Church of Saint Teresa

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


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    Saint Louis Martin (d. 1894)
    Saint Zélie Martin (d. 1877)

    Louis and Zélie Martin were joined in marriage on July 13, 1858. Beforehand, each had tested a religious vocation, and, at first, they were determined to live in mutual continence. Nine months in, a wise priest friend urged them to open their marriage to children.
    And so their communion came in the raising and educating of five daughters—and the shared grief borne when four more little ones, two boys and two girls, died in childhood. Years later, their daughter Céline testified that each of her parents was a “personality”: “Different temperaments, but perfectly well matched, each one completing, in perfect harmony, the deficiencies of the other, always corrected by virtue.” Zélie succumbed to breast cancer when her youngest, little Thérèse, was only four and a half. Louis would live to see Thérèse join the same convent that had received three of her sisters (his other daughter would go to the Visitandines). In May 1888, moved with gratitude for the spiritual fruitfulness of his family, he “offered himself” to God. His last six years were marked by almost continual physical and mental suffering.
    Thérèse was canonized in 1925. On July 13, 1927, sixty-nine years to the day of her parents’ wedding, her feast day was extended to the universal Church. Louis and Zélie were canonized together in 2015 by Pope Francis.

    Loving Father, through the intercession of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, take my every little act of love and increase it beyond measure.

  • Welcome...

    You enter these doors...not as a stranger, but as a guest of God. God is your heavenly Father. Come, then, with joy in your heart and thanks on your lips into God’s presence, offering God your love and service. Be grateful to the strong and loyal ones who, in the name of Jesus Christ, built this church of worship and to all who have beautified and hallowed it with their prayers, praise and financial sacrifices. Ask God’s blessing on those who love this place of faith as the inspiration of their labor, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit. May that blessing rest on you, both on your going out and coming in.

  • Choir Concert Spring 2015 Video
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  • 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!


Events of the Week

  • Sunday
    Cursillo - Auditorium 09:30 a.m.

  • Monday

  • Tuesday
    Food Pantry - Parish Center 6 p.m.
    Youth Ministry - Auditorium K - 5-6:30 pm

  • Wednesday

  • Thursday
    Grupo Carismático - Auditorium 7 p.m.

  • Friday
    Children’s Choir - Church 3:30 p.m.
    Youth Group - Auditorium K 7:30 p.m.