The Church of Saint Theresa

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Come and Celebrate

Welcome to our Parish Community
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 --

For updated parish activities download the bulletin from the Home Page



Bible Study

Youth Ministry

Religious Education / CCD


Cub Scouts

Children’s Liturgy

Altar Servers

Jensen Concert

Pre Cana

Rosary Altar Society

Catholic Daughters

Knights of Columbus

Social Concerns

Little Flower

Visitors with Disabilities

Handicap Accessible Side Entrance located on 23rd Street Prior to Mass, please advise Priest or Usher for Holy Communion instructions.

Youth Ministry

High School Youth Ministry Program

Tonight all High School Students are invited to join us for our meeting at St. Michael’s. Doors open at 7pm tonight and we get started shortly after 7:30pm. All high school youth from both parishes are invited.
Get the latest information about the Youth Ministry Program at  You can also reach Rich at the Youth Ministry Office at 276-5990 or via email at  

Christmas Spectacular Sales
This weekend is the final weekend of the Youth Ministry Program's sales – we will be selling Trees, Grave Covers and Wreaths at both St. Michael's and St. Theresa's.  Hours are Saturday 9am till 7 pm, and Sunday 8am till 1:30 pm.  For more information visit our website at

Living Nativity Planned
Once again the Youth Ministry has made plans to present their “Living Nativity” on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The animals have been secured, and soon fencing will be put up at St. Theresa’s for the 20th annual Living Nativity. Join us all day on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as the animals will be out. Members of the High School Youth Ministry Program will be in costume after all the masses (4pm, 6pm and Midnight at St. Theresa’s) on Christmas Eve reenacting that scene that took place so many years ago in Bethlehem. Don’t forget your camera!  Again we’d appreciate that you ONLY feed the animals CARROTS, no apples, etc.

Breakfast with Santa Claus

This year, thanks to Fr Giovanni’s connections Santa Claus will be stopping by McVeigh Hall for “Breakfast with Santa Claus” on Sunday December 17th after the 9am mass AND the 10:30am. Refreshments will be served.. don’t forget your camera!!


Adult Bible Study Continues

Join us on the dates listed below from 8-9pm for the continuation of our Adult Bible Study. We will meet every other Monday night in the Chapel for an hour of reflection on Holy Scripture. Following is our upcoming schedule. For information, contact John Tintera at (908) 265-6148 or our Bible Study webpage

December 4 - Zephaniah, Haggai, and Zechariah, & Malachi

The  2019 Mass book will be open for
Special Intention Masses. Beginning December 4th.

(from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm) and December 15th (from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm).

At this time no intentions will be taken in the Parish office: there will be someone available in the Cry room  of the Church to receive your intentions presented in person. Upon your arrival in the Church you will be given a number: afterward, kindly sit comfortably in the Church as you wait for your number to be called.

All intentions received by mail or drop off will be entered after December 15th. As a general rule, only one intention per Mass is accepted: however, a memorial Mass in Italian with multiple intentions will be celebrated once a month, ordinarily on the First Friday of the month, at 6:30 pm ( unless conflicting events happen to be in the calendar).

Lectors Needed

Anyone interested in becoming a Lector, please contact either the Rectory or Mark Tiemann at (908) 964-5749.
In particular, we need Lectors for the 5:30 P.M. Sat. Mass, the 7:30 A.M. Sun. Mass and the 5 P.M. Sun. Mass.
New Lectors will receive training and a Lector workbook

Fr. Giovanni has scheduled a meeting with all the Lectors on Friday, 12/15/2017 at 7 P.M.  in the church. Please make every effort to attend. Thank you..

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree is in the vestibule of the church. Please take a tag and return an Unwrapped gift(s) with the Tag by
Sunday December 10, 2017.
These gifts help make many Kenilworth families’
Christmas Merry!

Christmas 4

Candle Carol Sing

The 47th annual Candlelight Carol Sing will be held at the Cathedral Basilica on Wednesday, December 13th and Thursday, December 14th, at 8:00pm (two performances). Doors open at 7:00pm both nights. Christmas music in nine languages will be sung by the Cathedral Choir with the assembly and will be accompanied by the great Cathedral organs and brass ensemble. Free-will donation. For more information call 973-484-2400, or visit:

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