St Augustines Church and Office
1 Langcliffe Drive, Heelands, Milton Keynes MK13 7PL

MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

SATURDAY 25th September 
9.30 am – Our Lady of Lourdes (St Paul’s School, Leadenhall) – 
Reconciliation (Confessions)

TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B) – 

SATURDAY 26th September- VIGIL MASS 
SAT – 5pm Reconciliation (Confessions)
5.30pm Church of Christ the Cornerstone – McCarthy Family Intention
SAT – 7pm – St Augustine’s (Heelands) – Mass in Polish

SUNDAY 26th September
8.30 am – St Augustine’s (Heelands) – People of the Parish
8.30am – St Bede’s (Newport Pagnell) – Ron Coleman RIP
9.30 am – Our Lady of Lourdes (St Paul’s School, Leadenhall) – For all Migrants and Refugees throughout our world
10 am – St Edward’s (Shenley Church End) – Mario Leoncio RIP
11 am – St Mary’s (Woburn Sands) – Betty Thompson RIP, Mary Cooney RIP Anniversary
11.30 am – St Augustine’s (Heelands) -Owen Mannas Intention
11.30 am Christ the King (Kents Hill) –  Repose of the Soul of Bernard’s Aunt
2 pm – St Augustine’s (Heelands – Mass in Polish
6.30pm – St Augustine’s (Heelands) – Marjorie Nagle RIP

MONDAY 27th September – St Vincent de Paul
9.30am – St Augustine’s (Heelands)  – Deceased members of the Barry and Cooney Family

TUESDAY 28th September – 
9.30am – St Augustine’s (Heelands) – Domingos Das Neves RIP

WEDNESDAY 29th September – St MICHAEL, ST GABRIEL AND ST RAPHAEL
9.30am – St Augustine’s (Heelands) – Rosetta Richard Birthday Intention

THURSDAY 30th September – St Jerome
9.30am – St Augustine’s (Heelands) – Lynne Carter Birthday Intention
7pm – St Augustine’s (Heelands) – Mass in Polish 

FRIDAY  1st October September – St Teresa of the Child Jesus
9.30am – St Augustine’s (Heelands) – Lynne Carter Intention
6.00pm – Reconciliation (Confessions) and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 
7.00pm – St Augustine’s (Heelands) – Marjorie Nagle RIP

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Reflection on this Sunday’s Scripture Readings

We are now streaming Mass live at 8.30am from St Augustine’s, this will also be available to watch later in the day. To subscribe to this new channel click here.

“We are all in the same boat and we are called to commit ourselves so that no more walls separate us, so that there are no longer others, but only one we, we as wide as all of humanity.”
– His Holiness Pope Francis

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Family Fast Day Friday 1st October
We Welcome to each of our Masses this Sunday a representative from CAFOD who will tell us about this year’s appeal.
This Family Fast Day on Friday 1st October, you can support people around the world who are dedicating their lives to protecting God’s creation – people like Ivanilde who we will hear about this weekend.
Envelopes for your Family Fast Day donations will be available at each of the Masses. Please be as generous as you are able. Thank you.

OPEN HOUSE
Each Monday between 5.30pm and 7pm we have an Open House at St Augustine’s Church in Heelands. It is a chance to meet with one of the priests or deacons to book baptisms, complete marriage paperwork, sign school application forms, or any other practical things you would like to have a word about. There is no need to make an appointment, just come along!

Diocesan Mass for Married Life
The annual Diocesan Mass Celebrating Married Life is planned for 16th October 2021 at 12noon in Northampton Cathedral, NN2 6AG, with Bishop David Oakley as Celebrant. Those celebrating significant milestone anniversaries this year (eg 1, 10, 25, 40, or 50 years) will be able to receive a personal blessing by emailing mass.mfl@northamptondiocese.org with details of your names and anniversary. All are welcome.

Weekday Mass at Christ the Cornerstone 
We are continuing to gradually increase the number of Masses the we celebrate each week. From Monday 18th October, we will begin to celebrate Mass at Christ the Cornerstone on Monday lunchtimes. we will begin with Mass on one day a week and see how many people attend.

St Theresa Group Hour of Grace
Next Friday, the first Friday of the month, as well as our usual time of exposition before mass. The St Theresa’s group will lead a time of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament between 8pm and 9pm at St Augustine’s church. Please feel free to join them for this “Hour of Grace”.

