Newsletter: 21st May 2017

SIXTH 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.

 

THE LEGION OF MARY

will be leading the ‘Rosary’ after weekday Masses during the month of May.

  

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.

 

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS

3PM TUESDAY 23rd MAY

St Thomas Aquinas Church

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

 

Future Dates: 27th June ~ 25th July

 

 

VACANCY ST THOMAS AQUINAS SCHOOL

Teaching Assistant

Fixed term ~ August 2018.

20 hrs week, term time only

Contact: Mrs Del Grosso:  01908 373977

 

CAFOD

The Quiz raised £150. Many thanks to all participants, to our new Quiz Master and to the Irish Centre for hosting the event.

COFFEE MORNINGS/COLLECTION BOXES

Raised £167 ~ again many thanks.

NOTICE

NO 10:00 am Mass on Wednesday 24th May

St Thomas Aquinas Church

 

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING

8 PM THURSDAY 25th MAY

St Thomas Aquinas Church

For Parents intending to have their children Baptised in the coming weeks.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASSES

Around 70 children in the parish will be making their First Holy Communion this year.

Children in non-Catholic Schools:

Saturday 27th May, 11am at St Thomas Aquinas Church

Please pray for the children as they prepare to encounter Jesus in the Holy Sacrament

of the Altar.

 

CHANGES TO THE SATURDAY MORNING

PARISH SCHEDULE

Due to First Holy Communion Mass there will be NO 9:30am Mass on:   Saturday 27th May.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available at 4:30pm on that day but there will be

NO 10am Confessions.

 

SECOND COLLECTION next weekend

Mass Media

 

 

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

Do you miss someone? Would you like to talk about it? Our Parish Bereavement Group gives you the safe space to share your grief following the loss of a loved one. We listen and talk about those who are gone and reflect on our faith to guide us through. The Bereavement Group will meet on:

Monday 12th June: Monday 10 July

(No meeting in August)

3.30 pm -All Saints Church Meeting Room.

 

BRIGHTLIGHTS FESTIVAL

An annual event for Catholic young adults (ages 18-30) taking place 24th-26th JUNE in the beautiful grounds of Alton Castle, Staffordshire. Come and join us for a weekend of live music.  To journey together in Faith through liturgy and worship.

Cost of ticket and accommodation: £50. Details:

Website: brightlights.org.uk and contact Fiona@nymo.org or call 01582 720627

PHOENIX YOUTH CLUB

7 PM TUESDAY 23rd MAY

For young Catholics in Year 7 and above.

Meets at St Thomas Aquinas Church

Meeting Room 7 pm – 9 pm

Future Dates:

Tuesday  6th June: Tuesday 20th June

Tuesday 4th July: Tuesday 18th July

Subs: £2

 

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

 

MARATHON

A message from Dave: “£917.56p Wow! That is brilliant.  A massive thank you for all the support from the parish community.  My time was 3 hrs and 12 seconds.  Dave”

 

 

ESCORTED PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK

11 June ~ £599 pp sharing (4 nights)

Breakfast and Dinner Knock House Hotel

Contact: Patricia 01268 762278 or 07740 175557

Email: knockpilgrimages@gmail.com

[NB: Parish Disclaimer applies to this trip]

 

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.  **

 

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:                         NO Mass

Friday:                                   8:30 am Mass

Saturday:   11:00am  First Holy Communion Mass

                                   at St Thomas Aquinas Church

          4:30pm Confessions at St Thomas Aquinas Church

                                             

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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