Sacramental Preparation

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Do you want to learn more about the Catholic Faith? This adult course of sacramental preparation is open to everyone!

This course will help to deepen our understanding of the sacraments, help us grow in our Catholic discipleship and strengthen our love for the Church.

Thursday, 3rd October – Holy Baptism

Thursday, 10th October – Holy Eucharist (Holy Mass)

Thursday, 24th Oct – Confirmation

Thursday, 31st October – Confession at Holy Cross Church

Thursday, 7th November – Anointing of the Sick

Thursday, 14th November – Ordination

Wednesday, 20th November – Marriage

Each session is held at Ss Philip and James Church (unless indicated otherwise) and lasts ninety minutes. You can attend any individual session or all seven. Our discussion of each sacrament will broaden out to include conversations about: Our Lady and the saints, Friday abstinence from eating meat, Holy Days of Obligation, etc. Why not put these dates in your diary today?! We begin at 6:30pm with tea and coffee.

Ecumenical Day of Reflection

Ecumenical Day of Reflection: Saturday, 12th October 2019

St Thomas Aquinas Church, Sycamore Avenue,
Bletchley MK2 2JE

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  • Led by Fr Wayne Coughlin, Parish Priest in Bedford and Diocesan Director of Missio (the Pope’s official charity for overseas mission).
  • Theme: “Entering the Mystery: Salvation history in art”.
  • Bring-and-share lunch.  NB: Sandwiches, etc. can be bought locally if preferred.
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits available on arrival and throughout the day.
  • Start Time: 10:15am / Concludes at: 4:00pm.
  • People can come for the whole or part of the day.
  • The 9:30am Mass will be celebrated as normal.
  • There will be an opportunity to purchase, at a reduced price, a wonderful book consisting of famous works of art (all profits will support Missio).
  • We shall be joined by ecumenical guests from the newly formed “North Bedford Churches Together”.
  • Participants are asked to contact the Booking Secretary (Sheila) by Monday, 7th October to confirm attendance: / (01234) 353116.
  • Any queries can be addressed to the Booking Secretary (details above).