Our Mission
St Teresa of Avila Parish strives to be a vibrant, welcoming Catholic Community. We live out our fervent belief in Jesus Christ's presence among us by celebrating the Eucharist as a family and by embracing the Stewardship Way of Life. In this way we show our love for God and reach out to our neighbor in loving service.
St. Teresa's Prayer Line
Call Us: 203-910-5924
or Email: fdanahy@charter.net

Online Book of Hope Prayer Intentions
St. Teresa of Avila wants to offer up your prayers during Weekend Masses. Please email your intentions and they will be sent confidentially to our Parish Office and placed in our Book of Hope. 
From Our Patroness
St. Teresa
of Avila

"Whoever has not begun the practice of prayer, I beg for the love of the Lord not to go without so great a good. There is nothing here to fear but only something to desire."




Sacred Heart Church, Southbury
We have much to be grateful for, let us come together with our community and give thanks to God.

Thanksgiving Prayer
From Archbishop Leonard Blair

O God, ever good and merciful,
look graciously upon us
as we celebrate Thanksgiving Day.
Our nation has been richly blessed,
and we thank You for the necessities of life
that so many of us enjoy in abundance.
May we never take these gifts for granted
or forget that they come from You,
the Creator and Author of Life.
We pray for those among us
who suffer as a result of material, spiritual
or moral poverty.
Enkindle in us a greater charity toward
our neighbor in need, and
help us as a people to build
a more just and peaceful s
ociety and world.
We pray in a special way
for those who are persecuted
for their faith throughout the globe.
Thank you, Father, for all Your blessings,
In the Name of Christ Our Lord. Amen. 

Sunday November 30th 4:00 PM

We will be participating again in a joint Advent Penance Service at Sacred Heart Church with three other local churches.  Advent is the holy season of preparation to be able to celebrate Christmas with great joy and peace.  Please join us at this Service to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Saint Teresa’s Youth Choir
Tuesdays   5:45-6:45 PM
         Seidel Hall             
                                       Contact Chris Shay                                                  

Eucharistic Adoration is held Every First Friday of the Month. Jesus asked his apostles in the Garden of Gethsemane to spend an hour with Him. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email or call Mike Clemens at mike9695@charter.net or 203-266-0549. Exposition-7:00 PM, Adoration-7:10-9:50 PM, Benediction 9:50-10:00 PM Benediction.


St. Teresa’s community extends an invitation to our inactive brothers and sisters to explore the possibility of coming home. St. Teresa of Avila Church welcomes you all Home. If you have any questions please call Deacon Ralph at 203-263-2008.

Pope Francis said on November 24, 2013
“I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them.
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Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Tues. Nov. 25, 7pm, Sacred Heart
Parish Office Closed
Thurs. & Fri.
Christmas Wreath Sale
Saturday & Sunday
Advent Penance Service
Sun. Nov. 30, 4 pm, Sacred Heart

If Region 14 School District is cancelled OR DELAYED due to snow or ice we will not have Mass that morning.
For Saturday and Sunday Masses check CBS channel 3 or NBC30 channel 6 (Charter) if there is any doubt.
The Mass intentions will be moved to the next available Mass.

For more information, see this week's bulletin or our calendar.