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The St. Teresa’s Parish Bulletin for Sunday, 20th November 2022



Sunday 20 November 2022

Our Lord Jesus Christ King Of The Universe.

Synod 2023: Communion, Participation, Mission.


Sunday Gospel The kingship of Christ is not of this world. It is a title that comes to him because of his cross and Resurrection. Through the cross of Christ comes about the mysterious power of the Father’s love. He accepts the work and mission of Christ as the means to eternal life for all who believe in his name, and the authority it has over the world. Christ’s kingship comes because he has conquered sin and death an brought us to the glory and promise of heaven. Jesus was never of this world, he always pointed to the heavenly Kingdom and that is something that we do each day when we pray: ‘Thy Kingdom come’. It is a kingdom of truth, justice and peace that certainly will come at the end of time, but today we pray that it will come into our lives.


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 Thursday10am.


Confessions Before Saturday Vigil Mass and on request.


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


Recently Deceased Kevin Hughes, Patrick O Hare, Jacqueline Maxwell.


Months Mind Patricia O’Neill.


Anniversaries Joseph Menary, John Kennedy, Arthur Mooney (First Anniversary), Una Maguire, Kathleen Horan (nee McPoland), Francis McEvoy, Lily Fitzpatrick, John McCambridge, Gerald Duffy.


Candles Burning Kathleen Horan, Hugh Gorman, Gerald Duffy, John McCambridge, Andrew Russell.


Offertory Collection £1 553. Thank you.


Messenger Subscriptions are now due, please leave in the parish office or give to Sr Eileen.


November Masses for deceased relatives and friends. Mass will be celebrated each day during the month of November for the dead. The annual Mass for those who have died within the last year will be celebrated at St Teresa’s Church, Thursday 24 November 2022, 7pm.


Parish Grand Christmas Draw 2022 The tickets are available for the draw. There are many prizes including £500 cash, shop vouchers and food hampers. Money raised will offset the parish debt.

St Genevieve’s HS is holding its annual Christmas Fair on Sat 3 December 2022 10am – 2:30pm. The fair has been a great success for a number of years and has helped to raise a considerable amount of money for the school’s Ajosepo projects which help to fund a variety of projects in Nigeria and Ethiopia, as well as providing much needed support amongst our local communities. We would love to get more of the community involved, it is sure to be an enjoyable day with live music from the school choir, Santa’s grotto and a wide variety of stalls. It also provides an opportunity for people to see the school in a relaxed atmosphere.


Annual Mass for Deceased Clergy & Religious There will be a Mass for Deceased Clergy and Religious who have died during the last three years. All parishioners, clergy and religious throughout the Diocese are invited to join the families of the deceased to offer Mass together with Bishop Noel Monday 28 November 2022, St Peter's Cathedral (Belfast) 7pm.


Christmas Shoebox Appeal The Order of Malta QUB and the Catholic Chaplaincy QUB invite you to support this year’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal in support of Belfast Homeless Services. Suggested items for male and female include: Toothpaste. Toothbrushes, Soap, Shampoo, Body wash, Sanitary products, Sweets, Chocolate, Gloves, Scarves, Hats, Deodorant. Please place your items in a wrapped box or in a bag and leave it under the Christmas tree in the Catholic Chaplaincy, 28 Elmwood Avenue, Belfast, by Mon 12 December. Thank you for your kindness and support. For more info, contact QUB@orderofmalta.ie


Belfast City Council Christmas Toy Appeal we're asking you to donate pre-loved toys, to help families in need in the community. From Wednesday 9 November to Sunday 11 December, you can bring your pre-loved toys to any of our recycling centres, including toys, games, books, DVDs and other items suitable for children of all age s. The items and their boxes or packaging must be clean, complete, working, and in good condition. Examples of toys you could donate include: bikes, trikes, scooters, ride-on toys, go-karts, toy kitchens and work benches, dolls houses and Lego. What will happen to the toys? We'll distribute the toys to a range of charity organisations, including: East Belfast Mission – Restore shops (Park Centre) Saint Vincent de Paul (Antrim Road), Save the Children (Botanic Avenue). Nearest re-cycling centre: Blackstaff at Kennedy Way.


A Leap of Divine Joy and A Look of Love: Advent Revealed through Paintings with Sr Magdalen Lawler SND hosted by Drumalis via Zoom from 2 pm – 3:30 pm (Tuesdays, 22 November and 6, 13 & 20 December) Sr Magdalen Lawler invites us to join her via Zoom for four afternoons, during which she will lead us through a reflective time using scripture, paintings and poetry to explore the coming of the Saviour. Suggested Donation: £40 per person. For further details or to book a place, please contact Drumalis during office hours (Mon-Fri, 9 am – 5 pm) – 028 28272196/28276455 or email drumalis@btconnect.com

St Teresa’s Primary School Annual Christmas Fayre 4 December 2022 from to 4pm at the school. All are welcome to come along and enjoy the festive atmosphere and meet a very special man in a very red suit.

Bethany Group Contact number 0799 0381248


St Vincent De Paul Helpline No. 0741 9326678