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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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.**
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.
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