Newsletter: 11th January 2015

BAPTISM OF THE LORD

 CAFOD SUPPORTER’s MEETINGS:

Saturday 17th January 10.30 ~ 1.30 pm

St Teresa’s Parish Hall,  HP27 OJN

Speaker:  Sr Eugenie Paul

Saturday 24th January 10.30~1.30 pm

St Augustine’s Church, MK137PL

Speaker:  Clare Dixon

Call: 01844 274723 to reserve your place

Please see Poster at back of Church

 

JOURNEY IN FAITH

7.30 pm Thursday

St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

 

JUSTICE AND PEACE MEETING

on 13th January has been cancelled

 

SENIORS CHRISTMAS PARTY

2 pm – 6 pm:  17th January 2015

Thank you to all who returned their invitation.  To those who replied by 22 December or have spoken to us we can confirm your place.  For those who requested transport, we will contact you shortly.  Doors open at 1.15 pm at West Bletchley Community Centre.

Further info:  Contact John/Mary 01908 377767

 

WEDDING MEETING

for all those getting married in our Parish in 2015

8 pm Monday 19th January

St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room.

 

ECUMENICAL GATHERING AT NORTHAMPTON CATHEDRAL

Bishop Peter invites the diocese to our Cathedral on 21st January for a Service to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Vatican II’s Decree on Ecumenism; also invited are any Ecumenical friends you may have. Archbishop Longley will be preaching, and there will be guests from other Christian Churches present in our diocese.

TODAY ~ Second Collection

“The White Flower Appeal”

(Society for the Protection of Unborn Children)

 

ITALIAN MASSES

Celebrant Fr Nunzio Di Stefano

8.30 am Sunday 18th January and

8.30 am Sunday 25th January

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

“RESPECT” for our

Church Buildings and our Facilities

Over the last few weeks we have had to clear used nappies and soiled toilet paper from the toilet and had to clear away discarded food items from the back of church.  Our churches are first and foremost places of worship and are to be treated with the honour they are due.  When you leave Church, take your rubbish with you and ensure that the area is tidy for the people who will be sitting there at the next Mass.

 

FULL TIME PERMANENT TEACHERS REQUIRED ~ SEPTEMBER 2015

 (MPS or UPS)

ST THOMAS AQUINAS

CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

Applications from students who will be NQTs in September 2015 are very welcome.  Contact the Headteacher, Mr Robert Mundy, on 01908 373977

Please visit website:

(http://www.st-thomasaquinas.co.uk)  or

Contact by email on:

office@st-thomasaquinas.milton-keynes.sch.uk

CLOSING DATE:  Wednesday 4th February 2015

INTERVIEW DATE:  Wednesday 11th February

See Poster at back of Church

 

CRIB DONATIONS

This year all money raised will be donated to the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children).

 

 

With our prayers for the coming week.

Every Blessing

 

 

Father Christopher Perry

Fr Prince Kurian

How To Receive The Eucharist

By Rev. Adrian J. Parcher, O.S.B.

 

The Eucharist like all the great mysteries of our faith, is not something that one can explain rationally.  How can Jesus, how can God, be contained in what appears to be a small wafer of bread? But that’s our strong belief, that Jesus is truly present on our altars.  Once we have received him in the Eucharist, he is present in our very persons, in our bodies.  We believe that by the reception of the Eucharist we become tabernacles, with our Lord contained within our very selves.  That is a marvellous mystery, and that’s the first quality that we have to come with, that deep awareness, that deep faith, that deep belief.  That’s what really makes Catholics Catholic.  Take away the Eucharist, and we’re like everyone else.  There’s no difference.  I think it was one of the French revolutionaries who said, “If I truly believed what the Church wants me to believe, that Christ truly becomes present on the altar at the moment of consecration, I would not walk to the communion rail — I would crawl on my belly.  That is how deep my faith and my humility would be.”

 

Now we certainly don’t expect anyone to crawl, but there has to be that depth of faith.  Out of that faith there has to come devotion.  You know each of us is baptized into the priesthood of Jesus, and one of the ways in which ordinary baptized Catholics exercise that priesthood is by receiving Holy Communion.  That is the exercise of a power we have from Christ.  It’s an act of worship and so we do it.  We come with devotion, we come with humility. It is the Lord that we are worshiping.  It is the Lord that we are receiving into ourselves.  It is the Lord who is giving us in the Eucharist a special way to participate in divine life.  It is the Lord who is sanctifying us.  That should be the overwhelming disposition with which we approach Holy Communion..

 

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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 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 2016

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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