Welcome to the Saint Theresa of Avila Parish

We are a Roman Catholic Parish of the Archdiocese of Boston.

Administrator's Welcome

Welcome to the St. Theresa of Avila Parish webpage. 

Sincerely,

Father John Connolly

 

 

 

 

The Church

Saint Theresa of Avila - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

The Altar

Alter - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Church Pavilion

Pavilion - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Choir

Saint Theresa of Avila Choir - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

The Chapel

Chapel - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

The Sacristy

Sacristy - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

 

 

Parish News

 

COME TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF OUR CHURCH - 10/03/2018

Please take a minute to tour our beautiful church with the virtual tours you see above.

LETS BE A RAINBOW AT ST THERESA SCHOOL - 11/18/2018

PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO VIEW THE ATTACHED VIDEO OF AN AMAZING VIDEO OF THE ENTIRE SCHOOL COMMUNITY COMING TOGETHER TO PAINT A BEAUTIFUL RAINBOW. Read more

FROM THE DESK OF FR JOHN CONNOLLY - 12/31/2018

As our Christmas Season continues and the New Year of 2019 quickly approaches, I have three messages I would like to share with you. First, I want to express my sincere thanks to all of our parishioners who contributed so generously to the Saint Vincent de Paul Society Advent Boxes, the Giving Tree Program and the on-going Catholic Charities Food Pantry Collection. Your compassion and kindness have made the Christmas Season a bit merrier and brighter for families in need. Second, I want to let you know that we are going to start accepting Memorials and other Mass Intentions for our Saturday Vigil and Sunday Masses at Saint Theresa of Avila Parish. Although this has not been the practice previously, it seems to me that having a Mass said for a deceased family member or members, or for a special intention, may be more easily attended by you and your family over the course of our Saturday Vigil and Sunday Mass schedule rather than merely at our Daily Masses at 6:45 A.M. or 4:00 P.M. We will also, as needed, book more than one intention for a particular Mass in order to accommodate the number of requests that come in. We will begin making this opportunity available as of the first weekend of the New Year, January 5-6, 2019. You may request to schedule these Masses in the customary manner by contacting Mrs. Carol O’Brien in the Rectory office. I hope you will find this a welcome change. Finally, I am aware that the practice of having an additional “second” collection taken up at the Offertory of each weekend Mass was instituted here at Saint Theresa’s beginning this past July. I want to thank those of you who have generously and sacrificially contributed to this innovative and well-intentioned effort to reduce the anticipated budgetary shortfall for our Parish. Your contributions have resulted in well over $52,000 being added to our balance sheet since July of this year. Despite this positive cash flow, I am very ill at ease with continuing this practice. Quite frankly, I simply do not like the idea of balancing our parish budget by placing an increased burden on the financial resources of our most faithful and devoted Mass-going parishioners, many of whom are retired and on fixed incomes. I hope in the coming months and years, with your help as well as that of our Finance and Parish Councils, to attempt to develop other mechanisms to increase our revenues and to reduce expenses in order to balance our budget. Therefore, after consultation with members of our Parish Finance Council and our Parish Business Managers, I have decided, effective February 1st, to abolish the practice of the additional “second” collections instituted this past July. In its place, we will instead schedule four additional collections annually on a quarterly basis, to attempt to reduce our budgetary shortfall. I hope to communicate clearly and effectively about where we are and where we need to be before those collections take place. I hope you will consider the abolition of the additional second collection a belated Christmas gift, and I likewise hope it relieves many of you of any burden or duress you have felt. Thanks to all of you for all you do to bring to life the Light and Love of the Christ Child through the mission and ministry of Saint Theresa of Avila Parish. On behalf of Fathers Bradford, Nolan, and MacDonald, as well as myself, please be sure of our prayers and best wishes for you and yours throughout both our Christmas Season and the New Year of 2019. Reverend John J. Connolly, Jr. Administrator

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - 12/31/2018

We remind our Grade 10 Catholic School students that Confirmation Classes begin on Tuesday, January 22, at 7:00 P.M.

PARISH BAPTISMS - 12/16/2018

Parish Baptisms During the month of November, we had 3Baptisms here at Saint Theresa’s. Those who were Baptized are as follows: Praise Udochi Ijeoma Ezechi Rose Margaret McBrien Molly Parker Tokarczyk May the Lord, Who has begun a good work in them, bring it to completion in their homes and families.

PARISH/SCHOOL ANNUAL REPORT TO PARISHIONERS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING 6/30/2018 - 09/01/2018

Click the read more link for the Parish/School Annual Report to Parishioners Fiscal Year End 6/30/18 Read more

CATHOLIC CHARITIES FOOD PANTRY - 10/03/2018

You can bring your contributions to the rectory M-F 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. On the weekends, please leave your donations in the Pavilion. I am most grateful for your generous response to this appeal for food Reverend Monsignor William M. Helmick Pastor

 

 

   
 

Mass Times

 

Confessions:                                                        3-4 PM on Saturdays & 4:45 PM on Thursdays before First Fridays

Eucharistic Adoration:                                   7:15 AM-3:30 PM on Saturdays--ends with Benediction

 

 

Upcoming Mass 

Celebrants weekend mass schedule for this month:

 (Subject to Change)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12
4:00 P.M.-FR. CONNOLLY
5:30 P.M.-FR. NOLAN
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 13
7:30 A.M.-FR. NOLAN
9:00 A.M.-FR. MACDONALD
10:30 A.M.-FR. CONNOLLY
12:00 NOON-FR. CONNOLLY
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
4:00 P.M.-FR. NOLAN
5:30 P.M.-FR. CONNOLLY
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20
7:30 A.M.-FR. MACDONALD
9:00 A.M.-FR. CONNOLLY
10:30 A.M.-FR. NOLAN
12:00 NOON-FR. CONNOLLY
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26
4:00 P.M.-FR. CONNOLLY
5:30 P.M.-FR. NOLAN
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27
7:30 A.M.-FR. NOLAN
9:00 A.M.-FR. CONNOLLY
10:30 A.M.-FR. MACDONALD
12:00 NOON-FR. CONNOLLY
 

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