Sunday 29 January 2023

Fourth Sunday In Ordinary Time

Synod 2023: Communion, Participation, Mission.

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

Weekday Masses  St Matthias’ Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am. St Teresa’s Saturday 10am.

Confessions  Before Saturday Vigil Mass and on request.

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

The Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be on Friday 3 February 2023 at the usual time.

Recently Deceased  Marian Mead, Leo Connolly, Moira Farrell, Jim Mooney.

Months Mind Norah Craig, Hugh Antony McCrory.

Anniversaries: Thomas Morton, Ned Kane, Catherine McIlhattton, Bernard McIlhatton, Bernard Joseph McIlhatton, David Officer, Liam Martin, Frank Jones, Pat Goodman, Brigid Bradshaw, James Davey, Dolores McArdle.

Candles Burning Sally Quinn

Weekly Offertory  £1, 385. Thank you.

Safeguarding Sunday 29 January 2023 In October 2021, Pope Francis invited Catholics throughout the world to engage in what he called a process of synodality. Most of us had never heard of the word ‘synodality’. Pope Francis described it as a way of gathering together to listen to each other and to God’s Word as we search to discover what God wants for his Church in the 21st century. This process of listening is based on the Pope’s conviction that the will of God for his people can be discerned by listening to what God’s Spirit is saying in our hearts. By engaging in this listening process, Pope Francis is encouraging us to become a Listening Church – a Church which engages in faith-filled listening among ourselves and with wider society.

This is particularly important in Safeguarding young people and adults at risk. As we emerge from the disruption to parish services caused by the pandemic, our Parish Safeguarding Committee will be listening and responding to the needs of young people and their group leaders. We all know that the isolation many young people and adults at risk experienced during the lockdowns has affected their mental health. By creating a safe and welcoming environment in the parish we want to ensure that they are listened to and supported. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in this vital work especially our youth leaders, teachers, parents , volunteers and members of our Parish Safeguarding Committee. There are copies of the St Teresa’s Parish Safeguarding Committee guidance leaflet available for Parishioners to read at the back of the Church.

Down and Connor Catholic Schools’ Support Service It is with great pleasure that I write to inform you that All Saints College, St Teresa’s Nursery School and St Mary’s Christian Brothers’ Grammar have each been awarded the Down and Connor Spirit of Catholic Education Award 2023. 

Each was chosen for the award because of the tremendous dedication to promoting the ethos and values of Catholic education, and in particular for their work in the area of respect for the environment. All will be receiving this prestigious award at a special ceremony next week in St Mary’s University College.  Please note that due to child safeguarding this award ceremony is not open to the general public.

St Brigid’s Day Lecture on Wednesday 1st February at 7.30pm at St Bride’s Parish Centre (38 Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast). Guest Speaker: Michael Kelly.  (Editor of The Irish Catholic). All Welcome.

TOTUS TUUS EUCHARISTIC CONFERENCE 2023 Is live on Radio Maria Ireland from 2pmon Saturday 4th February 2023. Speakers include FR. Columba MARY Toman OP, Fr. Patrick Cahill O.J.S.S, Fr. Patrick Lagan (DERRY DIOCESE), Maura Murphy (Holy Family Mission). Radio Maria Ireland can be listened to by downloading the Radio Maria Ireland APP, Saorview Channel 210 or listen live at (01)4373277

Adoption and Foster Care Services of the Northern Health and Social Care Trust – ‘There are children in crisis today in our local communities – children of all ages and all abilities. Can you spare an hour a day, an overnight or a weekend or more to make a difference in a child’s life? If you can, then contact the Regional Fostering Team at or on 0800 0720 137….remember, every child is just one caring adult away from success’.

Accord Marriage Preparation Courses at St Mary’s Chapel Lane, Belfast. Next available course 16/18 February 2023. Book at 

Bethany Group  Contact number 0799 0381248

St Vincent De Paul Helpline No.  0741 9326678

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