Saturday 2nd July
9.30am Our Lady of Lourdes ******NO MASS******
Saturday 2nd July – The Fourteenth Sunday of the Year
5.00pm – Confessions – Christ the Cornerstone
5.30pm Vigil Mass – Christ the Cornerstone –
6.30pm – St Edward’s –
Sunday 3rd July – The Fourteenth Sunday of the Year
8.30am – St Augustine’s – Dan and Carol Walter Intention, In thanksgiving for the Sabucido Family
8.30am – St Bede’s – Christine Murray RIP
9.30am – Our Lady of Lourdes –
10am – St Edward’s – People of the Parish
11am – St Mary’s – Richard and Ellen Hardwick 50th Wedding Anniversary
11.30am – St Augustine’s – Ernest Mannas RIP, Raymond Okafor Birthday Intention
11.30am – Christ the King –
2pm – St Augustine’s – Mass in Polish
6.30pm – St Augustine’s – Michael Derrig RIP
Monday 4th July
8.45am – Adoration and Rosary
9.30am St Augustine’s – Catherine McCarron Birthday Intention
12.30pm – Christ the Cornerstone – Jean Flemming RIP, Molly Skelton RIP Anniversary
Tuesday 5th July
8.45am- Adoration and Rosary
9.30am – St Augustine’s – ******NO MASS******
Wednesday 6th July
8.45am- Adoration and Rosary
9.30am – St Augustine’s – Nancy Driscoll RIP Birthday Anniversary, Pa Driscoll Intention
Thursday 7th July
8.45am Adoration and Rosary
9.30am – St Augustine’s – All Souls
10am – St Mary’s
Friday 8th July
8.45am – Adoration and Rosary
9.30am – St Augustine’s –
6pm – Adoration and Confessions
7pm – St Augustine’s –
Saturday 9th July
9.30am – Our Lady of Lourdes – ******NO MASS******
Sunday Mass at 8:30am & 11.30am will be streamed live
from St Augustine’s.
Click here for link.
|Fr Francis with his parents|
Congratulations to Fr Francis who celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood this week. Doesn’t he look young!
Congratulations Fr Maria
When arriving in the UK, you can drive using your international driving license for the first twelve months, but you then need to pass a UK Theory and Practical Test in order to continue to drive. Congratulations to Fr Maria who passed his test this week. He has obviously had plenty of practice with roundabouts!
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There will be a quiz night at St Augustine’s Church on Saturday 2nd July at 7.30 pm. All are very welcome. You may want to bring your own team or you can join one on the night.
Please bring your own food and drink. Also, if you can, please bring a small item to contribute to a raffle, the proceeds will go to a local charity.
We look forward to seeing you.
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BBQ at St Edward’s Church, Shenley Church End.
This Sunday 3rd July from 11.30am at St Edward’s Church, following the Morning Mass, there will be a BBQ with the opportunity to meet with other parishioners. We Look forward to seeing you there.
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Synod National Synthesis
Click above for a copy of the recently published national synthesis, the document that will be sent to Rome, which brings together the listening of all of the dioceses in England and Wales. Many of the themes in our own diocesan and parish submissions are reflected here.
What’s next for the Synod in our diocese?
Join the Synod Team for a diocese-wide webinar on Monday 11th July, 7.30pm. We will share a new resource to help parishes discern next steps, discuss what resources are already available, and introduce exciting plans for the coming year. Register here for the link: https://synod2.eventbrite.co.uk.
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Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
To celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel there will be a Rosary gathering on Thursday 14th July at 6pm outside the Church of Christ the Cornerstone, Milton Keynes Centre. MK9 2ES. All are invited to join in.
BBQ at Our Lady of Lourdes, Leadenhall
On the 16th July from 5pm onwards, there will be a BBQ at Our Lady of Lourdes at St Paul’s school. There will be a collection at Our Lady of Lourdes this weekend for contributions towards the Barbecue expenses. If you are able to help on the day or provide food, then please have a word with one of the organisers after Mass. But most importantly , come along and join us on the day!
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No Open House Monday 4th July.
Please note there is no Open House this Monday 4th July.
Open House will resume again on Monday 11th July at St Augustine’s.
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St Barnabas Cluster Structure
As was announced last weekend, Bishop David has appointed Fr Emmanuel Okami, who is currently the assistant priest in Bletchley, as parish priest at St Augustine’s in Heelands. He will live in the presbytery at St Augustine’s, celebrate Mass there each week and be in charge of the parish. The other five parishes will remain in the same clustered arrangement as before. St Augustine’s however will still take part in many of the activities that have previously happened across the cluster. All six parishes will continue to share things such as First Communion, Confirmation and Baptism preparation and share maintenance staff.
What the new arrangements will mean in practice will become clearer as time goes by, so we’ll all need to be patient with each other whilst things settle.
|Philip Allsop – Lay Pastoral Assistant|
New Pastoral Assistant
The Diocese has recently created the new full time post of Lay Pastoral Assistant and we are pleased to have appointed Philip Allsop to this post within our own cluster of parishes. Philip’s role will develop over time, but initially he will be responsible for coordinating sacramental preparation, adult faith formation and representing our parishes in local ecumenical structures. Congratulations to Philip, he will take up his new role towards the end of August.
|Peter’s Pence Collection|
Second Collection Sunday 3rd July.
The Peter’s Pence Collection has a long tradition as a sign that Catholics around the world are joined in support of the Holy Father. The year 2020 united the whole world in suffering as the COVID-19 pandemic took millions of lives and created widespread economic hardship due to the closure of nonessential businesses. In Lebanon, the hardship of the pandemic was compounded by a catastrophic explosion of a warehouse at the port in Beirut on August 4, 2020. The blast killed more than 200 people and injured and displaced thousands more. With funds collected through the Peter’s Pence Collection, the Holy Father provided an immediate response of £250,000 to the Church in Lebanon, which made medical care, temporary shelter, and other basic needs available to victims through the efforts of Caritas Lebanon, Caritas Internationalis, and sister organizations of Caritas. Donations to the Peter’s Pence Collection support not only the activities of the Roman Curia that assist the pope in the exercise of his ministry but also solidarity projects that help those most in need, such as emergency relief to the people of Lebanon.
Stella Maris Second Collection.
Next Sunday, 10th July there will be the annual second collection for the work of the Apostleship of the Sea, (Stella Maris). Stella Maris is the largest ship-visiting network in the world, who improve the lives of seafarers and fishers through their network of local chaplains and seafarer centres, expert information, advocacy, and spiritual support. Click above for more information.
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Rest in Peace
Please pray for all of those who have died and for Christine and Mary whose funerals will take place in the next few weeks:
Friday 8th at 11.30am
St Peter and St Paul Church, Newport Pagnell – Christine Murray
Monday 11th July 11am St Augustine’s – Mary Hirst
Eternal rest grant unto them Oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen
Changes in Mass Schedule
There will be NO MASS at Our Lady of Lourdes Saturday July 2nd at 9.30am
There will be NO MASS at St Augustine’s on Tuesday July 5th at 9.30am.
There will be NO MASS at Our Lady of Lourdes on Saturday July 9th at 9.30am
With Blessings during these times,
Frs Francis, Stanley, and Maria and Deacons Klaus and Jon
Email addresses and contact numbers
- Parish Secretary, Gillian Mcintyre Tel 01908 221228
- Father Francis Higgins email@example.com
- Father Stanley Orazulike firstname.lastname@example.org
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