Father Sean says ... 

Thanks again to all those who came to our Synodal/Parish reflection day last Saturday at St Teresa’s. We had about 50 people attending. That reflects the interest that people have had in the synodal process—25% of all the responses in our Diocese of Northampton came from the South Bucks Pastoral Area! Last Saturday we identified five areas which we can work on in the parish: communications, adult formation, working with younger parishioners, social activity and social justice issues. I hope that the parish council can begin at their next meeting to push forward some of these ideas and build on the work done last Saturday. This Sunday we are hosting a youth event and welcoming two international speakers Don Quaglia and Sarah Kroger. The event starts at 7pm and is open to all! Finally, do remember our First Holy Communion Children as next weekend we will be celebrating First Holy Communions both at St Teresa’s and St Dunstan’s.

Welcome: This weekend we welcome Fr Eugene from the Missionaries of St Paul who will be preaching an appeal this weekend in both parishes! If at St Teresa’s you want to make a donation via electronic giving, please use the ‘donation’ tab on the terminals and this will go to the appeal.

Car parking at St Teresa’s: Please remember that the car park is only for those attending Mass and other activities in the parish centre. Once Mass is ended the car park should be vacated as quickly as possible. The car park is used by visitors to Bekonscot Model Village and we receive rent for the use of the facility. Weekends are obviously a busy time but also during the week the car park should be used only for the duration of services and activities in the church and centre.

Do keep an eye on the newsletter for any amendments to the schedule which is subject to change depending on Fr Sean’s availability.

The Catholic Post:  The May edition of the Post is now available in the narthex at a recommended donation of £1 per copy.

Rite of Welcome & Congratulations!: Last weekend we welcomed twins Henry James and George Thomas Wright and their parents Craig and Elizabeth. Henry and George will be baptised this afternoon at St Teresa’s. Congratulations!

Congratulations: To the cousins and their families who celebrated their baptisms this Saturday, the 14th at St Teresa’s:

-Nicholas Li Riedl and his parents Tobias Riedl and Ching-Yee Tsang

-Edward Alexander George and his parents Robert and Veronika George.

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 names before Mass starts.

Healing Mass for the Sick: Fr Sean will be saying Mass for all those who feel they are in need of prayer on Thursday the 19th of May at 3pm. Everyone is most welcome! The SVP group will be providing a light tea after Mass. If you are in need of transport, please call Kevin on 01494 675270 or Maria on 01494 670461.

CAFOD are asking us to respond to Pope Francis’ call to play a part in ‘transforming food systems for the benefit of people and the planet’ by emailing Liz Truss, the Foreign Secretary. The UK Government committed itself to support agricultural systems that tackle the climate crisis and put local communities first. See the CAFOD website for information: www.cafod.org.uk

Afternoon Tea to honour Her Majesty, Queen   Elizabeth II’s Jubilee and raise funds for Mongu : On Saturday, 4th June, an Afternoon Tea will take place in the Parish Centre from 3.30-5.30pm. Tickets cost £10 per person or £15 with a glass of Prosecco and are now on sale after each Mass and from the Parish Office. Volunteers are sought to assist with baking and setting up on the day. For further details, please contact Debbie on 07342 641235 or Rebecca on 07748 112371.

PARISH KEYS: We are in the process of reconciling all keys for the parish centre, sacristy etc. If you hold a key, kindly let Sarah at the parish office know as soon as possible.

“Save the Date”: A joint parish CAFOD Fundraising Quiz night on Friday 1st of July at 7:30pm at St Teresa’s parish centre. Ticket price will include a fish & chips supper plus a celebrity question master! More details to follow!!

Ukrainian Crisis: Caritas Northampton are leading the Diocese response to the crisis More information can be found on https:/northamptondiocese.org/ukraine. It is also hoped a parish or pastoral area may be able to provide accommodation or support groups which assist in welcoming of Ukrainian families.

Cake & Coffee at St Dunstan’s : Everyone is invited to share in our First Communion celebration next weekend the 22nd of May at St Dunstan’s. Homemade cakes are most welcome—if you would like to bake, please let Sr Winifred or Lynn at the parish office know.

Second Collections: This weekend we have a second collection for The Missionary Society of St Paul of Nigeria to support their missionary work. Then, next weekend - the 21st & 22nd of May, the second collection will be for Fr Shyju.

Fr Shyju’s Farewell: On Saturday the 28th of May we will be having a ‘bring & share’ curry evening to celebrate Fr Shyju’s time with us and also share your favourite curry dish!. Everyone is most welcome!. For catering purposes, please sign up on the sheets available in the narthex. For more information, please contact Lynn or Sarah at the parish office.

St Teresa’s Fete: In aid of Mongu...please save the date! The Fete will be taking place this year on July 16th. We will need a great deal of help and support from our parishioners to make the day successful so do keep an eye out for things that you might be able to help with!

Money Matters: Last weekend’s offertory collection (not including weekly & monthly standing orders) amounted to £592.84 plus £447.00 via electronic giving totalling £1039.84 at St Teresa’s and £343.50 at St Dunstan’s. Our 2nd collection last weekend raised £743.12 towards the Priests in Training fund. 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 so doors may be left open where necessary from time to time.

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 and Communion
St.Teresa's
  09:30am
St.Dunstan's
WED 
09:30am 
St.Teresa's
THU 3pm Healing Mass only  
St.Teresa's
 FRI NO MASS TODAY St.Teresa's
  09:30am 
St.Dunstan's
 SAT 10am & 12 noon First Holy Communion Masses                St.Teresa's
  06:00pm  
St.Teresa's
 SUN 08:45am 
St.Teresa's
  10:00am First Holy Communion
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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