Saint Teresa of Avila Catholic Church - Titusville, Florida

Daily Intentions

November 26, 2021
7:00 AMRay Maher † by Helen & Thomas
8:30 AMOliver & Estella Trosper † by Annie Moore

 

Friday
St. Teresa of Avila

7:00 AM & 8:30 AM

Confession First Friday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Liturgy of the Hours (Morning Prayer)
8:10 AM

8:10am (before the 8:30 mass)

(unless there is school on Fri.)

Recitation of the Rosary
9:00am

In the Chapel

Hope

Dear Jesus, you are the hope in our messy world. This Advent, help us slow down, listen to your voice, and focus on what's really important. We place our hope in you as we prepare our hearts to celebrate your birth on Christmas. Amen.

Saint of the Day

Eldest son of a shoemaker, John was born at Diest, Brabant. He early wanted to be a priest, and when thirteen became a servant in the household of one of the Cathedral canons at Malines, John Froymont. In 1615, he entered the newly founded Jesuit College at Malines, and the following year became a Jesuit novice. He was sent to Rome in 1618 to continue his studies, and was known for his diligence and piety, impressing all with his holiness and stress on perfection in little things. He died there ...

Online Giving

Supporting the Church

We are all experiencing different type of hardship, our church is not immune to this problem. Since we cannot attend Mass and bring our donation to the church  your support is still needed. If you are able to change the way you are supporting Saint Teresa Catholic Church to online, please use the button above to setup your donation online. If you cannot do online donations, please mail or stop by the church office and place your envelop into the mail slot. We will have limited office support. Thank you for your time, prayers and support. 

Learn More About the Sisters of Notre Dame Prayer Line

by clicking here

 

St. Teresa Prayer List

If you need to add someone on St. Teresa's Prayer List, please contact the office between 2:00-3:00pm. They will be added to the daily morning Rosary or St. Teresa's Intentions on Monday morning.

Prayer of the Day

Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you! As when fire sets twigs ablaze and causes water to boil, come down to make your name known to your enemies and cause the nations to quake before you! Isaiah 64:1–2, NIV

Lord our God, in our times too you hear the prayers and cries of your children. We need to cry out, for humankind has not become your own but still lives in pain and under judgment, and many thousands have to die or undergo terrible things. They should be yours, every one of them. They should all be your children. So we cry out to you: Reveal and glorify your name on earth so that a new time may come and great wonders may be done by your hand. May your name be honored, your kingdom come, and your will be done on earth as in heaven. Amen.

 

Welcome to St. Teresa of Avila

Saint Teresa's Church has been in existence in Titusville Florida since 1958. We have over 1800 families in our faith-filled community and is located on the Space Coast, directly across from Kennedy Space Center. We are a unique multi-ethnic and multi-age congregation. This uniqueness has created a vibrant, supportive and involved parish community.

 

Saint Teresa's is an active parish with many different ministries, please visit the ministries page or call 321-268-3441 for more information. Please join us and spread the works of our Lord.

 

St Teresa Breakfast Buffet

Mark your calendars and loosen your belts our 3rd Monthly Breakfast Buffet will be Sunday December 19th after each Mass. St. Teresa’s own Chef Tom and his Sous Chef Greg will be at it again working with our Youth Group to serve up a scrumptious Breakfast that will only be matched by the stimulating conversation and fantastic friendship shared during the meal.

Our offering will include scramble eggs, bacon, sausage, omelets, eggs to order, hash browns, sausage gravy and biscuits and French Toast as well as some sweet treats, coffee, juice, and water. Join us after mass, recommended donation of $10 per adult $5 per child (10 and under) is appreciated.

CHRISTMAS IN THE COURTYARD

Presented By

St. Teresa Catholic Church

Come start the Christmas Season off by attending an
Old-fashioned Christmas Celebration.
(Open to the Public)

 

 

Stop in Avila Hall where some of our Local Restaurants will be selling small samplings of their more popular dishes for you to enjoy as you listen to The Sounds Of Christmas. SANTA will be there for the little ones.

 

WHEN: Sunday, December 12th from 3:00-5:00pm

 

WHAT: Christmas In The Courtyard: featuring Strolling Csarolers, foods for sale from local restaurants, music, 50/50, door prizes, and Santa Claus.

