News and services

Please see below for information on the services for the coming week, as well as news from our newsletter.

Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord 5th January

Monday 6th January  9.00am  Eucharistic Service  & Rosary  
Tuesday 7th January   9.00am

12.00pm

Eucharistic Service & Rosary

Requiem

Wednesday 8th January 10.00am  Mass & Rosary
Thursday 9th January  9.00am

12.00pm

 

Eucharistic Service & Rosary

Requiem

Friday 10th January  9.00am

12.00pm

Eucharistic Service & Rosary

Requiem

Saturday 11th January  9.00am

5.00pm

6.00pm

Eucharistic Service & Rosary

Confessions

Mass

Sunday 12th January  10.00am

6.00pm

Mass 

Mass

The joy of the Gospel is for everyone: Pope Francis

The salvation which God offers us is the work of his mercy. No human efforts, however good they may be, can enable us to merit so great a gift. God, by his sheer grace, draws us to himself and makes us one with him. He sends his Spirit into our hearts to make us his children, transforming us and enabling us to respond to his love by our lives. The Church is sent by Jesus Christ as the sacrament of the salvation offered by God.

The salvation which God has wrought, and the Church joyfully proclaims, is for everyone. God has found a way to unite himself to every human being in every age. He has chosen to call them together as a people and not as isolated individuals. No one is saved by himself or herself, individually, or by his or her own efforts. God attracts us by taking into account the complex interweaving of personal relationships entailed in the life of a human community. This people which God has chosen and called is the Church. Jesus did not tell the apostles to form an exclusive and elite group. He said: “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Mt 28:19). Saint Paul tells us in the people of God, in the Church, “there is neither Jew or Greek… for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Gal 3:28). To those who feel far from God and the Church, to all those who are fearful or indifferent, I would like to say this: the Lord, with great respect and love, is also calling you to be a part of his people!

Being Church means being God’s people, in accordance with the great plan of his fatherly love. This means that we are to be God’s leaven in the midst of humanity. It means proclaiming and bringing God’s salvation into our world, which often goes astray and needs to be encouraged, given hope and strengthened on the way. The Church must be a place of mercy freely given, where everyone can feel welcomed, loved, forgiven and encouraged to live the good life of the Gospel.

The full text of Pope Francis’s letter, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of Gospel), is available at £4.95 from CTS or St Paul’s Bookshop and can be viewed and downloaded on the Vatican website, http://www.vatican.va.

Marriage Preparation Course

The course for all couples marrying in St Teresa’s in 2014 will be on four Thursday evenings, 23rd and 30th January, 6th and 13th February. Each evening will begin at 7.15pm in the Parish Centre.

Memorial mass

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. All are welcome.

Scripture Group

The Scripture Group will begin meeting again on Wednesday 15th January 2014 at 7.30pm. Please feel free to join in.

Parish Lottery

Many thanks to all who support our Parish Lottery and to the Team who run it for us. Your support is really appreciated! The next draw will take place on Wednesday 8th January 2014!

BAPTISM

The next Baptism Preparation Meeting is on Wednesday 5th February at 7pm in the Presbytery.

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