Join us for Alpha Online
Alpha Online is a series of sessions offering the opportunity for informal discussion of questions of life and faith with friends from the comfort of your home using Zoom. A video presentation each week explores basic questions of Christian faith, life and meaning providing a framework for small break-out group discussions that encourage informal exchange of perspectives and questions in a respectful, friendly, and non-judgmental spirit. Join us on Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00 pm. When you like what you see, you can come back each Wednesday (except Thanksgiving week) through December 9. Each session begins at 7 and concludes by 8:30 pm. Learn more by clicking here or by contacting Jackie LePine at 203-217-1469 or [email protected].
Participation is free, but registration is required. Register here.
SUNDAY MASS BEGINS
Brothers & Sisters:
Public Sunday Masses have begun following the current guidelines for social distancing (see below). Sunday Masses will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Saint Teresa; 8 a.m. Sunday at the Church of the Nativity; 10 a.m. and 12 noon at Saint Teresa. We'll begin with this schedule and make adjustments as the circumstances (attendance and enough volunteers) suggests. Registration is a necessity, so please register for a weekend Mass at the Weekend Mass Sign Up link further below.
According to the current guidelines, Masses indoors can be at 25% capacity or 100 persons, whichever is less, socially distanced people. Saint Teresa can accommodate 26 people and the Church of the Nativity 45. Those attending are required: 1.) to wear a mask/face covering over your nose and mouth for the entire Mass, 2.) to bring your own hand sanitizer, 3.) to remain 6 feet apart from anyone who is not a member of your household and 4.) to observe any other required precautions. Pleased be advised there may not be sufficient room at any given Mass for all who wish to attend. You may not be able to sit in your accustomed pew or attend Mass at the time or place you wish. Your understanding and cooperation is appreciated. Thank you.
WHO SHOULD STILL REMAIN HOME
The elderly, those with pre-existing conditions, those who are fearful or anxious, those who are taking care of a sick or homebound person, and those who cannot wear a mask for the duration of Mass should consider taking advantage of watching Mass safely at home on television or with our live streaming through our parish website (see above).
Each person is responsible to determine whether he or she should attend, but you are not under the obligation to attend Mass. The dispensation from the Sunday obligation is granted to all Catholics of the archdiocese by the Archbishop through Sunday, November 28, 2020.
Weekday Mass Sign Up
Monday & Thursday - 8:30 AM - St. Teresa (26 Slots)
Tuesday & Friday - 8:30 AM - Nativity (45 Slots)
STAY HEALTHY. STAY HOLY. STAY CONNECTED.
During this time of social separation, we are making every effort to communicate with as many of you as possible.
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The office phone is (203) 263-2008 with these extensions:
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Saturday Vigil 4:00 p.m. Saint Teresa of Avila
Sunday 8:00 a.m. Church of the Nativity
10:00 a.m. Saint Teresa of Avila
12:00 p.m. Saint Teresa of Avila
Weekday Masses 8:30 a.m.
Monday & Thursday Saint Teresa of Avila
Tuesday & Friday Church of the Nativity
Church of the Nativity
48 East Street (Route 132)
Bethlehem, CT 06751
Saint Teresa of Avila Church
146 Main Street South (Route 6)
Woodbury, CT 06798
Weekday Masses are cancelled when Region 14 delays or cancels classes during the winter months.
The Mass intention for any cancelled Mass will be moved to the next available Mass.
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People mandates every employee and volunteer in our parish participate in the Virtus Protecting God's Children for Adults and completes a Background Check prior to beginning their work in ministry. Every student in our Religious Education Program must attend a Child Lures Program during classes once a year.