21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, 

Praised be Jesus Christ!

I would like to invite all of you to join me for Mass on Saturday evening at 5 p.m. or Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m., as we celebrate the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time.

The Sunday Mass, at 10 a.m. will be live-streamed, on Zoom. If you are not attending this Mass, and you wish to join me online, please click on the following link: https://zoom.us/j/5887658626  

Password: 274733

Upcoming Events

Photo Contest – Don’t forget to submit your photos by August 31, 2020.

Pre-Authorized Giving – As mentioned last week, St. Teresa Parish is pleased to now offer the option for Pre-Authorized Giving. See today’s bulletin for further details.

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Have a blessed week!

Yours in Christ and Mary Immaculate,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, 

Praised be Jesus Christ!

I would like to invite all of you to join me for Mass on Saturday evening at 5 p.m. or Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m., as we celebrate the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time.

The Sunday Mass, at 10 a.m. will be live-streamed, on Zoom. If you are not attending this Mass, and you wish to join me online, please click on the following link: https://zoom.us/j/5887658626  

Password: 274733

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 – Feast of The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Saturday, September 12, 2020 – Optional Memorial of The Most Holy Name of Mary

Pre-Authorized Giving – St. Teresa Parish is pleased to now offer the option for Pre-Authorized Giving. See last week’s bulletin for further details; and attached brochure.

Healing Mass Tonight September 4, 2020

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament begins at 6 p.m., followed by Mass at 7 p.m. Confession will be available.

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Have a blessed week!

Yours in Christ and Mary Immaculate,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, 

Praised be Jesus Christ!

I would like to invite all of you to join me for Mass on Saturday evening at 5 p.m. or Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m., as we celebrate the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

The Sunday Mass, at 10 a.m. will be live-streamed, on Zoom. If you are not attending this Mass, and you wish to join me online, please click on the following link: https://zoom.us/j/5887658626  

Password: 274733

Upcoming Events:

Ordination to the Priesthood – Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Saturday, August 15, 2020. By invitation only. Please see the bulletin for more information

Thursday, August 20, 2020 – Memorial of Saint Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church

Friday, August 21, 2020 – Memorial of Saint Pius X, Pope

Saturday August 22, 2020, – The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

Photo Contest – Please see the bulletin for all the details

Bulletin for August 16, 2020 – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Have a blessed week!

Yours in Christ and Mary Immaculate,


Fr. Marian Gil OMI

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, 

Praised be Jesus Christ!

I would like to invite all of you to join me for Mass on Saturday evening at 5 p.m. or Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m., as we celebrate the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

The Sunday Mass, at 10 a.m. will be live-streamed, on Zoom. If you are not attending this Mass, and you wish to join me online, please click on the following link: https://zoom.us/j/5887658626  

Password: 274733

Mass Schedule:

Tuesday at 7 p.m.; Wednesday to Friday at 8:30 a.m.; Saturday at 9:00 a.m.; 

Saturday Vigil in anticipation of Sunday at 5 p.m., and on Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

Confession: 30 min. before each Mass

Church is Open for Prayer:

You are invited to visit Jesus, in the Most Blessed Sacrament, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Adoration Chapel remains closed, but the church is open. 

Upcoming Events:

Monday, August 10, 2020 – Feast of Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 – Memorial of Saint Clare, Virgin.

Friday, August 14, 2020 – Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr.

Saturday August 15, 2020 – Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all parishioners for their prayers, well wishes, cards, emails and requests for Masses, on the occasion of my Birthday. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity. Thank you!

Yours in Christ and Mary Immaculate,


Fr. Marian Gil OMI

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, 

Praised be Jesus Christ!

I would like to invite all of you to join me for Mass on Saturday evening at
5 p.m. or Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m., as we celebrate the Eighteenth
Sunday in Ordinary Time.

The Sunday Mass, at 10 a.m. will be live-streamed, on Zoom. If you are not
attending this Mass, and you wish to join Father online, please click on the
following link:  <https://zoom.us/j/5887658626https://zoom.us/j/5887658626

Password: 274733

Mass Schedule:

Mass is celebrated on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Wednesday to Friday at 8:30 a.m.;
Saturday at 9:00 a.m.; Saturday Vigil in anticipation of Sunday at 5 p.m.,
and on Sunday at 10:00 a.m., in the church. Please refer to the bulletin for
any changes.

