St. Theresa Church (Trumbull, Connecticut)

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St. Theresa Church
Location 5301 Main St
Trumbull, Connecticut
Country United States
Denomination Roman Catholic
Membership 3000+ households
Founded October 4, 1934
Founder(s) Bishop Maurice F. McAuliffe
Dedicated September 22, 1935 (original structure),
April 1, 1962 (current structure)
Architect(s) William Schmidt (original structure)
J. Gerald Phelan
Parish Saint Theresa Parish
Diocese Bridgeport
Province Hartford
Bishop(s) Most Rev. Frank J. Caggiano
Priest(s) Rev. Michael Flynn, Rev. Carl McIntosh
Pastor(s) Fr. Brian Gannon
Deacon(s) Mr. Salvatore M. Clarizio, Ph.D

St. Theresa Parish is a Roman Catholic church in Trumbull, Connecticut, part of the Diocese of Bridgeport.


This is the largest Catholic Parish in Trumbull. The cathedral-like church of granite and limestone was designed by noted church architect J. Gerald Phelan in 1961. The parish celebrated its Diamond Jubilee in 2009 and received a letter of congratulations from Bishop Lori.[1]


St. Theresa Church is home to a distinguished three manual 39 rank organ built in 1999 by the Peragallo Pipe Organ Company of Paterson, New Jersey.[2] The organ is frequently used as a concert instrument and is featured in a 1999 compact disk of French organ works performed by internationally famous organist Stephen Tharp[3] It was also a feature instrument in the 2010 Pipe Organ Encounter program of the Bridgeport Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.[4] Saint Theresa's Church has been a regular site for Connecticut Chamber Choir concerts.[5][6]


Saint Theresa School is one of two Catholic K-8 schools in Trumbull,[7] founded in 1955. It is accredited with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.[8] It is registered as school 2114403 with the State of Connecticut Department of Education.[9]


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Coordinates: 41°14′18.41″N 73°13′12.67″W / 41.2384472°N 73.2201861°W / 41.2384472; -73.2201861