Welcome to the Parish of St. Teresa of Calcutta!
One Parish Family With Two Worship Sites
Ascension Worship Site Saint Elizabeth Worship Site
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.
The Rectory offices will be closed the week of August 9 through the 13th for summer vacation. We will be returning Monday August 16th and will return any correspondence at that time.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEW JERSEY BISHOPS
Reinstating the General Obligation to Attend Mass At this time, due to the observance of public safety protocols and the increase in the availability of vaccines, we have begun a return to some sense of normalcy in various sectors of our society.
Therefore, we the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey, are lifting the dispensation of the Sunday and Holy Days Mass obligation beginning on Saturday, June 5, 2021, and Sunday, June 6, 2021, Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. We welcome the Christian faithful to return to the regular participation in the Sunday Eucharist, the source and summit of our Catholic faith (cf. Code of Canon Law canon 1247 and Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 2180).
This obligation does not apply to those who are ill; those who have reason to believe that they were recently exposed to the coronavirus or another serious or contagious illness; those who are confined to their home, a hospital, or nursing facility; or those with serious underlying health conditions. One should consult the local pastor if questions arise about the obligation to attend Mass (canon 87).
Finally, safety protocols (such as wearing masks, social distancing, etc.) and liturgical directives in each New Jersey Diocese remains in place until modified or revoked by the respective Diocesan Bishop.
Given on May 20, 2021, the memorial of St. Bernardine of Siena.
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R.
Archbishop, Archdiocese of Newark
Most Reverend David M. O’Connell, C.M.
Bishop, Diocese of Trenton
Most Reverend Dennis J. Sullivan
Bishop, Diocese of Camden
Most Reverend Kevin J. Sweeney
Bishop, Diocese of Paterson
Most Reverend James F. Checchio
Bishop, Diocese of Metuchen
Most Reverend Kurt Burnette
Bishop, Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic
Most Reverend Yousif B. Habash
Bishop, Our Lady of Deliverance Syriac Catholic Diocese
- Eucharistic Adoration Wednesday has begun…please join us at Ascension Worship Site Wednesdays after the 8:00AM mass at any time in the morning or afternoon up until 7:00pm.
- Confessions will also be held on Wednesdays in O’Hara Hall between 6:00pm and 7:00pm.
- At 7:00pm in Ascension Church, there will be Holy Hour to include the Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, and Benediction.
St. Teresa of Calcutta parish has some exciting news!
On Wednesdays at the Ascension Worship site, we would like to offer all day Eucharistic Adoration on an ongoing basis. Following the 8AM Mass.
Participation is key!
Hosting a day of Adoration means we need a large group of dedicated adorers who are willing to volunteer each week on an ongoing basis. Our goal is to have at least 2 committed adorers per hour, providing coverage and flexibility in the event an adorer is unable to attend. Please prayerfully discern volunteering one hour of your time each week. Which hour you choose is up to you.
Look for the sign-up table at both worship sites on Sunday, December 6th. For more information, contact Sharon Delaney at 732-241-8264 or Diane Baker at 732-774-8330.
Currently our Weekend Mass Schedule is as follows;
Sat-4pm-Inside Church Avon
Sun-7:30am-Inside Church Avon
Sun-9am-Inside Church Avon
Sun-10:30am-Inside Church Avon
Sat-5:30pm-Inside Church Bradley Beach
Sun-8am-Inside Church Bradley Beach
Sun- 11:30am Inside Church Bradley Beach
The Rectory Office is currently closed to visitors but our staff will be happy to respond to your messages by phone or email. Our number is 732-774-0456. Our fax number is 732-775-9335. Our email is email@example.com
More families these days are paying their bills online and not writing checks. If you wish to go “green,” visit our Parish website at www.stocp.org and click the Parish Giving icon. You can set up weekly, monthly, or a one-time contribution to the Parish of St. Teresa of Calcutta. Any questions please call the rectory 732-774-0456.
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If you have not signed up for Flocknote yet please go to our website and at the bottom of the page click on Flocknote and it will guide you on signing up. It is important that we get as many people as possible to sign up for this so that we can contact you in the event of a closure due to weather and other events that are going on in our parish.