Upcoming Events:

Civic Holiday – The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, August 3, 2020
for the Civic Holiday and reopen on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 is the Memorial of St. John Mary Vianney (Curé
d’Ars), Patron Saint of Parish Priests. Please pray for our priests and
remember them in a very special way, this day.

Thursday, August 6, 2020 is the Feast of The Transfiguration of the Lord.

Prayer Vigil – Thursday, August 6,  2020,  from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – in
front of Freeport Hospital,   3570 King St. E., Kitchener, for babies being
aborted. See the bulletin for more details.

Please find attached the bulletin and the most recent copy of In the Midst
of Trials
. In this week’s edition, our parish, St. Teresa of Avila is
featured! Make sure that you take a look! 

I wish to, once again, thank you for your prayers and continued support of
our parish community. 

Wishing you the blessings of Our Lord, and Mary Immaculate,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI
St. Teresa of Avila Parish

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, 

Praised be Jesus Christ!

I would like to invite all of you to join me for Mass on Saturday evening at 5 p.m. or Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m., as we celebrate the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

The Sunday Mass, at 10 a.m. will be live-streamed, on Zoom. If you are not attending this Mass, and you wish to join Father online, please click on the following link: https://zoom.us/j/5887658626  

Password: 274733

Mass Schedule:

Mass is celebrated on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Wednesday to Friday at 8:30 a.m.; Saturday at 9:00 a.m.; Saturday Vigil in anticipation of Sunday at 5 p.m., and on Sunday at 10:00 a.m., in the church. Please refer to the bulletin for any changes.

Upcoming Events:

As we do not have a bulletin this week, here are a couple of upcoming events for your reference:

Virtual Pilgrimage August 1-8, 2020

Ever thought about going on a Pilgrimage, but didn’t have the time or thought you couldn’t physically do it.  Now is your chance.  The Guelph to Midland Walking Pilgrimage is going virtual.  From Saturday, August 1st to Saturday, August 8th you can join us on line as we virtually recreate the journey from Guelph to Midland.  Each day will include opportunities for Mass, prayer and reflection.  You can participate in as much or as little as you want but you must register to have access.  Check out the virtual Pilgrimage at 

https://ignatiusguelph.ca/programs/walking-pilgrimage/guelph-virtual-walking-pilgrimage-2020/

Prayer Vigil – Thursday, August 6,  2020,  from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – in front of Freeport Hospital,   3570 King St. E., Kitchener, for babies being aborted. All are welcome to pray quietly for those who have no voice, but our own! Parking – across the road at Schneider Park. Any queries, please contact Cathy at:    kwc.prayervigil@rogers.com

      ***Note:  We will all observe 2 meters distance from each other***

Please find attached the most recent copy of In the Midst of Trials.

I wish to, once again, thank you for your prayers and continued support of our parish community. 

Wishing you the blessings of Our Lord, and Mary Immaculate,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI
St. Teresa of Avila Parish,

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, 

Praised be Jesus Christ!

I would like to invite all of you to join us for Mass on Saturday evening at 5 p.m. or Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m., as we celebrate the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

As there is no bulletin this week, I just wanted to communicate to you some things that are happening in the parish in the next couple of weeks.

Mass Intentions for the next several weeks are still available. Please call the Parish Office to make a request.

I am away for the next 2 weeks. Mass will be celebrated daily and on the weekend as per our usual schedule. Confessions however, will be by appointment only, during this time. Please call the Parish Office. 

As you probably are aware, effective July 13, 2020, the Regional Municipality of Waterloo passed By-Law (Number 20-036) requiring the wearing of face masks or protective shields in all public places in the region, including places of worship. As such, you will be required to wear a mask when coming to Mass or to the church. 

As Mass will not be live-streamed while I am away, please refer to the following for assistance, if you are not coming to the church:

TV Mass

Salt and Light (Channel 240 – Rogers Cable)

Monday to Saturday: 6:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.; 11 a.m.; 3 p.m.; 10:30 p.m.   

Sunday: 11 a.m.; 10:30 p.m.

Vision TV (Channel 27 – Rogers Cable)

Monday to Friday: 8 a.m.; 12 p.m.

Sunday: 8 a.m.

Joy TV (Channel 173 Rogers Cable or Channel 656 Bell Satellite)

Monday to Friday – 10:30 a.m.; 4 p.m.

Sunday: 10:30 a.m.

Online Masses – www.dailytvmass.com                                                                    

The Church is also open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., for private prayer. Come and spend some time with Jesus!

