Newsletter: 15th January 2012

“SPEAKING IN CHURCH”. It’s not always as easy as it might seem! There are issues of speed, sound and direction. Come to a practical training morning to improve your skills and give you confidence.
Leaders: Peter Ballantine and Mary Cotes.
Saturday 4th February 9.30 am – 12.30
St Andrew’s Church, Great Linford. Cost £5.
(which our parish will pay for anyone who wants to attend).
Bookings:Peter Ballantine 605892 or pballarev@yahoo.com

PHOENIX YOUTH GROUP (for school year 8 and over) meet Tuesday 7-9 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room.

ITALIAN MASS: Extra Mass on Sunday 22nd January, 8.30 am at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

CONFIRMATION. For the 45 youngsters who ‘signed up’ last September, your first session is this Friday, 20th January. Consult the list at the back of church if you can’t remember the time of your session.
(Group A meet 6 – 7 pm)
(Group B meet 7.30 – 8.30 pm)
Bishop Peter will administer the Sacrament on Thursday 15th March at All Saints Church.

CONGRATULATIONS to ex-parishioner Dessie Prichard, son of Aubrey and Nellie, who was awarded the OBE in the New Year’s Honours for his work in the community.

THE SENIOR’s CHRISTMAS PARTY is to take place next Saturday, 21st January at West Bletchley Community Centre. The doors open at 1.15 pm and dinner will be served from 2 pm. Everyone who put in a request to come has now been contacted. If you put in a request and have not heard please call John or Mary on 01908 377767.

WEDDING COUPLES’ MEETING. We have twelve weddings ‘booked in’ so far for 2012. Would all these couples please attend an important meeting on Monday 30th January, 8 – 9 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room.
Also, if a couple have yet to book their date with us, please do so now and attend this meeting.
Furthermore, any Bletchley Parish couple planning to marry in a church outside of Bletchley Parish and want us to complete the paperwork, please attend too.

ST PAUL’s SCHOOL are seeking two governors. Anyone interested needs to be a practising Catholic and a parent of a child at the school. Governors do an important job in keeping our schools Catholic and we are very grateful to them all for all they do. If you are interested, please see Fr Michael.
Incidentally, the school has given me the names of sixty-two children from our parish who wish to be admitted in September. Of the sixty-two I was able to give references for thirty-seven, based on the evidence in their diary which they were having signed throughout last year. Of course, I hope that the school are able to accommodate all 62, but if places are limited, the 37 are to be given priority, in keeping with the school’s published admissions criteria.
PS: Children in the current school year 5 need to be having their diary signed, after Mass, throughout 2012 in support of their admission to St Paul’s in September 2013.

DURRANS HOUSE (off Church Street, Fenny Stratford). Diane Phillips, the Housing Officer, has informed us of various activities held on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and invites anyone interested to come and join in. Please contact her on 01908 645707 for details.

OUR LADY OF FATIMA PRAYER GROUP meet 21st January at Mrs Connie del Grosso, 6 Earls Close, Bletchley, MK2. (07960826144)

MK THEATRE: ‘All The Fun of the Fair”
2.30 pm ~ 8th February ~ £12.50p
Please sign list at back of church.

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May God Bless Us All

Fr Michael

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NEW PARISHIONER?

Welcome to the Parish!

EXISTING PARISHIONER?

Ensure you are on our list.

Please fill in this slip and hand it to one of the Welcomers (with the big yellow rosette!). We will put you on our List of Parishioners. Meanwhile, please help yourself to the Information Sheets at back of church. If you have children, please see the sheet explaining our diary system for places in our Catholic schools. Please note that Fr Michael will only give references (for passports, immigration, schools, jobs, sponsors etc) if you appear on our parish list.

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NAME …………………………………………………..

ADDRESS ………………………………………………

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I would like to give my offering to the parish by:

STANDING ORDER Yes/No

Deacon: Rev Noel Guina,

Tel: 01908 649356 – email: guina@btinternet.com

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Parish Pastoral Worker: Angela White

Parish Visit Co-Ordinator: Eileen Eade

Child Protection

Representative: Marie Day 07882 713797

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Parish Primary Schools:

Bishop Parker School, MK2 3BT: 372129

St Thomas Aquinas School, MK3 5DT: 373977

St Pauls Secondary School MK6 5EN: 669735

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Parish Office: 01908 372315

Parish Secretary Jo Cerrone

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 9.30 am – 12:30 pm

[Jo – Mon-Tues-Wed- Fri; Eileen – Thurs]

At other times: By Appointment

MK GENERAL HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY

If you know of a Catholic in hospital please contact:

Catholic Chaplaincy 01908 243700

Marriage Care:

For confidential advice, please call 0800 389 3801

School Admissions September 2013

Please have your diary signed after Mass today.

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SERVICES THIS WEEK

ST THOMAS AQUINAS CHURCH

Sycamore Avenue, MK2 2JE

Monday: 10 am Mass followed by

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction

Wednesday: 10 am Mass and Rosary

Friday: 8.30 am Mass

Saturday: 10 – 10.30 am Confessions

Saturday Vigil Mass: 6 pm

Sunday: 7.30 am Mass

 

 

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

Tuesday: 10 am Mass

Wednesday 10 am Word, Communion, Rosary

Thursday: 10 am Mass

Sunday Masses: 9 am, 11 am, 6.30 pm

Please take this Newsletter home or replace on shelf.

NB: 6.30 pm Mass-goers, please take the newsletter home. Thank You.

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