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, August 18th
St. Elizabeth Worship Site Choir practice after the 9am Mass.
Tuesday, August 20th
Children’s Rosary Prayer Group, 5pm, Saint Elizabeth Worship Site.
JOIN FR. DEAN ON A PILGRIMAGE TO BEST SHRINES OF FRANCE
All are invited to join Fr. Dean for an informational session to learn more about the upcoming parish pilgrimage to the Shrines of France (June 8-19, 2020). This spiritual pilgrimage will include shrines in Paris, Lourdes and Lisieux, France. Please come out to hear more about the itinerary and important trip details, at the Ascension Worship Site in O’Hara Hall, Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 6:30pm. Refreshments will be served.
If you can attend, please call the Parish Office at 732-774-0456 and leave your name with Linda.
SUMMER WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE BEGINS WEEKEND OF MAY 25TH/26TH
Ascension Worship Site
Weekend Mass Schedule:
Sunday—8am & 10am & 11:30AM
Saint Elizabeth Worship Site
Weekend Mass Schedule:
Sunday—7:30am, 9am & 10:30am
SAINT TERESA OF CALCUTTA PARISH BEACH MASS
Sunday,September 15, 2019
3 PM at the Avon Beach at the Avon Pavilion
Food and games and activities to follow after the Mass
Bring your own chair
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 met again on July 17th. Here is a quick summary of the meeting and our activities to date:
- Cohort 19 received a positive response from the Diocesan Implementation Commission regarding our Year 3 goals (July 2019-July 2020) of the Faith in Our Future Initiative. Of particular note, Cohort 19 has been asked by the Commission to reach out to Holy Innocents Parish in Neptune to discuss the possibility of formally joining our Cohort. We will also be expanding our collaboration with St. Denis Parish in Manasquan.
- We were commended by the Commission for our continuing efforts to improve communications, break down silos, and share best practices across our Cohort community. During the next year, we plan to have our respective Parish Councils and Pastoral Councils get together and expand our dialogue. We will also explore ways of potentially sharing our facilities, review our Mass schedules in light of the Cohort’s seasonal needs and the future availability of weekend help, and assess whether our current Confession schedules are meeting parishioner needs.
- Plans are underway to celebrate a Cohort 19 Mass 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.
- Planning is underway to hold a Lenten Mission for Cohort 19 in March 2020 and will likely involve a 3 night, Monday-Wednesday evening format. Please stay tuned for additional details in your respective Parish Bulletins in the months ahead.
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