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The St. Teresa’s Parish Bulletin for Sunday, 6th November 2022



Sunday 6 November 2022, Thirty First Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C)

Synod 2023: Communion, Participation, Mission.


Sunday Gospel The God who has made himself known to us, is indeed the God of the living, in fact, to Him all things are alive! There is a wonderful sense of consolation in that belief for those who are in difficult situations, or who can find life difficult at times. God wants us to live, indeed to thrive and make progress in life so that we can experience the great love that he has for us in the presence of his Son, Jesus. His state was divine, but to show us the full meaning of life and love he took flesh and became like us in all things, but sin. We join in the life of God when we contribute to his creative work we can enhance his presence by the respect we show for what he has done in providing a universe that is full of his splendor.


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 Thursday10am.


Confessions Before Saturday Vigil Mass and on request.


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



Recently Deceased Fr Joe Glover, Canon Brendan Murray, Philomena, Patrick Hughes, Patricia McKenna


Months Mind Eilish O’Neil, Eilish Smyth


Anniversaries Geraldine Kane, Mary Colette & Jimmy MaAleavey, Stephen Gilmore, Linda McErlean, Eva Maguire.


Candles Burning Pat & Rita Rogan, Ken Sherriff (Remembrance), Geraldine Kane.


Offertory Collection £1 703. Thank you.


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.


This year, the Church celebrates 20 years since Pope Saint John Paul II declared Padre Pio a Saint. To mark this occasion, the Diocese of Down and Connor has arranged for the relics of Saint Padre Pio to be brought to St Peter’s Cathedral, Belfast, All Saints’ Church, Ballymena and St Patrick’s Church, Downpatrick from 6 –11 November 2022. The relics are being brought across by the Saint Pio Foundation. All are welcome to come along to venerate these relics of St. Padre Pio and to join in public and private prayer. It will also be possible to remotely join online through the web-streaming of the various services.


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 www.pioneers.ie/pray


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.


Candlelight Mass: Light in the Darkness Life can be tough with soaring bills, anxiety and stress, and the winter darkness. Come to a candlelit Mass on Sunday evenings. The Candlelight Mass is at 6pm every Sunday in St Patrick’s Church, Donegall St, Belfast. Eucharist or Mass means ‘thanksgiving’, and it’s about connecting with the light that is Christ in our lives; it’s a message of hope and joy. Taizé-inspired music (meditative chant) creates a reverent atmosphere in which you can really pray. This may be the first time you have set foot in a church in a long time and so it is important to know that everyone is welcome. The invitation is simple: to experience a place of light and peace, with an uplifting message. For a close and compassionate God, this is a moment of Christ-centred encounter where countless seeds of hope are sown.

West Belfast Historical Society is meeting on Friday the 11 of November 2022 at 7.30pm in St Michael's Parish Centre on Finaghy Road North (Access via Church Gateway on Finaghy Road North, just before the garage opposite the Church at junction with Andersonstown Road). The November talk is entitled St Malachy’s and the Markets Area by Jimmy O’Hagan.


Anam Cara Belfast, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it's monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Monday 14 November 2022 at 7:30pm in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. We also offer an online meeting taking place Monday 20 June 2022 at 7pm. To join please contact us on 09521 3120.


Annual Celebration of Mass for the Deceased Teachers of the Diocese of Down and Connor will be celebrated Tuesday 15 November 2022 in Good Shepherd Church (Holy Rosary Parish) Ormeau Road, Belfast at 7.30pm +Anyone who wishes to join online ca


Bethany Group Contact number 0799 0381248


St Vincent De Paul Helpline No. 0741 9326678