Saint Teresa Catholic Parish
Roman Catholic Church in Toronto

  123 Eleventh Street, Toronto, ON M8V 3G6

 office@stteresatoronto.ca

  (416) 259-2933

Pastoral Ministry by the Michaelite Fathers

ENGLISH MASSES

TUE, THURS and 1st FRIDAY of The Month
8:00am (Online)
SATURDAY
5:00pm (Online)
SUNDAY
11:00am (Online)

POLISH MASSES

MON, WED and FRI
7:00pm (Online)
SUNDAY
9:30am (Online)
12:30pm (Online)
7:00pm (Online)

Devotions

Our Lady of Perpetual Help
8:00 AM
Stations of the Cross
Thurs - 7:00PM

PARISH OFFICE

Note:
Not open to the public due to the pandemic restrictions however you can contact us by calling (416-259-2933) or email : office@stteresatoronto.ca
TUES-FRI
11:00am - 4:00pm
Lunch break
12:00 noon - 1:00pm

STAFF

Pastor:
Fr. Józef Morawski, CSMA

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April 16, 2021

To all clergy and staff of the Archdiocese of Toronto,

Late this afternoon, the provincial government announced further restrictions in an attempt to minimize the transmission of Covid-19, given the alarming increase in new cases over the past 10 days. The new measures have a direct impact on places of worship as part of an extended stay-at-home order, which will be in place until at least May 20, 2021.

As you are likely aware, the number of new cases, especially in Toronto, Peel and York, have increased dramatically. While I firmly believe we offer an essential “service” and have demonstrated our ability to welcome the faithful safely given our stringent WorshipSafe measures, we must also recognize the serious nature of the current situation.

Restrictions for All Parishes in the Archdiocese of Toronto as of Monday, April 19, 2021

  • Parishes must restrict attendance inside the church to 10 people, including priests hearing confessions or a staff member/volunteer required to monitor capacity restrictions. Due to these measures, public Masses must be temporarily cancelled. Priests are asked to celebrate private Mass daily for the intentions of parishioners and for those suffering from Covid-19.

  • Churches, wherever possible and according to the judgement of the pastor, are encouraged to remain open for private prayer and for the faithful to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Parishes may also proceed with Holy Communion services on Saturday afternoon/evening or Sunday as in the past, if desired. A sample service will be provided next week. Weddings, funerals and baptisms are restricted to 10 persons, including those who are involved in ministry (priest, cantor, etc.). First Holy Communion, First Reconciliation and Confirmations should be postponed at this time.

  • No meetings should take place in parish halls or other church spaces at this time. The only exception would be those deemed as essential services eg. Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous Meetings, Food Bank distribution, etc. These activities should be restricted to 10 people and ensure that all appropriate health and safety measures are in place (use of masks, hand sanitizer, physical distancing, etc.). Virtual meetings should replace in-person meetings wherever possible.

  • Parish offices should continue to operate at Phase 1 – Parish Offices Closed/Significant Operating Restrictions. Only essential staff in the office. Employees should work remotely wherever possible. Parish offices closed to the public - limited essential appointments only. Staff should take direction from the pastor regarding the local situation on the most prudent approach. In larger parishes, it may be possible to rotate staff if they cannot work remotely.

  • I also wish to stress the importance of robust health and safety measures in the rectory and office. In addition to keeping our parishioners safe, every measure should be taken to protect our clergy, essential staff and any volunteers who are required to assist at this time.

  • Even with extremely limited numbers, I reiterate how critically important it is for every parish to implement our extensive WorshipSafe measures to ensure that we may continue to welcome the faithful safely.

  • Please let your parishioners know that the elderly, those with compromised immune systems or other health conditions should be strongly encouraged to remain home. Livestreaming of services should continue where this practice is underway and the dispensation from the Sunday Eucharist remains. A full list of livestream services can be accessed at: www.archtoronto.org.
I very much recognize the significant stress and anxiety that many clergy, staff and volunteers are feeling given the current situation and the ongoing demands of operating churches in these unique and challenging circumstances over the past year. Clergy may reach out to their Regional Bishop or the Office of Clergy Personnel at any time and staff are encouraged to dialogue with their supervisor and/or Human Resources.

