Shop & Give this Christmas
Use the Giving Machine and raise free donations for our church when you do your Christmas shopping via www.TheGivingMachine.co.uk. All you need to do is to register and then remember to go through them whenever you are shopping online. If you would like help in registering, please speak to Anna Watkins. For more information go to the website or speak to Anna.
Requiem Mass for Robert Sanders
Please be aware that the correct time and date for the Requiem Mass of Robert Sanders is 11.30am on Thursday 26th October.
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Please note that this is a Holy Day of Obligation. The Mass times have had to be changed due to a prior important appointment. The Mass for the Assumption will be at 7.30pm on Tuesday 15th August. (there will be no vigil Mass as stated in last week’s newsletter).
Please note the children’s liturgy will return after the holidays on Sunday 10th September. All primary school aged children are welcome.
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!
On Wednesday 17th May, Bishop Alan will be making his pastoral visit to St. Theresa’s Church in Stansted. There will be a Mass at 7.30pm that evening in which Bishop Alan will be Confirming our group of Confirmation Candidates; Edward, Olivia, Cecil, Sophie, Melissa and Michael. Please continue to pray for them. Following the Mass, there will be light refreshments in the Parish Centre and an opportunity to meet the Bishop. We do hope that everyone will be able to make it.
Quiz Night at St. Theresa’s
Please join us for this fundraising quiz night next Saturday 13th May 7pm for 7.30pm in the parish centre. Tickets are £10 on the door but please add your names to the list in the church porch so we have some ideas of numbers. Please bring your own food and drink. All proceeds will go to the Children in Yemen Famine Appeal. All donations will be gratefully received. For more information, please contact David Morson on 850209.
Stewards of the Gospel
You should all have now received a short form requesting feedback from our parish’s Steward of the Gospel, Keith McDowall. Please could you complete this and return it to the box in the church porch by Sunday 26th February if possible. Your views are very important and this collection of feedback from our parish will be sent back to the Diocese. If you have mislaid your form, please download a copy here and return it to the church or scan it and email it back to the address at the bottom of the form. Many thanks.
We are very grateful that Ann Cassidy-Jones (Deputy Head and Head of RE at St. Joseph’s School) will be running the new Liturgy Sessions.
They are due to start on Sunday 5th March and will be 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. They will be held on the first Sunday of each month.
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.
We also ask that whilst the sessions are taking place that this room is not used as it would normally be used to take younger children and babies who are becoming restless. As it will only be for a part of the Mass once a month, we ask that those younger parishioners be taken into the foyer at the front of the church. We apologise for any inconvenience and invite you to use St. Theresa’s room on all other occasions when Children’s Liturgy is not taking place.
This year we are invited to show our love and support for those struggling for existence in Bolivia, the poorest country in South America.
Please remember to return your CAFOD envelopes with your donations.
Please read Fr. Dominic Howarth’s reflections on their last visit to Calais.
Village Celebration of Christmas
An Ecumenical service with readings and carols top be celebrated at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church this year on 19th December. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments served afterwards in the Parish Centre.
St. John’s Ambulance Carol Concert
Start off the Christmas season on 5th December by joining us for a Carol Concert here at St. Theresa’s Church, organised by St. John’s Ambulance. Admission free. Everyone welcome.
Village Celebration of Christmas
St. Theresa’s Church is proud to be hosting this year’s Celebration of Christmas for the village of Stansted Mountfitchet. This event will be on 19th December at 3pm in our Church. Please join us for Christmas carols and readings. everyone is welcome. There will be refreshments in the parish centre afterwards. There will also be a collection for the Red Cross Refugee Fund.
St. Theresa’s Got Talent! Talent contest
Saturday 14th November
Thank you to all those who took part or came along to this event. Here are some photos from the night.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Parish BBQ on Saturday. As always, this was a fun filled event featuring this year a fun treasure hunt around Stansted to incorporate the Ride and Stride event being held on the same day. A huge thank you to all those who helped out at the event with setting up and tidying away and special thanks to John O’Brien for organising and to Keith McDowall for cooking. Thank you to all who brought along food to share too.
A celebration of Liberty
All are welcome to the event of music, song and drama performed by local singers and actors on Friday 25th September on the theme of the Magna Carta. It will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Stansted at 7.30pm. This has been organised by CTS – Churches Together in Stansted.