Newsletter: 7th July 2019

THIS WEEK’S LITURGIES
14th Sunday of the Year – Ordinary Time

6:00pm (Sat) (STA) Vigil Mass
7:30am (STA) Mass
9:00am (AS) Mass
11:00am (AS) Mass
3:00pm (AS) Divine Mercy Devotions
6:30pm (AS) Mass

During the Week

Monday Feria
9:30am (STA) Rosary
10:00am (STA) Mass followed by Adoration

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

Wednesday Feria
10:00am (STA) Mass followed by Rosary

Thursday Feast – St Benedict
NO 10:00am Mass
10:30 am Mass at Bishop Parker School

Friday Feria
8:30am (STA) Mass followed by Rosary and D.M Chaplet

Saturday Feria
9:30am (STA) Mass followed by Adoration & Devotions
10:00-10:30am (STA) CONFESSIONS

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

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR JULY: Integrity of Justice: That those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injustice which prevails in the world may not have the last word.

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS Today
3pm at All Saints Church, everyone very welcome!

REQUIESCANT IN PACE
Please pray for repose of the soul of
Noel Bowman, whose Funeral Service will be at the Willow Chapel, Crownhill Crematorium, 2:30pm on Tuesday 9th July.
John Patterson, whose Funeral Service will be at the Willow Chapel, Crownhill Crematorium, 11:45am on Friday 12th July.
Deborah Elves, whose Funeral Mass will be at St Thomas Aquinas Church at 10:45am on Tuesday 16th July.

We offer our sincere sympathy and the loving support of our faith and prayers to all the recently bereaved.

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 July, 3.30-5:00 pm
All Saints Church Meeting Room.

TEMPORARY CHANGE TO MASS SCHEDULE (x3)
Bishop Peter is visiting Bishop Parker School for a special Mass on Thursday next week. Please note therefore that there will be NO 10am Mass at All Saints Church on Thursday 11th July. The following week there is a Leaver’s Mass at Bishop Parker School so there will be NO 10am Mass at All Saints Church on Thursday 17th July. On Saturday 20th July Fr Christopher and Fr Benedetto will be attending David Donaghue’s Ordination at Northampton Cathedral so there will be NO 9:30am Mass and NO 10:00am Confessions on Saturday 20th July at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

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 and Confirmed in the Church.

A NEW PRIEST FOR OUR DIOCESE
Please pray for Rev David Donaghue, who is to be Ordained Priest by Bishop Peter at Northampton Cathedral on Saturday 20th July at 11:30am. You are very welcome to attend. Some of you may remember David from the month he spent in our Parish on placement as a student in 2018. David, who is originally from Northampton, was ordained a Deacon in June last year and has just completed his studies at St Mary’s College, Oscott. It is expected that he will be appointed as an assistant Priest to a Parish in our Diocese during the Summer.

MASS STIPENDS FOR ZAMBIA – SEPO
Fr Francis, the Parish Priest of St Agatha’s Parish in Mongu, Zambia, supported by our Parish chatoty SEPO 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.

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.

**PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK
Fully escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland, 7th October 2019. £599.00 pp sharing. Price includes flight with 10kg hand luggage, from Birmingham or Stansted, 4 nights’ in Knock House Hotel with full board. All guided tours included. WCHR rooms on request. Single room supp £100. Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.com. Knock Pilgrimages is a member of the Travel Trust Association and is fully protected by ATOL T7613
**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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