Newsletter: 6th Ovtober 2019

THIS WEEK’S LITURGIES
27th 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 Memoria: Our Lady of the Rosary
9:30am (STA) Divine Mercy Chaplet
10:00am (STA) Mass followed by Adoration & Rosary

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

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

Thursday F eria
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 & Rosary
10:00-10:30am (STA) CONFESSIONS

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

October is the month of the Holy Rosary. The Legion of Mary will pray the Rosary after each weekday Mass this month.

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR OCTOBER:
A Missionary “Spring” in the Church
That the breath of the Holy Spirit engender a new missionary “spring” in the Church. This month is an “Extraordinary Month” of Mission.

SECOND COLLECTION Today: CAFOD family fast day

Next Week: Harvest Donations for the Food Bank
Please bring along to Mass tinned and dry goods (no fresh produce please) that can be donated to the local Foodbank and place in the basket before the Altar.

DIOCESAN SCHOOLS WEEK: 7th – 13th October
To mark this week of celebration and prayer for the Catholic Schools in the Diocese this weekend young people from the Parish will take a few moments at the end of Mass to share their experiences of Catholic Education. We welcome Emma (7:30am); Beau (9am); Isabella (11am) and Jason (6:30pm).

COFFEE AFTER MASS The Society of St Theresa of the Child Jesus invites you for refreshments after 11am Mass every second Sunday – any donations to Parish funds.

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.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT IN THE PARISH
“Mourn with those who mourn” – Romans 12:15
We are the parish group of bereavement survivors; we offer you a safe space to share your feelings and experiences following the loss of a loved one. We listen and talk about those who have gone and reflect on God’s teachings to guide us through bereavement and coping with the future. We meet every second Monday of the month at 3:30pm at All Saints Church Meeting Room. To find out more and see if this group is right for you get in touch with Fr Christopher who will point you to the group organisers for a friendly chat. All are welcome no matter how long you have been bereaved. Future Dates: Monday 14 October; 11 November; 9 December. Time 3.30 to 5 pm
“Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted” – Matthew 5:4

BISHOP PARKER SCHOOL OPEN DAYS
Open days for parents of children wanting to start School in in September 2020: 10th October at 11:15am and 26th November at 11:15am. For more information please contact Mrs Lucy Duckworth the School Administrator on 01908 372129

ST PAULS CATHOLIC SCHOOL OPEN EVENING
An Open Evening for prospective year 7 parents is on Tuesday 8th October 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the School.


ECUMENICAL DAY OF REFLECTION:
Saturday, 12th October 2019 St Thomas Aquinas Church, Sycamore Avenue, Bletchley, MK2 2JE. Led by Fr Wayne Coughlin, Parish Priest in Bedford and Diocesan Director of Missio (the Pope’s official charity for overseas mission). Theme: “Entering the Mystery: Salvation history in art”. Start Time: 10:15am / Concludes at: 4:00pm. Participants are asked to contact the Booking Secretary (Sheila) by Monday, 7th October to confirm attendance: holycrosschurch896@btconnect.com / (01234) 353116. Any queries can be addressed to the Booking Secretary (details above).

THIS WEEKEND: “Head Count” Its time for the Parish to complete the annual statistics report for the Diocese. This year we have been asked to count Mass attendance on the last two Sundays of September and the first two Sundays of October. Today could collectors please count all those at Mass, including children. Please include those serving on the Altar.

DAY OF REFLECTION. A day of reflection, inspiration, and prayer for all in ministry to the sick, whether in homes, hospitals or care homes. We encourage Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, members of the St Vincent de Paul Society, Legion of Mary and parishioners who have an interest or involvement in this ministry to join with us. This event is offered by the Pastoral Ministry Office in partnership with the St Vincent de Paul Society and will be held at Christ the King Church, Milton Keynes on 9th November, 10-3pm – please use the following link http://www.pastoralministryoffice.org to register or contact your parish secretary if you need any help with this. Bring your own lunch!

DEPUTY HEADTEACHER VACANCY
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School are seeking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher for January 2020 or earlier, if possible. Visits to the school are encouraged; please contact Mrs A. Board on 01582 572964 or finance@stjosephs.primaryluton.co.uk. For further details, see our vacancies page at http://www.stjosephsprimaryluton.co.uk Closing date for applications is midday on Friday 11th October 2019. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 16th October 2019.

SAVE THE DATE – PARISH FAYRE We are pleased to confirm that this year’s Parish Fayre will be held on Saturday 30th November at St Thomas Aquinas school between 12-2pm.We would love to make this year’s event bigger and better than last years, with some new ideas that we would like to make happen.If you can spare some time to help us organise the event or some time on the day, please contact Mags Holloway on 07886196804 or email hollers35@sky.com.Watch this space for progress updates.
Thank you for your continued support for this important social event.

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

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