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The St. Teresa's Parish Bulletin for Sunday, 8th May 2022

Sunday 8 May 2022,

Fourth Sunday of Easter

(Year C).

Synod 2023: Communion, Participation, Mission.

Sunday Gospel ‘The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice.’ Hearing the voice of the Good Shepherd can be a real challenge for the followers of Jesus. There can be many distractions, plenty of noise that stops us from hearing the still, small voice of God. Listening to Jesus takes some effort and it is important for us to know that we have to make time, space and silence so that we are ready and alert to the Word of God. We hear that word in prayer, in reading the Bible and in the teaching of the Church. If we want to belong to Christ, if we are sincere about our faith in him, today can be the beginning of a new, deeper relationship with him and his family.

Weekend 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.

Confessions Before Saturday Vigil Mass and on request.

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

Recently deceased Canon Robert Fullerton, Julia Loughran, Ellen Connolly.

Anniversaries Paul & Charles Montgomery, James McDonnell, James & Philomena McDonagh, Patricia Russell, Mary Hughes, Billy Maskey, Mary Cox.

Candles will burn for James Donnell, Betty Allison.

Offertory Collection £1 113. Thank you.

Congratulations to the children who received their First Holy Communion yesterday with a word of thank to those who prepared them, especially their teachers. May Christ be for them the Bread of Life.

Trocaire Collection will be forwarded this week, please return your donation as soon as possible.

Consider deepening your faith and register on the Aspal App by logging on to and from there they can choose the course that they wish to follow.

Cemetery Sundays Milltown today 3pm, City Cemetery 15 May 3pm, Hannahstown 29 May 3pm.

Accord Marriage Preparation Next available Belfast courses 18/19 October 2022, 22/23 November 2022. Book at Book Now.

Clonard Solemn Novena 2022 Would you like to be a volunteer at one of the biggest religious events in Ireland? We need Church Stewards - Car Park Attendants—-Martha Ministers (Church Cleaning) & Ministers of the Eucharist (already serving in their own Parish). Join our Volunteer Team at the Clonard Solemn Novena 2022. Application forms available at Clonard Reception.

Prayer for Vocations Heavenly Father, we ask you to send labourers into your harvest and to bless all who strive to listen to your voice. Inspire, in the hearts of men and women, vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life. Bless our families with a spirit of generosity, so that those whom you call have the courage to give themselves to your Church in faith. Send workers into Your great harvest so that the Gospel is preached, the poor are served with love, the suffering are comforted, and Your people are strengthened by the sacraments. We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Mary, Mother of Jesus and Mother of the Church, You know the struggles, doubts and obstacles that those who are discerning a vocation face. As you gave your “yes” to the Lord’s call, assist those your Son is calling to answer yes to the divine call, as you did at the invitation of the angel. Amen.

St Vincent De Paul Helpline No. 0741 9326678.