Dear Parishioners and Friends of St Teresa’s Catholic Parish.
I am sure that you have heard about the Prime Minister’s Address to the Nation on Monday evening 23rd March 2020 and the Government’s instruction that all places of worship must now close their doors.
This means that, with immediate effect, St Teresa’s, Ashford and St Ambrose, Wye and all our churches and chapels across the Archdiocese must remain closed to the public until further notice.I attach a statement of Archbishop John to the Archdiocese.
I attach a statement of Archbishop John to the Archdiocese.
From now on the private celebrations of Mass, which may continue behind closed doors, must now be celebrated by the priest alone, without servers, readers or cantors.
The Mass live stream will still continue! Please go to our website www.st-teresas-ashford.org.uk/live-stream/
THE PARISH OFFICE work is limited, only via email or phone.
Please note, that only the emergency visits on call will be ministered until the further notice. We will do our best according to the situation. If anyone on self-isolation needs help with shopping or wants somebody to chat on the phone, please let the parish know. We will also do our best to help.
In this stressful and uncertain time the world needs a lot of prayer. As Christians we do believe in God’s providence and His healing power. Therefore in order to pray for the end of this epidemic crisis, on weekdays at 8pm there will be Divine Mercy Chaplet and prayers for the intention of reparation for the sins of the world, healing and the end of the Coronavirus crisis, led only by the Clergy, in which we can participate exclusively through the St Teresa’s website live stream.
From Monday to Saturday there will be Mass in English streamed live at 10am and at 10.30am on Sundays. There will be also Mass in Malayalam streamed live from St Teresa’s each Sunday at 9am.
Let’s pray, so we do not loose hope and trust in God’s mercy.
May God bless you and keep you safe!
* All the Masses during the week and on weekend, including the Sunday Masses, are now available only on-line, with just the priest present. No people are allowed at any of the services, so to eliminate any possible danger.
* All the other services, including Penitential Evening, Baptisms, public prayers and adorations are to be suspended until the further notice. In case of Funerals please make contact with one of the Clergy.
* First Holy Communion and Confirmation Celebration which supposed to be in May 2020 is now cancelled and postponed until the change of the situation. We will inform you in advance.