Newsletter: 21st December 2014

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FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

 

SENIORS CHRISTMAS PARTY

17th January 2015

2 pm – 6 pm

This is the final weekend  to send in your replies to attend the party.  Please note that places are now limited and it is likely a waiting list will have to be put in place.

Details phone John/Mary on 01908 377767

 

“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!

 

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 tonight at Starbucks Café, Bletchley Leisure Centre.  Free entrance ~ doors open at 7 pm.

MAY HE REST IN PEACE

Please pray for Baby Joseph who died recently

 

THE 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

 

 

MANY THANKS

for all your cards, gifts and Christmas Greetings.

 

We pray that you and your families will have a peaceful and Holy Christmas.

 

Father Christopher Perry

Fr Prince Kurian

 

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

 

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

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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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Parish Website:                  www.bletchleyparish.co.uk

 

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

  

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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

See Christmas Masses

 

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

See Christmas Masses

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