Newsletter: 24th November 2019

This Week’s Liturgies
Sunday Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ,
Universal King

6:00pm (Sat) (STA) Vigil Mass
7:30am (STA) Mass
9:00am (AS) Mass
11:00am (AS) Mass
6:30pm (AS) Mass

Monday Feria
9:30am (STA) Holy Rosary
10:00am (STA) Mass followed by Adoration
12:00pm (STA) Funeral Mass of Michele Pozzuto
6:30pm (STA) Reconciliation Service for Parents of First Holy Communion Children.

Tuesday Feria
9:30am (AS) Holy Rosary
10:00am (AS) Mass followed by Adoration
3.00pm (STA) Dementia Mass

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 Feast: St Andrew the Apostle
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.

Dementia Mass

Tuesday 26th November 2019 at 3pm St Thomas Aquinas Church followed by refreshments. All welcome

Requiescat in Pace
Please pray for repose of the soul of
Michele Pozzuto, whose Funeral Mass will be at 12noon on Monday 25th November at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

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

Retiring Collection Today:
Society of St Vincent de Paul

Second Collection Next Week:
Aid to the Church in Need: A Pontifical Foundation of the Catholic Church, supporting the Catholic faithful and other Christians where they are persecuted, oppressed or in pastoral need. Each year ACN fund over 5,000 projects in more than 140 countries around world, helping to support the Church in its mission, and bringing hope and solidarity to millions of people. From priests to catechists and seminarians to Sisters, you enable us to help persecuted and suffering Christians live out their faith.

Our Parish Fayre:
Saturday 30th November at St Thomas Aquinas School between 12-2pm.

Games, Stalls, Prizes, Refreshments
Fun for all the family

Invitation to the Young People in our Parish
If you are in School Years 7-11 we would like to invite you to the re launch of PHOENIX- our youth group for pupils at secondary school.

We know the challenges young people face and want to support you as you grow in faith. We want to offer you the chance to meet, socialise and explore your faith with other young people who belong to our parish. Perhaps they are friends you see at Mass or maybe they go to a different Mass to you? Maybe you used to go to school together but now go to different schools? Why not take this opportunity to meet up with friends and make new ones? We plan to meet on the following Tuesday dates from 7.30 pm-9pm in the parish meeting room at St Thomas Aquinas Church: November 26th, December 17th, January 28th,
February 25th, March 31st, April 28th,
May 19th, June 30th.

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. For further information please visit http://www.worldfatima- or see the poster at the back of Church.

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 to give thanks for the gift of God’s creation. Light refreshments after Mass.

School Admissions – Parish Diaries
2020 Catholic Primary School Admissions:
Completed 2019 diaries will be collected in this weekend after the 6pm Vigil; 9am &11am Masses
We will inform you by email if a “Certificate of Catholic Practice” has been issued. 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 Catholic Primary School Admissions
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 is sued 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.

Invitation to our Senior Citizens St Thomas Aquinas School welcomes you to our Christmas performance of ‘Superstar’ where there will be a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine for all. Doors will open at 12.30pm on Friday 13th December and entrance is by ticket only. The cost of each ticket is £1.00. Please call the school office on 01908 373977 to reserve your ticket.

Safeguarding Update – Educare
Did you know that the diocese provides free e-learning safeguarding training? You can access the training online, on a variety of subjects, at a time and place to suit you. If you are interested, please email: to register your interest. Please give your name, email address, the name of your parish and your role, which can include parent/grandparent. On receipt of the information the safeguarding administrator will register you with Educare, who will contact you directly with a welcome email and your password,

A message from CAFOD: Why should we get involved in the 2019 general election? As Catholics, Pope Francis reminds us that we have a shared responsibility for our neighbours and the world and calls us to join a new dialogue about the future.. For more information on questions to ask candidates please go to

Thank you from Missio: The second collection for World Mission Sunday raised £972 from St Thomas Aquinas and All Saints Parish and is crucial in helping the Church in India and around the world reach out with God’s love. For more information about Missio please visit

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

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