Thank you for your ongoing vigilance in implementing these health and safety measures during this critical period and for adapting to this difficult situation once again. Know that I am most appreciative of your efforts to remain present to the faithful during this time of pandemic. Please continue to pray for all those who are sick and those caring for them.

Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

Sincerely in Christ,

Thomas Cardinal Collins
Archbishop of Toronto

Covid-19 and the Archdiocese of Toronto Frequently Asked Questions - December 4, 2020

We share the frustration of all those who are struggling with the current restrictions on places of worship, especially in lockdown regions identified by the Province of Ontario.

In response to numerous inquiries at both the archdiocesan and parish level, we have compiled answers to frequently asked questions so that the faithful of the Archdiocese of Toronto may have access to complete and accurate information.

Read the full text here
An Act of Spiritual Communion

An Act of Spiritual Communion

Jesus,
I believe that You are present in the
Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen.

Update on Donations

Dear Parishioners


I hope and pray that you are staying healthy – both physically and spiritually. Please let me know if the parish can help you during these difficult times.

  Our churches are open for Mass and private prayer and we have worked diligently following guidance from public health authorities to make the environment safe for all.  

  If you are unable to attend in person, you are no doubt aware that our parish relies on the support of our parishioners to operate – salaries, programs and ongoing operating costs (heating, water, electricity, etc.). These are funded through the generosity of our parish community.

  It continues to be a challenge for our parish to maintain operations without the weekly offertory collection. We have benefited greatly from the Canada Employment Wage Subsidy, but that support is scheduled to diminish after September.  

Here are the ways that you can continue to support our parish at this time:  

  • Drop off or mail your regular weekly offertory contribution to the parish office.
  • Visit our Donate Now page by clicking here. You will be taken to a page that allows you to choose your parish, amount of your gift – one-time or recurring and payment method – credit card or chequing account.
  • You can contribute to the offertory via on-line banking – similar to how you may be paying your utility bills. To do this, we need to send you your unique account number. Please e-mail us at campaign@archtoronto.org. In the body of the email provide us with your name, address, parish name and municipality. We will email you your account information which you can use to set up the Archdiocese of Toronto as a payee in your on-line banking. Your gift will be forwarded to your parish. You can make a one-time or recurring gift to your offertory. This is the most cost effective way to donate electronically
If you have any questions please contact the Development Office at the Archdiocese of Toronto, 416-934-3400, ext. 540 or development@archtoronto.org.  

Thank you for your many contributions to our parish community. I’m happy to see people returning to Mass and I pray daily that we will all be able to gather together again soon.  

Yours in Christ,  

Fr. Józef Morawski, CSMA.

Notice to Parishioners

New By-Law Requires Mandatory Use of Masks at Church

I want to thank all of you for your co-operation and kindness as we have returned to church over these past weeks. It has been so great to see parishioners once again and I thank everyone who has been so helpful in this re-opening stage, especially our wonderful volunteers. Thank you!

As you may have heard in recent days, a new by-law has been passed that makes the use of masks or face coverings inside all public places mandatory in the City of Toronto – as of July 7, 2020. This includes churches and our own parish. I would ask that all those coming to church bring a mask or face covering and wear it upon entering the church. I recognize that this may be an inconvenience yet I know that we are all committed to caring for our neighbour and those around us.

While a number of restrictions have been lifted in recent days, we are still in the middle of a pandemic and need to take the appropriate steps to minimize any potential spread of Covid-19. So while the Archdiocese of Toronto had highly recommended wearing a mask while in church and I know that most of you have been doing so, it is now a by-law that we must follow.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation as we do all that we can to take care of one another and keep our community safe and healthy.

