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.
Updated COVID Guidelines
Effective May 10th and May 19th
On Friday, May 7, 2021, Governor Murphy signed an executive
order that makes the following changes effective May 10, 2021
and May 19, 2021:
1. Houses of worship (May 19th) – 50% of capacity restriction
lifted but 6 ft. social distancing remains in place.
2. Carnivals and Amusements (May 10th) – Large Outdoor Activity limited lifted – social distancing rules remain in place.
3. Indoor Catered Events, Political Events, Weddings, Funerals
etc. (May 19th) – limited to 250 people – no percentage capacity restriction – must maintain 6 ft. social distancing.
PLEASE REMEMBER THE GUIDELINES WHILE ATTENDING MASS
We are to KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCING (unless with family) and WEAR A MASK. While some do not like or believe in wearing a mask, it is still mandatory. It is also a tool of evangelization. Many people are anxious about coming out and it is important that they know that we are taking precautions so they feel welcome and safe! Thank you!
- 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.
Bishop’s Extension of Dispensation from Sunday and Holy Day Mass Obligations
Bishop O’Connell has extended the dispensation
from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass
“indefinitely.” We will update when there is a
Currently our Weekend Mass Schedule is as follows;
Sat – 4pm-Lawn of Avon Municipal Building
Sat-4pm-Inside Church Avon*
Sun-9am-Inside Church Avon*
Sun-10:30am-Inside Church Avon*
Sat-5:30pm-Inside Church Bradley*
Sun-8am-Inside Church Bradley*
May 9, 2021 Sun-10am-Inside*
At Saint Elizabeth Church Please Do Not Sit In The Choir Loft
*Inside Mass Limit 150 Persons
Only two people to a pew unless you are with family members. Masks are mandatory. Please bring a chair for outside mass and be sure to socially distance.
Attention Ministry Leaders:
The Bishop has revised some of the liturgical and pastoral guidelines and directives due to COVID. Here is one important announcement: “Parish meetings held in a location other than church are permitted provided they are limited to 10 persons capacity, masks are worn, social distancing is observed and sanitation protocols are followed. Refreshments are not permitted.
Please remember that all meetings must be scheduled through the parish oﬃce by contacting Linda Gunther (732)774-0456 ext.101.
Both our churches are now set up for socially distant masses. Please do not sit in the pews that have caution tape on them while in the church. Only two people to a pew, one on each end. If you are from the same family, you are allowed to sit as a family. Thank you for your cooperation!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Making an Act of Spiritual Communion has a long history in the Christian Tradition. This practice reflects a deep desire to receive Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament and lovingly embrace him at a time or in circumstances when one cannot receive Him in sacramental Communion. The most common reason for making an Act of Spiritual Communion is when a person cannot attend Mass. During this time of an international health crisis, we offer the following Act of Spiritual Communion by St. Alphonsus Liguori, the founder of the Redemptorists, and we pray that we may soon gather again around the table of the Eucharist to receive him sacramentally.
My Jesus, I believe you are really here in the Blessed Sacrament. I love you more than anything in the world, and I hunger to feed on your flesh. But since I cannot receive Communion at this moment, feed my soul at least spiritually. I unite myself to you now as I do when I actually receive you. Never let me drift away from you.
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.