Saint Teresa of Avila Catholic Church

Titusville, Florida

Scripture of the Day

Reading 1 1 Thes 4:9-11
Brothers and sisters:On the subject of fraternal charityyou have no need for anyone to write you,for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another.Indeed, you do this for all the brothers throughout Macedonia.Nevertheless we urge you, brothers and sisters, to progress even more,and to aspire to live a tranquil life,to mind your own affairs,and to work with your own hands,as we instructed you.
Responsorial Psalm PS 98:1, 7-8, 9
R. (9) The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice.Sing to the LORD a new song,for he has done wondrous deeds;His right hand has won victory for him,his holy arm.R. The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice.Let the sea and what fills it resound,the world and those who dwell in it;Let the rivers clap their hands,the mountains shout with them for joy.R. The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice.Before the LORD, for he comes,for he comes to rule the earth;He will rule the world with justiceand the peoples with equity.R. The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice.Alleluia Mt 5:10R. Alleluia, alleluia.Blessed are those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Gospel Mk 6:17-29
Herod was the one who had John the Baptist arrested and bound in prisonon account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, whom he had married.John had said to Herod,“It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.”Herodias harbored a grudge against himand wanted to kill him but was unable to do so.Herod feared John, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man,and kept him in custody.When he heard him speak he was very much perplexed,yet he liked to listen to him.She had an opportunity one day when Herod, on his birthday,gave a banquet for his courtiers,his military officers, and the leading men of Galilee.Herodias’ own daughter came inand performed a dance that delighted Herod and his guests.The king said to the girl,“Ask of me whatever you wish and I will grant it to you.”He even swore many things to her,“I will grant you whatever you ask of me,even to half of my kingdom.”She went out and said to her mother,“What shall I ask for?”She replied, “The head of John the Baptist.”The girl hurried back to the king’s presence and made her request,“I want you to give me at onceon a platter the head of John the Baptist.”The king was deeply distressed,but because of his oaths and the guestshe did not wish to break his word to her.So he promptly dispatched an executioner with ordersto bring back his head.He went off and beheaded him in the prison.He brought in the head on a platter and gave it to the girl.The girl in turn gave it to her mother.When his disciples heard about it,they came and took his body and laid it in a tomb.

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8:30 AM. 5:00 PM (Vigil)

Confession 3:45-4:45 PM

Recitation of the Rosary

In the Chapel

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.


Trip To Ireland Sept. 6-15, 2015 (New Date)

St. Teresa Catholic Community is planning a trip to Ireland. Early Bird special of $400 off the original price if booked by March. While there you will be visiting Sr. Hilda and Sr. Kathleen. The trip's title is "St. Patrick's Ireland" and you can find more information by clicking here. If you are interested please contact Sr. Yvonne at the office (321) 268-3441 or email

  • Sep 03, 2015
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    We will have an all day Eucharistic Adoration each Thursday in the Chapel. Please come and not leave our Lord in the Eucharist unattended during this time. There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the main church entrance.
    There will be the Spanish Holy Hour and Exposition from 6 – 7:15 PM  and all are invited.
  • Sep 04, 2015
    9:00 am

    We will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel after the 8:30am Mass until Evening Prayer and Benediction which begins at 4:45pm.

  • Aug 31, 2015
    7:00 p.m.

    Fr Chris’ next Theological Formation session is scheduled for Monday, August 31st at 6:30pm and the topic is the "Give us this day our daily bread."

Gift Shop

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


  • Cor Jesu Food Pantry

    Aug 30, 2015, Sep 06, 2015
    School may be out for the summer but the sad fact is that many children depend on school for their daily breakfast and lunch. Please help with donations of food including cereal and canned fruit... Read more
  • Pickelball At St. Teresa Catholic School Gym

    Aug 31, 2015, Sep 02, 2015

    Join us at St. Teresa Catholic School Gym for Pickleball. Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton, and racquetball. It is one of the fastest growing sports in the country. It's great... Read more

  • Pickelball At St. Teresa Catholic School Gym

    Aug 31, 2015, Sep 02, 2015

    Join us at St. Teresa Catholic School Gym for Pickleball. Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton, and racquetball. It is one of the fastest growing sports in the country. It's great... Read more

  • St. Teresa Fellowship Group

    Sep 01, 2015

    Will be meeting in Avila Hall at 7:00pm. For more information call 267-1958. All are welcome.