Newsletter: 20th January 2019

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK
Psalter – Week 1
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 Agnes
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
Tuesday (AS) Feria
9:30am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
Wednesday (STA) Feria
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Thursday (AS) Memorial – St Francis de Sales
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Friday (STA) Feast – Conversion of St Paul
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary
Saturday (STA) Memoria – Sts Timothy & Titus
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 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.

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS
3 pm Tuesday 29th January:
St Thomas Aquinas Church
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.

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: 11th February; 11th March; 8th April; 13th May; 10th June; 8th July.

COMPASS – SPRING 2019
God’s Big Story: “The Drama of Salvation in Six Acts” is being offered by Compass as an 8 week course at Whaddon Way Church, Bletchley on Tuesday evening from 22nd January to 19th March. The course is being presented by Steve Chilcraft.
For more information visit:
http://www.missionpartnership. org.uk/compass.

THE DOWRY TOUR OF OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM
During the course of 2018 to 2020 the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham from the Slipper Chapel at the Catholic National Shrine and Basilica will be taken to each Cathedral for a three-day triduum of prayer, as part of the preparation for the re-dedication of England as the Dowry of Mary in 2020. The statue will be visiting Northampton Cathedral between 7th and 9th February. This Tour is groundbreaking and is coming at a very important time in our nation’s history. Each visit has Mass – Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament – silence – devotions – powerful intercession – the invocation of the Saints and Martyrs of England and Wales. This is our opportunity to show our own devotion to Our Lady of Walsingham. Please keep the tour in your prayers. “When England returns to Walsingham, Our Lady will return to England” Pope Leo XIII

PARISH PATRONAL SOLEMNITY – Next Sunday
On the Weekend 26th-27th January we, as a Parish family, will be celebrating the Solemnity of
St Thomas Aquinas, priest and Doctor of the Church,
who is the patron saint
of our Parish community.
Readers, please contact the parish office for the readings of that Sunday.

WEDDINGS 2019 – If you are planning to get married during 2019, please contact the Parish Office to make the necessary arrangements. There will be a meeting for all couples getting married this year on Tuesday 29th February at St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room (MK2 2JE) at 8:00pm.

CELEBRATION 2019
Celebration provides religious formation to young people from year 6 up to 6th form. It is a residential weekend being held at Thornton School from Friday 23rd August to Monday 26th August. Application forms will be available in late January.

THANK YOU FROM CAFOD – the gift of water – In the arid area of Sebeya (Ethiopia) bringing clean water has been a fantastic achievement. In 2017/18 you helped the people of Sebeya irrigate their farmland by: Drilling a deep well; installing two water pumps with solar generators and providing training to maintain them; Building two irrigation reservoirs with pipelines. 1262 families now have an improved water source under 1.5km away (less than a 30 minute walk). Thank you so much for standing in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Sebeya.

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS 3rd February
3pm at All Saints Church, followed by refreshments
All are very welcome!
CRIB DONATIONS. This year the crib donations raised £800 which will be sent to ‘MISSIO’ (Red Boxes).
Thank you for your kindness and generosity!
CAFOD QUIZ NIGHT 7.30 PM Friday 22nd March
At: The Irish Centre, Fenny Stratford
All Welcome.
Compete for the coveted Parish trophy!

NYMO EVENTS IN 2019
The Northampton Youth Ministry Office (NYMO) offer many opportunities for young people aged 11- 18, as well as young adults up to 30 years old. Here are some details of upcoming events. This is open to everyone and all are extremely welcome:
– LUX Residential Week-end: 1st to 3rd February in Northampton. A mix of fun, games and teaching. Very popular, so book early.
– True Survivor Week-end: 25th to 27th May. For young men aged 14+, this weekend couples survival techniques in the wild with spiritual survival techniques. Cost £100 per person.
– Summer Camp 2019: 4th to 8th August. At the start of the summer holidays, over 100 young people gather together for a mix of outdoor activities, sleeping in a castle, a day out at Alton Tow-ers and daily Mass, talks, music and lots of fun! Cost £200 per per-son (incl. transport).

For further details please visit http://www.nymo.org.

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

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