Following the Prime Minister’s Statement to the Nation at 8:30pm on Monday 23rd March 2020 The Church of St Thomas Aquinas, Fenny Stratford and the Church of All Saints, West Bletchley will remain CLOSED until further notice.
Sadly the churches cannot be open for private prayer at this time. Mass will be offered privately each day by both Fr Christopher and Fr Emmnuel for your intentions and we invite you to join your prayers with ours at home by making a Spiritual Communion.
Please refer to the “Home Page” for details of Mass on Live Stream.
We pray that through our collective effort and the sacrifices we can make in following the Government’s directives, lives can be saved and the spread of infection greatly reduced. It is the heartfelt desire to keep the two greatest commandments as taught by our Blessed Lord, love of God and love of our neighbour, that compels us to do all we can at this time to protect and support each other.
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).