Newsletter: 5th October 2014

HEAD COUNT

It is time for us to complete the Annual Parish Statistics. Could collectors please count all those at Mass, including children.  Please include members of the choir and those serving on the Altar.

 

ADVANCE NOTICE

Diaries for 2015 School Admissions

If you have been issued with a diary then please hand it in at the end of Mass on Advent Sunday (30th November 2014) and collect a receipt.  Please ensure you have recorded your email address in the diary so we are able to notify you as to whether you have been given a reference.

 

PHOENIX YOUTH CLUB ~ this Tuesday

For young people in year 8 and above.  Meets every two weeks – starts this coming Tuesday – 7 pm St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room.  Subs £2.

 

TALK on ST THOMAS BECKET

By Prof Anne Duggan

 7 pm Tuesday 7th October

Northampton Cathedral NN2 6AW

 

MASS in the CATHEDRAL

7.30 pm Friday 10th October

To celebrate the 850th Anniversary of the trial

and conviction of Thomas Becket

 

WW1 COMMEMORATIVE EVENT

A talk on ‘Catholic Military Chaplains’

by Dr James Hagerty

7 PM 14th OCTOBER

Details contact the Cathedral: 01604 714556

 

OPEN EVENING for

Prospective Year 7 Pupils and Parents

6.30 – 8.30 pm 16th OCTOBER

ST PAUL’s CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Phoenix Drive, Leadenhall, MK6 5EN

 

SCHOOL ADMISSIONS 2016

If your child will be starting School in 2016 and you require a reference from Fr Christopher to support an application to a Catholic School, then you will need to register for a diary which is stamped at each Mass as a record of your child’s Church attendance. There will be a registration evening for parents on Monday 8th December at 7 pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room. Without a completed diary Fr Christopher is unable to issue references. (Diaries are not required for Catholic Secondary Schools).

ECUMENICAL

OCTOBER DEVOTIONS TO OUR LADY

4 pm Sunday 12th October

St Martin’s Anglican Church

Fenny Stratford

Led by Fr Victor Bullock (Anglican Priest).

All most welcome

 

HOLY FATHER’s PRAYER INTENTIONS

for OCTOBER 2014

Peace. That the Lord may grant peace to those parts of the world most battered by war and violence.

World Mission Day. That World Mission Day may rekindle in every believer zeal for carrying the Gospel into all the world.

 

FAMILY FAST DAY ~ 17th OCTOBER

Mass at 12 Noon ~ All Saints Church

Followed by ‘Ploughman’s Lunch’

One in eight of the world’s population, the vast majority being the poorest men, women and children still don’t have enough food to eat every day. A changing climate and extreme weather is making it even harder for families to grow or buy the food they need and is a major reason why so many of our brothers and sisters worldwide go hungry.  Please make ‘a place at your table’ today by supporting Family Fast Day. Without your generosity the work that CAFOD does, to change the lives of thousands of people worldwide, would not be possible.

 

DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A CATHOLIC?

If you are considering becoming a Catholic, or would like a bit of a refresher, then please contact the Parish Office and register for the 2014-2015 ‘Journey in Faith Course’.  The Course will begin on the 9th October ~ 7.30 pm/9 pm ~ and will continue on Thursday evenings until Easter 2015.

 

CAFOD QUIZ NIGHT ~ The Irish Centre

7 – 10 pm Friday 17th October

Let Maggie know if you want to enter a team (tel 502062). Parish groups/individuals welcome

Entry £3 per person.

 

With every blessing

for the week ahead

Father Christopher Perry

SECOND COLLECTION today for CAFOD

Please use the envelopes provided last week

 

FAREWELL TO FR CLEMENT

Our thanks to Fr Clement who has been with us for the last two months providing cover and support while Fr Prince and Fr Christopher took their annual leave. The Second Collection, in aid of Fr Clement’s Parish School raised £1200.  Thank you for such a generous response.  Please keep Fr Clement in your prayers as he resumes his parochial responsibilities in Kenya.

 

THE LEGION OF MARY

will be reciting the Rosary after weekday Masses at All Saints Church during the month of October.

 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS

3 PM 5th OCTOBER ~ ALL SAINTS

Followed by refreshments

 

GREETINGS TO FR ANTON WEBB

who has been made Priest-in-Residence at St Alban’s Winslow. Fr Christopher remains the Parish Priest of Winslow but Fr Anton will be sharing the workload.

 

HARVEST DONATION ~ FOOD BANK

Over 50 bags of essential food items were collected. Many thanks for your generosity.

 

The family of the late John Peterson would like to express their thanks to all their family and friends for all the prayers during John’s short illness. Thank you for all the beautiful cards, support, love and care during our period of bereavement.

God Bless you and your families.

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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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ADDRESS ………………………………………………

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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 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 2015

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

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**ST THOMAS AQUINAS CHURCH CLOSED

UNTIL MID-OCTOBER**

 

SERVICES THIS WEEK

 

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

 

VIGIL MASS (Saturday): 6 pm

SUNDAY MASSES:           7.30 am / 9 am / 11 am

                                              6.30 pm

 

Monday:                    10 am Mass followed by

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Tuesday:                      10 am Mass

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday:              10 am and Rosary

Thursday:                  10 am Mass

Friday:                         8.30 am Mass

Saturday:                    9.30 am Mass

10 – 10.30 am Confessions

 

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