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The St. Teresa's Parish Bulletin for Sunday, 3rd July 2022



Sunday 3 July 2022,

Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Times

(Year C)

Synod 2023: Communion, Participation, Mission.


Sunday Gospel At the heart of the Christian’s life there must be generosity and hospitality. Jesus knew that the message of the Gospel would only be preached and accepted where there is hospitality. Christian generosity brings with it the acceptance that God can only work in the world when his disciples are ready to share what they have with others. There is a sure and certain hope in having the ability to meet the needs of others and then show that our faith tells of a God who is kind, merciful and just. Jesus sent out his first disciples teaching them to accept the generosity of others and in turn to be generous to those that they met. Our faithful prayer sends us out, indeed, compels us to be givers, not takers.


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 Lilian Kerr, Margaret Kelly.


Anniversaries Mary Jones, Michael Montgomery, Jim O Kane .


Candles will burn for Paul Wilson.


Offertory Collection £1 711. Thank you.


Congratulations to June Parish Draw Winners P Kavanagh, Mrs M Mc Donald, G Mc Guigan, Andy Murray, Thomas Meehan


An opportunity has arisen within our Living Church Office, where we seek to recruit two Pastoral Renewal and Faith Development Workers. We see this as an exciting and challenging opportunity in the life and mission of the Church. The post holder will be required to support the Director of the Living Church Office, and work as part of a team to implement Diocesan Initiatives in pastoral renewal, evangelisation and faith development. Details www.downandconnor.org clicking


Consider Fostering a child With an increase in children and young people needing foster homes across Northern Ireland, we really need you now. Every child deserves to have a happy, loving and safe home where they'll feel cared for, valued and supported. It’s always the right time for fostering. Call 0800 0720 137 adoptionandfostercare.hscni.net #HSCNIFosterCare #FosterForYourCommunity #CouldYouFoster

Reek Sunday 31 July 2022. The pilgrimage will revert to the traditional format after the Covid-19 pandemic. Masses will be celebrated from 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12noon, 1pm and 2pm in the old church on the top of Croagh Patrick, the Holy Mountain. Pilgrims can make their confession on the summit continuously from 7.30 am to 2pm. The 10am Mass will be as Gaeilge. There are three pilgrimage stations on the way to the summit of Croagh Patrick.


Lough Derg 2022 Three Day Pilgrimage It is with great joy that we announce the news you have all been patiently waiting for – we are re-opening Station Island from Sunday 1st May with a full Pilgrimage programme, and the Three Day Pilgrimage will commence on Wednesday 1 June and continue until 15 August (Saturday 13 August is the final day for pilgrims to begin the Three Day Pilgrimage). Admission €80 | Booking advised | Concessions available for students, seniors and groups.


World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly 24 July 2022 is an opportunity to proclaim once more, with joy, that the Church wants to celebrate together with all those whom the Lord – in the words of the Bible – has “filled with days”. Let us celebrate it together! I ask you to make this Day known in your parishes and communities; to seek out those elderly persons who feel most alone, at home or in residences where they live. Let us make sure that no one feels alone on this day. Expecting a visit can transform those days when we think we have nothing to look forward to; from an initial encounter, a new friendship can emerge. Visiting the elderly who live alone is a work of mercy in our time!

Let us ask Our Lady, Mother of Tender Love, to make all of us artisans of the revolution of tenderness, so that together we can set the world free from the spectre of loneliness and the demon of war. (Pope Francis).


Giving Thanks For Summer Father, Creator of all, thank You for summer! Thank you for the warmth of the sun and the increased daylight. Thank You for the beauty I see all around me and for the opportunity to be outside and enjoy Your creation. Thank You for the increased time I have to be with my friends and family, and for the more casual pace of the summer season. Draw me closer to You this summer. Teach me how I can pray no matter where I am or what I am doing. Warm my soul with the awareness of Your presence and light my path with Your Word and Counsel. As I enjoy Your creation, create in me a pure heart and a hunger and a thirst for You.

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