 

WHERE: St. Teresa Catholic Church both on the Courtyard grounds and Avila Hall.

 

Address: 203 Ojibway Ave/Titusville, Fl. 32780

 
For more information contact:
 
Tom Ferrara (Head of Parish Council) - Phone# 321-795-8482 E-mail: tferr1953@hotmail.com
 
Greg Clouser (Director of Faith Formation) Phone # 321-349-5445 E-mail: faithformation@stteresa-titusville.org
 

 

                                                                                           

Advent Giving Project

On the evergreen trees on either side of the doors in the Narthex are tags with sex and ages of children from 3 months to teen years. Please take a tag or two and purchase a toy for the children that come to our Food Pantry or school.

 

Do NOT wrap the gifts, but attach the tag to it and put it in the wagon by the Chapel. Parents of children who come to our Food Pantry will come and “shop” for a gift for each of their children.

 

Thank you for your generosity in meeting the needs of our brothers and sisters who are less fortunate.

How to Prepare for Advent

Avoiding the commercialization of Christmas is a real challenge. For Catholics, the liturgical season of Advent helps us focus on the spiritual preparation for Christmas and on the coming of Our Lord. (Advent comes from the Latin adventus, meaning “coming.”) The catechism stresses the two-fold meaning of this “coming”: “When the church celebrates the liturgy of Advent each year, she makes present this ancient expectancy of the Messiah, for by sharing in the long preparation for the Savior’s first coming, the faithful renew their ardent desire for His second coming” . Therefore, on one hand, the faithful reflect back on Our Lord’s first coming when He humbled Himself, becoming incarnate and entered our time and space to free us from sin. On the other hand, we recall in the creed that Our Lord will come again to judge the living and the dead and that we must be ready to meet Him.

First, make an Advent wreath. The wreath is a circle, which has no beginning or end: God is eternal, and His love for us is everlasting. The wreath is made of fresh plant material, because Christ came to give us new, everlasting life through His passion, death and resurrection. Three candles are purple, symbolizing penance, preparation and sacrifice; the pink candle symbolizes the same but highlights the third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday, when we rejoice because our preparation is now halfway finished and Christ will soon come. The light represents Christ, who entered this world to scatter the darkness of evil and show us the way of righteousness. The progression of lighting candles shows our increasing readiness to meet Our Lord.

Second, pray. Hopefully prayer already is part of the daily routine, but if not, make it one. Schedule a regular time for prayer. Also, pray the rosary, individually or as a family. Ponder the various events in the life of Our Lord, and the example of Mary, “the handmaid of the Lord,” who gave of herself to receive the gift of the Savior. For little children, who have a shorter attention span, maybe just pray a decade each night, looking at one mystery; over the four weeks of Advent, all the mysteries will have been prayed.

Third, read sacred Scripture. This liturgical year, the Sunday Gospel passages will be taken primarily from St. Matthew. However, do not just read the Gospel; rather, spend a few minutes reflecting upon it, inserting oneself into the passage, and allowing the Holy Spirit to speak in the quiet of one’s heart.

Fourth, take the time for confession. Do a thorough examination of conscience. If it has been a while since the last confession, find a good examination of conscience, and over the course of the week pray for help from the Holy Spirit

Fifth, teach. For children especially, read to them the stories of St. Francis and the first Christmas crèche, St. Boniface and the first Christmas tree, or St. Nicholas who is Santa Claus.

Finally, give. Give of yourself by doing good works. Good works help heal the hurts caused by sin, including our own. Each day, do a good work — say a prayer for a person, help a neighbor in need or make a sacrifice for a special intention. Whatever the good work, write it in the blank space. At the end of Advent, one will have a beautiful gift for the Lord.

 

Advent Prayer for Family

Heavenly Father, your son, Jesus, is your greatest gift to us, a great sign of your love. Guide us as we strive to walk in that love together as a family this Advent. As we prepare our hearts for Christmas, bring us closer to each other and to your son. Give us the grace and strength we need every day. Help us to always trust in you. Come, Lord Jesus, lead all people closer to you. Come and dispel the darkness of your world with the light of your love. Amen.

Pope Francis Intentions

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for December
 
Each year, the Holy Father asks for our prayers for a specific intention each month. You are invited to answer the Holy Father's request and to join with many people worldwide in praying for this intention each month.
 

