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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

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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 - 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

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS - 05/12/2019

SAINT THERESA OF AVILA PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS Dear Parishioners and Friends, As we continue our Easter Celebration and move deeper into what I hope will be a beautiful Spring Season, I write to invite you to participate in the selection of a new Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) for our parish. As many of you are already aware, the PPC is an advisory group that meets regularly with the Parish Priest throughout the year to discuss the life, mission and ministry of the parish, to offer suggestions, provide feedback and, most importantly, to consider and to plan for how best to carry out our shared vocation to live and to proclaim the Word and the Way of Our Risen Lord, Jesus Christ, in our West Roxbury Parish and beyond. My understanding is that it has been a few years since we have had an active and functioning PPC here at Saint Theresa's, so I would be grateful for your cooperation and participation in re-establishing this important parish body. According to Church law, the Parish Priest is the Chair of the PPC. Members can be elected or appointed. Here at St. T's, we will select members of the PPC both by election and appointment. Among other things, such a process will allow us to be sure that as many demographic groups as possible will have adequate representation on the PPC. I invite anyone interested in serving on the PPC to either propose your own name for nomination, or to ask another parishioner to do so. Any parishioner should feel free and welcome to propose another member of the parish for nomination to the PPC. My only request is that, before anyone nominates someone else, that they confer with the potential nominee to determine that s/he would be willing to serve. Any member of the parish who will be seventeen years of age or in their senior year or beyond of high school as of September 2019 is eligible to be nominated. I would like to re-establish the PPC as soon as possible. To that end, I would respectfully invite nominations to be made, in writing or by e-mail, no later than 2:00 P.M. today, Sunday, May 12th, Mother's Day. We will conduct the election, by paper ballot and by e-mail, over the following weekend of Saturday and Sunday, May 18th / 19th . Written nominations must be placed in an envelope marked PPC nominations and either dropped off at Saint Theresa of Avila Rectory or placed in the offertory collection baskets at Mass no later than today, May 12, 2019. Nominations submitted by e-mail must be sent to: STAPPCElection@gmail.com again no later than 2:00 P.M. Sunday, May 12, 2019. I am grateful for all who are willing to step up and serve our Parish Family of Saint Theresa of Avila, and I look forward to working closely and collaboratively with the re-established Parish Pastoral Council for many years to come. May Our Loving God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit continue to bless all of us as He showers His Graces abundantly upon us during this Sacred Easter Season. Peace and Prayers, Father John Connolly

PARISH BAPTISMS - 05/09/2019

During the month of April, we had 4 Baptisms here at Saint Theresa’s. Those who were Baptized are as follows: Emma Siobhan Haley Lucas Anthony May Leo Vincent S. Liu Liam Thomas S. Liu

WOMEN'S RETREAT - 05/31/2019

All women in West Roxbury and Roslindale are invited to a Women’s Retreat May 31-June 2. Retreat facilitators will be Pastoral Associates Maureen Connell of Holy Name and Mary Lemire -Campion of St. John Chrysostom parishes. Our retreat will take place at the Franciscan Guest House in Kennebunkport, Maine. Cost is $150 per person and that includes breakfast, lodging and retreat materials. Rooms will be double occupancy. Retreat theme is “Timeless Faith”. The purpose of this retreat is to help women know and appreciate the Lord's steadfast love and mercies and to grow closer to Christ and to each other. The retreat provides a time to relax, unwind, step away from the daily grind, and spend time with God and each other. For more information contact Susan Abbott at sttadultfaith@gmail.com, To reach Mary Campion email mary.campion@stjohnchrysostom02132.org To reach Maureen Connell email maureen.connell@holynameparish.com

ST THERESA'S TRAVELERS - 06/20/2019

ST. THERESA’S TRAvElERS present Gloucester Lobster Cruise Featuring BEAUPORT PRINCESS Thursday, June 20, 2019 Step aboard the elegant Beauport Princess and settle back in luxury for a cruise from one of New England’s most photogenic harbors, Gloucester, MA. Cruise historic Gloucester Harbor which is the oldest fishing community in the Unites States. Enjoy a Lobster Luncheon Buffet while cruising. See downtown Gloucester with its historic homes, churches and city hall. The scenery is best seen from vantage viewpoints on the ship’s deck. Day Includes: * Deluxe Yankee Line motorcoach transportation * 2 1/2-Hour Cruise aboard the Beauport Princess * Traditional New England Lobster Luncheon Buffet on board * Visit to Bearskin Neck Price: $125.00 Per Person – Due On Or Before May 20, 2019 (Please make checks payable to: Yankee Line Tours) For Information Contact Marie Fox (617) 323-3558 Departure: 10:00 A.M. – St. Theresa’s, W. Roxbury, MA (Returns approx. 4:00pm) To Sign Up/Complete & Return To: Marie Fox, 446 Belgrade Ave., Apt. 404, W. Roxbury, MA 02132

ANNA'S PALS ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT - 06/24/2019

ANNA'S PALS 2ND ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT will take place on Monday June 24th at the George Wright Golf Course. 8:00 A.M. Shotgun Start. Register now at www.annaspals.org/events Read more

THE CATHOLIC APPEAL - 05/09/2019

As of May 6, parishioners of Saint Theresa Parish have contributed $73,101 to the 2019 Catholic Appeal for the Archdiocese of Boston. This is 81% of our assigned goal of $90,365. If you would like to make a contribution to this critical Appeal, there are envelopes available in the pews. We thank you for your generosity. Read more

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 - 02/13/2019

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 Father John Connolly Parish Asministrator

 

 

   
 

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:

 

SATURDAY, MAY 11

4:00 P.M.—FR. NOLAN

5:30 P.M.—FR. CONNOLLY

SUNDAY, MAY 12

7:30 A.M.-FR. NOLAN

9:00 A.M.-FR. CONNOLLY

10:30 A.M.-FR. CONNOLLY 1

12:00 N-FR. MACDONALD

SATURDAY, MAY 18

4:00 P.M.—FR. CONNOLLY

5:30 P.M.—FR. NOLAN

SUNDAY, MAY 19

7:30 A.M.-FR. MACDONALD

9:00 A.M.-FR. NOLAN

10:30 A.M.-FR. CONNOLLY

12:00 N-FR. CONNOLLY

SATURDAY, MAY 25

4:00 P.M.—FR. CONNOLLY

5:30 P.M.—FR. NOLAN

SUNDAY, MAY 26

7:30 A.M.-FR. CONNOLLY

9:00 A.M.-FR. BRADFORD

10:30 A.M.-FR. MACDONALD

12:00 N-FR. NOLAN . 

 
 

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