Saint Teresa of Avila Catholic Church

Titusville, Florida

Scripture of the Day

Reading 1 Gn 18:20-32
In those days, the LORD said: "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great,and their sin so grave,that I must go down and see whether or not their actionsfully correspond to the cry against them that comes to me. I mean to find out."While Abraham's visitors walked on farther toward Sodom,the LORD remained standing before Abraham. Then Abraham drew nearer and said:"Will you sweep away the innocent with the guilty? Suppose there were fifty innocent people in the city;would you wipe out the place, rather than spare itfor the sake of the fifty innocent people within it? Far be it from you to do such a thing,to make the innocent die with the guiltyso that the innocent and the guilty would be treated alike! Should not the judge of all the world act with justice?" The LORD replied,"If I find fifty innocent people in the city of Sodom,I will spare the whole place for their sake." Abraham spoke up again:"See how I am presuming to speak to my Lord,though I am but dust and ashes! What if there are five less than fifty innocent people? Will you destroy the whole city because of those five?" He answered, "I will not destroy it, if I find forty-five there."But Abraham persisted, saying "What if only forty are found there?" He replied, "I will forbear doing it for the sake of the forty." Then Abraham said, "Let not my Lord grow impatient if I go on. What if only thirty are found there?" He replied, "I will forbear doing it if I can find but thirty there." Still Abraham went on,"Since I have thus dared to speak to my Lord,what if there are no more than twenty?" The LORD answered, "I will not destroy it, for the sake of the twenty."But he still persisted:"Please, let not my Lord grow angry if I speak up this last time. What if there are at least ten there?" He replied, "For the sake of those ten, I will not destroy it."
Responsorial Psalm Ps 138:1-2, 2-3, 6-7, 7-8
R. (3a) Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.I will give thanks to you, O LORD, with all my heart,for you have heard the words of my mouth;in the presence of the angels I will sing your praise;I will worship at your holy templeand give thanks to your name.R. Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.Because of your kindness and your truth;for you have made great above all thingsyour name and your promise.When I called you answered me;you built up strength within me.R. Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.The LORD is exalted, yet the lowly he sees,and the proud he knows from afar.Though I walk amid distress, you preserve me;against the anger of my enemies you raise your hand.R. Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.Your right hand saves me.The LORD will complete what he has done for me;your kindness, O LORD, endures forever;forsake not the work of your hands.R. Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.Reading 2 Col 2:12-14

Brothers and sisters:You were buried with him in baptism,in which you were also raised with himthrough faith in the power of God,who raised him from the dead. And even when you were deadin transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh,he brought you to life along with him,having forgiven us all our transgressions;obliterating the bond against us, with its legal claims,which was opposed to us,he also removed it from our midst, nailing it to the cross.Alleluia Rom 8:15bc

R. Alleluia, alleluia.You have received a Spirit of adoption, through which we cry, “Abba, Father.”R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 11:1-13
Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished,one of his disciples said to him,"Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples." He said to them, "When you pray, say:Father, hallowed be your name,your kingdom come.Give us each day our daily breadand forgive us our sinsfor we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us,and do not subject us to the final test."And he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friendto whom he goes at midnight and says,'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread,for a friend of mine has arrived at my house from a journeyand I have nothing to offer him,'and he says in reply from within,'Do not bother me; the door has already been lockedand my children and I are already in bed. I cannot get up to give you anything.'I tell you,if he does not get up to give the visitor the loavesbecause of their friendship,he will get up to give him whatever he needsbecause of his persistence."And I tell you, ask and you will receive;seek and you will find;knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives;and the one who seeks, finds;and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. What father among you would hand his son a snakewhen he asks for a fish? Or hand him a scorpion when he asks for an egg? If you then, who are wicked,know how to give good gifts to your children,how much more will the Father in heavengive the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?"

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St. Teresa of Avila

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

Fatima Sundays
3:00pm - 4:30pm

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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.

 

Feast of St. Christopher and Blessing of the Cars

Feast of St. Christopher and Blessing of the Cars July 23-24 The Feast of St. Christopher is July 25th. St. Christopher is the patron saint of travelers and drivers. After each Mass Fr. Richard will be happy to sprinkle your cars or trucks with holy water. Remember, also, that little holy things can be put in your cars. There are dashboard pewter or plastic saints for sale in the Gift Shop, as well as various visor clips. Come into the Gift shop and see what is available. 

Dedicated to The Precious Blood of Jesus.

The Month of July is Dedicated to The Precious Blood of Jesus. The entire month falls within the liturgical season of Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical color green. This symbol of hope is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection. It is used in the offices and Masses of Ordinary Time. The last portion of the liturgical year represents the time of our pilgrimage to heaven during which we hope for reward.

July is usually hot and a time for relaxing. It is also the time when crops planted in the Spring are maturing and growing. Just as the crops are dependent upon summer rains not only to grow but to survive so our spiritual development is dependent upon our frequenting the sacraments and receiving the Blood of Christ.

Blood of Christ, Eucharistic drink and refreshment of souls, save us. 

Our Catholic Appeal

Please consider making a donation to Our Catholic Appeal. We have not reached our diocesan assessed goal. Any contribution you can make would be greatly appreciated. Thank you to all those who have participated.

Pope Francis Intentions

The Pope's universal intention is:
"That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find, even within the huge cities of the world, opportunities for encounter and solidarity."
His intention for evangelization is:
"That seminarians and men and woman entering religious life may have mentors who live the joy of the Gospel and prepare them wisely for their mission." 
  • Jul 28, 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.

     

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.

 

 

 

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