PRAYER

“For me, prayer is a surge of the heart;

it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love,

embracing both trial and joy.”
  St Teresa of Lisieux

 

Worship timetable

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AND BENEDICTION

 

Times of Adoration

Every Friday
2pm - 3:30pm

(including Divine Mercy devotions at 3pm)
 
Sat 11am - 12pm

(Confessions available during this hour)
 
Sun 3pm - 4pm

(Holy Hour)
 
St Teresa's
Blessed Sacrament Chapel

Adoration exalts the greatness of the Lord who made us and the almighty power of the Saviour who sets us free from evil
 

(Catechism of the Catholic Church 2628)
 
The Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is not only a very old devotion in our Church, but one that highlights the fundamental mystery of the Holy Eucharist that our Lord is truly present, body and blood, soul and divinity,
in the Blessed Sacrament.
 
The priest places the Blessed Sacrament in a monstrance on the altar for adoration. At the end of the period of adoration, the priest then blesses the congregation with the Blessed Sacrament, making the sign of the cross.

This blessing is known as Benediction.
 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS


Every Friday 3pm

 

Blessed Sacrament Chapel

The message and devotion to Jesus as The Divine Mercy is based on the writings of Saint Faustina Kowalska, an uneducated Polish nun who, in obedience to her spiritual director, wrote a diary of about 600 pages recording the revelations she received about God’s mercy
 
The message of mercy is that God loves us - all of us - no matter how great our sins. He wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others.
 
The chaplet of Divine Mercy is prayed every Friday
 

Read more about the Divine Mercy devotions

at The EWTN website

Click here to hear the chaplet chanted

& here to hear it sung.

PRAYING THE ROSARY

Every week

After Confessions and Adoration on Saturday

12:05pm

During the 3:00pm

Holy Hour on Sunday
 

During Marian Months

October and May

Monday to Friday after Daily Mass

The rosary has been called the preparation for contemplation and the prayer of saints.
 
While the hands and lips are occupied with the prayers, the mind meditates on the mysteries of the Incarnation and Redemption represented by the decades.
 
Find more information at the EWTN website &

How to pray the Rosary

 

 
 

Father Tom

MEDITATION PRAYER GROUP

Meetings are held fortnightly on a Tuesday afternoon

“Meditation is above all a quest. The mind seeks to understand the why and how of the Christian life, in order to adhere and respond to what

the Lord is asking”

 

(Catechism of the Catholic Church 2705)

Katherine Edwards

MONDAY PRAYER GROUP

Meetings are held weekly

Monday 8pm

 

Blessed Sacrament Chapel

Evening of Songs, Bible study and

sharing of God's work in our lives.

Father Tom

SHARING GOD'S WORD

Lectio Divina

Thursday 730pm
2nd & 4th week of the month


Blessed Sacrament Chapel

Lectio Divina is a traditional Benedictine practice of Sharing God’s Word in scriptural reading, meditation and prayer and it is intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God’s Word.

It does not treat Scripture as texts to be studied, but as the Living Word.