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First Communion Masses 12th and 19th June 15:00h St Mary C/E Church/Numbers

2022-05-17T13:01:04+01:00

Dear Parents/Guardians

 

We hope you are well.

 

Presently we are very pleased with our celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation each Saturday of May. Our children appear to be very much at their ease and enjoying the occasion.

We thank all the parents for their punctual attendance which has helped enormously. We thank our catechists for giving their time each Saturday to our children.

 

Re First Communion Masses on Sundays 12th and 19th of June at St Marys Anglican Church. Aylesbury.

 

The First Communion Masses on Sundays, 12th and 19th  June 2022 will be celebrated at  St Mary’s  Anglican Church at 15:00h on both occasions. Normally, we celebrate these very special occasions at St Clare’s Church but this year, due to the very large number of candidates, now seventy-five in number, we have had to seek a larger Church. The seating capacity in this church coupled with health and safety rules means that we must limit the number of people attending.

Each family must therefore number NO MORE THAN SIX at the Mass which includes the child receiving their First Holy Communion, parents and siblings.

These guidelines ensure the safety of all, which we are all totally committed to.

We are also exploring opportunities of streaming this service live and will keep you posted accordingly.

 

Thank you for your co-operation.

 

In Christ

The First Communion Catechetics Team.

Fr John P Beirne PP

17th May 2022

First Communion Masses 12th and 19th June 15:00h St Mary C/E Church/Numbers2022-05-17T13:01:04+01:00

Confirmation Mass on July 12th 2022 St Clare’s Church 1930h/Numbers

2022-05-17T07:08:57+01:00

Dear Parents/Guardians.

 

The Confirmation Mass on Tuesday, 12 July will be at St Clare’s church and this year we have a very large group of thirty-three candidates. The seating capacity in the church and health and safety rules mean that we must limit the number of people attending. Each family must therefore number NO MORE THAN six at the Mass, including the sponsor, parents, and siblings. We do understand that this may cause some disappointment, but we must comply with the law. The Mass will, of course, be available to watch on live stream at churchservices.tv/aylesbury.

Thank you for your co-operation.

 

The Confirmation team.

Fr John P Beirne PP

 

Confirmation Mass on July 12th 2022 St Clare’s Church 1930h/Numbers2022-05-17T07:08:57+01:00

The SVP Makes a Difference, What Our Conference Does!

2022-03-28T12:59:43+01:00

 

President: Marie Woods

E-mail: mtwoods1@btinternet.com

Telephone: 07709601645

 

Together we can make a difference

 

The Saint Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) is part of an international voluntary network dedicated to tackling poverty in all its forms, by providing practical assistance to people in need.

What we do:

Our main work is visiting the elderly and housebound in their own homes or care homes.

 We take Holy Communion to them, if they so wish, enjoy conversation, and take time to listen

 A phone call is always appreciated too

 Locally, we provide material support where it is needed.

 We drive parishioners to Mass.

 We send financial aid to communities in India and Romania, as well as pay the university fees for a young woman who is studying to become a primary school teacher.

We could do more…. Would you like to help us?

Do you need help from the SVP?

Please contact Marie Woods, using the above telephone number or e-mail address.

SVP: Turning Concern into Action

 

 

The SVP Makes a Difference, What Our Conference Does!2022-03-28T12:59:43+01:00

How you can help the people of Ukraine, Cafod Message, please read below

2022-03-05T13:58:50+00:00

There is a Holy Hour on Sunday 6th March 1500h – 1600h at St Josephs’s church for Prayers for an end to this war.

At the back of St Joseph, there are boxes to collect items for The Ukraine.

The Church will be open from 0900h -1700h.

Items needed.

