Important Information During COVID-19 Shutdown

Parish Message from April 2, 2020

From Father Haley on Holy Week:

Palm Sunday
Live streaming of the Eucharistic Celebration on Saturday April 4 at 5:00PM.

Beginning Palm Sunday the church will be open for those who wish to spend some time in private prayer each day from 10AM until noon.

During this unprecedented time, it will be necessary to observe the rule of no more than ten people at any given time and all must keep a distance of at least six feet. We expect that out of Christian love and respect for each other, this directive will be honored.

If there is a problem, please notify the Parish Office.

Wednesday of Holy Week
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated from 10AM until noon, 2:00PM until 4:00 and 7:00PM until 8:00. 

Again, no more than 10 people in church at any one time.  Conferring with health officials, Archbishop Carlson has asked that the sacrament be celebrated using the screen rather than face to face.

Holy Thursday - April 9
Mass of the Lord's Supper
will be celebrated at 5:00PM.  Live-streaming only.

Church will be open after this Mass until 8:00PM for private prayer.

Good Friday - April 10
The celebration of the Lord's Passion & Death will also be at 5:00PM. Live-streaming only.

Holy Saturday - April 11
The celebration of the Easter Vigil will begin at 5:00PM. Live-streaming only.

Easter Sunday - April 12
We will celebrate the Lord's Resurrection on Easter Sunday morning at 9:00 AM. Live-streaming only.

We hope, during this time while the public celebration of Masses is prohibited, you take advantage of the ways provided to stay connected to our parish family. 

Instructions for viewing the Mass on your computer or phone:
Live via Facebook: On Facebook go to the page Blessed Teresa of Calcutta - BTC Parish and look for the Facebook Live video which should appear at the Mass start time.
Online Video: Visit the website homepage and
d click on the the dark blue box, which will be labeled with that date's service. This will be posted approx. one hour following the end of each service.

A word of thanks to Rob Grumich for providing these alternatives for us!

Parish Message from March 17, 2020

Dear People of God,

A couple of weeks ago we could not have imagined that our lives would be changing as rapidly as they are now.

While we are not able to have public Mass (except for funerals – and only immediate family members are allowed to be in attendance) we are exploring a means of streaming daily and weekend Mass for our parishioners. We will notify you if and when we get that figured out. Until them, please consider watching the Mass on television with your families and praying together.

Sunday Masses for the homebound can be found on:

Broadcast TV:

                KTVI Channel 2.2 at 9:00 a.m.

                WRBU channel 46 (ION) at 5:30 a.m.


                             AT&T U-Verse channel 46 (ION) at 8:30 a.m.

                             Charter Channel 7 (ION) 7 79 (ION) at 8:30 a.m.


                             DirecTV channel 46 & 305 at 8:30 a.m.

                             Dish Channel 46 & 216 ay 8:30 a.m.

                             FOX (digital channel only Charter: 88 antenna:2.2) at 9:00 a.m.

               EWTN 7:00 a.m.  (live) or 11:00 a.m. (encore)

Our Sunday bulletin will be available on the parish website.

We will stay in touch with you through e-mail blasts, website, and the parish Facebook page.

For the time being, all parish events and public prayer, inclding fish fries, are cancelled.

If you would like to schedule the Sacament of Reconciliation with Fr. Haley, please contact the Parish Office.

The parish & school auction will be rescheduled for a later time.

Mass intentions that have been scheduled will be re-scheduled at a later date once we are able to resume activity.

Our valiant St. Vincent de Paul workers will be doing their best to keep up with the demands of those in need although they have had to alter their approach. Please continue to support them as you are able. Please pray for their safety as they go about working to help others.

Finally, please do the best you can to maintain your Sunday offerings. It is a certainty that many of our parishioners will be affected by job lay-offs and furloughs during this time.  We depend on you to be able to meet our financial responsibilities.

In all ways and always be vigilant in prayer and be kind to one another!

If you have questions or needs, please contact the Parish Office at 314.524.0500 or

- Father Tom Haley

Parish Message from March 16, 2020

In order to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community, Archbishop Robert Carlson is mandating the suspension of all public Masses in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, beginning with Masses following this communication today, March 16, 2020. Pending updates and guidance from local and state government and health officials, we have preliminary plans to resume Masses beginning April 6; however, we will re-evaluate at a later date. 

If people would like to make private visits to the church for personal prayer, devotions, or confessions, please call the parish office at 314-524-0500 and we will arrange to accommodate your needs.

During this time, any Masses celebrated by the priests without people in attendance are to be said for “The People of the Parish”. All Mass intentions that have been previously scheduled will be rescheduled when the time is appropriate.

During this time we must remind you that collections are essential to the continued operation of our parishes and their missions. Please use online giving, drop-off, or mail your contributions.

This emergency is going to have a severe impact on many individuals in our parish and community as a whole. In these times, it is more urgent than ever for us to assist our brothers and sisters in most need. We encourage you to consider supporting our St Vincent DePaul Society as they strive to respond to the needs of so many.

The parish staff will remain available to you and will do the best they are able to answer your questions.

Please know that you are in all our thoughts and prayers and we ask for your prayer as well.

Father Tom Haley

In addition, please be advised that our Wednesday night prayer services are all cancelled, as is Sr Nancy’s Saturday afternoon discussion group on Women of the Gospel.

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish & School
120 N. Elizabeth Ave., Ferguson MO 63135
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