Newsletter: 2nd July 2017

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR

JULY 2017

Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for:

Lapsed Christians

That our brothers and sisters who have strayed from the faith, through our prayer and witness to the Gospel, may rediscover the merciful closeness of the Lord and the beauty of the Christian life..

 

 

WELCOME BACK FR CLEMENT!

Fr Clement is with us again in Bletchley as he enjoys a rest and provides some cover in the parish. Fr Clement has a very busy parish in Kenya and has visited us regularly here in Milton Keynes over the last 16 years. He will be with us until the end of August.

 

DEMENTIA Friendly MASS

3 PM TUESDAY 25th JULY

St Thomas Aquinas Church

An opportunity for those with Dementia, their careers, friends and fellow parishioners 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:

29th August; 26th September;

31st October; 28th November.

 

“VOLUNTEER WELCOMERS

West Bletchley Wellbeing Centre (WBWB)

Do you have any spare time to look after the Reception desk, for a couple of hours per week at the West Bletchley Wellbeing Centre (adjacent to the Parish Council Offices) in Whaddon Way (opposite All Saints Church)?  The Catholic organization, MARRIAGE CARE, uses the premises for their Counselling sessions.  If interested please contact Diana on 01908 370860 and leave a message.”

 

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.

 

100 CLUB WINNERS FOR JUNE 2017

£25 Margaret Kent

£12 Bernie Gidson

£12 Victoria Gibb

 

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

Please Pray for the Soul of…

Maria Chipolina, 86, late of Crummock Place, whose Funeral Service will be on Tuesday 4th July at 12:45pm  at St Thomas Aquinas Church.

Patrick Kenny, 89, late of Windmill Hill Drive, whose Funeral Mass will be on Friday 7th July, 12:15pm at All Saints Church.

 

SECOND COLLECTION TODAY:

Peter’s Pence”, all monies collected will go to support Pope Francis’ nominated charities.

 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTION TODAY!

2nd July 2017, 3pm All Saints Church

All Welcome to attend

(No Divine Mercy Devotions in August)

 

 

ALTAR SERVERS TRAINING:

   11 am Sunday 9th July

All Saints Church after Mass

                                   

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:

Next Meeting: Monday 10 July

3.30 pm All Saints Church Meeting Room

(No meeting in August)

 

 

 

 

TO CELEBRATE the diversity of this parish it has been suggested that we have a multi cultural event whereby we can share food, dance, music etc, from our homeland or country of origin. If you are interested in helping to organise such an event please call Maggie on 01908 563277.

 

 

COMMUNITY VOICES CONCERT

2 PM MONDAY 10th JULY

Water Eaton Church Centre

Free entry: Raffle and Refreshments

Water Eaton welcome children from

The Stanton and Pepper Hill Schools to sing

 

PHOENIX YOUTH CLUB

TUESDAY 4th JULY

For young Catholics in Year 7 and above.

Meets at St Thomas Aquinas Church

Meeting Room 7 pm – 9 pm

 

Final Phoenix before the Holidays:

Tuesday 18th July – Canal Walk and BBQ

Meet at the Three Locks (upper car park) at 6:30pm

Leighton Road, Stoke Hammond MK17 9DD

Collect from St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room 9pm

 

 

 

BISHOP PARKER CATHOLIC NURSERY

Places for September 2017 for 3 to 4 years old

Free Nursery Sessions 9am -3pm

(30 hour offer subject to eligibility)

Free Nursery 9am to Noon

Before and after school care available:

8-9am 3:15-5:30pm (at modest charge)

Come and Have a Look! Visits are very welcome

Tel: 01908 372129 or email

bishopcombined@milton-keynes.gov.uk

Details: Please see Poster at back of Church

 

 

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.  **

 

MILTON KEYNES ‘LIFE’

are looking for volunteers to help on our stall at Newport Pagnell carnival on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July. We also need walkers to walk in the parade from Blakelands to Riverside Meadow carrying our Life collecting buckets en route. If you can help please phone Bernadette Rose on 01908 312709 for further details.

  

 

 

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

                                               followed by Rosary

Friday:                                 8:30 am Mass

followed by Rosary

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

 

With every blessing for the week ahead

 

Fr Christopher Perry, Fr Benedetto D’Autilia

Deacon Noel Guina

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