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When we are on our knees when we pray, our perspective changes

These months of 2021 have been particularly tough for most of us, if not all, and we have found ourselves most likely praying harder, imploring God harder, for help, for relief. If you have returned to Mass in person and have experienced the consolation of receiving Holy Communion  and worshipping as a congregation, please share this good effect on you with others. Please continue reaching out to those who have still stayed away, especially those who have become lukewarm. 

Please continue offering grateful prayers to God for the blessing our parish has received in the form of relics of saints finding a home in our parish. May these holy artifacts strengthen our faith and knowledge that although we are in the midst of a great battle for souls, we are joined by these holy saints, whose great power lie in their humility and obedience to God's will. We ask for their help to transform us as well!

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The relic at the sanctuary for veneration, October 1, 2021
The relic at the sanctuary for veneration, October 1, 2021

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Roger Galles, Joan Galles (lector), Barb Wilwers (sacristan) and William Keller (lector) in the Patr
Roger Galles, Joan Galles (lector), Barb Wilwers (sacristan) and William Keller (lector) in the Patr

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We filled the traveling crib! Thank you!
We filled the traveling crib! Thank you!

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The relic at the sanctuary for veneration, October 1, 2021
The relic at the sanctuary for veneration, October 1, 2021

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After seventy-one years of waiting (our Parish was founded in 1950), relics of our Patron Saint finally came not just to bless her parish on her Memorial Day, but to bless us with her continued presence in the years to come. If you were not able to join in veneration and Holy Mass in her honor on October 1, 2021, we will announce future opportunities to hold a similar program. Stay posted!

As we prepare to remember our loved ones who have passed away within the last year (from November 2, 2020 to recently), please email us at info@stthereseor.org if you would like their names to be included in our Remembrance Scroll or call 503-256-5850.  It is not necessary that they were Catholic or had their funeral Masses at Saint Therese.  

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. 

We are now accepting applications to our Confirmation Program, Adult Education Program and RCIA. Please call the Office and look for Stella 503-256-5850 ext. 204, or email at info@stthereseor.org

Thank you for reading this far! Remember to pray for each other - it's been tough these past months. If you can, offer practical help; if your are not able, offer prayers and spiritual solidarity with those who are hurting. In any way that we acknowledge, we strengthen ourselves as one body in Christ! Make this day count by being thankful, by being a little more cheerful and being kind not just to others, but also to ourselves.  We are precious in God's eyes!