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The St. Teresa’s Parish Bulletin for Sunday, 9th October 2022


Sunday 9 October 2022

Twenty Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time

(Year C)

Synod 2023: Communion, Participation, Mission.


Sunday Gospel When we take time to pray it is good to say ‘thanks’. Many times our prayers are rushed or we are either asking God to get something, or to take something away. But to have the wisdom and the serenity to say thanks to God for the gift of life and the ability to give and receive love is central to our faith in his plan for us and for the world. It’s not simply a matter of ‘counting your blessings’, it is a way of life, a particular attitude of grace. If we learn to be thankful for who and what we have, then we can give that grace to others, the gratitude that shows we have a true understanding of God and his love for us.


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 bereaved Eilish Smyth, Teresa Burns, Bro David O’Riordan.


Anniversaries Hugh McPoland, Paul Dornan, Mary Sloan, Patrick McErlean, John Captain, Roy Riddell, Susan Crawford.


Candle burning Hugh McPoland.


Offertory Collection £1 307 Thank you.


Hail Holy Queen Conference 2022 Live on Radio Maria Ireland 2pm Saturday 15 October 2022 Speakers: Fr Vincent Op, Antonia Moffat, Fr Brian OP and Katrina Leyden. Radio Maria Download the App or Saorview 210.


Monastic Experience Week-end Portglenone 4 to 6 November 2022. A time for those who are considering a vocation. Contact Fr Aelred frmagee@yahoo.co.uk @abbeyfamily.

Catholic Chaplaincy QUB Golden Jubilee Mass The Catholic Chaplaincy warmly invites you to join them for their Annual Dedication of Studies Mass, which this year takes place on the 50 anniversary of the opening of the landmark site. Bishop Noel Treanor will celebrate Mass on Sunday 16 October 2022 at 8pm in the Chaplaincy’s Corpus Christi Chapel, 28 Elmwood Avenue, Belfast. Students and staff are especially welcome, as are alumni, friends and all who support the Chaplaincy’s important work with students.

West Belfast Historical Society is meeting on Friday the 14 October 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 Linen Barons of the Lagan Valley by Mr James McDermott.

News from Trocaire Somalia and its neighbours in the Horn of Africa, including Ethiopia and Kenya, are in the grip of the worst drought in more than 40 years, which has wiped out livestock and crops. Four consecutive droughts, the ripple effects of the Ukraine war, climate change and Covid-19 have created the direst of conditions in the region. A fifth consecutive season of abnormal rainfall levels is now predicted, the war in Ukraine continues, the world is getting warmer and the pandemic has not gone away. Consider a donation to Trocaire’s work trocaire.org


October 2022 and World Mission Sunday is a time for the faithful of the world to show their appreciation towards the work of overseas missionaries. The generosity offered will be used to support missionary activities in over 1,100 struggling dioceses, mostly in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. You can help right now. Please donate €4 by texting the word ‘Mission’ to 50300. Alternatively donate at www. missio.ie or call Missio Ireland on 01 497 2035. To learn more go to www.missio.ie


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