The Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes Diocese of Northampton: Registered charity No: 234091 40 Lloyds, Coffee Hall MK6 5EB Telephone & Fax. 01908 221228 E-mail: [email protected] Served by the Canons Regular of the Immaculate Conception Fr James Cassidy C.R.I.C. & Fr Allan Jones C.R.I.C. Parish website: www.ourladyoflourdes.org.uk Facebook group: Our Lady of Lourdes, Coffee Hall Diocesan website: www.northamptondiocese.org Pastoral Area website: www.mknpa.org.uk Cornerstone Website: www.cornerstonemk.co.uk St Paul‟s Catholic School, Moorgate Leadenhall, Milton Keynes MK6 5NA, The Church of Christ the Cornerstone 300 Saxon Gate West, Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES Telephone: 01908 237777 E-mail: [email protected] st Malayalam Prayer Group: 1 Saturday of the month 6 p.m. at St Augustine‟s Polish Mass: Every Sunday – 1.30 p.m. St Augustine‟s Tamil Mass: Normally 2nd Sunday of the month – 5 p.m. St Paul‟s Parish Prayer Group: 2nd & 4th Fridays at 7.30 p.m. The Presbytery, Coffee Hall Collection: 3rd/4th January Envelopes: £323.21 Loose: £423.69 Total: £746.90 THANK YOU Our Lady of Lourdes with Christ the Cornerstone Milton Keynes The Baptism of the Lord 10th/11th January Psalm: With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation First Communion Meetings after 5.30 & 10 a.m. Masses Vigil Mass Saturday 5.30 p.m. Cornerstone Sunday Mass 10.00 a.m. St Paul‟s 6.30 p.m. St Augustine‟s Monday 12.30 p.m. Cornerstone Tuesday 8.00 a.m. Cornerstone Wednesday 12.30 p.m. Cornerstone Thursday 9.30 a.m. St Augustine‟s Friday 7.00 p.m. St Augustine‟s Saturday 10.00 a.m. St Paul‟s 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 17th/18th January Retiring Collection for Peace Sunday Vigil Mass Saturday 5.30 p.m. Cornerstone Sunday Mass 10.00 a.m. St Paul‟s Confirmation Session 5.00 p.m. St Augustine‟s Unity Service 6.00 p.m. Cornerstone Sunday Mass 6.30 p.m. St Augustine‟s SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Friday after Mass at St Augustine‟s Heelands Saturday after Mass at St Paul‟s Moorgate Saturday 5.00 p.m. – 5.20 & after Mass at Cornerstone Readings for our Sunday Worship 10th/11th January. 1st reading: Isaiah 55:1-11. 5.30 p.m. Liz Oliver. 10.00 a.m. Francesca Kley. 2nd reading: 1 John 5:1-9. 5.30 p.m. Antonio Raffa. 10.00 a.m. Charlyn Kumadi. Gospel: Mark 1:7-11. Extra-ordinary ministers: 5.30 p.m. Patricia Twumasi-Adutwum, Joseph Vinod. 10.00 a.m. Comfort Opoku-Boadi, Yoofi Clarke, Elizabeth Davis Sherly John. Hospital Communion: Bletchley. AFTER MASS REFRESHMENTS There is a basket for donations for refreshments served after the 10 a.m. Mass, all donations accepted gratefully. CORNERSTONE COLLECTIONS On Mondays & Wednesdays there is a basket for donations for the upkeep of the church, thank you. CORNERSTONE PARKING Reserved for clergy, staff and volunteers thank you. DIOCESAN DIRECTORIES See Fr James or Pat if you would like a copy £3 FOOD BANK The Food Bank is grateful for the donations they collect each week. Urgent items required are long-life juice, tinned pasta, tinned vegetables, instant noodles, jam and rice pudding. Please leave items in the basket at Cornerstone. Thank you, GLUTEN FREE HOSTS These are available, if you need them please contact Fr. James or Fr. Allan. HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY If you or someone you know is going into Milton Keynes Hospital, please let the chaplaincy know on 01908 243700. Anyone wishing to receive the Sacrament of the Sick, before admission, should speak to one of our priests. PARISH STATISTICS FOR 2014 2013 numbers in brackets: Baptisms 17 (33) First Communions 16 (10) Deaths 7 (6) DIARY DATES: PARISH COUNCIL The parish council met last Thursday, draft minutes are available on the notice board. GENERATIONS CONNECT PROJECT 12 week programme to connect younger and older people together with craft activities. Begins 10th January 10am-2pm at