NOTE FROM THE PARISH PRIEST


LIVE STREAMED HOLY MASS SCHEDULE 

MON-FRI: 9.30am, SAT: 9.30am 

SUN: 10.00am

NOV. 22nd - Solemnity of Christ the King
                

Today is the Solemnity of Christ the King……...as we bring to an end the Church’s year, so this feast is also National Youth Sunday. On this day, we celebrate the young people in our parish and community and all the gifts and talents that they share with us. The theme for this year’s NYS is ‘Together’. Normally on NYS, young people would be involved in the Liturgy. Whilst we cannot be together physically, we are united in prayer and this weekend we pray especially for the young people of our parishes.

Follow @NationalYouthSunday and for more information, please go to www.nationalyouthsunday.com

Pope Francis said recently…..”The current pandemic has highlighted our interdependence: we are all linked to each other, for better or for worse. Therefore, to come out of this crisis better than before, we have to do so together; together, not alone. Together, Alone no, because it can not be done. Either it is done together, or it is not done. We must do it together,all of us, in solidarity. I would like to underline this word today: solidarity.” 

Sadly this week…..Fr Shyju tested positive for Covid 19. He is feeling perfectly well but he does have the virus! It means that he and Fr Seán must now self-isolate until the beginning of December. The church will no longer be open for private prayer but live streamed Masses will continue. however, it will only be the 9.30am Mass. St Dunstan’s will be open for private prayer on Friday as normal.

So, Masses this week: St Teresa’s: Weekdays at 9.30am.Saturday 9.30am. Sunday 10am. 

Advent will soon be starting…….. on the Mondays of Advent 7th,14th,21st from 7.30pm - 9.00pm there will be a time of reflection and prayer around the ‘Saints of Advent’ - Our Lady, St Joseph and St John the Baptist. These sessions will be led by the clergy. They will be on Zoom, so you can join from the comfort of your own home. More details next week.

Churches Opening for private prayer…..during the lockdown, churches can remain open for activities other than communal worship, including personal prayer and support for those in need. Funeral Masses and funeral services can be held. It is disappointing that we are not able to gather for Mass together. In a written response to Fr Seán, our local MP, Joy Morrissey, said this:

‘I am immensely thankful to all the local Churches who have been running online services and activities to keep people connected during this time andI know that they have been a great source of hope and comfort over the course of this pandemic. I look forward to when Churches can open fully again and I will press our Government to allow this at the earliest opportunity.’ 

So we live in hope!

 

St Dunstan’s will be open from 10.30am-12.30pm on Fridays.

This can only happen with the willing cooperation of our stewards and we can be rightly proud of their commitment and help in ensuring that our churches are open.

Parish Council is meeting this week on Thursday, 26th November…. if you have any topic you would like discussed or raised, please contact the parish office. office@littleflower.co.uk

Please keep in your prayers…. the family of  Stephen Palmer who was active in our CAFOD group. His funeral will take place thi coming Friday at Amersham Crematorium. Also Arnold Summerfield who died recently. We also remember all those whose names appear in our Book of Remembrance - may they rest in peace.

If you have names that you would like included in the Book of Remembrance - please send them through to the office.

Children’s Liturgy…..Fr Sean is still producing his weekly Children’s Liturgy so as to keep in touch with our younger parishioners. It is usually available from Saturday morning onwards. Some say that it makes a lot more sense than his usual Sunday sermon! We hope that we will also be able to offer something special for our children during Advent.

Folk Group CD….the music that the Folk Group sang and played during our ‘lockdown Masses’ have now been put on a CD - An Anchor for my Soul, They are priced at £8.  All money raised will go to Mongu. to order a copy go to http://folkgroup.co.uk  Kevin Broderick does have some copies for sale.

Financial matters…. nothing to report this week as no collection was taken last weekend. 

Parish Lottery in aid of Leonard Cheshire Children’s Home Mongu, Zambia…. the draw numbers for November are: 195,211,217, winning £5 each and 35 winning £25. Well done! Next month there will be an additional Christmas draw for £250. 

The lottery starts a new year on the 1st January and leaflets and details will be available in the Narthex next month. If you would prefer a leaflet sent to you or would like more information, please contact leslie.morant@btinternet.com  

   

The London and Slough Runs and One Can Trust still need your support. Items can be left in the parish centre porch at St Teresa’s from 10am – 4pm every Sunday and up to 10.30am on Monday mornings.

Advance notice…..this year we will not be offering the possibility of buying Christmas Trees through the parish. Hopefully, next year………..!


Best wishes,

Fr Seán, Fr Shyju, Deacon Brent and Sister Winifred.





Live Streamed Holy Masses

Mon - Friday  9:30 am

Sat 9:30 am & Sunday 10:00 am


ST TERESA’S IS OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER

Monday and Wednesday: 10.30am-12.30pm 

Sunday 2pm-4pm.




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

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