Saint Teresa of Avila Catholic Church - Titusville, Florida

Daily Intentions

October 22, 2020
7:00 AMSpecial Intention for Claire Nicholson by MaryJo
8:30 AMPaul Mozak, . † by wife & son

 

Thursday
St. Teresa of Avila

7:00 AM & 8:30 AM

Confession 7:45 AM - 8:15 AM

Spanish Adoration and Prayer
6:00-7:00PM
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

Holy Hour
9:00am - 10:00am

(except holidays) after the 8:30 Mass, Divine Mercy, Rosary, Silent Prayer, Benediction

St. Teresa Statue Project

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 below 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. 

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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.

 

Are you craving Fair Food??

Are you missing the fair? Do you have a craving for a Philly cheese steak or maybe a funnel cake? Well you are not alone, so the St. Teresa School Fair committee decided to help with your cravings. Introducing… Fair Food Saturday Spectacular. Our committee has put together your fair food favorites like philly cheesestakes, chicken phillies, and sausage sandwiches, French Fries, and yes even funnel cakes and fried Oreos! Just place your orders this week at the St. Teresa School website and we will do the cooking. Remember, to place your between Thursday, October 22nd and Monday, November 2nd. Thank you for your support!

2021 Mass Intention Book

The 2021 Mass Intentions book is open in the Church Office. Please limit Saturday or Sunday intentions to three per year so that all may have a chance to have a weekend intention. Mass Intention forms are on the table in the back of the Church.

Catching up During Covid

Since many parishioners have recently returned to Mass and with all the safety precautions we are taking, some may not have seen the Bulletin , where it is available on-line on the St. Teresa
website. So to catch up:
 
  • The Bishop has asked that we please wear a mask in church, Many volunteers are cleaning the pews after Mass as an extra step for your safety.
  • Due to Covid, many programs are on-hold or canceled right now. That includes: There will be NO Fall Festival (carnival) this year.
  • There will be NO Volunteer Appreciation Dinner this October.
  • Will still look forward to a farewell celebration for Anna Mae Smoller, the church Office Receptionist after her many years of service with a smile. We thank her for all the assistance she has been to parishioners over those 25 years. She takes a lot of memories about the parish with her.
  • Once we are able to officially join together again, we will have a gathering in her honor. (we did acknowledge her in the May 24th bulletin, but know that many missed it on-line.
  • The decision for the School Christmas Pageant is still on hold.
 
As restrictions are lifted, we will notify parishioners of any upcoming events. We can only pray that the threat of this viruslessens over time. Please remember, the Bulletin and other items of interest can always be found on the St Teresa website.

Needing Your Help

We are in need of volunteers to help disinfect the pews after each Mass on Sunday. Your support is needed to keep our community safe. We are in need of many hands to make the work light for all. If you are willing to help in this ministry please contact Sr. Yvonne at the church office - 321-268-3441,

Thank you for your time and support!

Daylight Saving Ends

Don’t forget that Daylight Savings Time Ends on Sunday, November 1st. Clocks fall back so you have an extra hour to sleep.

Hurricane Protection Prayer

God, our Father,

Eternal and Omnipotent, Creator and Lord of the Universe, you have set the earth on its foundation and all elements of nature obey your command. You give food to all flesh, cover the heavens with clouds, and provide rain to the earth ─

We humbly beseech you Lord, Most High, to keep us safe from all dangers and to calm all the storms of life that threaten us: especially the attack of whirlwinds and tornadoes, the calamity and destruction of hurricanes, the din and damage of hail storms, the striking of thunderbolts and lightning, and the devastation of floods and tidal waves.

May we be secure in your loving protection, seek your Will in all our experiences, and serve you always with grateful hearts. We ask this through our Lord, Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.

 

We ask Jesus to watch over us through the summer, to keep us safe from harm, shelter us from storms and make all travel safe no matter whether it be around home or on a trip for vacation

Happy ALL Hallows Eve Should we as Catholics celebrate Halloween?

Halloween is short for All Hallow’s Eve. It is the vigil of All Saints (All Hallows) Day. All Saints Day is a Holy Day of Obligation, and thus a major feast on the Catholic Church’s liturgical calendar.

 

Halloween (October 31st) is connected with All Saints Day (November 1st) and All Souls Day (November 2nd). Halloween is, therefore, the first day of Allhallowtide, the time of year when the living honors all the dead in Christ: all the saints in heaven as well as all the holy souls detained in purgatory on their way to heaven It is a beautiful celebration of the communion of saints!

 

Halloween begins the celebration of Catholic, and therefore Christian, holy days that remind the faithful of the reality of heaven and hell, the saints and the damned, demons and angels, and the holy souls suffering in purgatory.

 

It is true that Halloween has been badly corrupted and hypercommercialized just like Christmas and Easter, but, just as that should never stop Catholics from fully celebrating the great feasts of the Church the Catholic way, neither should it stop Catholics from enjoying Halloween as a celebration of the great feast of All Saints.

 

To avoid superstition and any negative influence of the occult, Halloween should not be honored or celebrated apart from Catholic truth (in the same way we should keep the birth of Christ at the center of Christmas, and the Resurrection of Christ at the center of Easter).

 

Priesthood Sunday

Priesthood Sunday, the last Sunday of October, is a special day set aside to honor the priesthood in the United States. It is a day to reflect upon and affirm the role of the priesthood in the life of the Church as a central one. 
 
This nationwide event is coordinated by the USA Council of Serra International. It is sponsored by the USA Council of Serra International and the Serra International Foundation. Serrans are encouraged to spearhead events in their diocese, parish and school to get many people involved to show appreciation to all priests.
 
“Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
“At once they left their nets and followed him."
 
Thank you to Father Chris and Father Greg for their spiritual leadership!

Pope Francis Intentions

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for October
 
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

 

The Laity's Mission in the Church

 

 

We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church.

 

 

BETA Baby Bottle Campaign

 

We will be beginning our Baby Bottle Campaign for BETA, our Pregnancy Center, on September 19 through October 25th. Start saving your coins and bills to put into the baby bottles that will be provided once we get closer to the beginning date. They rely on our donations for their budget annually.

 

  • Oct 22, 2020
    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

  • Oct 29, 2020
    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 02, 2020
    7:00 PM

    All Souls Day is Nov. 2nd. We will be having a special Mass and lighting of candles for our deceased parishioners from this past year. Invitations were sent out to their contact people. Anyone is invited to come to the Mass and light a candle for any deceased loved one after all of the names are called of those who died this past year.

     

    There are All Souls Day envelopes on the tables in the back of the Church. Kindly return them with your donation in a timely fashion. They will be put on the altar for the whole month of November in remembrance of your deceased loved ones.

    Let us pray for those who have left us and entered the gates of Heaven.

  • Nov 05, 2020
    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

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

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

10 AM – 1 PM

400-412 Main St.

Titusville, FL 32796

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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.

 

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