Newsletter: 16th April 2017

EASTER DAY 

The Lord is Risen 

Alleluia! Alleluia!

 

DIARY STAMPING

Easter Vigil/Easter Sunday

Due to the variation in Mass times and recognising that people may be away on holiday, diaries will not be stamped today.  It will be assumed that everyone will be at Mass.

 

EASTER MONDAY

As it is a Bank Holiday, Mass will be celebrated at

12 Noon at St Thomas Aquinas on this day.

Please note that there is NO 10 am Mass

 

BAPTISM PREPARATION

8PM THURSDAY 27th APRIL

For Parents intending to have their children

Baptised in the coming weeks.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

CAFOD QUIZ

  7.30 pm Friday 5th May

at the Irish Centre

Compete for the coveted Parish trophy!

 

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

All Saints Church (On the heaters)

 

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 MASS

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 PM 25TH APRIL

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

 

{also on:  23rd May ~ 27th June ~ 25th July}

 

THANK YOU

Many thanks to our small army of volunteers who have helped prepare for and taken part in the Easter Celebrations. We are indebted to our musicians, servers, readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Sacristans, cleaners, launderers, flower arrangers, parish welcomers, catechists and our Confirmandi as well as all those who do the little jobs and tasks that go unseen and unnoticed.

Your contribution is greatly appreciated!

 

WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE

Saturday 10th June

Departs All Saints Church 8 am sharp!

Returns circa 8 pm

To book your seat please bring £10.25p (non-refundable fare) to Jo at the Parish Office or give it to one of the clergy in an envelope clearly marked with your details and contact number.

We always have a lovely time at

Walsingham ~ England’s Nazareth

 

 

Message from Bishop John Arnold

You will have seen from TV and newspaper coverage the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, Northern Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia is devastating lives. Severe drought, lack of food and civil war means that over 16 million men, women and children are now facing starvation.  Please respond, if you can, to this emergency appeal by donating to CAFOD at www.cafod.org.uk, by telephone on 0303 303 3030 or by post to CAFOD Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JB.                              Thank You

 

 

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

 

EASTER SUNDAY MASSES: 8:00 am Italian Language

                                                    10:00am

 

EASTER Monday:               12 noon Mass followed by

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

EASTER Wednesday:       10:00 am Mass and Rosary

EASTER Friday:                8:30 am Mass

EASTER Saturday:             9:30 am Mass

                                            10:00-10:30 am Confessions

                                             

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Shenley Road, MK3 6HG

 

EASTER SUNDAY MASSES: 8:00am/ 9:15am/11:00 am

EASTER Tuesday:                 10:00 am Mass followed by

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

EASTER Thursday:               10:00 am Mass followed by

Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet

 

MANY THANKS once again for the generosity of your Easter Offering for your Priests which provides Fr Benedetto and myself with a modest income until Christmas. Deacon Noel joins us in thanking you for your many cards and Easter gifts.

 

Fr Christopher will be away from Monday to Friday this week visiting his parents.

 

 

May the joy of the Resurrection fill your lives

this Easter and throughout the year.

 

Fr Christopher Perry, Fr Benedetto D’Autilia

Deacon Noel Guina

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