Newsletter: 15th November 2015

WELCOME TO MR STEVE HARRIS

This weekend Mr Steve Harris from NYMO (Northampton Youth Ministry Office) will be speaking at some Masses and inviting young people in our parish, in Year 7 and above, to a LUX Teaching Evening on Tuesday 24th November at 7 pm in St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room.  If you don’t usually go to the Phoenix Group, you’ll need to bring a signed Consent Form on the night (available at the back of Church).

 

DIVINE MERCY ROSARY PRAYER GROUP

In keeping with Pope Francis’ declaration of the coming Year of Divine Mercy, there will be a Divine Mercy Rosary Prayer Group to recite the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet after Thursday 10 am Mass at All Saints Church.  Please do come and join us and feel free to place your petitions in front of the Divine Mercy image.

 

PARISH FAYRE RAFFLE TICKETS

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

 

PHOENIX YOUTH CLUB

For young Catholics in Year 8 and above.

Meets at St Thomas Aquinas Church Meeting Room.

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 9 am or 11 am 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.

 

ADVENT CALENDARS and

CHARITY CHRISTMAS CARDS

Available and on sale at back of Church

 

SECOND COLLECTION TODAY

Sick and Retired Clergy Fund

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PARENTS:

SCHOOL ADMISSIONS 2017

If your child will be starting School in September 2017 and you require a reference from Fr Christopher to support an application to a Catholic Primary School, then you will need to register for a diary which is stamped at each Mass as a record of your child’s Church attendance.  There will be a Registration evening for parents:

7 pm Thursday 10th December

St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room (MK2 2JE) Without a completed diary Fr Christopher is unable to issue references(Diaries are not required for Catholic Secondary Schools). Copies of the Admission Policy for Bishop Parker School and St Thomas Aquinas School can be found on each school’s website.

 

THINKING OF VOLUNTEERING?

Are you, or someone that you know, thinking of volunteering?  Marriage Care has been present in this parish for many years, delivering Marriage Preparation Courses for engaged couples, or providing support for those in need of Counselling.

We are now looking especially for people to join the Marriage Preparation Team of facilitators.  If you have experience of working with groups and able to dedicate two or three Sundays per year, we would love to hear from you.  Full training will be provided.  You can find our more of the work of Marriage Care by visiting the website

www.marriagecare.org.uk or speaking in the first instance with Fr Christopher.  If interested in taking this further, please contact Brian Emmanuel on 0800 3893801.

 

 

PARISH FAYRE ~ 28TH NOVEMBER

12 -2 pm at Lord Grey School

Donations 15th November

SWEETS/SOFT DRINKS

Volunteers required – contact details are

07886 196804 or 01908 503076

 

MASS IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE

FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

6 pm St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Children from Bishop Parker and St Thomas Aquinas Schools will be singing Carols after  the 10 am Mass at St Thomas Aquinas Church on Monday 7th December. There will be mince pies and refreshments afterwards.

All are most welcome

 

‘SPECIAL’ COFFEE MORNING

After 11 am Mass at All Saints 15th NOVEMBER

for ‘AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED’.

 

THE SVP are helping a Sudanese refugee who has no friends or family here.  She has been given a flat but no furniture.  We seek the following:  2-seater sofa/table/bedside cabinets/etc.  Please contact SVP ‘Hotline’:  07788796378 leaving your details so you can be contacted.   Many thanks.

 

Community Voices CONCERT

2 pm Monday 30th November

Water Eaton Church Centre

Water Eaton welcome the children from The Stanton School to sing to us and with us.

Free entry/Raffle/Refreshments

 

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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