• 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, 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.




Ascension Worship Site

Weekend Mass Schedule:


Sunday—8am & 10am & 11:30AM

Saint Elizabeth Worship Site

Weekend Mass Schedule:


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



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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