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

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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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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!

2016 CATHOLIC APPEAL UPDATE - 07/11/2016

As of Wednesday, August 9, we have received $78,539.82 from 319 parishioners. This is 95% of our parish goal of $83,004.46- - - we are only $4,464. 64 short!! If you have been meaning to contribute to the 2016 Catholic Appeal and have not done so yet, it would be a good and holy thing if you could help us achieve our goal. This would assure that the parish reaches its goal and receives a rebate. Even a small gift will help us. If you have not contributed to the Appeal or did not receive the information in the mail, the envelopes are at the doors of the Church and in the Pavilion as you leave Mass today and are also available at the rectory. Thank you for your support of the 2016 Catholic Appeal. Read more

PARISH BAPTISMS - 08/09/2016

Parish Baptisms During the month of July, we had 4 Baptisms here at Saint Theresa’s. Those who were Baptized are as follows: Jacob Michael McSweeney Bridget Madeline McCarthy Leah Annette Fitzgerald Rosalie Grace Martignetti May the Lord, Who has begun a good work in them, bring it to completion in their homes and families.


His Eminence, Sean Cardinal O’Malley, OFM invites all couples celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary in 2016 to the Silver and Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The Mass will be celebrated on September 25th at 11:30 A.M. and will include a renewal of vows. Family members and friends are welcome to attend. For more information and to register, please visit bostoncatholic.org/ WeddingAnniversaryMass. Please register by September 2 to have your name included in the printed list of anniversary couples. A formal invitation and more information will be mailed to each registered couple in September. So as not to compete with the Cardinal, we will no longer have our parish Wedding Anniversary Mass. This will give our parishioners an opportunity to be in the Cathedral and to attend Mass with Cardinal O’Malley.


THE CATHOLIC CHARITIES FOOD PANTRY remains in desperate need of donations. The situation continues to be urgent for many families with small children who are home from school for the summer. You can bring your contributions of food to the rectory office, Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. On the weekends, please leave your food donations on the tables in the Pavilion. 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







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