In Father Sean's absence, Deacon Brent says ... 

On Monday, we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady, Mother and Queen—one week after we celebrated the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady. The doctrine of the Assumption was promulgated in 1951, with its feast on 15th August and the celebration lasting for a week afterwards. Monday’s memorial of Our Lady marks the conclusion of that period. We remember that the Blessed Virgin reigns in Heaven together with her Son. She reigns not because she is in any way equal to God, but because she is the mother of Christ the King. Her privileges come from her willingly agreeing to become the Mother of God, thus making our redemption possible. The last recorded words of Mary in the Bible are “Do whatever he tells you” (John 2:5) which she spoke at the Wedding Feast in Cana. This short and direct statement says all we need to know. “Do whatever He tells you.” It calls us to two things: First, to discern what Jesus wants of us and second, to freely embrace that which we discern.

Preparation for First Sacraments 2022/2023:  Registration forms for the new programme commencing early October 2022 are now available in the foyers of both churches for children in Year 3+. Please complete the form and return it to the parish office. For more information, please contact Lynn at the parish office.

Live Streaming: On the 21st and 28th of August, the 11:30am Mass will not be live streamed. Live streaming will resume again on the 4th of September.

Mass on Tuesdays at St Teresa’s: Whilst Fr Sean is away, Fr Antony will celebrate Mass at St Teresa’s on Tuesdays. There will be a Service of Word & Communion at St Dunstan’s on Tuesdays.

Baptism: Today we congratulate Frederick Oliver Marshall and his parents Sebastian and Charlotte as Frederick is baptised this afternoon at St Teresa’s.

Rite of Welcome: This morning we welcome two families:

- Emilia Rose Large and her parents Stephanie and Stuart and

- Jackson Andrew Dean and his parents Ania and Ashley

Emilia and Jackson will be baptised next weekend at St Teresa’s

Exam results: As students at both St Teresa’s and St Dunstan’s received their exam results this week, we pray that they will receive clarity of God’s plan for them. There may be joy or pain but God has “some definite service” in mind!

Children’s Liturgy: If anyone is able to help or would like to know more, do speak with Fr Sean, Deacon Brent or Victoria. Helpers are needed at St Teresa’s especially.

Beaconsfield Advisory Centre: We are in need of new advisors at the Centre. If you can spare two hours twice a month, please let us know. If you have expertise in legal, debt, housing issues and employment, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Sylvia Jones on the number              01753 889384.

One Can Trust: Please consider those in our community who are less fortunate. If you already support the foodbank, thank you so much! If not, perhaps you would consider a few items. All donations are gratefully received.

Rosary Group: You are invited to an evening of litany, readings and Rosary, with music to praise and worship on Wednesday 31st August at St. Augustine's, High Wycombe at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome.

Northampton Youth Ministry (NYMO)… invites you to their Youth Ministry Conference taking place on 8th October from 10:30am to 4pm at the St Thomas Centre Northampton Cathedral. Tickets are £10pp. The theme this year is ‘Called to Love’ exploring the Church’s teaching on Sexuality and Identity and is open to all catechists, chaplains, priests and those working with young people. For booking information, please go to: nymo.org/conference

Save the Date - The return of St Teresa’s Patronal Supper—Saturday 1st October: This event has been much missed due to periodic lockdowns. The supper will take place in the Parish Centre. Cooks and helpers are required, so please sign up on the sheets in the Narthex after each Mass. For more information, please contact:

- Rebecca Nelson—07748 112371 or

- Trish Fearn—01494 676502 or

- Debbie Keegan—07342 641235

As in previous years, cooks will be given the same recipe to follow for starter and main courses.

Save the Date— A joint parish CAFOD Family Walk on Sunday 2nd October leaving St Dunstan’s church hall at 2pm—a gentle stroll along the Thames to Cookham (roughly 5km) to return around 1 hour later for refreshments in the church hall: tea, coffee and cake for a donation to CAFOD.

Divine Adoration: at St Augustine’s parish High Wycombe on 10th September at 7pm.

Money Matters: Last weekend’s offertory collection amounted to £461.15 plus £220 via electronic giving totalling £681.15 at St Teresa’s. We also receive around £1000 per week through standing orders. And £236.33 plus standing orders of £350.00 at St Dunstan’s. Thank you for your generosity!

Digital Giving at St Teresa’s:  You are now able to make electronic payments for: Parish (offertory), Mongu, Holy Souls, Votive candles, Books & papers, Retiring collections, SVP and Donations. You could also opt for Gift Aid to increase your donation by 25%. If you are a UK taxpayer, then donating with Gift Aid means that we can claim an extra 25p for every £1.

Covid Restrictions:  Whilst all restrictions have now been removed and we are able to resume all social activities, we are still urged to take steps to reduce the risk of catching and spreading the virus. Please do wear face masks in crowded areas and be sensitive to the needs of others around you. Sanitising and good ventilation is still encouraged. From this weekend, Fr Sean, Dcn Brent and the other ministers of Holy Communion will no longer be wearing masks for the distribution of Holy Communion. They will still be sanitising their hands.

Best wishes, 

Fr Seán, Deacon Brent and Sister Winifred.


HOLY MASS THIS WEEK


Below, all the Listed Masses are Public * Wednesday 9.30 Mass & Exposition

DAY

TIME

PARISH

MON
09:30am
St.Teresa's
TUE
09:30am
St.Teresa's
  09:30am Service of Word and Communion
St.Dunstan's
WED 09:30am St.Teresa's
THU 09:30am
St.Teresa's
FRI NO MASS St.Teresa's
SAT 09:30am        St.Teresa's
  06:00pm  
St.Teresa's
SUN 08:45am 
St.Teresa's
  10:00am 
St.Dunstan's
  11:30am No live streaming today
St.Teresa's
     



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09:30am
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Welcome to St Teresa's Catholic Church, Beaconsfield

St Teresa's Church is located in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire in the United Kingdom and is situated opposite Bekonscot Model Village - a local tourist attraction. To find us couldn't be easier - just follow the signs to the Model Village and they will lead you right into our car park, which visitors to Bekonscot are also permitted to use.

The church was built in 1926, the year after St Therese of Lisieux was canonised, and so was one of the first churches in England to be dedicated to her. It is built in neo-gothic style which gives it a traditional atmosphere as you can see from the pictures of the interior. But it is small enough to feel homely and, we hope, welcoming.

Our most illustrious parishioner was Gilbert Keith Chesterton. Many of the artefacts in the church are associated with him - including a statue of Our Lady - and the tower end of the church with its Martyrs Chapel was completed as a memorial to him.

Whether for a short visit or a long stay, we hope you will enjoying being part of our 'living community of faith".

Please make yourself at home, and if you have any comments, questions or thoughts, please
contact us here

St Teresa's Parish Office: 40A Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2PL, UK

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