Cornerstone. Bring a packedlunch with you. There is a small charge of £3 per session. If interested and for more information contact Chinwe Osaghae on 07488798798 FIRST COMMUNIONS 2015 If your child is in year 3 or older, lives in our parish, comes to Mass regularly and you would like for him/her to prepare to receive Holy Communion for the first time this summer, please come to the meeting after Mass this weekend (10th/11th January) – at Cornerstone or Our Lady of Lourdes. PEACE SUNDAY is next Sunday. There will be a retiring collection for „Pax Christi‟ which works for peace. Envelopes are available this week. COMPASS COURSES: You Are Here from 15th January All Saints Church, Milton Keynes Village 7.45 pm Sharing Faith from 27th January St Mary‟s, Woughton on the Green 7.45 pm Choosing the Right Government from 9th March Holy Cross, Two Mile Ash 7.45 pm For further details of all courses, visit: www.missionpartnership.org/compass or complete a booking form and send it to the Mission Partnership. Courses are FREE this term and in different venues as shown. You may join as many courses as you wish. THE WELL IS DEEP! To mark the octave of prayer for Christian Unity there will be two services at Cornerstone: Sunday 18th January at 6 p.m. and Friday 23rd January at 12.30 p.m. You are all invited to join us for these two services praying for Christian unity. A CELEBRATION OF ECUMENISM Bishop Peter invites us to en ecumenical celebration for the 50th anniversary of the publication of Unitatis Redintegratio, the Decree on Ecumenism from the Second Vatican Council, which laid the foundation for Catholic involvement in the ecumenism. Wednesday 21st January at 7.30 p.m. at Northampton Cathedral, Kingsthorpe Rd NN2 6AG Bishop Peter has invited Church leaders and ecumenical guests from the four counties of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckingham and Northamptonshire, and also Milton Keynes, to join us for this very special event, at which Archbishop Bernard Longley will preach. PRAYER FOR OUR CITY An evening to get together Christians in the Week of Christian Unity to pray for Thursday 22nd January 7.00 – Christ Church, Stantonbury. with other Prayer for our city – 9.00 pm at CAFOD SUPPORTERS’ DAY Come and find out more about CAFOD”s work in Myanmar (Burma) and learn about matched funding on Saturday 24th January 10.30 – 1.30 at St Augustine‟s, Langcliffe Drive, Heelands, Milton Keynes MK13 7PL. Coffee/tea from 10am, Please book by calling 01844 274 723 or email: [email protected] SLEEPING BEAUTY The star-studded cast is preparing for a fun afternoon on Saturday 24th January at 2.00 p.m. Bring your friends and enjoy a good laugh! Proceeds will be for Cornerstone funds. Tickets are now on sale at Cornerstone – Adults £2 (Children £1) to include refreshments. The Croakers Choir could do with more members, If interested email Jill [email protected] or Doreen [email protected] WALK THIS WAY A Lux afternoon for young people (11–18) at St Augustine‟s, Heelands organised by NYMO focused on discipleship from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday 25th January. Refreshments provided – all are welcome. HUMILITY & THE QUEST FOR EQUALITY The next „Thinking Theology‟ lecture will be on Monday 26th January 2015 at 7 p.m. in The Chapel, St Paul‟s Catholic School, Phoenix Drive, Leadenhall, Milton Keynes, MK6 5EN. (Enquiries : 01908 669735) “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less” Mother Teresa & Dorothy Day, remind us that equality and peace in society can only be attained when we learn to see others, as our brothers and sisters. This lecture explores the importance of humility as a key social virtue and its role in helping us overcome the barriers of inequality. Leonora Butau lectures in Christian Ethics at St Mary's University, Twickenham and is currently working towards a doctorate in Bioethics.
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