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Good morning, St. Therese Parish, it is 09/27
We do not know anything about the future but be at peace,
for we know whose hands hold our future.
St. Therese Parish, Mass Music is coming back!
Please welcome Ms. Michelle Wodtli, our new Pianist, Organist and Cantor. She will join us in worship on the weekend of October 4th. We have put in place many additional safety precautions so that our space will remain as safe with generous physical distancing between music area and congregation. Say a thank you to God for this blessing!
The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard
Do you find it difficult to understand (or to accept) why the workers who came late to work were paid the same wage as the ones who worked longer? Fr. Steve explains.
Sept. 19, 2020
Sept. 20, 2020
Sunday 11:30 am Mass
Do not be away too long, He awaits!
Please feel free to call the Office 503-256-5850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for Masses. The Ministers have been doing an excellent job keeping our church space safe and contact-free for all of us. We miss you, and we would like you to be able to attend Mass in person and receive Communion. It's been a while, and the soul needs its renewing and strengthening food!
Holy Water to Bring Home
Starting on September 8th, please bring your own holy water bottle (or any clean similar container) when you go to the Parish Office for Holy Water. Dispensing of Holy Water is every Monday and Tuesday only, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Because of our restricted hours due to the virus, we will not be able to dispense Holy Water during other days.
And, as always, God's invitation
In this challenging, tumultuous time, when fear could greatly weaken our faith, always remember that Jesus Christ entered history to leave us His Truth and His Way to follow - Divine Revelation that is safeguarded in Sacred Scripture, Tradition left by His apostles, and the Church. Return to our sure and faithful treasure in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass - instituted by Jesus Christ Himself. Be like Peter in the Gospel who cries out, "Lord, save me!" Receive again the sacred Body of Christ and be strengthened by His divinity.
More photos sent by Joan Galles of Jean Olson's visit last September 6th, 2020.
Thought For the Day:
"And all spoke highly of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth."
Kindness in Words
Today's quote is from the Gospel of Luke - people were amazed by the gracious words that came from Jesus' mouth. One definition of "gracious" is that it is "something that is marked by kindness." We are familiar with kindness or, perhaps we might say, for most of us, it is easier to show kindness in forms we are familiar with, or with people who makes it easy for us to be kind. Because kindness is also a behavior we learn, something to think about today is learning how to be kind in words, especially toward people with whom we would normally find hard to be kind. Some questions we may ask ourselves before we engage by using words:
Is my purpose to express what I feel or think?
Am I interested in knowing what the other person feels or think?
Is my purpose to change the other person's mind/opinion?
Am I using words that I myself would find acceptable when used
Remember that what we say about someone also says something about ourselves. Words that we use to point to the other also point toward ourselves. For whatever reason that we find ourselves letting words come from our mouth today, may these words lead others to say that we have been gracious and kind.
Please call the Office 503-256-5850 to sign up for Masses (due to the current COVID situation, walk-ins will not be allowed). Mass schedule is:
Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:00 pm
Sunday Masses at 9:00 am and 11:30 am
Your volunteer Ministers remain very committed to provide us all a very safe and protected church environment. Their commitment to safety remains to encourage everyone to come back to church and allow us to participate fully in the Holy sacrifice of the Mass. Call the Office for more details about the safety protocol that we follow, or click on button below. Come and see!
Our Prayer Intentions
Would you like to raise up in prayer frontliners whom you know? Let us know and we will include their names in our Prayer Book of Intentions.
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Consider Volunteering - and be Uplifted!
Give yourself the opportunity to weather this challenging pandemic situation by serving our Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Be part of the community of Ministers and the grace-filled work that they do!
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REMEMBER: WE FOLLOW PARKROSE SCHOOL DISTRICT ANNOUNCEMENTS DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER FOR WEEKDAY MASSES. FOR SATURDAY VIGIL MASS AND SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE WE WILL HAVE WEEKEND MASSES AS USUAL, BUT OBSERVE CAUTION.