Newsletter:1st November 2015

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS

3 PM ~ All Saints Church Sunday 1st November

Everyone Welcome. Refreshments Afterwards.

 

TODAY IS THE

SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS

 

ALL SOULS MASS

Monday 2nd NOVEMBER

7.30 pm St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

NAMES FOR ALL SOULS

In front of the Altar is a box containing the names of our deceased loved ones who we pray for in a special way during the month of November. If you wish to include your loved ones please write down their names on the paper provided and place it in the box.

 

PHOENIX YOUTH CLUB

For young Catholics in Year 8 and above.

Meets at St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room.

Tuesday 3rd November  @ 7pm

Tuesday 17th November @ 7pm

Tuesday 24th November @ 7pm

Tuesday 15th December @ 7pm

Subs: £2

We are looking for more ADULT HELPERS. If you are interested please speak to Fr Christopher.

A DBS (formerly CRB) check will be required.

 

 

 

ADMISSION TO OUR

CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS 2016

If you are currently getting a diary stamped 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. Diaries need to be handed in to Fr Christopher after the 6pm Mass on Saturday 28th November or the 9am or 11am Mass on Sunday 29th November. If you have a sufficient record of Mass attendance then a reference will be sent directly to Bishop Parker or St Thomas Aquinas School.

 

 

ADVANCE NOTICE

There will be NO 8:30am Mass on Friday 13th November at St Thomas Aquinas Church as both Fr Benedetto and Fr Christopher are on retreat with Bishop Peter.

 

 

 

SECOND COLLECTION TODAY

Bishop’s Maintenance Fund

 

LAUDATO Si’

In this encyclical, Pope Francis calls on all of us to care for the world’s poorest people, for future generations and for the earth, our common home. Please sign the CAFOD Petition, which is at the back of Church, which urges all world leaders to cut carbon emissions to keep global temperature rise below the dangerous threshold of 1.5 degrees C and to prevent climate change pushing people deeper into poverty.

 

MILTON KEYNES THEOLOGY FORUM

Values – British or Christian?

7.30 – 9 pm Monday 9th November

The Ridgeway Centre, Featherstone Road, Wolverton Mill South MK12 5TH

An open discussion for thinking Christians, with contributions by Fr Allan Jones, Revd Peter Ballantine and Sherry Gladwin. All are Welcome.

 

PARISH FAYRE

12 -2 pm Saturday 28th November

Lord Grey School

Donations 1st November

TOYS

Volunteers required – contact details are

07886 196804 or 01908 503076

 

 

PARISH FAYRE RAFFLE TICKETS

These are available after Mass. Please take an envelope and return completed counterfoils, with money, on Sunday 22nd November or on the day of the Fayre.

 

PEOPLE’s CLIMATE MARCH

Sunday 29th November

CAFOD is one of many organisations taking part. Suporters can ‘sign up’ at:

http://www.cafod.org.uk/Events/Climate -March2

 

OPEN EVENING

St Paul’s Catholic School MK6 5EN

(Presentation in Sports Hall)

7 pm Tuesday 10th November

Prospective 6th Form students and parents are very welcome to meet students and staff and discuss what St Paul’s has to offer.

 

LUX.MERCY

A Residential Weekend for young Catholics

29th – 31st January 2016

Information: http://www.nymo.org

Please See Poster at back of Church

 

NEW REFUGEES WELCOME CAMPAIGN IN MILTON KEYNES

“We are a newly formed group of citizens from across Milton Keynes who want to take practical action towards the current Refugee Crisis, mobilising our community and making sure that Milton Keynes Council fulfils its offer to provide accommodation to a ‘fair share’ of refugees. If you would like to get involoved and find out more about our campaigning plans please contact us at: refugees@citizensmk.org.uk.”

 

MESSAGE FROM

MILTON KEYNES FOOD BANK

“We were delighted to receive a cheque for £677, from the Parish, which is a tremendous response and is very much appreciated. Please pass on our thanks to all who contributed.”

 

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: 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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