Welcome to the Saint Theresa of Avila Parish

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

Pastor's Greeting

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our parish home page. Saint Theresa Parish is willing and able to use the tools of technology to reach parishioners, visitors, and anyone just curious about our parish and the Catholic Church. We are proud of our parish.  Our web page contains information about what the parish is doing to bring parishioners of all ages closer to the Lord and the Catholic Church.

The Pastoral Staff at Saint Theresa's is dedicated to serving our parish community: young, old, and in-between, large families, small families and households of one. Our liturgies, programs, and services help make Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, an integral part of our lives.

We cordially invite you to visit us - here in cyberspace or in person. Our beautiful church is a gem of Gothic architecture, our liturgies are celebrated with grace and reverence, our parish choir enhances our worship each Sunday at our 10:30 Mass, September through June. To those Catholics who live here in West Roxbury but have not been with us at Mass, I extend a very special invitation to join us on Sunday. What happens here at Mass each Sunday, each day, gives each of us the strength and support we need to get through our week. The love and grace of the Lord is boundless! Come and see for yourself.

With the assurances of a prayerful remembrance for you and all those you hold dear, I am

Sincerely in Christ,
Reverend Monsignor William M. Helmick
Pastor

 

 

 

The Church

Saint Theresa of Avila - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

The Altar

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Church Pavilion

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Choir

Saint Theresa of Avila Choir - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

The Chapel

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The Sacristy

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Parish News

 

COME TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF OUR CHURCH - 11/08/2016

Please take a minute to tour our beautiful church with the virtual tours you see above. Come to mass this weekend to see just how lovely it is in person!

MASTER SINGERS USA @ ST THERESA'S 6/30 - 06/30/2018

MASTERSINGERS USA at St Theresa's on June 30, 2018 Founded in 1997 by Professor Bruce G. McInnes, Mastersingers USA has established itself as one of the foremost men’s choruses in the United States. 75 men from all over the United States and Europe gather each year to rehearse and perform under the direction of Professor McInnes. In 2005, Mastersingers USA won the coveted first place trophy at the annual Eisteddfod in Wales earning laurels for the quality of its sound and the diversity of its repertoire. Only a few of the singers are professional musicians; the others fulfill other professional roles as businessmen, lawyers, teachers, ministers, entrepreneurs, architects, and students. Many of the singers sang under Professor McInnes’s direction at Amherst College at which he directed the choral program for over twenty years. Kerry P. Brennan, Headmaster of Roxbury Latin, is the group’s Associate Director. Mastersingers USA will provide liturgical music for the 5:30PM Mass at St. Theresa of Avila Church, 2078 Centre Street, West Roxbury, and perform a concert in the church beginning at 6:30PM. Repertoire will include sacred motets, foreign folksongs, spirituals and various contemporary pieces. There is no admission fee.

ANNAS PALS GOLF TOURNAMENT - 06/25/2018

Anna’s Pals Charity Golf Tournament Monday, June 25th George Wright Golf Course 8:00 A.M. Shotgun Start Closest to the pin Raffles Register at annaspals.org $150.00 / player Improving the lives of hospitalized children and their families Read more

PARISH BAPTISMS - 06/01/2018

During the month of May we had 8 Baptisms here at Saint Theresa’s. Those who were Baptized are as follows: Lucille Rose Chase Travis Francis Gaynor Liam Martin Kane Hannah Helen Kenneally Ethan Joseph Osborne Rosalie Marie Sloan Vivien Rose Casey Elena Bridget Rapaport May the Lord, Who has begun a good work in them, bring it to completion in their homes and families.

CATHOLIC APPEAL - 06/06/2018

The Catholic Appeal As of Wednesday, June 6, parishioners of Saint Theresa’s have contributed $69,968.00, which is 85% of our assigned goal of $82,641 for this year. If you would like to contribute to the 2018 Catholic Appeal, the blue envelopes are available in the pews, at the doors of the Church, and in the Pavilion as you leave Mass today. You may return the envelopes in the Offertory collection, by mail, or in person, at the rectory. We are at the halfway point of the Catholic Appeal, and I really appreciate your generosity. The Appeal Office has a policy of not giving a rebate to any Parish which does not reach its assigned goal. Our goal at Saint Theresa’s is $82,641 and we have arrived at $69,968 thanks to all of you who have contributed. And so, we are $12,673 short, which means that we will not be eligible for a rebate. And so, I am hoping and praying that anyone who has not yet made a contribution will find a way to make one very soon so we will get to our assigned goal and be eligible for a rebate from the Archdiocese. The rebate will help Saint Theresa’s Parish to pay our bills. Reverend Monsignor William M. Helmick Pastor

