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Open House
Each Monday between 5.30pm and 7pm we have an Open House at St Augustine’s Church in Heelands. It is a chance to meet with one of the priests or deacons to book baptisms, complete marriage paperwork, sign school application forms or any other practical things you would like to have a word about. There is no need to make an appointment, just come along.
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS FOR THIS WEEK 
 
FRIDAY 25th June
9.30am - St Augustine's (Heelands) - Giovanni Battista Magliocco -
Mary Griffiths Int
6pm - 6.45pm - St Augustine's (Heelands) - Confessions and Adoration
7 pm - St Augustine's (Heelands) - Jean Fleming RIP

SATURDAY 26th June
9.30 am - Our Lady of Lourdes (St Paul's School, Leadenhall) - ***NO MASS***
First Communion Masses at St Augustine’s and Our Lady of Lourdes 

SUNDAY 27th JUNE - THIRTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Vigil Mass -  (Sat) 5 pm - Confessions
5.30 pm - Christ the Cornerstone - 

8.30 am - St Augustine's (Heelands) - Malkanthi Perera Thanksgiving

9 am - St Bede's (Newport Pagnell) -  Anne Ingham RIP

9.30 am - Our Lady of Lourdes (St Paul's School, Leadenhall) -  People of the Parish

10 am - St Edward's (Shenley Church End) - Fr Paul Hardy Int

11 am - St Mary's (Woburn Sands) -  Jean Fleming RIP

11.30 am - St Augustine's (Heelands) - Kathy Sweet RIP - Joan Warlow RIP

11.30 am Christ the King (Kents Hill) - 

2 pm - St Augustine's (Heelands) Mass in Polish

5 pm - Cranfield University - Intentions of the Students at the University

MONDAY 28th JUNE
9.30 am - St Augustine's (Heelands) -  Keaton Singleton RIP

TUESDAY 29th June - ST PETER AND ST PAUL
9.30 am - St Augustine's (Heelands) -  

WEDNESDAY 30th June - First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church
9.30 am - St Augustine's (Heelands) -  Pa Driscoll Int
Sunday Morning Mass at St Bede’s 
After a very helpful conversation at St Bede’s last weekend, we have decided to move the current Sunday morning Mass time to 8.30am from Sunday 11th July. 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. From Sunday 4th July, we will begin 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.
Two weeks ago we began to stream 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.
From this weekend, this will replace the weekly recorded Mass.
First Communion 
Congratulations to seventy of our young people from St Augustine’s and Our Lady of Lourdes who will celebrate their First Communion on Saturday. This is our third attempt and they have waited patiently for over a year now! Next week it is the turn of the young people from Christ the King and St Mary’s.
Fr Paul - Good News
Thank you for all your prayers and good wishes for Fr Paul. He is still in hospital, but is much improved. He says he is getting bored, which is a good sign! Please continue to keep him in your prayers and thoughts.
St Augustine’s CAFOD group.
Congratulations to members of the St Augustine’s CAFOD group who were featured in the Diocesan CAFOD NEWS this month. They were commended for the excellent work they have done recently in support of the “Reclaim our Common Home” Campaign. Click above to read the details.
 
Zoom Rosary Prayer
Every Thursday 7.30pm
Zoom ID.   7093080513.

All are very welcome to join in
REST IN PEACE
Please pray for those who have died and those whose Funerals will be taking place over the next few weeks.  May they rest in peace.

Keaton Singleton RIP - Thursday 24th June
Joan Kersey RIP - Thursday 24th June
James Krehan RIP - 29th June
Josephine Lawrence RIP- 2nd July
ECOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS
 “What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?       Laudato Si Paragraph 160
 

Antibiotic Resistance
Medical News Today says "Antibiotic resistance is a global public health crisis" and that “By the year 2050, some researchers predict that antibiotic resistance will cause 10 million deaths every year, surpassing cancer as the leading cause of mortality worldwide.” The UN Report April 2019 says “Common diseases are becoming untreatable.”  “There is no time to wait. Unless the world acts urgently, antimicrobial resistance will have a disastrous impact within a generation.” 
There are several factors leading to this crisis:– over-prescription by doctors / lack of efficient lab tests / poor hygiene practises / use of antibiotics in farm animals.
        
Ways we can combat this
Check with the doctor whether the antibiotic s/he prescribes is necessary.
Eating a healthy diet, exercising and reducing stress levels will help us to stay well and avoid infections, and also help us to fight infections if we do become ill.
Factory farmed meat is a driver of antibiotic resistance. We need to change to extensive and organic methods of food production and consumption.
                                                                                                                            LAUDATO SI GROUP
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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