Saint Teresa of Avila Catholic Church

Titusville, Florida

Wednesday
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

Religious Education

Classes for Grades K - 8 from 5:30 – 6:45 pm

Traditional Choir Practice

Meets in the Church from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Welcome to St. Teresa of Avila

Saint Teresa's Church has been in existence 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 have a unique of 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.

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe

There will be a 'Our Lady of Guadalupe Fiesta" in the Parrish Hall December Sunday 10 at 4:00 PM. All are welcome!

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 14 years. Please take a tag or two and purchase a toy for the children that come to our Food Pantry.

 

DO NOT wrap the gifts, but attach the tag to it and put it in the yellow 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.

Thanksgiving Prayer

We thank you, Father, for the gift of Jesus your Son who came to our earth and lived in a simple home. We have a greater appreciation of the value and dignity of the human family because he loved and was loved within its shelter.

 

Bless us this day; may we grow in love for each other in our family and so give thanks to you who are the maker of all human families and our abiding peace.

Cor Jesu Requesting Assistance

The Cor Jesu Food Pantry is in need of a couple of more driver's to pick up donated groceries from local stores. If you have a pick-up truck and are able bodied please consider this ministry. This will only require about one hour of your time on Thursday mornings.

Depending on the response this may only be every other week. You should be able to do moderate lifting. Many hungry people in North Brevard depend upon our pantry and we will all appreciate your help.

 

Please contact Bruce Moquin at 321-543- 3530 for further information. 

 

Please consider assisting with this opportunity for the Food Pantry.

 

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.

Pope Francis Intentions

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for November
 
Christians in Asia
That Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the Gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace, and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions.

When we in the West think of the Church in Asia, our thoughts often turn to the Pacific coast of that great continent: Japan, China, Vietnam and all their neighbors. It is good to recall also that Jesus was born in Asia, southwest Asia, and it was there that he labored, ministered and accomplished our salvation.

Saint Pope John Paul the Great conducted a special assembly of the synod of bishops specifically to address the evangelization of Asia, “The Church in Asia sings the praises of the “God of salvation” (Ps 68:20) for choosing to initiate his saving plan on Asian soil, through men and women of that continent.”

The faith is booming in various parts of Asia, particularly in South Asia, India! In Southeast Asia, the Church struggles still in Vietnam to minister in a complex political context. In Southwest Asia, the US State Department recently accused terrorists of genocide against Christians and others. Thanks be to God for our freedom to practice our holy religion.

Saint Pope John Paul exhorted us to pray for the Church in Asia, “...just as in the first millennium the Cross was planted on the soil of Europe, and in the second on that of the Americas and Africa, we can pray that in the Third Christian Millennium a great harvest of faith will be reaped in this vast and vital continent.” May the good Lord make it so!

Reflections

How can I support the Church’s mission in specific nations on the Asian continent with my time, treasure or talent? How can we in the United States and Canada foster dialogue and peace with other religions that originated in Asia such as Islam; philosophies such as Confucianism; or ways of life such as Buddhism?

Scripture

Rev 1:4-6

John, to the seven churches in Asia: grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead and ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, who has made us into a kingdom, priests for his God and Father, to him be glory and power forever [and ever]. Amen

Advent Candles and Advent Wreaths

Advent begins December 3, 2017 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 chart in the main entrance 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 23, 2017
    10:00 am - 3:45 pm
    We will not be having the Exposition or the Spanish Holy Hour this Thursday because of the Thanksgiving.
     
     
  • Nov 23, 2017
    8:30 AM

    The tradition here at St. Teresa is for parishioners to bring baked goods (homemade bread, rolls, cakes, etc.) to share with the shut-ins, sick, and needy of our community. Let us help those who are not as fortunate as we are. These baked goods can be placed on the steps of the sanctuary for a special blessing before they are distributed.

    Our parish has a very successful food pantry. Many people come to us for food; in fact, the number of people has increased this year. Also, this need increases at holiday time. We ask people to bring canned goods, dry food stuffs, cereal, pasta, rice, etc. to Mass and place them in the baskets provided in the foyer of the Church. Some of these items will be presented at the Presentation of the Gifts. Thank you for your generosity.

    Finally, if you wish, you can bring some item of food that you will be serving during your Thanksgiving Dinner for a special blessing of food and for a prayer of Thanksgiving.

    Let us make this day a day of celebration and thanksgiving to God for the many wonderful and gracious gifts he has given to us. We do have much to be thankful for…

  • Nov 30, 2017
    10:00 am - 3:45 pm
    We will not be having the Exposition or the Spanish Holy Hour this Thursday because of the Thanksgiving.
     
     

Gift Shop

Gift shop hours  are every weekday from 9:00-4:00PM (except Tuesdays) and before & after each weekend Mass.

 

 

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

 

  • Cor Jesu Food Pantry

    Nov 26, 2017, Dec 03, 2017
    Where did the year go ? Look towards helping others during the holiday season. A gift certificate for a turkey or perishable products is a welcome addition.
     
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  • Bible Study

    Nov 27, 2017, Dec 04, 2017

    Our Bible Study with Jeanine Zolfaghari will begin on September 11, at 9:15 a.m. right after morning mass.