Pastor: Fr. Philip Sullivan, OCD 


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


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). 



This year's event, on DECEMBER 4, 5, AND 6, will be a combination of our Fall Festival AND our Holiday Boutique--creating a fantastic and unique Winter Wonderland.  It will still include our regular game, food and drink booths, and inflatable jumpers, etc, BUT now it will also have a Christmas theme, including Christmas music, visits from St. Nicholas at his workshop, a Christmas train, and TWO Boutiques! The dates and times are: 

TIMES: The hours will be: Friday, December 4, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, December 5, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Sunday, December 6, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Note: Sunday’s events are limited.)

Please go to the main link, FESTIVAL, near the top of the website, to get ALL the details.

 How Can You Help?

  • BE A SPONSOR:  If you or your company or group would like to be recognized at the festival, sponsorships are available.
  • DONATE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS: Please donate any Christmas ornaments, artificial trees, lights, etc., so that we can decorate the grounds around the Festival.  Just bring your donations to the office during open hours.
  • DONATE CHRISTMAS DRESSES FOR LITTLE GIRLS:  Donate your little girls’ Christmas dresses that they can no longer wear.  We will then resell these at the Little Flower Boutique.

Contact Person

For any questions or to be a sponsor, donate supplies, help run or work in a booth, or participate in any way, please contact Rhonda Storey at 284-0020 (2). 



For Adults in Their 20's & 30's (Single & Couples) 

St. Therese Parish has brought back The AVILA GROUP, whose mission is to strengthen faith through friendship. Events include:  1) FORMATION TALK GATHERINGS held on the first Saturday of every month at 6:00 p.m., in the Guadalupe Courtyard of the Parish Offices.  These gatherings include prayer, a guest speaker, discussion, and a potluck;  and 2) WEEKEND SOCIAL EVENTS at which members 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.  Look for us on Face book by searching "The Avila Group".

For questions, contact Paula Grimm at  pgrimm.dir@gmail.com.



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.



And Benefit Our School!

Support St. Therese School while you do your Christmas 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! 


Happy Thanksgiving!

We will have only one Mass on Thanksgiving Day (no 6:00 or 8:00 a.m. Masses).  Join us at 10:00 a.m. that morning to give thanks to God for all his gifts and blessings!  You may bring the bread you will serve at your dinner for a special blessing.   



Deacon Bro. Charles Nawodylo, 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 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.