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The St. Teresa's Parish Bulletin for Sunday, 19th June 2022



Sunday 19 June 2022

The Most Holy Body And Blood Of Christ

(Corpus Christi) Monday,

Week 12 Year C

Synod 2023: Communion, Participation, Mission.



Sunday Gospel Most of the Gospel stories that tell of Jesus feeding his followers, use four simple words: took, blessed, broke and shared. These words go to the heart of his mission and teaching. Of all the things in the world that could remind us of Jesus and his life, he took bread. Simple and ordinary bread is the way that Jesus wanted to be remembered, bread is life-giving, Jesus is the Bread of Life. Because bread is essential for life, he blessed it giving thanks to the Father in the ancient Jewish tradition, reminding us that we are set free from the slavery to sin and the old way of life. Just as his body was broken on the cross to bring new life, the bread is broken to be shared among us so that we can become his body, dying to sin and rising to glory. Jesus’ life is given to us in the Eucharist, may it become for us the bread of life.


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 Gerard Magee, Mary Harraghy.


Months Mind Mary Kelly, Margaret McCrisken, Margaret Bradley.

Anniversaries Patricia Armstrong, Ciss Carabine, Anthony Weldon, Joseph Rice,

Nora Howard, Henry Rooney.


Candles will burn for George McDonagh.


Offertory Collection £1 442. Thank you.


Mary’s Meals Divis and Black Mountain 5k/10k Walk Mary’s Meals is currently feeding over 2.2 million children, a daily school meal across 20 countries. Our annual ‘Step by Step to Feed the Next Child’ sponsored walk, will take place on 25 June 2022 at 10.30 along the Divis and Black Mountain Trails. 5k or 10k routes available. It’s a great opportunity to walk in solidarity with the children Mary’s Meals feeds while raising awareness and much needed funds. Registration will be in the Lower Car Park (Divis Road). All welcome to participate (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult). For more information contact Suzanne

07825 449133, email info@marysmeals.org or visit www.marysmeals.org.uk . Free shuttle bus available see www.ourplaceinspace.earth/belfast .


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

Day for Life is celebrated on the Third Sunday of June, which this year is the 18/19 June 2022. The focus this year is the care of the elderly, chosen because of the tragic impact of COVID on elderly people, and the fact they are most threatened by the possible legislation of Assisted Suicide.


The Day for Valuing Older Persons. There are many challenges which we face; the way in which we provide care for older persons, its cost and the means of payment, the shortage of staff in care homes, the time and energy needed to help older people feel valued and wanted. Many feel they have become a burden or can feel treated as a burden, a ‘bed-blocker’, or a nuisance because they move more slowly, struggle with more physical challenges and live a different rhythm of life. They often feel vulnerable and worry when they hear talk about and even concrete proposals for the legislation of assisted suicide and euthanasia. We share their concerns and in better valuing older persons need to find new ways of building bridges by our actions.


Sycamore is an informal course about the Christian faith and its relevance for life today. It gives you space to meet other people, share ideas, explore your beliefs, and think about questions that really matter. If you are interested in knowing more about Sycamore, visit the website for more resources, training and information. For information about Sycamore go to https://www.sycamore.fm .


Living Church Lough Derg Pilgrimage 2022. Living Church Office is running its annual pilgrimage from Friday 24 June – Sunday 26 June 2022. There will be a coach to take us to Lough Derg, leaving from Glengall Street, Belfast (the side of Europa Hotel), at 9am on Friday 24 June 2022 to take us to Lough Derg, and it returns around 2pm on Sunday 26 June. The fee is £70, inclusive of the coach, and is payable on the day at the coach. The Pilgrimage will be led by Fr Brain Daly and Jim Deeds. For your booking form and more information, please email livingchurch@downandconnor.org .


St Vincent De Paul Helpline No. 0741 9326678