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NOTE FROM THE PARISH PRIEST


Masses this week: St Teresa’s: Monday, Wednesday,Thursday and Saturday. All of these Masses and the 11.30am on Sunday are ‘live streamed’.

St Dunstan’s: Tuesday and Friday at 9.30am.

Congratulations …. to Nolan Samauroo who we will be welcoming at the 8.45am Mass today. His baptism will take place the following week. Also to Niall Dickson, and Bryn and Evan Lewis and their families. These youngsters have been baptised over the last few weeks.

Also keep in your prayers Natalie Pizzardi and Daniel Byers who have been preparing to be received into the Church and should have done so at Easter but because of the lockdown this was not possible. Happily, we have been able to resume their preparation and both will be received into the Church at St Dunstan’s on 22nd November.

Next weekend we start the month of November during which we remember our departed loved ones. Our Remembrance Book will be on display as usual but we will not be able to have sheets to add more names. If you would like a recently deceased loved one remembered, please send an email via the Parish Office.

Our Annual Mass for the Dead will be on Monday 2nd November (Feast of All Souls) at 7.30pm. We will remember especially those who have died this year and the Mass will be live streamed. If you intend to attend the Mass, please book in online.

Numbers at Mass continue to increase, which is encouraging! But we do have a limit to the number of people that can be seated. It is important to book online  if you intend coming to Mass so that we can keep an eye on the numbers attending.

A big ‘thanks’ to those who have been acting as stewards. We could do with a few more. Do contact the parish office if you are able to help. office@littleflower.co.uk

Remember that face coverings should be worn.

Parish Office….has now reopened. There will usually be someone there every morning (apart from Wednesday) from 9.30am - 12.30pm. 

Children’s Liturgy with Fr Seán..visit the parish website to listen to his reflection for children on this Sunday’s readings.

Folk Group CD….the music that the Folk Group sang and played during our ‘lockdown Masses’ have now been put on a CD - An Anchor for my Soul, They are priced at £8.  All money raised will go to Mongu. to order a copy go to http://folkgroup.co.uk  Kevin Broderick does have some copies for sale.

Financial matters…. This week we were able to bank £1189.76 at St Teresa’s and £177.50 at St Dunstan’s.  The collection for Missio, the Pope’s own charity, raised £500.98. Many thanks for your generosity.

Exploring the Post-Lockdown Church - Monday webinars, week 6: This Week we are looking at catechesis. How can we design programmes that are COVID safe but also effective? There has also recently been issued a new Directory for Catechesis - what is this asking of us? The speakers Veronica Murphy, Co-ordinator for Adult Faith Formation in the Archdiocese of Liverpool. To take part - Please go to http://postlockdownchurch.eventbrite.co.uk to register.

The following week David Wells will be speaking. David is an international speaker and best selling author of The Reluctant Disciple and The Grateful Disciple.he previously worked as a senior teacher in Catholic schools and for the Catholic Education Service.

  

Walk the life of Jesus… for two weeks (23rd October - 6th November) St Mary’s Church in the Old Town will host a prayer walk in the grounds of the church. The 12 stations will tell the story of Jesus. There’s no charge or no booking is necessary!

 

The London and Slough Runs and One Can Trust still need your support. Items can be left in the parish centre porch at St Teresa’s from 10am – 4pm every Sunday and up to 10.30am on Monday mornings.

Parish walking group…..this has now moved to Wednesdays after Mass. All are welcome! At the end of the walk there is the possibility of a ‘socially distanced’ coffee!

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal 2020.. in spite of the difficulties, this appeal will give a ray of light to some of the poorest families in Europe though the shoebox collection. Leaflets listing the necessary items are at the back of the churches. Please return filled shoeboxes by 6th November! Many thanks.

Tuesday 27th October…. is the 53rd anniversary of the passing of the Abortion Act. The Good Counsel Network is asking us to fast and pray on that day. They have organised a Facebook event https//www.facebook.com/events/2739924072936969

Advance notice…..this year we will not be offering the possibility of buying Christmas Trees through the parish. Hopefully, next year………..!



Best wishes,

Fr Seán, Fr Shyju, Deacon Brent and Sister Winifred.




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Welcome to St Dunstan's Catholic Church, Bourne End

St. Dunstan's R.C. Church is located in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire bordering on the River Thames. St. Dunstan's Parish is clustered with St Teresa's in Beaconsfield (http://www.littleflower.co.uk).

On Sunday, 15th April 1956, the first Catholic Church in Bourne End - St Dunstan's - was blessed by Bishop Parker of Northampton. The simple wooden building was a result of eight months' work at weekends and evenings by an enthusiastic band of parishioners, with only one qualified bricklayer!

Prior to this, the Bourne End congregation attended Mass in the dance hall at the Red Lion Pub near the railway station. Mass at that time was celebrated by priests from Burnham, Father Noel Burditt and Father George McCann.

The 'new' Church was consecrated by Bishop Charles Grant and is of a modern design with a fan-shaped worshipping area, a presbytery, parish offices and a car park.

If you are planning to move to the area, you may be sure of a warm welcome. If you are looking for a Catholic primary school for your children, St Peter's Catholic Combined School in Marlow serves the Parish.

Bourne End has a good selection of shops, a library, a primary school, a secondary school and a railway station (Thames Trains).

Whether for a short visit or a long stay, we hope you will enjoy being part of our 'living community of faith'. Mgr Sean Healy is the Parish Priest for both St Dunstan's Parish and St Teresa's Parish in Beaconsfield.