St. Teresa Church Reopening Protocol

Dear Parishioners,

Beginning Sunday, June 21st, churches in Ontario will be open and the faithful can begin to participate in Sunday Mass. As we come together again for the celebration of sacraments, we must be mindful that we are still in a period of pandemic, and we need to adhere to the reopening protocol to ensure safety and reduce the severity of a possible second wave occurring. We realize that the introduced changes and restrictions may cause some discomfort and inconvenience; therefore, we respectfully ask for your patience, humility and full co-operation as we begin this process of re-opening St. Teresa.

As Cardinal Collins indicated in his letter for reopening of churches, following reasonable restrictions to contain the virus is a matter of faith, charity and justice. We are mindful of the sanctity of every life as we use these guiding principles in our planning:

  • I am my brother’s keeper. We are responsible for others. In justice, as well as charity, we must not recklessly endanger others or cause their death.
  • Love your neighbour as yourself.


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Message for parishioners for support of parish offertories

Dear parishioners, I hope and pray that you are staying healthy – both physically and spiritually. Please let me know if the parish can help you during these difficult times.

No doubt you are aware that our parish relies on the support of our parishioners to operate – parish salaries, programs and ongoing operating costs (heating, water, electricity, etc.) – are funded through the generosity of our parish community. It will be a challenge for our parish to maintain operations without the weekly offertory collection.

In response to many requests that I have received from parishioners, here are the ways that you can continue to support our parish at this time:
Drop Off or Mail
Drop off or mail your regular weekly offertory contribution to the parish office.
Credit Card
Please click here. Choose Toronto West from the map. You will then be able to select our parish in the drop-down menu. You can make a one time or recurring contribution to our parish offertory or other special funds.
Pre-Authorized Giving
Contribute through pre-authorized giving. Click here for more information on pre-authorized giving. You can obtain a form from the parish office or you can click here to download an enrollment form which can be printed and completed. Return the completed form and a voided cheque to your parish office. Or e-mail the form and a scanned copy or photo of a voided cheque to development@archtoronto.org for processing. Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.
Online Banking
You can contribute to the offertory via online banking. To do this, the archdiocese will need to send you a unique account number. Please send an e-mail to campaign@archtoronto.org. In the body of the email provide:
  • Your name
  • Address
  • Parish name
  • Municipality
You will be emailed account information which you can use to set up the Archdiocese of Toronto as a payee in your on-line banking. Your gift will be forwarded to our parish. You can make a one time or recurring gift to our offertory
If you have any questions please contact the Development Office at the Archdiocese of Toronto, 416-934-3400, ext. 540 or development@archtoronto.org. Thank you for your many contributions to our parish community. I miss seeing all of you at the Mass and I pray daily that we will be able to gather together again soon.

Yours in Christ,
Fr Dariusz
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bap
tism

Arrangements for infant baptism can be made by contacting the parish office to schedule an appointment.
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Holy Matrimony

wed
ding

Couples planning to be married must contact a priest one year in advance. A marriage preparation course is required.
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Sacrament of Reconciliation

Con
fes
sion

  • Saturday: 4:30pm - 5:00pm
  • First Friday: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Be
que
sts

Please remember your parish in your will. To make a bequest, please call the Archdiocese of Toronto office at 416-934-3411.

Patrons

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St Teresa

O my God! I offer Thee all my actions of this day for the intentions and for the glory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I desire to sanctify every beat of my heart, my every thought, my simplest works, by uniting them to Its infinite merits; and I wish to make reparation for my sins by casting them into the furnace of Its Merciful Love. I ask of Thee for myself and for those whom I hold dear, the grace to fulfill perfectly Thy Holy Will, to accept for love of Thee the joys and sorrows of this passing life, so that we may one day be united together in heaven for all Eternity. Amen.
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St Michael

Saint Michael the Archangel
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness
and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
by the Power of God -
cast into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world
seeking the ruin of souls.
Amen.
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Bl Broni
slaw

Work and temperance are not acquired easily. In order to avoid being overcome in battle we must rigorously control our body and all its natural inclinations, like a coachman holds on tightly to an untamed horse so that they both do not end up on the brink.

Our Parish

Saint Teresa Parish brings together more than 2,000 families. It is a community of different races, nationalities and cultures; where Mass is celebrated daily in two languages: English and Polish.