A quote from St. Theresa of Calcutta:
"It is easy for us to understand the power and might of God, but so difficult for us to understand his humility."
Wednesday Morning Mass at 9:00 a.m. ongoing (school present)
October 1, 2020 Friday Mass at 5:30 p.m. in honor of our Patron Saint, Saint Therese. Veneration of her relics start at 4:00 p.m.
Please help fill up the Traveling Crib with baby/infant items. It will be leaving soon!
The Saints are in Residence!
Very special occasion on September 16th when Father Jon Buffington (with Bree) visited with Father Steve and formally turned over relics of saints he has treasured all these years. Father Jon was looking for a good home for them, and he found St. Therese. Please pray with gratitude for this immeasurable blessing! We are currently cataloguing each one, preparing the individual cases that will hold each one, and have set up a system to ensure that the relics will remain accounted for for all the years to come. Within the challenges brought by the pandemic, there are many signs of hope and holiness, and the coming of the saints to our church is definitely one of them!
Please join us in a special commemoration of the Feast of our Patron Saint, Saint Therese of the Child Jesus on October 1, 2021 with the following schedule:
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Veneration of Relics
5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sung Litany
5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Holy Mass
6:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Light Supper
Last Sunday, 9/12, was the Knights of Columbus' Annual Golf Tournament held at Glendoveer. More pictures to follow, but take a look at the short video below. It was lots of golf carts!
Above photo shows Maureen, one of the very first music ministers who responded to our call for help during the start of the pandemic. She will be returning to her home parish Holy Cross to help with their music. Knight Bob Cornell is in the picture with Maureen. Photo on the left was taken after the Saturday Vigil Mass, and showing cantor Kelley and Mother Mary Margaret (right) as accompanist. It was Mother Mary Margaret's first "engagement" at St. Therese! With Kelley and Mother Mary Margaret are Sisters Dorothy and Rose.
The Traveling Crib is Back!
Let's finally meet the angel behind the Traveling Crib! She is Shawn Cass from Catholic Charities who has been quietly bringing the Traveling Crib to our Parish for six years. Thank you, Shawn, for all that you do for vulnerable mothers and their babies!
Our Parish in Pictures!
See you in Mass this weekend!
Sometimes, we find ourselves asking, what is my life about? Do I mean anything? Why am I not fulfilled? We do our best to look for answers, to look, explore and research carefully. But when our efforts still lead us to unanswered questions, maybe it is reasonable to include "faith" our search options. Help yourself or someone you know get connected with the Master Builder! Our Come-and-See is ongoing, so feel free to call 503-256-5850, email or visit the Parish Office. See at least if it is for you, or not. Either way, making that first step will help point you toward the rest of the way. Let us help!
Looking Back Through the Fifteen Months of COVID Restrictions
Just a short video looking back through the fifteen months of COVID restrictions. Most of the new photos were taken from the lunch gathering that ministers and volunteers shared on Sunday, July 18th, after the 10:00 a.m. Mass. You can tell - those pictures without the face coverings! It was a simple meal of pizza and wraps (someone forgot to bring out the dessert - cheesecake and pies!) just to spend some time to breathe and check in with each other after fifteen months of being on "alert" mode - tirelessly sanitizing and taking care of details to make sure the church remained safe and protected from the virus.
Let's commit to pray "Anima Christi" for strength for our loved ones, our parish, our Archdiocese and for ourselves. Let us pray that through this prayer many will be led to a conversion and a commitment to believe that Jesus is the way.
Eeey, we had a good weekend for picture-taking - most of them did not complain (about their pictures being taken) and actually smiled!! Most of the new pictures were taken during the simple lunch that our Mass ministers and volunteers shared after the Sunday Mass - the first time where most of us were able to gather without safety restrictions and just catch up with other important stuff. I think it was the first time we had to talk about anything except bleach on our clothes and sanitizing! Thank you all!