Christmas Services 2019
For a complete schedule of our Christmas services, including extended Confession periods and carol singing, please see our Christmas Services 2019 page.
|Saturday||Sunday Vigil Mass||6:00 pm||St Teresa|
|Sunday||Sunday Mass||8:30 am||Ss John Fisher and Thomas More|
|Sunday||Sunday Mass||10:00 am||St Teresa|
|Sunday||Sunday Mass||12:00 noon||Ss John Fisher and Thomas More|
|Monday||Mass||9:15 am||St Teresa|
|Tuesday||Mass||9:15 am||St Teresa|
|Wednesday||No Mass||No Mass||No Mass|
|Thursday||Mass||9:15 am||St Teresa|
|Friday||Mass||9:15 am||St Teresa|
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
On most Sundays at the 10:00 am Mass at St Teresa’s at the noon Mass at Ss John Fisher and Thomas More, we invite our young children to hear and reflect on the Scriptures at a level they can understand. After the initial prayers, the celebrant invites pre-First Holy Communion children to gather at the foot of the altar. He blesses them and sends them from the church with their leaders.
During Children’s Liturgy of the Word, all elements of the Mass are included: the Gospel reading, the psalm, a reflection, the Creed, and an intercessory prayer. When children are older and remain in church, the action will be familiar.
Parents are welcome to accompany children who may not be comfortable coming alone at first. Leaders read the Scriptures, lead prayers, and engage with the children in a reflection.
Volunteers of all ages, from teens to mature adults, are welcome to join the Children’s Liturgy Team.
Holy Days of Obligation
Please note that for Holy Days of Obligation, we normally have three Masses during the day: 7:00 am (Ss John Fisher and Thomas More), 9:15 am (St Teresa’s) and 7:30 pm (St Teresa’s). The Holy Days in England and Wales are:
- Epiphany of the Lord (6 January*)
- Ascension of the Lord (Thursday after 6th Sunday of Easter: i.e., 21 May 2020 | 13 May 2021 | 26 May 2022)
- St Peter and St Paul (29 June*)
- Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (15 August*)
- All Saints (1 November*)
- Christmas Day (25 December)
* According to a decision of the Bishops’ Conference (1984) Holy Days which fall on Saturday or Monday are transferred to the Sunday.
|Saturday||Confessions||10:00 am||St Teresa|
|Saturday||Confessions||5:00 pm||St Teresa|
|Thursday||Rosary||After 9:15 Mass||St Teresa|
|Friday||Rosary||6:30 pm||St Teresa|
Confessions also available on request.
- Sunday, 24 November at 5:00 pm
- Saturday, 21 December 2019 at 3:00 pm followed by Christmas Party