Saint Teresa Catholic Parish
St Teresa Roman Catholic Church in Toronto

  123 Eleventh Street, Toronto, ON M8V 3G6

  (416) 259-2933

Pastoral Ministry by the Michaelite Fathers






9:00am - 4:00pm
Lunch break
12:00 noon - 1:00pm


Fr. Dariusz Lewandowski CSMA

Fr. Jan Burczyk CSMA

Parish Secretary:
Judyta Bil

Update from the Archdiocese of Toronto

May 27, 2020

The decision to close our parish churches on March 24, 2020, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic was a very difficult one and we recognize the tremendous spiritual sacrifice of the faithful during this time. We also want to do all that we can to minimize the potential spread of Covid-19 in our community.

We know that you have questions and are anxious to return to your local parish. This update will let you know where we are at present and what we’ve been doing to prepare for the days ahead.

Click here to read the full update
Catholic Response to COVID-19

Catholic Response to COVID-19

May 8, 2020

We pray that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy during this time of uncertainty.

We would like to share with you a reflection from Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, related to the pandemic, sacramental restrictions and planning for a return to sacramental life.

In the communication, His Eminence references a number of working groups that have been planning for the days and weeks ahead as we all look forward to when our churches will be open for worship. Both the Archdiocese of Toronto and your local parish will keep you informed as we prepare to re-open our churches, at a time when it is safe to do so. You can visit your local parish website or stay updated online at:

Please take a moment to view the letter from Cardinal Collins here.

Thank you for your continued patience. We join in collective prayer, anticipating the day that we may all be together once again.
Catholic Response to COVID-19

Catholic Response to COVID-19

April 6, 2020

Dear faithful of the Archdiocese of Toronto,

Each year, in this most holy week, we follow Jesus from His triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, through the institution of the great gift of the Eucharist on Holy Thursday, and His suffering and death on Good Friday, to His glorious Resurrection on Easter Sunday. As disciples of Jesus, we see in the drama of those days long ago the model of our life today, for our life is a way of the cross leading through suffering to glory, in the footsteps of Jesus.

Read the full letter here

Easter Message 2020

Dear Parishioners of St. Teresa Parish:

On Palm Sunday we are reminded of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. In all humility Jesus enters Jerusalem to manifest the power of the grace of God made visible in human weakness. Today Jesus enters our Jerusalem of pessimism, disappointment and discouragement that COVID-19 pandemic pushes us into so that by God’s grace we may continue believing in the face of difficulties, to have courage and not to lose hope because the Risen Christ is in our midst.

We are heading into a Holy Week the like of which few of us have experienced before. Pulled by the example of Jesus, may we humbly accept the reality and the conditions of the world around us, don’t succumb to despair and fear but stay home for the sake of others and to help contain the spreading of virus.

“Do not be afraid daughter Zion!” In this time of shadows and gloom for so many, may Christ be our light that shines in the darkness, and has not been and never will be overcome (J 1,5). Let us pray for each other and be ready for the triumph of Easter!

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Dariusz

Update on the impact of COVID-19

March 24, 2020

Dear Parishioners of St. Teresa Parish,

In order to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus and so as to comply with the Government of Ontario’s new regulations requiring that all non-essential workplaces be closed, we are sorry to inform you that the church and the parish office must remain closed until further notice.

This is a deeply painful, but necessary, decision for our faith community.

However, we are still here for you during this difficult time. You can still leave a voicemail at the parish office: 416-259-2933. Or you can email us at: We will return your message as soon as possible. Visit for updated information from the Archdiocese of Toronto.

Please continue to pray for those sick and those caring for them. Be assured of our daily prayers for you.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Dariusz Lewandowski CSMA Pastor of St. Teresa

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 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 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 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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Christmas Dinner 2020 Photos

Coffee and Ice Cream Station
Fr. Jan
Crowd 2
Table with People
Crowd 3
Basha and Anna
Filipino Community Choir
Pandango Sa Ilaw
Anna with Vivian
Crowd 1
Tables and Candles
Ice Cream
Fr. Jan


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


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


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


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



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.

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.

Bl Broni

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.