• Our Patroness - Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Welcome to the Parish of St. Teresa of Calcutta!


The Parish of St. Teresa of Calcutta is a Roman Catholic parish, under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Trenton, serving the Jersey Shore communities of Avon by the Sea, Bradley Beach, Neptune, Neptune City, and neighboring areas. Our Parish community was formed on July 1st, 2018 by uniting the Church of the Ascension, Bradley Beach, with St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Avon by the Sea. We hope to meet you at one of our community churches as we walk hand in hand, united in Christ, doing the Lord’s good work here along coastal New Jersey and beyond.


This Week in Our Parish

Sunday, February 16th

St. Elizabeth Worship Site Choir practice after the 9am Mass.

Sunday, February 16th

No Faith Formation Classes.

Monday, February 17th

The Rectory Office is closed in observance of President’s Day.

Tuesday, February 18th

Women’s Bible Study, 9:45am, O’Hara Hall, Ascension Worship Site.

Tuesday, February 18th

Children’s Rosary Prayer group meeting, St. Elizabeth Worship Site, 4:15-5:00pm.

Wednesday, February 19th

Ascension Worship Site Adult Choir practice, 7pm.

Thursday, February 20th

Parish Book Club, 6:30pm, Ascension Worship Site, O’Hara Hall.


 Annual Catholic Appeal Weekend – February 22nd and February 23rd

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

In a world where fewer people believe in God and his Church, our mission in the Diocese of Trenton to share our Catholic faith has never been more critical. By reaching out to our brothers and sisters and responding to their needs, we give witness to the power of God’s love. 
 St. Augustine once said, “God gives where he finds empty hands.” As Christians, we are called to do the same.  We come to the altar with empty hands.  We are filled with Christ and we are asked to share Christ with all we meet.
Regardless of the challenges we face, you the faithful, have always been generous in helping to spread the Good News and do the work of the Lord Jesus. Together with the love and mercy of God we can share our faith, care for those in need, and serve the Kingdom of God here on earth.
 I ask that you prayerfully consider a gift to the 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal so we, together, may continue the work of strengthening parish and family life, evangelizing our community and our world, and reaching out to those in need with love and compassion.
 I am grateful to you for your faithfulness to the Lord Jesus and to our Church.
Yours in Christ,
Most Reverend David M. O’Connell, C.M.
Bishop of Trenton


Mass Schedule for Ash Wednesday – February 26, 2020

Saint Elizabeth Worship Site 12pm & 3pm

Ascension Worship Site – 8am & 7pm

Mass and Stations of the Cross

Saint Elizabeth Worship Site

February 28th, March 6th, March 13th, March 20th, March 27th and April 3rd, 2020 at 7pm

Stations of the Cross

Ascension Worship Site

February 28th, March 6th, March 13th, March 20th, March 27th and April 3rd, 2020 at 12pm


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Theme of the Cohort Mission: Change Our Hearts:  Our Lenten Prayer
“Be careful what you allow to dwell in your heart.”  What good advice.  What dwells in our hearts?  Peace, joy, love, compassion, or resentment, anger, shame, feelings of unworthiness?  Lent is a season for a change of heart.  
Our Cohort Mission focuses on the goal of a changed heart that loves more on Easter Sunday than on Ash Wednesday.  Through prayer and celebration of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist, we will reflect on God’s gift of unconditional love and how we might receive it and allow it to shape our hearts and guide our lives.  This is our Lenten Prayer:  Change our Hearts.







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