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Dear Friends!

As you know, many of the government guidelines which have been in place over the last year have now changed. There is to be a change in tone from legislation to encouraging personal responsibility. This seems to be a helpful next step.

Since last July, when public worship resumed, our own policy has been one of gentle reintroduction, rather than whole-scale immediate change and I hope that will remain the case as we enter this final phase.

The Bishop's Conference of England and Wales has produced some practical guidance about how we might take the next few steps. It seems sensible, however, that we continue with most of our current practices for the time being and take a fuller look at things in September.

Thanks very much for your continued patience.

With Blessings,

Fr Francis, Fr Stanley, Fr Brendan, Dcn Klaus, Dcn Jon
ST AUGUSTINE'S FEAST DAY CELEBRATIONS - 29th AUGUST
There will be an opportunity to mark the feast day at St Augustine's on Sunday 29th August between the 8.30 am Mass and the 11.30 am Mass with some cakes and drinks. There will also be an opportunity to continue the celebrations after the 11.30 am Mass until around 1.15 pm.

This is a chance to celebrate not only one of our patrons but also an opportunity to celebrate the ability to profess our faith once more in public. 

There will also be an opportunity to discover more about some of the groups that are present at St Augustine's and maybe even a chance to join them!

More details to follow - but please save the date!!! 
 
Click above and scroll down for this Sunday’s scripture readings.
 
Live Streamed Mass on Sunday at 8.30am
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. This replaces the weekly recorded Mass.
SUNDAY MORNING MASS AT ST BEDE'S
Just to remind you that the  Sunday morning Mass time has moved to 8.30am. This will allow greater flexibility with the Sunday Mass schedule. Thank you to the people of St Bede’s for your generosity. We will review how things have been working at Christmas.

SUNDAY EVENING MASS AT ST AUGUSTINE'S
We have gradually increased the number of our Sunday Masses as needs have required.  We have begun to celebrate Mass again on Sunday evening at St Augustine’s at 6.30pm. This will continue to increase the opportunities to come to Mass at different times across the weekend.
 
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

SATURDAY 7th AUGUST
9.30 am - Our Lady of Lourdes (St Paul's School, Leadenhall) - Antonia Joseph Mwale RIP

SUNDAY 8th AUGUST- NINETEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
SAT - 5.30pm Vigil Mass - Church of Christ the Cornerstone - Mina Martin RIP

8.30 am - St Augustine's (Heelands) - Pa Driscoll Intention, Nancy Driscoll RIP, Augustine Arockiasamy RIP
8.30am - St Bede's (Newport Pagnell) - Jeremy Hammond RIP
9.30 am - Our Lady of Lourdes (St Paul's School, Leadenhall) - 
10 am - St Edward's (Shenley Church End) - Joe Quinn RIP Anniversary
11 am - St Mary's (Woburn Sands) - Rosie Lynch RIP
11.30 am - St Augustine's (Heelands) - Marion Lobo Intention,  Assumpta Kisau Birthday Intention
11.30 am Christ the King (Kents Hill) - Special Intention
2 pm - St Augustine's (Heelands)  Mass in Polish
6.30pm - St Augustine's (Heelands) - For the people of St Barnabas Cluster

MONDAY 9th AUGUST - St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
9.30am - St Augustine's (Heelands)  - For the recovery of Marion Keating and Bertie Meehan

TUESDAY 10th AUGUST - St Lawrence
9.30am - St Augustine's (Heelands) - For the recovery of Marion Keating and Bertie Meehan

WEDNESDAY 11th AUGUST - St Clare
9.30am - St Augustine's (Heelands) - Private Intention

THURSDAY 12th AUGUST
9.30am - St Augustine's (Heelands) - For those who are sick

FRIDAY 13th AUGUST
9.30am - St Augustine's (Heelands) - Private Intention
**PLEASE NOTE - THERE WILL BE NO EVENING ADORATION OR MASS**
SUMMER OPEN HOUSE 
Please note that there will be NO OPEN HOUSE  over the summer holidays and will resume on Monday 6th September. If you need to speak to anyone in person please contact the Office by phone 01908 221228 or Email: Office@mk-cluster.co.uk during office hours.
CATENIAN ASSOCIATION
An international brotherhood of Catholic men, the Catenian Association provides practicing Catholic laymen and their families with friendship, social activities, and support through an international network of local branches or 'Circles'.

To find find out more information visit our website: https://www.thecatenians.com/find-a-circle/ 
or email: membership@thecatenians.com 
or contact Richard Golden: (01908) 503331

RECYCLING

“(to live simply) is not a lesser life or one lived with less intensity. On the contrary, it is a way of living life to the full.” Laudato Si paragraph 223

Trash Nothing:
Trash Nothing offers an opportunity to give away your unwanted items, and to freely obtain things you could use. There are so many exciting things on offer – subscribe and start looking.
https://trashnothing.com/beta/
Old Clothing 
Whether reusable or not, any condition or brand, can be left in Marks and Spencer stores with clothing departments. If reusable, they will be sent to Oxfam. If not reusable, they will be recycled into new materials.
Ikea
Ikea offers to buy back unwanted furniture to lessen waste which would otherwise go to landfill.                                                                                                                                                                             Laudato Si Group

REQUIESCAT IN PACE
Please pray for those who have died and those whose Funerals will be taking place over the coming weeks. May they rest in peace.


Mary West RIP- 12th August 
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.
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