Please see below for services at church this week commencing Monday 3rd March 2014. If you require any further information, please contact us on the details listed.
- Monday 3rd March: 9am – Eucharistic Service, 12pm – Requiem
- Tuesday 4th March: 9am – Mass, Rosary & Exposition, 7:30pm – Novena
- Wednesday 5th March: 9am – Mass (with distribution of Ashes), Rosary & Exposition, 11:45am – Funeral Service
- Thursday 6th March: 9am – Mass, Rosary & Exposition
- Friday 7th March: 9am – Mass, Rosary & Exposition, 2:30pm – Stations of the Cross followed by Divine Mercy devotions
- Saturday 8th March: 9am – Eucharistic Service & Rosary, 12pm – Baptisms, 5pm – Confessions, 6pm – Mass
- Sunday 9th March: 10am – Mass, 12pm – Baptisms, 6pm – Mass
The McMullen family would like to thank all their family, friends and the community of St Teresa’s for all the prayers and support they have received during their sad loss of their son Liam. God Bless you all. The collection taken at Liam’s funeral raised £1521.58 for the cardiac centre at Broadgreen hospital. Thank you all so much for generosity.
Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent starts… the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. It’s a day of penitence, to clean the soul, and a day of celebration as the last chance to feast before Lent begins. We probably know Shrove Tuesday better as Pancake Day!
Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the ritual of shriving that Christians used to undergo in the past. In shriving, a person confesses their sins and receives absolution for them. During Lent there are many foods that Christians – historically and today – would not eat: foods such as meat and fish, fats, eggs, and milky foods.
So that no food was wasted, families would have a feast on the shriving Tuesday, and eat up all the foods that wouldn’t last the forty days of Lent without going off. The need to eat up the fats gave rise to the French name Mardi Gras (‘fat Tuesday’). Pancakes became associated with Shrove Tuesday as they were a dish that could use up all the eggs, fats and milk in the house with just the addition of flour.
Preparation for Lent (Ashes will be distributed at 9am only) Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent. It’s a day of penitence to clean the soul before the Lent fast. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning to the season of soul searching and repentance. On this day we are reminded to change our ways and get our priorities straight. Lent is a season of hope and good intention. On this Ash Wednesday we go about our business wearing the sign of penitence and hope. “God our Father, you created us from the dust of the earth. Grant that these ashes may be for us a sign of our penitence, and a symbol of our mortality.”
“Give us your heart!”
The Salesians at Home group based at the convent in Croxteth are leading a short Lenten service lasting no more than an hour both here in St Teresa’s and at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs on Monday 31st March at 7pm. (both services will run at the same time!). You don’t have to give anything up…you just need to give us your heart! Please try to come, bring your friends and family, children are welcome.
Remembering Mrs Day
The staff & children of our school have asked us to remember in our prayers Mrs Gill Day and her family as we come to the first anniversary of her loss. Mrs Day taught in our school for over thirty years.
Oblate Lourdes Pilgrimage (15th –22nd September 2014)
Fr Lorcan has managed to bring the cost for the Lourdes trip down to £679 per person sharing, book now to avoid disappointment! For more information please contact the Oblate Partners in Mission Office on 0207 624 7296
Our scripture group ontinue to meet each Wednesday at 7.30pm in the priests house. Please feel free to join us, all are very welcome.
Many thanks to those who continue to contribute to our Foodbank Appeal, you are all so very generous. We are still collecting and need your help! Food can be dropped off at the priests house.
Debt Advice Service
Do you have debt problems? If you would like help confidentially, then why not call into the Priests house on Tuesday’s from 10am to 2pm. Drop in or ring 270 1688 to arrange an appointment.
Preparing for Baptism
The next preparation meeting will be at 7.00pm on Wednesday 5th March for those families planning their Baptisms in the next two months.
Winning numbers for draw on 26th February 2014:
1; 2; 8; 17 – Two consolation prizes of £25 each; 307514; 306524
No winner of the Jackpot of £570 (subject to re scrutiny). Estimated Jackpot for the next draw is £870. Many thanks to all who support our Parish Lottery and to the team who run it for us. Your support is really appreciated!