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From Fr Michael

This weekend we begin Passiontide.  This is a time when we move our focus from the works of Lent to contemplating the Passion and Death of the Lord.  To highlight the change, the crucifix and statues are veiled so nothing can distract us in our prayer.

On Tuesday we have a National Day of Prayer on the Anniversary of the First Lockdown.  The Bishops have asked us to open our churches on that day for people to come and pray for all those who have lost lives or have been affected in so many different ways by the coronavirus pandemic.  Here is what is happening at St Teresa's on that day of prayer:
Tuesday 23rd March
8.00 a.m. Holy Mass
8.30 a.m. - 9.00 a.m. Adoration
I invite those who are bringing children to school to come into church for a just a couple of minutes to offer a prayer.

6.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. Adoration
A time of quiet prayer for parishioners to come and offer a moment of prayer.

Next weekend we begin Holy Week with Palm Sunday.  As you might imagine, it will be slightly different this year.  The times of the main celebrations are below. Please note:
  • There is no need to book tickets or reserve seats
  • Places are first come first serve
  • Once we are safely full, you will be invited to watch online or come to another celebration
  • Please plan carefully what ceremonies to attend.  If you prefer fewer people attending consider coming to some of the liturgies that are advertised.
  • There will be an extra Mass at 11.00 a.m. on Easter Sunday
Palm Sunday (28th March)
9.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.
(blessed palms can be collected during Holy Week)

Monday of Holy Week (29th March)
7.00 p.m. Holy Mass
7.30 p.m. Confessions (visiting priests available)

Maunday Thursday (1st April)
7.30 p.m. Mass of the Lord's Supper

Good Friday (2nd April)
9.30 a.m. Office of Readings and Morning Prayer
3.00 p.m. Solemn Liturgy of the Passion
7.00 p.m. Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday (3rd April)
9.30 a.m. Office of Readings and Morning Prayer
8.30 p.m. Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday (4th April)
9.30 a.m. Holy Mass
11.00 a.m. Holy Mass
There are several opportunities to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation before Easter.
Sunday          8.45 a. m. - 9.15 a.m. and 4.45 p.m. - 5.15 p.m.
Weekdays     After Holy Mass
Monday of Holy Week
7.00 p.m. Holy Mass (with examination of concience) followed by Confessions (visiting priests available)
Stations of the Cross - During Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Thursday 6.00 p.m.
Holy Mass 6.30 p.m.
Children's Stations of the Cross - Friday 8.30 p.m.
For the Friday's in Lent, we invite our young people to gather on Zoom for Stations of the Cross.  They will be lead by children for children.  For more information and how your children can participate, click the photo.
Church Spring Clean - Serving the Parish
Thank you to everyone who offered help and have given the church, narthex, meeting room, choir loft, sacristy and everywhere a jolly good clean!  It was a wonderful way to come together (safely, of course) to serve the parish and the community, making our church a welcoming place.  Thank you!
Track and Trace Stickers!
Help us speed up track and trace by signing up to get a sheet of 65 little stickers with your name and phone number on.  When you come to Holy Mass, simply peel one off and stick it to the track and trace sheet! All we ask for is a donation to cover printing and the cost of the labels.  Click the picture to order yours!
Serve - Hospitality Team

If you are able to come to Holy Mass and can help serve in our Hospitality Team, that would be fantastic.  This is the only way we are able to offer welcome and service at church at the moment and is great way to get involved.  Contact Lindsay for more information.
St Teresa's Care - Serving the Community
Here are who they are and what our local charities need:
Manna House - Dried food, non-perishable food, tins
Manna House - Men's clothing (clean)
Kaleidoscope Nappy Project - Nappies (size 6), baby milk (first), wet wipes, nit/ head lice treatment.
Chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The lamp this week is for
Ann Sherriff 

Sponsor the lamp for your intention
Chapel of St Teresa

The lamp this week is for
M.K. Birthday Intentions

Sponsor the lamp for your intention

Times of Liturgy

Sunday 21st March - Passiontide Begins
5th Sunday of Lent
8.45 a.m. - 9.15 a.m. Confession
9.30 a.m. Holy Mass - Wilfred Weerarathne R.I.P.
4.45 p.m. - 5.15 p.m. Confession
5.30 p.m. Holy Mass - Pro Populo

Monday 22nd March
Lent Feria
9.30 a.m. Holy Mass - Robert Sheridan R.I.P.

Tuesday 23rd March
National Day of Prayer on the Anniversary of the first Lockdown

Lent Feria
8.00 a.m. Holy Mass - Holy Souls
8.30 a.m. - 9.00 a.m. Adoration
6.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. Adoration

Wednesday 24th March
Lent Feria
2.00 p.m. Monica Prayers - Praying for families booklet

Thursday 25th March
Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
5.30 p.m. Reception of Jurgen in to Church (limited to 30)
6.00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
6.30 p.m. Holy Mass - Peggy Lack (Birthday) R.I.P.

Friday 26th March
Lent Feria
10.30 a.m. Requiem Mass - Jurgen Kuwald (limited to 30)
6.30 p.m. Rosary

Saturday 27th March
Lent Feria
9.30 a.m. Holy Mass - For and end to the pandemic

Sunday 28th March - Holy Week Begins
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
8.45 a.m. - 9.15 a.m. Confession
9.30 a.m. Holy Mass - Charles Renaudon and Betty Renaudon 
4.45 p.m. - 5.15 p.m. Confession
5.30 p.m. Holy Mass - Pro Populo

Other Notices

The Directory For Catechesis
A free virtual conference by the Maryvale Institute looking at the Directory for Catechesis.  This is an excellent document and there are some excellent speakers including Fr Jan who many of you know from his time with us last year.  Click here for more info and to sign up.  This document has given me lots of ideas!

Bible in a Year Download Hallow and Listen and Links to podcast versions

Printable Version
Parish Priest
Rev Fr Michael Glover
Parish Phone
Tel: (01782) 658 063

Hospital Chaplain
Rev Michael Puljic
Chaplaincy: (01782) 676400
Parish: (01782) 215 217
Temporary Office Hours
Weekdays 9.00 a.m. - 12.00pm
Wed - Office Closed
Parish Secretary
Eileen Ratcliffe
Representative: Helen Clarke
Contact can be made through the Parish Office, or call the Diocesan Team on 0121 230 6240 or
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