The Church of Saint Theresa

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541 Washington Avenue • Kenilworth, New Jersey 07033
PHONE: (908) 272-4444 -:- FAX: (908) 272-4424

Saturday Vigil 5:30 PM/Sunday 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Daily Services: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM - also Monday/Wednesday 7:30 PM
-- Holy Days of Obligation Schedules will Appear Below --

July 23, 2017 - Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish Contacts

Rectory Office


Rectory Fax




Saint Theresa School


Religious Education Office


Youth Ministry




as listed on the US Catholic Bishop’s Site

Pastoral Message

XVI Sunday Ordinary Time A

“Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where have the weeds come from?” In this Sunday’s Gospel we find this remark of the workers toward the Master of the field. It’s an observation that certainly echoes the sentiments of many of us, as we observe the widespread evil and turmoil present in every corner of the world. Where all these troubles come from, Lord? Who is the source of the wars, the crimes and the violence that surround us from every side? And why you don’t do something about it? God’s Word of this XVI Sunday of Ordinary Time assures us that the Lord’s patience toward mankind is another facet of his mercy: God ultimately desires that no one might perish, but all might have eternal life. Hence he is willing to wait until the end, hoping that each human being might have a chance to convert before it is too late for him or her.

I don’t know about you, but I am grateful that God is patient with my shortcomings. Are we in turn capable of the same mercy toward those who have been unfair to us, even though they owe us much less than what we owe to God?

Have a blessed week!

Fr. Giovanni Rizzo


Monday and Friday
9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9 am - 3 pm.
other hours by appointment call the Rectory or Email the Rectory

A priest is always available
 for emergency sick!



Bulletin Articles
May be dropped off in the Rectory no later than the Monday before the Sunday you wish first Published. You may also email the Rectory at

St. Theresa Reflection…
“Yes all is well when we seek only the will of Jesus.”                       -St. Theresa

Stewardship Reflection

“ Some people give much but get back even more. Others don’t give what they should and end up poor.”    Proverbs 11:24

Weekly Readings

Today’s Readings

Ex 14:5-18 or Mt 12:38-42

2 Cor 4:7-15 or Mt 20:20-28

Memorial Ex 16:1-5, 9-15 or Mt 13:1-9

Ex 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20b or
 Mt 13:10-17

Ex 20:1-17 or Mt 13:18-23

Ex 24:3-8 or Mt 13:24-30


First Reading: Wisdom 12:13, 16-19
This passage from the Book of Wisdom addresses itself to God, giving praise and thanksgiving for his mercy.
Second Reading: Romans 8:26-27
Paul indicates that since people are, in general, unaccustomed to the manner of praying, of speaking directly to God, the Holy Spirit will intercede for them.
Gospel: Matthew 13:24-43
According to Matthew, Jesus speaks of the “reign of God” in three parables: the man who soweth good seed, the mustard seed, and the yeast. In each parable, Jesus demonstrates that once the “reign of God” had been established, it grew and spread.

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