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The St Teresa's Parish Bulletin for Sunday, 19th September 2021



Sunday 19 September 2021

Twenty Fifth 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.

Missalettes are available, if you want to use one, please do so and then take it home.


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


Sunday Gospel ‘Jesus in the Gospel reminds us of a temptation which we must watch carefully: the anxiety to be the first, to excel over others, which can lurk in every heart. How many times has it happened that a person believes themselves superior, with more acquired rights, with greater privileges to be preserved or conquered? What is the remedy that Jesus proposes when this impulse appears in our hearts and in the mentality of a society or a country? To become the last of all and the servant of all; to be there where no one wants to go, where nothing arrives, in the most distant periphery; and serve, creating spaces of encounter with the last, with the discarded. If power were to be decided for this, if we allowed the Gospel of Christ to reach the depths of our lives, then the globalization of solidarity would truly be a reality. "While in the world, especially in some countries, different forms of wars and clashes reappear, we Christians insist on the proposal to recognize the other, to heal wounds, to build bridges, to forge relationships and to help each other 'to bear one another's burdens"(Gal 6:2)" (Pope Francis).


Recently Deceased Sr Regina Bolan, Nan Moore, Mary McDermott.


Months Mind Anne Cassidy, Robin McCloskey, Celine McCotter, Elizabeth Lily Henry, Michael Quinn, Mary Burns.

Anniversaries Paul Dornan, Bernadette Davey, Gerald McIlroy, Kathleen McIlroy, Frank

Lavery, Roderick Grant, Raymond McConville, Seamus McConville, Maura

Morris, Sr. Catherine O’Connor, Peggy Lowe.


Candles will burn for James, Teresa & Jim Quinn, Special Intention, Anne Cassidy

Offertory Collection Weekly £1,145. Thank you.


Accord Marriage Preparation Belfast Virtual Course 7/8 December 2021 book at accord.ie


Trocaire has announced that £2 million in extra funding has been approved by the UK government that will fund a vital life-changing programme in South Sudan. The government had pledged to match public donations in Northern Ireland to Trócaire’s Lenten Appeal earlier this year up to a maximum of £2 million. The appeal, which ran from February to May 2021, highlighted the challenges faced by people in South Sudan who have had to flee their homes because of years of conflict. Siobhan Hanley, Trócaire’s Head of Region in Northern Ireland, said the result was amazing. “We are absolutely overjoyed to get this news. Once again we asked the people of Northern Ireland to stand in solidarity with those in the developing world and, despite everything going on here in relation to Covid-19, the public stepped up to the plate.


Bishop’s Appeal Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, in the diocese of Down and Connor, the Priests’ Welfare Fund exists to provide the stipend for each priest in active ministry. Your generosity over many years has ensured that the Fund had sufficient reserves to continue to provide a stipend for each priest, even where parish stipend offering decreased significantly. On Sunday 19 September 2021 we are asking for your financial support towards the annual autumn voluntary collection for our priests. We make this appeal to ensure that the Fund can continue to sustain that support. Together with the priests of the diocese I thank you for your kindness and ongoing support and for your generous response to this appeal in support of our priests. I offer my prayerful good wishes to you and to all those who are dear to you. Yours in Christ, +Noel Treanor.


Good Relations Week at Belfast Council To celebrate Good Relations Week, we’re running a number of free online workshops during the week and running into October. Different Cultures, Similar Values - Exploring inclusivity 12 noon – 2pm, Tuesday 21 September, 28 September and 5 October Location: online via Zoom. The workshops will creatively present the dichotomy of the history and culture of the African and Caribbean communities in Belfast under the theme of 'different cultures, similar values’. Through humour, poetry and song, video clips and audience interaction, each session is designed to prompt candid dialogue amongst attendees. Each workshop will cover a different theme and you can register to attend all three. To reserve your free place, contact goodrelations@belfastcity.gov.uk.


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.


Prayer of the 52 International Eucharistic Congress We give you thanks Lord Jesus Christ, because, in the Eucharist, source of love, you gather your people and nourish them with the Bread of Life and the Chalice of Salvation: the memorial of your passion, death and resurrection. The strength that you give us through your sacrifice and your presence enables us to be for others bread which nourishes and wine which gives joy, and humble servants of reconciliation between churches and nations, proclaiming in action and in word that you alone are the Lord, the source of every life. Amen.


QUB Catholic Chaplaincy The Catholic Chaplaincy at Queen’s University has reopened for the academic year. We are a vibrant community of faith and friendship at the heart of campus where students feel welcome, listened to, valued and supported. For more on our liturgy schedule, events, facilities and amazing Café, visit qubcatholic.org. We can’t wait to welcome you.

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