Religions and Spirituality

Kenilworth's Church of Saint Theresa Offers Several Ways to Give Back this Season

The Church of Saint Theresa offers several ways to give back during the holidays and all-year-round. Credits: Leah Scalzadonna

KENILWORTH, NJ – The Church of Saint Theresa will host a series of opportunities to give back during the holiday season.

On Friday, Nov. 21, the annual pie sale and Christmas spectacular sale will take place.

The deadline to order pies is Friday, Nov. 17. Flavors sold include apple, apple crumb, pumpkin and coconut custard. Orders can be made by calling the youth ministry office at 908-276-5990 or by emailing

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Pies will be delivered to St. Theresa’s for pickup on Tuesday, Nov. 21 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

On that same day, the youth ministry program will sell grave covers, Christmas wreaths and Christmas trees from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Additionally, the food pantry for Saint Theresa’s is always open for donations.

“We’re happy to help out anyone who needs it,” Mary Michitnch, the president of Saint Theresa’s Social Concerns Committee, said.

The pantry’s wish list includes toilet paper, paper towels, tissue, coffee, tea, shampoo, bar soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes.

The social concerns committee will also distribute its Thanksgiving baskets, which include a frozen turkey, food and monetary gifts, on Saturday, Nov. 18. Baskets are only available by calling the rectory.

Finally, the church also provides a “Giving Tree” with specific items for parishioners to purchase, wrap and return to the church on a designated weekend, according to Saint Theresa’s website. The tree can be found in the church vestibule during Christmas.

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