Divine Mercy Novena
As instructed by our Lord to St. Faustina, the 9 day Novena for Divine Mercy starts on the eve of Good Friday and lasts 9 days, culminating in the Divine Mercy Service and veneration of the picture.
The dates and times are as follows:
Good Friday, 30th March at 7.30pm
Easter Saturday, 31st March at 6pm
Easter Sunday, 1st April at 6pm
Monday 2nd April – Saturday 7th April at 7.30pm
Divine Mercy Service
The Divine Mercy Service will be held on Sunday 8th April from 3pm – 4pm at St. Theresa’s Church. Everyone is welcome.
We are very grateful to Ann Cassidy-Jones (Deputy Head and Head of RE at St. Joseph’s School). She runs Liturgy Sessions for children.
They are once a month, on the first Sunday of each month. Sessions are held in St. Theresa’s room (to the right of the altar) and are open to primary school aged children up until they have received First Holy Communion.
We respectfully ask that parents do not attend sessions with their children as this can cause distractions. If your child has specific needs which require you to attend Liturgy with them, please contact Anna Watkins to make the necessary arrangements.
During the sessions, the room will not be able to be used as it would normally be used to take younger children and babies who are becoming restless. Please take younger parishioners into the foyer at the front of the church when Children’s Liturgy sessions are occurring. We apologise for any inconvenience and invite you to use St. Theresa’s room on all other occasions.
Divine Mercy devotion
Saint Faustina Kowalska, a young Polish nun, spread the speacial devotion in the 1930s. The message is a reminder of God’s mercy and forgiveness. It calls people to a deeper understanding that God’s love is unlimited and available to everyone — especially the greatest sinners.
The message and devotion to Jesus as The Divine Mercy is based on the writings of St Faustina, who in obedience to her spiritual director, wrote a diary of about 600 pages recording the revelations she received about God’s mercy.
We pray the devotion of the Divine Mercy every Friday at 7 pm.
Italian Shopping Evening for ladies
Get ready for summer and all seasons with a complete make-over from Mandy’s Heaven. They will be showcasing their many gorgeous designs here at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church on Wednesday 5th July. Buy a ticket for £7 which gets you a glass of Prosecco (or non alcoholic alternative) and nibbles, plus the chance to buy Italian affordable clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories. Not only this but the money from the tickets and raffle plus a percentage of what is made on the night will go to our chosen charity EACH (East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices) who offer support to children and young people with life-threatening conditions as well as their families. Please come along and support this worthwhile charity whilst enjoying a well earned night out!
For more information on our new Deacon in training, Des Connors, please read his account of his on-going studies.