Newsletter 23rd June

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK
CORPUS CHRISTI Sunday – Year C
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

Week 12 of Ordinary Time – Year I
Psalter Week 4

Monday (STA) Solemnity – Nativity of St John
the Baptist
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) Opt. Memoria – St Cyril of Alexandria
10:00am Holy Mass followed by Rosary

Friday (STA) Solemnity – The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Rosary

Saturday (STA) Memoria – Immaculate Heart of Mary
9:30am Holy Mass followed by Adoration
10:00-10:30am CONFESSIONS

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

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR JUNE 2019: The Mode of Life of Priests. That priests, through the modesty and humility of their lives, commit themselves actively to a solidarity with those who are most poor.

REQUIESCAT IN PACE
Please pray for repose of the soul of
John Patterson, whose Funeral Service will be at the Willow Chapel, Crownhill Cremotrium, 11:45am on Friday 12th July.
We offer our sincere sympathy and the loving support of our faith and prayers to all the recently bereaved.

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS
3 pm Tuesday 25th June:
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.

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING
8:00 PM THURSDAY 27th JUNE
St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room (MK2 2JE)
The purpose of the preparation evening is to support parents in reflecting on the significant step that they are taking in bringing their child to be baptised into the Christian Community. The expectation is that at least one parent is attending Mass regularly. The meeting is for parents and guardians only, unfortunately we are unable to accommodate babies/young children.

SECOND COLLECTION Next Week:
Peter’s Pence – Contributions to the Peter’s Pence Collection support the charitable works of Pope Francis as he reaches out to victims of war and natural disaster.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS
Interested in becoming a Catholic?
Seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation as an Adult? Want to learn more about your Catholic Faith?
If any of these apply to you then we invite you to join our 2019-2020 Journey in Faith Programme. The Course will begin on Thursday 5th September 2019 at St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room (MK2 2JE) 7:30 – 9:00 pm and will continue on Thursday evenings until Easter 2020.
Weekly Sunday Mass or Saturday Vigil Mass attendance is essential for those who desire to be Baptised / Received and Confirmed in the Church.
Please register your interest by emailing the Parish Office at staq@uwclub.net

MASS STIPENDS FOR ZAMBIA – SEPO
Fr Francis, the Parish Priest of St Agatha’s Parish in Mongu, Zambia, has kindly offered to say a Mass for your intentions. Fr Francis’ Parish and its projects are supported by our Parish Charity SEPO and we enjoy a strong link with his parishioners. Parishioners from Bletchley regularly visit St Agatha’s Parish and some of our staff from the Bletchley Catholic Schools Federation have spent time teaching in their school. A donation for a Mass Intention goes a long way in supporting the Parish Priest, covering the cost of food and housing.
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.

CATHOLIC YOUTH SUMMER CAMP 2019
‘NYMO, our diocesan youth ministry office, wish to invite all young people of secondary school age, to this year’s Summer Camp. With the opportunity to sleep in a castle and experience amazing outdoor activities, alongside a day at Alton Towers and a mystery day out! All this alongside daily Mass, Reconciliation and Adoration. Cost is a minimum donation of £205 subsidised) to an actual cost of £295. More information can be found at http://www.nymo.org or call Fiona on 01582 720627.

CLIMATE LOBBY IN LONDON – 26 JUNE
Join CAFOD and many other charities at an unforgettable event in London on 26 June. It’s time to confront this climate and environmental crisis and tell our leaders that Britain should no longer contribute to the destruction of our common home. You can make a difference by joining in. Please register if you would like to attend (see https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Climate/Climate-lobby for more details). If you would like to travel with others from our diocese please call Maggie Osgathorp on 01908 563277.

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.

JOB VACANCY
Full Time Youth Ministry Coordinator – NYMO
A rare opportunity has occurred to join our youth ministry office (NYMO) and take youth ministry in the Diocese of Northampton into its next phase of development.The offices are based in Luton, but the role will involve travel throughout the diocese. Support with relocation can be provided if necessary, the detail of which would depend on the needs of the candidate. For full details of the role, job profile and an application form, please visit http://www.northamptondiocese.org/vacancies
or call 01604 714840. The closing date for applications will be 8th July 2019.

VACANCY: PARISH YOUTH MINISTER – BEDFORD – Full Time.
The Diocese are delighted to advertise the role of Catholic Parish Youth Minister in the parishes of Ss Philip and James and Holy Cross, Bedford. This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a practising Catholic, with the right skills and experiences, to support and develop local young people in their faith and relationship with their parish.
Full details of the role can be found by visiting http://www.northamptondiocese.org/vacancies or calling the diocesan HR Advisor on 01604 714840.
The closing date for applications will be 8th July 2019.

**COACH TRIP TO BOURNEMOUTH
12th September. Coach leaves from All Saints Church at 9am. Cost £14.50. Contact Viv Smith 01908 507184
**Disclaimer – This trip is not organised by the Parish, the Parish therefore takes no responsibility for it.

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

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