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During this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, let's keep in touch and up-to-date with current advice and information on how to keep well ourselves and look after those in isolation and in need of help.
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Church leaders Statement:

Church leaders Statement:


We the Church leaders of Bourne End, Flackwell Heath, Wooburn Green, and

Loudwater want to add our voices to the indignation which has been shown

across the world at the brutal killing of George Floyd, and the systematic racism that lies behind it.


We name racism as a sin that causes division and as being against the will of God,

who created all people in His own image and likeness.


It is not enough to assert that we are ‘not racist’, we must be actively anti-racist and so we commit ourselves to root out racism, in all its forms, both within our church communities and in the areas within which we are called to minister.


We affirm the words of The Bible from the book of Revelation: ‘Before the throne

of the Lamb (who is Jesus) there was a huge number from every nation, race, tribe

and language’ (Revelation 7:9). 


We declare that God loves all humanity throughout time, not just one group, one person or one period of historical time. God has made known his ways to us through Jesus who chose to become one of us and taught us to love all people.


We offer the following prayer, attributed to St Francis of Assisi, as a focus of our own

prayer for our divided world:


Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

where there is injury, pardon;

where there is doubt, faith;

where there is despair, hope;

where there is darkness, light;

and where there is sadness, joy.


O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek

to be consoled as to console;

to be understood as to understand;

to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen



Is that praying?

Is that praying?

I am running a race and I want to be first

Please God let me win

I say but do I pray

Is that praying?

I am plahing with my friends

And everything fine

I lost track of mine.

I am glad to be alive today, I say

To no one in particular.

Is that praying?

Things have gone wrong

An argument-a fight

I couldn’t sleep at all last night.

Is that praying?

- By Gordan Lamont


Mongu has been cancelled

Sadly, this year our fete for Mongu has been cancelled. We hope that it may be possible to have some other fundraising events towards the end of the year.

Please continue to support the London and Slough Runs. They are in need of very simple things: cereals, rice, pasta, tinned tomatoes, tinned soup, tinned meat, tinned tuna, toiletries.

Maria Cox has an abundance of chard, beetroot and spinach plants. If you would like some give her a ring on 01494 670461



I have learned

I’ve learned how to zoom, and to Skype and to share

Sunday worship on line, even though I’m not there.

So viewed as a whole, it’s not been too bad,

Though if you’ve lost friends it is terribly sad.

 

I know with God’s help this will come to an end,

We’ll be reunited with family and friend,

And when that time comes, please share in my prayer

That the hardship we’ve known will have taught us to care.

 

That we’ll find a new way to be loving and giving

As we mourn for the lost, but rejoice with the living.

As we treat these strange months as a gain, not a loss

And leave all our pain at the foot of the cross.

* Contributor: Robert 



Would it help to have a Listening Ear?

Would it help to have a Listening Ear?

If you need someone to talk to, for whatever reason, we have Listeners ready to help. 

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or visit: betterconnectedbeaconsfield.org.uk 

Tell your friends!


Younger parishioners getting into the Easter spirit!!

Younger parishioners getting into the Easter spirit!!




IMPORTANT CHANGES TO LONDON & SLOUGH RUN

  • IMPORTANT CHANGES TO LONDON & SLOUGH RUN

  • We have been advised that over the weekend the Government opened up a number of hostels in London. These are now the only places where the homeless will be able to obtain free meals.

As a result, the London Run will no longer take place but they will focus all their efforts on feeding 75 homeless people in hostels in Slough, every day of the week.

They will provide three meals a day and as a result they are now appealing for the following non-perishable goods:

  • Cereals.
  • Rice.
  • Pasta, especially spaghetti.
  • Tinned Tomatoes.
  • Tinned Soups.
  • Tinned Meat,
  • Tinned Tuna,


Toiletores



together with soft fresh fruit such as bananas, oranges, satsumas, grapes etc.


Please leave donations in the Box, labelled London Run in the Parish Centre Porch between 10 am and 4 pm on Sunday, or first thing on Monday morning.


Many thanks to all who have been supporting them, please continue to support them in their new initiative. 




Catholic Papers

Dear fellow Catholic,

In these difficult times it is vital that we all keep in touch with each other, and with our Catholic faith. If you are unable to get to Church, or your parish is closed, you can still get your favourite Catholic paper.

 

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Don't miss out on the latest Catholic news and features – we are with you on your journey! 
JUST CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO BUY NOW. THANK YOU.

 

JOSEPH KELLY, Editor, The Catholic Universe

 

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This Week's Mini Musical Performance

This week's mini musical performance to entertain us (and neighbours!) by Seamus and Niamh, young St Teresa's parishioners.  Please click on the link below to watch and enjoy:

 

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Don't forget the One Can Trust foodbank

Don't forget the One Can Trust

- your local food bank

 

Vulnerable local communities need your support more than ever.

That’s the message from the local food bank run by One Can Trust which is seeing a reduction in food donations and volunteer numbers, alongside an increase in need, as the impact of the coronavirus crisis grows.

Donate to your local food bank

The food bank, which serves those in need across High Wycombe and provides services as far as Marlow, Princes Risborough and parts of South Bucks, is facing serious challenges and urging all local people and organisations to pull together:

“We all need to look after ourselves and our families but please also remember the wider community during these difficult times. This crisis is not only making things worse for the hundreds of families and individuals who already use our service, but we’re also seeing a rise demand, especially with schools now closed.

Whilst church porches are no longer accessible and so donations cannot be collected there, you can support in a number of other ways. Cash donations would be most helpful. This will enable us to be as efficient as possible by reducing the risk through handling donated goods, while building up a ‘war chest’ for what’s to come. Whatever you can afford would go a long way and the details are on our website. We’re also in desperate need of a large quantity of bags for life – something we don’t want to waste much-needed funds on buying,” said Graham Peart, Chair of the One Can Trust.

Can you help your food bank?

The organisation is also asking for volunteers to come forward.

“Our volunteers are incredible people and the ones who keep this service going. A number of them are elderly, some are having to self-isolate and we need back-up so we can maintain the service. Even if you can help for just a couple of hours a week, you’ll be making an important contribution during this crisis and we’d urge you to contact us. We’ll need people who can do a range of things, including help with general admin tasks, such as answering phones. I’d also like to reassure everyone that we are absolutely following all hygiene guidelines to minimise the risk of spreading the virus,” added Graham.

The Trust also continues to run donation points from most local supermarkets.

Cash, food and bags for life

All details for making cash donations can be found on the website www.onecantrust.org.uk/donate/donate-money/. If you are able to volunteer or have some bags for life, please email:  onecan@live.co.uk.   

 


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