History
When and how.

Saint Teresa’s Parish in Toronto was established in 1924 in order to provide spiritual care for the local Catholics. Soon after, Irish immigrants found this church to be their spiritual home. Other ethnic groups have followed and therefore, the parish is a mosaic of Canadian multiculturalism. It is a place where people of all age groups and cultural backgrounds gather to worship and praise the Lord. We currently have a large Polish community thus masses are celebrated in English as well as Polish.

Our parish provides various social and sacramental ministries such as: catechisms, sacramental classes for couples preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage, services for the elderly at Lakeshore Lodge, a ministry for children and youth at Saint Teresa’s Elementary School and Fr. John Redmond High school, and finally heritage school which offers Polish language classes to elementary school children at Saint Teresa’s School.

The latest renovation of the interior building was done in late 1990’s as a testimony of faith and dedication of the growing number of parishioners. The altar stained glass windows which have been designed depict Jesus’ Last Supper, Death, and Resurrection.

 

Since 2002 the pastoral care of Saint Teresa’s Parish has been entrusted to the Michaelite Fathers with Fr. Adam Gabriel CSMA as a pastor to serve over 2000 families who make this parish a growing and thriving community through the intersession of St. Teresa the patron of our church.

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
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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.