Welcome to our Parish Community
541 Washington Avenue • Kenilworth, New Jersey 07033
PHONE: (908) 272-4444 -:- FAX: (908) 272-4424

The Church of Saint Theresa

Come and See ...

Come and Celebrate

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
Italian Memorial Mass: First Friday -6:30 PM
-- Holy Days of Obligation Schedules will Appear Below --

February 18, 2018 - First Sunday of Lent

Parish Contacts

Rectory Office


Rectory Fax




Saint Theresa School


Religious Education Office


Youth Ministry




as listed on the US Catholic Bishop’s Site

St. Theresa Reflection ...

“Love will consume us only in the measure of our self-surrender.”   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


Thank you for choosing to worship at the Church of Saint Theresa! We welcome your participation in song and prayer.

Sharing God’s Blessings Annual Appeal

“One Body, One Mission"

In his first letter to the Church in Corinth, the Apostle Paul shares deep insight into the great gift given to us in baptism. As Christians, we are members of Christ's body. Though many and each unique, our unity is rooted in the mission entrusted to the Church by Jesus Christ - namely, to proclaim the Good News, to pass on the faith to the next generation through formation and the celebration of the sacraments, and to care for the poor and most vulnerable.!


As missionary disciples, we seek to answer the Lord's call each day. Christian stewardship is one way we can respond to the Lord's call, as well as, assist our Church in serving those entrusted to its physical and spiritual care. Through the Sharing God’s Blessings Annual Appeal, the Catholic community of the Archdiocese of Newark comes together in support of ministries and programs which provide social, educational, and spiritual support throughout Essex, Bergen, Hudson, and Union counties.

We hope you will join us again in support of this important effort.

May God bless you for your generosity!

Will you prayerfully consider making a gift to the Sharing God’s Blessings Annual Appeal?
The practice of Catholic stewardship puts our faith into action. God has blessed each of us in a variety of ways. We recognize that everyone has unique life circumstances. Only you can decide what gift is right for you, your family, and your budget.

With this in mind, we encourage you in a special way to consider making a pledge today. Committing to a recurring monthly gift may allow you to give more generously and in a way that best aligns with your current financial obligations. Thank you for your kind consideration

Archdiocese of Newark
2018 Lenten Regulations

1. The days of both Fast and Abstinence during Lent are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the “paschal fast” to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily His Resurrection. The other Fridays of Lent are days of Abstinence.
        On a day of Fast, only one (1) full meal is permitted, and two (2) smaller meals, which, if added together, would not exceed the main meal in quantity.
Between the ages of 18 and 59 are obligated to fast.
        On a day of Abstinence, no meal may be eaten. Those who have reached the age of 14 are obligated by the law of abstinence.

2. The obligation to observe the laws of Fast and Abstinence “substantially”. Our as a whole, is a serious obligation.

3. The Fridays of the year, outside the Lent. Are designated as days of penance, but each individual may substitute for the traditional abstinence from meat some other practice of voluntary self-denial as penance.

4. The time for fulfilling the Paschal Precept (Easter Duty*) extends from the First Sunday of Lent, February 18, 2018 to The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, May 27, 2018

  * Canon 920,&1  All the faithful, after they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year.


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

Today’s Readings

First Reading: Genesis 9:8-15
God made a promise to Noah that he would never again devastate the entire planet with a flood. He also told Noah that the symbol of this promise would be a rainbow in the clouds.

Second Reading: 1 Peter 3:18-22
This letter from Peter reminds all people that Christ died for us so that we might be led to God. We have been saved by our baptism; not a physical cleansing, but a promise to continually strive to obey God.

Gospel: Mark 1:12-15
Mark briefly tells of Jesus’ stay in the desert, where he was tested by Satan. He did not give in to temptation, but reappeared in Galilee to proclaim the good news.

Weekly Readings

Lv 19:1-2, 11-18; Mt 25:31-46

Is 55:10-11; Mt 6:7-15

Jon 3:1-10; Lk 11:29-32

1 Pt 5:1-4; Mt 16:13-19

Ez 18:21-28; Mt 5:20-26

Dt 26:16-19; Mt 5:43-48

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