St. Therese Parish News & Events
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Lessons and Carols, a celebration of Advent and Christmas in instrument,
song and readings, will be held on Monday, December 18th at 7:00PM. The prelude
music will begin at 6:45PM. A reception will follow Lessons and Carols. Watch for more information
in the coming weeks.
Cookies for Festival of
Lessons and Carols
After the Festival of Lessons and Carols
on December 18, our parish will provide a reception for our guests. Any
donations of cookies from our parishioners are greatly appreciated. You may
drop off the cookies on Sunday, December
17, in the gathering space or at the
gym between 4:30p.m.-6:30p.m. on Monday, Dec. 18. Thank you for your help!
LET’S DECORATE OUR CHURCH FOR CHRISTMAS!
We need your help!
Sunday, Dec.17 after 11am Mass we will be
decorating the church for Christmas, and we need as many strong arms as
we can get! Please help us make our church look beautiful for Lessons and Carols
on the 18th, as well as for our Christmas
Masses. Many volunteers should be able to do the job quickly! Please stay after
Mass and help if you are able to.
Rather Short Advent Season: 4th Sunday of Advent falls on
December 24, while Christmas is the very next day, Monday, December 25. Both
Days are holy days of obligation. That involves going to Sunday Mass and also
going to Christmas Mass. Decide how to accommodate the 2 separate obligations.
For us here in this Parish, any of the 3 usual weekend Masses will make up for
the Sunday obligation, while any of the 3 Masses for Christmas will make up for
the Christmas obligation. For Christmas, we shall have 5 p.m. (Vigil Mass),
10.00 p.m. Mass (for Midnight Mass), and 10.00 a.m. Mass on Christmas Day. The
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God which falls on Monday, January 1, 2018 will
not be a Holy Day of Obligation
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:
Crusaders for Christ: 5th-8th grade (younger if a parent
stays to help) are invited on Friday, December 15 from 6-8 in the gym. We will
be making Love Thy Neighbor bags for the homeless. Bring your small size hand
sanitizer, soap, cheese crackers, gum, gently used hats, scarves, mittens
(men’s and women’s), or drop them in the basket in the Gathering Space
through December 15. Thank you! RSVP to
Terry Tescula, 260-341-3829. Snacks will be provided.
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.