• Baby and Toddler wipes
• Baby and Toddler Milk and Health care
• Children underwear
• Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
• Deodorants
• Kids toys
• Facial Tissue and Hand wipes

Cafod update on Ukraine

Cafod stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and sends our prayers to
our sister organization Caritas Ukraine, who are already assisting civilians
across the country who are affected by this conflict. As one Caritas, we stand
united with them.
We are calling for an urgent diplomatic solution and a lasting ceasefire to
prevent further suffering and to bring peace back to the region. There is now
a growing humanitarian crisis, and Caritas Ukraine – among other
humanitarian organisations – are on the frontline of the response.
As freezing temperatures continue, the plight of Ukrainian citizens will only
worsen. Any bombing of infrastructure across the country will only result in
further suffering of the Ukrainian people.
International humanitarian law must be adhered to, with schools, hospitals and civilians protected from s

Holy Spirit Prayer
“Spirit of the living God fall afresh on us, melt us, mold us, fill us, use us. Spirit of the living fall afresh on us.

Fr John P Beirne PP

4th March 2022

How you can help the people of Ukraine, Cafod Message, please read below2022-03-05T13:58:50+00:00

Thursday 3rd February The Second Session of Preparation “Belonging” Confirmation 2022

2022-02-03T07:40:35+00:00

Dear Parents /Guardian

I hope you are all keeping well and safe.

Tonight  3rd February at 19:00h we have the second teaching session at St Clare’s church which deals with the theme of “Belonging”

We welcome all our candidates to this session.

Last week 20th January, we had the first session of preparation which was very much a get-to-know-you time.

Do get back to us if you need any further help. 

Thank you to the families who got back to us to let us know of absences and the reason for absences.

These were passed on to the team.

We do emphasize the importance of attending all the sessions as what we do is indeed little enough in the overall preparation.

parish.stjc@northamptondiocese.org    

Fr John

3rd February 2022

   

BLAZE 2022   A Day Away with others Preparing for this Sacrament.

Bishop David and NYMO invite Confirmandi school Year 7+ to attend BLAZE on Saturday 14th May 2022 at the Ridgeway Centre in Milton Keynes.

BLAZE gives Confirmandi from across the Diocese the opportunity to come together: to be celebrated and encouraged as they prepare to be Confirmed, through an engaging and fast-paced day.

The day starts at 11;00hd finishes at 17:00h. At different points in the day, smaller groups of Confirmandi will have the chance to meet Bishop David and ask him questions.
Throughout the day, Confirmandi will take part in a number of interactive workshops that include a mixture of different themes and activities. Although there will be some input before the groups go and explore their workshops, our aim is that Blaze is experiential: giving Confirmandi the chance to engage with the wider church and to be impacted by the many ways the Holy Spirit is at work within her!

The cost for both Catechists and Confirmandi is £13 per person. Lunch is provided for catechists, but Confirmandi must bring a packed lunch. 

Fr John

20th January 2022.

 

Paperwork Returns.

Thank you to all who returned the documents completed. This was so helpful.

For some, the return has been partial with the following missing.

1 Registration form, currently we have twenty to be returned.

2 Baptism certificates, currently four to be returned

3 Consent forms, twenty-six currently to be returned

4 Data protection forms, 26 to be returned

5 Payment for the course, 24 payments to be made.

If you happen to be in the above category,  can you kindly download, fill in, return them for Thursday evening 13th.

(These can be found in the Sacrament section 0f  parish website “Confirmation”)

Every good wish

In Christ.

Canon John

11th January 2022

Ways to Communicate with our Parish

Parish Website Address

www.stjosephandstclare.co.uk 

Parish Email Address

parish.stjc@northamptondiocese.org .

(All communication from the parish will now be via this address

   And all communication should be addressed only to this address

Streaming Link https://www.churchservices.tv/aylesbury

Parish Office Telephone Number

01296 48 36 29

Office hours 0900h – 1300h Tuesdays – Fridays.

Communication by Parish Landline.

The parish administrator, during the above office hours

Will be available to take calls and pass on messages to

Fr John who will then get back to you. 

Fr John’s Surgery/Saturday at St Joseph Church High St.

Should you wish to see Fr John in Person, you can come to the surgery on Saturday Mornings at St Joseph Church 1000h – 1130h.

Parish Newsletter

This is posted on the website weekly as Newsletters  and contains a lot of information on parish life

Canon John P Beirne PP  January 15th 2022.

