Please remember if you or a member of your family is taken to hospital to ask the ward staff to inform the Roman Catholic Chaplain, Fr. Philip Pak or call him on 07747 545080. If Fr. Philip knows you are in the hospital, he will ensure you receive a visit and Holy Communion if required.
One of the great blessings of our parish is that we have the Legion of Mary fully established. Their numbers are growing in recent times which is great news. They would be delighted to welcome new members; Thursday evenings is the time they usually meet in the Parish Hall – 7pm.
The Legion of Mary grew out of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society and spread all over the world.
Frank Duff’s vision for the lay apostolic movement was to offer concrete ways for Catholic lay people to live out the gospel – a man ahead of his time.
Our Legion have a great ministry, visiting the sick and housebound, seeking out the lost sheep. Their Apostolate is much needed in our Times, evangelisation opens the door to Heavenly Blessings.
Over three million members of the Legion attend weekly meetings in 170 countries today. To borrow words from the Book of Genesis – “Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth.”
Thank you to all members past and present. Blessings to all who are thinking about joining the Legion of Mary, An Army at the Service of the Church. Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Mother of our Parish, is calling you to be a Living Page of The Gospel. Are you up to the challenge?
You are invited to CAFOD’s International Office on Saturday 10th June for a short time exploring our faith, why we Campaign & how you can help. The morning will include guest speakers & a chance for discussion in workshops to explore activities such as Live Simply, Our unfair Food System and Liturgy resources. The morning will run from 10.30-1pm at CAFOD’s Office in Lambeth North SE1. For further information contact Sarah or Celeste email@example.com for booking please see https://cafod.org.uk/news/events
Thank you to one and all who gladly take this ministry on at Saint Teresa’s. Leading intercessions in church at Holy Mass is an important role. Finding the right words to speak when interceding between the people of God is a task that needs prayerful time and consideration. It is not a gift that everyone has, and certainly not something that everyone feels able to do. We would like to open the door to this role at Holy Mass. We are inviting a family, children, young teenagers, our senior citizens, to join a rota to prepare our Parish Intercessions to be read at Holy Mass. We would be delighted if you would like to read them out at the Mass you attend. If you are interested please let us know. A leaflet and guidelines will be available and we can also send this out to your email address.
The theme for this year's World Communications Day, chosen by Pope Francis, is 'Speaking with the Heart'. The Pope said in his World Communications Day message, "It is the heart that spurred us to go, to see and to listen, and it is the heart that moves us towards an open and welcoming way of communicating." https://www.cbcew.org.uk/world-communications-day