St. Therese Parish News & Events
SCRIP Coordinator Needed
The St. Therese SCRIP Program is looking for a new Coordinator to help run the SCRIP program effective immediately
Position 1: Order and Inventory Coordinator:
Responsibilities include inventory management, ordering all SCRIP, soliciting new SCRIP vendors, maintaining and balancing the SCRIP checking account, writing checks, arranging for SCRIP pickup with SCRIP runners, managing SCRIP sellers and runners and recruiting as necessary. The position also handles marketing of the SCRIP program. The coordinator works alongside the SCRIP coordinator/bookkeeper and the job responsibilities are very intertwined with the other team member. Candidates must be able to work in the school every Monday, including summers, as well as every Friday afternoon and extra hours when necessary. (Times may vary according to schedule conflicts and vacations.)
Candidates must be willing to work more hours during the holiday season. Candidates must be regular SCRIP buyers, enjoy working with people, have excellent communication skills, be very detail-oriented, have basic computer knowledge, have good organizational skills and be able to perform all of the SCRIP duties as listed above, as well as other projects and tasks that may be asked of by the principal or pastor. The job entails frequent communication with customers, teachers, principal, priest and the St. Therese SCRIP auditors. If interested in applying, please send your name, phone number and your qualifications to the attention of Jessica Leffers and submit them to the church office.
ST. THERESE SCHOOL NEWS ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT
We are in
need of the following coaching positions for
basketball (starting the 1st of November): Girls 5th & 6th grade Girls 7th & 8th
grade If you are interested or have questions please email me Melissa Chapin Athletic
Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our SVdP Food Bank is
in great need of donations of the following items: Peanut Butter Spaghetti
& Sauce Crackers Soups (any kind) Canned Vegetables (especially green beans) Cereal
May God bless you for
your kindness and generosity, Your St. Vincent de Paul Society
ST. THERESE UNITED FOR LIFE
40 Days for Life is Sept. 27
through Nov. 5 The mission of the 40 Days for Life campaign is to bring
together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity by Prayer, fasting and
peaceful vigil with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor to turn
hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an
end to abortion. We invite all of you to come and pray at the Planned Parenthood
location at 3942 W. Jefferson Blvd. on Sat. Oct. 30 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Please come to the 40 Days for Life table in the gathering area and sign up for
1 hour of prayer time
Do you know anyone who is dealing with a
difficult prenatal diagnosis? It may be the detection of a chronic condition like Down syndrome, Spina bifida or
Cystic fibrosis, or a lifethreatening disorder like anencephaly, Trisomy 13 or
Trisomy 18. Miriam’s Blessing is a new ministry of our diocese which is designed to offer
comprehensive and compassionate support to parents before, during and after
birth, so that they do not have to face the unique challenges posed by a
difficult prenatal diagnosis alone. For more information, please see our
webpage at www.diocesefwsb.org/ Miriams-Blessing, or contact one of the coordinators:
Fort Wayne area- Mary Glowaski 260-422-4611;
South Bend area- Lisa Everett
Closing Mass of the Centennial Year of Our Lady of Fatima
The Bishop will celebrate this Mass on Friday, October 13, 2017 at St Matthew
Cathedral, South Bend. He invites all the faithful of the Diocese to this Mass.
A special papal blessing will be given at the Mass after which there will be
Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, praying of the holy Rosary,
and a Marian Procession, followed by a social in the School Gymnasium.
Fatima Events at St. Therese
Friday, Oct. 13 will be the end
of our 100th anniversary of Fatima celebration. We will be praying the rosary in the chapel at 6pm. Come
and join us to pray for peace in our troubled world and to thank Mary for all
she has done for us.
Oct. 14 we will be having our third Rosary Rally at the grotto at 12 noon.
Please join us. It can’t be stressed enough how important praying the rosary is. Listen to the news if
you are in doubt. Our Lady will help if we only ask her. Hope to see you. God
You’re invited To the next Adult Formation Video Series titled: Symbolon At St. Therese Church
on Monday, Oct. 16, at 7p.m.
Symbolon unveils the beauty and brilliance of Catholicism for the entire
parish featuring leading Catholic teachers and scholars explaining the Catholic
faith in heartfelt, meaningful ways. Each Session is independent. You don’t
have to have seen a previous Session to
understand the next one.
Session 3, WALK
THROUGH THE MASS: Exploring the Sacred
Liturgy This Session will cover: -How the Mass we celebrate today links back to
apostolic times -The four main sections of the Mass -How we encounter God in
the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist -What we can do to
“get more” out of every Mass. -Why we must attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation
Session topics will cover: -Virtue and Grace;
-True Love and Marriage; -Social
Justice and other essentials of what it is to be a thriving Catholic Attendance helps
fulfill the annual obligation for
Ministers of the Eucharist and Word to
be present for training or a retreat.
take place in the Church. See you on Oct. 16th at 7p.m.