Thursday 3rd February The Second Session of Preparation “Belonging” Confirmation 20222022-02-03T07:40:35+00:00

Bringing Books “I Belong” to Mass at weekends First Confession and Communion 2022

2022-01-26T21:58:02+00:00

Dear Parents

It was great to see so many of you supporting your children last weekend 22nd and 23rd in the three Masses.

by taking them to church and supporting them in taking their Books”I Belong” and having them viewed.

We look forward to seeing you on the weekend coming and meeting you all again

Fr John loves to meet the children and the families as they leave the church.

Fr John

Wednesday  26th January 

22:00 h 

Re Steaming Sessions

We hope you manage to log on and avail of the presentation.

It is vital that you do for we only have five such presentations to cover a wide course.

We are very grateful for your feedback which helps us deliver in accordance with your needs.

So please do get back to us letting us know how you are getting on. parish.stjc@northamptondiocese.org 

One of the team will always get back to you.     

We look forward to seeing you at Mass over the coming weekend 22nd/23rd.

In all the masses our children preparing for First Confession and Communion will be given a chance to stand up and show their books to the congregation.

So do make every effort to take the children to Mass as it is our only hope of seeing them and welcoming them.

And Remember our Book is our Badge, we recognize you as A First Communion Family by Carrying the Book.

We also include all the families in our prayers of intercession weekly.

Fr John

20th Jan 2022

07:00h

 

The Team, Fr John Felicity and Denise look forward to seeing you online shortly for the presentations to help your children prepare for the  above Sacraments

The presentations will cover the following;

1 The Spiritual                   Fr John

2 Teaching                          Felicity

3 Practical Matters.          Denise

The first presentation was streamed on Wednesday 19th January 2022 at 20:00h. This is available for a week until 26th January.

The streaming link is as follows;  https://www.churchservices.tv/aylesbury.

All parents are asked to avail of this presentation as it is vital if we are to help prepare the children.

There is no other way.

All families must now be in possession of the two books, one for the child and one for the parents.

If for some reason you are not in possession of these books you must email Fr John at the parish email address right away.

parish.stjc@northamptondiocese.org

Also if you need any help, do email in and we will get back to you as soon as possible, so keep in touch and above all visit the parish website NEWS

We look forward to you sharing with us by email how you found the presentations   – the team perform even better with encouragement.

In Christ

Fr John

Friday 21th January 2022

07:30h.

Ways to Communicate with our Parish

Parish Website Address

www.stjosephandstclare.co.uk 

Parish Email Address

parish.stjc@northamptondiocese.org .

(All communication from the parish will now be via this address

   And all communication should be addressed only to this address

Streaming Link https://www.churchservices.tv/aylesbury

Parish Office Telephone Number

01296 48 36 29

Office hours 0900h – 1300h Tuesdays – Fridays.

Communication by Parish Landline.

The parish administrator, during the above office hours

Will be available to take calls and pass on messages to

Fr John who will then get back to you. 

Fr John’s Surgery/Saturday at St Joseph Church High St.

Should you wish to see Fr John in Person, you can come to the surgery on Saturday Mornings at St Joseph Church 1000h – 1130h.

Parish Newsletter

This is posted on the website weekly as Newsletters  and contains a lot of information on parish life

Canon John P Beirne PP  January 15th 2022.

Bringing Books “I Belong” to Mass at weekends First Confession and Communion 20222022-01-26T21:58:02+00:00

Confirmation 2022 First Session of Preparation Jan 20th 1900h St Clare’s Church

2022-01-21T06:41:43+00:00

Dear Parents /Guardian

I hope you are all keeping well and safe.

Last night 20th, we had the first session of preparation which was very much a get-to-know-you time.

Do get back to us if you need any further help. 

Thank you to the families who got back to us to let us know of absences and the reason for absences.

These were passed on to the team.

We do emphasize the importance of attending all the sessions as what we do is indeed little enough in the overall preparation.

parish.stjc@northamptondiocese.org    

Fr John

21 1 2022

   

BLAZE 2022   A Day Away with others Preparing for this Sacrament.

