Ministered by the Discalced Carmelite Friars of the California-Arizona Province
NAVIGATING OUR WEBSITE:
Under CONTACTcan 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 REGISTRATION is information about registering at St.Therese Parish (including a form).
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
MASS AND CONFESSION TIMES has its own link at the top of the page. Under that there is a subheading for information about for Low-Gluten Communicants.
Under the heading LATIN RITE MASS/SACRAMENTSis information about our weekly Latin Mass on Sundays, as well as forms to register for Latin Rite Baptisms, First Communions, and Weddings.
MASS CELEBRANTS shows which priests are celebrating the various Masses, etc.
Under the heading of SACRAMENTS you 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 the heading NEWS / EVENTS, click on WHAT'S HAPPENING for all our upcoming events, news, and announcements.
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 CATECHESIS Q & A, can be found various articles written or compiled by our staff about the Catholic Faith and Liturgy
Under the heading MINISTRIES can be found the following subjects:
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 Devotion, St. Joseph Prayer Group, First Friday Mass & All-Night Prayer Vigil, Intercessors for Priests prayer group, and the Order of Secular Carmelites);
Respect Life Ministry(Articles written by Catherine Contreras (Respect Life Coordinator); Foot Soldiers for Life; Guadalupe Pregnancy Services [GPS]; and Natural Family Planning [NFP]
Under the heading GROUPS can be found: Catholic Tradition Talks, Couples for Christ, Knights of Columbus, Legion of Mary (Patricians) Queen of Carmel Catholic Discussion Group, Retrouvaille (for hurting marriages), and Video Night Presents.
Under OUR SCHOOL you can find information about our school, including an article about the principal.
COUNCILS: (Parish Council, Finance Council, Liturgy Committee, Festival Committee);
Under PHOTOS you can find several albums containing pictures of parishioners and parish events, etc.
PRAYERS: Basic Catholic Prayers, Rosary Prayers, Novena Prayers, Prayers Composed by Saints, and Divine Mercy Prayers
CARMELITE SAINTS: 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).
THE AVILA GROUP
For Adults in Their 20's & 30's (Single & Couples)
St. Therese Parish is resurrecting The AVILA GROUP, whose mission is to strengthen faith through friendship. Events will include: 1) FORMATION TALKS held on the first Saturday of every month at 6:00 p.m., in the Guadalupe Courtyard of the Parish Offices, beginning September 5th. Gatherings will include prayer, a guest speaker, discussion, and a potluck; and 2) WEEKEND SOCIAL EVENTS at which members will host informal events, such as: movie nights, pub nights, wine tastings, sports at the park, concerts, shows, dances, reading groups (such as Theology on Tap), parish volunteer work (such as mentoring youth and visiting elderly), etc.
If the directory company took your photo, you are entitled to a free directory. If you haven't yet picked it up yet, it is waiting for you at the office (pick up during our office hours).
For anyone else who would like to purchase a copy, they are $20 each.NOTE: Being in one of the group photos does not automatically get you a free copy, but--as stated above--you may purchase a copy for the $20 fee.
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.
"UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS OF MARRIAGE"
Everyone—singles, couples, those discerning marriage—who would like to know more about what the Church teaches about marriage and the family is invited to attend these sessions. We will present the Symbolon series, “BELOVED: FINDING HAPPINESS IN MARRIAGE,” which explores the meaning of marriage and how to live it out together. In these sessions, you will discover the deepest spiritual, emotional, and practical realities of marriage through Scripture, Tradition, and Church teaching.
BABYSITTING is available if you RSVP to (626) 284-0020, ext. 225. Classes meet on Tuesday evenings in the Avila Conference Room of the Parish Offices from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The next dates are as follows: Fridays, September 11 and 25.
CARMELITE VOCATION VIDEO!
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.
NEW FENCE PROJECT
We are currently finishing installing and painting the new iron fence around the parking lot. Thank you to those who responded with a donation. You may still send in a contribution--just put FENCE PROJECT in the memo section of your check. God bless you, Fr. Philip Sullivan, O.C.D., Pastor.LUNTEER APPRON CELEBRATION PHOTOS!
FLORAL DEDICATIONS - 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 are $40 and up each (actual cost of the flowers). In order to schedule a memorial or a dedication, please contact Giovanna Setiady at (626) 281-9049.