Newsletter: 14th November 2014

SECOND COLLECTION today

Sick and Retired Clergy

 

RECONCILIATION SERVICE

6.30 pm Tuesday 25th November

St Thomas Aquinas Church

For parents of First Holy Communion children

 

SCHOOL APPLICATIONS

For those parents applying for September 2015 school places for St Thomas Aquinas or Bishop-Parker, please ensure you have filled in and returned the Supplementary Form which can be obtained from either school.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

22 – 26 June 2015

Organised by the Knights of St Columba and led by Fr Christopher.  Information available at the back of church.  Please contact Mike Smith for a booking form (01908 507184).  Deposits will be requested shortly.

 

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.

 

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).

 

CONFIRMATION 2015

The Bishop will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on 20th March 2015 at All Saints Church.  If you are in Year 7 and above and are ready to make a firm commitment in your Catholic faith, please email the Parish Office for more details.  Classes will begin in the New Year and dates will be published shortly.  Those over the age of 16 will be asked to attend the Adult RCIA Classes which started recently.

PARISH FAYRE

An important social event in the life of our parish.

Fr Christopher and Fr Prince hope to see us there.

 

CAFOD WORLD GIFTS

Christmas 2014

A brochure is available at back of church.  Each gift makes a real difference to communities living in developing countries.

 

ADVENT DAY OF RECOLLECTION

10 am – 2 pm Saturday 6th December

Fr Prince will be leading this Day of Recollection at St Thomas Aquinas Church.  This will be a wonderful opportunity to spend some quiet time with the Lord and to reflect on His coming amongst us in the business of Christmas preparations.  The day will include Morning Prayer, Mass, opportunity for Confession, Benediction and two talks.

Please bring your own lunch

– tea and coffee will be provided.

 

HOLY FATHER’s PRAYER INTENTIONS

for NOVEMBER 2014

Lonely people. That all who suffer loneliness may experience the closeness of God and the support of others.

Mentors of seminarians and religious. That young seminarians and religious may have wise and well-formed mentors.

 

PARISH FAYRE  29th NOVEMBER

To assist in organising our Parish Fayre we are asking for a donation theme per week leading up to the main event, this has worked well in recent years.

23rd November – Sweets/Biscuits

On the day – Fresh Baked Cakes.

Kindly No Bric a Brac, Books, Videos or Clothing

Thankyou.

 

CHARITY CHRISTMAS CARDS

and ADVENT CALENDARS

Now on sale at back of church

 

 

With every blessing

for the week ahead

Father Christopher Perry

 

NEW MUSIC

Mass of Christ Our Saviour

More information:  utube.danschutte

 

MAY HE REST IN PEACE

Patrick Christopher Cummins, age 80, late of Greenlawn Place, whose Funeral is on Tuesday, 10.45 am at MK Oak Crematorium.

 

JOURNEY IN FAITH

Thursday 7.30 – 9 pm

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

OVER 50’s CLUB

The Club will be having a Coffee Morning on Tuesday 2nd December from 10 am at St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Rooom in support of MacMillan Nurses. Raffle prizes and cake donations most welcome.  Please call Barbara on 01908 377734.

 

CHRISTMAS MASS and CAROLS

for the Elderly and Housebound

10 am Tuesday 9th December

St Thomas Aquinas Church

followed by refreshments and  Xmas “goodies”

plus Raffle in aid of CAFOD

 

LUX adore

6th – 8th February 2015

Kings Park Conference Centre, Northampton

Residential Weekend for Young Catholics

(11-18 years)

Information/Booking Form:  01582 720627

Or www.nymo.org   Email info@nymo.org

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

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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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SERVICES THIS WEEK

 

ST THOMAS AQUINAS CHURCH

Sycamore Avenue, MK2 2JE

 

VIGIL MASS (Saturday):  6 pm

SUNDAY MASSES:            7.30 am

 Monday:                             10 am Mass followed by

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday:                        10 am Mass and Rosary

Friday:                                  8.30 am Mass

Saturday:                              9.30 am Mass

10 – 10.30 am Confessions

 

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

 

SUNDAY MASSES:              9 am / 11 am / 6.30 pm

Tuesday:                               10 am Mass followed by

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Thursday:                             10 am Mass

 

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