Newsletter:2nd February 2020

This Week’s Liturgies
Ordinary Time Year A

Sunday The Presentation of the Lord
6:00pm (STA) (Saturday) Vigil Mass
7:30am (STA) Mass
9:00am (AS) Mass
11:00am (AS) Mass
6:30pm (AS) Mass

Monday Memoria: St Blaise
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
4:30pm (STA) Funeral Vigil Mass

Wednesday Memoria: St Agatha
10:00am (STA) Mass followed by Rosary
2:30pm (STA) Funeral Service of Stephen Hunt

Thursday Memoria: St Paul Miki & Companions
10:00am (AS) Mass followed by Rosary and D.M Chaplet

Friday Feria
10:00am (STA) Mass followed by Rosary

Saturday Memoria: 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 Intention for February
Listen to the Migrants’ Cries
We pray that the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal trafficking, may be heard and considered

Bishop Peter’s Farewell Mass
A “Farewell Mass” for Bishop Peter will be celebrated in the Cathedral at 11:00am on Saturday, 22nd February. All are very welcome to attend but please note that there is limited seating and parking at the Cathedral. It is advised to get there in plenty of time. We pray for God’s blessing for Bishop Peter as he continues his ministry, and for our bishop-elect, Canon David Oakley:
O Lord, who for the feeding of your flock
have chosen your servant David as our bishop elect,
grant him, we pray,
a spirit of counsel and fortitude,
a spirit of knowledge and piety,
so that, by faithfully governing the people entrusted to him,
he may build up in the world the sacrament of the Church
Through Christ our Lord, AMEN

Second Collection – This weekend:
Bishop Peter’s retirement gift from the Parish.

Requiescant in Pace
Please pray for repose of the soul of
Stephen Hunt, whose Funeral Service will be at 2.30pm on Wednesday 5th February at St Thomas Aquinas Church.
Robert Christopher Jones, whose Funeral service will be at 1:45pm on Monday 10th February at All Saints Church.

Celebration 2020
Celebration provides religious formation to young people from year 6 up to 6th form. It is a residential weekend being held at Thornton School from 28th -30th August. Application forms are available from Fr Christopher.

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes
You are invited to a Rosary gathering / procession to honour the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to pray for the sick. Tuesday 11th February 2020 at 6pm. Meeting outside Christ the Cornerstone 300 Saxon Gate west, Central Milton Keynes MK9 2ES. For more information please phone Monica
on 07401 366330.

Thinking Theology Lecture
‘Camino to Santiago – A Pilgrim’s Story’ The spiritual Significance of Pilgrimage in the 21st Century.
Monday 23rd March 2020 at 7.00pm, The Chapel, St Pauls Catholic School. Guest Speaker Fr Brendan Seery.
Admission Free

Christmas Crip Appeal 2019
Many thanks for generous response in support of Mission together ensuring Children across the World hears the story of Jesus benefit from a healthy meal and receive an education. This year we raised £600.00

The Year of the Word
There will be a great DIOCESAN SCRIPTURE FEST on June 6 in Thornton College. It is hoped that as many as possible will go, especially all Parish readers. See http://www.eventbrite.co.uk and search WORDFEST2020 for the booking details.

Mass Intentions
When a priest offers Holy Mass, he has three intentions: First, to offer the Mass reverently and validly in accord with the norms of the Church. Second, to offer the Mass in union with the whole Church and for the good of the whole Church. Third, to offer the Mass for a particular intention, such as the repose of the soul of someone who has died. If you would like a Mass offered for your intention, at the discretion of the Parish Clergy, please contact Jo in the office to check if the date you would like is available. Due to a very high demand and less available clergy it is unlikely that a Mass can be offered straight away, normally Mass Intentions are usually booked up for about three months at a time. We would advise you to organise Mass intentions as early as possible to avoid disappointment. We print the list of Mass Intentions (the ‘pink sheet’) every week and this is posted at the back of Church. Please note that funerals take priority and may occasionally cause the Mass schedule and intention to be changed at short notice: thank you for your understanding. Donations for Mass intentions can be given to Jo at the Parish Office, to the clergy, or placed in the Sunday collection. Please place your donation in an envelope with your name, the name of the person for whom the Mass is offered and what the Intention is for: for example: get well, thanksgiving, RIP etc and the date of the Mass if you have already arranged this with the Parish Office.

CAFOD Supporters’ event – All welcome
Come and hear from CAFOD’s Director, Christine Allen, about her experience visiting our partners and giving input at global events, be inspired by other supporters and have an energising session.
Sat 22 Feb – St Augustine Church, 1 Langcliffe Drive, Heelands, Milton Keynes MK13 7PL 10:30am – 1.30pm (coffee/tea from 10am with shared lunch from 1:30pm).
Please let us know you are coming – 01494 863 777 or northampton@cafod.org.uk.

Coach Trips
*Thursday 16th July to Cromer leaving All Saints Church 8am Returning 4pm. Cost £15 per person.
*Thursday 17th September to Portsmouth leaving All Saints Church 8am Returning 4pm Cost £15 per person.
To book your seat phone Michael/Vivienne Smith on
01908 507184.
**Disclaimer – This trip is not organised by the Parish, the Parish therefore takes no responsibility for it.

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

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