We welcome back all the pupils and staff of St. Teresa’s Primary who return to school on Thursday 2nd September, you will be in our prayers. We ask too for the blessings on all those returning to a place of education, primary schools, high schools and Universities. We ask God that you experience a peaceful, productive and faith filled year. We give thanks for all those who are Heads, Teachers, Staff or work in any way to support students in this turbulent time. God Bless you all.
Pope Francis has established 1 September as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, encouraging the Catholic community around the world to pray for our common home.
The day is inspired by Pope Francis' landmark encyclical Laudato Si’, which calls on "every person living on this planet" to care for our shared Earth.
He calls us all to celebrate this opportune moment to “reaffirm our personal vocation to be stewards of creation, to thank God for the wonderful handiwork which he has entrusted to our care, and to implore his help for the protection of creation, as well as his pardon for the sins committed against the world in which we live.”
This World Day of Prayer also falls at the beginning of the Season of Creation, which runs until 4 October, the feast of St Francis of Assisi. This is an ecumenical season dedicated to prayer for the protection of creation and the promotion of sustainable lifestyles.
On the occasion of the first World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation 1.9.2016, Pope Francis presides at the Liturgy of the Word
Saint Teresa’s parish extend congratulations to Joseph Mendonça and Holly Driver who received the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony on Friday, August 20th. Your wedding day will be remembered as the start of many joyous moments as you journey through life together as one.
Almighty Father, we ask you to bless Joe and Holly with love, happiness and guidance during their married life. Bless their parents Caroline and Martin Driver, Fred and Anne-Marie Mendonça who gave them the gift of life and raised them in faith. Bless their wedding party and all their friends.
Whilst many of you will be pleased about some return to normality, I ask you to understand that many parishioners are concerned about lifting restrictions when infections are rising rapidly. The scientists remind us that despite vaccinations we can still become infected, perhaps unwell or pass the virus on unknowingly. I ask you to be respectful of other people’s fears and to act on ways we might consider others. So in church I urge you to:
The position of Communion in the Liturgy will revert to normal, starting with Mass next weekend. This means that bench by bench Communion will continue to be under one kind onto the hand only and will still need to follow an orderly spaced pattern, assisted by Stewards.
For those who wish to remain in their seats Communion will be brought to you, please remain standing in your pew.
We hope to resume in the near future singing of hymns. In the meantime we thank our choirs and musicians for the instrumental music they are providing.
Holy water stoops cannot as yet be refilled. Sunday Collections will resume next weekend, our thanks to the Parish Team for making this happen.
Remember, it is still currently permitted to attend on a weekday as if for Sunday. If you are happy to go to other Masses, please consider this possibility.
Giovanni passed on Monday the 5th July 2021 at the age of 90 years old, he was a brother and uncle to large family. The Corsini family originally orientated from a small town in North Italy called Bratto, he worked within the family business in central London which had been established since the 1920. Giovanni was a very religious man, a wise man who had so much knowledge he was a sponge capturing everything around him. He was quiet man but always kind and considerate also thoughtful. We will all miss his beautiful smile.
May Giovanni Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory.