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The St. Teresa’s Parish Bulletin for Sunday, 28th August 2022

Sunday 28 August 2022

Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

(Year C)

Synod 2023: Communion, Participation, Mission.

Sunday Gospel Jesus taught that his followers were to keep their good works of love a secret. He wasn’t promoting a secret organisation because he knew that actions will always speak louder than words, especially words of self congratulation. The life and work of the disciple is something that should not draw attention to itself. When your work in the name of Christ is broadcast, you most certainly have lost any reward from him. Disciples have to be careful that their charity is not trumpeted before them but that they give without any hope of return in this life.

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 Maureen Blaney, Joan Higgins, Christopher Barnes.

Months Mind Marie McPeake, Anna McDonald, Margaret (Nan) Wilson.

Anniversaries Margaret Arthurs, Danny MacAllister, (first) Gerry Crossan, Rosetta Ryan, Eileen McLaverty.

Birthday Memory Teresa Major.

Candle Burning this week for Teresa Major (Birthday) Memory, Margaret McCormick (Birthday) Blessing.

Offertory Collection £1 978. Thank you.

Congratulations to Parish Draw Winners Jim McVeigh, Linda Burke, Anthony Kelly, Elenor Kane, B. Carson.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament begins in St Teresa’s Friday 2 September 2022 from 11am to 6pm. New adorers are needed, please contact the parish office if you would like to give an hour of your time to pray before the Blessed Sacrament.

First Friday week. Those who are sick will be attended on the usual days. If you would like to receive Holy Communion in your home, please contact the parish office.

One Day Retreats have resumed on Lough Derg, and continue on selected dates 28 & 29 August 2022 and 3, 7, 10, 13, 17, 18, 24 & 25 September 2022. Booking is essential. Admission fee of €45pp includes all refreshments, lunch, return boat service, full retreat programme, free car & coach parking. Boats available from 9.15am on the day; retreat begins at 10.30am until 4.30pm For booking and further information: phone +353 (0)71 9861518

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Seniors Lunch Club will reopen on Monday 12 September 2022 at 1.15pm in the parish centre. All are welcome to join us.

14 September 2022, Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. A day of prayer for peace and an end to war in the Ukraine. There will be a time of silent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament in St Teresa’s Church.

The Season of Creation has a special significance for the Catholic Church, particularly since Pope Francis established 1 September as an annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The Season of Creation is marked throughout the Christian world from 1 September to 4 October (Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi) and celebrates the joy of creation as well as encouraging awareness-raising initiatives to protect the natural environment. Explore the use of renewable energy in your home, business and school, parish buildings ( Many grants are available for your community.

Worried about heating your home this Winter? Age NI winter helpline If you need help to stay warm or if you know an older person struggling this winter, contact the Age NI Advice and Advocacy Service on 0808 808 7575.

Accord Virtual Interactive Marriage Preparation Programme 6/7 December 2022 Book online at

Prayer to Discover Your Vocation Almighty God, you have made me to know you, to love you, and to serve you, and thereby to find and fulfil myself. I know that you are in all things and that every path can lead me to you, but, of them all, there is one path especially by which you want me to come to you. Since I will do what you want of me, I pray you; send your Holy Spirit to me; into my mind to show me what you want of me; into my heart to give me the determination to do it, and to do it with all my love, with all my mind, and with all my strength, right to the end. Amen.

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