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The St Teresa's Parish Bulletin for Sunday, 14th November 2021

Sunday 14th November 2021

Thirty Third 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’ Tuesday 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).

Sunday Gospel My words will not pass away’. The words of Jesus are life-giving. In every situation that we face in life, in our thoughts and feeling the words of Jesus bring light. Every word he used both consoled and challenged the disciple to draw closer to him. The only way that we will hear the words that he speaks to us today is to spend time in prayer. Giving time over to prayer can be difficult, we can convince ourselves that ‘I have more important things to do’. If prayer is absent from the life of the disciple, faith dies and if faith dies there is no hope and our love for God and one another falls into the darkness of fear and doubt. Jesus makes us a promise that his words will not fail. Make time to listen to what he is saying to you!

November Masses for deceased relatives and friends. Daily Masses during November will be offered for those who have died. If you would like to place the names of your relatives at the altar, please use the forms provided. A word of thanks to the Bethany Group who organised last Friday’s Mass.

Parish Fundraising Ballot Tickets are now available. First prize £100 Cash. Many other prizes will follow. Please take some tickets after Mass and return them as soon as possible.

Months Mind Sean Notarantonio, Briege Garland.

Anniversaries Mark Graham, Martin McLaughlin, Jacqueline Gilmore, Thomas

McCready, James Kelly, Mr & Mrs McArdle, Jane & William Porter,

May Sloan, Billy Donnelly, Gerry Tumelty, James Molloy.

Candles will burn for Fionnuala Kennedy, Robert Hagan.

Offertory Collection Weekly £1,376. Monthly £1,220. Thank you.

Online Theology Open Evening, is this for you? The Priory Institute provides online Theology courses to degree level. Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or from the comfort of your own home. Email to find out more about our Online Open Evening on Thursday 2 December 7pm.

St Teresa’s Nursery School, 24 Bearnagh Glen, Belfast BT11 8HR, OPEN DAY, Tuesday

4 January 2022 from 10am – 12noon for children due to start nursery in September 2022.Please check out our school website: For more details contact 9061 6944.

Devotion to Joseph can lead to a deeper faith and a closer relationship to Jesus and to Mary. Pope Francis emphasised that “faith makes us open to the quiet presence of god at every moment of our lives, in every person and in every situation”. He recognised that Saint Joseph knew this in his heart and this faith allowed him, and will allow us, to move forward although the way may not be clear. Like many today, especially those who might be struggling with the questions of life itself, Joseph had to face some challenging situations. Yet faith sustained and supported him when the scene seemed to be changing and the changes were communicated to him by God. Joseph was able to respond in a positive manner. (Bishop Michael Neary).

From Trocaire Your help is urgently needed in the Emergency Church Collection, to save lives and lift suffering in East Africa. Help lift the terrible human suffering and prevent loss of life now unfolding in the hunger crisis raging across East Africa. The Irish Bishops’ Conference have agreed for an Emergency Church Collection to take place across all parishes in Ireland. Donation envelopes are available in the church porches Thank you so much for whatever compassion you can show.

Accord Marriage Preparation Courses, Belfast 15/16 February 2022 Virtual Interactive Marriage Preparation Programme. Book at

Regina Coeli Women’s Hostel. Please consider some gifts for the residents: NEW socks, underwear, pyjamas, hat, scarf and gloves. Please leave your gift at the hostel or any of the churches.

Alcohol Awareness Week 16 – 22 November 2021. Al-Anon wishes to remind the community that help is available for anyone who needs it. There are no charge fees for membership or attending meetings as Al-Anon is funded solely through members own voluntary donations and a collection will normally be held at each meeting. Meetings usually last an hour and a half. All meetings are listed on the website , or you can call our Confidential Helpline on 02890682368 10am – 1pm or 6pm – 10pm.

St Vincent De Paul Helpline No. 07419326678.

Family Graveside Prayer Eternal light of gentleness and compassion, keep watch over our loved ones resting here. May the light of Your mercy shine on them. May their goodness comfort our souls in times of stress May their memory always live in our hearts. Amen.