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The St Teresa's Parish Bulletin for Sunday, 7th November 2021

Sunday 7 November 2021

Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Year B

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

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

Confessions Saturday evening before Mass and on request.

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

Sunday Gospel The Temple in Jerusalem was a busy place, yet Jesus saw the poor widow making a donation. She gave all the money she had to make her offering. From her heart she used the symbol of a few coins to make an act of faith in God’s love for her. She showed that she depended on God for all things in her life and that was the prayer she made. She placed her trust in the God of all things, she handed over the money she had. In doing so she is an example to us of how we should place our trust in the love that God has for us. Faithful people are called to see that God gives all good things and we should be ready to make some small return for that generous and unending love.

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.

Friday 12 November 2021 St Teresa’s 10am Annual Mass for deceased parishioners. All are welcome to attend, especially those who have been bereaved in the last year. Mass can be viewed online for the parish website. The Bethany Bereavement Support Group will also attend at the Mass.

De Paul Appeal Sister Nuala will promote the work of De Paul at Mass and a collection will

be taken up.

Recently Deceased Brigid Agnes Maguire, Marie McMahon.

Months Mind Marguerite Neill, Gerard Magennis.

Anniversaries Gerard McKeown, Josephine Carabine, Stephen Gilmore, Mary Colette,

James McAleavey, Eva Maguire, Linda McErlean, Sally Smyth, Edward

Armstrong, George Magennis, Martin Floyd, Monsieur Toner.

Candles will burn for Special Intentions, Andrew Russell, Special Intentions.

Offertory Collection Weekly £855. Fundraising £461. Thank you.

Holy Father’s message for World Day for the Poor 2021 It is crucial that we grow in our awareness of the needs of the poor, which are always changing, as are their living conditions. Today, in fact, in the more economically developed areas of the world, people are less willing than in the past to confront poverty. The state of relative affluence to which we have become accustomed makes it more difficult to accept sacrifices and deprivation. People are ready to do anything rather than to be deprived of the fruits of easy gain. As a result, they fall into forms of resentment, spasmodic nervousness and demands that lead to fear, anxiety and, in some cases, violence. This is no way to build our future; those attitudes are themselves forms of poverty which we cannot disregard. We need to be open to reading the signs of the times that ask us to find new ways of being evangelizers in the contemporary world. Immediate assistance in responding to the needs of the poor must not prevent us from showing foresight in implementing new signs of Christian love and charity as a response to the new forms of poverty experienced by humanity today.

Plenary Indulgences for the deceased faithful have been extended for the entire month of November 2020.

The Irish Bishops have asked that parishes throughout Ireland would undertake a special Church collection on 6/7 November 2021 and to invite public support for Trócaire in its work to alleviate this humanitarian crisis in East Africa. Donation envelopes are available in the churches.

Advent Retreat The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. The retreat is held by the Drumalis Team and Fr Perry Gildea CM Drumalis. Friday 10 - Sunday 12 December 2021. For further information or to book a place, call 2827 2196 or email Details also available on Drumalis website –

Parish Fundraising Ballot Tickets will be available next week. First prize £100 cash. Many other prizes will follow.

We seem to give them back to Thee, O 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 O 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 a 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.

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