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The St. Teresa's Parish Bulletin for Sunday, 1st May 2022

Sunday 1 May 2022

Third Sunday of Easter

(Year C)

Synod 2023: Communion, Participation, Mission.

Sunday Gospel Jesus asked Peter three time do you love me? Of course Jesus knew the answer to the question, but he wanted to make sure that also Peter knew the answer. Peter denied Jesus three times and the Lord asks for his love three times. It was Jesus’ way of renewing Peter’s faith, he was prepared to forgive Peter and to start again, giving a new faith to his first disciple. The Resurrection of Jesus is the gift that renews our faith, hope and love, it brings about the ability within our loves to transform all our denials and waywardness so that from our hearts we can truthfully love God and our neighbour.

Sunday Masses

- Holy Spirit Vigil 5pm (Saturday),

- St Matthias’ 10am,

- St Teresa’s 12noon.

Week day Masses

- St Teresa’s Monday to Saturday (FHC) 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).

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament St Matthias’ Thursday after Mass until 12noon, St Teresa’s Friday after Mass until 6pm. Please consider an hour of prayer at this time.

First Friday Week those who are sick will be attended as usual.

First Holy Communion Saturday 7 May 2022 10am and 12 noon.

Recently deceased Gerard Kerr, Gerald Mcllhatton, Nora Largey.

Month’s Mind Cathy Thompson.

Anniversaries Vincent Fegan, Arthur O’Reilly, Kathleen Gribbin, Joe Donnelly, Liam Donnelly, Paul & Charles Montgomery, Dermot Walsh, Sean Harrison, Eileen O’Kane, James Kane.

Candles will burn for Vincent Fegan.

Offertory Collection £1 453. Fundraising £528. Thank you.

May Rosary at the Church of the Holy Spirit Grotto. You are welcome to pray the Rosary at the Grotto on the Sundays of May at 3pm with an intention for peace and reconciliation in the world. If you have time please come along. Our Lady, Queen of the Rosary, pray for us.

Tenth World Meeting of Families, as announced in a video message by Pope Francis, will be held in a “polycentric and widespread” format and will have different features than meetings in previous years. However, the event, already postponed one year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, cannot ignore the different global situation caused by this healthcare emergency. The main event will therefore be held in Rome, which will be attended by delegates from Episcopal Conferences all around the world as well as representatives from international movements involved in pastoral care for families. At the same time, each diocese is invited to organise similar events in their own local communities. Search romefamily2022.

Sincere thanks to all who contributed so generously to the recent Special Collection for Ukraine. Nationally, this collection has raised, to date over €3.25 million. The war in Ukraine, and the terrible suffering which has resulted, has seen a tremendous outpouring of compassion and generosity from our parish communities. Your contributions will bring much-needed relief to those in the region whose lives and livelihoods have been devastated. The funds raised will be used by the international Catholic Church agency, Caritas Internationalis, which is currently operating on the ground in Ukraine and its surrounding areas. We continue to keep the people of Ukraine in our thoughts, praying for peace and an end to this appalling humanitarian crisis.

Twentieth Year of Clonard Lourdes Pilgrimage. Monday 12 – Saturday 17 September 2022 Flight direct from Belfast International to Lourdes. Staying at 4-star Mediterranée Hotel full board at £725 per person. To book a place call 07749 877788 or Clonard Reception 9044 5950 for more information

Trócaire will be hosting a special Spring Gala Concert at Clonard Monastery, Belfast at 7.30pm on Friday 20th May with performances from Margaret Keys, The Priests and St Dominic’s Girls’ School Choir. Tickets are free of charge but donations will be gratefully received on the night of the concert with all donations matched by the UK government in support of the 2022 Lent Appeal. To reserve tickets, visit and search ‘Clonard Concert Belfast’, email or call 028 9080 8030.

Congratulations to this month’s parish draw winners:

M. Moorehead, D. Tracey, P. McCann, M. Harrison, G. Owens.

St Vincent De Paul Helpline No. 0741 9326678.