Saint Teresa of Avila Catholic Church

Titusville, Florida

Scripture of the Day

Reading 1 Is 35:1-6a, 10
The desert and the parched land will exult;the steppe will rejoice and bloom.They will bloom with abundant flowers,and rejoice with joyful song.The glory of Lebanon will be given to them,the splendor of Carmel and Sharon;they will see the glory of the LORD,the splendor of our God.Strengthen the hands that are feeble,make firm the knees that are weak,say to those whose hearts are frightened:Be strong, fear not!Here is your God,he comes with vindication;with divine recompensehe comes to save you.Then will the eyes of the blind be opened,the ears of the deaf be cleared;then will the lame leap like a stag,then the tongue of the mute will sing.Those whom the LORD has ransomed will returnand enter Zion singing,crowned with everlasting joy;they will meet with joy and gladness,sorrow and mourning will flee.
Responsorial Psalm Ps 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10
R. (cf. Is 35:4) Lord, come and save us.or:R. Alleluia.The LORD God keeps faith forever,secures justice for the oppressed,gives food to the hungry.The LORD sets captives free.R. Lord, come and save us.or:R. Alleluia.The LORD gives sight to the blind;the LORD raises up those who were bowed down.The LORD loves the just;the LORD protects strangers.R. Lord, come and save us.or:R. Alleluia.The fatherless and the widow he sustains,but the way of the wicked he thwarts.The LORD shall reign forever;your God, O Zion, through all generations.R. Lord, come and save us.or:R. Alleluia.Reading 2 Jas 5:7-10

Be patient, brothers and sisters,until the coming of the Lord.See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with ituntil it receives the early and the late rains.You too must be patient.Make your hearts firm,because the coming of the Lord is at hand.Do not complain, brothers and sisters, about one another, that you may not be judged.Behold, the Judge is standing before the gates.Take as an example of hardship and patience, brothers and sisters,the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

Alleluia Is 61:1 (cited in Lk 4:18)
R. Alleluia, alleluia.The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,because he has anointed meto bring glad tidings to the poor.R. Alleluia, alleluia.Gospel Mt 11:2-11

When John the Baptist heard in prison of the works of the Christ, he sent his disciples to Jesus with this question, “Are you the one who is to come,or should we look for another?”Jesus said to them in reply, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind regain their sight, the lame walk,lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear,the dead are raised,and the poor have the good news proclaimed to them.And blessed is the one who takes no offense at me.”As they were going off,Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John, “What did you go out to the desert to see?A reed swayed by the wind?Then what did you go out to see?Someone dressed in fine clothing?Those who wear fine clothing are in royal palaces.Then why did you go out? To see a prophet?Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.This is the one about whom it is written:Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you;he will prepare your way before you.Amen, I say to you,among those born of women there has been none greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.”

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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 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 Sister Church is Blessed Sacrament and is located in Port St. John. You can find more information on this church here.

 

Childrens Mass Christmas Eve

 The B.E.T.A. Center (Birth, Education, Training and Support) will be accepting baby item donations at the Children's Christmas Eve Mass held at 4PM. Items in need are diapers up to size 2T, baby wipes, baby body wash, pacifiers and onesies. Children may bring the gifts up to the manger at the Mass.

If more convenient, a box will be placed in the church foyer throughout December for your donations.

Thank you to all for your continued support to B.E.T.A.

Christmas Concert

 

 

St. Teresa Candlelight Choir along with children's school choir and hand bell choir will be performing at St. Teresa church on Tuesday, December 13th at 7PM . Please come and enjoy a wonderful performance of Christmas Carols and sing a-longs.

Christmas Anticipation Prayer

 The following beautiful prayer is traditionally recited fifteen times a day until Christmas. This is a very meditative prayer that helps us increase our awareness of the real focus of Christmas and helps us prepare ourselves spiritually for His coming. Prayer:

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment In which the Son of God was born Of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires, [here mention your request] through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother.

Amen.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CHRISTMAS TREES

 Lot is now open Monday thru Friday 5pm to 9pm.

Saturday and Sunday 9am to 9pm.

We have  a great shipment of trees and wreaths, trees range in size from 5ft to 12ft.

We also have a beautiful selection of "Keep Christ In Christmas" Cards, Yard Signs, Car Magnets and Bumper Stickers.

Save The Date

We are planning a 9-day Parish Trip to Canada next September, 2017. Let Sister Yvonne know if you are interested in going. We will be touring religious sites in Montreal, Quebec City,
Ottawa and Toronto. The trip starts on Sept. 13th. Look for more information in the weeks to come. Bookings 6 months before the trip receive $100 off the total price.

Pope Francis Intentions

October intentions for Journalists and the World Mission Day
Universal
That journalists, in carrying out their work, may always be motivated by respect for truth and a strong sense of ethics.
Evangelization
hat World Mission Day may renew within all Christian communities the joy of the Gospel and the responsibility to announce it.
 
  • Dec 15, 2016
    10:00 am - 3:45 pm
    We will have an all day Eucharistic Adoration today from 10am to 6:00pm 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 with week and all are invited.

     

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

    Dec 11, 2016, Dec 18, 2016
    Our Food Pantry is in need of the following:
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  • Sister Yvonne's Birthday

    Dec 13, 2016, Dec 13, 2017

    Come by and wish Sister Yvonne Happy Birthday!!!

  • Pickelball At St. Teresa Catholic School Gym

    Dec 14, 2016, Dec 21, 2016

    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

  • Cor Jesu Food Pantry

    Dec 11, 2016, Dec 18, 2016
    Our Food Pantry is in need of the following:
     ... Read more
  • Christmas Concert

    Dec 13, 2016

    St Teresa Candlelight Choir along with children's school choir and hand bell choir will be performing on Tuesday, December 13th at 7 PM here at St. Teresa’s. Come and enjoy  a... Read more

  • Christmas Pageant

    Dec 15, 2016

    The students of St. Teresa School will present the Christmas Pageant in the Church on Thursday, December 15th. The dress rehearsal is at 10:15 AM and the performance is at 6:15 PM. Join us for... Read more