Newsletter:25th March 2012

Midweek Mass Watch
11.30 am Mass on Friday (not 8.30 am)

SECOND COLLECTION today for the Easter flowers for our churches.

16 NEW EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST have been ‘trained up’ and added to the rota. Would ll ministers please consult the new All Saints rota on the noticeboard; it is in draft form. Please make any alterations clearly by Palm Sunday; the final rota will come into operation on the Sunday after Easter. We have six new ministers yet to be ‘trained up’ whose names do appear on the rota.
Thank you to all our ministers, new and old.

HOLY WEEK ROTAS. For Readers, Ministers, Servers, Foot Washing, Watching. Please sign the clipboard.

PHOENIX YOUTH GROUP meet Tuesday, 7 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room.

“OH MY GOD” Sinead’s evening for 12-18 year olds is 6.45 pm – 9 pm this Thursday at All Saints.
Do come along.

JANET and MICHAEL Werboweckyj and family wish to thank all the parishioners who attended Peter’s funeral. Also thank you for the lovely cards of condolence and Mass cards. They were a great comfort to us. Last of all, a special thank you to all who took part and to Fr Michael who make the service very memorable.

PET McGLYNN gives her heartfelt thanks to all parishioners, Legion of Mary, over 50’s clubs, golf societies and Barclays members for all the prayers and Masses offered up for her beloved Tommy. A Mass has been offered up for all their intentions.

MAGGIE’s HOPE. The family event planned for April has been cancelled following the sad passing of Maggie Thomas. To reclaim any monies or prizes please call Mrs Mulholland at St Thomas Aquinas School on 373977 before 20tl April. Anything unclaimed will be passed directly to Dave Thomas and the children. The family wish to thank all parishioners for your continued support and prayers.

BAPTiSM PREPARATION MEETING Thursday
29 March, 8pm — 9pm at St Thomas Aquinas
Meeting Room.

NEXT WEEK IS PALM SUNDAY. Please note that the 7.30 am Mass at St Thomas Aquinas will be moved to 10.30 am (also on Easter Sunday).

COFFEE after 11 o’clock Mass next Sunday. An extra CAFOD event to ‘round-oW our Lenten project and to “cash-in” on the government’s promise to match/double all the money we raise during Lent.

RECONCILIATION SERVICES for Lent are both tomorrow (Monday)
11.30 am St Thomas Aquinas (NB not in the afternoon as in recent years)
7.30 pm All Saints
The best way to prepare for Easter is to unburden ourselves from those sins.
Easter Sunday Mass times will differ from usual:
Saturday Vigil Mass: 7.30 pm St ThomasAquinas
Sunday: 8.30 am [Italian] and 10.30 am St Thomas Aquinas
8 am, 9.15 am and 11 am All Saints
[NB: NO evening Mass]

FRIDAY’s MASS is not at 8.30 am this week but at 11.30 am and will be immediately followed by a light lunch of soup and bread. We hope everyone will stay for this Lenten Lunch and that it will be as well supported as the last one. All proceeds to CAFOD.

THE CAFOD QUIZ NIGHT was a tremendous success, a sell-out and a very enjoyable evening raising £1 ,O’12.’70p (to be doubled). Thanks to all who supported and to MK Irish Centre for providing the venue free of charge.

I have had a letter of complaint from a parishioner at All Saints Church. He says that early arrivals are parking in such a way as to make it impossible for other drivers to access some bays, including the Disabled Bay. May 1 leave this one to you? Also, I know that All Saints Church is too small but could we please keep the staircase clear? Thank You

OUR LADY OF FATIMA PRAYER GROUP
meet 2 pm 31 St March at Millie and Dominic
Macaronni, 13 Earls Close, Bletchley MK2 (07960 826144)

ROSARY LINK for Vocations. Please see the new poster at back of church for details plus venues.

May God Bless Us All

Fr Michael

CHILDREN’s LITURGY OF THE WORD is a much-valued element of parish life in Bletchley, operating at three of our five Masses. We need more volunteers please. Perhaps you are a parent who values this ministry and would like to get involved. Please see one of the clergy. Also, would parents kindly not go into the liturgy themselves unless they would like to become helpers. Thank You.

ARIBA are appealing for knitting/crochet patterns, knitting needles, crochet hooks and unwanted large holdalls or suitcases. If you are able to help please contact Angela White or the parish office.

EASTER Stories and Sticker Books available for children at back of church.

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Leaving All Saints 8.30 am. Fare £11.
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Weymouth Saturday 28th July
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Disclaimer:The parish has no responsibility for these advertised trips

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Pastoral Area of St Martin of Tours (MK South)

Parish Website: http://www.bletchleyparish.co.uk

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 Park School, MK2 3BT 372129

St Thomas Aquinas School, MK3 5DT 373977

St Paul’s Secondary School MK6 5EN 669735

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Parish Office: 01908 372315

Parish Secretary Jo Cerrone

Office House:

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

SERVICES THIS WEEK

ST THOMAS AQUINAS CHURCH

Sycamore Avenue, MK2 2JE

Monday: 10 am Mass followed by

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Stations

Wednesday: 10 am Mass

Friday: 11.30 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: 10am Word,Communion,Rosary

Thursday: 10 am Mass

Friday: 2 pm Stations of the Cross

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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