The St Teresa's Parish Bulletin for Sunday, 3rd October 2021
Sunday 3 October 2021
Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
(Day for Life)
Sunday Masses Holy Spirit vigil 5pm (Saturday), St Matthias’ 10am, St Teresa’s 12noon.
Week day Masses St Teresa’s Monday to Saturday 10am.
Confessions Saturday evening before Mass and on request.
Missalettes are available, if you want to use one, please do so and then take it home.
Thank you to those who fund raised £1,000 at a recent Big Birthday Party; Mass will be offered for your intentions and as recognition of your generosity to the parish. Thanks also to the Moore Family who donated £100 to parish funds and to MR who donated £300.
To book a wedding or baptism, please contact the parish office (better to email).
Sunday Gospel When we hear the teaching of Jesus about divorce we react in different ways. Some think that his teaching is old fashioned and like many of his other teachings, it’s no longer relevant to the world in which we live. When a man and a woman ask for God’s blessing in the Sacrament of Marriage neither of them think, or anticipate, separation or divorce. Perhaps it’s that innocence that Jesus presents in his teaching. Christian marriage is a life-long commitment and married couples need prayer and support. The foundation of their love is based on the belief that they are one, they become one each day as they ‘live in love’. We pray for married couples, that they will see the presence of God in their lives and the call they have to be faithful to each other together with God who gives them the joy of a loving relationship. Lord, on this Sunday – day of rest and recreation - we give thanks for the faith we celebrate in your Son, the Risen Jesus Christ, who has inspired us to gather in thanksgiving and praise.
Recently Deceased Gerard Magennis.
Months Mind Paul Caldwell, Patrick Daly, Maureen Sullivan.
Anniversaries Daniel Armstrong, Pat McGleave, Joan Connor, John Burns, Gerald McIlroy,
Jane & William Porter.
Candles will burn for Lisa Gregg, Special Intention, Special Intention.
Offertory Collection Weekly £1 437. Fundraising £514 Thank you.
Parish Draw This month’s winners: A. Kavanagh, Jack Colligan, E. Kane, Mrs McCormick,
Thanks to the draw collectors for their fund raising efforts
Marriage Enrichment Week-end, 5 – 7 November 2021 Restore Communication, Renew Commitment and Rekindle Romance. This is an online experience (using Zoom), starting on Friday evening at 8pm and ending on Sunday afternoon at 230pm.
West Belfast Pastoral Community will conclude the Season of Creation with a Service tomorrow evening Monday 4 October 2021 (Feast of St. Francis of Assisi) at 7pm in St Teresa of Avila Church, Glen Road. You are very welcome to attend the Service or you can view it on St Teresa of Avila Church’s website - https://www.stteresasparish.church/webcam
“St Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us.” (Laudatio Si, 1)
St Vincent de Paul helpline numbers 02890 351561/ 07419 326678
Day for life 2021 How can Catholic parishes and communities be places of welcome, assistance and support? On this twenty-fifth anniversary of St John Paul II’s Letter Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life), we renew the call for respect and celebration of all life. The parish is a ‘family of families’ (Amoris Laetita, 87). We ask our parishes to be places of welcome, where we can support pregnant women and celebrate the precious gift entrusted to them. We recognise that family is often ‘a challenging mosaic made up of many different realities, with all their joys, hopes and problems’ (Amoris Laetitia, 57). We want to provide support for women and men who face difficult circumstances, as well as those who have experienced abortion and seek comfort in the Lord and their community. The Pledge ‘As a Catholic, I promise to foster a culture of welcome and acceptance of new life. I will pray and work for better legal protections for pregnant women and the child in the womb.’
Let’s go Gruffalo! It’s Ireland’s only official Gruffalo Trail; a Julia Donaldson-endorsed guided walk with a Halloween twist! Bring your little ones along and go right inside the glorious Gruffalo and Stickman stories – search for the famous characters in the woods, listen wide-eyed and wondered to the classic tales and take home your very own Gruffalo book and certificate, to keep forever. Book online at www.colinglen.org