Newsletter: 19th March 2017

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR MARCH 2017

Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for:

Support for Persecuted Christians

That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS IN LENT

St Thomas Aquinas Church:

Wednesdays after 10:00am Mass

Fridays 7.30pm

 

All Saints Church: Fridays 2:00pm

 

NORTHAMPTON CATHEDRAL DEVELOPMENT CAMPAIGN

Parish Presentation – Today

Our Cathedral in Northampton is the Mother Church of our Diocese. If you have ever visited it, you will be aware of its beauty, but also its limitations in being able to offer hospitality and in accommodating special events and groups. Over the last two years or so, exciting plans have been developed for the future of the Cathedral and Bishop Peter would like you to have an opportunity to hear about them and how you can be involved in making them a reality by lending your support to the Campaign. A presentation will be given during all Masses at All Saints Church today led by Canon Mark Floody.

 

 

 

8:30 am CAFOD MASS followed by

LENTEN ‘Breakfast’

FRIDAY 24th MARCH

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING

8 pm Thursday 26th January

St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

For Parents seeking Baptism for their children in the coming weeks.  Please attend this meeting before booking a date  for the baptism at the Parish Office.

 

SEPO (Parish Charity) Lent Appeal

Raised £1125.00

A great effort! Many thanks – keep up the good work!

 

CAFOD Friday Fast Second Collection

(including Cafod breakfast donations) raised a total of:

£1585.00 – Thanks for your support!

 

 

GIVING ENVELOPES

ready for Collection at All Saints Church

available for two weeks

before moving to St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

Please Pray for the souls of

Patricia Flannery, 81, late of Castlemead Care Home, Newport Pagnell, whose Funeral Service is on Monday, 20th March, 12 Noon at St Thomas  Aquinas Church.

Giuseppe Zeolla, 78, late of Hillcrest, Loughton, whose Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday 21st March at 10am at All saints Church followed by burial at Selbourne Avenue at 12:30pm.

Adriano Palmeiro, 35, late of Cloudberry, Walnut Tree, whose Funeral Service is on Monday 27th March, 12:30pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

Brian Cotsford, 68, late of Sutherland Grove, whose Funeral Service is on Friday 31st March, 11:30am at Crownhill Crematorium.

Pauline Soltau, 79, late of Pine Street, Willen Park, whose Funeral Service will be on Wednesday 12th April, 3:30pm at Crownhill Crematorium.

 

 

DEMENTIA Friendly MASSES

An opportunity for those with Dementia and their carers to come together to celebrate Mass and spend some time together in a friendly and supportive environment. All are very welcome to attend.

3:00 pm St Thomas Aquinas Church

28thMarch ~25th April

23rd May ~ 27th June ~ 25th July

 

CAR PARKING AT ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Two weeks ago parking tickets were issued by the local authority to parishioners who parked illegally on double yellow lines in Corfe Crescent. We also received complaints from our neighbours regarding inconsiderate parking. Cars parked on the edges of the car park have also prevented others from parking in the bays nearest the Church and therefore the car park is left with usable car parking spaces that cannot be accessed. Please also remember that “Disabled bays” in the car park are only to be used with those who have disabled badges! Please park considerately. If the car park is full or you need to get away quickly after Mass please park legally elsewhere. Please remember that as Catholics we should be setting an example to others, especially our neighbours. At the moment lack of care when parking is causing unnecessary aggravation and upset.

 

ADVANCE NOTICE

PARISH LENT DEVOTION

40 HOURS FOR THE LORD

(QUARANTORE)

 

 

 

3rd – 6th April 2017

St Thomas Aquinas Church

Each Day will consist of 10 hours of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

The programme for each day will be:

10:00am HOLY MASS

followed by Exposition and Morning Prayer

11:00am Holy Rosary

(priest available to hear Confessions)

12 noon Midday Prayer with Talk

3:00pm Divine Mercy Chaplet

4:30pm Evening Prayer

7:00pm Holy Rosary

(priest available to hear Confessions)

7:40pm Compline and Benediction

8:00pm HOLY MASS

 

Please note that there will be NO Masses celebrated at All Saints during these days of Devotion.

 

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF

HOLY COMMUNION (Eucharistic Ministers)

There will be a second safeguarding meeting for Eucharistic Ministers (who were unable to attend the last meeting) who take Holy Communion to parishioners in their own home or in a residential home, or in hospital on:

7:00 pm Tuesday 21st March 

at Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

(MK2 2JE)

 

 

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 Priest:  Fr Christopher Perry     Assistant Priest: Fr Benedetto D’Autilia

The Presbytery, 1 Sycamore Avenue, Bletchley, MK2 2JE,   Tel:  01908 372315

Email: staq@uwclub.net      Parish Website: www.bletchleyparish.co.uk

 

Other Parish Contacts:

 

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

Parish Deacon: Rev. Noel Guina     Tel: 01908 649356

email: guina@btinternet.com

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 2018

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

                                              10:30 am Stations of the Cross

Friday:                                8:30 am Mass

                                                         & CAFOD Breakfast

                                              7:30pm Stations of the Cross

Saturday:                            9:30 am Mass

                                            10:00-10:30 am Confessions

                                             

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

 

SUNDAY MASSES:           9:00am/11:00 am/6:30 pm

Tuesday:                             10:00 am  Funeral Mass of

                                                                Mr Giuseppe Zeolla

Thursday:                         10:00 am Mass followed by

Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet

Friday:                                 2:00pm Stations of the Cross

 

With every blessing for the week ahead

Fr Christopher Perry, Fr Benedetto D’Autilia

Deacon Noel Guina

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