Newsletter: 8th September 2019

THIS WEEK’S LITURGIES
23rd 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 Feria
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
11:30am (AS) Funeral Service of Louis Rodricks

Friday Memoria: St John Chrysostom
8:30am (STA) Mass followed by Rosary and D.M Chaplet

Saturday Feast: Exaltation of the Holy Cross
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.

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.

SECOND COLLECTION Next week:
HOME MISSION SUNDAY “Supporting the Church’s Mission here in England and Wales as we seek to share the message of Christ with those whom we live and work.”

CANONISATION OF
BLESSED JOHN HENRY NEWMAN:
Rome 13th October 2019
Canonisation is the final step in the official process of declaration of Newman’s sainthood. To ensure objective scrutiny of holiness, evaluation can only begin five years after the candidate’s death. Individuals are declared “servant of God”, and the Congregation for the Causes of Saints scrutinises evidence of candidates’ holiness, work, and signs that people have been drawn to prayer through their example. Following approval, and the Pope’s decision that candidates lived a life of “heroic virtue”, they are called “venerable”. At Beatification the title “blessed” is given when incidents attributed to candidates can be ‘verified by evidence’ and accepted as miracles. Normally, sainthood is recognised by canonisation following two Vatican-authenticated miracles. Our last canonisation was in 1970 when Pope Paul VI made 40 English and Welsh martyrs saints.
This is the fourth 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.

RETIRING COLLECTION Today, for the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP).

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.

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

WANT TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ST PAUL’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL?
Why not book one of St Paul’s Friday school tours for Year 5 and 6 parents?
St Paul’s Friday school tours take place on:
13th, 20th and 27th September or 11th October at 9.30am. The tours take approximately one hour.
To reserve your place please call 01908 669735 or email Belinda.Joyce@st-pauls.org.uk with your preferred date.

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

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