Newsletter: 8th December 2019

This Week’s Liturgies
Sunday Second Sunday of Advent

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

Monday Solemnity: Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Chief Patron of the Diocese of Northampton
(Transferred from 8th December)
9:30am (STA) Holy Rosary
10:00am (STA) Mass followed by Adoration

Tuesday Feria
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 Memoria: St Lucy
8:30am (STA) Mass followed by Adoration and Rosary
7:00pm (STA) Advent Reflection, Adoration and Evening Prayer

Saturday Memoria: St John of the Cross
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 December: The Future of the Very Young
That every country take the measures necessary to prioritize the future of the very young, especially those who are suffering.

Spend time with The Lord this Advent!
Advent Holy Hour -a time for quiet reflection and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. An opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession):
7pm-8pm Monday 16th December at St Thomas Aquinas Church
7pm-8pm Monday 23rd December at All Saints Church

Advent Evening Reflection
Advent talk & meditation, Adoration and Evening Prayer
Friday 13th December 7pm – St Thomas Aquinas Church

Next Weekend: Second Collection for Church Flowers

The Giving Tree
Please take a tag from the Christmas Tree in church and buy a present for someone extra this year. Wrap it (if the item is not food), label it and return it under the tree. Your gift will be gratefully received by someone locally or overseas.

Bereavement Support Group
Do you miss someone? Would you like to talk about it? Our Parish Bereavement Group gives you the safe space to share your grief following the loss of a loved one. We listen and talk about those who are gone and reflect on our faith to guide us through. Monday 9th December, 3.30-5:00 pm
Now at a change of venue:
St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room (MK2 2JE)

The Word of Life Team…
You are cordially invited to our Word of Life teaching and prayer ministry on Friday 20th December 2019 and every 3rd Friday of the month, at All Saints Church.

*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.

Love and Mercy: Faustina: The Odeon at MK Stadium
Back by popular demand at the Odeon Cinema in Bletchley on Tuesday 10th December 2019, 8:20pm. This is a docudrama on Divine Mercy and the mission of Sr Faustina following the apparitations of Jesus.

Parish Grand Prize Draw Winners
Ist Prize £250 – L. Davis; 2nd Prize £100 – R. Garcia;
3rd Prize £50 – D. Healy; 4th Prize Festive Hamper – R. Garcia; 5th Prize Case of Wine – J. Hevey

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.

The Seniors’ Christmas Party will be on Saturday 11th January at West Bletchley Community Centre, from 2pm till 6pm. If you would like to attend please complete one of the invites and place it in the box which you can find in the Sacristy. Completed forms should be received by Sunday 22nd December. Please note places are limited and are filled on a first come first serve basis. For any further information please contact John or Mary on 01908 377767

Would you like to be an Altar Server?
If you have made your First Holy Communion and attend Mass each week and would like to be part of our serving team then please come along to one of our training sessions:
Saturday 14th, 10:30am at All Saints or
Sunday 15th December after 11:00am Mass at All Saints Church. Please note that training takes places at All Saints Church even if you normally attend St Thomas Aquinas Church.

Christmas Liturgies
Christmas Eve – 24th December

10am am MASS of the Day (not Christmas)
St Thomas Aquinas Church

  1. 30 – 11 am Confessions
    St Thomas Aquinas Church

4.30 pm Children’s MASS of Christmas
All Saints Church

9.30pm Carols and 10pm Vigil MASS of Christmas
All Saints Church

12 Christmas Midnight MASS
St Thomas Aquinas Church

Christmas Day – 25th December
8 am MASS of Christmas
St Thomas Aquinas Church

10am MASS of Christmas
St Thomas Aquinas Church

9.00 am & 11.00 am
MASS of Christmas
All Saints Church

St Stephen’s Day – 26th December
12 Noon Mass – St Thomas Aquinas Church

Message from CAFOD: for those who were not able to attend the Creation Celebration Mass on Friday there is still an opportunity to sign a petition to the Prime Minister to support a net zero emissions target by 2045. This is a great opportunity to rewrite the future of our common home. The petition is available at the back of the church.

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

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