• 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

Saturday, July 20th

The Sisters of Mercy will be selling their Golf Classic 50/50 raffle tickets, after all Masses at the Ascension Worship Site.

Sunday, July 21st

The Sisters of Mercy will be selling their Golf Classic 50/50 raffle tickets, after all Masses at the Ascension Worship Site.

Sunday, July 21st

St. Elizabeth Choir practice, following the 9am Mass at St. Elizabeth Worship Site.

Saturday, July 27th

Summer Clothing Drive for The Jersey Shore Rescue Mission.

Collection boxes located by the entrances to Ascension and St. Elizabeth Worship Sites.

Saturday, July 27th

Holy Land Wood Art sale, Ascension Worship Site, after all Masses.

Sunday, July 28th

Summer Clothing Drive for The Jersey Shore Rescue Mission.

Collection boxes located by the entrances to Ascension and St. Elizabeth Worship Sites.

Sunday, July 28th

Holy Land Wood Art sale, Ascension Worship Site, after all Masses.

 

Reminder

SUMMER WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE  BEGINS  WEEKEND OF MAY 25TH/26TH

Ascension Worship Site

Weekend Mass Schedule:

Saturday5:30pm

Sunday—8am & 10am & 11:30AM

Saint Elizabeth Worship Site

Weekend Mass Schedule:

Saturday4pm

Sunday7:30am, 9am & 10:30am

 

The Feast of the Assumption – Holy Day- Mass Schedule 

Wednesday, August 14th  @ 7pm – St. Elizabeth Worship Site

Thursday, August 15th @8 am – Ascension Worship Site

Thursday, August 15th @12 Noon – St. Elizabeth Worship Site

Thursday, August 15th @7pm – Ascension Worship Site

 

FAITH IN OUR FUTURE PLANNING INITIATIVE – AN UPDATE FROM COHORT 19

Cohort 19 team representatives from the parish communities of St. Mark in Sea Girt, St. Catharine-St.  Margaret in Spring Lake, St. Rose in Belmar, and St. Teresa in Bradley Beach/Avon continue to meet and collaborate on setting and implementing specific goals for our Cohort as part of the Faith in our Future Planning Initiative launched by the Diocese of Trenton in 2016. Here is a quick summary of our activities to date:

Cohort 19 submitted our 3rd Year Implementation report to the Diocesan Planning Commission in mid-May that detailed our progress during the past year along with an outline of our strategic priorities for the 2019-20 period.  We expect to hear back from the Commission within the next week and will share that feedback in a subsequent update.

A luncheon was held on May 7th for all parish staff members within Cohort 19 to improve communication and to share best practices.  Our respective Parish Councils and Pastoral Councils will also be getting together later this fall to continue this important strategic priority.

A Cohort 19 Mass will be held at the Gazebo in Belmar on September 8, 2019 at 10am with Bishop O’Connell.  Music for the Mass will be coordinated by the music directors from each of our 4 parishes.  Youth volunteers are needed for both event setup and cleanup and we also need Sacristans, Altar Servers, Lectors, Co-Celebrants, and Eucharistic Ministers from each of the 4 parishes.  Please look for additional details in your respective Parish Bulletins on how you can help make this a  successful event.

Cohort 19 is planning to hold a Lenten Mission in March 2020 and will likely involve a 3 night, Monday-Wednesday evening format.  Please stay tuned for additional details in the months ahead.

We continue to need volunteers at St. Mark’s   Center for Hispanic Ministry, especially for youth between 16-18 years of age who can help with such activities as arts and crafts and holding classes in English and in cooking.  If you have an interest, please contact Maria  Valdey-Tamayo of St. Mark’s at brickvaldez@aol.com

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