Bishop David and NYMO invite Confirmandi school Year 7+ to attend BLAZE on Saturday 14th May 2022 at the Ridgeway Centre in Milton Keynes.

BLAZE gives Confirmandi from across the Diocese the opportunity to come together: to be celebrated and encouraged as they prepare to be Confirmed, through an engaging and fast-paced day.

The day starts at 11;00hd finishes at 17:00h. At different points in the day, smaller groups of Confirmandi will have the chance to meet Bishop David and ask him questions.
Throughout the day, Confirmandi will take part in a number of interactive workshops that include a mixture of different themes and activities. Although there will be some input before the groups go and explore their workshops, our aim is that Blaze is experiential: giving Confirmandi the chance to engage with the wider church and to be impacted by the many ways the Holy Spirit is at work within her!

The cost for both Catechists and Confirmandi is £13 per person. Lunch is provided for catechists, but Confirmandi must bring a packed lunch. 

Fr John

20th January 2022.

 

Paperwork Returns.

Thank you to all who returned the documents completed. This was so helpful.

For some, the return has been partial with the following missing.

1 Registration form, currently we have twenty to be returned.

2 Baptism certificates, currently four to be returned

3 Consent forms, twenty-six currently to be returned

4 Data protection forms, 26 to be returned

5 Payment for the course, 24 payments to be made.

If you happen to be in the above category,  can you kindly download, fill in, return them for Thursday evening 13th.

(These can be found in the Sacrament section 0f  parish website “Confirmation”)

Every good wish

In Christ.

Canon John

11th January 2022

Ways to Communicate with our Parish

Parish Website Address

www.stjosephandstclare.co.uk 

Parish Email Address

parish.stjc@northamptondiocese.org .

(All communication from the parish will now be via this address

   And all communication should be addressed only to this address

Streaming Link https://www.churchservices.tv/aylesbury

Parish Office Telephone Number

01296 48 36 29

Office hours 0900h – 1300h Tuesdays – Fridays.

Communication by Parish Landline.

The parish administrator, during the above office hours

Will be available to take calls and pass on messages to

Fr John who will then get back to you. 

Fr John’s Surgery/Saturday at St Joseph Church High St.

Should you wish to see Fr John in Person, you can come to the surgery on Saturday Mornings at St Joseph Church 1000h – 1130h.

Parish Newsletter

This is posted on the website weekly as Newsletters  and contains a lot of information on parish life

Canon John P Beirne PP  January 15th 2022.

 

 

 

 

Confirmation 2022 First Session of Preparation Jan 20th 1900h St Clare’s Church2022-01-21T06:41:43+00:00

Online Presentations for Parents Preparing for First Confession/Communion 19th January 2022 20:00h

2022-01-21T06:33:05+00:00

Dear Parents

Last night we met you online and commenced our first session of preparation 19th January.

We hope you manage to log on and avail of the presentation.

It is vital that you do for we only have five such presentations to cover a wide course.

We are very grateful for your feedback which helps us deliver in accordance with your needs.

So please do get back to us letting us know how you are getting on. parish.stjc@northamptondiocese.org 

One of the team will always get back to you.     

We look forward to seeing you at Mass over the coming weekend 22nd/23rd.

In all the masses our children preparing for First Confession and Communion will be given a chance to stand up and show their books to the congregation.

So do make every effort to take the children to Mass as it is our only hope of seeing them and welcoming them.

And Remember our Book is our Badge, we recognize you as A First Communion Family by Carrying the Book.

We also include all the families in our prayers of intercession weekly.

Fr John

20th Jan 2022

07:00h

 

The Team, Fr John Felicity and Denise look forward to seeing you online shortly for the presentations to help your children prepare for the  above Sacraments

The presentations will cover the following;

1 The Spiritual                   Fr John

2 Teaching                          Felicity

3 Practical Matters.          Denise

The first presentation was streamed on Wednesday 19th January 2022 at 20:00h. This is available for a week until 26th January.

