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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.


The diocesan Office of Worship will be hosting a "Morning of Reflection" for liturgical ministers on Saturday, June 24, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at St. Charles Borromeo Church (4916 Trier Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815).

 Led by diocesan seminarians, this event can serve as an annual retreat for diocesan extraordinary ministers and lectors, although anyone is  welcome to attend. It is free of charge, but pre-registration through the diocese is necessary. The  registration form can be downloaded at our website - http://


June 24   

6pm Family Pot Luck Night in gym



June 24 & 25     

9am-5pm SVdP Stuff a Truck




The Annual St. Therese Night at the Tin Caps, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, will be Monday, June 26 at 7:05pm against the South Bend Cubs. This will be a Family Feast Night with hot dogs, popcorn, pizza slices and small drinks for $1 each, and Jake the  Diamond Dog will be at the game for your entertainment. A limited number of tickets in Section 114 are on sale in the Parish Office for $8 each. For more information, please contact the office at 747-9139.



The Knights of Columbus is  sponsoring a bus trip to Cincinnati on Saturday, July 1 for a 4:10 game. The $75.00 cost includes game ticket and travel via Excursion Trailways coach bus. Proceeds will be used to support parish needs. Contact Jim Conroy (638-4189) or Bruce Hall (747-6830).


Holy Spirits Pilgrimage on the Bourbon Trail

Friday-Sunday, July 7-9 Gethsemani Abbey & The Bourbon Trail, Kentucky

The Abbey of Gethsemani, the Cistercian monastery where Thomas Merton was a monk, is nestled in the heart of the Bourbon Trail, the historical epicenter of bourbon production. Come "renew your spirit" on this young adult pilgrimage which will explore the intersection of faith and culture, sacred and profane, spiritual and physical refreshment. Registration fee includes transportation from South Bend/Fort Wayne, lodging, preparation materials, all activities, and some meals. Price: $175 after June 1. More Info:



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).


WHAT: Concert and Blessing of ournew Samick Baby Grand Piano

WHEN: July 18

TIME: 7:00PM

More information to come next week. Stay tuned!

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:

Summer is coming, use this free resource for activities:


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

Feel free to dismiss your children after opening prayer and they will return in time to give Father Lawrence their offering. The last meeting is May 21 during Mass, then summer break. 

 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



Cathedral Books & Gifts is looking for a part-time sales associate. This position would require 20-25 hours per week. Some of the qualities we are looking for in this person are:

 Friendly with good inter personal skills Knowledgeable about the Catholic faith Comfortable using a computer

 Please send resumes to No phone calls please.


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




Bus trip via Excursion Trailways to Our Lady of Consolation on July 22nd. Cost is $55/person includes a donation to OLC Shrine from our group, lunch at the shrine and the bus ride. There will be tours, Mass, & healing service. There are still seats left and the bus is handicap accessible. Invite your friends on this pilgrimage.Money is due ASAP and may be mailed to St. Joseph

Church, 11337 Old US 27 S, Fort Wayne, IN 46816. Questions? Please call Jim or Mary Lou Sorg at 639-3453

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​


Congratulations to our Bishop Luers Class of 2017 Graduates!

Michael Colvin Skye Hansen Joseph Dylan Hutson Tyler Prince Hanna Rhoden Elizabeth Wood

And Congratulations to all of our other Graduates from  St. Therese Parish! ​

We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.



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 announces Summer football schedule

The summer football schedule at BLHS has been announced. The camps are open to any athlete in grades 5-8 who wishes to attend. Those entering grades 9-12 must be registered at Bishop Luers to participate. Upcoming events include the  following: The weekly workout schedule -- Mon., Wed. and Thurs., 6-8 p.m., beginning Wed., May 31 for grades 10-12 and Mon,. June 5 for grade 9. Linemen camp, June 19-22, 6-8 p.m. Skills Camp, June 26-29, 6-8 p.m. Off weeks are July 2-8 during moratorium and July 23-29.


Bishop Luers Summer Camps

Soccer – July 10-13, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and evening

competition. For returning and incoming Bishop Luers


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.