Newsletter: 25th November 2012

Midweek Mass Watch There is no 10 am Mass on Monday, due to a funeral.  Otherwise there are no changes to the usual schedule. 

TODAY is the SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING.

TODAY, also being Youth Sunday, our Youth SVP Group will take a prominent role at the 11 am Mass.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Divine Mercy Devotions 3 pm.

MONSIGNOR PAT McALEENAN will celebrate 50 years of priesthood in December.  “Fr Mac” was our priest in Bletchley from 1970-77.  If you wish to send him a card on his Golden Anniversary, his address is:
Our Lady of Walsingham
71 Occupation Road, Corby, Northants NN17 1EE 

CHALICE and CIBORIUM.  I am very grateful to the parish family whose donation has paid for one of the new chalices in memory of their deceased loved ones.  Also to the parishioner whose donation has paid for one of the new ciboria in memory of her deceased husband.  May I thank them both on behalf of all parishioners.

LAST WEEK’s Second Collection raised £712. For the Sick and Retired Clergy.  Thank You.

CAFOD has produced a free iPhone and iPad version of its Advent Calendar.  Read a true story each day and be inspired to pray and act for justice.  Details iTunes store at http://tinyuri.com/cb8hzdu or to cafod.org.uk

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Why not pay your offering to the Church by way of Standing Order, the more convenient way.  Just let us know by dropping this slip in the basket.

 

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NEXT SUNDAY is the First Sunday of Advent

(readers please take note).

 

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

Giovanni Pilla, aged 79,late of Eaton Avenue, whose Funeral is on Monday, 11 am at St Thomas Aquinas.

Pearl Coppeletti, aged 73, late of Albert Street, whose Funeral is Tuesday, 4th December, 11 am at St Thomas Aquinas.

Thomas Joseph Doran, of the Travelling Community, aged 41, whose Funeral was on Tuesday.

Please remember the families in your prayers at this sad time. 

CALLING ALL YOUNG PEOPLE, School Yr 8 and over.  Come along this Tuesday to our Phoenix Youth Group which is hosting the Diocesan Youth Service “Lux Teachings”.  A chance to learn the teachings of the church on the subject of “The Last Things”, it being November.  As well as our regular Phoenix members, youngsters from neighbouring parish youth groups have been invited.  Come and join us:  7 pm – 9 pm Tuesday at              St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room.

PARISH FAYRE.  Don’t miss our Annual Parish Fayre which is this Saturday, 1st December, 12 noon at Lord Grey School, Rickley Lane (just down from All Saints Church).

This is our main fund-raiser of the year but more than that it is a chance for our huge, diverse parish to come together under one roof.  You will see all your parishioner friends there, plus many more!

All the regular stalls plus some new ones.  Father Christmas will make an early appearance.

Don’t miss out ~ see you at the Fayre!

PS:  More bottles are needed please.  Thanks.

PPS:  Fresh baked cakes ~ on the day please. 

OUR LADY OF FATIMA PRAYER GROUP meets ar 2 pm on Sunday 25th November.  Venue Mrs. Socorro Willis, 229 Whalley Drive, Bletchley MK3 6JW (07960 826144).  All welcome.

May God Bless Us All

Fr Michael

PANTOMINE TICKETS.  Please collect and pay for yours, from Angela White, as soon as possible.

Thanks 

CAFOD DIOCESAN MANAGER for NORTHAMPTON DIOCESE ~ sought following retirement.  1 year fixed term opportunity with responsibility for recruiting and managing volunteers and managing Northampton’s CAFOD Diocesan Officer, representing and promoting CAFOD locally and delivering CAFOD’s plan across the Diocese.  The post is located in Northampton.  Full details please see www.cafod.org.uk/jobs and follow the link to UK jobs.

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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

 

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SERVICES THIS WEEK

 

ST THOMAS AQUINAS CHURCH

Sycamore Avenue, MK2 2JE

 

Monday:                            11 am Funeral

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

 

 

 

 

 

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