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
To leave a message for our Prayer Line call 203-263-2008 ext. 25 or Email: saintteresas@aol.com 

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. 

Eucharistic Adoration
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 mp03clem@gmail.com or 203-266-0549. Exposition 7:00 PM, Adoration 7:10-9:50 PM, Benediction 9:50-10:00 PM Benediction.

Catholics Coming Home
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."

Pope Francis said on November 24, 2013.


From Our Patroness
St. Teresa
of Avila

"We shall never learn to know ourselves except by endeavoring to know God; for, beholding His greatness, we realize our own littleness; His purity shows us our foulness; and by meditating upon His humility we find how very far we are from being humble."

April 9, 1946-March 12, 2014






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Listen to a comprehensive radio
interview regarding Pastoral Planning

JUNE 29, 2017

“I have decided that the proper care of souls requires the merger of Saint Teresa of Avila Parish and Nativity Parish and the creation of a new juridic entity named, Prince of Peace Parish.” … “The rich legacies and histories of Saint Teresa of Avila Parish and Nativity Parish will be promoted and honored at Prince of Peace Parish with two church buildings: Saint Teresa of Avila Church and the Nativity Church.”      -- Decree by Archbishop Leonard P. Blair


Read Archbishop Blair’s entire decree

Read Archbishop Blair’s letter read the weekend of May 6/7

Read the Stewards for Tomorrow Parish Policies and Procedures manual

Visit the website Stewards for Tomorrow




New Parish App  
text "App"
to 88202

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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 4 (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.