Homilies from 2015

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Feast of Mary, the Mother of God

Friday January 1st is the Feast of Mary the Mother of God. Prayer to Our Lady Take my hand O Blessed Mother; Hold it gently lest I fall; I am nervous when I’m walking, so to thee I humbly call. Guide me over every crossing; Watch me while I am on the stairs. Help me […]

Feast of the Holy Family

Sunday 27th December is the Feast of the Holy Family.  Mass times are as usual at 6:30 p.m. (Vigil),  10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Family Christmas Vigil Mass

For the first time in many years, there will be a Family Christmas Vigil Mass on Christmas Eve at 6 p.m.  We invite parishioners, friends of St. Teresa’s and all who live in the parish to come along and celebrate the birth of our Saviour in Bethlehem.  Come let us adore him.  Everyone welcome.

Jubilee of Mercy – Opportunity or Distraction?

The Jubilee of Mercy is an opportunity to remind ourselves that mercy and compassion are at the heart of the mission of Jesus in the world today.  We can be ‘missionaries of mercy’ in our everyday lives by the way we live and interact with others.  On the 3rd Sunday of Advent, 13th December, symbolic […]

November – the Month of the Holy Souls

There is an appointed time for everything, a time to be born and a time to die (Eccl 3). November, the month traditionally known as the month of the Holy Souls, offers us a prayerful time to remember our deceased loved ones who have gone to share the glory of the risen Christ.  As Christians […]

Prayer for the Start of the New School Year

We give you praise, O Lord, for everything that is new and beautiful. Bless us all as we start this new school year with our friends and teachers. Help us to make the most of every chance we receive as we start anew. May we show love to one another and to all that we […]

Corpus Christi

The Eucharist is at the very heart of the life of the Church.  It is through the Eucharist that the life of the Church flows.  The Second Vatican Council taught us that the Eucharist is the “summit and source” of our life as Christians.  When we reflect upon the Eucharist we realise we are touching […]

Prayer for Exam Students

God our Father, we bring to you all students who are preparing for exams and for those for whom we have promised to pray.  Keep them calm and focused over the coming weeks.  May they know your loving and gentle presence.  Be their guide in their life decisions.  Bless all young people and keep them […]

June – Month of the Sacred Heart

Traditionally, June is the month devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  Of course, every month is a month to focus on God’s love for us, but June has been chosen because the feast day of the Sacred Heart falls  on the 12th.  This is the month to know we are loved and to make […]

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The feast day of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated on 31st May.  After the angel Gabriel had announced to Mary that she was to become the mother of Our Lord, Mary went from Galillee to Judea to visit her kinswoman Elizabeth, soon to be the mother of John the Baptist.  Elizabeth […]