Newsletter: 27th October 2019

30th 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 Feast: Ss Simon and Jude
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
3:00pm (STA) Dementia Friendly Mass

Wednesday Feria
10:00am (STA) Mass followed by Rosary
7:00pm (AS) Rosary (All Saints Meeting Room)

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

Friday Solemnity: ALL SAINTS (Holy Day of Obligation)
8:30am (STA) Mass followed by Rosary and D.M Chaplet
10:00am (AS) Mass
7:00pm (AS) Mass

Saturday ALL SOULS
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

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.

This Weekend: Retiring Collection for the Society of St Vincent De Paul (SVP)

Please pray for repose of the soul of
Kathleen Teresa Stevens, whose Funeral Mass will be at 12 noon on Friday 8th November at All Saints Church.

Mary Ellen Lineham, whose Funeral Mass will be at 12:30pm on Thursday 14th November at All Saints Church.

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

PRAYERS FOR THE HOLY SOULS November is the month of prayer for the faithful departed. There are prayer petitions and envelopes available at both Churches. Please post your petitions in the boxes in front of the Altar.
Please do not put money in the envelops.

All Saints Day: Friday 1st November (Holy Day of Obligation)
8:30am Mass – St Thomas Aquinas Church
10:00am Mass – All Saints Church
7:00pm Mass – All Saints Church

All Souls Day: Saturday 2nd November
9:30am Mass – St Thomas Aquinas Church

Mass of the faithful departed: Monday 4th November
(Mass for the Repose of the Souls of all whose Funerals have taken place in our Parish over the last 12 months).
7:30pm Mass -St Thomas Aquinas Church.

3 pm Tuesday 29th October: St Thomas Aquinas Church
An opportunity for those with Dementia and their carers to come together to celebrate Mass and spend some time together in a friendly and supportive environment.
All are very welcome to attend.

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING: The next meeting for parents who are requesting Baptism for their children will be at 8pm on Thursday 31st October, 8pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church, MK2 2JE. The meeting is for parents and guardians only, unfortunately we are unable to accommodate young children.

Saturday 30th November at St Thomas Aquinas School between 12-2pm.
Donations needed: Are you able to donate any of the following items on the following dates:
Sunday 3rd November – Toys / Games / Toiletries
Sunday 10th November – Bottles
Sunday 17th November – Sweets / Candies
Saturday 30th November – Freshly baked cakes / biscuits
Donated items can be left in the Sacristies of both Churches. Cakes and biscuits can be brought to the School on the day. There are carrier bags available at the back of both Churches which you are welcome to take to put your donations in. Thanks for your support.

Grand Prize Draw tickets: Books of tickets are available at the back of Church. Please take some and return the completed foils with the money for the tickets to the parish office or the Church sacristy.

AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED: Please remember in your prayers, all those whose lives have been turned upside down by war and violence. Please take a leaflet from the back of the Church, detailing the work of Aid to the Church in Need or visit http://www.acnuk/org for more information.

CAFOD Family Fast Day – this year we raised £1330 – many thanks for your generous support.

FR BENEDETTO – Mass of Induction Fr Benedetto has settled well into his new Parish and invites Parishioners from Bletchley to attend his Mass of Induction on Thursday 7th November, 7pm at Our Lady of Grace, 29 Squirrel Lane, High Wycombe, HP12 4RY. Please email Jo at the Parish Office if you are attending so we can let Fr Benedetto know the numbers.

2020 Catholic Primary School Admissions
Completed 2019 diaries will be collected in after the 6pm Vigil; 9am &11am Mass on the weekend of 23rd /24th November. If there is a sufficient record of attendance (stamps) then we will notify Bishop Parker School and St Thomas Aquinas School directly. We will inform you by email if a “Certificate of Catholic Practice” has been issued. If you are applying for another Catholic Primary School then please contact the Parish Office after you have received a confirmation email and Fr Christopher will complete any necessary forms. Please remember that a Certificate of Catholic Practice does not guarantee a school place but does support your application. In the event of over subscription “Admissions Criteria” are applied. The “Admissions Policy” for each school can be viewed on their respective websites. Please ensure that you collect and complete all the necessary supplementary forms when applying for a school place which can be obtained from School Reception.

2021 School Admissions for Catholic Primary Schools
If you will be applying for a Catholic Primary School place in 2021 you will need to obtain a “Certificate of Catholic Practice” to support your application. Certificates are issued to all those who complete a Parish 2020 Diary which is stamped at the beginning and end of Sunday Mass as a record of your child’s attendance. There is a meeting for interested parents on Monday 2nd December, 7pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church (MK2 2JE), where you will able to register and collect a diary.

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

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