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The St Teresa's Parish Bulletin for Sunday, 31st October 2021

Sunday 31st October 2021

Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Year B

Sunday Masses Holy Spirit vigil 5pm (Saturday), St Matthias’ 10am, St Teresa’s 12noon.

Monday, 1 November 2021 Feast of All Saints, Mass St Teresa’s 10am St Matthias’ 10am

Tuesday, 2 November 2021 Feast of All Souls.

Week day Masses St Teresa’s Monday to Saturday 10am, St Matthias’ Monday to Thursday 10am

Confessions Saturday evening before Mass and on request.

November Masses for deceased relatives and friends. Daily Masses during November will be offered for those who have died. If you would like to place the names of your relatives at the altar, please use the forms provided.

De Paul Appeal Sister Nuala will promote the work of De Paul at next week-end’s Mass

and a collection will be taken up.

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

Sunday Gospel The mission of Jesus was to bring his first followers to an understanding of the Father's love. It was a challenging journey for him because it brought him to Calvary. Many of the people that surrounded him didn't want to hear the Good News message, their fear and hostility meant that Jesus was isolated and excluded. Jesus identified with, and for the poor and it showed that despite their circumstances they had the same dignity and purpose as everyone else. We are called to love God and to love our neighbour, it is not a sentimental love, it is a love that is alive and active, it has meaning and purpose. We pray for a greater sense of what it means to live in God's presence.

Recently Deceased Rebecca Shevlin, Bro. Martin Kearns, Marie McDonald.

Months Mind Anne Conlon, Ellen Drumm, Grace Patterson, Annie Walsh.

Anniversaries Geraldine Kane, Josephine Davey, Nell & Harry Mckeown, Stephen

Gilmore, Maureen White.

Candles will burn for Pat & Rita Rogan, Noel & Geraldine Gorman, Special Intention.

Offertory Collection Weekly £855. World Mission £461. Thank you.

Parish Draw October 2021 Congratulations to those who won: L. McFadden, R.V. McLaughlin, S. Henderson, A. Loughran, E. Glasgow.

Thanks to promoters and collectors.

November Month of the Holy Souls. Many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer up their sacrifice for their deceased family members and friends. You can do likewise. Please consider taking the Short-term Pledge and say the prayer daily: I promise in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and with the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary to abstain from all alcoholic drink during November.

Sunday 14 November 2021 at 3pm, the Bishops of Ireland will undertake a pilgrimage to Knock Shrine to concelebrate Mass for all those who have died on the island, and for their families, during the pandemic. At the Mass bishops will offer prayers of thanksgiving for all those who so selflessly sacrificed so much during the pandemic. To join in prayer visit

Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents is holding a Parent Evening for bereaved parents living with no surviving children on Tuesday 2 November 2021at 7pm. This is a free online event. If you would like to join us please get in touch on or 028 95213120

Get Ready! Parish Ballot is coming First prize £100 cash. Many other prizes will follow.

Diocese of Down and Connor COVID-19 Guidance, 26 October 2021 Covid-Safe measures for all church based liturgies/activities: Social Distancing Seating should be arranged to allow for a minimum of one metre social distancing between members of different households. Similarly, in the sanctuary, participants in the Liturgy should maintain a one metre social distance whenever possible. Each Parish should, as part of reviewing its risk assessment, take careful consideration of the design and layout of their church building. Face Coverings The wearing of face coverings while entering, leaving and moving around a church is mandatory1. The Diocese strongly recommends that face coverings be worn throughout liturgical celebrations, even when seated. If there is congregational singing, face coverings must be worn, as singing carries a greater risk of aerosol transmission. Those ministering in the sanctuary should wear face covering except when leading prayers, reading, preaching or addressing the congregation. Hand Sanitizers Suitable hand sanitizers should continue to be provided at the entrances to Churches and other parish buildings. Ventilation Good ventilation remains a key aspect of preventing transmission wherever people gather. If a person who has COVID-19 is present in a poorly ventilated space, the amount of virus in the air can build up, increasing the risk of spreading COVID-19. Churches should be well ventilated during and after any gathering, by opening windows and doors and using any mechanical ventilation system available (you should avoid using mechanical systems that simply recirculate air.) Movement around a church Parishes should retain any guidance/direction on movement around the Church that is designed to allow for social distancing. Cleaning routines Parishes should maintain the current regime of cleaning between liturgical services. Holy Water Fonts, missalettes, newsletters etc. for the time being, holy water fonts should remain empty. Missalettes and newsletters/ bulletins should not be used unless they are single use and are retained by the user or disposed of after use. Further details are placed on the parish website. Adults please be aware that you should protect yourself from the possibility of contracting a virus.

First Saturday Devotions will take place in St Matthias’ Church, Glen Road on 6th of November 2021 at 3pm - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Confessions and Act of Consecration, 4pm - Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.