Saint Teresa of Avila Catholic Church

Titusville, Florida

Scripture of the Day

Reading 1 Acts 1:1-11
In the first book, Theophilus,I dealt with all that Jesus did and taughtuntil the day he was taken up,after giving instructions through the Holy Spiritto the apostles whom he had chosen.He presented himself alive to themby many proofs after he had suffered,appearing to them during forty daysand speaking about the kingdom of God.While meeting with them,he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem,but to wait for “the promise of the Fatherabout which you have heard me speak;for John baptized with water,but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”When they had gathered together they asked him,“Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”He answered them, “It is not for you to know the times or seasonsthat the Father has established by his own authority.But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you,and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem,throughout Judea and Samaria,and to the ends of the earth.”When he had said this, as they were looking on,he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight.While they were looking intently at the sky as he was going,suddenly two men dressed in white garments stood beside them.They said, “Men of Galilee,why are you standing there looking at the sky?This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heavenwill return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven.”
Responsorial Psalm Ps 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9
R. (6) God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.or:R. Alleluia.All you peoples, clap your hands,shout to God with cries of gladness,For the LORD, the Most High, the awesome,is the great king over all the earth.R. God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.or:R. Alleluia.God mounts his throne amid shouts of joy;the LORD, amid trumpet blasts.Sing praise to God, sing praise;sing praise to our king, sing praise.R. God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.or:R. Alleluia.For king of all the earth is God;sing hymns of praise.God reigns over the nations,God sits upon his holy throne.R. God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.or:R. Alleluia.Reading 2 Eph 1:17-23

Brothers and sisters:May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,give you a Spirit of wisdom and revelationresulting in knowledge of him.May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened,that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call,what are the riches of gloryin his inheritance among the holy ones,and what is the surpassing greatness of his powerfor us who believe,in accord with the exercise of his great might:which he worked in Christ,raising him from the deadand seating him at his right hand in the heavens,far above every principality, authority, power, and dominion,and every name that is namednot only in this age but also in the one to come.And he put all things beneath his feetand gave him as head over all things to the church,which is his body,the fullness of the one who fills all things in every way.Or Heb 9:24-28; 10:19-23

Christ did not enter into a sanctuary made by hands,a copy of the true one, but heaven itself,that he might now appear before God on our behalf. Not that he might offer himself repeatedly,as the high priest enters each year into the sanctuarywith blood that is not his own;if that were so, he would have had to suffer repeatedlyfrom the foundation of the world. But now once for all he has appeared at the end of the agesto take away sin by his sacrifice. Just as it is appointed that men and women die once,and after this the judgment, so also Christ,offered once to take away the sins of many,will appear a second time, not to take away sinbut to bring salvation to those who eagerly await him.Therefore, brothers and sisters, since through the blood of Jesus we have confidence of entrance into the sanctuary by the new and living way he opened for us through the veil, that is, his flesh,and since we have Aa great priest over the house of God, “ let us approach with a sincere heart and in absolute trust, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water.Let us hold unwaveringly to our confession that gives us hope, for he who made the promise is trustworthy.Alleluia Mt 28:19a, 20b

R. Alleluia, alleluia.Go and teach all nations, says the Lord;I am with you always, until the end of the world.R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 24:46-53
Jesus said to his disciples:“Thus it is written that the Christ would sufferand rise from the dead on the third dayand that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins,would be preached in his nameto all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.You are witnesses of these things. And behold I am sending the promise of my Father upon you;but stay in the cityuntil you are clothed with power from on high.”Then he led them out as far as Bethany,raised his hands, and blessed them.As he blessed them he parted from themand was taken up to heaven.They did him homageand then returned to Jerusalem with great joy,and they were continually in the temple praising God.

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Thursday
Blessed Sacrament

8:30 AM

St. Teresa of Avila

7:00 AM & 8:30 AM

Confession 7:45 AM & 8:15 AM

Spanish Adoration and Prayer
6:00-7:00PM
Liturgy of the Hours (Morning Prayer)
8:10 AM

8:10am (before the 8:30 mass)

(unless no school on Fri.)

Litany of Loreto in Honor of Mary
9:00 AM
Recitation of the Rosary
9:00am

In the Chapel

Holy Hour
9:00am - 10:00am

(except holidays) after the 8:30 Mass, Divine Mercy, Rosary, Silent Prayer, Benediction

RCIA

Meets in Avila Hall at 7:00 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 Sister Church is Blessed Sacrament and is located in Port St. John. You can find more information on this church here.

 

St. Teresa Catholic Church's Holy Week Celebration

Mother's Day Cards

Mother’s Day cards are available in the back of the Church. Please return your donations in a timely fashion so they can be put on the Altar for the whole month of May.

Our Catholic Appeal

Please consider making a donation to Our Catholic Appeal. There are envelopes in the pews. We have collected $126, 815 (86.7%) of our diocesan assessed goal. We really need more people to participate. Thank you to those who have participated thus far.

Pope Francis Intentions

The Holy Father's universal prayer intention for January 2016 is: “That sincere dialogue among men and women of different faiths may produce the fruits of peace and justice”. His intention for evangelization is: “That by means of dialogue and fraternal charity and with the grace of the Holy Spirit, Christians may overcome divisions”.
  • May 05, 2016
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    We will have an all day Eucharistic Adoration today from 10am to 6pm 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.

     

  • May 06, 2016
    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.

  • May 12, 2016
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    We will have an all day Eucharistic Adoration today from 10am to 6pm 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.

     

  • May 06, 2016
    8:30 AM

    The students of St. Teresa will be hosting the May Crowning after the 8:30 Mass. All are welcome.

Gift Shop

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

 

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  • Cor Jesu Food Pantry

    May 08, 2016, May 15, 2016
    Our Food Pantry is in need spaghetti sauce (large and small) and cereal... Read more
  • Pickelball At St. Teresa Catholic School Gym

    May 11, 2016, May 18, 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

  • May Crowning

    May 06, 2016

     

     May Crowning will take place on Friday, May 6, 2016 after the 8:30 a.m. Mass. Please join us.
  • Ministry to the Sick

    May 10, 2016
    A meeting for the Ministry to the Sick will take place on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 in Avila Hall at 6:00 p.m. Anyone interested in this ministry is welcome to join us.
  • Volleyball Game

    May 20, 2016