Newsletter: 26th 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

 

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING

8 pm Thursday 30th March

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.

 

AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED

This Lent parishes, schools and groups are being asked to support Christians in the Middle East with Lent Survival Packs. These packs include the essentials needed to survive (food,water,clothing,shelter).  A £38, pack can help support a family for 1 week:  a £166. Pack can help support a family for 1 month:  a £500. Pack can help support a family for 3 months.  Please visit the website:  www.acnuk.org or call 0208 6428668

 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS

3 pm Sunday 2nd April

All Saints Church ~ followed by refreshments

 

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!

 

 

 

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 TUESDAY 28th MARCH

ST THOMAS AQUINAS CHURCH

 

{and 25th April ~ 23rd May ~ 27th June ~ 25th July}

 

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

Please Pray for the souls of

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.

 

 

MASS OF ANOINTING

with Bishop Peter

St. Edward’s Church, Shenley (MK5 6DX) Tuesday, 28th March at 7.30pm.

All very welcome to attend.

 

 

YOUR VOICE MATTERS

MEGA YOUTH POLL

In 2018, Pope Francis will invite Bishops and others to Rome to talk about Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment. At this gathering they will discuss how the Catholic Church can accompany young people in their faith and help them to hear God’s call. If you are aged between 13-29 years old, the Catholic Church in England and Wales would like to hear from you, we want to hear what life is like, your thoughts on faith and how you connect with the Catholic Church. To help you tell us we have created a Youth Poll that you can access using this link:

 

www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/parish-youth-poll

 

 

If you’re not in this age group but would like to help, please encourage the young people you know to respond to this poll by giving them the link or QR code. For queries about the Youth Poll please email: synod2018@cbcew.org.uk.

 

GIVING ENVELOPES

Ready for Collection at All Saints Church

before moving to St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

MARCH 100 CLUB WINNERS

1st: £25.   M O’Shaughnessy

               2nd: £12.   K Redrup

               3rd: £12.   H Mayes

 

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.

 

 

DAY TRIP TO WALTON ON NAZE

Saturday 15th July ~ £17. per person

Pick-up All Saints at 8 am

PILGRIMAGE OF THE SICK

AYLESFORD, KENT

Sunday 13th August ~ £17. per person

Please sign Lists at back of Church

**Disclaimer: These trips are not organised by the Parish   and the Parish takes no responsibility for them.  **

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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.

 

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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

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

                                              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 Mass followed by

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

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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