Newsletter: 6th January 2019

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK
Psalter – Week of the Epiphany
The Epiphany of the Lord

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) Feria
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Mass followed by Adoration
Tuesday (AS) Feria
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Mass followed by Adoration
Wednesday (STA) Feria
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
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

SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR JANUARY
Evangelization – Young People
That young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.

REQUIESCANT IN PACE
Please pray for the soul of
William (Bill) Gilbert, whose Funeral Mass will be on Monday 7th January, 11:30am at St Thomas Aquinas Church. Bill’s Body will be received into the Church at 6pm on Sunday 6th January.

Emanuela Calogera Terrasi, whose Funeral Service will be on Tuesday 15th January, 3:30pm at the Oak Chapel, Crownhill Crematorium

CRIB DONATIONS
This year all money raised will be donated to
‘MISSIO’ (Red Boxes),
SU PPORTING THE Mission of the Church!

UNWANTED CHRISTMAS GIFTS?
Please put in the Food Bank basket for the next £1 stall.

JOB OPPORTUNITY
Handyman – Milton Keynes Cluster and St Thomas Aquinas and All Saints, Bletchley
– 21 hours per week (flexible)
We have a vacancy for a Handyman to work across the parishes of the Milton Keynes Cluster and St Thomas Aquinas and All Saints. This is a great opportunity to work in a parish environment for someone with experience working in related roles.

Any applicant should have good knowledge of building maintenance and Health and Safety, be practical and adaptable with a can do attitude.

Full information for the position and an application form can be found on the diocesan website http://www.northamptondiocese.org/vacancies.

The closing date for applications will be Friday 18th January 2019 and interviews will be held on Monday 28th January 2019.

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.
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.

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.

CHIDREN’S LITURGY TRAINING
Saturday 12th January 2019 10:30am – 1pm
St Augustine’s Church, Heelands,
Milton Keynes (MK13 7PL)
For those who are either new to, or presently working with, Children’s Liturgy in the Parishes.
An opportunity to share good ideas, practice and resources. Please contact Jo at the Parish Office (01908 372315) if you would like to attend.

PARISH STATISTICS 2018
Average Sunday Mass Attendance
6pm Vigil (St Thomas Aquinas Church): 171
7:30am (St Thomas Aquinas Church): 86
9:00am (All Saints Church): 185
11:00am (All Saints Church): 341
6:30pm (All Saints Church): 145

Baptisms: 56
First Holy Communions: 93
Confirmations: 31

Weddings: 10
Funerals: 47
With every blessing for the week ahead
Fr Christopher & Fr Benedetto

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