Fr. Philip Sullivan, O.C.D. Pastor

 Ministered by the Discalced Carmelite Friars

Church Address:

1100 East Alhambra Road

Alhambra, California 

Office Address (for mail or appointments):

510 North El Molino Street

Alhambra, California 91801

(626) 282-2744



Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.; and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (CLOSED from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.)

Holidays: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed 

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel by Christina Yang


Under CONTACT can be found specific contact numbers for the priests, the staff, and the volunteer coordinators of our ministries and groups.  

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 ABOUT US can be found the following topics:  Parish Mission & Vision Statements  *  History of St. Therese Parish *  Architect of St. Therese * Discalced Carmelite Friars 

Under OUR PATRONESS,  topics include: * Life of St. Therese of Lisieux  *  (Road to Sainthood) * Lives of the Parents of St. Therese * (Upcoming Canonization)  and * Lives of the Sisters of St. Therese  

Under REGISTER is information about registering at St.Therese Parish (including a form). 

MASS AND CONFESSION TIMES has its own link at the top of the page.  Under that there is a subheading for information about Low-Gluten Communicants.   

MASS CELEBRANTS shows which priests are celebrating the various Masses, etc. 

Under the heading LATIN RITE MASS/SACRAMENTS  is information about our weekly Latin Mass on Sundays, as well as forms to register for Latin Rite Baptisms, First Communions, and Weddings.  

Under SACRAMENTSyou can find information for Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation for Youth, Confirmation for Adults, Weddings, and Anointing.of the Sick.

Under FUNERALS, you can find all the information you need about having a funeral here at St. Therese, including a selection of readings you may choose for the funeral Mass.

Under WEDDINGS, you can find all the information you need about having a wedding here, including links to pre-marital courses.

Under RELIGIOUS ED you can find subheadings for the following:  School of Religious Ed (children through 8th Grade); RCIA; Adult Confirmation, Youth Confirmation (High School), VIRTUS (Protecting God's Children), Adult Bible Study, and Vacation Bible School 

Under the heading NEWS / EVENTS, click on COMING UP for all our upcoming events, news, and announcements.

Under the heading MINISTRIES can be found the following subjects:  

Liturgical Ministries (Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Ushers, Sacristans, Music Ministry, Altar Servers) 

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, St. Joseph Prayer Group, First Friday Mass, Intercessors for Priests prayer group, the Order of Secular Carmelites; and the Divine Mercy Devotion); 

Respect Life Ministry (Articles written by Catherine Contreras (Respect Life Coordinator); Guadalupe Pregnancy Services [GPS]; and Natural Family Planning [NFP] 

Peace & Justice Ministries (Christian Service, Detention Ministry, Rosary Makers); 

Retreat Ministry (Men's Retreats, Women's Retreats),

Under COR JESU (X) is information about our Youth Ministry

Under VOX VITAE is information about Pro-Life Camps for Youth and Adults and other activities

Under the heading CATECHESIS Q & A, can be found various articles written or compiled by our staff about the Catholic Faith and Liturgy

Under the heading GROUPS can be found:  the Avila Young Adult Group, Catholic Tradition Talks, Couples for Christ, "Going Deeper" Catholic Faith Study, the Grief Ministry, Knights of Columbus, Retrouvaille (for hurting marriages), and Video Night Presents.

Under OUR SCHOOL you can find information about our school.

Under COUNCILS: (Parish Council, Finance Council, Liturgy Committee, Festival Committee);

Under ONLINE GIVING is information about how you can make automatic donations through your checking account or credit card

Under PHOTOS you can find several albums containing pictures of parishioners and parish events, etc.

Under PRAYERS:  Basic Catholic Prayers, Rosary Prayers, Novena Prayers, Prayers Composed by Saints, and Divine Mercy Prayers

Under CARMELITE SAINTS:  A list of all the Carmelite saints and the biographies of the more well-known Carmelite Saints

Other headings are:

BULLETINS: Download PDF versions of the Sunday bulletin from January 2011 to the present); 

SUBMIT NEWS: Click on this to submit an announcement for the website

CALENDAR: Select the month you are interested in and check on upcoming events). 

CONTACT: Find the phone numbers and emails for the Friars, the staff, and the volunteer heads of organizations.

SEARCH: If you're not sure where to find the subject you're interested in, use the search link to enter a key word and finds all the areas where that subject can be found.




Tuesday and Wednesday, April 16 and 17, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  


NO morning Masses on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, or Holy Saturday  

Holy Thursday (April 18) 

7:30 p.m.: Mass of the Lord’s Supper with Service of the Washing of the Feet, followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.  

You are also welcome to attend the 5:00 p.m. Mass at the Cloistered Carmelite Nuns' Chapel, 215 East Alhambra Road, Alhambra (No Washing of the Feet Service or Adoration).

Good Friday (April 19) 

12:00 p.m.: Reflections on the Seven Last Words 

1:00 p.m.: Way of the Cross 

† 2:00 p.m.: Sacred Liturgy 

† 3:00 p.m. Sacred Liturgy at Cloistered Convent 

† 7:30 p.m.: Sacred Liturgy (repeated) 

† Includes Veneration of the Cross and the distribution of Holy Communion.  

