mass count. Can collectors please count all adults and children including those serving at the Altar.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
3.30-5:00 pm All Saints Church Meeting Room
Future Dates: 12 November; 10 December.

OUR LADY’S MONTH OF OCTOBER
The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin. The Rosary will be prayed by the Legion of Mary after each weekday Mass this month.

PARISH FAYRE: Save the Date Saturday 24th November
We will be holding this year’s Christmas Fayre at Bishop Parker School on Saturday 24th November. This will be the Parish’s main fund raising event and is always well supported. Why not come along & see the improvements that have been made to the school. Also ample parking has been agreed with the local businesses on Barton Road, so there will be no issues with parking. As usual we will be seeking donations and will provide a timetable for items to be donated in the next few weeks. If you are interested in helping out, or have any new ideas that we could incorporate, please contact the Parish office or Mags Holloway on 07886196804.

SPUC CAMPAIGN – Postcards to your MP!
Please send a SPUC postcard (available at the back of Church) to your MP (Iain Stewart MK South) to ask him to vote against Diana Johnson’s Ten-Minute Bill on Tuesday 23rd October. If successful the Bill could lead to changes in the law that would remove effective legal protection for unborn babies and their mothers in Northern Ireland and also in England and Wales.

ADVANCE NOTICE(S) – SCHOOL ADMISSIONS
2019 Catholic Primary School Admissions
Completed 2018 diaries will be collected in after the 6pm Vigil; 9am &11am Mass on the weekend of 1st /2nd December (Advent Sunday). If there is a sufficient record of attendance (stamps) then we will notify Bishop Parker School and St Thomas Aquinas School directly. We will inform you by email if a “Certificate of Catholic Practice” has been issued. If you are applying for another Catholic Primary School then please contact the Parish Office after you have received a confirmation email and Fr Christopher will complete any necessary forms. Please remember that a Certificate of Catholic Practice does not guarantee a school place but does support your application. In the event of over subscription “Admissions Criteria” are applied. The “Admissions Policy” for each school can be viewed on their respective websites. Please ensure that you collect and complete all the necessary supplementary forms when applying for a school place which can be obtained from School Reception.
2020 School Admissions for Catholic Primary Schools
If you will be applying for a Catholic Primary School place in 2020 you will need to obtain a “Certificate of Catholic Practice” to support your application. Certificates are issued to all those who complete a Parish 2019 Diary which is stamped at the beginning and end of Sunday Mass as a record of your child’s attendance.
There is a meeting for interested parents on Monday 3rd December, 7pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room (MK2 2JE), where you will able to register and collect a diary.

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP Next Meeting: 20th October 2018 This group meets once a month on a Saturday 3:00-5:00pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room. Future Dates: 24th November / 15th December

MK PASTORAL AREA HEALING SERVICE
As part of our preparation towards Advent, we are pleased to announce that a Healing Service with Holy Mass will be held for all parishes in Milton Keynes. The service will include a time for Adoration, Confessions, Praise and Worship and Holy Mass. It will be a special time of inner healing and waiting on the Lord. For more information, please email mkprayers@outlook.com or call 07725200866
Date: Saturday 27th October 2018 at 4pm
Venue: Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, St Paul’s School Campus Moorgate, Leadenhall MK6 5EN
Celebrant and Speaker: Rev Fr Gladson Dabre OSA.

LUX ‘GOLD’
Kings Park Conference Centre, Northampton
1st – 3rd February 2019
A fun residential weekend for young Catholics aged 11-18 years. Contact Fiona on 01582 720627 or
Email Fiona@nymo.org

‘FLAME’ 2019
Wembley Arena
Saturday 2nd March 2019
Price £20 (ticket price only). Contact Fiona on
01582 720627 or email Fiona@nymo,org

FAMILY FIREWORKS
Bishop Parker School have organised a Fireworks Evening for Friday 9th November 6pm-8pm.
Price £3 each / Family of 4 £10.
This is always a very popular event and the tickets are available now from Bishop Parker School Office .

BOOKS FOR SALE at the back of All Saints Church
£1. per book: Donations from the sale will go towards our Parish Project ’SEPO’ in Zambia. We do ask, however, that these books are not read during Mass.

TEACHER OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (TMS/UPS )
St Paul’s Catholic School
The Governors have an exciting opportunity to recruit a teacher to join this successful and thriving department in September 2019. The person appointed with be an excellent teacher, able to teach across KS3, KS4 and KS5 and to enthuse, encourage and help pupils achieve the best that is possible. Closing date: 5 November at 9 am
Details/Application Form: http://www.st-pauls.org.uk or
Email enquiries@st-pauls.org.uk or call 01908 669735

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

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