Father Sean says ... 

This weekend in Rome, the Church is celebrating the Tenth World Meeting of Families. Although the focus will be on those gathered in Rome, every Diocese and parish is asked to mark the event in some way. Bishop David will be presiding at a Thanksgiving Service for families at the Cathedral this Sunday at 2pm and we will have some special bidding prayers at both parishes. The theme of this gathering of families is Family love: a vocation and path to holiness. Families are one of the most powerful units in the life of the Church. In them the love of God is experienced and witnessed to—a family becomes holy by engaging in the events of everyday life, rooted in God’s love, with mutual respect and understanding of one another. Today family life is under more pressure than ever before so it is good that the Church gives us an opportunity to reflect on the value of family and to rejoice in our own family ties.

Mass Times this week: Monday Mass will be at 7:30pm. Wednesday is the Feast of Ss Peter and Paul. There will be Mass at St Dunstan’s at 9:30am and at St Teresa’s at 8pm. There is also a Requiem Mass at St Teresa’s at 12 noon which fulfils the obligation. Thursday Mass will be at 7pm—the Confirmation Mass.

Confirmation Candidates: Please keep in your prayers our Confirmation candidates who will be confirmed by Bishop David this Thursday at St Teresa’s.

Children’s Liturgy...has been running very successfully in both parishes for many years, but we do need more helpers, especially at St Teresa’s. If you are able to help or would like to know more, do speak with Fr Sean, Deacon Brent or Victoria.

St Teresa’s Fete—16th July...3 weeks to go!!!….In aid of Leonard Cheshire Children’s Home in Mongu, Zambia.

Thank you to all those who have volunteered to help! We are still looking for:

- More willing hands especially with preparing stalls and setting up tables

- Bottles, bottles and more bottles.. Please drop them off in the narthex, thank you

- This weekend, raffle tickets are available—Please support; there are fabulous prizes on offer

Congratulations: To Finn Rafferty Cope and his parents Patrick and Jane as Finn is baptised at 2pm at St Teresa’s this afternoon.

Sheila Guilfoyle’s funeral will be taking place at midday on the 29th of June at St Teresa’s. Our sincere condolences to John, family and friends.

CAFOD Quiz Night: Friday 1st of July at 7:30pm at St Teresa’s Parish Centre  Beaconsfield. Tickets are now on sale for £10 each including a fish supper. If you require the vegetarian option, please call the Parish office on 01494 673018 by 30th June. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be on sale so no need to bring your own. There will be a raffle with excellent prizes. Tickets are available from Margaret Wellington on 07756 640620 or Michael Duffy on 07757 014487.

Fr Eugene, the Missionary of St Paul...who was here recently preaching an appeal, has written to thank parishioners at St Teresa’s and St Dunstan’s for your generosity. He writes: Please pass on my sincere   gratitude to the parish community in the two Churches for all their prayers, donations and encouragement. Hopefully, our appeals make the people aware of their own missionary vocation which they are freely gifted with in their baptism and confirmation. We are in this together. As Mother Teresa says “Together we can do something beautiful for God”.

Lighthouse Beaconsfield 2022: With more than 180 children signed up in less than a week, they are in urgent need of volunteers. For more information on Lighthouse, please see their website at: https://lighthousecentral.org/ If you have a passion for Lighthouse, then please contact Matt for more information on the volunteer roles available matt.jones@hopebeaconsfield.co.uk

Praying for the sick: At both St Teresa’s and St Dunstan’s we have re-introduced the list for names of those who are sick and need our prayers. Please add their names before Mass starts.

Ordination of Rev Deacon Jithu James Madathil: The Ordination Mass will be taking place at 11am on Monday 27th of June at the Cathedral in Northampton. Please keep him in your prayers.

Calling all Young Adults: Please join us on Friday the 8th of July for hotdogs and chips from 6:30-8pm in the St Teresa’s Parish Centre. All 12-16 year olds welcome! Contact Lynn at the parish office for more information.

LIFETEEN SUMMER CAMP: For all 12-18 year olds from 24th-28th July. Cost of £295 for a dorm and £225 for camping. Cost includes food and accommodation, activities and a full day at Alton Towers. £50 non-refundable deposit. Please contact fiona@nymo.org or check the NYMO website: nymo.org/summercamp

Money Matters: Last weekend’s offertory collection amounted to £739.93 plus £160.00 via electronic giving totalling £899.93 at St Teresa’s We also receive around £1000 per week through standing orders and £459.90 plus standing orders of £350.00 at St Dunstan’s. Day for Life collection amounted to £578.10 including £172 donated electronically at St Teresa’s and £201.70 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 received.

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
09:3am
St.Teresa's
TUE
09:30am
Service of Word & Communion
St.Teresa's
  09:30am
St.Dunstan's
WED 09:30am St.Dunstan's 

12 noon Requiem Mass St.Teresa's
  08:00pm
St.Teresa's
THU 07:00pm Confirmation Mass
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
St.Teresa's
     



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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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