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The St. Teresa’s Parish Bulletin for Sunday, 30th October 2022

Sunday 30 October 2022, Thirty First Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C)

Synod 2023: Communion, Participation, Mission.

Sunday Gospel We seem to give them back to Thee, 0 God who gavest them to us. Yet as Thou didst not lose them in giving, so do we not lose them by their return. Not as the world giveth, givest Thou 0 Lover of souls. What Thou givest Thou takest not away, for what is Thine is ours also if we are thine. And life is eternal and love is immortal, and death is only an horizon, and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight. Lift us up, strong Son of God that we may see further; cleanse our eyes that we may see more clearly; draw us closer to Thyself that we may know ourselves to be nearer to our loved ones who are with Thee. And while Thou dost prepare a place for us, prepare us also for that happy place, that where Thou art we may be also for evermore.

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.

Tuesday 1 November 2022 Feast of All Saints (HDO) Masses: Church of the Holy Spirit, Monday 5pm. St Teresa’s & St Matthias’ Tuesday 10am.

Wednesday 2 November 2022 Commemoration of the Faithful Departed, Masses as usual.

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.

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

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in St Teresa’s continues on Fridays from 11am to 6pm. Please consider an hour of prayer before the Lord.

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

Months Mind Teresa Burns, Nell & Harry McKeown, Francis White, Grace Patterson, Josephine Carabine, Kathleen & Gerry Tumelty.

Anniversaries Brigid Agnes Maguire.

October Parish Draw winners: R.Quinn, Martin Gorman, Geraldine Minto, Mrs O`Brian, Mrs Duddy.

Congratulations to all and thank you to those who support the draw.

Offertory Collection £1 328. Thank you.

Parish Grand Christmas Draw 2022 The tickets are available for the draw. There are many prizes including £500 cash, shop vouchers and food hampers. Money raised will offset the parish debt.

Parish Safeguarding Committee has meet on a number of occasions and is developing new policies and procedures to put in place within the parish. User groups and parish groups may be contacted to update details of people who volunteer, or who are in charge of groups that use parish facilities are obliged to satisfy diocesan regulations.

Postcard from Rome Fr Martin Magill and Rev. Steve Stockman, together with Steve’s wife Janice, will be in conversation with the BBC’s Jim Fitzpatrick at the Catholic Chaplaincy QUB this Wednesday 2 November at 730pm. They’ll share the story of their memorable pilgrimage to Rome when, together with a group of students from the Chaplaincy, they met Pope Francis. The Chaplaincy’s Choir, Canticle, will provide music and song and there’ll be testimony from students. The Chaplaincy will also share news of ambitious plans for the future. Refreshments will be served afterwards. If you’d like to come along and learn more about how you can support the Chaplaincy’s important work with students, you’d be most welcome.

Daughters of Charity will hold their annual Christmas Gift Appeal and raffle for our projects in Africa in the Kennedy Centre on Saturday 5 November 2022 from 9am to 5pm. Please come and support us. All funds raised will go to help many poor and vulnerable people in Africa. Your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Pledge for November Many people offer spiritual support to a relation who is struggling because of alcohol or an addiction problem. Parishioners who wish to take a short-term Pioneer pledge during the month of the Holy Souls are invited to visit

Rally for their Lives - Please join us for this most important Life Chain at Belfast City Hall on Saturday 5th November at 2.00pm to stand for the protection of babies in the womb. For more information contact Precious Life on 02890278484 /07592280522.

Tea/coffee morning on Wednesday 2nd November in the Parish Centre after 10 am mass. Everyone welcome to join us for a cuppa and chat. Sheila Butler

Bethany Group Contact number 0799 0381248

St Vincent De Paul Helpline No. 0741 9326678