Newsletter: 15th December 2019

This Week’s Liturgies
Sunday Third Sunday of Advent – Gaudete

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 NB: No Adoration Today
11:30am (STA) Funeral Mass for Mrs Toni Rampello
7:00pm (STA) Adoration and Confessions

Tuesday Feria – O Wisdom
9:30am (AS) Holy Rosary
10:00am (AS) Mass followed by Adoration

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

Thursday Feria – O Root of Jesse
10:00am (AS) Mass followed by Rosary and D.M Chaplet

Friday Feria – O key of David
8:30am (STA) Mass followed by Adoration and Rosary
7:00pm (AS) Word of Life Ministry
Mass, Sacred Teaching, Adoration

Saturday Feria – O Rising Sun
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

This Weekend: Second Collection for Church Flowers

Requiescant in Pace
Please pray for repose of the soul of
Antonietta Rampello, whose Funeral Mass will be at 11:30am on Monday 16th December at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

Joyce Daly, whose Funeral Mass will be at 12:30pm on Wednesday 8th January at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

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

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 in need locally or overseas.

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.

Phoenix Youth Group
Tuesday 17th December, 7:30pm – 9pm
St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting room (MK2 2JE)
For young people in the Parish in school years 7-11Come along for Pizza, games and an opportunity to share and reflect on our Catholic faith.

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 our training session:
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

Prophets: Messengers of God’s Mercy
Starting in January 2020 a ten-part Bible study, in which you will discover how God is constantly calling us to a deeper relationship with him as well as the ways we are called to be the voice of God to others. We will come to know the prophets and their messages will shed light on our faith and our lives. The group will meet on:
Friday evenings after the 7pm Mass at St Augustine’s Church, Heelands, MK13 7PL.
A book will need to be purchased before the start of the course.
For further details please contact Christine Scotcher on
01908 318079 or email:bibletimeline2018 @gmail.com

Thank you from Bedford
Fr Wayne and the Parishioners of Ss Philip & James Parish, Bedford extend a special thank you to the support and participation of Bletchley Parishioners at the Fatima Day a week ago on Saturday. It was a prayerful and Holy occasion.

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

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