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St. Teresa of Avila

7:30 AM, 9:30 AM & 11:30AM

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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 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.

 

BETA Holiday Open House

You’re invited to B.E.T.A Pregnancy Center

From: 9:30am to 2pm
Sunday, December 2, 2018
620 Garden Street
Titusville, Fl. 32796

Come and see the remodel and improved center

Prayers for Sister Kathleen

Sr. Kathleen is so grateful for all the prayers and comments. Sister is holding her own, enjoying visitors, and is in good spirits (not surprising). For those who would like to communicate directly to her - here is her address in Ireland:
Convent of Mercy
Bridge Street
Gort, Co. Galway
Ireland
H91DP3K
Thank you again for the prayers and sharing with others!

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.

Christmas Concert

 

 

Our annual Christmas Concert with the Candlelight Choir and School Choir will be on Sunday, December 16th at 3 PM. Join us for a magnificent Christmas music experience. 
 

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
 
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 

In Service of Peace

That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict. 
 
  • Nov 22, 2018
    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 22, 2018
    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 19, 2018
    6:30 p.m.

     Fr. Chris’s next Theological Session will be on Monday, November 19th at 6:30PM in the Church. All are welcome to learn Father’s insight into the information presented. Come learn with many parishioners who enjoy these sessions.

     

     The topic is:  "The Holy Spirit and the proclamation of the Word”.

     

    These discussions have been interesting and educational. If you yearn for more information than the Sunday sermons, mostly geared towards the gospel, then this is an excellent chance to learn more about our religion.

     

     

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 18, 2018, Nov 25, 2018
    Our Food Pantry, Cor Jesu, is in need of $10 gift cards to grocery stores for Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets. They could also use yams, stuffing, veggies and pumpkin pie filling for this... Read more
  • Blessed Is She Reflections

    Nov 21, 2018, Dec 19, 2018

    Young women (ages 18-39) are invited to join the new Blessed Conversations Young Women’s Group for fellowship, reflection and prayer. We will be using the “Blessed Is She Reflections” on the... Read more

  • Cor Jesu Food Pantry

    Nov 18, 2018, Nov 25, 2018
    Our Food Pantry, Cor Jesu, is in need of $10 gift cards to grocery stores for Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets. They could also use yams, stuffing, veggies and pumpkin pie filling for this... Read more