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The St Teresa’s Parish Bulletin for Sunday, 16th January 2022



Sunday 16th January 2022

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

(Year C)

Synod 2023: Communion, Participation, Mission.

Caith do phuicin, Glan do lamha.


Sunday Gospel The miracle at the wedding in Cana teaches the followers of Jesus that he speaks to us through the presence of others. Mary, as our mother, teaches us what we are to do: what Jesus wants us to do. His command is simple, he asks us to do God’s will, to love one another. What is important for us is to experience that love, to allow the love of Christ to enter into our hearts and transform us just as the water was transformed in to the bounty of wine. We are called to experience that abundance by putting everything else to the side and focusing on what God has done for us by bringing us into his family that see everyone as equal in the sight of the heavenly Father.

Dates for 2022

  • Ash Wednesday 2 March 2022,

  • Sacrament of Confirmation 9 March 2022,

  • Easter Sunday 17 April 2022,

  • First Holy Communion 7 May 2022.


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.


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


Please note that Holy Communion only leaves the church by arrangement.


Recently deceased Ellen Moan, Winifred McGurk, Geraldine Moylan, Deirdre O’Connor.


Anniversaries Rita & John Magee, Martin Kane, Winnie O’Connor, Joe Crilly,

Marilyn Nolan, Jean Crozier, Monica Beataie, Joseph McLaughlin,

Michael Guiney, Margaret Captain, Peter Rea, Margaret McGlone,

Sam McGuire, John McKenna, Brendan & Patricia McBrien,

John McGrogan.


Offertory Collection £ 1,049. Thank you.


Spiritual Challenges in Later Life with Sr Una Agnew hosted by Drumalis, via Zoom from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm (25 Jan, 1, 8, 15 & 22 Feb 2022). Spiritual well-being in later life is a potential that needs to be explored, even as it is happening within us and among us. During this series we will explore together this rich season of grace that we call ageing. Suggested Donation: £50 per person. For further details or to book a place, please contact Drumalis during office hours 028 2827 2196 or email drumalis@btconnect.com.


Preparing for Marriage? Catholic Engaged Encounter a Marriage Preparation course is planned for 9/10 April 2022 in The Drummond Hotel, Ballykelly, Co. Derry. This 2-day non-residential course is a positive way of preparing for Marriage where you will discover how you can enrich your future relationship. Information/Booking: marriageencounter.ie or 028276 38512.


Sunday, 23 January 2022, marks the beginning of Catholic Schools Week 2022. During this week, we aim to celebrate the unique contribution that Catholic schools, both primary and post-primary, make to supporting each other and living out Jesus’ message of the Gospel. This year’s theme is ‘Catholic Schools: Living Life to the Full’. Our parish is joining in the celebrations.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022 Creator of light, illuminate our path by the light of Christ who moves before us and leads us. May he be a beacon for our pilgrimage. Enlighten us and dwell within us. Guide us to discover a manger in our hearts where a great light still shines.


Inter-Church Courses If you are planning a wedding ceremony in St Teresa’s Church, please book an online, inter-church programme adapted to meet the needs of couples of different faiths who have chosen to marry in a Catholic Church at accordni.com

Age NI winter helpline; If you need help to stay warm or if you know an older person struggling this winter, contact the Age NI Advice and Advocacy Service on 0808 808 7575.

Blood Donation Services NIBTS headquarters building is situated within the grounds of the Belfast City Hospital Complex, Lisburn Road, BT9 7TS. Free car parking is available for blood donors with the car parks located at the front and side of the building. Opening Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30am to 8pm. Please note, appointments are required to give blood. Call 08085 534 653.


St Vincent De Paul Helpline No. 0741 9326678.


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