Become a FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

stteresaspsDear fellow parishioner, our local primary school St. Teresa’s provides a fantastic education to children, both Catholic and non-Catholic.  My four children attended it.  The management of the school includes a board of governors who help the head and other staff by acting as critical friends, providing the appropriate level of challenge, ensuring the promotion of Catholic vision and ethos, monitoring the educational and financial performance of the school, and assisting with admissions of pupils. The majority of governors must be practising Catholics who are appointed by the Archbishop of Southwark on the recommendation of the parish priest.  Being a governor doesn’t require any expertise in education but does need commitment to catholic education and enthusiasm.  The school is in need of a number of new governors.  If you would like to learn more about how you can help please contact Fr. Peter or myself.  Thank you.

Jeremy Moon, Chair of Governors

 

SUNDAY NOTICES

LAST UPDATE: 10th August 2019

NEW ASSISTANT PRIEST. Fr Joseph Owusu-Ansah will be joining St Teresa’s Parish as Assistant Priest in September. He was ordained at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark on 19 July 2014, after completing seminary formation at St John’s Seminary, Wonersh.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PHOTOS. Please, could the parents collect the photos from the Parish Office.

MASS INTENTIONS. Masses can be celebrated for deceased members of family or friends, thanksgiving, anniversaries, vocations, for the sick and for any particular need.  If you would like a Mass said especially in September please fill in the Mass envelope at the back of Church and give it to a priest or drop it into the Parish Office.

A BIBLE JESUS KNEW… by Fr Rodney Schofield. Bishops of England and Wales have designated a Year of the Bible, starting on 30th Sept (1600th anniversary of death of St Jerome). Please join us for a talk given by Fr Rodney at St Ambrose, Wye on 1st October at 11am. All are welcome.

ANNUAL DIOCESAN DAY FOR CATECHISTS Saturday 28th September at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark. This Day is for all the Catechists of the diocese, including those involved in Sacramental preparation, Children’s Liturgy of the Word and the RCIA process. Commissioning Mass to be celebrated by Archbishop John Wilson. More information to follow.

RETROUVAILLE  is a program for married couples that feel bored, disillusioned, frustrated, or angry in their marriage. Most don’t know how to change the situation or even communicate with their spouse about it. This programme has helped 6,000 couples who were experiencing difficulties in their marriage in the past year. For confidential information about ‘Retrouvaille’ or to register for the programme commencing with a residential weekend on 13th to 15th September call or text 0788 7296983 email retrouvailleukinfo@gmail.com or visit the website http://www.retrouvaille.org.uk

BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY TRAINING A one day course on 2nd November at Aylesford Priory for laity and clergy who are active in the ministry to the bereaved or see it as a ministry that they would like to take on. This course is not suitable for those recently bereaved. Forms can be obtained from the Parish Office for this course. Participants should be recommended by their parish priest.

ST JOHN’S SEMINARY: Sacred Heart Chapel Appeal  The Chapel, dedicated to the Sacred Heart, is at the Heart of the Seminary where Mass and the Divine Office are celebrated daily, where Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament takes place, and where private prayer and meditation sustain the community in its task of providing good priests for today’s Church.  The Chapel was last decorated in the 1980’s and is in need of some repair, refurbishment and decoration, which it is estimated will cost in the region of £350,000. St John’s Seminary is asking if parishioners would generously help them restore the Sacred Heart Chapel to good order by means of a donation.  The Seminary also ask for the prayers of parishioners across the Diocese for their ongoing work. To make a donation, or make an enquiry relating to this appeal, please contact Mgr. Gerry Ewing, Vice Rector at: St John’s Seminary,  Wonersh,  Guildford, Surrey or by email Vice-rector@wonersh.org

HCPT Summer Pilgrimage Holiday 4th -11th October. Come and enjoy a Pilgrimage holiday in Hosanna House Lourdes. All ages welcome. Cost includes travel, full board accommodation and comprehensive travel and medical insurance.  Option of own travel arrangements possible.  Some grant assistance for funding available.  Reserve your place by 10th June.  Contact Annie Judge: Tel: 01227700553