Newsletter: 2nd December 2018

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK
Psalter Week 1
1st Sunday of Advent – 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
Monday (STA) Memoria – St Francis Xavier
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Mass followed by Adoration
Tuesday (AS) Feria
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Mass followed by Adoration
Wednesday (STA) Memoria – St Birinus
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Thursday (AS) Feria
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Friday (STA) Memoria – St Ambrose
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
7.00pm Holy Mass in Italian
(AS) 7.00pm Advent Holy Hour with CONFESSIONS
Saturday (STA) Solemnity – Immaculate Conception
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

THE SEASON OF ADVENT

A time of expectant waiting and preparation for the return of Jesus at the end of time.

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POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION

FOR DECEMBER 2018

Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for:

The Transmission of Faith

That people involved in the service and transmission of faith, may find in their dialogue with culture, a language suited to the conditions of the present time.

 

DIOCESAN YEAR OF PRAYER AND VOCATION – DECEMBER:  Thanksgiving for the Diocesan Year as it draws to close. 

Bishop Peter invites you to a special Mass to mark the close of the Diocesan Year of Prayer and Vocation on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Saturday, 8 December at 11.30am in Northampton Cathedral. The Apostolic Nuncio, His Excellency, Archbishop Edward Joseph Adams, will be principal celebrant at the Mass. If you would like to attend please let one of the clergy know. 

REQUIESCANT IN PACE  

Please pray for the soul of:

Joan Bernadette Carrigan, whose Funeral Mass will be on Friday 30th November, 1:45pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

Guiseppina Pilla, whose Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday 4th December, 1:00pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

 This Weekend: SECOND COLLECTION forHelping to support our persecuted and oppressed Christian brothers and sisters around the World.

 Today: DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS

3pm at All Saints Church, followed by refreshments

All are very welcome!

  

SPEND TIME WITH THE LORD

THIS ADVENT!

Time for quiet reflection and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. An opportuiny to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession).

7pm-8pm Friday 7th December at All Saints Church

7pm-8pm Friday 14th December at

St Thomas Aquinas Church

7pm-8pm Friday 21st December at All Saints Church

Please note: This replaces the usual Advent Penitential Service.

 

MASS IN THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE

Friday 7th December, 7pm

at St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

ADVENT 2018 ‘My Day by Day’ Booklets

Now available at back of Church.  £1. each

 

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

Future Dates: 14th January; 11th February; 11th March;

8th April; 13th May; 10th June; 8th July.

 

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

 

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP: 15th DECEMBER 

This group meets once a month 3:00-5:00pm on a Saturday  at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room.

 

THANK YOU to all who helped and supported the Parish Fayre – a great effort as always and a wonderful day

 

SCHOOL ADMISSIONS
Completed 2018 diaries will be collected in THIS WEKKEND after the 6pm Vigil; 9am &11am Mass.

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.

 

AN INVITATION FROM THE GUARDIANS OF THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, BEDFORD.

The Feast Day Mass of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Wednesday 12th December 2018, 7:30pm at the Church of The Holy Child and St Joseph, Bedford (MK40 1HU). Principal Celebrant, His Excellency the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Edward Adams, Bishop Peter Doyle in attendance. The Rector and Guardians of the Shrine do hope you will be able to join them. Full details: http://www.relicourladyofguadalupe.co.uk

 

THE SENIORS’ CHRISTMAS PARTY will be on Saturday 12th January at West Bletchley Community Centre, from 2pm til 6pm. If you would like to attend please complete one of the invites and place it in the box which you can find in the Sacristy. Completed forms should be received by Sunday 23 December. Please note places are limited and are filled on a first come first serve basis. For any further information please contact John or Mary on 01908 377767.

 

CAN YOU HELP? Could you offer a lift from central Bletchley to the 11am Sunday Mass at All Saints? Car would need to accommodate a “walker”. Please call Maggie on 01908 563277

 

100 CLUB WINNERS NOVEMBER 2018

£25 – D. Caballero

£12- J. Caballero

£12 – A. Too-Chung

 

With every blessing for the week ahead

Fr Christopher  &  Fr Benedetto

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