Confessions: Saturday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Saturday Vigil: 4pm
Sunday: 8:30am and 10:30am
Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 8am
*no Mass at St. Therese on Thursday or Saturday. Please consider attending Our Lady of Mt. Carmel on those days. For information, please check the OLMC website.
Fr. Bob McDermott is now Associate Pastor at
St. Therese Parish. Please pray for him
as he ministers to us alongside
Fr. Campbell, our Pastor!
Baptism: By appointment. Please call the Parish Office for class registration.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults): Adults interested in Baptism, reception into the Catholic Church, Confirmation and/or First Communion and children over the age of 7 who have not yet been Baptized please contact the Parish Office.
Marriage: Please call the Pastor at least 6 months in advance in order to make arrangements. Couples that are sharing the same abode will be asked to separate until they are married.
Home Visitation: Anyone who cannot attend Mass and receive the Sacraments due to sickness or age, please contact the Parish Office to make arrangements for a home visit.
Reflecting on Sacrificial Giving, I pray
Thank you for teaching me to be generous as You have been generous with me.
Thank you for showing me that all I am and have are gifts from You, and that these gifts, Lord, are meant to be shared.
Help me to understand that others, known and unknown to me, depend on me for help.
Walk with me on my stewardship journey, so that I may constantly renew my relationship with you.
Give me the courage to trust, so that I may experience the joy of sacrificial giving.
Make me a gift to others in Your name.
The Chapel at Marytown has live online streaming of Eucharistic Adoration - if you need some time with the Lord but there is no chapel locally that is open:
Fr. McDermott celebrates his Ordination Anniversary on May 22nd. Fr. Campbell and Fr. Reese celebrate their Ordination Anniversary on May 25th. Here is a note from Fr. Reese:
On Monday, May 25th, I recall my 24th anniversary of my ordination to the sacred priesthood. I really can not celebrate with no speech remaining, but I silently con-celebrate and I am very grateful to God for my vocation. I was never worthy of my call, but I prayed and tried to be faithful. I thank everyone for your prayers and words of support, and I will continue to remember you at Mass and in my prayers!
I am still walking with a walker and breathing well, but my hands are very weak and I have a lot of fatigue a few days every weak. However, I GO to Mass every day, and stay for prayer. Then I go to Vespers and a holy hour every evening. I have finished writing my doctoral thesis, but am waiting for corrections to come for me to revise it,. I have had many visitors and feel blessed to be in such a good nursing home. Let us pray for each other. Peace, Fr. Reese
Religious Education/CCD for all junior high (7th-8th grade) and high school (freshmen-junior) students begins Sunday evening, Sept. 13, with a parent meeting at 6:15pm.
Class for students is from 6:30-8pm each week.
Please note: We have a 3-year Confirmation program. For students to be eligible for the Sacrament of Confirmation, they must attend classes freshman through junior year, and be attending Mass weekly - Sundays or Saturnday evening.
Classes for K-6th grade at St. Therese begin Sunday, Sept. 20 at 9:30am, with a parent meeting at 9:30am.
The cost of registration for all grades is $50 for the 1st student, $90 for the 2nd, $120 maximum for 3 or more students. You may turn in your registration form after Mass or at the parish office.
Read Fr. Campbell's July 26th homily - the first in a series on Understanding the Mass.
Be informed! The statement from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops can be read here. Archbishop Listecki's initial statement can be read here with a fuller reflection here. Bishop Hying's statement is here. You can read or listen to Fr. Campbell's 6/28 homily on the topic on the Homilies and Talks page.
You can listen to local Catholic radio right here!
Live streaming: WSFI
Please Pray for Father Reese as he moves to Mother of Good Counsel Home in St. Louis.
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Fr. Reese with Cardinal Stafford
Fr. Reese with Bishop Hying
Fr. Reese with Bishop Thomas
Scouting is a wonderful way for boys to grow in virtue and to bond with their fathers in various activities, especially outdoors (camping, hiking, canoeing, etc).
This past week the Boy Scouts of America made it official: they will accept "gay" (i.e. active homosexual) scout leaders. This fundamentally contradicts the Scout code of honor which pledges one to lead a moral lifestyle.
The Troops of St. George is a newly formed Catholic alternative to the Boy Scouts (a non-denominational organization) which emphasizes forming the character of boys and young men in keeping with our Catholic teachings and practices.
A Troop has been formed at St. Therese Parish with members from other parishes - St. Elizabeth, Mt. Carmel, St. James - having joined. We have a canoe trip planned on the Wisconsin River the weekend of August 15/16.
To learn more about the Troops of St. George, contact Alan Zahn: email@example.com
Father Campbell, who is a part-time teaching faculty member for the Theology Depatment at St. Joseph Catholic Academy, led a pilgrimage to the March for Life, chaperoned by other members of the SJCA Theology Department.
This photo was taken outside the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception shortly before the March for Life on January 22nd, 2015:
Father Campbell welcomed the students of St. Joseph Catholic Academy and All Saints Catholic School to St. Therese Parish for retreats.