The Church of Saint Theresa

Come and See ...

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 --

August 20, 2017 - The Twentieth 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

St. Theresa Reflection  ...

“Only love can enlarge my heart..."
 - St Theresa

Stewardship 'Reflection...
“...For everything is from you, and we only give you what we have received from you.” -Chronicles 29:14

Confession Schedule Change
Beginning Saturday, September 16 confession will be offered beginning at 4:00PM and will continue to be offered after all weekday Masses.

Visit with the Cardinal

As announced in Fr. Giovanni’s recent column:ARCHBISHOP_CREST

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. The Mass will start at 7:30pm 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…). We will all have the opportunity to ask questions and can be assured that the Cardinal will answer these questions with his usual straightforwardness and warmth.  How wonderful would it be to participate in large number, also to manifest to the Head of our local Church that the parishioners of St. Theresa Church love and support him.

Annual Health Fair

 The Borough of Kenilworth Board of Health

 Proudly presents the
Michael Vitale, Sr. Annual Health Fair

Saturday, September 23, 2017,
from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at
Saint Theresa’s Elementary School
540 Washington Avenue,
Kenilworth, NJ

Immunizations, Flu Shots & Medical Screening Tests

 (Medicare Part B & eligible insurances accepted)

Fee required for flu shots & PSA Test , Fasting required for blood test.
Cash only.

Contact Health Department for further information 



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: Isaiah 56:1, 6-7
The Lord wants all people to love and honor his name.  He says that those who honor him by obeying all of his laws will be “made joyful in my house of prayer.”

Second Reading: Romans 11:13-15, 29-32
Paul describes his hopes that his fellow Jews will follow the example of the Gentiles he has been preaching to.  He claims that just as God has mercy for their disobedience, he wishes to show mercy to the Jews as well.

Gospel: Matthew 15:21-28
A Canaanite woman begged Jesus to help her daughter, who was being plagued by a demon. Jesus at first refused her and said that “My mission is only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”  The woman was so persistent that Jesus said she had great faith and then he healed her daughter.

Weekly Readings

Jgs 2:11-19; Mt 19:16-22

Jgs 6:11-24a; Mt 19:23-30

Jgs 9:6-15; Mt 20:1-16

Rv 21:9b-14; Jn 1:45-51

Ru 1:1, 3-6, 14b-16, 22; Mt 22:34-40

Ru 2:1-3, 8-11, 4:13-17; Mt 23:1-12

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