Saint Teresa of Avila Catholic Church - Titusville, Florida

Thanksgiving Origins

The first American Thanksgiving was actually celebrated on September 8 (feast of the birth of the Blessed Virgin) in 1565 in St. Augustine, Florida. The Native Americans and Spanish settlers held a feast and the Holy Mass was offered. This was 56 years before the Puritan pilgrims of Massachusetts. The second American Thanksgiving happened on April 30, 1598, when Spanish explorer Don Juan de Oñate requested the friars to say a Mass of Thanksgiving, after which he formally proclaimed “La Toma”, claiming the land north of the Rio Grande for the King of Spain. All this took place twenty-three years before the Pilgrims set sail from England on the Mayflower.

 

Let everyone remember that “Thanksgiving” in Greek is Eucharistia. Thus, the Body and Blood of Christ is the true “Thanksgiving Meal”.

Lord, we thank you

for the goodness of our people

and for the spirit of justice

that fills this nation.

We thank you for the beauty and fullness of

the land and the challenge of the cities.

We thank you for our work and our rest,

for one another, and for our homes.

We thank you, Lord:

accept our thanksgiving on this day.

We pray and give thanks through

Jesus Christ our Lord.

R: Amen

Father Chris, Father Richard, Sister Yvonne

and the church staff wish you a blessed

and enjoyable Thanksgiving Day.

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 thru Saturday

10 AM – 2 PM

400-412 Main St.

Titusville, FL 32796

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Monday
St. Teresa of Avila

7:00 AM & 8:30 AM

Confession 7:45 AM - 8:15 AM

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

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

(unless no school on Fri.)

Recitation of the Rosary
9:00am

In the Chapel

Knight of Columbus

Meeting 2nd Monday of the Month

 

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.

MASS TIMES
Saturday - 8:30am and 5:00pm
Sunday - 7:30am, 9:30am and 11:30am
Weekdays - 7:00am and 8:30am