W E L C O M E


Pastor: Fr. Philip Sullivan, OCD 

 ST. THERESE CHURCH

1100 East Alhambra Road

Alhambra, California  91801

(626) 282-2744

Ministered by the Discalced Carmelite Friars of the California-Arizona Province

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel by Christina Yang

 NAVIGATING OUR WEBSITE: 

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 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/SACRAMENTS  is 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: 

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, Fatima Devotion, St. Joseph Prayer Group, First Friday Mass & All-Night Prayer Vigil, Intercessors for Priests prayer group, and the Order of Secular Carmelites);

Youth Ministry;

Respect Life Ministry (Articles written by Catherine Contreras (Respect Life Coordinator); Foot Soldiers for Life; 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 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). 

PICTORIAL DIRECTORY!

 COPIES AVAILABLE!

Hurray!  The directories are here!  Your patience has been appreciated! If the directory company took your photo, you will receive one for free.  Also, if you submitted a photo for the family section AND pre-paid the original fee, you will receive one for free.  You may pick yours up at the office during our office hours.

For anyone else who would like to purchase a copy, they are $20 each (if you submitted a photo but did not pre-pay, you will now need to pay $20.  The reason is that when we first asked for the $7 prepayment fee, it was not expected that the books would be 110 pages.  However, since they are, our price has increased significantly). If you would like to order one, please go to the website link, NEWS/EVENTS > WHAT'S HAPPENING.  Under the article PARISH DIRECTORIES, there is an order form.  Just fill it out and submit it with $20 cash or a check for each copy you would like.  You will be notified when it arrives.  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.

NEW SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

We would like to welcome our new school principal, Mrs. Alma Cornejo, who will begin working at St. Therese Carmelite School this Fall for the 2015-2016 school year. If you would like to welcome her or ask her any questions, please feel free to email her: stsprincipalcornejo@gmail.com.  

Mrs. Cornejo has a broad academic background, with over twenty years of teaching experience in both public and private Catholic schools, as well as in home-schooling.  In the last fourteen years she has taught Algebra I, Algebra II, Latin, Apologetics, and Religion at a private Catholic school. She also served on the administration of that school for eight years, overseeing student discipline and campus safety and helping to supervise and mentor a staff of thirty.  She authored both their Parent and the Student handbooks. Under Mrs. Cornejo’s leadership as head of the WASC committee in 2008, the school received an unprecedented six-year term from both WCEA and WASC for its initial accreditation. In 2014, she again steered the committee, resulting in another six-year term of accreditation.  She is bilingual and has taught English as a Second Language and Mathematics in LAUSD. 

She holds an A.A. in Mathematics, a B.S. in Human Development and an M.A. in Psychology, with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy. She also holds a PPS credential and an M.A. in School Counseling.  She has worked as a marriage and family therapist with Stillpoint Resources for five years.  Mrs. Cornejo grew up in the San Fernando Valley, the oldest of five children. She is a devoted wife and the mother of five children, ages eleven to thirty.  With her abundant experience and  her passion for excellence in Catholic education, Mrs. Cornejo is a valuable addition to St. Therese School. 


 

 

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.

CATHOLICISM 101  

 

"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. Dates are as follows: June 23, July 7 and 21, and August 4 and 18. 

 

NEW 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 the new iron fence around the parking lot.  Thank you to those who responded to date to our request and made donations. 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.