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

Sacristy - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA



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!


Religious Education All Grade 10 students who attend a Catholic High school will begin weekly Confirmation classes this Tuesday, January 30th from 7-8 PM at St. Theresa’s School. GRADE 9 SPECIAL PRESENTATION: This is a mandatory session for all Grade 9 Catholic School and Public School students and their parents. The topic is Human Sexuality. The session will take place in Monsignor Donahue Hall from 7:00P.M.-8:15 P.M. on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.


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, February 1 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.


In April, the parish is taking 14 high school students to New Orleans on a Mission Trip. The group is currently looking for sponsors to help them go on this trip. If you are interested, click on the "Church" tab and then "Youth Ministry" for more details.


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

Ash Wednesday February 14, 2018 Lent begins on Wednesday, February 14. Ashes will be distributed during all the Masses.

The Mass schedule is as follows:

6:45 A.M. 9:30 A.M. 4:00 P.M. 7:30 P.M.

All Masses on Ash Wednesday will be celebrated in the Main Church. During Lent, all daily Masses will also be celebrated in the Main Church. 


 Beginning on Wednesday, February 21, Confessions will be heard on the Wednesday evenings of Lent from 7:00-8:00 P.M. in the Chapel.

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