Our Church's Sanctuary

Our sanctuary is blessed with this beautiful triptych. A triptych is a set of three associated works that are meant to be appreciated as one piece. The center crucifix is accompanied by an icon on either side. The icons were written by Fr. Jon Buffington. The triptych was blessed on August 18, 2019, with Bishop Peter Smith presiding.  

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The Writing of St. Therese Icons

The Writing of the St. Therese Church Icons

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Liturgy Committee

The word "Liturgy" originally meant a "public work" or a "service in the name of/on behalf of the people." In Christian tradition it means the participation of the People of God in "the work of God." Through the liturgy Christ, our redeemer and high priest, continues the work of our redemption, in, with, and through, his Church. In a liturgical celebration the Church is the servant in the image of her Lord, the one "leitourgos"; she shares in Christ's priesthood (worship), which is both prophetic (proclamation) and kingly (service of charity).  The liturgy then is rightly seen as an exercise of the priestly office of Jesus Christ. It involves the presentation of man's sanctification under the guise of signs perceptible by the senses and its accomplishment in ways appropriate to each of these signs. In it full public worship is performed by the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ, that is, by the Head and his members. From this it follows that every liturgical celebration, because it is an action of Christ the priest and of his Body which is the Church, is a sacred action surpassing all others. No other action of the Church can equal its efficacy by the same title and to the same degree." 

        Within this context the Liturgy Committee is tasked to ensure that Liturgy in our Parish reflects the love and reverence that the celebration of the Holy Eucharist rightfully deserves. 



Fr. Steve Geer

Pam LaFerte

Tom Burns

Sue Buhr

Lucy Muigai

Titay Schommer

Sue Anker

Virginia Durrin

Stella Armstrong

Our Sanctuary during Christmas 2019


We, the members of St. Therese Parish, united as a culturally and economically diverse Catholic community, live the message and teachings of Jesus Christ. We help each other to belong to the Kingdom of God by sharing our faith through liturgy, prayer, sacraments, fellowship, education, service and outreach.
We encourage members to be active in sharing their time and talents by responding compassionately to the needs of others.




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Icon Blessing, August 18, 2019