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The St Teresa's Parish Bulletin for Sunday, 21st November 2021


Sunday 21 November 2021

Thirty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Year B


Synod 2023: Communion, Participation, Mission.


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.

Holy Communion at Home. If you would like to receive Holy Communion in your home because you cannot attend Mass, please contact the parish office.


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


Sunday Gospel Jesus Christ is King of the universe, but his kingdom is not one of power, prestige or domination. Jesus came among us to serve and give his life as a ransom for many. His throne was the cross on which he died to save the world and as Saviour we proclaim him king of our hearts and minds. It is from the cross that he calls, or invites us to take up his example and the kind of work he did to help others see their true dignity as God’s creation. He teaches that we are of great dignity and worth, so we recognise his presence in our lives and that we are his subjects in a Kingdom of truth, justice and peace, not power, prestige or domination.


Parish Fundraising Ballot Tickets are now available. First prize £100 Cash. Many other prizes will follow. Please take some tickets after Mass and return them as soon as possible.


Recently Deceased Arthur Mooney, Elizabeth McCaffery, Desmond Flynn.


Months Mind Fr George Caughey.


Anniversaries Mary McDermott, Una Maguire, Gerald Duffy, Kathleen & Gerry

Tumelty, Joseph Logan Menary, John Kennedy, Lily Fitzpatrick,

George Copeland, Ellie Burns, Kevin Doris, Mary & William Smyth and

all the deceased members of the Smyth Family, Marjorie Cunningham,

Mary Flynn, Jim Flynn Jnr.


Candle will burn for Hugh Gorman.


Offertory Collection Weekly £1,158. Thank you.





Mary’s Meals- Double the Love Thanks to your support, Mary’s Meals are now bringing joy to over 2 million children with a daily meal in their place of education. Our Double the Love campaign runs until 31st January 2022, all donations up to a total of £1.6 million will be matched by a generous group of private donors. Every little act of love will go that little bit further during this period to help us reach the next child waiting, so please consider supporting this campaign and praying for its success. There are many ways to get involved including choosing one of our Mary’s Meals gift cards or setting a place at our Big Family Christmas table- find out more at www.marysmeals.org.uk


Advent Meditations with Joseph and Mary The Living Church office are offering two online programmes following the footsteps of Joseph and Mary as they travel towards Bethlehem. The programme runs for 4 weeks and provides 1 hour of prayer and reflection with scripture and participants will receive an accompanying prayer journal to use each day at home. Advent meditations with Joseph begin on Thursday 25 November at 7pm. Advent meditations with Mary begin on Sunday 28 November at 7pm. If you would like to join please e-mail livingchurch@downandconnor.org


Safeguarding Sunday 21 November 2021. This year, as Bishop of the Diocese, I have designated Sunday 21 November as ‘Safeguarding Sunday’. This is an opportunity for all the parishes to come together and acknowledge the dedication of hundreds of parish volunteers who serve in the ministry of Safeguarding across the Diocese. During the celebration of the Sunday liturgy, we will renew our commitment to the pastoral care of victims of sexual abuse as well as children, young people, and adults in our parishes. On Sunday 21 November at 3pm, I will lead a Prayer Service from St Peter’s Cathedral. Everyone is welcome to join online with me and diocesan representatives of Safeguarding for this Prayer Service via Church Services TV. To join, kindly follow the links to the Cathedral webcam: http://www.churchservices.tv/stpeterscathedral

De Paul Appeal The total amount collected from the three churches of the parish was

£2 040. Sr Nuala sends her grateful thanks to all who contributed to the charity.


Under your protection we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. In the present dramatic situation, full of suffering and anguish that grips the entire world, we turn to you, Mother of God and our Mother, and seek refuge under your protection. O Virgin Mary, turn your merciful eyes upon us in this corona virus pandemic, and comfort those who are lost and weeping for their deceased loved ones, sometimes buried in a way that wounds the soul. Support those who are anguished over their sick because — so as to prevent contagion — they cannot be close to them. Instil confidence in those who are anxious about the uncertain future and the consequences for the economy and for work. (Holy Father’s prayer).

St Vincent De Paul Helpline No. 07419326678.


Family Graveside Prayer Eternal light of gentleness and compassion, keep watch over our loved ones resting here. May the light of Your mercy shine on them. May their goodness comfort our souls in times of stress May their memory always live in our hearts. Amen.