Newsletter: 11th August 2019

THIS WEEK’S LITURGIES
19th Sunday of the Year (C) – Ordinary Time

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

During the Week

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

Tuesday Feast: The Transfiguration of the Lord
9:30am (AS) Rosary
10:00am (AS) Mass followed by Adoration

Wednesday Memoria: St Maximillian Kolbe
10:00am (STA) Mass followed by Rosary
7:00pm (STA) Vigil Mass of the Assumption of B V. Mary

Thursday Solemnity: ASSUMPTION OF B. V. MARY
10:00am (AS) Mass followed by Rosary and D.M Chaplet
7:00pm (AS) Mass

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 AUGUST: Families, Schools of Human Growth
That families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “schools of true human growth.”

REQUIESCAT IN PACE
Please pray for repose of the soul of
Elio Ruta, whose Funeral Service will be at All Saints Church at 11:30am on Monday 12th August.

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

LEAVING GIFT FOR FR BENEDETTO
This weekend there will be a Second Collection at all the Masses so that we can present Fr Benedetto with a financial gift from the Parish in recognition of his service and commitment to our community over the last four years.

PARISH OFFICE – SUMMER BREAK
The Parish Office will be closed for a summer break from 14th August until the 27th August.
The clergy are still available for urgent matters.

FR BENEDETTO’S LEAVING MASS will be celebrated at All Saints Church on Thursday on 29th August at 7:00pm, followed by a Reception at the Irish Centre (Pavilion, Manor Field, Bletchley, MK2 2HX) where food will be served. Fr Benedetto invites everyone to attend as he bids farewell to the Parish and leaves to take up his new position as Parish Priest of Blessed John Henry Newman Parish in High Wycombe. If you are able to attend, please sign the list at the back of Church so we know how many to cater for.

WELCOME BACK FR CLEMENT
Our good friend Fr Clement has arrived from Kenya and will be spending a couple of months with us in the parish as he enjoys some rest and relaxation and provides some cover while Fr Benedetto and Fr Christopher take some time off. Fr Clement is very keen to meet new parishioners as well as old ones. If you would like him to call in for a visit, a house blessing or a meal etc please contact the Parish Office.

…HELLO TO FR EMMANUEL OKAMI
A priest of the Diocese of Ilorin, Nigeria, Fr Emmanuel has been serving as an Assistant Priest in the Parish of Our Lady of Peace, Burnham for the last 9 months. He has a wealth of experience and we look forward to welcoming him as our new Assistant Priest in September. We pray he will be very happy amongst us here in Bletchley.

HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
14th August 7:00pm Vigil Mass, St Thomas Aquinas Church
15th August 10:00am Mass, All Saints Church
15th August 7:00pm Mass, All Saints Church

QUIZ NIGHT WITH FISH & CHIPS
At St Thomas’ C of E Church, Simpson (Simpson Village, MK6 3AF). Saturday 17th August 2019. 7:00pm, £12 per person, bring your own drink. Places must booked – maximum of 8 people per table. Contact Pat Hodges missquiz@sky.com or
Tel. 01908 644785. Proceeds to Fr Clement’s Parish “Water Bore Hole Project in Kenya”.

**COACH TRIP TO BOURNEMOUTH
12th September. Coach leaves from All Saints Church at 8:00am. 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.

NEW YEAR’S PANTO
The Parish have secured 200 tickets for the performance at Milton Keynes Theatre on Friday 3rd January 2020, 7pm, Ticket Price £22. Please fill in a ticket request form at the back of Church and return in an envelope with payment to the Parish Office ASAP. First come, first served.

A REQUEST
Do you have any redundant First Holy Communion Outfits? if so, please contact Angela at the Parish Office.

A REQUEST FROM BISHOP PETER
We need people who, in the midst of all changes to education policy will keep Christ at the centre of everything they do. Do you have experience in Education or HR? I would like you to consider whether you are someone who could serve our children as they grow in faith by volunteering as a Director for our new Multi Academy Trust. For more details contact Debbie Main on main@nores.org.uk or 01582 723312

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

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