Welcome to St. Theresa Roman Catholic Parish
We, the St. Theresa Community, are committed to joyfully celebrating and deepening our faith in the Liturgy, nourished by the Word of God and by the Holy Eucharist. We welcome everyone to be nurtured through our spiritual works and social actions. We live, in our daily lives, by the examples of hope and love.
Fr. Vincent says... God is online, all you have to do is to click on Sunday.
A Forgiving God is a Loving God. Our God is an awesome God who lives, loves and communicates His very being and breath to us.
REGULAR MASS SCHEDULE:
Saturdays at 4:30 pm
Sundays at 9:00 am
Sundays at 10:30 am
Tuesdays at 9:00am
Wednesdays at 9:00am
Thursdays at 9:00am
Fridays at 9:00am
**Our parish is wheelchair accessible**
“Enlarge the Space of Your Tent”
Abigail – Saint & Prophet – 1 Samuel 25: 2-27, 32-33
Abigail enters the scene riding on a donkey. A means of transportation not ascribed to any
other character in the Bible, hinting something special about her.
She is an intercessor who convinces David to call off his attack.
Unlike her husband, Nabal, who dealt with David in his arrogance,
she prostrates herself in front of David calling herself his humble servant.
She offers him the gifts of hospitality that were denied by her husband.
Anger appeased, David blesses her for her good sense and in gratitude that she saved him from
his own rash actions.
In the story, there are three expressions of love. In Nabal’s case, his needs had been met in excess and
without the need to be cooperative to others, he fell into a superficial love focused only on himself.
For David and most other people, love was measured in terms of reciprocity: if I give you something,
what do I get back?
Abigail’s love was special. Living in a difficult marriage, she went to intercept an enraged David who had
murder on his mind. She placed love in front of everything so that her husband and his attendants might
live even at the risk of her own life. It was love that transformed David’s heart and saved Abigail’s
household, a love in which we can see the image of God’s redemptive love.
International Social on June 4, 2023.
Our First annual "Parish Potluck" on June 4, 2023 was a huge success!
Thank you to everyone who joined us and contributed to this wonderful event!
We are already looking forward to next year!
This week, our 4 Amigos clergy got together again to make a plan to introduce our congregations to each other. We look forward to getting to know Father Vincent Pereira (St Theresa’s Roman Catholic Church), Rev John Perkin (First Baptist Church) and Rev Jim Pot (Knox Presbyterian Church) and their congregations. Our plan is a weekday evening, Celebrating Spring! We will compare notes on how our communities follow the calendar of the year and get everyone talking to each other. Plan to come and meet our neighbours on Wednesday, March 22, 7 p.m. hosted by St John’s.
ATTENTION ALL MEN!
We are pleased to invite you to a special ceremony of admission and advancement.
These Knights of Columbus ceremony advances new and existing members through the lesson of Charity, Unity and Fraternity required a 3rd degree member.
These ceremonies are known as Exemplifications., are normally done in person or by virtual (Zoom).
The ceremony takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Once completed, you will become a 3rd degree Knight.
Friends and family members are welcome to the ceremony.
You can join online before June 2023; you will receive your membership dues free for a year.
If you are interested, please contact Emeka M Iwueze at 514-918-6129 or email@example.com
PLEASE READ THE IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE ARCHBISHOP OF OTTAWA-CORNWALL
Dear brother priests and deacons,
As you know, the Holy Father's visit was prepared quickly. His visit, as we know, is priceless to find the path of healing and reconciliation. However, there is a cost associated with this pilgrimage and we have received a last-minute request from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) to provide assistance in paying for the national expenses associated with this visit estimated at approximately $15 million.
This bill includes in particular "accommodation and security costs for event participants; the production of events including staging, lighting, sound systems, media center, screens and other production costs; event logistics, including washrooms, electricity, internet, communication equipment for volunteers, mobility for short-distance transportation for Indigenous seniors and survivors; health and well-being, including mental health support for Indigenous survivors and needs not covered by other authorities" (Pope Francis in Canada, CCCB, 2022)."
I would be grateful if you could communicate this need to our parishioners and encourage them to make a donation. There are many ways to do this. The information is included in the attached letter to parishioners. You can read the letter to them if this facilitates your work. In addition, I am sending you a pamphlet designed by the CCCB that you can print and share as you deem appropriate. It provides answers to several questions regarding this initiative.
May Mary and her mother Saint Anne intercede for us.
May God bless the Holy Father's visit to Canada.
Sincerely yours in Jesus Christ,
✠ Marcel Damphousse
Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall
Fr Vincent was recently interviewed by Rev Gar van der Meer, Pastor of St John's Anglican Church in Centretown to provide for the purpose of introducing and informing his community about St Theresa Parish.
Please tune in to this pleasant conversation to see the full interview, and also meet Rev Gary. Enjoy!
PASTOR: Rev. Vincent Pereira, JCD, JV
PERMANENT DEACON: Will Read
CARETAKER: Allan Torres
OFFICE ADMIN: Sheila McGlynn
Information for Seniors
Please click the link below for some information that will greatly assist Seniors with financial matters (e.g., benefits, taxes, banking etc.):
This information is from The Council on Aging of Ottawa. https://coaottawa.ca/
Catholic Community Forum
Please click this link to get involved with discussions in our Catholic Community:
95 Somerset St W.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA
Saturday 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.
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Click here for a detailed report on all repairs needed to preserve our beautiful Parish for the years to come. Your donations help to make this a reality - we welcome all contributions to these projects with sincere gratitude!