Saint Teresa of Avila Catholic Church

Titusville, Florida

Scripture of the Day

Reading 1 Nm 12:1-13
Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses on the pretextof the marriage he had contracted with a Cushite woman.They complained, “Is it through Moses alone that the LORD speaks?Does he not speak through us also?”And the LORD heard this.Now, Moses himself was by far the meekest man on the face of the earth.So at once the LORD said to Moses and Aaron and Miriam,“Come out, you three, to the meeting tent.”And the three of them went.Then the LORD came down in the column of cloud,and standing at the entrance of the tent,called Aaron and Miriam.When both came forward, he said,“Now listen to the words of the LORD:Should there be a prophet among you,in visions will I reveal myself to him,in dreams will I speak to him;not so with my servant Moses!Throughout my house he bears my trust:face to face I speak to him;plainly and not in riddles.The presence of the LORD he beholds.Why, then, did you not fear to speak against my servant Moses?”So angry was the LORD against them that when he departed,and the cloud withdrew from the tent,there was Miriam, a snow-white leper!When Aaron turned and saw her a leper, he said to Moses,“Ah, my lord! Please do not charge us with the sinthat we have foolishly committed!Let her not thus be like the stillborn babethat comes forth from its mother’s wombwith its flesh half consumed.”Then Moses cried to the LORD, “Please, not this! Pray, heal her!”
Responsorial Psalm PS 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 6cd-7, 12-13
R. (see 3a) Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness;in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense.Thoroughly wash me from my guiltand of my sin cleanse me.R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.For I acknowledge my offense;and my sin is before me always:“Against you only have I sinned;and done what is evil in your sight.”R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.That you may be justified in your sentence,vindicated when you condemn.Indeed, in guilt was I born,and in sin my mother conceived me.R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.A clean heart create for me, O God,and a steadfast spirit renew within me.Cast me not off from your presence,and your Holy Spirit take not from me.R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.Alleluia Jn 1:49bR. Alleluia, alleluia.Rabbi, you are the Son of God;you are the King of Israel.R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Gospel Mt 14:22-36
Jesus made the disciples get into a boatand precede him to the other side of the sea,while he dismissed the crowds.After doing so, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray.When it was evening he was there alone.Meanwhile the boat, already a few miles offshore,was being tossed about by the waves, for the wind was against it.During the fourth watch of the night,he came toward them, walking on the sea.When the disciples saw him walking on the sea they were terrified.“It is a ghost,” they said, and they cried out in fear.At once Jesus spoke to them, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.”Peter said to him in reply,“Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.”He said, “Come.”Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on the water toward Jesus.But when he saw how strong the wind was he became frightened;and, beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!”Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and caught him,and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”After they got into the boat, the wind died down.Those who were in the boat did him homage, saying,“Truly, you are the Son of God.”After making the crossing, they came to land at Gennesaret.When the men of that place recognized him,they sent word to all the surrounding country.People brought to him all those who were sickand begged him that they might touch only the tassel on his cloak,and as many as touched it were healed.Or Mt 15:1-2, 10-14

Some Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said,“Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders?They do not wash their hands when they eat a meal.”He summoned the crowd and said to them, “Hear and understand.It is not what enters one’s mouth that defiles the man;but what comes out of the mouth is what defiles one.”Then his disciples approached and said to him,“Do you know that the Pharisees took offensewhen they heard what you said?”He said in reply, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not plantedwill be uprooted.Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind.If a blind man leads a blind man,both will fall into a pit.”

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7:00 AM & 8:30 AM

Confession 7:45 AM & 8:15 AM

Recitation of the Rosary

In the Chapel

Novena - Our Lady of Perpetual Help
After 8:30am Mass
Fellowship Group

Meet the 1st and 3rd week in Avila Hall at 7:00 pm.

Contemporary 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.


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

  • Aug 06, 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.
  • Aug 07, 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.

Gift Shop

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


  • Pickelball At St. Teresa Catholic School Gym

    Aug 05, 2015, Aug 10, 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

  • CCD Registration

    Aug 09, 2015, Aug 16, 2015
    Registration for CCD will be between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Mass. CCD classes will begin August 19, 2015 at 6 p.m. Please note we will begin ½ hour later, this will allow parents a little more... Read more
  • Cor Jesu Food Pantry

    Aug 09, 2015, Aug 16, 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 05, 2015, Aug 10, 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

  • Columbiettes!

    Aug 10, 2015

    On Monday, August 10th a meeting will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall to discuss interest in the possibility of forming a local chapter of Florida State Columbiettes. If... Read more