Newsletter: 1st September 2019

THIS WEEK’S LITURGIES
22nd 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
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 Feast: Pope St Gregory the Great
9:30am (AS) Rosary
10:00am (AS) Mass followed by Adoration

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

Thursday Feria
10:00am (AS) Mass followed by Rosary and D.M Chaplet

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 SEPTEMBER:
The Protection of the Oceans
That politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans.

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

REQUIESCAT IN PACE
Please pray for repose of the soul of
Louis Archangelo Rodricks, whose Funeral Service will be at All Saints Church at 11:30am on Thursday 12th September.

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

CANONISATION OF
BLESSED JOHN HENRY NEWMAN:
Rome 13th October 2019
Newman was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in Birmingham on 19 September 2010 making him Blessed John Henry Newman. Following research by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Pope Francis approved Cardinal Newman’s canonisation for Sunday 13 October 2019, and this will be a day of great celebration and rejoicing in the UK than throughout the world.
The first miracle attributed to Newman’s intercession involved the complete and inexplicable healing of a deacon from a disabling spinal condition. His second miracle concerned the healing of a pregnant American woman. The woman prayed for the intercession of Cardinal Newman following a life-threatening diagnosis, and her doctors have been unable to explain how or why she was able to suddenly recover.
This is the third in a series of articles about John Henry Newman before his canonisation on 13 October 2019.

A MESSAGE FROM AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED
ACN continues to provide urgently needed packages of food, hygiene products and clothing to help Christians in Syria return to their everyday routines. £150 will cover one month’s supply for a family in need. The needs of families are extensive as many of them lost all of their possessions.
Please give whatever you can to help us continue this vital project, everything makes a difference. You can donate via our website http://www.acnuk.org/getinvolved/donate

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING:
The next meeting for parents who are requesting Baptism for their children will be at 8pm on Thursday 26th September, 8pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church, MK2 2JE. The meeting is for parents and guardians only, unfortunately we are unable to accommodate young children.

ROSARY LINK FOR VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD
Friday 6th September 8.30am Mass followed by Rosary

MASS FOR VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF ABUSE
A Mass for victims and survivors of abuse, their families and supporters will be held at St Mary’s Church, Woburn Sands at 12 noon on Saturday 12th October. The focus will be on healing, reconciliation and the forming of compassionate links with the Church.

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.

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 this 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 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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