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 - 02/01/2017

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.

PRESIDENTS DAY - 02/20/2017

PRESIDENTS DAY: In observance of Presidents Day, the rectory offices will be closed and there will be NO 4:00 Mass on Monday, February 20.

PARISH BAPTISMS - 02/15/2017

During the month of January, we had 7 Baptisms here at Saint Theresa’s. Those who were Baptized are as follows: Cole Stephen McGovern Owen Michael Roth Joel Kevin Muldoon Hennessey Berna LeBron Frattaroli Payton Marie Medina Rose Amelia Noonan Haiya Jeneveive Sand May the Lord, Who has begun a good work in them, bring it to completion in their homes and families.


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION GRADES 1-6: There are no classes February 19 because of the February school vacation. There will be no CCD Classes on Tuesday, February 21 due to the February School vacation. CONFIRMATION PARENTS MEETING: Parents of all Grade 10 Confirmation Candidates will meet on Monday, February 27 at 7:00 P.M. in the Chapel. CONFIRMATION RETREAT: The Confirmation Retreat for all Grade 9 and 10 students, public, Catholic, and private schools, will be held on Sunday, March 5 from 5:00 P.M.—8:00 P.M. Students will meet in the school hall. Mass will be celebrated so you can sleep in on Sunday morning!! Light refreshments will be served.


Adult Faith Formation Lenten Series Join us in the pavilion on Tuesday, evening, February 28, at 7:00 p.m for a bit of Mardi Gras and a look at the life of Saint Francis of Assisi. Over the following weeks we will travel across Europe with Bishop Robert Barron, via his DVD series, CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players. This multi-part film series gives us insights and information into the lives of a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of civilization. We begin with Saint Francis, a fitting introduction to Lent. Please email sttadultfaith@gmail.com to register. Hope to see you on February 28. Mardi gras beads optional.

CORI FORMS - 02/15/2017

All Parish volunteers are reminded that CORI Forms are due by the end of February. Please return them to the Rectory with a picture ID. Boost Post


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







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