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NOTE FROM THE PARISH PRIEST


Masses this week will all be at the usual times!

This Thursday, 1st October is the Feast of St Thérèse of Lisieux…...Mass will be at 9.30am

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 sign in 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. Masses during the week will be at the usual times and we will be live streaming on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday morning as well as the 11.30am Mass on Sunday.

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 

SVP Awareness Month… as we approach the feast of Saint Vincent de Paul (27th September) so our local conference of the SVP is asked to make the parish more aware of the aims of the organisation. Its key mission is to help the poor, befriend the lonely and support anyone in need. During the long lockdown,   SVP members have continued to keep in touch, offer lifts, help with shopping, and give advice. It was a tough call to suspend the weekly meeting of Coffee and Company, as this was valued by so many. It is still not possible to restart it. The London and Slough Runs asked for help in providing cooked meals for those moved into temporary accommodation during the pandemic and the SVP conference responded generously. It is now also providing sandwiches and other items for the homeless. There is a poster in the narthex which gives more information. If you are in need or feel you would like to join the conference, please get in touch through the parish office office@littleflower.co.uk

Our First Holy Communion Masses will be celebrated on the 17th October. To adhere to social distancing, there will be three Masses at 10am, 12noon and 2pm. 

Confirmations – the Confirmation Mass will be on the 5th October at 7.30pm

First Holy Communion and Confirmation programmes for 2021 will not begin registration until January of next year. It is hoped that this year’s programmes will both be completed by October.

Financial matters…. This week we were able to bank £374.13 at St Teresa’s and £259.20 at St Dunstan’s. Remember...on the 4th October, there will be a collection for Peter’s Pence and the CAFOD Harvest Fast Day collection will be on the 11th October.

On 5th August Pope Francis called on the Church to reflect on our current situation.  In response, the diocesan Pastoral Ministry Office is hosting a series of online webinars on Monday evenings through the autumn. The webinars are free to attend, but you will need to register to receive the web link.  For more information and to register, please go to https://postlockdownchurch.eventbrite.co.uk.

 

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.

A shopping trolley for the One Can Trust has also now been left at St Dunstan’s.

Parish walking group…..meeting after the Thursday morning Mass for a gentle stroll around the town! 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.

Best wishes,

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




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Sunday 10:00 am


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Sunday 11:30 am

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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.