Calling all the Culture Vultures in Elstree and Borehamwood!

Fr Dominic
Parish Priest

Once again we have a real treat in store for the Parish. “VOSKRESENIJE”, the Resurrection Choir of St. Petersburg will be giving a concert on Saturday 5th October in St. Teresa’s Church, Shenley Road at 7.30pm.

Their visits are a real treat and we are especially privileged as they perform all over this country and we are now an established stop on their annual tour. I urge you to put this date in your diary and invite friends and family to come and listen to these magnificent singers. The added bonus is that they also bring some very beautiful shawls and other items for sale. (I did quite a bit of my Christmas shopping at the concert last year.)

To make it viable for the choir we do need to have a good, big audience. The suggested donation is £10 on the day. There are flyers at the back of the church with the programme details. Please take one and prepare for a treat.

Blessing of Pets

Once again, just after the Feast Day of St. Francis, we have our Annual Blessing of Pets. This takes place on Saturday 5th October at 3.00pm (same day as the Russian Choir). No pet is too big or small. It is a lovely way to honour the animals that make a real difference in your life. For many children it their first experience in caring for, and looking after another creature. For many elderly they are real companions who are not only fussed over but talked to and spoilt. For many they are the motivation to keep fit and get out of the house. So, honour them and bring them to St. Teresa’s for a special blessing.

Parish International Lunch

On Sunday 6th October at 2.00pm in St. Teresa’s Parish Centre we are hosting our Annual International Lunch. We are the most diverse religious community in the town and I am always excited by what delicious treats are presented covering nearly every continent in the world. I am sticking to my Irish roots with Dingle Fish Pie, Guinness Stew and, of course, Irish Stew. I won’t throw the gauntlet down to Fr. Antonio but next year I expect a cracking Chicken Adobo from him. I have completed a short course in Filipino cooking and now have the correct ingredients but am not confident yet. What treats are coming from the Africans, the Spanish, the Portuguese, the Italians, the Indians and Sri Lankans, the Irish, the English, the Scottish and Welsh, the Polish, Croatans and other Eastern Europeans, what about the Japanese, the Koreans, the list is …?