Parish Priest: Father Lijo Jose
Telephone Number: 01844 345 578
Important changes at St Teresa’s
for weekend masses
We are slowly taking steps to return to normal after the restrictions of the lockdown. From next weekend bookings will no longer be required for the weekend masses.
However, please note the following:
Stewards will still be present at the weekend masses. Please cooperate with them.
Please can you make sure you still observe proper social distancing and find a safe place when you come into the church. Only families from the same household should sit together.
Face masks are not compulsory, but it is strongly recommended that people continue to wear them.
Please continue to sanitise your hands as you enter and leave the church.
Thank you so much for your help and cooperation. Some people still remain nervous in these difficult and uncertain times. We need to all act responsibly and do all we can to ensure that everyone can worship together safely here in St Teresa’s , without fear of catching the virus.
A very special event for St Teresa’s, Princes Risborough -Visit of Bishop David Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd October:
We are very privileged to welcome Bishop David to our parish on the weekend of 2nd/3rd October. It will be extra special because this is the weekend closest to the Feast of St Thérèse of Lisieux and so traditionally on this weekend we celebrate our parish feast.
Bishop David will celebrate the 6. 30pm mass on Saturday 2nd October and the 11. 00am mass on Sunday 3rd October. As usual we will have the Blessing of Roses. This year may I ask you to bring your own roses, Bishop David will bless them during the mass.
I know that Bishop David is really looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible. There will be the opportunity to chat with him after both masses, as we will have tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits in the hall.
This will be a wonderful occasion as it is Bishop David’s first visit to our parish. It will be a real privilege for us all and I hope as many of you as possible will be able to come to our special masses and to meet him afterwards.
And of course, it will be the opportunity for all of us to share our difficulties, worries and needs with our dear patron saint, Thérèse of Lisieux. She assured us ‘I will spend my heaven doing good on earth. I will let fall a shower of roses.’ May she intercede for all our intentions and may this weekend be a time of grace and blessing for our parish.
First Holy Communion and Confirmation 2022:
We are hoping to begin our preparation programmes for our children who wish to make their First Holy Communion and our young people who are interested in receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. If you are interested, please fill in the appropriate application form which you will find at the back of the church and return it to Fr Lijo or pop it through the presbytery letterbox. Please note:
To join the First Holy Communion programme, children must be 7 years of age or above.
To join the Confirmation programme, young people must be in Year 8 or above.
Bishop David Oakley warmly invites you to The Diocesan Mass for Married Life, at The Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate & St. Thomas of Canterbury, Kingsthorpe Road, Northampton NN2 6AG on Saturday 16th October 2021. Gathering from 11. 30 am followed by Mass at 12 noon.
Bishop David will give his pastoral blessing to those couples celebrating significant milestones in their marriage i.e., 1, 10, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50 years etc. If you are celebrating such a milestone please contact Eamonn & Paula McMorrow on 07412151517 or at email@example.com. All are very welcome to attend. In line with Government guidelines social distancing will be adhered to in the Cathedral and afterwards in the new Cathedral Centre where refreshments will be available after Mass.
A big thank you to all those who attended the Hospitality meeting on the 25th August. It was a lovely opportunity for us all to meet again and it was particularly encouraging that some of our teenagers were able to contribute to our discussions. The evening was filled with enthusiasm and hope for the future. It was a time of discussing how we can build on becoming a more welcoming parish, which involves all and will be open to all. You are now ALL invited to our next gathering, which will be on Tuesday September 21st from 7.30 - 9.00pm. This meeting will be of interest to every parishioner so, if you are able, do come to the next meeting where Covid safety rules will be followed.
Parish Walk Thursday September 23rd
Restrictions permitting we are planning a day long guided walk around Oxford, meeting at 10.00 in the Thornhill Park and Ride car park and taking the bus to Magdalen Bridge. From there we will walk across Christ Church Meadow and aim to see several of the colleges and churches including Great St Mary’s and Blackfriars. For lunch there are a variety of eateries in and around the covered market. In the afternoon we will pause for tea and cake!
Sign-up sheet in the Narthex. For more details please contact Veronica Adsetts 07995 541262
Calling all parish musicians!
Monday 20th September, 7.30-8.30pm.
A fantastic session for anyone involved in music ministry or liturgy preparation with the very inspiring Jo Boyce. To register, just go to
Is this for you OR for someone you know? St Scholastica’s Retreat – Open Day – Saturday, 25th September at 12:30 for 1pm.
The Retreat offers sheltered housing to Catholics aged 60 or over in 36 self-contained flats at £562pcm – more information on the poster and from The Warden: Deacon Seán Duffy – Princes Risborough (01844) 344437. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.stscholasticas.co.uk
THE BIBLE TIMELINE COURSE:
Understand the Bible from start to finish, the Old and New Testament, with this FREE OF CHARGE, worldwide-famous course delivered online LIVE by Mauro Iannicelli. Starts Wed 29th September 2021. Eight Wednesday sessions (7pm-8:40pm). Info & Registration: www.comeandsee.org
St Edward's Catholic Junior School are currently recruiting for a Teaching Assistant to work term time only with 7-11 year olds. This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference with our young people. For further information please call the school office on 01296 424544 to speak to Mrs Keeler or email email@example.com
Interesting Courses via Zoom
For Ministers of the Word and Eucharistic Ministers. The Diocesan Liturgical Formation Team is organising formation courses for new and continuing Ministers of the Word and
Eucharistic Ministers on the on the following dates:
Wednesdays 22, 29 September & 6 October 7:30 – 8:30pm
Wednesdays 3, 10 & 17 November 7:30 – 8:30pm
There is no charge but there will be the opportunity to make a donation. If you would like to follow one of these courses, you need to book your place in advance: