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

Sunday 24 July 2022,

Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

(Year C)

Synod 2023: Communion, Participation, Mission.

Sunday Gospel Our Father, the Lord’s prayer, is the way that Jesus taught us to pray. He gave us the words that we are to use when we enter into conversation with the Lord. We recognise that God is Father, a Father who cares for all his children and who is in a place called heaven. The words we use in prayer also teach us something about what we believe God to be and how he exists. Our prayer is meant to focus our hearts and minds on the presence of God in our lives, that his will be done by the work that we do for the kingdom. When we pray in the name of Jesus we call him into our lives and into our homes.

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 Thursday 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 Marie McPeake, Mary Smith, Ita Morgan.

Anniversaries Annie Cooke, Eileen McIlhatton (First), Rita Harrison, Gavin Norris.

Birthday Remembrance Mary Moore , Anne Cassidy.

Candle Burning this week for Sarah Gorman (RIP), Pauline Dillon (RIP), Anne Cassidy. (B).

Offertory Collection £1 688. Thank you.

In these desperate times, Mary’s Meals is a beacon of hope and thanks to your kindness more than 120,000 children in Turkana eat our nutritious meals each school day. Every single thing that people do for our mission makes an enormous difference to those children, allowing them to gain an education and look to a much brighter future. It costs just £15.90 to feed a child for a year with Mary’s Meals. Please donate today, if you can, so we can keep feeding the children who rely on our life-changing school meals and also reach the next child waiting. Search Mary’s Meals to make a donation.

Foodstock Andersonstown Road appeals for good quality school uniforms. If you have school uniform that will no longer be used please consider donating it to the Foodstock shop and it will be put to good use.

Parish Finance 2021 Please note that a Balance sheet has been presented for last year. There is a copy on the notice board in the church porch. Because of Covid19 restrictions the Finance Committee has yet to meet, however the income and expenditure of the parish has been audited by the diocesan office and the administration of income and outlay has also been audited. Thanks to all who contribute financially to the work of the parish. The parish debt has been reduced to under £200 000. There is a plan in place to continue to upgrade and redecorate parish buildings.

World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly 24 July 2022. Today the Church celebrates the life and work of older people. Today’s prayer of the faithful will reflect the important role that older people have in sharing faith with their grandchildren and younger people. Tomorrow there will be coffee morning in the parish centre, all are welcome.

Dear grandparents, dear elderly persons, we are called to be artisans of the revolution of tenderness in our world! Let us do so by learning to make ever more frequent and better use of the most valuable instrument at our disposal and, indeed, the one best suited to our age: prayer. “Let us too become, as it were, poets of prayer: let us develop a taste for finding our own words, let us once again take up those taught by the word of God”. Our trustful prayer can do a great deal: it can accompany the cry of pain of those who suffer, and it can help change hearts. We can be “the enduring ‘chorus’ of a great spiritual sanctuary, where prayers of supplication and songs of praise sustain the community that toils and struggles in the field of life”. Pope Francis

We pray for grandparents, especially those who live in this parish.

That they will continue to love and cherish their grandchildren and give them good example in faith, hope and love.

We pray for older people, especially those who are lonely or feel isolated through sickness or pain.

That their families will help them and bring them comfort and consolation.

We remember older people who are in hospital, nursing or care homes, especially those who have no one to visit them.

May the presence and warmth of the Holy Spirit come into their hearts and minds.

For parents, grandparents and great grandparents who have died.

May the Lord receive them into their heavenly home where there is everlasting joy and peace.

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