ABOUT US

Roman Catholic Parish of

St. Theresa of the Child Jesus

Archdiocesan Shrine of St. John Paul II

Linden NJ

USA

OUR PAROCHIAL STAFF

PASTOR

Rev. Ireneusz Pierzchala, S.T.L.
 

PAROCHIAL VICARS

Rev. Dr. Tadeusz Mierzwa

Rev. Tomasz Koszałka, M. Div.


WEEKEND ASSISTANT

Rev. Zachary Swantek, S.T.L.

DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION & RCI

Sr. Irena Lisowska, LSIC

PARISH TRUSTEES

Mr. Ted Osinski

Mr. Karol Kiewlak

PARISH COUNCIL PRESIDENT

Ms. Carolyn Pancurak

MUSIC DIRECTOR

Mr. Marcin Pekala

CANTOR

Mrs. Patrycja Jarosz


MAINTENANCE MANAGER

Mr. Józef Zielonka

OUR HISTORY

         Fr. Edward S. Kozłowski was appointed pastor of a new parish, St. Theresa of the Child Jesus to serve the spiritual welfare of the Polish people of Linden. Twenty people celebrated the first Mass in 1925. Organizing several societies, Fr. Kozlowski fanned the flame of faith. Groundbreaking for a new church and school took place in 1926. The Sisters of Nazareth, who at first ran the school, were replaced on 1952 by the Felicians.

         Through the early forties, St. Theresa Church experienced additional growth. By 1954 ground was once again broken for a new church, separate from the school. With many renovations and expansion through the years, blessings continued to be showered upon St. Theresa Parish, but on Thanksgiving morning 1970, a fire struck the church, leaving heavy smoke damage and requiring the new organ to be dismantled and cleaned. As the decades rolled on, further renovations and additions were made to accommodate a flourishing membership.

         The Little Servant Sisters of the Immaculate Conception joined the Staff who from the beginning ministered to the school and parish. With hope and confidence and reliance on St. Theresa, the parish is looking forward to its centennial.

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ABOUT US

St. Theresa of Child Jesus

Roman Catholic Church

Archdiocesan Shrine of St. John Paul II

ADDRESS

131 E. Edgar Road

Linden NJ 07036

sttheresalinden@gmail.com

908 862-1116

 

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