An update to our newsletter we published on Friday.
The 10.00am Mass on Sunday 12th January will be offered for Fr. Seam McDermott OMI and Sr. Margaret Duncan HFB, who both served St Teresa’s parish for many years and died recently.
Services for the coming week
Please see below for the list of services for next week.
|Monday 30th December||9.00am||Eucharistic Service & Rosary|
|Tuesday 31st December
|9.00am12.00pm||Eucharistic Service & RosaryRequiem|
|Wednesday 1st January||10.00am
|Mass & Rosary|
|Thursday 2nd January||9.00am||Mass & Rosary|
|Friday 3rd January||9.00am||Mass & Rosary|
|Saturday 4th January||9.00am5.00pm
|Eucharistic Service & RosaryConfessions
|Sunday 6th January||10.00am6.00pm||Mass Mass|
Winning numbers for draw 18th December 2013
3; 16; 18; 21 Two consolation prizes of £25 each; 291874; 291192
One winner of the Jackpot of £2500 (subject to re scrutiny). Estimated Jackpot for the next draw is £350. The next draw will take place on Wednesday 8th January 2014!
Many thanks to all who support our Parish Lottery and to the team who run it for us. Your support is really appreciated!
The Scripture Group will begin meeting again after their Christmas break on Wednesday 15th January 2014 at 7.30pm. Please feel free to join in, all are very welcome.
The next Baptism Preparation Meeting is on Wednesday 5th February at 7pm in the Presbytery. Baptism Preparation Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month (except January) unless otherwise stated in the newsletter.
Please’, ‘Thank You’, ‘Sorry’ – three essential words in family life
The life of a family is filled with beautiful moments: rest, meals together, walks in the park or the countryside, visits to grandparents or to a sick person… But if love is missing, joy is missing, nothing is fun. Jesus gives always gives us that love: he is its endless source. In the sacrament he gives us his word and he gives us the bread of life, so that our joy may be complete.
But let me ask you: Do you listen to your grandparents? Do you open your hearts to the memories that your grandparents pass on? Grandparents are like the wisdom of the family, they are the wisdom of a people. And a people that doesn’t listen to grandparents is one that dies! Listen to your grandparents…. Like the Holy Family of Nazareth, every family is part of the history of a people; it cannot exist without the generations who have gone before it.
We all make mistakes, all of us! Sometimes we do things which are not good and which harm others. It is important to have the courage to ask for forgiveness when we are at fault in the family.
And I want to repeat these three words: please, thank you, sorry. Three essential words! We say please so as not to be forceful in family life: “May I please do this? Would you be happy if I did this?”. We do this with a language that seeks agreement. We say thank you, thank you for love! But be honest with me, how many days go by without uttering this word, thanks! And the last word: sorry. We all make mistakes and on occasion someone gets offended in the marriage, in the family, and sometimes – I say – plates are smashed, harsh words are spoken but please listen to my advice: don’t ever let the sun set without reconciling. Peace is made each day in the family: “Please forgive me”, and then you start over. Please, thank you, sorry. Let us say these words in our families!
Pope Francis – address to Pilgrimage of Families to Rome October 2013
Your prayers are asked for those who have died recently and for those whose anniversaries occur about this time. May they rest in peace. Please pray for all those who are lonely or housebound, for those who are sick, at home or in hospital, and all those visited by our Eucharistic Ministers.