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The St. Teresa’s Parish Bulletin for Sunday, 23rd October 2022

Sunday 23 October 2022,

Twenty Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C)

Synod 2023: Communion, Participation, Mission.

Sunday Gospel The theme for Mission Sunday this year is, ‘you shall be my witnesses’. The first Christians witnessed to the good news by martyrdom. It teaches us that there is to be a sacrifice when we bear witness to the faith we have in Jesus. Sometimes people think that it is only a matter of saying some prayers or thinking noble thoughts when it comes to our faith in Jesus. To bear witness to Christ is an entirely different reality. Bearing witness demands nothing less than a total commitment to the ways of the gospel. Not everyone will travel to the ends of the earth to preach the mission of the Church, we live our vocation in our own time and place, in everyday situations and challenges. We begin our witness in prayer that compels us witness to Christ by the action of 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 Terence Halpin, Maria McDonald, Tommy Collins, John Davey.

Anniversaries Bro Martin Kearns (First), Sr Brenda Kelly, Liam McGreevy.

Candle Burning Jennifer & Jim (special intention), Rose Burns (special intention),

Offertory Collection £1 150. Thank you.

This weekend parishes worldwide celebrate World Mission Sunday. The kindness shown will help overseas missionaries to continue to share the love of God with some of the world’s most marginalised and vulnerable people. Thank you for supporting in whatever way you can, and please remember it is more than an appeal for financial help. Missionaries also need spiritual support. On World Mission Sunday missionaries take great strength in knowing that the faithful of the world are keeping them in their thoughts and prayers. Help right now. Donate €4.00 by texting the word ‘Mission’ to 50300. Alternatively donate at www.missio. ie or call Missio Ireland on 01 497 2035. To learn more go to

Consider Donating Blood NIBTS headquarters building is situated within the grounds of the Belfast City Hospital Complex, Lisburn Road, BT9 7TS. Free car parking is available for blood donors with the car parks located at the front and side of the building. Opening Hours Monday/ Tuesday & Thurs/ Friday 930am to 8pm.

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

You are warmly invited to Taizé Prayer Around the Cross on Friday 28 October 2022, from 8 - 9pm in Holy Family Church, Limestone Road. This is an opportunity to take time out to pray with the beautiful Taizé chants, to be still and to be refreshed. Everyone is very welcome, please come along and bring your friends. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Gathering Space.

Would you help someone with sight loss in your local area? My Sighted Guide volunteers help someone with sight loss get out and about in their local area! Guide Dogs are looking for friendly, enthusiastic volunteers who enjoy going for a walk, a coffee and having a chat! My Sighted Guide volunteers support people with sight loss to improve fitness, increase confidence and do the things they want to do.

Check out the website to apply online, simply enter your postcode and select the role from the list. All roles are provided with full training, support and expenses. If you are interested and want more information then please contact 07766526873.

Food is fundamental to human life. Indeed, it shares in its sacredness and cannot be treated like any other commodity. Food is a concrete sign of the Creator’s goodness and the fruits of the earth. I am reminded of our grandparents and the respect they had for bread; they kissed it when they brought it to the table and did not allow anything to go to waste. Christ himself, in the Eucharist, became bread, living bread for the life of the world (cf. Jn 6:51). Pope Francis.

St Genevieve’s High School. Saturday 3 December 10am-2:30pm *Few stalls still available* Live music from the school choir, Santa’s grotto, tombola, craft stalls and lots more. Helping to raise money for Ajosepo – the school’s African project.

When you realise how beautiful life is and how privileged you are to witness the miracles around you, you will tilt your head back and smile gratefully at the sky and say, ‘Thank You God’.

Bethany Group Contact number 0799 0381248

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