Being involved in our parish ministries is so important to serving our community and helping to spread the Word of God. We encourage you to explore the many options and get involved today!
ADVENT GIVING TREE
APOSTOLATE OF MARY
Description of Ministry – The St. Teresa of Avila Apostolate of Mary ministry encourages the faithful to have a deeper, more intimate devotion and love for Our Lady by praying the rosary, living the Fatima message, and learning more about her and her role in these times. The apostolate has regularly scheduled events to help us live the Fatima message which are the First Five Saturday devotion (8am every first Saturday in the church), the 33 days of Preparation for Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary (November-December), and other Rosary-based events. These include Candlelight Living Rosaries, Investiture of the Brown Scapular, Chaplet of Our Lady of Sorrows, Rosary Rallies, and The Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Novena.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
Description of Ministry – Support Group for those who are experiencing pain due to the death of a loved one.
BOY SCOUTS TROOP #67
CATHOLIC COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY
CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP
CHRIST CHILD SOCIETY
Description of Ministry – The Christ Child Society of Summit is a non-profit association of volunteers dedicating their love of the Christ Child by personal service to needy children. Volunteer activities include shopping for and packing baby clothes for layettes, knitting or sewing blankets for babies, and collecting and distributing school supplies for Summit students.
CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY STUDY
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Description of Ministry – Classes are held on Thursday evenings to help those who are preparing for their citizenship interviews with USCIS. Students should either have (or be close to having) the required number of years of holding a green card (5, or 3 if married to a US citizen). The classes review the requirements, procedures, language skills, application, interview experience and 100 civics, history, and geography questions needed to become a citizen. A small fee of $10 is charged solely to cover printing expenses. The weekly instructions, reviews, and mock interviews have proven to be helpful, especially to students whose native language is not English, and so far 35 students have gone on to successfully pass their USCIS interview.
COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
Description of Ministry – This ministry schedules dates for our parish to volunteer at the Community Food Bank of NJ, located in Hillside, NJ, in order to serve those in our community who are hungry and in need. Parishioners can come by themselves, with a group of friends, or with their families. Anyone 12 years and older is welcome. Volunteers usually sort and repack donated food for distribution to non-profit charities, such as soup kitchens and food pantries.
GAME LOCATIONS – Home games played in Summit, location TBD. Away games are at the opposing team facility, typically in Union County.
GAMES – Games may be scheduled for Friday night or Saturday or Sunday afternoon/evening. There is a minimum of 12 games plus playoffs.
PRACTICE – One weeknight practice will be scheduled.
ELIGIBILITY – Program is open to all 5th through 8th grade boys and girls that are enrolled in a Catholic school or attending religious education program at St. Teresa or a nearby parish that does not have a CYO program (E.g., St. Rose)
TEAM FORMATION – There are two levels of teams that may be formed for both boys and girls. One level is for 4th/5th/6th graders and one for 7th/8th graders. The number of teams on each level for both boys and girls will be determined by registrations. Tryouts will be needed if the number of registrations for any team exceeds the number of spots.
COST – $200 per player plus practice jersey and uniform (jersey + shorts) available at Thompson’s Sporting Goods. Players can use the practice jersey and uniform from previous years. Registration cost will be returned if player is selected for another travel team.
REGISTRATION – For player sign-ups complete and return the following with your payment:
- Permission Release Form
- Code of Conduct Form
All forms can be found on the Union County CYO Basketball League website or by clinking the following link:
Deadline for registration is Friday, Oct 18
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS’ SCHEDULE
FAITH AND LIFE
Description of Ministry – Through prayer, apostolic activity and education, the mission of the Faith and Life Society is to serve as a resource to the parish community of Saint Teresa of Avila and our neighbors on the moral issues of faith and life. Guided by the doctrine and wisdom of the Catholic Church and our religious leaders, we draw from the talents and energy of our parish community of Saint Teresa. We offer a parish wide variety of programs that inform and support a pro-life family centered lifestyle. Our events include: Eucharistic Adoration, Respect Life Sunday, Annual March for Life in Washington DC, pro-life speakers, Divine Mercy Sunday, crisis pregnancy support, catholic books and videos, and pro-life articles.
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LITURGICAL MINISTRIES (ALTAR SERVERS, EUCHARISTIC MINISTER TRAINING, LECTOR TRAINING, SACRISTANS)
LOAVES AND FISHES
Description of Ministry – Loaves & Fishes is a long-standing outreach at St Teresa’s to help the local needy. We maintain a food pantry in the basement of the church and stock non-perishable food items for weekly distribution to approximately 50 local families.
MEN FOR ALL SEASONS
Description of Ministry – Catholic men of all ages are invited to be part of our exciting new ministry “Men For All Seasons” – equipping men to be spiritual leaders for their families, church, work and community. Through fellowship and community we evangelize, educate, pray, encourage and strengthen Catholic men to live out their call as sons of God, enabling them to grow in holiness and to lead their families and others to Christ. We meet monthly on Saturday mornings, immediately following the 8:30 am Mass (90 minutes).
PASSION OF THE CHRIST PLAY
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Description of Ministry – Shawls are begun with prayers of peace and blessing for the recipient and these intentions are continued throughout the shawl making process, then, blessed by a priest. The shawls are a tangible reminder of the mercy, peace and compassion found in God’s loving embrace. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn.
Description of Ministry -SHIP (Summit Helping Its People) was founded in 1991 by the citizens of Summit to serve the homeless and at-risk homeless in Summit New Jersey.
SOCIAL CONCERNS AND JUSTICE COMMITTEE
ST JOSEPH’S BREAD DELIVERY
ST JOSEPH’S SANDWICH MAKERS
SUNDAY MORNING SCRIPTURE
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TUESDAY SCRIPTURE SHARING
WALKING WITH PURPOSE