Newsletter: 1st June 2014

COURSE ON THE CATHOLIC FAITH We are starting a new discussion based course, using the DVD series “Catholicism” by Fr Robert Barron.  You do not need to commit to the whole course and are free to ‘dip in and out’.  The sessions will be held every Thursday evening throughout June and July, 7.30 pm in St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room.  The first session, on the 5th June, is called “Amazed and Afraid” – The Revelation of God Become Man”. All Welcome! 

ARIBA A musical evening has been arranged for:

7.30 pm Friday 6th June

Irish Centre, Milton Keynes

Entry: £2. per person on the door.

All proceeds to go to the ARIBA Fund.

Everyone most welcome.

 

PARISH BBQ

12 noon – Saturday 28th June

St Thomas Aquinas

Tickets: £4.50p per person.  £14. Family Ticket.

IF purchased IN ADVANCE

£5. per person.        £15. Family Ticket

Purchased ON THE DAY

These prices INCLUDE tea, coffee,soft drinks.

*NO dogs please – only ‘guide dogs’  Thank You*

TOMBOLA prizes needed plus volunteers to help on the day.  Help sought to make salads (please contact Vivienne on 01908 507184).

**TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE**

 

UNWANTED GIFTS STALL SALE‘Between the Masses’  today at All Saints
Proceeds to go to CAFOD

 

MK FOOD BANK

Today we welcome to Mass Mr John Marshall  who will talk about the important work of the Food Bank in Milton Keynes. 

 

NEXT WEEK Mission Appeal by Brother John

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

Michael Mitchell, late of Caton House. Funeral: Tuesday 3rd 12 noon at St Mary’s, Woburn Sands.

Marie Chrisanthi Abeyratna, Funeral: Tuesday 11:30am Oak Chapel MK Crematorium.

 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS

Today 3pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

MYSTAGOGIA MASS

11 am Saturday 7th June

Northampton Cathedral

The first chance for our new Catholics to celebrate the Eucharist together with all those who have made the same journey with them.  Please contact the Parish Office (372315) should you wish to attend.

 

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN BLETCHLEY

The ecumenical group representing Christian Churches in Bletchley have joined the Sunday Night Live movement which aims to provide entertainment with a twist of faith.  Events will be held on the 3rd Sunday of the month in the Starbucks Cafe at Bletchley Leisure Centre, starting this week with a performance by Uncle Abe’s Medicine Show.  Entrance is free, apart from the price of drink from the coffee bar.  Doors open at 7 pm ~ grab yourself a drink before the music starts at 7.30 pm.

 

WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE

Saturday 14th June

Departs All Saints Church 8 am

Returns about 8 pm

To book your seat, please bring your £14. non-refundable fare to Jo at the Parish Office, or give it to one of the clergy clearly marked with your details and contact number.  We always have a lovely time at Walsingham ~ England’s Nazareth.

 

With every blessing

for the week ahead

Father Christopher Perry

VOCATION DISCERNMENT WEEKEND

13 – 15 June 2014

An invitation to single Catholic women in their 30s, 40s or 50s to come for a weekend of discernment from 13 to 15 June, to explore their Vocation to Religious Life.  We are looking for women with enthusiasm, energy and love for God, and for whom prayer is a priority, to continue and develop the ministry of Retreats and Spirituality in our small Congregation.  Details contact the Sisters on 0208 941 2313 or email info@christian-retreat.org

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WEYMOUTH 5th JULY ~ £15.

Phone:  REMY 647854

AYLESFORD, KENT 10th AUGUST ~ £13.

Phone:  REMY 647854

*Individual Lists at back of Church*

These trips are not organised by the Parish. The Parish takes no responsibily for these trips.

 

 

MK SOUTH: PASTORAL AREA MEETING

Monday 2nd June at 7:30pm

St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

 

PARISH BBQ PLANNING MEETING

Tuesday 3rd June at  8pm -10pm

St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

 

WEST BLETCHLEY CARNIVAL

Saturday 7th June 2014

Parade starts at 12 noon

 

On one Church Notice Board were displayed the words,

“JUMBLE SALE SATURDAY 2pm”

A great opportunity to get rid of anything that is not worth keeping

DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR HUSBANDS ALONG”

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ARE YOU NEW? HAVE YOU MOVED?

I am a new/existing* parishioner.

Please add me to the Parish List.

I would/would not* like to be contacted by a Parish Welcomer.

 

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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:           Maggie Osgathorpe

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

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Parish Office:                                          01908 372315Parish 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 CHAPLAINCYIf 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 2015

Diaries will be stamped at the beginning and the end of each Mass within the designated areas.

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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 Rosary

Wednesday:                10 am Mass and Rosary

Friday:                         8.30 am Mass and Rosary

Saturday:                     9.30 am Mass

                                      10 – 10.30 am Confessions

Saturday Vigil Mass:  6 pm

Sunday:                        7.30 am

 

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

 

Tuesday:                      10 am Mass followed by

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary

Thursday:                    10 am Mass and Rosary

Sunday Masses:           9 am /  11 am  /  6.30 pm

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