Newsletter: 14th April 2019

– HOLY WEEK –
PALM SUNDAY of the LORD’S PASSION

Psalter – Week 2
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 HOLY WEEK
Monday (STA) Monday of Holy Week
9:30 am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration

Tuesday (AS) Tuesday of Holy Week
9:30 am Rosary
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
7:00pm – 8:00pm CONFESSIONS at All Saints Church

Wednesday (STA) Wednesday of Holy Week
10:00am Holy Mass

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 (STA)
11:00-11:45am Confessions (AS)
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

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.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
In preparation for Easter
Priests are available for confession
at the following times:

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.

SERVERS REHEARSAL – For Easter Vigil
If you are an Altar Server and would like to Serve at the 8.30pm Easter Vigil on Saturday Evening please come along to a rehearsal at 1pm on Saturday 20th April at All Saints Church.

BISHOP PETER WRITES:
“As I meet with the victims and survivors of abuse, I am acutely aware that many are still isolated and that they need to know that the Church is empathetic to their needs. That we are all part of the body of Christ is brought home by the hurt we all experience when one of our children or adults suffers due to abuse.
The development of the relationship between the Church and victims and survivors is a journey we are all on, during which we will gain strength through listening and a gradual deepening of understanding.
Our Diocesan Safeguarding Office are developing a program to support the victims and survivors of abuse and aid our Diocese to understand the effects of abuse better.

Mass for victims and survivors of abuse, their families and supporters at St Mary’s in Woburn Sands at 12 noon on 12 October 2019

All victims and survivors of abuse, their families and supporters are invited to this Mass. The focus will be on healing, reconciliation and the forming of compassionate links with the Church. There will be light refreshments after the Mass”

Individual meetings for victims and survivors, families and supporters with Bishop Peter:
Bishop Peter is offering to meet with victims and survivors, their families and supporters commencing from May 2019 and continuing on a bimonthly basis. For more details or to book a meeting with the Bishop, contact the safeguarding office on: 01604 723514.

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. Thank you for your co-operation.

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).
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.

GOOD FRIDAY collection for
‘The Holy Places’.

EASTER SUNDAY COLLECTION
The Easter Collection is your gift to the Priests in the Parish and provides a modest income for Fr Benedetto and myself until Christmas.
Thank you for your continued support, kindness and generosity.

DIVINE MERCY FEAST DAY
SUNDAY 28 th APRIL at ALL SAINTS CHURCH
Confessions from 2:00 pm
Devotions 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Light refreshments in the Meeting Room afterwards.
All Most Welcome

CAN YOU HELP?
One of the services offered by our parish is preparation to the Sacrament of Marriage. Engaged couples marrying in a Catholic Church are required to attend a one-day preparation course prior to their wedding. We are seeking volunteers to join our dedicated team of course facilitators. You will receive full training and support! If you are interested, please call and speak to:
Luci on 07789381367 or Brian on 07795 461270

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.

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

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