GENERAL PARISH INFORMATION
"May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be." --St. Therese of Lisieux
For detailed information about St. Therese Church, please click on any of the titles to the left:
- The Discalced Carmelite Friars
- History of St. Therese Church
- Mission & Vision Statements
- Architect of St.Therese Church
First, we'd like to share some basic facts about St. Therese Parish:
Year Established: 1924
Patroness: St. Thérèse of Lisieux (Born in Alenςon, France in 1873; died in Lisieux, France in 1897 at age 24)
Location of St. Therese Church: In a residential neighborhood at 1100 East Alhambra Road, at the corner of Alhambra Road and El Molino Street, in the City of Alhambra--near the borders of San Gabriel and San Marino, California. We are also approximately three-fourths of a mile from the Cloistered Discalced Carmelite Nuns, and two blocks from both the Missionaries of Charity Contemplative Nuns, and the Sacred Heart Retreat House, which is owned and run by the Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart. The Parish Offices are located at 510 North El Molino Street, just down the street from the church.
Year the current church was Built: 1950
Staffed by: The Discalced Carmelite Friars of the California-Arizona Province
Number of Registered Households: Approximately 1,600
Number of School Students Registered in St. Therese School: Approximately 126
Buildings in addition to the church that are part of the church campus: Parish Offices at 510 N. Molino St. (two-story building connected to the church); Parish Center at 1106 East Alhambra Road (two-story white building east (to the left) of the church); Parish/School Auditorium (large one-story building in the southeast corner of the parking lot near the green picnic tables); and St. Therese Monastery of the Discalced Carmelite Friars (formerly "the Convent") at 520 North Vega (one block east of El Molino Street).