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




The Church

Saint Theresa of Avila - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

The Altar

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Church Pavilion

Pavilion - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA


Saint Theresa of Avila Choir - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

The Chapel

Chapel - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

The Sacristy

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Parish News



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!


We ask you to keep our 14 high school students in your prayers this week as they take part in their Mission Trip to New Orleans. Also, please plan on attending the Memories from the Mission event on Sunday, May 6th at 1:00 P.M. in the School Hall featuring pictures and stories from the trip, and refreshments.

PARISH BAPTISMS - 04/15/2018

Parish Baptisms During the months of January, February, and March we had nine Baptisms at Saint Theresa’s Parish. Those who were Baptized are as follows: Harrison Matthew McCarthy Kathryn Earle Grace Ryder Robert Stow Zackary Michael Olson Allison Joyce Paschal Jake Thomas Haley Amelia Jane McCarthy Emerson Marie Trull Ava Rose Casey May the Lord, Who has begun a good work in them, bring it to completion in their homes and families.


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


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!! 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


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 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

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