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The St. Teresa's Parish Bulletin for Sunday, 17th July 2022

Sunday 17 July 2022,

Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

(Year C)

Synod 2023: Communion, Participation, Mission.

Sunday Gospel At the heart of the message of Christ is the work of the gospel. That work is first and foremost prayer and then the service of others. We serve Christ by listening to what he says to us and then putting those words into action. Oftentimes when people are at prayer they think they should be doing some good work. Others, when they are doing something good for others, they think they should be praying. Martha and Mary compared themselves to each other, but Jesus knew the value of what both were doing. The better part of the Christian life is to recognise that there is a time for prayer and a time for service.

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

Weekday Masses St Teresa’s Monday to Saturday 10am, St Matthias’ Tuesday to Thursday 10am.

Confessions Before Saturday Vigil Mass and on request.

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

Recently Deceased Eileen Murray, Fr Paul Madden.

Months Mind Mary Harraghy.

Anniversaries Anne Cassidy Rose Ellen Donnelly, Fr Gerard Smith, James Mallon.

Birthday Mass James Mallon (60th).

Candle Burning this week for Anne Cassidy.

Offertory Collection £1 419. Thank you.

Grandparents and Day for those who are older. A coffee morning will take place after 10am Mass on Monday 25 July 2022 in the Parish Centre. All are welcome.

Parish Priest’s notice If you plan to marry in St Teresa’s Parish you are expected to give at least 28 days notice of the date of the ceremony to the Registrar’s Office at Belfast City Hall. Notification can only be given by those who intend to marry and, as adults, it is their responsibility.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will not take place during August. New adorers are needed for September 2022.

Join over 1000 young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival. The festival takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare from Thursday 11 August to Sunday 14 August 2022. If you want to come, you will need to book online. Also, you may want to book a place on a free bus, details to follow. For all frequently asked questions, online booking links and free bus information click the links below. For any other queries, please contact the National Office at or ring 01 6753690.

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Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes This week Bishop Treanor is leading pilgrims to Lourdes, we remember them in prayer as they are praying for us at the Grotto. Prayer of consecration to Mary: I Choose You Today, Mary, in the presence of the angels and saints of heaven, for my Mother and Queen. I consecrate to you, in obedience and love, all that I am, all that I have, and all the good that I may do, putting myself and all that belongs to me entirely at your service, for the greater glory of God and the salvation of souls.

Lough Derg Re-Opens Lough Derg welcomes Pilgrims again with a full Pilgrimage programme this summer. Three Day Pilgrimage: 1st June - 15th August. One Day Retreats and guided Pilgrim Path experience: Dates in May and late August through September. Booking essential for all. All booking information at email

Knock Shrine Novena 2022 A Journey of Hope leads us towards thinking and reflecting more deeply on the Synod and the questions that remain at the heart of our discourse. We look to the future with the hope of renewal, for God’s guidance and pray that this Novena will offer pilgrims the chance for reflection and discussion. Throughout the days of the Novena from the 14 – 22 August, there will be a ‘Synod Tent’, a space to learn more about the Synodal Pathway and what it means for all of us. Daily sessions will take place in the Synod Tent at 12 noon with a facilitator present each day to provide structure and facilitate questions and group discussion. Novena Ceremonies will take place at 3pm and 8pm in the Basilica.

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