The Word of God is a source of encouragement and consolation for the faithful of God. it is Jesus who speaks when the Scriptures are read in church. Even when we read these readings to ourselves privately we are invited to listen for the voice of the Lord of Life.

How many readings?

At every Catholic service, there is at least one reading from scripture. At the principal funeral service, there are usually two, (a Gospel reading: and a reading taken from elsewhere in the Old or New Testaments).

Who reads them?

The Gospel reading is read by the priest or deacon. The other Scripture reading(s) may be read by family members or friends. Please be sure to choose a reader who is able to read clearly and audibly, so that those present guests will be able to hear the reading you have chosen. (If you feel that family members or friends will not be able to read, then please let the priest know, and he will happily arrange for one of the regular parish readers to read the chosen readings at the funeral.

More News and Information

First Holy Communion Mass today

We offer all our prayers to the children who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist today at 11 am Mass. They and their families have been preparing hard throughout the year with our parish catechists and Canon Alan and at last, their hard work is...

The World Meeting of Families

The Church of St Therese of Lisieux is hosting the Northern Deanery Mass to celebrate the World Meeting of Families 2022 on Wednesday the 22nd of June at 6 pm. The Theme this year is 'Family Love: A Vocation and a Path to Holiness' Everyone is invited to attend the...

Reminder – No Mass on Friday or Saturday mornings this week

Canon Alan is at an ordination in Birmingham and so there will be no Mass, either in person or Livestream, on the morning of Friday 3rd June or Saturday 4th June. The Saturday Evening vigil Mass will still take place.

Read the May edition of the Catholic Voice

The May edition of the Catholic Voice newspaper is now available to pick up at the back of the church. There is also an online electronic edition which you can get to by clicking the image below. For the eagle-eyed among you you may have noticed a small article about...

The National Office for Vocations saying Thank you to our priests

We are all called, we all have a vocation.

Do not be afraid to become fully alive, fully yourself.

Reflecting on Vocations in our Diocese

Canon Alan reflected on the state of play of Vocations in our Diocese as he completes a year in the role as Director of Vocations. It is clear that in our Diocese there is a need for raising the profile of a vocation in the religious life. The Diocese currently has...

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for 2022 World Day of Vocations

The fourth Sunday of Easter is traditionally known as Vocations Sunday or Good Shepherd Sunday as, in today’s gospel reading, Jesus says, ‘I am the Good Shepherd: the good shepherd is the one who lays down his life for his sheep’. Pope Francis has released his message...

The parish hosts the fantastic Charity Concert

We were fortunate to present a Charity Concert in aid of the Parish funds on the 24th of April 2022. The audience was thoroughly entertained by a varied diet of Music sung by our Parishioner Megan Moffitt and guitarist John Forsythe MBE. Taking works from classical...

Charity Concert this afternoon

Remember our Charity Concert this afternoon! The perfect way to end your Easter week. St Therese of Lisieux is excited to present Soprano, Megan Moffitt and Classical Guitarist John Forsyth MBE, performing, “Music for a While”. Their programme includes works by...

How to use our new contactless donation system

Those parishioners who have been able to attend Mass over the Easter season may have seen our new Contactless donation device at the back of Church. This system does not replace our existing forms of donation such as in the collection basket or via standing order, but...

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