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

"“If we plant a flower or a shrub and water it daily it will grow so tall that in time we shall need a spade and a hoe to uproot it. It is just so, I think, when we commit a fault, however small, each day, and do not cure ourselves of it.”






(Except February 27th will be held at 8:00 PM hosted by our
Religious Ed Grade 9 as they present the Shadow Stations)
“Peace be with you!” With these words, the Risen Lord greeted his frightened Apostles in the Upper Room on the day of his Resurrection. Christ repeated the words, “Peace be with you.” Then he added, “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them” (Jn 20:19-23)
This year, prepare for Easter by receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation. During Lent, every Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Hartford will be open on Mondays from 6:00-7:00 PM for Lenten Confessions.  For more information, visit: Light4you.info. THIS WILL TAKE THE PLACE OF OUR LENTEN PENANCE SERVICE.

LENTEN REGULATIONS For those whose health permits
ABSTINENCE from meat is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years old and older on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all Fridays of Lent.
FASTING is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59. Those who are bound by this may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted if necessary. Eating of solid food between meals is not permitted. 

Dear Families,
Our next Intergenerational Event of this year, “A Walk through the Mass,” will be held on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, March 13, 14, 15, and 16 (you choose the day.) These events provide an amazing ongoing faith formation experience for the whole family. 
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the four-fold movement of the Mass: gathering, storytelling, meal sharing, and sending forth (know-what)
  • Utilize our understanding of the four-fold movement to participate more actively and more meaningfully in the celebration of the Eucharist (know-how)
  • Develop an appreciation for the significance of the Eucharist for our daily lives as Catholics (know why)
Click Here For Contact Information and For Registration Form

"All I ask of you is forever to remember me as loving you."   G. Norbet
St. Teresa's Bereavement Ministry Support Group
If you would like to join us, or would like more information,
please contact Sylvia Sheldon at 203-264-5720.

Click Here For Full Brochure

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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Shadow Stations/Stations of the Cross
Fri. 8 pm, church
Sandwich Saturday
Sat. 10:00 am, parish office
Franciscan Fraternity
Sat. Feb. 28, 9 am-12 pm-church/hall
Valentine Auction/Dance
Sat. Feb. 28, 6 pm, painted pony
Religious Ed
Gr. 9, 9:30 am- 12:30 pm church/hall
Gr. K-8, 9:45-11:15 Woodbury Middle School
Liturgy of the Word for Children
Sun. 11:30 am, church
Mon. 6-7 pm, church
Youth Choir
Tues. 5:45-6:45 pm, hall
Thurs. Jan. 29, 11 am - 1 pm, hall

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.