St. TERESA’S CHURCH, 23, College Rd., Upholland, WN8 0PY Tel: 01695 622001 e-mail: email@example.com Website: www.stteresas-upholland.org.uk Parish House & Office: Tel 01695 622001 St. Teresa’s School Lifestyle Parish Priest: Fr. Tony Slingo Tel: 01695 623842 Take time to make changes for the better in Parish Assistant: Elizabeth Dodd Headteacher: Mr. Peter Atherton busy complicated lives: ‘Living the Word’ – Parish Secretary: Jane Simpson Chair of Governors: Philip Holland Scripture reflection; Meditation; reading & Parish Club: (622609) Janette McNamara PTFA Chair: Helen Rooney walking might help support difficult decisions. The church is open through the day for quiet prayer. Sunday, 9th December 2012 - Second Sunday of Advent LITURGY AND SPIRITUAL LIFE COMMUNITY LIFE AND SERVICE Saturday 6.00 - (M) Julie Gilfillan This Weekend Cards for Prisoners of Conscience and Sunday 8.30 - (M) At Carmel: For Community & Congregation Oppressed residents of the The Holy Land 10.00 - (M) Parishioners Re-dedication of Ministers of the Word 11.00 - Holy Communion to Homes 5.00 - Evening Prayer: Carmel Sunday: 11.00 - Teddy Tombola for CAFOD: Church 7.00 - Ladies night away from it all: Club Monday 9.00 - Liturgy of the Word and Communion Monday: 9.45 & each day – school rehearsal in church Tuesday 9.00 - (M) Grace Pugh Tuesday: 7.00 - ASK #9 : Meeting Room Wed. 8.00 - (M) At Carmel: Stella Swindlehurst (LD) - CHIFF: home 12.00 - (M) Lily Clinton 7.30 - Serra: Don Orione 6.45 - Meditation & Evening prayer : meeting room Wednesday: 10.00 - Probus: Club Thursday 9.00 - (M) Sp Intention (successful operation) - in house 11.00 - Pastoral Theology group: Ince 12.30 - (M) Requiem - Frank Keenan 12.00 - Ladies Lunch club: Club 7.00 - First Reconciliation for Initiation - church 7.30 - Living the Word: Meeting Room Friday 8.30 - (M) Carmel: James Brown Thursday: 2.00 - Governors’ Meeting: St. John Rigby 1.00 - (M) St John Rigby College 7.00 - CAFOD group: Meeting Room 7.00 - Contemplative Prayer: house St. Peter’s Carol Service: St. James’ Saturday 9 -10- Exposition: Prayer for our Parish Retreat Friday: 9.00 - Advent Assembly #3: School 12.00 - Pastoral Area Priests: St Richard’s rd Next Sunday: 3 Sunday of Advent Nugent Care Christmas Tree: Cathedral Saturday 6.00 - (M) Albert Laithwaite with Parish Reconciliation 3.00 - Newsletter: Office Sunday 8.30 - (M) At Carmel: In Thanksgiving 7.00 - Music Group practice & party: 10.00 - (M) Parishioners with Parish Reconciliation Church/Club 5.00 - Evening Prayer: Carmel Saturday: 10-11 – Ecumenical Carols at the Co-op Masses at our partner communities: 10.00 - Decorating the Church: Church Carmel; Daily 8.00 a.m Friday & Sunday 8.30 a.m Sunday: 2.00 - Old Hall Band Carols: Club Don Orione: Mon, Tues, Wed 6.00 p.m Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sunday 10.00 a.m Daily: 8.30-3.30 Our church is open for all to come in and pray This reflection is taken from “The Wednesday Word”, download more at: www.wednesdayword.org/parish and also try: www.sundaygospel.co.uk OUR PARISH VISION We, St Teresa’s Parish, led by Jesus Christ, will continue to grow as a vibrant, welcoming and loving community, fed and nurtured by the scriptures, prayer and the sacraments. As we strive always to listen to the needs and dreams of the people of our times, we will better appreciate the gifts and talents of all, integrating them in service and celebration. CHRIST COMING CLOSER CHARITY The One we are awaiting brings the power of God who Nugent Care give love in our name to families in need – alone can give birth among us to true: you can donate in the box in the table, and see the poster for their White Goods Christmas Appeal. Also this Friday PEACE – “for the peace of Jerusalem pray” daily please, Light up a Life: for a suggested donation of £5 a light We light our Palestinian peace lamp at each mass in can be lit on the Christmas Tree in the Cathedral in loving solidarity with the suffering in the Holy Land, and also this memory of your departed. take a leaflet 0151 261 2043 or weekend you are invited to SEND CHRISTMAS CARDS to: www.nugentcare.org or Christians in the Holy Land please take a card, write your Christmas at the Ecumenical Centre: Food parcels are message and bring it back to Church for posting. being given to Skelmersdale families in need, and For Persecuted and Tortured Christians donations of food to help are welcome there, or we can