Annual Mass Count
This Sunday, 26th September, we will be taking our second of four counts at all of the Masses.  All parishes across all the dioceses of England and Wales will be undertaking their annual Mass count, that is, the numbers of people in attendance at Sunday Masses. The numbers for 2021 are bound to be lower than usual as we are still recovering from the pandemic. In many of our parishes, parishioners are still isolating or anxious about returning. However, the statistical data given this time will be very useful for all of us in planning ahead and working out where resources need to be focused.

Each year Milton Keynes Mission Partnership offers a a range of opportunities for learning more about our Christian Faith.
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Reflections on the encyclical Laudato Si by Pope Francis
A new course for Friday Evenings (except the First Friday of the Month): over 10 sessions beginning on Friday 8th October, after the 7pm evening Mass, St Augustine’s Church, Langcliffe Drive, MK13 7PL.
The Lay Associates of the Holy Family of Bordeaux are delighted to offer you the opportunity to view Fr Daniel O’Leary’s reflections on the encyclical Laudato Si by Pope Francis.
There are 10 DVD presentations of approximately 40 minutes.  Hot drinks will be available after the Mass and each session should end around 8.45pm.

For further information about the sessions please contact: 
Jo Doherty: 01908 560514.
If you would like to out more about Fr Daniel O’Leary please visit  https://astonishingsecret.org

RCIA PROGRAMME 2021 – 2022
It is with absolute delight, that we are able to announce that the next RCIA Programme will begin on Tuesday 28th September at 7 pm at St Augustine’s!

The RCIA Programme is for those people who are interested in becoming Catholic, or for those adults who have not celebrated the Sacraments of Holy Communion or Confirmation. 

For more details, simply email: brendan@mk-cluster.co.uk

REQUIESCAT IN PACE
Please pray for all of our loved ones who have died recently, especially: 
Nancy Pinto whose Funeral takes place on 24th September.
Magdelena Picincu  and Peter Perry Kumadi whose Funerals take place on 29th September.
Rory McMahon whose Funeral will take place on 4th October.

“Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light come upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen”

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION
Many parishioners have been enquiring about the First Holy Communion and Confirmation Programmes! Please do not worry – they haven’t started yet!

It is hoped that over the next few weeks, application forms will be available and more details about dates and times will be forthcoming! 

Season of Creation
The Season of Creation runs from 1 September (World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation) to 4 October (the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi) each year.
This ecumenical season is dedicated to prayer and action for the protection of creation. It is a time to renew our relationships with God our Creator, and with all creation, as we join together in prayer.
We give thanks for all that God has made, repent for the damage that we have caused and commit ourselves to take action to protect the earth our common home.
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Mystery Church of the Week 
Each week we will show you an image from one of the churches in our cluster of parishes. Do you recognise this one?
Answer next week!

Congratulations to those of you who recognised the Lady chapel in St Mary’s in Woburn Sands last week.
DONATION OPPORTUNITIES!
Most of us carry very little cash around with us these days and we are used to paying for things with a credit or debit card. More recent, technology has allowed us to simply tap our, card, phone or even watch on a card reader to pay for goods up to £45. At a few of our parishes we are trialing a similar method for contributing to the weekly collection. You will find a reader, and someone to help, in the foyer as you enter and leave the church. Why not give it a go!

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MONEY MATTERS
A number of people have once again enquired about ways in which they can support the work of our parishes financially.
 
(1) STANDING ORDER VIA YOUR OWN BANK
You can set up a standing order for donations to your parish using either your on line bank account or in branch. The information required to make the donation is as follows:Bank: NatWest
Sort Code: 60-06-11
Account Name: 46898093
Account Name: Northampton Roman Catholic Diocesan Trust
Payment Ref: **Please enter the Parish Name and Area**

 (2) CALL THE FINANCE OFFICE AND DONATE OVER THE PHONE
Every Tuesday between 10am – 4pm, a member of the Diocesan Finance Team will be available for you to donate to one of our Parishes over the telephone. To donate simply call 01604 712065 with your debit or credit card details. The money will go directly to the parish that you designate.

With Blessings during these times,

Frs Francis, Stanley, Brendan and Deacons Klaus and Jon

Email addresses and contact numbers

  • Parish Secretary, Gillian Mcintyre Tel 01908-221228
  • Father Francis Higgins francis@mk-cluster.co.uk
  • Father Brendan Seery brendan@mk-cluster.co.uk
  • Father Stanley Orazulike stanley@mk-cluster.co.uk