The streaming link is as follows;  https://www.churchservices.tv/aylesbury.

All parents are asked to avail of this presentation as it is vital if we are to help prepare the children.

There is no other way.

All families must now be in possession of the two books, one for the child and one for the parents.

If for some reason you are not in possession of these books you must email Fr John at the parish email address right away.

parish.stjc@northamptondiocese.org

Also if you need any help, do email in and we will get back to you as soon as possible, so keep in touch and above all visit the parish website NEWS

We look forward to you sharing with us by email how you found the presentations   – the team perform even better with encouragement.

In Christ

Fr John

Friday 21th January 2022

07:30h.

Ways to Communicate with our Parish

Parish Website Address

www.stjosephandstclare.co.uk 

Parish Email Address

parish.stjc@northamptondiocese.org .

(All communication from the parish will now be via this address

   And all communication should be addressed only to this address

Streaming Link https://www.churchservices.tv/aylesbury

Parish Office Telephone Number

01296 48 36 29

Office hours 0900h – 1300h Tuesdays – Fridays.

Communication by Parish Landline.

The parish administrator, during the above office hours

Will be available to take calls and pass on messages to

Fr John who will then get back to you. 

Fr John’s Surgery/Saturday at St Joseph Church High St.

Should you wish to see Fr John in Person, you can come to the surgery on Saturday Mornings at St Joseph Church 1000h – 1130h.

Parish Newsletter

This is posted on the website weekly as Newsletters  and contains a lot of information on parish life

Canon John P Beirne PP  January 15th 2022.

 

Online Presentations for Parents Preparing for First Confession/Communion 19th January 2022 20:00h2022-01-21T06:33:05+00:00

Ways to Communicate with Our Parish January 15th 2022

2022-01-15T08:45:33+00:00

Ways to Communicate and Receive Information in St Joseph & St Clare Parish             

January 15th, 2022 

Parish Website Address

www.stjosephandstclare.co.uk 

Parish Email Address

parish.stjc@northamptondiocese.org .

(All communication from the parish will now be via this address

   And all communication should be addressed only to this address)

 

Streaming Link https://www.churchservices.tv/aylesbury

 

Parish Office Telephone Number

01296 48 36 29

Office hours 0900h – 1300h Tuesdays – Fridays.

Communication by Parish Landline.

The parish administrator, during the above office hours

Will be available to take calls and pass on messages to

Fr John who will then get back to you. 

 

Fr John’s Surgery/Saturday at St Joseph Church High St.

Should you wish to see Fr John in Person, you can come to the surgery on Saturday Mornings at St Joseph Church 1000h – 1130h.

Parish Newsletter

This is posted on the website weekly as Newsletters  and contains a lot of information on parish life

Canon John P Beirne PP  January 15th 2022.

Ways to Communicate with Our Parish January 15th 20222022-01-15T08:45:33+00:00

The Call of Pope Francis “Listen to Ourselves & Others” The Synod January 13th 2022.

2022-01-13T06:16:09+00:00

Pope Francis’s Call to Listen for the Voice of the Spirit in Ourselves and Others, called “The Synod”

As part of the above process, on the weekend of 22nd/23rd January, when we come to church, we shall have an opportunity to share our minds/hearts through a simple handout involving three questions as follows, 1 What do I like about my parish, 2 how would I like to see it grow, 3 have I any dreams for the growth of Gods Kingdom, in my life and community? These will then be collected by the stewards to form a report to be sent to our Bishop in February and finally to Rome.

Also, we shall be using Zoom meetings in the coming weeks when Martha will hold a Zoom meeting on Thursday 20th at 13:00h and Deacon John on Wednesday 19th at 1900h. To get the link, kindly email the parish office parish.stjc@northamptondiocese.org, requesting it, – it will then be sent to you. Kindly do this by Tuesday evening 18th, 18:00h. We thank both Martha and Deacon John for their help here.

Canon John

Thursday 13th January 2022

The Call of Pope Francis “Listen to Ourselves & Others” The Synod January 13th 2022.2022-01-13T06:16:09+00:00
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