Newsletter: 20th September 2015

Second Collection TODAY for:

HOME MISSION SUNDAY

We also have a letter from the Bishop’s Conference which will be read out during Mass.

 

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING

Thursday 24th September

St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

If you would like to have your child Baptised then please attend this meeting for parents.

 

ENVELOPES READY FOR COLLECTION

If you make your offering to the Church using the envelope system, then your new envelopes are ready for collection. They will be available from today at All Saints. You will find inside the box a white form that MUST be completed and returned to the Parish Office.

Unusually this year you will only find six months supply of envelopes in the box. A 12 month supply of envelopes will be issued in April so that the system is in sync with the tax year.

 

ROSARY LINK 25th SEPTEMBER

after 8.30 am Mass at St Thomas Aquinas

for Vocations to the Priesthood

in the Diocese of Northampton

Exposition, Adoration with Benediction at 5 pm

 

MK SOUTH PASTORAL AREA DAY

At THORNTON COLLEGE

10 am – 4.30 pm Saturday 26th September

‘Topics’

G K Chesterton: Marriage Care

Archbishop Oscar Romero

For catering purposes, could you kindly confirm your attendance, by text or email, as indicated on the Sheet at back of Church.

Further details of “The Day” are on the

Poster at back of Church

 

ADMISSION TO OUR

CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS 2016

If you are currently getting a diary signed for your child, please note that the ‘on-line’ Admissions System at Milton Keynes Council is now open. In addition you must complete a Supplementary Form for each Catholic School that you add as a choice. These are now available from each of the School Offices.

 

ELEANOR’s HAIRCUT CHALLENGE!

A big Thank You from Eleanor and her family to all the Parish enabling her to exceed her target of £250. by reaching over £1300! Well done one and all.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

If you take Holy Communion to people in their own home, residential home or hospital, please take and read the ‘Safeguarding Pocket Guide’ available at back of church. Thanks.

 

CAFOD £ STALL

Back by popular demand! TODAY between 9am and 11 am Masses at All Saints.

Coffee after 11 am Mass as usual.

 

AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED

Christmas Brochure available at back of Church. Please support this very worthy cause if possible.

 

MacMILLAN COFFEE MORNINGS

All Saints: 10.30am-12.30 pm 24th September

St Thomas Aquinas School:

9 am 25th September

 

CAFOD HARVEST FAMILY FAST DAY

Friday 2nd October

MASS 12 Noon St Thomas Aquinas Church

followed by Soup’n’Roll, Raffle, etc.

in the Meeting Room

 

RACE EVENING for SEPO

7 pm Friday 9th October ~ The Irish Centre

Adults £1. Children Free

 

THOMAS TOTS STAY AND PLAY

Every Thursday during term time for parents/carers with under 5’s: 9-10.45 am St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room.   Healthy snack provided plus tea/coffee. £1. Contribution. Meet other parishioners whilst children play or enjoy a story.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO ASSISI 2016:

Monday 16th May to Monday 23rd May

with Fr Wayne Coughlin, Great Missenden

Assisi – the home of St Francis and St Clare!’

Fr Christopher will help lead the pilgrimage. Details from Joanna Hale: jchale@earthling.net. £1000 (single room) and less for those who share

PILGRIMAGE TO ROME 2016:

Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June

All are invited to join Fr Michael Patey (St Martin’s Parish, Luton) on a pilgrimage to Rome during the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Accommodation in the shadow of St Peter’s with full tours of holy and ancient sites, daily Mass and papal audience. £725 per person. For a booking form, please contact ‘Pilgrimage People’ on 0800 612 3423 or collect from St Martin’s.

 

REFUGEE CRISIS/CALAIS

An Appeal, endorsed by Pope Francis, has been launched by the Emmaus community/Northampton. Containers are being sent on 27th September. Do you have any blankets, trainers, warm clothing (in good condition) and medical supplies that you would like to donate. Please bring all donations to the Presbytery during Office Hours. Many Thanks.

 

“We are back!” … OVER 50’ Club

10 am every TUESDAY

St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

Come Along for ‘Coffee and Chat’

Call Barbara on 01908 377734

 

OPEN EVENING

J F Kennedy School, Holybush Lane,

Hemel Hempstead HP1 2PH

6.30 – 9 pm Tuesday 6th October or

9.30 am – 12 Noon Wednesday 14th October

 

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 2015-2016 “Journey in Faith Course”. The Course will begin on the 8th October at St Thomas Aquinas Church, 7.45 pm – 9 pm and will continue on Thursday evenings until Easter 2016.

 

  

OUR LADY OF FATIMA

PRAYER GROUP

2PM 26th SEPTEMBER

Mr & Mrs Kevin Payne, 8 Eastcote Place,

Tattenhoe MK4 3EY (01908 378558 – Tess)

 

LUX.MERCY

A Residential Weekend for young Catholics

29th – 31st January 2016

Information: http://www.nymo.org

Please See Poster at back of Church

 

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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.

 

NAME …………………………………………………..

ADDRESS ………………………………………………

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Tel. ………………………………………………………

Email ……………………………………………………

 

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: Hospital Chaplaincy                                01908 996061

Please remember to inform the Chaplain

that you are a Catholic

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): 6:00 pm

SUNDAY MASSES:           7.30 am

Monday:                             10:00 am Mass followed by

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday:                       10:00 am Mass and Rosary

Friday:                                  8.30 am Mass

                                              

Saturday:                            9.30 am Mass

                                              10:00 – 10.30 am Confessions

 

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

 

SUNDAY MASSES:           9:00 am / 11:00 am / 6.30 pm

Tuesday:                           10:00 am Mass followed by

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Thursday:                         10:00 am Mass

 

With every blessing for the week ahead

Fr Christopher Perry, Fr Benedetto,

Deacon Noel Guina

 

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