Newsletter: 18th November 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK
Psalter Week 1
33rd 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 Mass followed by Adoration
Tuesday (AS) Memoria – St Edmund
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Mass followed by Adoration
Wednesday (STA) Memoria – Presentation of the blessed Virgin Mary at the Temple
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Thursday (AS) Memorial – St Cecilia
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Friday (STA) Feria
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Saturday (STA) Memorial – St Andrew Dung-Lac & companions
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

2018 PARISH FAYRE
12 noon, Saturday 24th November
At Bishop Parker School
A Fun Afternoon for all the family!
Please access the School via rear entrance on Barton Road (located off Drayton Road) MK2 3BT.
Plenty of parking available.

We are looking for donations of items on the following Sundays:
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.

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION
FOR NOVEMBER 2018
Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for:
The Service of Peace
That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.

DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER AND VOCATION
NOVEMBER: Month of Prayer for all who have died, for those who have helped us live our baptismal vocation.
REQUIESCAT IN PACE – Please pray for the soul of
Edward Hayes, whose Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday 28th November, 12:30pm at All Saints Church.

SECOND COLLECTION Today:
The Diocesan Priest’s Fund, Helping to care for sick and retired Clergy of the Northampton Diocese.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
Do you miss someone? Would you like to talk about it? Our Parish Bereavement Group gives you the safe space to share your grief following the loss of a loved one. We listen and talk about those who are gone and reflect on our faith to guide us through. Next Meeting: 10th DECEMBER
3.30-5:00 pm All Saints Church Meeting Room

ADVENT 2018 ‘My Day by Day’ Booklets
Now available at back of Church. £1. each
AN EVENING ON GLOBAL HEALING
A new film sponsored by our Bishops to explore the relationship between our faith and our common home! Join us for a free and inspiring evening of film, food & friendship, responding together to Pope Francis’ call to care for creation and to pass on a healthy planet to our children’s children. Monday 19th November
7pm – St Thomas Aquinas Church meeting room
All very Welcome

CHARITY CHRISTMAS CARDS now on sale at the back of Church.

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

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.

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

CATHOLIC BASICS COURSE 31st JANUARY 2019
Want to know more about your Faith? Join us for a basic introduction to the Catholic Faith in four parts: GOD, THE CHURCH, THE MORAL LIFE, PRAYER. For each part there is a day of engaging teaching with opportunities for interaction and discussion. Cost: £25 per person per day (£10 for the unwaged). Price includes a full lunch. No qualifications needed – just interest, good will and a sense of humour!
Launch and Part I: January 31 2019, 10am-3pm
(arr. 9.30am for refreshments).NORES Centre, Holy Ghost Parish, 33 Westbourne Road, Luton, LU4 8JD.
To book, contact: admin@nores.org.uk or phone Jackie on 01582 723312.

PRIESTHOOD – Is God Calling You?
Our diocesan vocations team are inviting any men who are considering a life of priesthood to contact Fr Mark Floody frmark@northamptoncathedral.org or Fr Andrew Richardson frandyrichardson@gmail.com and attend the next vocations weekend. The weekend is held at Northampton Cathedral from Friday 14th – Sunday 16th December. These weekends are great opportunity for anyone discerning priesthood to connect with others and make progress on their own journey of discernment.

MISSIO (APF) RED BOXES
Please return any filled Red Boxes and remember to collect a new one so we can send the money off to Missio.
Any queries please see Mr Ron Graham.

BUILDING WORKS: Work on relining the concrete gutters and repairing the flat roofs have now been completed at St St Thomas Aquinas Church. Work has now started at All Saints Church to do the same with the gutters and to replace the flat roofs with new material. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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

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