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

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.

AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MONSIGNOR HELMICK - 10/03/2018

Announcement: On December 8, 1987, I was appointed Pastor of Saint Theresa of Avila Parish. Now, almost 31 years after that moment, and having observed my 81st birthday last June 29, I have decided, after much prayer and considerable reflection, to submit my resignation as pastor of this holy place and I have submitted my resignation to His Eminence, Cardinal Sean O’Malley. He has graciously accepted my resignation, and on Tuesday, November 6, I will become a Senior Priest of the Archdiocese of Boston. His Eminence has appointed Father John Connolly as administrator of Saint Theresa of Avila Parish effective Tuesday, November 6. I am very pleased with this appointment. Father Connolly will be a very good Shepherd for Saint Theresa’s Parish. Please pray for him in the coming days, and pray also for me. It will be hard for me to leave Saint Theresa’s, but I do so with profound gratitude to God, to Bishop Allué, to our Priests and Sisters, to our Parish staff and volunteers, and to all of our parishioners who have borne with me these many years. My new address will be at Regina Cleri, the Residence for the Retired Priests of the Archdiocese of Boston. I will keep you posted on my plans for retirement. Monsignor Helmick's last Mass as Pastor will be on Sunday, November 4th at 12:00 Noon. Everyone is most welcome to a Reception in Monsignor Donahue Hall following the Mass.

SILVER AND GOLD ANNIVERSARY MASS - 10/28/2018

Silver and Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass His Eminence, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, invites all couples celebrating their 25th and 50th Wedding Anniversary to join him for the Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass to be celebrated on Sunday, October 28 at 4:00 P.M. at Saint Mary Parish, 133 School Street, Waltham. To register, please go to bostoncatholic.org/weddinganniversarymass. For more information, please contact Kelly Tolman at 617-746-5803 or at ktolman@rcab.org. Formal invitations will be mailed to the Anniversary Couples approximately 2 weeks before the Mass.

PARISH BAPTISMS - 10/12/2018

During the month of September, we had 10 Baptisms here at Saint Theresa’s. Those who were Baptized are as follows: Amelia Noelle Galarza Navia Vida Gordon John Anthony Bonaceto Scott Vincent DiRienzo Quinn Michael Feeney Francis James Foley, IV Victoria Renee Glennon James Francis Sheehan Joseph Anthony Otero-Brothers Julian Angel Otero-Brothers May the Lord, Who has begun a good work in them, bring it to completion in their homes and families.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION ONLINE REGISTRATION - 08/31/2018

On-line registration is now available for Grades 1-10. Please visit our webpage: https://sttheresaparishboston.com/41#Registration Read more

UPCOMING HOLY DAYS MASS TIMES - 10/03/2018

October 31 Vigil Mass All Saints 4:00 p.m November 1, 2018 Feast of All Saints 6:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m 12:15 pm 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 22, 2018—Thanksgiving Day 6:45 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.- Friday, December 7, 2018 Vigil Mass Feast of the Immaculate Conception 4:00 P.M.- Saturday December 8, 2018 Feast of the Immaculate Conception 6:30 a.m.— 9:00 a.m.—12:00 pm--

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

MONTHLY PRO-LIFE MASS SCHEDULE - 10/03/2018

In memory of Fr. Raymond Helmick, SJ Thursday, 10/25 Tuesday, 11/27 Wednesday, 12/26 St. William Chapel 9 Lake St Brighton, MA For more information, please call Cathy at 617-921-8076

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 HOLY DAYS MASS SCHEDULE:

October 31 Vigil Mass  All Saints

4:00 p.m          

November 1, 2018   Feast of All Saints

6:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m 12:15 pm 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 22, 2018—Thanksgiving Day

6:45 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.-

Friday, December 7, 2018               Vigil Mass Feast of the Immaculate Conception

4:00 P.M.-

Saturday December 8, 2018      Feast of the Immaculate Conception

6:30 a.m.— 9:00 a.m.—12:00 pm--

 
 

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