OUR MINISTRIES

Knights of Columbus

 

 

SPARC

 

SPARC is looking for a few good men 18 and over seeking to become better men, husbands, fathers, brothers, and friends.  Join the SPARC (Small Parishes Actively Receiving Christ) "Rekindle the Fire" 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 7pm in the Parish Office.  Keep the Fire burning for Christ's love.  Light snacks, water and pop available.  Questions call Allan Allphin 260-515-0570 

Women of 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 7:00-8:30pm in the parish office. 

SVDP 

 

The Saint Vincent DePaul Society is comprised of lay men and women dedicated to helping the poor and needy. Vincentians help with food, rent, utility bills, furniture, clothing, medications, and transportation.  St. Therese maintains a food bank for the needy.  

Rosary Society

 

 All women over the age of 18 are members of the Rosary Society.  A few years back our Lady asked for prayer groups to be formed.  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 6:00pm. 

Holy Name Society 

 

All men over the age of 18 are members of the Holy Name Society.

Lay Franciscans

 Secular Franciscan order

Adult Formation Committee

 Crusaders for Christ
   
   5th-12th Grades
   Terry Tescula 260.341.3829 Kris Lill (Children's Liturgy)

RCIA

 

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about becoming Catholic, please call Linda Thomas at the Parish Office (260) 747-9139 to schedule an initial meeting.  

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a faith journey for those desiring to enter the Catholic Church or for those who wish to complete their initiation into the Church. These “inquirers” include: non-baptized persons, people baptized in another Christian tradition, or those Catholics baptized but never catechized. The Sacraments of Initiation are Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.

There are several stages in the process, each marked by a Rite celebrated in the midst of the assembly during Mass. Pre-Catechumenate or inquiry is a time to ask questions about the Church; Catechumenate provides a time of catechesis/education, prayer, fellowship and conversion; Purification and Enlightenment is the Lenten time of prayer, almsgiving and fasting to prepare for the Easter Sacraments of Initiation; and Mystagogy is a time of reflection which allows the new Catholics an opportunity to deepen their understanding and living of the Sacred Mysteries which have been celebrated.

Religious Education 

 

The St. Therese Religious Education Program provides Religious education for those students not enrolled in a Catholic elementary school.  The program provides weekly classes for children in grades 1-8.  Our Religious Education Program aspires to build a foundation of faith, in partnership with parents, from which our children will continue to grow in their knowledge of God and the Roman Catholic Church  

Children's Liturgy of the Word

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

Liturgical Ministries 

Altar Servers     Ushers     Lectors

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist for Mass

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist for the Homebound

Sacristan (set up for Mass)       

Music Ministries

Cantor at Masses

Adult Choir (Weekends & Holidays)

Choir of Hope (Funerals)

One Voice Choir--Youth Choir (grades 4-8)

Instrumentalist

Organ Accompanist

Piano Accompanist

Guitar Accompanist

Chimes

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