Bishop Kevin Rhoades to celebrate Masses for married couples
celebrating their 25th, 50th or 60th Wedding
Bishop Rhoades will be celebrating an Anniversary Mass at the
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne on October 15, 2017 at
11:30 AM. He will be celebrating an
Anniversary Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew in South Bend on October 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Ticketed
receptions will follow both Masses. The Fort Wayne reception will be held at
St. Mary’s Parish - only a couple of blocks from the Cathedral. In South Bend
it will be held at the St. Matthew
School Gym. Anniversary couples will receive two free tickets to the reception.
Additional tickets for family members may be purchased before the registration
deadline for $10 each. Please register by calling Helen at (574) 234-0687 or by
emailing her at email@example.com. For those requesting extra tickets
for the reception, please send your check by mail to Anniversary Masses, 1328
W. Dragoon Trail, Mishawaka, IN 46544. When you register, please include both
of your names, your home address, phone
number, your wedding date and the Mass
you plan to attend. Fort Wayne registrations must be made by Friday, October 6,
2017. South Bend registrations must be made by Friday, October 13, 2017
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
WWME of Northern
Indiana is hosting another weekend in Fort Wayne, IN November 10-12, 2017. This
is a Catholic based weekend for married Christian couples who value their relationship and desire a richer, fuller life
together. For more information, please
go to http://www.wwme.org or
http://www.wwme-ni.org. or see the poster on the board by the Scrip area
The Cathedral Museum (located in the
Archbishop Noll Catholic Center in downtown Fort Wayne) is in need of
Volunteers to staff the Museum during regular business hours, starting in
January, 2018. The Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am until 2pm.
Duties include being present during
regular hours one day per month for the four hours. If you can help, please call
Peg Venderley at 459-1032. Free parking
in the attached garage.
St Mary Soup Kitchen Ministries Fundraiser
You are invited to help support St. Mary Soup
Kitchen Ministries which serve the needy in Fort Wayne's inner city. A
fundraiser will be held on October 28 at
St. Mary Mother of God Catholic Church. The evening will include food, live
music, dancing, 50/50, silent and live auctions. Tickets are $10 per person. To
purchase tickets or for more information,
please call Val Vorndran at 450-5170
Our mission is to keep your children/students focused on Christ and serving others.
pray that the Church be holier and more humble, loving God by serving the poor,
the lonely, and the sick.
We are looking for adults and teens to help lead Children's Liturgy. Training provided. Commitment time - one Sunday/month. Contact Kris Lill at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Children's Liturgy -
Ages 3-8 - Parents and Guardians:.
Children's Liturgy of the Word takes place during the 11am
Mass. Children ages 3-8 are invited to participate. We will read aloud a
kid-friendly version of the Gospel for the week, along with prayers and other
activities. Children will return to the sanctuary in time to put their offering in Father's collection basket
Crusaders for Christ:
August 5 - Lake Day at Jellystone, Pierceton (watch for
details in July).
Youth Group Leaders:
Terry Tescula260.341.3829 Kris Lill (Children's Liturgy)
Women in the Word
Are you looking to block out a space just for you? A time to share the Word with other women who seek to deepen their faith and share prayer and the opportunity to discuss the Word too? Please join us the first Wednesday of each month from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the parish office.
SPARC (Small Parishes Actively Receiving Christ)
SPARC is a
Men’s Apostolate seeking to become closer to God through Prayer, Scripture and
Catechesis. Every man over the age of 18 is
welcome to meet in the parish office on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday’s of
each month at 7 p.m. The next meeting is November 9th. There will not be a
meeting on November 23rd,due to the Thanksgiving holiday. For additional
information call or text Allan Allphin
Rosary for Peace in the World and in Families
A few years back our Lady asked for prayer groups be formed. Here at St. Therese our group was formed and we are in our ninth year. We pray for peace in the world and in all families. Won't you please join us? We meet
every 2nd Tuesday of the month in the chapel at 6:00 pm. Hope to see you there.
Divine Mercy Devotion
Now through the end of the Year of Mercy, St Therese Church will be having a Divine Mercy devotion. It will be held in the Chapel on the
first and third Tuesdays of every month following evening Mass (6:15pm) Spend time to learn more about the mercy of God, learn to trust in Jesus, and live your life as merciful to others as Christ is merciful to you.