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 - 10/03/2018

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

FINAL NOTE FROM MONSIGNOR HELMICK - 11/04/2018

As I was thinking about the weekly NOTE FROM MONSIGNOR HELMICK for the final note, I had the thought that I should ask Carol O’Brien, my secretary, to dig out the oldest weekly note she could find. It turns out that we started saving them for the week of Sunday, September 4, 1994- - - twenty-four years ago, several years after I started writing them. And so, on this last Sunday that I am the Pastor of Saint Theresa’s Parish, my note for the Bulletin is the same one that we could find in the parish archives. The message is very apt for the present moment of our lives. A NOTE FROM FATHER HELMICK WHATEVER YOU DO FOR ONE OF MY LEAST ONES, YOU DO FOR ME These words of Jesus have motivated and sustained people who have put their faith in Him for twenty centuries of Christianity. They have helped people to do extraordinary and heroic deeds to show their love for others. Beyond the extraordinary and heroic, there are the ordinary and routine things we do which may not attract too much attention or elicit too much by way of appreciation. These are the things we do which turn out to be the glue which holds a marriage or a family or a relationship together, these are the things we do which require a great deal of perseverance and patience and love on our part. It has always been my more or less firm conviction that the ordinary and routine things people do are just as important as the extraordinary and heroic things that happen. An incredible amount of love and fidelity goes into the ordinary and routine things we do which show our love for each other. All of which brings me to the parishioners who organized, coached, and attended and supported the CYO Softball and Baseball Leagues which Saint Theresa’s Parish had again this summer. These softball and baseball games are a wonderful service to the girls and boys who participate in them. It takes a tremendous investment of time and energy and effort to organize and coach and to be available for this kind of activity, and I am more grateful than I can say to everyone who was involved in the Softball and Baseball programs. I know that it is an activity motivated and sustained by a real and practical love for young people, and it does indeed come under the heading of what is described in the words of Jesus: “Whatever you do for one of My least ones, you do for Me.” Father William M. Helmick Pastor

VETERANS DAY OBSERVED - 11/12/2018

VETERANS’ DAY will be observed on Monday, November 12. The Rectory will be closed and there will be NO 4:00 P.M. Mass on Monday, November 12.

ST THERESA'S CHRISTMAS BAZAAR - 11/17/2018

Save the Date!! Saint Theresa School Christmas Bazaar Saturday, November 17 9:00 A.M.—1:00 P.M. School Hall

ST THERESA'S TRAVELERS - 12/01/2018

Saint Theresa’s Travelers Our next trip will be to beautiful Kennebunkport on Saturday, December 1 for the Christmas Walk. If you have never been to Kennebunkport, please consider joining us. The shops will all be open and decorated with candles and lights galore, AND YES! Santa will be there. This trip is open to all and would be especially fun for families with small children. All details are on page 5 of this Bulletin.

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.

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

VETERANS DAY:

VETERANS’ DAY will be observed on Monday, November 12.
The Rectory will be closed and there will be NO 4:00 P.M.
Mass on Monday, November 12.

 

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:

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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