Newsletter: 30th April 2017

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

 POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR MAY 2017

Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for:

Christians in Africa

That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice and peace.

 

PARISH COLLECTION

GIVING ENVELOPES

The last remaining boxes can be collected from:

All Saints Church {on the heaters}

 

MILTON KEYNES MARATHON

Monday 1st May

26.2 miles ~ starting at The Stadium

Please sponsor David Hanley, a parishioner, who is running on behalf of our Parish Charity SEPO.

 

CAFOD QUIZ

  7.30 PM FRIDAY 5th MAY

At The Irish Centre

Compete for the coveted Parish trophy!

 

MESSA ITALIANO

7 PM VENERDI’ 12 MAGGIO

St Thomas Aquinas Church 

 

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND

Fr Christopher is hoping to lead a Parish Pilgrimage to Poland following in the footsteps of St John Paul II and praying at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy:
10th to 14th September 2018.

Please contact Michael Smith on 01908 507184

or email mikevivienne @yahoo.co.uk

for Brochure and Itinerary as soon as possible.

 

AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED

Parishes, schools and groups are being asked to support Christians in the Middle East with 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

 

23rd May ~ 27th June ~ 25th July

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

MARY’S MONTH OF MAY

THE LEGION OF MARY

will be leading the ‘Rosary’ after

the weekday Masses during May.

 

VOCATIONS WEEKEND

FOR YOUNG WOMEN (20s and 30s)

Theme: Discerning God’s Call in my life Dates: 26th – 28th May 2017 Location: Broadstairs, Kent

The weekend is organised by the sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ). There will be input from the FCJ sisters on different aspects of vowed life, and time for prayer, reflection and discussion with other young women who are also considering a vocation to religious life. It’s an opportunity to live community life for a weekend and meet some sisters! For more information contact Sr Lynne fcj at lynnefcj@hotmail.com or visit our website www.fcjsisters.org

 

VACANCY ST THOMAS AQUINAS SCHOOL

Teaching Assistant

Fixed term ~ August 2018.

20 hrs week Term time only

Contact: Mrs Del Grosso:  01908 373977

 

WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE

Saturday 10th June

Departs All Saints Church 8:00am sharp!

Returns circa 8:00 pm

To book your seat please bring £10.25 (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

 

VACANCIES at BISHOP PARKER SCHOOL

Teaching Assistant with Midday Supervisor role

Cleaner

Breakfast Club Supervisor

Please contact Mr Mundy who would be happy to welcome you to view the school. 01908 372129.

 

 

APRIL 100 CLUB WINNERS

£25. J Shone

£12. P McGlynn  

£12. P Mundy

 

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

 

VIGIL MASS (Saturday)   6:00 pm

SUNDAY MASS:                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

                                              10:00-10:30 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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