Newsletter: 2nd April 2017

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR APRIL 2017

Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for:

Support for Young People

That young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously consider offering themselves to God in the priesthood or consecrated life.

 

PALM SUNDAY (NEXT SUNDAY)

Weather permitting there will be a Palm Sunday Mass Procession next week before the 6pm Vigil Mass, 9am Mass & 11am Mass. Please collect a palm cross and a hymn book from inside the Church and then gather outside just before Mass is due to start

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS IN LENT

St Thomas Aquinas Church:

Wednesdays after 10:00am Mass

Fridays 7.30pm

 

All Saints Church: Fridays 2:00pm

 

LENTEN PENITENTIAL SERVICE

7pm Tuesday 11th April

All Saints Church

Liturgy of the Word/Examination of

Conscience/Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament/option

for individual Confession

 

THE EASTER TRIDUUM

 

Holy Thursday 11 am Chrism Mass at

Northampton Cathedral

followed by lunch

                             7.30 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

Good Friday     12 Noon Youth Stations of the Cross

St Thomas Aquinas Church

           LITURGY OF THE DAY:

3 pm All Saints and

           3 pm St Thomas Aquinas

                            

                             8pm Stations of the Cross

All Saints Church

 

Holy Saturday  NO 9.30 am Mass

                             10 am Blessing of Polish Baskets

St Thomas Aquinas Church

         10:45-11:30am Confessions

St Thomas Aquinas Church

       8:00 pm EASTER VIGIL

All Saints Church

 

Easter Day         8 am / 9.15 am /11 am Mass

All Saints Church [NO 6.30 pm Mass]

 

8 am Mass in Italian

                             10 am Mass

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

MAY SHE REST IN PEACE

Please Pray for the soul of

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

 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS

3 pm Sunday 2nd April

All Saints Church ~ followed by refreshments

 

DIVINE MERCY FEAST

SUNDAY 23rd APRIL

 All Saints Church

Confessions from 2.30 pm

Devotions 3 – 4 pm

Light refreshments in the meeting room afterwards

All most welcome

 

 

PARISH COLLECTION GIVING ENVELOPES

Ready for Collection at

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

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

 

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

 

25th April ~ 23rd May ~ 27th June ~ 25th July

3:00pm St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

MAY SHE REST IN PEACE

Please Pray for the soul of

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

 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS

3 pm Sunday 2nd April

All Saints Church ~ followed by refreshments

 

DIVINE MERCY FEAST

SUNDAY 23rd APRIL

 All Saints Church

Confessions from 2.30 pm

Devotions 3 – 4 pm

Light refreshments in the meeting room afterwards

All most welcome

 

 

PARISH COLLECTION GIVING ENVELOPES

Ready for Collection at

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

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

 

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

 

25th April ~ 23rd May ~ 27th June ~ 25th July

3:00pm St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

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

 

Mon – Thur:

              Please see details overleaf for 40 Hours devotion

 

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

 

Mon – Thur:

Please see details overleaf for 40 Hours devotion                  at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

 

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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