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 --

December 17, 2017 - Third Sunday of Advent

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 ...

To limit your desires and you hopes is to misunderstand God’s infinite goodness!
                                    St. Theresa

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


On  Wednesday,
 December 20th
the 7:30 pm Mass will be held in the Convent Chapel, Entrance is on North 21st Street.

Christmas Concert December 20th

Featuring The Redemptoris Mater Seminary

Where: St. Theresa's Church

When: Wed, December 20th
at 7:00 pm
              (doors will open at 6:30 pm)
Price: $20.00

Followed by fellowship and deserts in McVeigh Hall.
Tickets may be purchased after all masses, Starting November 5th or contact the Rectory 908-272-4444.

Confession Schedule
Confessions with be held on Saturdays 4 pm - 5:30 pm.  Weekdays: Available after all masses Always Upon Request.


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 61:1-2a, 10-11
Isaiah describes the joy and salvation which will accompany the coming of Christ. He compares the plants which spring from a garden to the justice that will spring from all nations.

Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
Paul reminds the Thessalonians to constantly ready themselves for Christ’s arrival. He tells them to “avoid any semblance of evil” so that they may be found irreproachable when Jesus does arrive.

Gospel: John 1:6-8, 19-28
John explains that he is only a messenger to the people for one more powerful than himself. John stresses to them that they must make a path for the one so powerful that he is not fit to unfasten the strap of his sandal.

Join the Choirs, All are welcome!
In the choir loft Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm.

The Celebration of Christmas

Christmas Eve
Sunday December 24
Blessing of the Living Nativity
 animals at 1 pm

Living Nativity with the Youth Ministry
on the lawn after all Christmas Eve Masses

Christmas Vigil Family Liturgy
Mass times: 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm

The Christmas Chorale at 11:30 pm
precedes the Midnight Mass

Christmas Day
Monday, December 25
Midnight Mass

Christmas Morning Mass:
 7:30 am, 9:00 am,
10:30 am, Bishop Dominic Marconi, Presider
 12:00 pm
 No 5:00 pm Mass

Animals from the Living Nativity 
will graze on the lawn after all the Masses

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Vigil at 5:30 pm
 on Sunday, December 31

Monday, January 1st
Mass: 7:30 am, 9:00 am,
 10:30 am, 12:00 pm

Feast of the Epiphany
Sunday, January 7
Divine Mercy Mass
& Benediction
 at 3:00 pm

The Christmas Season begins with the Birth of Jesus
and  concludes with the
Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.

Monday, December 18
after 7:30 pm Mass

Tuesday, December 19th through Friday December 22nd
After 7:00 am & 9:00 am Mass
Saturday, December 23
10:30am -2:00pm, 4:00-5:30pm

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