NEWS FROM THE ELDERLY COMMISSION - 06/10/2018

City Service: 311 311 is an easy-to-remember telephone number that connects you ith highly-trained Constituent Service Center representatives who are ready to help you with requests for non-emergency City of Boston services and information. Request everything from missed trash to pothole to no heat and more. Taxi Coupon Get a discount on taxi cab rides with taxi coupons. These coupons offer a 50% discount on rides. Riders must be: 65 and older or disabled Have proof of ID, and be a Boston resident. Coupons can be purchased at the Elderly Commission or various locations in the city. Coupon books must be paid in cash and limited to two books per month. Call for locations and questions: Elderly Commission, City Hall Room 271, 617-635-4366

MONTHLY PRO-LIFE MASS SCHEDULE - 03/28/2018

Monthly Pro-Life Mass in memory of Fr. Raymond Helmick, SJ Wednesday, March 28 Wednesday, April 25 Friday, May 25 Monday, June 25 Wednesday, July 25 Monday, August 27 Tuesday, September 25 Thursday, October 25 Tuesday, November 27 Wednesday, December 26 St. William Chapel— 9 Lake St— Brighton, MA Located at the Boston College (School of Theology & Ministry) Simboli Hall . From Commonwealth Ave turn onto Lake St, take the very first right up a driveway. You will see 9 Lake St/Simboli Hall on the right at the top of the hill (with a cupola on top) St. William’s Chapel is on the first floor, straight ahead from the entrance. For more information, please call Cathy at 617-921-8076.

ATTENTION ON-LINE DONORS!! - 09/01/2017

Attention On -Line Donors!! Parishioners who make their Offertory donations online using Parish Pay will soon be transferred to our new online giving program WeShare Verifying Your New WeShare Account If you currently give online through ParishPay, your account will soon be transferred to WeShare, our new online giving provider. This transfer ensures that your scheduled transactions will continue to be received by the parish as scheduled. The security of your personal information is important to us. If you want to make any changes to your account or adjust your giving amount, WeShare requires a onetime security verification to provide you access. To successfully complete the verification process you will need:  Your ParishPay User Name  The last four digits of the bank account or credit card that is currently being used for your donations And ONE of the following two options:  The email you used to register with ParishPay  A collection name and the specific amount donated in the last six months. Once verification is complete, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to our new WeShare site. Please bookmark or save this link for future access. If you would like more information about online giving we encourage you to contact WeShare at http://www.4lpi.com/church-online-giving/ Read more

CATHOLIC CHARITIES FOOD PANTRY - 08/12/2017

remains in desperate need of donations. The situation is urgent especially for many families with small children who are facing heating expenses. You can bring your contributions of food to the school during regular school hours (8:30 A.M.-2:00 P.M. Monday through Friday) or to the Pavilion when you come to Mass. I am most grateful for your generous response to this prolonged appeal for food, and I know that the officials of Catholic Charities and the recipients of the food are most grateful to you as well. Reverend Monsignor William M. Helmick Pastor

HYMNAL SPONSOR SHEET - 08/12/2017

Hymnal sponsorships are still available at $20.00 per book. The memorials are a wonderful way to honor birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and holidays. Each week at Mass, parishioners can remember in prayer the person to whom their hymnal is dedicated. Please print off a form using the link below and complete the information and return to the rectory with your donation. You can also fill out the form that will be in next weekends bulletin. We thank you for your generosity. Your loved ones will be remembered in the prayers of all those who use these Hymnals at all the Masses celebrated at Saint Theresa of Avila Parish. Read more

 

 

   
 

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 Events

MASTERSINGERS USA at St Theresa's on June 30, 2018

 

Founded in 1997 by Professor Bruce G. McInnes, Mastersingers USA has established itself as one of the foremost men’s choruses in the United States. 75 men from all over the United States and Europe gather each year to rehearse and perform under the direction of Professor McInnes.  In 2005, Mastersingers USA won the coveted first place trophy at the annual Eisteddfod in Wales earning laurels for the quality of its sound and the diversity of its repertoire.  Only a few of the singers are professional musicians; the others fulfill other professional roles as businessmen, lawyers, teachers, ministers, entrepreneurs, architects, and students.  Many of the singers sang under Professor McInnes’s direction at Amherst College at which he directed the choral program for over twenty years.  Kerry P. Brennan, Headmaster of Roxbury Latin, is the group’s Associate Director.

Mastersingers USA will provide liturgical music for the 5:30PM Mass at St. Theresa of Avila Church, 2078 Centre Street, West Roxbury, and perform a concert in the church beginning at 6:30PM.  Repertoire will include sacred motets, foreign folksongs, spirituals and various contemporary pieces.  There is no admission fee.

 
 

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