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

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Saint Theresa of Avila Choir - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

The Chapel

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The Sacristy

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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!

MASS SCHEDULE - 04/13/2017

Mass Schedule Daily: 6:45 A.M., 4:00 P.M. Saturday: 4:00 P.M., 5:30 P.M. Sunday 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 A.M., 12:00 Noon Eve of Holy Days As Announced Holy Days As Announced Confessions Saturdays 3:00-4:00 P.M. ; Thursday before First Friday 4:45 P.M.


Join with thousands of other high school students as we attend one of the most popular Catholic Youth Conferences in America! Steubenville Conferences happen all around the country from Texas to California to New England. We are lucky to have a limited number of tickets for the Steubenville Conference in Lowell this July 14-16. This year there is no cost for attendees!! Experience your Catholic Faith like never before with some of the greatest youth speakers in the country, Mass and prayer with thousands of your peers, awesome music and lots of fun!!! SIGN-UP DEADLINE—MONDAY, MAY 1 To sign up and for more information, email Ellen Klein eklein001@gmail Don’t be left out!! Sign up for a great two day experience!!


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION REHEARSAL will take place at 2:45 P.M. on Thursday, April 27 in the Main Church. Please meet in the Pavilion. FIRST HOLY COMMUNION will takeplace on Saturday, April 29 at 10:30 in the Main Church. Please keep our Confirmation Candidates and our Grade 2 First Holy Communion students in your prayers as they prepare to receive their Sacraments this week.


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


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

CATHOLIC APPEAL - 04/27/2017

The 2017 Catholic Appeal for the Archdiocese of Boston is off to a very strong start. As of Tuesday, April 4, we have received $55,973, which is 71% of our goal of $79,235. If you would like to make a contribution to the 2017 Catholic Appeal, envelopes are available at the doors of the Church or in the Rectory. His Eminence, Cardinal O’Malley and I are vey grateful for your customary generosity and support of this yearly appeal which helps continue the programs and activities which help people across the Archdiocese. Reverend Monsignor William M. Helmick Pastor







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