Our Lady of Lourdes with Christ the Cornerstone Milton Keynes

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]
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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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