Refugee Resettlement Ministry
The Refugee Resettlement Ministry at St Teresa of Calcutta Parish is a group of parishioners and members of the community committed to welcoming the stranger among us by assisting new arrived immigrants in finding housing and employment. We support them in their journey to full assimilation.
A Lot to Grow
The Pope Francis Garden is a vegetable garden tended by St. Teresa Parishioners and is located behind Immaculate Conception Church. We are partnered with A Lot to Grow, a community garden organization design to grow vegetables and herbs for distribution to local food pantries, soup kitchens and non-profit senior residences in suburban Essex County, NJ. Most of our produce goes to our own Mary's Pantry.
Mary’s Pantry is located at Pope Francis Hall (bottom level of the parish center) on 1 Munn St. and has been in existence for many years thanks to the generosity of so many parishioners. Many of the needy of our community are fed thanks to their kindness. Food items can be dropped off at the entrance of the church (a special collection takes place on the last weekend of each month) or at the Parish Office. During the current Covid-19 Pandemic, Mary’s Pantry is Wednesday from 10am until 12pm and is manned by a group of volunteers. A special distribution takes place at Thanksgiving, in order to provide families with an enjoyable meal for the holidays. If you would like to help, please contact the Parish Office at (973) 744-5650