Learning to be Loved

We discover more about Jesus as we learn about other people's experience of him. In the Church we share our experience of Jesus with one another and so we grow in knowledge and love of God.

Baptism

We want the best for our children, and the best for them includes being a part of God's family as well as our own. In Baptism, God makes us a part of his family because he loves us.

First Holy Communion

Children in year 3 or above prepare to receive the greatest gift: the Body and Blood of Jesus in Holy Communion, the real presence of his saving love

Confirmation

Young people in year 9 or above prepare to be sealed with the Holy Spirit, the gift of God who empowers and strengthens for service. We encourage them to make their own loving response to Jesus by hearing God's word and acting upon it.

RCIA

Adults find in RCIA a place to share and reflect on their own experience of God and relate it to the experience of Christians throughout the ages. In doing so they come closer to God as revealed to the Church, and so prepare for the Easter Sacraments.

Marriage

God is love. In Marriage a man and a woman proclaim that the love they have for one another comes from God. Marriage is a sign for everyone that Jesus loves his bride, the Church. Just as God's love can never be broken or diminished, so married love is for ever.

Funerals

Although everything living is to draw its last breath, our Christian hope is that we shall live on, being drawn every deeper into the love of God. We celebrate the victory over sin and death which Jesus won in his death and resurrection, and we celebrate our share in that victory.

Welcome to the Catholic Parish of St Teresa Rochford and St Pius X Hockley.

In the Catholic Church we seek to deepen and develop our relationship with the living God as members of his family.

Mass

The source and summit of our lives is the Eucharist, which we celebrate daily. As we experience the loving presence of Jesus in the words of the Bible and in the Blessed Sacrament, we are drawn ever closer to one another and to the Heart of God.

We celebrate God's love for us in a variety of other ways:

Morning & Evening Prayer

The Church offers prayer and worship at set times throughout the world. We take our part in that never-ending praise of God before every Mass.

Holy Hour & Benediction

Just as the first Disciples had the privilege of the physical presence of Jesus, so we share in that great joy by spending and hour with Him in prayer and meditation.

Bible Study

We seek to understand more fully God's will for us as revealed in scripture. Jesus Christ is the Word of God. As we study the Bible, we are drawn closer to him.

Reconciliation

We all stand in need of God's loving mercy and forgiveness, for we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. In the Sacrament of Reconciliation we discover that God loves us no matter what we have done, and is ready to forgive whenever we turn to him in prayer.
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