Newsletters during the Coronavirus for Totton/Lyndhurst

Fr Gerry’s Homily is on the parish webpage

Here are the July 2020 100 Club winners:


1.      Christine Bourne


2.      Geraldine Elliot


3.      Juanita Jenkins


Note: We remind our parishioners that we have resumed our Mass times for weekday and Sunday Masses.

For St Theresa’s Totton

Saturday vigil Mass at 6.00 pm

Sunday Mass: 6.00 pm

Monday: 9.30 am

Tuesday: 9.30 am

Wednesday: 9.30 am

Our Lady’s & St Edward Lyndhurst

Thursday: 10.00 am

Sunday Mass: 9.00 am

Note: For parishioners and friends of our parish who wish to write a cheque in favour of St. Theresa’s Totton, please write as follows: PRCDTR Totton

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Our churches reopen


After the three months of lockdown. We are delighted that the government is allowing places of worship to open for Holy Mass by following the guidelines laid down. Many thanks to the Health and Safety team who have introduced the social distancing and safety procedures and the stewards needed to welcome safely back all our parishioners and visitors to both our churches.


Also, we have been busy preparing the church as laid down by the guidelines; available sanitise for hands on entry/leaving, floor markings and signage etc.


There are changes to the way we attend and move round the church to ensure the safety of those attending.

Stewards will be there to monitor your safety and direct you to your seat, there is a limit to the number that can sit in the church, so we have had to reduce the number of available seating indicated by a green tick, red cross are not for seating on.


Stewards will direct you for Holy Communion.


We are observing one metre distancing and of course face coverings are required, I do have a supply if you forget to bring yours.


There will be no offertory procession or collection during Mass, but a box is available in the porch for you to leave your offering.


Gathering in groups in the church after Mass is not permitted, so please leave the church straight after Mass, starting from the backrow and leaving under the guidance of the Stewards, then out onto the church grounds grass area, were you will be able to chat to those you haven't seen for a while, bearing in mind social distancing.


Refreshments will not be available after Mass.


Please note: that only in a dire emergency there will be no

toilet facilities.


All this will only continue until we return to normality without any restrictions due to this terrible pandemic.


I remind you, that please be assured that you are currently not obliged to attend Sunday Mass.


Out of concern for others, you ought not to attend if the following apply:

1)You are sick, for example, if you are experiencing cold or flu like symptoms,


2) You are experiencing symptoms of a serious illness, or if you are in the “vulnerable” category (the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, people with long term conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart conditions etc.)


3)It is envisaged that the Sunday obligation will not be imposed until the latter phases of the lifting of restrictions.



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31st May

Congratulations to winners of 100 Club, Friends of St Theresa’s of the Child Jesus Church Totton, for the month of May 2020:

Rosemary Bugbee

Jean Taplin

Margaret Jarvis


Coronavirus Appeal

Coronavirus (Covid-19) has now spread worldwide, with confirmed cases in several countries where we work. Its spread to countries with poor health systems will be devastating. Our local experts need your support to continue protecting lives.

Catholics admitted to Hospitals

It is important when a Catholic is admitted to hospital, the family ensure that the Catholic Chaplaincy is contacted so that appropriate support can be given. As access to the hospital may be restricted, it is suggested that the patient have a note to give to hospital staff on admission notifying staff that they are Catholic and would appreciate the Catholic chaplaincy service. This could be followed up by a telephone call from the family to the ward making the request.

Thank you from CAFOD

Many thanks for sending in the Lent fast day collection especially in these difficult times. Please thank the parishioners from Lyndhurst for their generous donation of £259 and from Totton for £816.63​


Message from Fr Gerry  19th April

I celebrate Mass everyday for the intentions of our parishioners, and for God to save his children from this deadly scourge. Let us continue to pray for one another that we keep well.

It is with sadness that we have to announce the passing of, Hilary Kathleen Hartley-Ayres, Mary Raphael Burton and Michelle Brigid Morrison. Please pray for the repose of their souls and also for healing and consolation for their families at this sad time, may they Rest In Peace and Rise in Glory.

Please pray for the following members of our community who are ill or housebound: Bella Calder, Claire Sorrell, Tony Wright, John Tobin, Christopher Brown, Peggy Crooke, Greg Borkowski, Jay Dosanjh, John Vidal, Clara Nolan, Eve Barry, Ray & Mary Templeman, Chris Phelan, Miss Fahim, Alaric Rosman and Mary Taylor. For all those in nursing homes or hospital and other Parish Family members who are ill or need our prayers.

Spiritual Communion:

Prayer of St Alphonsus Liguori - For the times in the days and weeks ahead where you will be unable to attend Mass and receive Holy Communion, you can still reach out to Christ in the Blessed Sacrament with an act of Spiritual Communion. When you are watching a livestream of the Mass, at the time when you would normally receive Communion you can instead say this prayer (written by the 18th Century Italian Saint Alphonsus Liguori):

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament.

I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen


Masses on the internet:  You can find many daily Masses from different Catholic parishes available on the internet. Go to; :  and Also here: For Sunday Mass with Fr Denis McBride, Redemptorist scholar

Financial support for the parish: For many of you this crisis will involve financial hardship and I do understand that. But, this crisis will also significantly affect the upkeep of our parishes. I'd like to thank those who are continuing to contribute by Standing Order or Direct debit. For those who use the envelope scheme or give cash each Sunday, perhaps you will consider setting aside an amount each week that you can afford. You could put the contribution in a marked envelope and keep it until such a time when it can be handed in. If you wish to contribute by Standing Order or Direct Debit instead please contact the parish office.

To Fr David, Fr Abraham, Fr George, Fr Gerry

and Deacons Anthony, Ian, Stephen, and Steve

Easter is a time to give thanks for the new life

given through Christ’s resurrection.

It is also a time to ask God’s blessings for you,

For all you give and all you do.

With Gratitude and Prayers

from your Parishioners.

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