Newsletter: 23rd 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..

 

 

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:

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 mikevivienne@yahoo.co.uk

for Brochure and Itinerary as soon as possible.

 

 

 

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.

 

100 CLUB WINNERS FOR JULY

£25 V Smith/ £12 J Callaghan/ £12 B Gibson

 

CAN YOU HELP!

We have had a request for men’s wrist watches (in good working order) to be sent to Zambia. Please speak to Angela White if you are able to help.

SVP RETIRING COLLECTION this weekend

 

 

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

Please pray for the souls of:

Christina Dorman (92) late of Burlington Hall, Woburn Sands, whose Funeral Service will be on Friday 28th July, 2:30pm at Crownhill Crematorium.

Bill McNiff, (79) late of Essex Close, Bletchley whose Funeral Mass is on Thursday 27th July,1:15 pm at All Saints Church.

 

50TH CELEBRATIONS

Next year is St Thomas Aquinas School’s 50th birthday. Bishop Peter is coming in November to be with the children and there are other activities planned for them throughout the year. There are also two special events being laid on for parents, parishioners and past pupils.

MASS: On October 5th at 7 pm there will be Mass at school followed by refreshments – all are welcome. Fr Michael Harrison and Mrs Mulholland, who were pupils when the school first opened, will be among the VIP guests. If you are a past pupil and you are still in contact with other alumni/alumna, please pass on this invitation. We are limited by the size of the hall so please let the office know in September if you wish to attend.

OPEN EVENING: As part of our St Thomas Aquinas Feast Day celebrations, on 29th January from 5 pm until 8 pm, there will be an Open School Evening with tours laid on. Again, all are welcome. There will be galleries of photos and an opportunity to have a look around the school and to reminisce on your time here.

If you are a past pupil and you are willing to talk to children about your memories of your time here please let us know via the School Office. Thank you. 

 

 

BAPTISM PREPARATION MEETING

8 pm Thursday 27th July

St Thomas Aquinas Meeting Room

 

AN INVITATION TO A SPECIAL MASS

9:30 am Wednesday 26th July

The Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

(High Street, Great Missenden HP16 9AZ)

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.

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

bishopcombined@milton-keynes.gov.uk

Details: Please see Poster at back of Churc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PILGRIMAGE OF THE SICK

AYLESFORD, KENT

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.**

 

END OF THE ACEDEMIC YEAR FOR OUR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS!

We pray that all our staff and students will have an enjoyable Summer Holiday after a very successful and full academic year. We pray especially for those students moving on to new schools and for members of staff taking up new positions.

 

 

 

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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