PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF MASS AND PUBILC ACTS OF WORSHIP resumed on Saturday 4th July. This is great news! Attendance at each Mass or act of worship will be limited however with one metre plus social distancing in place. Face masks or coverings will need to be worn. The obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still suspended and so if you are in an “at risk group” or have any any concern about the risk of infection we still encourage you to remain at home. The resumption of Public Mass is a process that will take time. We anticipate that numbers at Mass we will be small to begin with and we will of course be observing all appropriate hygiene and safety measures. At this stage there will be no congregational singing and the Mass will be shorter than normal. The exchange of the peace and the use of holy water, children’s liturgy and the stamping of parish diaries will remain suspended. A Priest will be available for confession before each Sunday Mass.
UK GOVERMENT TEST AND TRACE :It is requested that the parish participate in the UK Government’s Test and Trace System. If you are attending a public Mass in our Parish we invite you to email:
Please write: your name, contact telephone number and the date and time of the Mass you are attending. Your participation in this scheme is strongly encouraged but is optional. Your details will be held securely by the Parish for 21 days after which they will be permanently deleted in accordance with GDPR. Your details will only be used for the test and trace system. A full copy of the Parish Privacy Notice can be found on this website or at the back of each Church on the Notice board.
Please note that the 7:30am Mass and 6:30pm Mass remain suspended. It is hoped that these will be reinstated in due course.
6:00pm (STA) (Saturday) Vigil Mass of Sunday
9:00am (AS) Mass
11:00am (AS) Mass
10:00am (STA) Mass followed by Adoration
10:00am (AS) Mass followed by Adoration
10:00am (STA) Mass
10:00am (AS) Mass
10:00am (STA) Mass
9:30am (STA) Mass followed by Adoration
10:00-10:30am (STA) CONFESSIONS
STA: St Thomas Aquinas Church, Sycamore Avenue, MK2 2JE
AS: All Saints Church, Shenley Road, MK3 6HG
Please refer to the “Home Page” for details of Mass on Live Stream.
The Act Spiritual Communion
The heartfelt desire to receive Our Lord even when we are unable to do so at Mass. This desire to receive him through Spiritual Communion is an act of love which prolongs our thanksgiving even when we are not in the Eucharistic presence of Our Lord. The desire is to live constantly in His presence: ‘The effects of a sacrament can be received by desire’ (St Thomas Aquinas). There are many formulae from the saints for making a Spiritual Communion including St Alphonsus Liguori:
My Jesus, I believe that You are truly present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as being already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen
THE FOLLOWING IS THE NORM BUT CHANGES OFTEN OCCUR PARTICULARLY AT EASTER AND CHRISTMAS. SOMETIMES WEEKDAY MASS TIMES ARE CHANGED DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES. PLEASE CHECK THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER (found on the HOME page) FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION.
St. Thomas Aquinas Church – Fenny Stratford, MK2 2JE
Saturday Vigil MASS: 6:00 pm
Sunday MASS: 7.30 am
Monday: 10:00 am Mass
Wednesday: 10:00am Mass
Friday: 10:00 am Mass
Saturday: 9:30am Mass; Confessions 10:00am -10:30am
All Saints Church – West Bletchley, MK3 6HG
Tuesday: 10:00 am Mass
Thursday: 10:00am Mass
Holy Days – Please consult the Newsletter for up to date information.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction follows the 10:00am Monday Mass, and Tuesday 10:00am Mass with silent adoration before Benediction at 11.00am.
The Holy Rosary is normally prayed at 9:30am before Mass on Mondays and Tuesdays. It is prayed after Mass on Thursdays and Fridays.
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 10am-10.30am at St Thomas Aquinas Church.
Stations of the Cross in Lent: Wednesday 10:30am – St Thomas Aquinas Church
Friday 2:00pm – All Saints Church
Processions: Palm Sunday (Weather Permitting).
Divine Mercy: All Saints Church, every first Sunday of the month: 3pm-4pm followed by refreshments. (Except August). The Chaplet is recited along with the Rosary after Mass on Thursdays.
40 Hours (Quarantore) Takes place annually over a 4 day period (usualy during Lent).