th Please take a card, write your message and post to those pass them on from church, before Monday 17 . in need of a little Christmas spirit. Pre-stamped cards Christmas Day for those who are alone, starts at 10.30 £1.30 to cover the cost of postage…donations welcome. and a dinner at 12, with rest or games until 3pm. Names th Connect 2 Sao Paolo friends send thanks and love for the to the centre by Thursday 20 . See the forms on the table cards James took out to them from us, and the school have THOMAS give service to people with chronic addiction to also received a letter for their cards. drugs or alcohol, with Christian care and skill. See the brochures on the table. PRAYER - for strength, confidence, simplified hearts that Spectacles recycled through the Knights of St Columba can receive the joy of the Good News: are doing very well; thank you, and keep them coming. The Angelus will be rung & prayed each Advent day at 12 noon, awaiting the Christmas coming of Christ in the flesh: PREPARING FOR CHRISTMAS SOCIAL A time away from it all for the ladies this Sunday 1) The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary. evening, from 7pm in the Club – bring a drink and nibbles And she conceived by the Holy Spirit: Hail Mary if you like - and men invited also if they behave! Next Saturday, 15th, 10-11 am Carols at the Co-op 2) Behold the handmaid of the Lord. brings us out with St. Thomas and the Methodists, do Be it done unto me according to Thy word: bring a bell and funny hat if you fancy. Donations for Hail Mary … the Street Pastors in Skelmersdale. 3) And the Word was made flesh. St. Peter’s School carol service is this Thursday, And dwelt among us: Hail Mary … th 13 7 pm at St. James’ Church, Orrell. Decorate the Church and Tree next Saturday from 4) Pray for us O Holy mother of God 10.00 am in the church. Everybody welcome…. That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ School Christmas Concert is Mon, 17 at 1.30 pm. th Cursillo at the Cathedral is Monday 17 at 7.30pm th Pour forth we beseech you O God, your grace into our The CAFOD Carol Service is Thurs 20 7.30pm This th hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ your Son was made known by the message of an angel may, is always a most splendid start to the real Christmas The Young People’s party is Saturday 22 from 7pm nd by his passion and cross, be brought to the glory of His resurrection. Through the same Christ our Lord. and we welcome our youngsters to the club Amen. “GET IN THE PICTURE”: Have your photo taken as part of the Christmas Story – in the Concourse during JUSTICE December, 9-5 pm, next to the Christmas Tree. The Travelling Cribs go from home to home each week, MINISTRY Please sign up on the list for Reading and and the children bring a picture/story to church of the stay in Communion ministry for Christmas masses their homes of the Christ family. These are joined in Solidarity with the Homeless : a cardboard box home in CARMEL The Sisters are staying now until after the Lady Chapel reminds us of those living on the streets, Christmas, so this Sunday’s thanksgiving is for their like many in Brazil, Sao Paolo, but also in our country, even continued presence as well! Mementos in the reception in our own neighbourhood: BEYOND CHRISTMAS th Rear of Bricklayers Arms in Wigan offers help in many CAFOD Fun Run is a great tradition,, Thurs 27 1 pm in ways, 29 Hallgate, tel 01942 236953 www.thebrick.org.uk Wavertree Park…..see the poster. Have a go! see the leaflets Ecumenical Knees Up We will celebrate the Christian Unity Octave with a shared Barn Dance with Games, th MERCY - Christ continues to extend God’s forgiveness: Saturday 19 January, from 7pm. Free for all, donations children preparing for Sacraments of Initiation celebrate invited on the night. Food available. Names please, and First Reconciliation with their families this Thursday, offers to lend board games for the tables. th 7pm in Church. Baptism Preparation begins next on Sunday 13 Parish reconciliation is offered in the liturgy next January…so do apply now, even if baby is not yet here! th Sunday, 16 December. Confession is available by request and on 1 Saturday st MONEY MATTERS monthly during the Holy Hour, 9-10 am. Thank you for last week’s collection of £781.00 (inc s.o.) Group 5 is counting today. Catholic Youth Service - total, £239.00. Thank you.
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