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Rite of Welcome: This weekend we welcome Finley William Matthew Arundale and his parents Matthew and Sarah as Finley will be baptised next weekend.

Congratulations to Mary Bernadette Akiniyi and Dean Carby who were married at St Teresa’s on Saturday the 16th of October!

Father Seán will be away this week on retreat at Worth Abbey. There will be no Mass at St Teresa’s on Tuesday and Friday. There will, of course, be mass at St Dunstan’s on those days.

Pope Francis has launched a worldwide process of ‘synodality’ which will lead to a gathering of Bishops in Rome to discuss this theme in 2023. Every diocese and parish in the Church is invited to take part in the process and there will be much said about it over the next few months. Bishop David is celebrating the beginning of the process at the Cathedral this Sunday at 3pm. The service will be livestreamed. In our parishes, during the weekend Masses, we will be renewing our baptismal promises and joining the in the prayer, Adsumus Sancte Spiritus

Are you interested in knowing more about the Catholic Faith: A “Journey in Faith” starts on 26th October at 7:30pm in the Parish Hall. Fr Sean welcomes all enquiries, so do have a word with him!

Next Sunday is World Mission Sunday when the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Missio, his charity for world mission. Please call 02078219755 or visit mission.org.uk

Thursday Lunch Club for over 60’s is held at the Curzon Centre, 43 Maxwell Road, Beaconsfield. For transport arrangements, call 07342641235.

Rosary Group: You are invited to an evening of prayer, litanies, readings and Rosary with music at St Augustine’s, Amersham Hill, High Wycombe on Wednesday the 27th of October at 7h30pm.

What about our young people? We will be meeting on Wednesday 27th October in the Parish centre at 7h30pm with Jay Caracchiolo from the Diocesan Youth Office to see how we may be more supportive of our young people. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Shoebox Appeal - Link to Hope: Forms and a contents list for this year are available at the back of the church. Kindly return your boxes by the 5th November to the narthex at St Teresa’s or the confessional at St Dunstan’s. If you have any queries please call Anne-Marie on 07866685797.

The Diocesan Mass for Married Life: Bishop David will be celebrating Mass on 16th October at the Cathedral in Northampton at 12 n oon. He will give a special blessing to couples celebrating a significant anniversary. If that’s you, please email mass.mfl@northamptondiocese.org.

A Priesthood Discernment Day will be held at Holy Family Church in Luton on Saturday 23rd October 10am to 5pm. Any men who may be considering the priesthood please contact Fr Andy Richardson on 01582 502 400 or via email at vocationsdirector@northamptondiocese.org.

Diocesan Mass for People with Disabilities on Sunday, 7th November, at 3pm, Bishop David will be principal celebrant at this Diocesan Mass at St John’s Church, Sundon Park in Luton. Please see the poster in the narthex for further details.

Money matters: Last week’s offertory collection for St Teresa’s came to £441.74 & £400.50 for St Dunstan’s. The PACT appeal raised £325.67. Thank you!

Best wishes,

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




HOLY MASS THIS WEEK

Below, all the Listed Masses are Public * Wednesday 9.30 Mass & Exposition

DAY

TIME

PARISH

MONDAY
 09.30am
St Teresa's
TUESDAY
No Mass at St Teresa's
St Teresa's
   09.30am
St Dunstan's
WEDNESDAY
 09.30am
St Dunstan's
THURSDAY  07.00pm
St.Teresa's
 FRIDAY No Mass at St Teresa's
St.Teresa's
   09.30am
St Dunstan's
 SATURDAY  09.30am
St.Teresa's
   06.00pm
St.Teresa's
 SUNDAY  08.45am St.Teresa's
   10.00am
St Dunstan's
   11.30am
St.Teresa's




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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.