Ministered by the Discalced Carmelite Friars of the California-Arizona Province
NAVIGATING OUR WEBSITE:
The regular Mass and Confession Schedules can be found under the heading of SACRAMENTS (you can also find subheadings to show which priests will be celebrating the Masses, what the special Mass intention will be for each Mass, and for information about the Latin Mass).
Under this same heading (SACRAMENTS) can also be found information on Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation.
Specific Contact numbers for the priests, the staff, and the volunteer coordinators of our ministries and groups can be found under the heading CONTACT.
If you are unsure about where to find the topic for which you are looking, click SEARCH and then enter a keyword. All the locations where that subject is included will appear.
Under the heading NEWS can be found upcoming events happening in the parish.
Under INFO can be found the following topics: History of St. Therese Parish * Mission / Vision Statements * Discalced Carmelite Friars * Life of St. Therese of Lisieux * The Year of Faith (2012-2013) * and Photos
Under the heading MINISTRIES can be found the following subjects:
Religious Education (for Adults and Children) and Youth Ministry;
Prayer & Devotion Ministries (Perpetual Adoration, Exposition & Benediction, Rosary Prayer Group (including information on how to say the Rosary, as well as meditations and pictures for each mystery), Legion of Mary, Fatima Pilgrimage Mass, St. Joseph Devotion and St. Joseph Mass, First Friday All-Night Prayer Vigil, Warrior Intercessors for Priests prayer group, and Order of Secular Carmelites);
Liturgical Ministries (Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Ushers, Sacristans, Altar Servers, Music Ministry, Respect Life Ministries, Retreat Ministries);
Respect Life Ministry (Guadalupe Pregnancy Services [GPS]; Natural Family Planning [NFP]; Foot Soldiers for Life; and
Under the heading GROUPS can be found: Catholic Tradition Talks, Couples for Christ, Gardening Group, Guadalupanas, King's Men, Knights of Columbus, Legion of Mary (Patricians) Queen of Carmel Catholic Discussion Group, Retrouvaille (for hurting marriages), Video Night Presents..., and Scouts
Other headings are:
Councils (Parish Council, Finance Council, Liturgy Committee, Festival Committee);
Donations (Weekly Contributions, Together in Mission, Second Collections, and Archdiocesan Collections);
Miscellaneous(Room Reservation, Personal Ads, Outside the Parish Events);
Bulletins, at which you can download PDF versions of the Sunday bulletin from January 2011 to the present; and
Calendar, at which you can select the month you are interested in and check on upcoming events.
...VOLUNTEERS ARE WORLD-CLASS!"
If you volunteer in any way at St. Therese Parish, then you are invited to the Ninth Annual Volunteer Appreciation Celebration, held in the Parish Auditorium on Saturday, June 29, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Our theme is "St. Therese Volunteers are World-Class!"You are invited to come dressed in attire or colors that reflect your cultural heritage or your ancestral background--or in attire of any country or culture you wish. Be creative!
PHOTO BOOTH! Parishioner / Photographer Mel Stoutsenberger will again host a "Photo Booth"--taking free pictures of all our volunteers and guests with a world-themed backdrop and a variety of props to pose with. The pictures will then be available online where you may view them and, if desired, purchase them.
PRIZES! Each volunteer attending will be entered into a raffle to win one of nine country-themed baskets or a framed print of a painting of our patroness, St. Therese!
SHOW! After dinner, sit back and enjoy a show on the St. Therese stage!
R.S.V.P. soon by calling Denise at the Parish [(626) 282-2744, ext. 223]. During closed hours, enter Extension 336to leave your name, the ministry or group you volunteer with, and—if bringing one guest—your guest’s name
Sunday, June 23
St. Therese Religious Education and the Alhambra Knights of Columbus invite you to our Hall after the morning Masses (7:30, 9:00, 11:00 a.m.)on Sunday, June 23. Tickets are $5 each, with all proceeds going towards this year's Vacation Bible School (VBS).
