Newsletter: 28th October 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK
Psalter Week 2
30th 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 Divine Mercy Chaplet
10:00am Mass followed by Adoration with Rosary
Tuesday (AS) Feria
9:30am Divine Mercy Chaplet
10:00am Mass followed by Adoration with Rosary
3.00pm Dementia friendly Mass
Wednesday (STA) Feria
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary

* Holy Day of Obligation *
(STA) 7:30pm Vigil Mass of All Saints
Thursday Solemnity – ALL SAINTS
(AS) 10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
(STA) 7:00pm Holy Mass in Italian
(AS) 7:30pm Holy Mass

Friday – Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed
ALL SOULS’ DAY
(STA) 8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
(STA) 10:00am Holy Mass in Latin
(AS) 12:00 noon Holy Mass in Italian
(STA) 7:30pm Holy Mass
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 OCTOBER 2018
Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for:
The Mission of Religious. That consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves and be present among the poor, the marginalised and those who have no voice.

DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER AND VOCATION
OCTOBER: Month of Prayer for our schools, for our young people and their vocation within the Church.

TODAY we welcome to Mass a speaker from the
St Vincent de Paul Society to talk about their work.

INDONESIA EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI
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.

REQUIESCAT IN PACE – Please pray for the soul of
(Margaret) Peggie Halsey, whose Funeral Service will be on Thursday 1st November, 1pm at the Willow Chapel, Crownhill Crematorium.

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS
3pm Tuesday 30th October
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.

ALL SAINTS DAY – Thursday 1st November
A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
7:30 pm Vigil MASS (Wed) St Thomas Aquinas Church
10:00 am Holy MASS All Saints Church
7:00 pm Italian MASS St Thomas Aquinas Church
7:30 pm MASS All Saints Church

ALL SOULS DAY – Friday 2nd November
8:30 am MASS St Thomas Aquinas Church
10:00 am LATIN MASS St Thomas Aquinas Church
12 Noon Italian Mass All Saints Church
7:30 pm SUNG MASS St Thomas Aquinas Church

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: Saturday 24th November
Donations needed for the Parish Fayre. We are looking for donations of items on the following Sundays:
4th November: Bottles of Drink
11th November: Sweet & Candles
18th November: Soft Drinks & Bottles of Drink
24th November: Freshly baked cakes {On the day}
Please bring any donations to Mass and leave them in the Sacristy. If you would like to help with the Fayre as a volunteer please contact 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.

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: 4pm Saturday 27th October 2018
Venue: Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, St Paul’s School Campus Moorgate, Leadenhall MK6 5EN

FAMILY FIREWORKS ~ Bishop Parker School:
6:00-8:00pm Friday 9th November
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 .

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

IS GOD CALLING YOU TO SERVE HIS CHURCH as a Legionary?
THE LEGION OF MARY was established in our
Parish in 2006. Over the years the Legion has proved to be a very valuable and supportive part of our Parish. As your Parish Priest I am asking you to consider becoming part of this very worthwhile Parish group. Membership is open to practising Catholic male and female parishioners. The work of the Legion in our Parish focuses mainly on visiting the sick, bereaved, and housebound and contributes very much in assisting the Priests of our Parish. If you are interested in finding out more about The Legion of Mary you are very welcome to attend one of the weekly meetings. Meetings are held in the Meeting Room at All Saints Church every Tuesday evening from 7.30pm-9.00pm.
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary pray for us

CAFOD RETREAT ~ SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER
‘Countering Consumerism’
10 am – 4 pm Thornton College MK17 OHJ
BOOKING ESSENTIAL: 01494 863777

OCTOBER 100 CLUB WINNERS
£25. Fr B D’Autilia £12. M Baldock £12. B Tassell

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

 

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