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The St. Teresa's Parish Bulletin for Sunday, 24th April 2022

Sunday 24 April 2022

Second Sunday of Easter

(Year C)

Synod 2023: Communion, Participation, Mission.

Sunday Gospel ‘Doubt no longer, but believe’. Thomas is known to be a doubter, rarely do we think of him as a believer. His belief grew from the need he had to experience the presence of the Risen Jesus. He simply could not take the word of the other disciples or go on hearsay, for him faith had to be alive and active, something that would make a difference to his life. It shows us that for Thomas faith was important, essential to who he was. We are called to follow his example, to accept that Jesus is risen and enters into our hearts. The Holy Spirit is always calling us to believe from the heart that Jesus is Lord and God. We pray today that we will come to know the power of Christ’s Resurrection, leaving all doubt behind and believing in the one true God.

A word of thanks to all those who prepared the churches for Easter and to those who took part in the Liturgies during Holy Week and Easter time. Please return any Trocaire Boxes as soon as possible.

Sunday Masses

Holy Spirit Vigil 5pm (Saturday),

St Matthias’ 10am,

St Teresa’s 12noon.

Week day Masses

St Teresa’s Monday to Saturday 10am,

Confessions Before Saturday Vigil Mass and on request.

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

Recently deceased Patrick O’Neill.

Month’s Mind Pauline Patterson.

Anniversaries John Devlin, Peter Cunningham, Bernadette McCann, Stephen Connolly, Vincent Fegan.

Offertory Collection £1 342. Thank you.

Brothers and sisters our hope has a name: the name of Jesus. He entered the tomb of our sin; he descended to those depths where we feel most lost; he wove his way through the tangles of our fears, bore the weight of our burdens and from the dark abyss of death restored us to life and turned our mourning into joy. Let us celebrate Easter with Christ! He is alive! Today, too, he walks in our midst, changes us and sets us free. Thanks to him, evil has been robbed of its power; failure can no longer hold us back from starting anew; and death has become a passage to the stirrings of new life. For with Jesus, the Risen Lord, no night will last forever; and even in the darkest night, in that darkness, the morning star that continues to shine. Holy Father’s Easter 202 Homily.

Friday Eucharistic Adoration in St Teresa's will resume on 6 May 2022. Please consider an hour during the day.

Lough Derg welcomes Pilgrims with a full Pilgrimage programme this summer. Three Day Pilgrimage: 1 June - 15 August 2022. Booking advised. Concessions available for students, seniors and groups. One Day Retreats and guided Pilgrim Path experience: dates in May and late August through September, booking essential. All booking information at, email or telephone 0(0353) 71 9861518.

If you are having difficulty heating your home The first thing you should do is contact your energy supplier. Ask them if you are on the best possible tariff to make sure you are not paying more than you need to. Energy suppliers have to tell you if they have an available tariff which could save you money. If you have not been in touch with your supplier for a year or more it is very possible that you will be on their ‘standard variable tariff’ which is usually the most expensive one by a considerable margin. If there is anyone in your household who is vulnerable, for example a young child, an older person or someone with disabilities, make sure your energy supplier is aware of this. Most energy suppliers have extra services for vulnerable customers. If you are already in debt to your supplier, it’s important to talk with them. They have an obligation to help you pay for your energy and any debt at an amount you can afford. This usually involves creating a payment plan where you pay back a little of your debt every month. Your supplier may require you to have a pre-payment meter installed. If you’re having difficulty getting help from your supplier or are going to be disconnected call the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 08454 04 05 06.

Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh and Archbishop Dermot Farrell of Dublin, as President and Vice-President of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, have thanked the parishes across Ireland for their extraordinary generosity in raising to date of over €3.25 million in response to the crisis in Ukraine.

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.

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.

St Vincent De Paul Helpline No. 0741 9326678.