Newsletter: 30th July 2017

POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR

AUGUST 2017

Please join Pope Francis this month in praying for:

Artists

That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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.**

 

 

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED

Thursday 3rd August  – Friday 18th August

Re-opens Monday 21st August.

The Parish Clergy can still be contacted by phone

for urgent matters.

 

Advance Notice

SOLEMNITY OF THE

ASSUMPTION OF THE

BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

TUESDAY 15th AUGUST

 

A Holy Day of Obligation

 

MASS TIMES

St Thomas Aquinas Church

VIGIL MASS 7.30 pm Monday 14th August

 

All Saints Church

10:00am and 7.30 pm Tuesday 15th August

 

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.

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.

MILTON KEYNES PASTORAL AREA

“Clergy Moves”

Bishop Peter has announced that he will make St Augustine’s, Heelands the ‘HUB’ for the parishes of St. Augustine’s, Our Lady of Lourdes, Christ the Cornerstone, Christ the King, St Bede’s and St Mary’s, Woburn Sands. (Sr Yvonne is continuing as Parish Administrator of Christ the King & St Bede’s). Fr Francis Higgins has been appointed as the new Parish Priest of St Augustine’s, and also Dean of Milton Keynes. He will be assisted by Fr Pius Amoako, Fr David Barrett and Fr Lijo Payikkattu. Fr Francis will take up his new post in mid September. Fr James and Fr Allan will be moving to the parish of Our Lady of Charity and St Augustine, Daventry. Fr Prince Kurian MSFS  has already taken up his new post as Priest in Charge of St Bernardine, Bukingham and St Martin’s Brackley. Fr Ken Bowen will be retiring from St Mary’s, Woburn Sands in the late Summer.

Please keep them all in your prayers!

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A CATHOLIC?

If you are considering becoming a Catholic, or would like a bit of a refresher, then please contact the Parish Office and Register for the 2017-18 “Journey in Faith Course”. The Course will begin on Thursday 7th September 2017 at St Thomas Aquinas Church, 7.30 pm-9 pm, and will continue on Thursday evenings until Easter 2018.  Weekly Sunday attendance is essential for those who will be received into the Church at Easter 2018.

 

 

 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.

 

NAME …………………………………………………..

ADDRESS ………………………………………………

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Tel. ………………………………………………………

 

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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