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Acts of the Apostles
ACTS OF THE APOSTLES BY FR. ED BROOM, OMV
FR. ED BROOM, OMV, gave a talk at St. Therese every Thursday in May to deliver his four talks on the Acts of the Apostles (May 5, 12, 19, and 26). Click on the dates below to listen to these talks (may need to fast forward through the Mass until you see Fr. Broom at the podium):
Below are the links to the ten taped sessions of the St. Ignatius Spiritual Exercises--presented by Fr. Ed Broom from February 10, 2022, through April 13, 2022. Click on each video to watch. After watching it, click on the handout that goes with that week's video. Of course, now that these talks have been recorded, you may view them on any date you wish.
The Rosary is prayed Monday through Saturday after our 8:00 a.m. Mass. We use the Brigittine Carmelite Rosary instead of the regular Dominican Rosary. This Rosary came to the Discalced Carmelite Order through the travels of St. Teresa of Avila. While she was visiting a Brigittine Monastery in Spain (the Brigittine Nuns were founded by St. Bridget of Sweden) and there she learned to say their six-decade Rosary. It was later adopted as the Rosary of the Discalced Carmelite Order, with an added medal of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Each Mystery in the Brigittine Rosary has an extra decade for an additional mystery. It has a total of twenty-four decades instead of the usual twenty.
The additional decades in each Mystery, all related to Mary, are inserted chronologically and are as follows:
Joyful: The Immaculate Conception of Mary (prayed immediately before the Annunciation);
Luminous: The Obedience of Jesus to Mary and Joseph (prayed first, before the Baptism of the Lord);
Sorrowful: The Pieta (when the Body of the Lord was placed in the arms of His Sorrowful Mother (prayed last—immediately after the Crucifixion); and
Glorious: The Patronage of Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel (prayed immediately after the Coronation). The other mysteries remain the same as in the Dominican Rosary.
If you would like to obtain a Brigittine Rosary and a pamphlet showing the extra mysteries, you may pick one up at the Religious Goods counter in the back of the church for a free-will offering. You may also download the pamphlet by clicking here X.
FIRST FRIDAY MASS
The next First Friday Mass will be Friday, March 4, and will take place immediately after the Stations of the Cross, which begin at 7:00 p.m. Benediction will follow the Mass.
FORMED: The Catholic Faith on Demand
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. Simply enter your name, your email address, and your zip code--and get started enjoying all they have to offer!
ST. THERESE CARMELITE SCHOOL
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Please go to the School's website or contact the office [(626) 289-3364 or admin@sttheresecarmeliteschool]for more info!
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY
Saint Therese Carmelite School (School), mindful of its mission to be a witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students regardless of race, color, national origin, and/or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, medical condition, sex, or national and/or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies and practices, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs, although certain athletic leagues and other programs may limit participation and some archdiocesan schools operate as single-sex schools. While the School does not discriminate against students with special needs, a full range of services may not always be available to them. Decisions concerning the admission and continued enrollment of a student in the School are based upon the student's emotional, academic, and physical abilities and the resources available to the School in meeting the student's needs.
TAKING A SPIRITUAL INVENTORY
Below are the links to two inventories, one from the Third Order Dominicans and the other from a community in North Dakota (Answer Sheet and Answer Key are also linked).
Each inventory will encourage you and motivate you to keep saying, "Come, Holy Spirit" and to surrender more deeply to His adventure for you--in both contemplative AND charismatic ways--and will enrich your "helping-others-to-grow-closer-to-Jesus" gifts.
We will be talking about these when we meet on Mondays, Thursdays, and/or Saturdays.