Newsletter: 4th September 2016

THE CANONISATION OF

BLESSED MOTHER THERESA OF KOLKATA

Pope Francis will declare Blessed Teresa a saint in Rome today!  She was widely known as a living saint as she ministered to the sick and the dying in some of the poorest neighbourhoods in the world. Her example speaks to the dignity and sanctity of all human life and of God’s preferential love for the poor. Through her prayers may we seek to follow her example.

St Theresa of Kolkata, Pray of us!

 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS

3 PM TODAY (SUNDAY)

All Saints Church ~ Followed by Refreshments

 

 

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 2016-17 “Journey in Faith Course”. The Course will begin on the 15th September at St Thomas Aquinas Church, 7.30 pm-9 pm, and will continue on Thursday evenings until Easter 2017. Regular attendance is essential for those who will be received into the Church at Easter 2017.

 

 

MESSA IN ITALIANO

Please note

that there will be NO Mass in Italian in September.

 

SECOND COLLECTION next weekend

This second collection will be for St Daniel Comboni School in Fr Clement’s Parish in Keyna. Many thanks.

 

CAFOD Solidarity ‘PILGRIMAGE’

7 pm Friday 23rd September: St Thomas Aquinas

Prayer and reflection – a way to show solidarity with those fleeing war, poverty and persecution.

 

CAFOD HARVEST QUIZ

7.30 pm Friday 30th September: MK Irish Centre

Groups/individuals welcome. Compete for our ‘coveted shield’.  Tel Maggie on 01908 563777 to register your team or just turn up on the night!

 

APPEAL for ZAMBIA

Should you have any ‘spare wool’ or ‘pocket’ dictionaries to donate would you kindly give these to Angela White.     Many thanks.

 

MK THEATRE ‘DICKWHITTINGTON’

7 pm Friday 6th January 2017

250 tickets reserved/£18. each.

Please sign List at back of Church

 

BEREAVEMENT GROUP

A Parish led support group for all who have

lost loved ones.

Every Second Monday in the month

NO Meeting in AUGUST

Next Meeting: 3.30 pm Monday 10th September

All Saints Meeting Room   All most welcome

 

“COME AND SEE” MEETING

For parents who would like to enrol their child in the First Holy Communion Programme

6.30 PM TUESDAY 20th SEPTEMBER

ST THOMAS AQUINAS MEETING ROOM

This programme is for children living in our parish who are not attending our two parish schools and are currently in Year 3 or above.

Two books are required – one for Reconciliation and one for the Eucharist: both £12. each.

Please bring a copy of your child’s Baptism Certificate when you attend the meeting.

Please phone Jo at the Parish Office to confirm your child’s place as these are limited (372315).

 

                         WALSINGHAM

SUNDAY 18th SEPTEMBER

Holy Year of Mercy – Pilgrimage of Reparation and Prayer for the Sanctity of Life

Led by Bishop Alan Williams

Departure: 7.45 am Christ the Cornerstone

Tickets:         £15.

To Book:       07877 236160 (Penny Souster)

See Poster at back of Church

 

CAFOD EVENT – ALL WELCOME!

You are very warmly invited to join us to hear about CAFOD’s work (focusing on Bolivia) and how your support has helped.

Sat 17th Sept – St Teresa’s Parish Hall,

40 Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 2PL or  Sat 24th Sept – Ss Francis & Therese, Overslade Close, East Hunsbury, Northampton NN4 0RZ Coffee/tea from 10am ~ session from:10:30am-1.30pm followed by a shared lunch.

See poster for details or get in touch on:

01844 274 723 / northampton@cafod.org.uk

Do bring a friend along!

 

KNIGHTS OF ST. COLUMBA

During this Year of Mercy the Knights have had Masses celebrated in various Cathedrals (often celebrated by a Cardinal). On Sunday 6th November 2016 it is the turn of Westminster Cathedral. There will be Brothers of the KSC from 7 Provinces including Northampton Province 38 which, of course, our Council 579 Bletchley, Milton Keynes, is part of.  Our Cardinal will be the Main Celebrant. The Knights would like to invite all Parishioners to join us on this great occasion. If there are enough people interested in going we would book a coach at a cost of approx. £11/12. Please contact Mike Smith on

01908 507184 asap for further details.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE

Saturday 1st October to Saturday 8th October

From LUTON Airport at 14.50 pm

7 days Half Board (breakfast/evening meal)

Cost: approx. £569. Per Person

Organised via an ATOL protected company.

Experienced guides available. Please contact:

Roseanne 01908 661311 or

Email: rfernandes@hotmail.co.uk

 

MEDJUGORJE/MOSTAR PILGRIMAGE

2nd August-9th August 2017 £550. pp/8days

£20 discount if booked by 20 November 2016

Luton Flights/ATOL Protected

 

FATIMA [100 next year]

23rd October-27th October 2017 £575.pp

Luton Flights/ATOL Protected

(A priest will be available if free on both trips)

Please sign-up on Lists at Back of Church

 

**Disclaimer – These Pilgrimages are not organized by

 the Parish and the Parish takes no responsibility

 for these pilgrimages. **

 

ROOMS FOR RENT

A member of the Parish has two en-suite rooms available for rent in Bletchley. Please contact 07902827581 for more information.

 

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 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                                 07504 343133

Child Protection Representative:

  Marie Day                                            07882 713797

************************************ Parish Primary Schools:

Bishop Parker School, MK2 3BT                01908  372129

St Thomas Aquinas School, MK3 5DT        01908  373977

St Paul’s Secondary School MK6 5EN        01908  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 2017

Diaries are stamped at the beginning and at 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

                                              10–10.30 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 followed by

Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet

 

with every blessing for the week ahead

Fr Christopher Perry, Fr Benedetto D’Autilia

Deacon Noel Guina

 

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