The Church of Saint Theresa

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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 --

August 6, 2017 - The Transfiguration of the Lord

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

Dear Parishioners,

On Friday, September 15, 2017 the Archbishop of Newark, Cardinal William J. Tobin, will visit our Deanery (number 23) calling the parishioners who belong to the parishes comprised within this Deanery to a communal celebration of the Mass followed by a light reception and a meeting with "town hall" style questions. The place chosen for this meeting is the Parish of the Holy Spirit, located at 984 Suburban Road, Union, NJ 07083. The Mass will start at 7:30 pm and will be followed by "Q&A" assembly. This gathering is a unique opportunity to meet the Shepherd of our local Church, to listen to him and to ask him questions. As the vibrant parish that we are, we have a twofold chance on this occasion: first, to actively participate in the liturgy presided by the Cardinal by offering our ministerial services in any way we are confident and experienced (as lectors, cantors, musicians, ministers of hospitality, extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, ...). Moreover, we will all have the opportunity to ask questions and I can assure you that the Cardinal will answer these questions with his usual straightforwardness and warmth. My hope is that we will participate in large number, also to manifest to the Head of our local Church that we love and support him. I have been ministering in the Chancery now for 4 years and I know very well that the Archbishop carries a big load on his shoulders. While it is always easy to criticize the work of the others (as when we watch a football game from the recliner at home and we loudly proclaim how much better we would do if we were the coach of our favorite team), we should never fall short to encourage and be supportive of those who—at the cost of sleepless nights—roll up their sleeves and drag the cart uphill every day, quite often without wearing the pains and the fatigue of their ministries on their faces. More details to come!

May God bless you always!
Fr. Giovanni


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  ...

"Love will consume us only in the measure of our self--surrender." - St Theresa

Stewardship 'Reflection...
"...therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat ..." - -Matthew 6:25-34

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14
Daniel depicts God as a judge with many people standing before him. He also describes a man who came to him, and was given power over all other people. This power is described as everlasting and never to be destroyed.

Second Reading: 2 Peter 1:16-19
Peter discusses how the disciples witnessed Jesus being honored and spoken to by God, fulfilling all the prophecies. He also reminds us that these prophecies were God's words, delivered through a person moved by the Holy

Gospel: Mt 17:1-9
Jesus took three of his disciples to a high mountain, where Elijah and Moses appeared and spoke to him. Peter suggested they make three tents, one each for Jesus, Moses and Elijah. While he spoke, a voice came from a cloud saying, "This is my Son, the beloved one; listen to him." The disciples became very afraid and fell to their knees. Jesus told them to rise and not to be afraid. As they looked up, they saw only Jesus. As they left the mountain, Jesus warned the disciples not to mention this until he had risen from the dead. Although they did not understand, they obeyed.

Weekly Readings

Monday: Nm ll:4b-15; Mt 14:13-21

Tuesday: Nm 12:1-13; Mt 14:22-36 or 15:1-2, 10-14

Wednesday: Nm 13:1-2, 25-14:1, 26-29a, 34-35; Mt 15:21-28

Thursday: 2 Cor 9:6-10; Jn 12:24-26

Friday: Dt 4:32-40; Mt 16:24-28

Saturday: Dt 6:4-13; Mt 17:14-20

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