POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR
Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for:
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..
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:
9th to 15th September 2018.
4 Star Accommodation (half board)
Cost: £690 (single room supplement £165)
Deposit of £200 required by 30th September 2017.
Please contact Michael Smith on 01908 507184
or email email@example.com
for Brochure and Itinerary as soon as possible.
If your child has made their 3rd birthday and is confident enough to join the group without the need of a parent being present, then they are very welcome to join the Children’s Liturgy during Mass. Parents are encouraged to stay to help their child ‘settle in’ for the first two occasions but after that your child should be able to be left under the supervision of our Parish Catechists. Children who are preparing for First Holy Communion need to stay for the whole Mass in Church as this is an important part of their preparation.
NOISE AND DISRUPTION DURING MASS
We aim and hope to be a ‘child friendly’ parish where children are especially welcome. Yet as a courtesy to others, please do not feel embarrassed about having to take your child outside or into the meeting room (when it is free) for a few minutes, if they are particularly noisy. Thank you for your understanding.
THE ST THERESA OF THE
CHILD JESUS SOCIETY – MK SOUTH
We invite all Ghanaian Catholic Women to join us.
Aims: Our basic aim is to bring together all Ghanaian Catholic Women in church both communicants and non-communicants and to assist Parish Priests, Religious and the entire Roman Catholic Church wherever, whenever and however possible for the greater glory of God.
Membership: membership is open to all Ghanaian Catholic Women both young and old, communicants and non-communicants who shall abide by the rules and regulations of the society.
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.
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.
NORTHAMPTON CATHEDRAL DEVELOPMENT CAMPAIGN
Father Mark Floody is delighted to share with us that due to recent gifts and pledges received, the Cathedral development campaign total has reached over £2.29m. This includes donations from the Cathedral community, parishes like ours, local supporters and grant-making trusts. For further information about the project and how you can lend your support, if you haven’t done so already, please visit the Cathedral website at http://northamptoncathedral.org/the-cathedral/cathedral-centre where you can watch a video presentation about the proposed Cathedral Centre.The Campaign Office is based in Bishop’s House and Angela Madge, the Campaign Administrator, will be happy to hear from you. Angela can be contacted on 01604 712065 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PHOENIX YOUTH CLUB
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
AN INVITATION TO A SPECIAL MASS
The Parish of Great Missenden and Wendover would like to invite you to its observance of one of its patron saints: St Anne, the Mother of Our Lady. Wednesday, 26th July at 9:30am
The Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (High Street, Great Missenden HP16 9AZ ).
Fr Michael Bates (the most recently ordained Priest in our Diocese) will preside at a concelebrated Mass and Following the Mass there will be an opportunity to receive the customary ‘First Blessing’ of a newly ordained Priest. This will be a wonderful opportunity to assure Fr Michael of your prayers following his Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood. Refreshments will follow the Mass. Please do invite your family, friends and fellow parishioners to this very special celebration. Children are welcome!
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
Details: Please see Poster at back of Churc
PILGRIMAGE OF THE SICK
Sunday 13th August ~ £17. per person
Please sign Lists at back of Church
**Disclaimer: This trip is not organised by the
Parish and the Parish takes no responsibility for it.**
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.
Parish Priest: Fr Christopher Perry Assistant Priest: Fr Benedetto D’Autilia
The Presbytery, 1 Sycamore Avenue, Bletchley, MK2 2JE, Tel: 01908 372315
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
Parish Office: 01908 372315 Parish Secretary Jo Cerrone
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
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.
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