Newsletter: 14th December 2014

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THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

 

RETIRING COLLECTION TODAY

SVP Christmas Collection

 

NEW ALTAR SERVERS

Training TODAY

after 11 am Mass at All Saints with Bernard Guina.

 

“THE GIVING TREE”

Please take a tag and buy a present for someone extra this year.  Wrap it (if the item is not food), label it and return it under the tree.  Your gift will be gratefully received by someone locally or overseas.

 

PHOENIX YOUTH GROUP

The next and last meeting of the Phoenix Youth Group of 2014 is on Tuesday, 23rd December

7 pm St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

The Phoenix will “rise again” in 2015!

 

 

BAPTISM PREPARATION EVENING

For all those desiring Baptism for their children in the coming weeks – Please come to St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room at 8pm on Thursday 18th December.

 

ADVENT SERVICES OF RECONCILIATION WITH INDIVIDUAL CONFESSION

Wednesday 17th December 11:00am at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

Friday 19th December 7.30pm at All Saints Church.

 

CHRISTMAS FAYRE

The Fayre this year raised £4000. Many thanks to all who worked so hard to make it a success and to all who supported it. The winner of the Traidcraft Hamper was Green Ticket 159 – the hamper has been collected.  Many thanks to those who donated items from the Christmas Fayre to the Food Bank.

 

CTB SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE CONCERT

Ecumenical Group representing Christian Churches in Bletchley.  This month’s event is on Sunday, 20th December at Starbucks Café, Bletchley Leisure Centre.  Free entrance ~ doors open at 7 pm.

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

JeanetteThomas , aged 79, late of Shelly Drive whose Funeral Mass is on Monday; 9:15am at All Saints Church.

Anne Bates , aged 88, late of Water Hall Care Home whose Funeral Service is on Wednesday; 12:15pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

Linda Durcan , aged 59, late of Shenley Road whose Funeral Service is on Wednesday; 3:30pm at All Saints Church.

Robert Carleton Owen , aged 87, late of Gadsen Court, Stoke Hammond whose Funeral Service  is on Thursday; 11:45am at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

 

CTB SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE CONCERT

Ecumenical Group representing Christian Churches in Bletchley.  This month’s event is on Sunday, 20th December at Starbucks Café, Bletchley Leisure Centre.  Free entrance ~ doors open at 7 pm.

 

HOLY FATHER’s PRAYER INTENTIONS

for DECEMBER 2014

Christmas, hope for humanity. That the birth of the Redeemer may bring peace and hope to all people of good will.

Parents. That parents may be true evangelizers, passing on to their children the precious gift of faith.

 

DONATION FROM THE ITALIAN COMMUNITY

Our thanks once again to the Italian Community for a very generous donation to the Parish. A list of donors is available at the back of Church and on the notice boards

 

APPEAL FOR REDUNDANT SUIT CASES AND SPORTS BAGS – please see Angela White

 

CAFOD  invite all parishes and communities across England and Wales to hold those affected by the Ebola crisis in their prayers on the weekend of 13/14 December – Stand by the people affected in prayer, remembering those who have died, those who are sick, those who are mourning the loss of loved ones and those who are working to bury the dead and prevent the spread of the disease.

 

With every blessing

for the week ahead

Father Christopher Perry

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

 

Wednesday 17th December

11 am Reconciliation Service ~ St Thomas Aquinas

Friday 19th December

7.30 pm Reconciliation Service ~ All Saints

 

Christmas Eve 24th December

10 am  Mass of the Day (not Christmas)

  1. 30 – 11 am Confessions

St Thomas Aquinas

4.30 pm Children’s Mass ~ All Saints

5 pm Italian Confessions ~ St Thomas Aquinas

10 pm Carols and Vigil Mass ~ All Saints

12 Midnight Mass ~ St Thomas Aquinas

 

Christmas Day 25th December

8 am / 9.15 am / 11 am Mass ~ All Saints

10 am Mass ~ St Thomas Aquinas

 

St Stephen’s Day ~ Friday 26th December

12 noon Mass for Our Parish Servers

And Presentation of Guild Medals

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

St John the Apostle ~ Saturday 27th December

9.30 Mass

10 am Confessions

St Thomas Aquinas

 

SENIOR’s CHRISTMAS PARTY

2 pm – 6 pm Saturday 17th January 2015

Please complete one of the invites (at the back of church) and return by Sunday 21st December if you would like to attend:  place it in the Christmas Box in the Sacristy.  Limited numbers, as usual, so ‘first come/first served’ with a waiting list.

Details phone John/Mary on 01908 377767

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Please add me to the Parish List.

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

 

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