Newsletter: 19th August 2012

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

Email cafod@northampton.org.uk

‘FIT for the PURPOSE’

VOCATION WEEKEND

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

Email bookshop@stjohns-nottm.ac.uk

Website:  www.stjohns-nottm.ac.uk

PRO-LIFE PILGRIMAGE to WALSINGHAM

Led by Bishop John Hine

Sunday 23rd September

Tickets:  £13.

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

Fr Michael

MK THEATRE CHRISTMAS PANTO

CINDERELLA

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

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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

Disclaimer:

The parish has no responsibility for this advertised trip

  

 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 Paul’s 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

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.

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