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The St Teresa's Parish Bulletin for Sunday, 17th October 2021



Sunday 17 October 2021

Twenty Ninth 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 GospelThe Lord came to serve and give his life as a ransom for many.’ Jesus was sent among us to show us how to live. As his followers, we are called to serve and to give our energy and resources to those around us. It is hard to give what we have to others, our world encourages us to be greedy and selfish to make sure that you get the best deal you can even if it denies others basic human rights. Yet there is a powerful strength in service, to be a servant brings the grace of the Lord’s presence into your life and where Jesus is, his Father is also present. We are to look for the opportunities that are in front of us to help others and give them dignity as God’s loving creation. Lord, for the times that we think we are too good to help others, forgive. Help us to see the opportunities you send to serve others and make are faith something alive and active.



Recently Deceased Mary Sloan, Bridget Garland, Denis Maguire, Betty Mulholland.


Months Mind Nan Moore, Margaret Arthurs, Mary McDermott.

Anniversaries Sr. Brenda Kelly, Anne McKenna, Anthony Sheridan, James Moore,

Paul Doran, Bernadette Davey, Gerald & Kathleen McIlroy.



Candles will burn for Nan & Jimmy Moore, Isabel McCoy, Special Intention.

Offertory Collection Weekly £1,392. Thank you


Mass for the deceased teachers of the Diocese of Down and Connor on Tuesday 2 November 2021 at 7.30pm in Good Shepherd Church (Holy Rosary Parish) Ormeau Road, Belfast and Wednesday 3 November 2021 at 7.30pm in All Saints Church Broughshane Road, Ballymena (Face coverings must be worn by all while entering and exiting church, and for everyone’s well-being, we ask that face coverings continue to be worn by all when moving around the church and at communion time, also strongly recommended even when seated).


Masses will be streamed at Holy Rosary Parish Live Webcam Stream iTech Media Live

Streaming Belfast and 3 November at www.facebook.com/ballymenacatholic/


Mission Sunday Mass RTÉ will televise the celebration of Mass from its Donnybrook

studios in Dublin at 11am for World Mission Sunday on 24 October 2021, as well as

broadcast on LW 252 and on RTÉ Radio 1 Extra. The celebrant will be a Spiritan

Missionary Father Brendan Carr and the Mass will bring together those involved in the

overseas missionary outreach in the Catholic Church in Ireland: Misean Cara, the

Association of Leaders of Missionaries and Religious of Ireland, and Mission Ireland.



Sunday 14 November at 3pm, the Bishops of Ireland will undertake a pilgrimage to

the International Eucharistic and Marian Shrine in Knock, Co Mayo, in the Archdiocese of

Tuam, to concelebrate Mass for all those who have died on the island, and for their

families, during the covid19 pandemic. At the Mass bishops will offer prayers of

thanksgiving for all those who so selflessly sacrificed so much during the pandemic. This Mass will be live-streamed on www.knockshrine.ie and broadcast on the RTÉ News Now digital television channel and online.


The Bishops are asking parishes throughout Ireland to undertake a special church collection on 6 and 7 November 2021 to invite the public to support Trócaire in its work to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in East Africa. There is more information at trocaire.ie


October is Rosary Month to pray the rosary check https://clicktopray.org/wyd-2019-rosary-for-peace/


Parish Lunch Club 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 you will need to book by contacting Sheila 07903 188 313.


Reminder - Parish Draw participants, please hand in your envelopes ready for collection for the coming week.


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.