Newsletter: 10th November 2019

THIS WEEK’S LITURGIES
32nd Sunday of the Year (C) – Ordinary Time

“Remembrance Sunday”
At Mass today we pray for particularly for all the victims of war and for those who have given their lives for others in the defense of freedom.

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: St Martin of Tours
9:30am (STA) Holy Rosary
10:00am (STA) Mass followed by Adoration

Tuesday Memoria: St Josaphat of Polotsk
9:30am (AS) Holy 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 Memora: Our Lady on Saturday
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

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR NOVEMBER:
Dialogue and Reconciliation in the Near East: That a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation emerge in the Near East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together.

2019-2020 THE YEAR OF THE WORD
Our Bishops have called 2020 to be a celebration of the Word of God throughout all our parishes, communities and schools. The initial launch was on the feast of St Jerome, 30 September 2019, with the Year formally beginning in Advent 2019. Bishop Peter has described the purpose of the Year in these words: “At heart we want to help everyone be prepared to hear the Word of God proclaimed in the liturgy.”

THE WORD OF LIFE TEAM…
As part of the “YEAR OF THE WORD”, you are cordially invited to our Word of Life teaching and prayer ministry on Friday, November 15th 2019 and every 3rd Friday of the month, at All Saints Church.

*Theme for the Month of November:
The Power of Grace (2 Corinthians 12:7-9).

*Featuring: Mass and Teaching; Adoration;
Worship/Praises and Prayers

*Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

*Venue: All Saints Church, Shenley Road,
Bletchley, (Milton Keynes) MK3 6HG.

Come and enjoy the glory, beauty and power of His presence. Everything you need is with Jesus.
Come with your family and invite your friends.

Director: Holy Spirit
Coordinator: Fr Emmanuel Okami
Animator: Word of Life Team, Bletchley.

For enquiries call or email Parish Office:
01908372315 / staq@uwclub.net

REQUIESCANT IN PACE
Please pray for repose of the soul of

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

Robert James Taylor, whose Funeral Service will be at 11:30am on Wednesday 20th November at All Saints Church.

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

SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEK: The Diocesan Priest’s Fund, Helping to care for sick and retired Clergy of the Northampton Diocese.

SAVE THE DATE – PARISH FAYRE
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 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.

Parish Fayre 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.

OUR LADY OF FATIMA
The Statue of our Lady of Fatima and the relics of St Jacinta and St Francisco will be visiting the Church of St Phillip and St James, Bedford MK41 7BX on Saturday 7th December 9am-4pm. There will be a series of devotions and Mass. For further information please visit http://www.worldfatima- englandwales.org.uk or see the poster at the back of Church.

VISITATION OF BISHOP PETER
Traditionally bishops try to visit all the parishes in the Diocese at least once every five years, to celebrate the Sunday Masses, meet parishioners and encourage everyone in the work that they are doing. Bishop Peter is going to visit our parish on Sunday 17th November and will preach at the 7:30am, 9am, 11am and 6:30pm Mass. He will then return on Saturday 30th November to celebrate and preach at the 6pm Vigil Mass.

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – Please join us for a Creation Celebration Mass on Friday 6th December at 7.30pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church. Pope Frances reminds us that our earth was here before us and it has been given to us freely, not to exploit, but to care for. By coming together for a Creation Celebration we can give thanks for the gift of God’s creation – a gift we are invited to enjoy together. Light refreshments after Mass.

ADVANCE NOTICE(S) – SCHOOL ADMISSIONS
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 2rd 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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