At the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday morning are your personal gifts to Canon Michael and Fr. Roshy. Thank you for your generosity as always. Envelopes are available in the narthex.
Holy water is a sacramental that remits venial sin. Because of the blessing attached to it, Holy Church strongly urges its use upon her children, especially when dangers threaten, such as fire, storms, sickness and other calamities. Every Catholic home always should have in it a supply of holy water.
We do not take advantage of the benefits derived from holy water.
Let us cultivate its use. Untold spiritual wealth is concentrated in a tiny drop of blessed water and we give it so little thought! Did we realize now, as we shall realize after death, the many benefits which may be derived from holy water, we would use it far more frequently, and with greater faith and reverence.
Holy water has its great power and efficacy from the prayers of the Church, which its Divine Founder always accepts with complacency.
Thank you for your willingness to serve as an altar server at Saint Teresa’s. Some of you recently joined our Altar Server Team, some of you have been serving a good number of years. The ministry you do is a great privilege. It is a service to Christ Himself and to the people of God. I am grateful to our M.C. – Master of Ceremonies – James Bush, who, with the help of his mother Bernadette, has guided you and trained you. Your reverence and the way you serve at the altar helps create an atmosphere of worship at Mass. Without your help, our celebration of Holy Mass or the other sacraments might go less smoothly or be less solemn. All the members of our parish family thank you, and we know that you will do your best to honour Jesus. He will bless you and thank you. Remember, you are much more than simple helpers of the parish priest, you are servers of Jesus Christ, the Eternal High Priest. You are called to be friends of Jesus. In Him you have a friend for life.
PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF OUR LORD 2nd April 2023
Palms will be blessed at all Masses.
5.00pm Saturday Sacrament of Confession
5.30pm Saturday Vigil Mass
11.00am Mass - Please assemble outside the Church at 10.45am for the blessing of palms and solemn procession - weather permitting.
WEEK DAY MASSES: Confessions after all Masses
Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th April
Wednesday 5th April – NO 10.00am Mass
Chrism Mass at St George’s Cathedral
7pm Evening Mass
MAUNDY THURSDAY – EASTER TRIDUUM 6th April 2023
5.00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper with renewal of vows for Eucharistic Ministers
7.00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper with the Washing of Feet and Renewal of vows for Eucharistic Ministers followed by procession to the Altar of Repose with watching until 10pm concluding with Night Prayer of the Church.
GOOD FRIDAY – 7th April
Please remember this is a day of fasting and abstinence.
9.30am Children’s Way of the Cross.
10.30-12pm Sacrament of Confession
11.15am Ecumenical Walk of Witness to the Civic Centre, Morden
(starts from St Teresa’s at 10.30am)
3.00pm Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death.
Papal collection for the Holy Places.
7.00pm Celebrating Prayer around the Cross with our Youth.
EASTER SATURDAY VIGIL – 8th April
7pm Mass with Blessing of the New Fire, Paschal Candle, Easter Proclamation and Vigil of Readings. Also, renewal of Baptism Promises and Reception into the full Communion of the Catholic Church and Blessing of Easter Water.
EASTER SUNDAY – 9th April Renewal of Baptismal Promises at all Masses
EASTER MONDAY – 10th April
Mass at 10.00am.
NORMAL MID-WEEK MASSES
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY – 16th April
12.45pm Adoration & Divine Mercy Devotions
3pm Mass of Divine Mercy
Walk of Witness with Open Air Service at the Civic Centre:
Jesus was crucified publicly, and so we proclaim publicly the events of the Cross and their meaning.
Meet at 10:20am outside St Teresa’s, to leave at 10:30am with our wooden cross. Walk to the Civic Centre (about 1.25 miles) for an 11:15am Open Air Service outside the Civic Centre in Morden. Followed by Coffee & Hot Cross Buns.