Newsletter: 7th April 2019

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK
5th Sunday of Lent
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
QUARANTORE 8th-11th April
Monday (STA) Feria
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Quarantore
11:00-11:30am CONFESSIONS
7:00-7:30pm CONFESSIONS
8:00pm Holy Mass
Tuesday (STA) Feria
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Quarantore
11:00-11:30am CONFESSIONS
7:00-7:30pm CONFESSIONS
8:00pm Holy Mass
Wednesday (STA) Feria
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Quarantore
11:00-11:30am CONFESSIONS
7:00-7:30pm CONFESSIONS
8:00pm Holy Mass
Thursday (STA) Feria
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Quarantore
11:00-11:30am CONFESSIONS
7:00-7:30pm CONFESSIONS
8:00pm Holy Mass
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

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR APRIL 2019: Doctors and their Collaborators in War Zones. For doctors and their humanitarian collaborators in war zones, who risk their lives to save the lives of others.
REQUIESCAT IN PACE
Please pray for repose of the soul
Penny Cloake, whose Funeral Service will be on Monday 15th April, 1.45pm at All Saints Church.

TODAY: Divine Mercy Devotions
3pm at All Saints Church,
followed by refreshments. All are very welcome.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS IN LENT
St Thomas Aquinas Church: Wednesdays 10:30am
All Saints Church: Fridays 2:00pm

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.
Monday 8th April, 3.30-5:00 pm
All Saints Church Meeting Room.
Future Dates 13th May; 10th June; 8th July.

MOTHERS’ PRAYER GROUP: Saturday 13th April
This group meets once a month 3:00-5:00pm on a Saturday at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room. All are welcome to attend.

THIS WEEK – PARISH LENT DEVOTION
40 HOURS FOR THE LORD (QUARANTORE)
8th – 11th APRIL 2019
St Thomas Aquinas Church
Each Day will consist of 10 hours of Exposition of the
Blessed Sacrament
The programme for each day will be:
10:00am HOLY MASS
followed by Exposition and Morning Prayer
11:00am Holy Rosary
(Priest available to hear Confessions)
12 noon Midday Prayer with Talk
3:00pm Divine Mercy Chaplet
4:30pm Evening Prayer
7:00pm Holy Rosary
(Priest available to hear Confessions)
7:40pm Compline and Benediction
8:00pm HOLY MASS

Please note that there will be NO Masses celebrated at All Saints Church during these days of Devotion.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
In preparation for Holy Week and Easter
Priests are available for confession
at the following times:

8th -11th April (During 40 Hours Devotion at St Thomas Aquinas Church): Monday – Thursday 11:00am -11:30am &
7:00pm – 7:30pm.

Saturday 13th April
10:00am-10:30am St Thomas Aquinas Church.

Tuesday 16th April
7:00pm-8:00pm All Saints Church

Saturday 20th April
10:45am – 11:30am St Thomas Aquinas Church.
11:00am – 11:45am All Saints Church.

THE EASTER TRIDUUM – Service Times

Holy Thursday – 18th April
11:00am Chrism Mass at Northampton Cathedral
7.30pm Mass of The Lord’s Supper (STA)

Good Friday – 19th April
12 Noon Youth Stations of the Cross (STA)
3:00pm Solemn Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord (STA)
3:00pm Solemn Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord (AS)
8:00pm Stations of the Cross (AS)

Holy Saturday- 20th April
[NO 9.30 am Mass]
10:00 am Blessing of Easter Baskets (STA)
10:45-11:30am Confessions
8:30 pm EASTER VIGIL OF THE LORD’S RESURRECTION (AS)

Easter Day – 21st April
8:00am Mass of Easter Day (STA)
9.00 am Mass of Easter Day (AS)
10:00am Mass of Easter Day in Italian Language (STA)
11:00 am Mass of Easter Day (AS)
[NO 6.30 pm Mass]

STA: St Thomas Aquinas Church, Sycamore Avenue, MK2 2JE
AS: All Saints Church, Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

MASS STIPENDS FOR AFRICA
Fr Francis, the Parish Priest of St Agatha’s Parish in Mongu, Zambia, has kindly offered to say a Mass for your intentions. If you would like a Mass said by Fr Francis please: Write your name on an envelope. Write what / who your intention is for and enclose an offering. We suggest a donation £10 per Mass. Please mark the Envelope “SEPO”. The envelope can be placed in the collection basket, handed in at the Parish Office or given to Fr Christopher or Fr Benedetto.

2019 POLAND PILGRIMAGE
Departs: 2nd September / Returns: 8th September
Cost: £700 (sharing) – £865 (single room).
The price includes:
✓ Return flights: Luton – Krakow.
✓ Airport duty and passenger taxes.
✓ 1 aircraft hold suitcase (20kgs).
✓ Dinner, bed and breakfast in Krakow.
✓ Several tourist visits (including to the famous Salt Mines, Auschwitz Birkenau, Divine Mercy Shrine and places associated with St John Paul II) with entrance fees included.
✓ Northern Star Travel representative.
✓ Local English-speaking tour guides.
✓ Daily Mass in wonderful churches!
✓ Free time to explore.
Clergy on the pilgrimage: Fr Wayne Coughlin, Deacon Tony Quinlan and Fr Christopher Perry.
For bookings and more details please contact:
Deacon Tony – (01234) 950453.
TALK IN LUTON
Roy Shoeman, international speaker, Jewish Catholic is giving a talk on ” The Role of Judaism in Salvation from Abraham to the 2nd Coming” on Sunday 30th June, at 6.30pm at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish Hall, Castle Street, Luton, LU1 3AG. Everyone is very welcome.

CATHOLIC BASICS COURSE
For spiritual formation in this holy season, last chance for Catholic Basics “The Church”, April 11 2019 at the Diocesan Centre, Luton, LU4 8JD. Come and join us from 10am to 3pm (9.30am for refreshments) for an engaging day with full lunch. For booking, contact Jackie email admin@nores.org.uk or phone 01582 723312.

SAFEGUARDING (FYI) – Photographs or filming inside the Church MUST NOT take place without express permission. No photographs / films are to be posted on social media or any other internet platform.
With every blessing for the week ahead
Fr Christopher & Fr Benedetto

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