SUMMIT, NJ - St. Teresa of Avila Church in Summit will ring in the Christmas season with a series of events designed for the whole family, with a tree lighting, concerts and Masses all part of the holiday celebration.

The lineup of events includes:

December 8 - Christmas Tree Lighting & Open House

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Visit the parish office from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and see St Teresa’s first ever Tree Lighting at 6 p.m., following the 5 p.m. Mass. Bring your favorite Christmas cookie and sing some carols as the church celebrates the season.

December 9, 10 - Traveling Through the Dark with Alice Camille

Join writer, retreat leader and religious educator Alice Camille as she talks through how to enter 2020 with bright eyes and hopeful hearts. See her program on December 9 at 7 p.m. and on December 10 after 8:30 a.m. Mass.

December 12 - Oak Knoll Ensemble Christmas Concert & Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass

The Oak Knoll ensemble will perform at 5:30 p.m. Then, a special Mass for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Church.

December 13 - Christmas Pageant

St Teresa’s children will put on their annual Christmas Pageant at 6 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

December 15 - Music Ministry Parish Christmas Concert

St Teresa’s Music Ministry will perform their annual Christmas concert, with their talents on display at 3 p.m. in the Church.

December 16 - Advent Penance Service

A special penance service will be available to the community at 7 p.m. in the Church.

St. Teresa of Avila Church is located at 306 Morris Avenue.