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 --

September 17, 2017 - The Twenty-Fourth 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  ...

“ I would like to love Jesus so love him more then he has ever been loved!. My only desire is to always do the will of Jesus!”                 St. Theresa

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

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

ARCHBISHOP_CRESTThis coming 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 7:30 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…). 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.

Come Celebrate with Us

For the past 53 years John Brixie has served StPlease Note. Theresa church in many capacities, through Music Ministry, Adult Choir, Children’s Choir, Music Director, Organist and Pianist at the 5:30pm Saturday Masses.

We invite you to celebrate John’s retirement on  Saturday , September 16th Mass at 5:30pm, where John will lead us in song.

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 908-276-2740



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: Sirach 27:30—28:7
Sirach advises all to forgive the faults of their neighbor. Only by forgiving the sins of others, can a person expect to be forgiven his sins.

Second Reading: Romans 14:7-9
Paul stresses that no one is his own master; we are responsible to the Lord, and we belong to him in both life and death.

Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35
This narrative points out the difference between mercy and justice. When Peter asks how often he should forgive someone who wrongs him, Jesus answers, “…not seven times: I say seventy times seven times.” Jesus then narrates the story of the king who was merciful to his official by forgiving him all his debts, but this same official showed no mercy to his own servant

Weekly Readings

1 Tm 2:1-8; Lk 7:1-10

1 Tm 3:1-13; Lk 7:11-17

1 Tm 3:14-16; Lk 7:31-35

Eph 4:1-7, 11-13; Mt 9:9-13

1 Tm 6:2c-12; Lk 8:1-3

1 Tm 6:13-16; Lk 8:4-15

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