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

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Welcome to the St. Theresa of Avila Parish webpage. 

Sincerely,

Father John Connolly

 

 

 

 

The Church

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The Altar

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Church Pavilion

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Choir

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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

MEMO TO ALL ABOUT MASS SCHEDULE CHANGES - 06/05/2019

June 5, 2019 MESSAGE FROM FATHER JOHN CONNOLLY ABOUT MASS SCHEDULE CHANGES: Dear Parishioners and Friends, I write today to inform you that the weekend Mass schedule here at Saint Theresa of Avila Parish will be revised in just over a month. Basically, we are going to reduce the number of Saturday Vigil and Sunday Masses from six (6) to four (4). Based on the detailed Mass attendance figures maintained by our parish staff members for many years, this adjusted Mass schedule will be more than sufficient to accommodate our regular weekend Mass congregants prayerfully, comfortably and efficiently. Moreover, I have intentionally coordinated our revised weekend Mass schedule with that of our neighboring West Roxbury Parishes of Holy Name and Saint John Chrysostom so that anyone who wishes to attend weekend Mass in our West Roxbury neighborhood will have more options and thus greater flexibility of schedule in order to attend Mass. Effective the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, July 6 – 7, 2019, the Mass schedule here at Saint Theresa of Avila Parish will be as follows: Saturday - Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession – 3:15 -4:15 pm Saturday Vigil Mass – 4:30 pm Sunday Masses – 8:00 am; 10:00 am and 12:00 noon. In addition, we are changing the time of our Saturday daily Mass from 6:45 am to 8:30 am. Accordingly, Exposition, Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will now begin after the 8:30 am daily Saturday Mass at approximately 9:00 am. Going forward, the period of Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will generally conclude with Benediction at 12:00 noon every Saturday. I have made the decision to curtail the hours of Eucharistic Adoration because far too often in the seven months since my arrival the Blessed Sacrament has been unaccompanied during the hours of Exposition. My hope is that the reduction in the hours of Exposition will address this situation. If not, further schedule revisions will be implemented. There will also be a change to our daily afternoon Mass schedule. Beginning on the afternoon of Monday, July 1, 2019, and continuing thereafter, our daily afternoon Mass, Monday through Friday, will begin at 4:30 pm. There will be no change, at this time, in our daily morning Mass schedule. The daily morning Mass, Monday through Friday, will remain at 6:45 am. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work together to implement these changes and adjust to our new schedule. I realize that change and transition in the life of a parish can be difficult and even anxiety-provoking. Hopefully, working and worshipping together, we will be able to experience a relatively easy-going and smooth transition. With gratitude for all you do to live out our shared life and mission as sons and daughters of God and sisters and brother of Christ Jesus, empowered and guided by the Holy Spirit, as the Parish Family of Saint Theresa of Avila in West Roxbury, and asking God to bless you and all whom you hold dear with abundant Blessings of this Easter Season, I am Faithfully yours in Christ, Father John Connolly

FISHER HOUSE DONATIONS - 06/06/2019

Fisher House The families of Veterans who are staying at the Fisher House, located on the grounds of the V.A. Hospital in West Roxbury, are required to provide their own food or receive donations. The first Thursday of each month is the day for our parishioners to provide some food for these families. If you would like to bring food items to Fisher House, please call in advance to let them know (857-203-4000). Thursday, June 6 is the next day for Saint Theresa’s food donations. The families staying at Fisher House are most grateful for your kindness. Thank you for any help you can offer.

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

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 - 06/05/2019

As of May 28, parishioners of Saint Theresa Parish have contributed $75,301 to the 2019 Catholic Appeal for the Archdiocese of Boston. This is 83% 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

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

 

 

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