Our Parish Priest is Fr Martin Kershaw
Phone - 01744 23128
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Morning Mass 11:15 a.m.
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While we were staying in Yorkshire, the staff were inspired by the Benedictine prayer book used at Ampleforth by their schools and the wider community.
We decided to create an online St Teresa's Prayer book. We hope that it will help our children and staff with their prayer life in school. We would like parents and families to use the book to pray alongside us at home. We also hope to encourage the parish community to join us in prayer wherever they are, as well as during our monthly Masses.
We have included the school prayer - written by the children - as well as many traditional prayers you will be familiar with. The daily prayers (Morning, Grace before meals and Evening) that are said in school are also included. Some prayers used in Mass, as well as some Psalms, feature in the book and we included some Carmelite prayers as we have links with the Carmelite community going back decades.
We would welcome any comments/suggestions from families. The book can be added to over time if people wish.
The book is in Word and PDF format.
If people have difficulty reading these please let us know.
It was a very sad down for the town when The Sisters from Carmel Monastery left St Helens at the end of last month.
They have been a much treasured contemplative presence in Eccleston for over 101 years. The people of St Helens and beyond, Catholic and non-Catholic, have been supported by the sisters in so many ways and especially through their prayers and wise counsel. The people and priests of the area have supported the sisters in practical ways by celebrating daily Mass, running errands, tending to their garden and providing transport for the sisters. Others will have provided expertise and assistance when the convent was remodelled and decorated 25 years ago.
The children, parents and staff from neighbouring primary schools will remember visits to the sisters on the feast of St Teresa of Avila in October, bringing gifts at harvest time and celebrating the birth of Christ with carols, readings and a nativity play. The sisters took a great delight and interest in local families and were always glad to hear news about sons, daughters and grandchildren as well as sharing our sorrows. The sisters have lived a challenging way of life among us for a century and will be missed.
We will continue to remember them in our prayers as we pray for God's blessing on them.
Friday 3rd October 2014, saw the first termly mass where the School and Parish came together to worship. The mass was a special time for everyone and the behaviour and attitude of the children was exemplorary; something that was commented upon by staff and parishoners alike.
We hope that the services will continue in a similarily successful manner and we welcome you all to join us at the next mass.