Bring a friend with you and enjoy the company of your fellow parishioners while enjoying a delicious meal AND helping to support our children's religious education
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Come join the Alhambra Council of the Knights of Columbus as they celebrate the 90th Anniversary of their founding with a Dinner Dance on the evening of Saturday, July 20.
The event will start with the celebration of Holy Mass at St. Therese Church at 5:00 p.m. A reception will follow at 6:15 pm in the Parish Hall (no host bar). Dinner will then be served at 7:15 pm. Immediately after dinner will be the Annual Installation of Officers, and then ...dance the night away to the music of a live band!
Tickets are $20 per person. Call Deputy Grand Knight Michael Pulciano at (626) 641-0870 for more information and/or to get your tickets.
YEAR OF FAITH
10/11/12 - 11/24/13
Our former Pope, Pope Benedict XVI, declared the period from October 11, 2012, to November 24, 2013 to be a “Year of Faith” (October 11, 2012, was the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and the twentieth anniversary of the publishing of the Catechism of the Catholic Church).
For more information, please go to the INFO link at the top of the webpage and select THE YEAR OF FAITH.
"...I will send down a shower of roses from the heavens..." --St. Therese
If you are new to the parish or have been living here and just never registered, please come to the Parish office to become an official member. You will receive a Welcome Packet with valuable church information.
The office is located at 510 North El Molino Street,Alhambra 91801--just south of the church (there is a statue of St. Therese on the porch). Please come during our open hours and ring the doorbell for assistance.
If you are unable to come to the office during the below-listed times, click here to download a Registration Form. Then just print it, fill it out, and mail it to us at the above address--or save it to your computer, fill it out, and attach it to an email sent to the Parish Secretary, Denise McMaster-Holguin, at email@example.com. (We do not mail the Welcome Packet; however, you may make arrangements to pick one up.)
+ Note about the above oil painting of St. Therese (painted specifically for our offices by Parishioner Belita William): It is based on a photograph of St. Therese with her community, in which she is holding an hourglass. This was because, in the late 1800's, the cloistered convents used hourglasses to keep track of the time allowed for recreation. Therese was the "timekeeper" who made sure the community did not spend more time in recreation than was allotted for it.
Monday through Friday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm; 2:00 to 5:00 pm; and 6:00 to 8:00 pm—closed from 1:00 to 2:00 pm AND from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.
Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (only the receptionist will be on duty)
Sunday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (only the receptionist will be on duty
FRIARS' "AWAY" DATES
Please make note of the following dates that the Discalced Carmelite Friars of St. Therese will be out this Spring, Summer, and early Fall, as well as the dates Frs. Jan and Robert will be here to help supply for our Masses while the other Friars are out:
June 1 - 20, 2013: Fr. Jan Lundberg back to supply for Masses, etc.
June 13 - 18, 2013: Fr. David & Bro. Daniel in Tucson, Arizona
June 20 - 25, 2013: Fr. David in Portland, Oregon, for Secular Carmelite meetings
July 7 - 18, 2013: Both Fr. David and Fr. Philip away to conduct Novenas at different Cloistered Carmelite Nuns' Convents to prepare for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
July 4 - 19, 2013: Fr. Robert Barcelos will be here to supply for Masses, etc.
July 28 - August 6: Fr. Philip in Redlands for Provincial Council meetings
August 26 - 30, 2013: Fr. Philip away
September 2 - 17, 2013: Fr. Philip on Pilgrimage in Western Europe
September 28 - 31, 2013: Fr. Philip away
If you would like to honor or memorialize a loved one AND help to beautify the church at the same time, then take advantage of our Floral Dedication Program. You may choose the kind of flowers and the colors for not only memorial remembrances, but also for anniversaries, birthdays, engagements, weddings, baptisms, get-well wishes, etc.
For each dedication, a notice will be posted in the bulletin (on the Mass intentions page) under “Floral Dedication” and will include your loved one’s name and the occasion. A donation of $40 is requested for each dedication bouquet (this is the actual cost of the flowers). In order to schedule a memorial or a dedication, please contact Giovanna Setiady at (626) 281-9049.
To download the Floral Dedication form, please click here and then mail in or drop off the completed form, along with your payment.