Fr. Steve's Homily 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - text coming soon!

Fr. Steve's Homily, 29th Ordinary Time

Over a Cup of Coffee

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Star of Heaven Prayer with Fr. Steve

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There is plenty of room at the Lord's Banquet, come!

Some photos taken from Sunday. If you are wanting to go but still have some concerns about the safety protocol we follow to keep everyone safe, check in with those who have already been attending the Masses regularly here at St. Therese. There are plenty of links on the website to help you connect directly with the Parish Office if you have questions and if you want to sign up. 

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Archbishops' Corner

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Confirmation Updates

Because of the ongoing COVID situation  we will need two Confirmation Masses to accommodate all our thirteen Confirmandi (candidates for Confirmation). Please take note of Mass schedule changes on October 25th and November 8th:

Confirmation Mass on October 25, 2020, Sunday,  at 10:30 am. 

NO 9:00 am and 11:30 am Masses on October 25th. Because of the still existing maximum attendance at 50 people, the Confirmation Mass at 10:30 am on this date is not opened to the public. 

Confirmation Mass on November 8, 2020, Sunday, at 10:30 am.

NO 9:00 am and 11:30 am Masses on November 8th. Because of the still existing maximum attendance set at 50 people, the Confirmation Mass at 10:30 am on this date is not opened to the public. 

Remember: Except for Mass schedule changes on October 25th and November 8th because of Confirmation, our Weekend Mass schedule remains the same. Please call the Parish Office if you have any questions. Please start praying for our thirteen Confirmandi. Come, Holy Spirit!

Is being good good enough?

Do not be away too long, He awaits!

Please feel free to call the Office 503-256-5850 or email info@stthereseor.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 Wednesday and Thursday 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. 

Thought For the Day:

"And all spoke highly of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth."

(Luke 4))

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       

         toward me?   

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!

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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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We encourage members to be active in sharing their time and talents by responding compassionately to the needs of others.




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