Holy Saturday (April 20) 

7:30 p.m.: Solemn Easter Vigil Mass  

Easter Sunday (April 21) 

Masses at 7:30, 9:00, 11:00 a.m.; Latin High Mass at 1:00 p.m. (Note: NO 5:00 P.M. MASS!) 


DIVINE MERCY MISSION with Fr. Robert Barcelos

April 25 - 28, 2019

You are invited to join us for this inspirational Parish Mission entitled, “Embracing Mercy’s Depths: Going Deeper into the Light of Divine Love.” Fr. Robert will also preside at our annual 3:00 p.m. Divine Mercy Sunday devotion on April 28. The full Mission schedule is as follows: 

Thursday, April 25:

  • 7:00 p.m.: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Holy Hour, Conference, and Benediction

Friday, April 26: 

  • 8:00 a.m. Mass, followed by a Conference
  • 7:00 p.m. Conference (repeated from 8:00 a.m.)

Saturday, April 27: 

  • 8:00 a.m. Mass, followed by a Conference
  • 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass with Conference (repeated)

Sunday, April 28 (Divine Mercy Sunday) 

  • 3:00 to 5:00 pm: Confessions
  • 3:00 to 4:50 pm: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and Conference by Fr. Robert
  • 4:50 pm: Benediction
  • 5:00 pm: Holy Mass

See the News/Events section for the long version of this article, which includes information about the history of the Divine Mercy devotion.


REGISTER for Cor Jesu by clicking HERE   

DISCIPLE NIGHTS ARE HELD ONCE A MONTH ON A FRIDAY EVENING, per time time schedule below.  Click on the main link (at the top of the page) COR JESU for more information

6:00 p.m.: Social

6:30 p.m.: Break into Discipleship Groups

8:15 p.m.: Holy Hour in the church

For details, go to the Cor Jesu link at the top of the page



St. Therese Church has purchased a subscription to the Catholic media website, FORMED.ORG, and is making it available to ALL our parishioners!  Discover all the best Catholic content in one place:  Entertaining movies, enlightening programs, inspiring talks, audio dramas, and a great selection of popular e-books--all just a link away!  To register, click on the image below.  Then, simply enter your name, your email address, a password, and your zip code--and get started enjoying all they have to offer!




Saint Therese Carmelite School  

Here is another video (click here X) about the school entitled, "Classical Never Goes Out of Style"! It was taken when Michael Voris visited our school on April 21, 2017, and features interviews of Fr. Philip Sullivan, Principal Alma Cornejo, and some of our students. Want to see more?  This video (click here X) is of some of our youngest students singing during a Mass in November 2017 (courtesy of Mr. Hernandez, school parent). 


Be sure to check out the NEWS / EVENTS section of this website (link is near the top of each page) for news and upcoming events.


For Upcoming Events ...

  (including Scott Hahn Tickets), click here X



WATCH OUR SCHOOL VIDEO, LITTLE THINGSby clicking on the photo below: 



Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come

Join us for Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come at the Parish Center beginning Wednesday, April 24, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and continuing every Wednesday for a total of 11 weeks. 

In this intriguing look at one of the most talked about books in Scripture, Jeff Cavins explores Revelation to demonstrate how the kingdom established by Christ in his Church is intimately connected with the kingdom of Heaven, especially through the celebration of the Mass. You will learn what all the mysterious figures and images of Revelation present, as well as what will happen during the Second Coming of Christ, what has already happened, and what is happening now in salvation history. For more information or to register for the study, contact Debbie Robles at 679-6370 or debrobles@me.com


 Enroll Today!  

Through Faith Direct you can make all of your contributions to St. Therese Church via automatic payment from your checking account or credit card--just as you may do now with your mortgage, household bills, and other monthly payments.  This is a great way to simplify your giving--as well as being very cost-effective and environmentally-friendly.  Of course, it's voluntary! 

The first step is to enroll in the program.  To do so, click on the picture logo above.  You will then be taken to the Faith Direct website.  During your enrollment, you may choose from weekly donations, monthly donations, school donations, special collection donations, or one-time gifts.  To watch an instructional video, go to the Online Giving link (next to the HOME page link at the top of the page).  Thank you for your donations to St. Therese!  May God bless you!   



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Support St. Therese School while you do your shopping on Amazon online. Just click on the orange Amazon "button" above, and you will be taken directly to the Amazon site.  Then every purchase you make will automatically cause a percentage of your total to go to St. Therese School.  It's a simple as "click and shop"! You can also earn the School double by purchasing Amazon scrip in the School Office!  



Bro. John Cannon, OCD

The Discalced Carmelite Friars have had a professionally-produced video made that promotes vocations to the Carmelite Order.  Check it out by clicking here X. 



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. Bouquets start at $90 for two (actual cost of the flowers). In order to schedule a memorial or a dedication, please contact Giovanna Setiady at (626) 281-9049.