Church of Saint Teresa

50-20 45th Street, Woodside NY 11377 Tel. 784-2123 fax 706-6797


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    As you are aware, the diocese has begun the re-opening of our churches for public worship and the celebration of the Eucharist. We are excited to begin to see something we have all been looking forward to these past months. We will begin with the celebration of Mass in church on Monday, June 29th at 8 am.
    Our regular weekday and weekend schedule continues: Monday through Friday at 8 am; Saturday at 5 pm; Sunday at 10 am (English) and 11:30 am (Spanish)
    Seating will be limited. Following guidelines of social distancing. PLEASE respect roped off and marked seating. Families may sit together.
    When we return, our gathering for Mass will be different. Our celebration will be a little different. There will be procedures and practices that we all will be expected to follow. We will be called to unity, marked by openness, cooperation, and flexibility. We want our return to Mass to be marked by unity and joy. It will be the responsibility of each one of us to contribute in a positively helpful way that will assist in making our return to Mass in the church as safe and healthy for all who gather. The procedures we follow are meant to do what is best for the health and safety of all parishioners.
    If you decide to attend Mass, please be charitable by protecting others and yourself:
    *   At all times, including entering and exiting the            church, practice Social Distancing by staying at least 6 feet from people who do not live in your household.
    *   You must wear a face mask or cloth face covering.
    *   Do not shake hands with others.
    *   Use hand sanitizers.
    *   Do not congregate to socialize before or after Mass.
    As we welcome you back and resume public liturgies together, please take precautions to stay safe.

  • Should everyone go to Mass and receive Holy Communion?

    The short answer is no. The Faithful are still dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. This will remain in effect even when Sunday Masses are resumed. In order to protect yourself and others, it is important that you stay home and not go to church to receive Communion if: you’ve tested positive for COVID-19, been in contact with someone who has or is vulnerable to COVID-19 due to age over 60 or underlying health conditions.

  • Food Bank

    During this time of Crisis, our weekly food pantry is still open every Tuesday from 3:00 pm to 4:30pm. Bags of groceries will be prepared and available for pick-up.


    We need your help. Our Annual Catholic Appeal’s network of services has had to be flexible in this unprecedented time, and we anticipate we will need to maintain this response to meet the growing demand for support. Your partnership is critical as we navigate this situation.

    Our mission remains the same, but COVID-19 has had a significant impact on our annual needs.
    *    We now serve over 100,000 meals daily across our Diocese in response to the 300% increase in demand.
    *    Over 120 parishes offer daily livestream coverage of Mass and 144 parishes communicate daily with parishioners using social media.
    *    Our educators were required to quickly implement innovative distance learning tools. They remain committed to forming the hearts and minds of our Catholic youth.
    *    We have 30 hospital chaplains currently deployed across our boroughs consoling the sick and most vulnerable.
    *    And of course, our devoted clergy, who remain at the frontlines of this pandemic. They continue to enrich our lives spiritually and have partnered with our network of support services to address the local needs developing across our Diocese.

    As a committed parishioner, friend, and Catholic, we need your support to uphold our mission. I am grateful to the 78 people who have made a generous commitment to the 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal. This unwavering support has allowed us to reach $28,735 of our $49,743 goal. We are only $21,008 away from our goal.
    If you have not made a pledge this year and are able to do so, I ask that you join me in demonstrating that WE ARE THE CHURCH, TOGETHER by considering a gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal. You may make your gift online at or text ACA to 917-336-1255 or call 718-965-7375 ext. 1602 and have a pledge card mailed to your home.

    We thank you in advance for making a gift commensurate with your means and circumstances!


    Please join us each Sunday for a live stream of our Sunday masses here at St. Teresa. The mass schedule will be 10am in English and 11:30am in Spanish. The live stream can be accessed by going to the following link: and scrolling down until you see a video with a red box that says LIVE. If you have the Facebook app, you can find our page by searching for St. Teresa Woodside. You DO NOT have to have Facebook to watch the masses. This is a great opportunity for us to pray together as a community even though we can’t physically be at church together. Please spread the word to your family and friends. Stay safe!


    Despite not celebrating public Masses, and therefore, no weekly collections, we must still pay our bills. Thank you to all who are mailing in their weekly donation envelopes, or dropping them in the rectory front door mail slot. Others are using the on line giving. We thank you and encourage all to continue your financial support of St. Teresa, as you see fit.

  • Choir Concert Spring 2015 Video
    To access the video click on the following link: !Video Gallery!

  • Saint Teresa Photo Gallery
    Saint Teresa now has a photo gallery of the events held throughout the year. To access the gallery click on the following link: !Photo Gallery!


All meetings and events have been cancelled until further notice, because of the coronavirus.