Midweek Mass Watch
There are no changes to the normal schedule
PARISH OFFICE “UNMANNED”
Jo, our Parish Secretary, is on leave for two weeks.
If you are planning to visit the Parish Office, please ‘phone beforehand to avoid a wasted visit. However, the priests are available, on call, at all times.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
for children not at Bishop Parker or St Thomas Aquinas Schools. Preparation course will begin in September but forms are available now.
Please pick one up, entitled “Come and See.”
WANT TO BE AN ALTAR SERVER?
We have some keen youngsters wanting to join our team. Would they please ”hold their horses” until we announce some training sessions in September.
Also, IN SEPTEMBER
We will announce the start of next year’s Confirmation programme, for young people in School Year 7.
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
Baby Micky Jay Morgan of Newton Longville, funeral details from the presbytery.
Des Hegarty, late of Caton House, funeral arrangements yet to be confirmed.
DIOCESAN PROCESSION OF FAITH 2012
1.30pm … Sunday 30th September
The procession leaves from the area of the Church of the Holy Child and St Joseph, Brereton Road, Bedford MK40 1HU.
Transport is being organised, with a fare of £10. per person, and should you wish to process will you please add your name and contact details to the list at back of church.
Further details may be obtained from Tess
on 01908 378558.
FORTHCOMING WEDDING BANNS.
James Sullivan and Sarah Gray
Charlotte Burton and Lee Binfield
Hayley Flynn and Craig Fayers-Hallin
Craig McDonald and Katy Richards
Please pray for these young people as they prepare for their happy day and to lay down their life for their loved-one.
CAFOD Volunteers Needed
Do you have a few hours spare to be a volunteer for CAFOD? We are looking for people who are willing to speak in schools and parishes. Full training and travelling expenses are provided and times are very flexible. For more details and a chat contract: Frank Sudlow 01604 785254 or
‘FIT for the PURPOSE’
Friday 14 to Sunday 16 September
Led by Stuart Buchanan. £135. full inclusive fee
(£40. Non-refundable booking fee)
The weekend provides an excellent opportunity to meet other Christians who sense God calling them into new areas of ministry and to talk to ministers who have experience of helping people to discern God’s call on their lives. Details/book contact:
David Hilton 0115 9683224 or
PRO-LIFE PILGRIMAGE to WALSINGHAM
Led by Bishop John Hine
Sunday 23rd September
To book phone Penny Souster: 07877 236160
See Poster at Back of Church
CHILDREN’s LITURGY OF THE WORD
10 am – 1 pm Saturday 29th September
St Augustine’s, MK13 7PL
If you are interested in attending, please contact the Parish Office (372315) and a form will be sent to you. The parish will pay the cost.
May God Bless Us All
MK THEATRE CHRISTMAS PANTO
6 pm Friday 4th January 2013
200 seats reserved
Early bird price £19. Per person
Confirmed before 12th September
Please sign list at back of church
Lourdes/Navers/Paris by Coach
27th July 2013. 8 days, £480. per person.
Fatima by Plane
11 October 2013. 5 days. £495. per person.
Lists at back of church or contact Remy 647854
The parish has no responsibility for this advertised trip
Deacon: Rev. Noel Guina
Tel: 01908 649356 – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Pastoral Worker: Angela White
Parish Visit Co-Ordinator: Eileen Eade
Child Protection Representative:
Marie Day 07882 713797
Parish Primary Schools:
Bishop Parker School, MK2 3BT 372129
St Thomas Aquinas School, MK3 5DT 373977
St Paul’s Secondary School MK6 5EN 669735
Parish Office: 01908 372315
Parish Secretary Jo Cerrone
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
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
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 amMass
ALL SAINTS CHURCH
Shenley Road, MK3 6HG
Tuesday: 10 am Mass
Wednesday: 10 am Word/Communion/Rosary
Thursday: 10am Mass
Sunday Masses: 9 am / 11 am / 6.30 pm
NB: 6.30 pm Mass-goers, please take the newsletter home. Thank You.