Newsletter 18th August 2019

THIS WEEK’S LITURGIES
20th 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 Memoria: St Bernard
9:30am (AS) Rosary
10:00am (AS) Mass followed by Adoration

Wednesday Memoria: St Pius X
10:00am (STA) Mass followed by Rosary

Thursday Memoria: The Queenship 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 Feast: St Bartholomew
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.”

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.

CANONISATION OF
BLESSED JOHN HENRY NEWMAN:

Rome on 13 October 2019
Newman (21 February 1801 – 11 August 1890), born in London, was an Oxford University academic, poet and theologian. Originally an Anglican priest, and later a Catholic priest and cardinal, he was an important figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century. In 1845 Newman officially left the Church of England and his teaching post at Oxford University and was received into the Catholic Church. Following ordination as a priest he became an influential religious leader, based in Birmingham. In 1879, he was created a cardinal by Pope Leo XIII in recognition of his services to the cause of the Catholic Church in England. In 1854 he was instrumental in the founding of the Catholic University of Ireland, which became University College, Dublin.
This is the first in a series of articles about John Henry Newman before his canonisation on 13 October 2019.

**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

JOB OPPORTUNITY
Administrative Assistant – St Barnabas Cluster Milton Keynes – Paid part time role 16 hrs. We are currently recruiting for an Administrative Assistant for the St Barnabas Cluster – Milton Keynes.
The role would ideally be worked over 4 days. For full details and an application form, please visit http://www.northamptondiocese.org/vacancies or email hradmin@northamptondiocese.com.

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

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