Please see attached a copy of Volume 3 of Blessings in the Midst of Trial.

As mentioned above, I am away on vacation for the next 2 weeks. Please keep me in your prayers.

Wishing you the blessings of Our Lord, and Mary Immaculate,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, 

Praised be Jesus Christ!

I would like to invite all of you to join me for Mass on Saturday evening at 5 p.m. or Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m., as we celebrate the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

In the bulletin this week, you will see a section dedicated to our renovations and the opening of our parish office. Please be sure to read both sections. Thank you to our volunteers who worked so hard to assist the roofing company by completing the preliminary works. Your dedication to the Parish, is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

As the church is now open for public Mass, I just want to remind you that only Mass this Sunday will continue to be live-streamed. For your convenience, I have again included the link and password for the online streaming:       

https://zoom.us/j/5887658626?pwd=Y1Y1UjN0c3NwdElUQ1pOUnpEVUR0dz09

Meeting ID: 588 765 8626

Password: 274733

The Church is also open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., for private prayer. Come and spend some time with Jesus!

For Mass Schedule and any changes please refer to our bulletin.

Attached are the following documents:

I wish to, once again, thank you for your prayers and continued support of our parish community. Welcome back! Welcome home!

Wishing you the blessings of Our Lord, and Mary Immaculate,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, 

Praised be Jesus Christ!

I would like to invite all of you to join me for Mass on Saturday evening at 5 p.m. or Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m., as we celebrate the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

In the bulletin this week, you will see a section dedicated to the Grade 8 Students at St. Teresa School. Their school year was interrupted by the coronavirus and yet they found a unique way to celebrate their Graduation. Make sure you take a look at the bulletin!

You will also, see a section dedicated to our return to our Parish Home after the coronavirus interrupted our regular worship. Hopefully soon, we will ALL be able to gather and worship together. 

As the church is now open for public Mass, I just want to remind you that we will no longer be live-streaming all of the Masses. Mass will continue to be live-streamed on Sunday, at 10 a.m. and The Divine Mercy Devotions will continue to be live-streamed Tuesday to Friday at 3 p.m.

For your convenience, I have again included the link and password for the online streaming:       

https://zoom.us/j/5887658626?pwd=Y1Y1UjN0c3NwdElUQ1pOUnpEVUR0dz09

Meeting ID: 588 765 8626

Password: 274733

Mass Schedule:

Mass is celebrated on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Wednesday to Friday at 8:30 a.m.; Saturday at 9:00 a.m.; Saturday Vigil in anticipation of Sunday at 5 p.m., and on Sunday at 10:00 a.m., in the church. Please refer to the bulletin for any changes.

Attached are the following documents:

      Bulletin for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Handout for children

      Blessings in the Midst of Trials

I wish to, once again, thank you for your prayers and continued support of our parish community. Welcome back! Welcome home!

Have a blessed Sunday and Happy Canada Day!

Wishing you the blessings of Our Lord, and Mary Immaculate,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI

Body and Blood Sunday

Dear Parishioners, 

O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine!

I would like to invite all of you to join me for Mass on Sunday at 10:00 a.m., as we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). 

In the bulletin this week, you will find a section dedicated to the Most Blessed Sacrament, as we celebrate this great Solemnity of Corpus Christi. Please take some time to read it and see how important this sacrament is, in our lives.

This week, we received communication from Bishop Crosby, that our parishes will begin to open, on June 16, 2020. Please see Bishop Crosby’s attached letter and the bulletin for further information. With permission from the diocese we will continue to live-stream Masses and Devotions in order to provide spiritual support for those who can’t attend celebrations in the church.  

To receive the link for Sunday Mass contact st.teresa@stteresakit.ca.

Schedule of upcoming online events:

Mass is celebrated on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 9:00 a.m., Saturday Vigil in anticipation of Sunday at 7 p.m., and on Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

As of Tuesday, our regular Mass schedule will return (please consult the bulletin).

On Friday, June 19th we will celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. I have included an article in the bulletin. Please remember to always pray for your priests, and in a special way, on this day.

Attached are the following documents:

      Bulletin for Corpus Christi 

      Bishop Crosby’s Letter to Parishioners

      Handout for children

I wish to, once again, thank you for your prayers and continued support of our parish community.  We are very blessed to continue to maintain a strong parish family – a family of faith and mutual support.

Wishing you the blessings of Our Lord, truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament,

Fr. Marian Gil OMI