Monday 18th December
7.00pm – Reconciliation Service
Saturday 23rd December
Mass at 6.30pm - Fourth Sunday of Advent
Sunday 24th December.
Mass at 08.30am - Fourth Sunday of Advent
Mass Times over the Christmas Period
Christmas Day Masses
Sunday 24th December - Christmas Eve Vigil Masses
4.00pm - Family Mass
7.30pm - Carols
8.00pm - Midnight Mass
Monday 25th Dec.
9.30am - Christmas Day Mass
-for our parish
Ecumenical Advent Service: This Sunday (3rd December) at 6pm here at St. Teresa’s.
Please join members of our parish and of Churches Together Princes Risborough for an evening of prayer, music and reflection in preparation for Christmas. Come and bring family, friends and neighbours! Refreshments will follow immediately after the Service.
You can download the Service Booklet here
This Advent will bring a little surprise which will be unveiled on Saturday 2nd December and Sunday 3rd at Mass. Then please come and join us for refreshments and display in the hall after mass.
Parish & CAFOD Christmas Draw – NEXT SUNDAY 10TH December:
make a date in your diary to come along to the Walsingham Hall after the 09:30 Mass. Three wonderful festive hampers to be won. Tea, coffee and mince pies and an opportunity to sing carols along with our choir. A homemade cake stall too!!
CHRISTMAS DRAW TICKETS – It’s not too late to buy raffle tickets for the fantastic Christmas Hampers. Payments and stubs should be returned this weekend to ensure inclusion in the draw. A box is available for these in the narthex. If you have forgotten to bring them back, please put them in a marked envelope through the presbytery door by next Wednesday, 6th December.
Calling all Parish Bakers!
Next Sunday when we have the Christmas Hampers Raffle, we will have a Bakes Stall. Please bake anything you fancy: biscuits, cakes, sausage rolls etc. You can leave them on Saturday evening with Philippa Gibson in the Narthex before Mass or in the Club room on Sunday morning.
Christmas Church Clean
A date for your diary We will be having a group cleaning session to prepare our beautiful church for Christmas. This will be held on Wednesday, 20th December after the 10.00am Mass. Even if you are only able to spare ½ an hour all help is greatly appreciated. Young, old, male, female, everyone is very welcome - please join us.
If you are aware of anyone who is sick or housebound, please let Father Lijo know so that a visit can be arranged and for them to receive Holy Communion, if requested.
Please e-mail (email@example.com) or leave a message at the Presbytery.
New Donation Giving Methods
St. Teresa’s now has a website for online donations. Please Click on the 'Donate' button at the top of this screen.
You can now also make donations at church using a card payment terminal in the narthex.
Please note that there will be no Mass on Tuesday 5th December
From the Diocese
“There is a need and duty for us to listen to those who have been hurt by abuse and are suffering. It is humbling for me as the Bishop to listen to victims and survivors. We know the devastation which abuse has on someone’s life”. Bishop David Oakley (January 2023)
Bishop David Oakley is available to meet with anyone affected by abuse, as a victim, survivor, their families or supporters, where private discussions can take place in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Bishop David ensures that he is able to meet with people affected by abuse on a bi-monthly basis or more frequently, depending on your request and can be accessed through our safeguarding office on
16th General Ordinary Assembly of Bishops, Rome
The synod on synodality has reached the global phase in Rome. They have reached the half way point and this little video from ‘Rome Reports’ gives a summary of the last two weeks.
From the Diocese:
Synod On Synodality
Resources, speeches, and photos from the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops are now available at
In order to mark World Day of The Poor (19th November) the Catholic Social Action Network have created a new resource which includes a Novena, beginning on the memorial of Saint Leo the Great on Friday 10th. More information can be found at https://www.csan.org.uk/guidance/world-day-of-the-poor/
Let the Wilderness Bloom:
The Diocese of Northampton is offering an online Advent Retreat by Fr. John Udris and Avril Baigent on Mondays (7.30pm-8.30pm) from 27th November. The link to join is (www.northamptondiocese.org/pastoral-ministry).
If you would like to join other parishioners in viewing and discussing the sessions, join us in Walsingham Hall on Tuesday 5th and Tuesday 12th December at 10:45 (following the 10:00 Mass and Coffee & Co)
This year Bishop David will be releasing 4 Advent messages to coincide with the weekly themes of the Advent season; Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. The text of the first message, Hope, can be found on the noticeboard in the narthex and a video link athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT3iebbySDgKeep up to date with news from across our Diocese and receive updates straight into your inbox. Simply visit:https://northamptondiocese.org/#signup