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The St Teresa's Parish Bulletin for Sunday, 12th September 2021

Sunday 12 September 2021

Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Sunday Masses Holy Spirit vigil 5pm (Saturday), St Matthias’ 10am, St Teresa’s 12noon.

Week day Masses St Teresa’s Monday to Saturday 10am.

St Matthias’ Wednesday to Thursday 10am.

Confessions Saturday evening before Mass and on request.

To book a wedding or baptism, please contact the parish office (better to email).

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place this Friday 17 September 2021. New adorers are needed please consider an hour between 11am and 6pm.

Sunday Gospel ‘Who do you say that I am?’ Jesus had brought his disciples to a point on their journey with him. He asks the question to call on their understanding of his mission. They know he is a prophet that he has been sent by the Father to proclaim the Kingdom. Jesus wanted to discover their faith in him, indeed, that he was not only a holy man, a prophet, a wandering teacher, but the Son of the Living God! Peter declared his faith, his personal faith in Jesus as Saviour. We can say many different things about Jesus, but true faith brings us to the point where we can declare that Jesus is God’s Son who comes among us to save us from our sins and give us the promise of the Kingdom, eternal life in his name.

Recently Deceased Rosetta Ryan, Thomas Kerr, Patrick Daly, Gerry Murphy.

Anniversaries Joseph & Margaret Reid, John Burns, Harry Holland, Christy Porter.

Candles will burn for Joe Donnelly, Mr & Mrs Donnelly, Thomas Morton.

Offertory Collection Weekly £1,197. Monthly £1,099. Thank you.

Parish Centre Lunch Club, Mondays at 1 30pm. It is important that you speak with your family/friends/next of kin about your decision to come back to the lunch club. Covid 19 is still very active in the community and while we will do everything we can to reduce risk it cannot be eliminated. If you plan to attend please book by contacting Sheila 07903 188 313.

Prayers for the Season of Creation Creator God, as we celebrate the season of creation, teach us to see your footprints in the beauty of creation. Inspire us to care for the earth, to respect the rights of all people, and all living species to share in your gifts today, and to be always mindful of those who come after us. God of all life, we give thanks for the gift of the earth, our common home. At this time, many people, the oceans, and the ecosystems of the earth are struggling to survive. Help us to change our ways and guide us to live a life that is not centred exclusively on ourselves but on the needs of others and the worship of you as our ultimate concern. At this time in human history, we are mindful that the survival of our planet and the well-being of humanity are threatened. Let us pray that UN Agreements to reduce global warming and to care for the poor will be honoured by governments throughout the world. Give courage to world leaders as they meet in the coming months to make crucial decisions for our common home. Lord, hear us.

All welcome to Northern Ireland’s First Climate Festival; There’ll be musicians, comedians, performers, artists and much more to entertain the whole family and spread the joy. This is a family-friendly event and there will be a whole host of musicians, performers, artists, comedians, local business and environmental group stalls & activities. It’s free to attend – so bring your all your friends and family! Sunday 19 September 2021, 1pm-7pm at the Stormont Estate Eventbrite

St Vincent de Paul helpline numbers 028903 51561 / 0741 9326678.

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