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SCRIP Coordinator Needed


The St. Therese SCRIP Program is looking for a new Coordinator to help run the SCRIP program effective August 2017

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.



Pastoral Council 

Call for nomination: The tenure of some members of the present Pastoral Council will soon end. We are therefore calling for nominations and suggestions for those who will serve in the Council. You may wish to self nominate or nominate someone who you think will usefully serve in the Council, giving reasons for your suggestion. Please, drop off your suggestions/ nomination in the suggestion box in the Church Gathering Space or even post it to the Pastor if you so desire, or email your suggestion to the Pastor at Of course, the nominated persons must be above 18 years and be registered active members of the parish who can provide valuable guidance for the pastor and parish.

St. Therese Fall Festival 2017

The Fall Festival is quickly  approaching with a NEW DATE of September 16th!! The Fall Festival Committee is still looking for the  generous donations of our  parishioners’ time, talent and dollars to make this year’s festival one of the best yet. It is only with your help that the festival can be a success. Please stop by the table at the back of church for further information and sign-up sheets


Harvest House Older American Day will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. 943 Powers St., New Haven, IN on Monday, Sept.11th, beginning with Rosary at 10:20am and Mass at 10:45am in the church. This will be followed by lunch and entertainment at Orchid Events and Catering, 11508 Lincoln Hwy East, New Haven, IN. Tickets are $12 each. Reservations may be made by calling Bev Kline at 260-623-3979 by September 1st. No tickets will be sold at the door. All Catholic Seniors 55 and older are invited.



FORMED is back! Because we received a grant through the Legacy of Faith fund, we once again have a subscription for FORMED. FORMED has a variety of educational materials you are able to view at home or in a group setting. In order to evangelize others, you need to know your faith. Please take advantage of FORMED through their website and set up your account using our parish pass code a7765.


2017 Parish Mission DVD Now Available

Thanks to the hard work of Eric Peat, we now have the Parish Mission DVD available for any parishioner to borrow. It features our Sunday evening guest speaker Robert Rogers and the personal testimonies of three of our own parishioners.


If you would like to borrow a DVD, please contact the parish office (747-9139).




Have you ever wished you could find all the events of the diocese in one place? Now you can with the beautiful, easy to use Diocesan Calendar found on! You can search by type of event and find things such as Masses with Bishop Rhoades, retreats and events for youth and young adults. You can also search by location and find fundraisers, fish fries and other parish community events nearest to you! Visit the brand new Today’s Catholic website to learn more. While you are there, make sure to subscribe to the digital edition at If you are  already getting the digital version of Today’s Catholic by email, you will continue to receive it in its new format with no need to resubscribe.



Youth Ministry 

Our mission is to keep your children/students focused on Christ and serving others. ​

Pope Francis:

Let us pray that the Church be holier and more humble, loving God by serving the poor, the lonely, and the sick.


Parents & Guardians:

We are looking for adults and teens to help lead Children's Liturgy. Training provided. Commitment time - one Sunday/month. Contact Kris Lill at if  interested.


Children's Liturgy - Ages 3-8 -  Parents and Guardians:.

Children's Liturgy of the Word Children's Liturgy of the Word will  resume in September at the 11:00 Mass on Sundays. 


 Crusaders for Christ: 5th-12th Grades:

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 260-515-0570


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 u​s? 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.​


Other Parishes Around Events​​ & News


Guerin Chapel

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, Fairfield Ave.





The St. Hedwig Parish Holy Name Society is sponsoring its annual Notre Dame football raffle for 2 season tickets. (Indiana License #143043) A donation of $1 will purchase 1 raffle ticket, 7 tickets for $5, and 15 tickets for $10. There are 7 home games.

For more information or to purchase the raffle tickets, please contact Norb at 574-233-9008 or St. Hedwig Holy Name at The drawing will be held on August 20, 2017.

Please send check and address labels, and your phone number, to:

St. Hedwig Holy Name

c/o 1104 N. Elliott

South Bend, IN 46628



Central Catholic Class of 1967 50th Reunion

Sept 15 – Pre reunion gathering

Sept. 16 – Dinner Buffet at the Grand Wayne, $50 per person

For additional information contact:

Kathy 489-8486

Carol 639-6236

Nancy 627-0288


SetonFest Miracle Miles

The eighth running of the SetonFest Miracle Miles 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, August 5th at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church located at 10700 Aboite Center Road in Ft. Wayne. This family-friendly event starts at 8am. All monetary proceeds from the Run/Walk benefit St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen. You can register online through Contact race director Mike Rost at Start training now!



​​Bishop Luers News & Events​




When you turn 18, you should register at the parish of your choice as an adult. Please make sure you take a few moments to call and let us know you would like to register as an adult—EVEN if you are going away to school, you should register somewhere. To receive future sacraments like marriage, you will need to be registered at the parish before receiving the sacraments.

 If you are currently performing a ministry (server, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Lector), please let us know whether you will be able to continue in that service or if you need to be removed from future schedules.

 Thank you and congratulations on your graduation!


Bishop Luers Summer Camps


Show Choir -- Aug. 1-4, 9-11:30 a.m. for pre-kindergarten through grade 8.

Additional information and registration forms are available at in the news feed.

Bishop Luers Annual Golf Outing 

You are invited to join us! August 19, 2017 at Brookwood Golf Course. $75 per person, $60/under 21 Includes: Green fees, golf cart, range balls, six drink tickets and food! Proceeds benefit Bishop Luers scholarships and tuition assistance. Deadline to register: Wednesday, Aug.16, 2017. Register online at reference "Alumni," and scroll to "golf outing" Call 260-456-1261 Ext. 3040 for more information.​