Universal

Catechists

Let us pray for the catechists, summoned to announce the Word of God: may they be its witnesses, with courage and creativity and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Advent Candles and Advent Wreaths

Advent began on November 28, 2021 and the Gift Shop will have its Advent candles, Advent Wreaths, and children's Advent Calendars for sale in the gift shop.

 

At each weekend Mass we will have the lighting of the Advent Wreath candle(s). Please consider signing up to light the candle(s). It can be done by an individual, a couple or a family. There is a sign-up sheet  on the left side of the Gift Bearers Book in the Narthex of the Church with the directions to be followed. You will process in with the Readers and before the Presider at the beginning of the Mass. 

  • Nov 30, 2021
    7:00 PM

    The Contemporary Choir which sings at the 11:30AM Mass. Come to our rehearsal and share your talented voice or a musical instrument with a fun and prayerful Ministry! Please contact Ina Smith, Choir Director after the Mass.

  • Dec 01, 2021
    7:00 PM

    The Traditional Choir which sings at the 9:30AM Mass. Come to our rehearsal and share your talented voice or a musical instrument with a fun and prayerful Ministry! Please contact Ina Smith, Choir Director after the Mass.

  • Dec 02, 2021
    9:00 am - 7:15 pm

    We will have an all day Eucharistic Adoration from 9:00am to 6:00pm in the Chapel. Please come and not leave our Lord in the Eucharist unattended during this time.

    There will be the Spanish Holy Hour and Exposition from 6 – 7:15 PM with week and all are invited. If anyone would like to sign up for an hour, please call/text @:Peggy Ricardo 321-269- 4489—Peggyricardo77@gmail.com.

     

  • Dec 03, 2021
    All Day

     

    First Friday we will have adoration until 7:15pm in the Chapel after the Benediction which is follows the 8:30am Mass.

  • Dec 04, 2021
    After 8:30 Mass
     
    The Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary will be after the 8:30 AM Mass on First Saturday of the month. 
  • Dec 07, 2021
    7:00 PM

    The Contemporary Choir which sings at the 11:30AM Mass. Come to our rehearsal and share your talented voice or a musical instrument with a fun and prayerful Ministry! Please contact Ina Smith, Choir Director after the Mass.

  • Dec 08, 2021
    7:00 PM

    The Traditional Choir which sings at the 9:30AM Mass. Come to our rehearsal and share your talented voice or a musical instrument with a fun and prayerful Ministry! Please contact Ina Smith, Choir Director after the Mass.

  • Dec 09, 2021
    9:00 am - 7:15 pm

    We will have an all day Eucharistic Adoration from 9:00am to 6:00pm in the Chapel. Please come and not leave our Lord in the Eucharist unattended during this time.

    There will be the Spanish Holy Hour and Exposition from 6 – 7:15 PM with week and all are invited. If anyone would like to sign up for an hour, please call/text @:Peggy Ricardo 321-269- 4489—Peggyricardo77@gmail.com.

     

  • Nov 28, 2021
    Saturday 5:00 pm Sunday 7:30 am, 8:30 am and 11:30 am

    This is the first Sunday of a 4 week Journey.

  • Dec 07, 2021
    7:00 pm

    This is a Holy Day of obligation.

    We will be having Mass at 7:00pm

  • Dec 08, 2021
    7:30 am, 9:30 am and 11:30 am

    This is a Holy Day of obligation.

    We will be having Mass at 7:30, 9:30 (School Mass), and 11:30

Gift Shop

Gift shop hours are before & after each weekend Masses and weekday from 9:00-4:00PM (except Tuesday and the month of July).

 

Buyer's Bargain Shop

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

10 AM – 1 PM

400-412 Main St.

Titusville, FL 32796

Family of the Month

Click here to nominate a family for the "Family of the Month"

Going Out of Town?

Use the link below to find a church near your destination.

Closest Catholic Church

 

 

203 Ojibway Avenue

Titusville, Florida

(321) 268-3441

We are west of Village Inn on US1, which is South of Garden Street and North of Hwy 50.

 

  • Cor Jesu Food Pantry

    Nov 28, 2021, Dec 05, 2021
    Cor Jesu Food Pantry is in need of your support. The food pantry is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
     
    Please remember to... Read more