Please note that there will be NO OPEN HOUSE  this week but it 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: during office hours.
There will be an opportunity to mark the feast day at St Augustine's this 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!
Click above and scroll down for this Sunday’s scripture readings.

Reflection on this Sunday's Scripture Readings

Depaul UK is part of Depaul International – parent of the worldwide family of charities that works with people who are homeless. Click on the link above to know more.

This work is inspired by the values of Saint Vincent de Paul (1581-1660), a major social reformer in 17th century France. Saint Vincent de Paul reached out to the poor and the disenfranchised, valuing each and every person.

He attracted a large group of supporters and volunteers, whom he inspired with his love for the poor, building bridges between rich people and those living in poverty. Vincent de Paul devoted his life to helping the poor, sick and needy, and was canonised in 1737. He is often referred to as “the Saint of Charity”.

DePaul UK have been commissioned to offer two of their prevention services here in Milton Keynes, Reconnect and Nightstop – so that no young person will have to experience hidden homelessness or rough sleeping. Click above to find out more.

Depaul Nightstop Scheme
Find Our More About DePaul Milton Keynes
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
Live Streamed Mass on Sunday at 8.30am

FRIDAY 27th August
9.30 am - St Augustine's (Heelands) - The Turnbull family RIP
6pm  Reconcilliation and Adoration
7pm  St Augustine's (Heelands) -

SATURDAY 28th AUGUST -  St Augustine
9.30 am - Our Lady of Lourdes (St Paul's School, Leadenhall) - 

SAT - 5.30pm Church of Christ the Cornerstone

8.30 am - St Augustine's (Heelands) - Eugenia Abromowska 8th Birthday Int
8.30am - St Bede's (Newport Pagnell) - Paul Tolley Int, John Barnwell Int
9.30 am - Our Lady of Lourdes (St Paul's School, Leadenhall) - 
10 am - St Edward's (Shenley Church End) - Parishioners of the Cluster
11 am - St Mary's (Woburn Sands) - Augustine Amusan  50th Birthday Int
11.30 am - St Augustine's (Heelands) - Keith Souster RIP, Holy Souls
11.30 am Christ the King (Kents Hill) -  Ernest Prior RIP, Elizabeth Walls RIP
2 pm - St Augustine's (Heelands - Mass in Polish
6.30pm - St Augustine's (Heelands) - Special Intention

9.30am - St Augustine's (Heelands)  -

9.30am - St Augustine's (Heelands) - Michael Sutcliffe RIP

WEDNESDAY 1st September - Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
9.30am - St Augustine's (Heelands) - Phillip Ying RIP

THURSDAY 2nd September
9.30am - St Augustine's (Heelands) - Stefan Wilton Int
7pm - St Augustine's (Heelands - 

9.30am - St Augustine's (Heelands) - Nathan and Bertille Perpetua 25th Anniversary
6.00pm - Reconciliation and Adoration
7.00pm - St Augustine's (Heelands) -
Please pray for all of our loved ones who have died recently: 
In a special way, please pray for Bob Nutt whose funeral took place during the week in Plymouth.  Bob was a long-time parishioner at Christ the King. 
Please also pray for:
Dawn Goff and Martin Stackpoole whose funerals take place on Friday 10th September.

"Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light come upon them. May they rest in peace! Amen!"

The Collection is Going Digital!
Most of us carry very little cash around with us these days and we are used to paying for things with a credit or debit card. More recent, technology has allowed us to simply tap our, card, phone or even watch on a card reader to pay for goods up to £45. At a few of our parishes we are trialing a similar method for contributing to the weekly collection. You will find a reader, and someone to help, in the foyer as you enter and leave the church. Why not give it a go!
The Cornerstone  Cafe is Open Again!
The Cafe at Christ the Cornerstone is open 8.30 am – 3.00 pm Monday– Friday, serving hot and cold drinks, freshly made sandwiches, toasties, paninis, home-made cakes and scones, hot snacks, soup made in the kitchen, and specialities like omelettes and crêpes.
If you are in or around the city centre during the week, do drop in for a drink or a snack. Meet up with friends for a chat over a cup of coffee.
Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 8th September 2021
There will be a gathering on Wednesday 8th September meeting outside the Church of Christ the Cornerstone, MK9 2ED
Aid to the Church in Need is a fantastic Catholic charity that supports our brothers and sisters around the world in bringing the saving message of Jesus Christ to all people. 

Aid to the Church in Need works predominately with heroic men and women in some of the most difficult situations around the world to support them in establishing and continuing a Christian presence. For more details, simply click on the logo above. 
From next Friday 3rd  September 2021 at 8:00 pm, and every first Friday of the month thereafter, there will be an opportunity to take part in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for an "Hour of Grace"  at St Augustine's Catholic Church, Heelands (MK13 7PL).

This is a fantastic opportunity to spend time with Jesus - so don't miss out! Invite a friend, bring your family, and allow the Lord of the Harvest to refresh us spiritually!


“(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.
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 offers to buy back unwanted furniture to lessen waste which would otherwise go to landfill.                                                                                                                                                                             Laudato Si Group

A number of people have once again enquired about ways in which they can support the work of our parishes financially.
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**

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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