Liturgical Schedule & Calendar
for the Week of July 14, 2019

Sunday, July 14 - Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (St. Bonaventure, BCD)
5:15 pm Confessions
5:30 pm Holy Rosary
6:00 pm Low Mass (Pro Populo)

Monday, July 15 - St. Henry, EmpC
9:00 am Low Mass (Private Intention)

Tuesday, July 16 - Our Lady of Mount Carmel
No Mass at St. Therese’s

Wednesday, July 17 - St. Alexius, C
No Mass at St. Therese’s

Thursday, July 18 - St. Camillus de Lellis, C
(Ss. Symphorosa & Seven Sons, Mm)

No Mass at St. Therese’s

Friday, July 19 - St. Vincent de Paul, C
6:00 pm Low Mass (RIP Clara Marie Ellei by C. & B. Bollinger)

Saturday, July 20 - St. Jerome Emiliani, C (St. Margaret, VM)
9:00 am Low Mass (RIP Clara Marie Ellei by C. & B. Bollinger)

Sunday, July 21 - Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (St. Praxedes, V)
  9:00 am Confessions

  9:30 am Holy Rosary

10:00 am Low Mass (Pro Populo)


As Fr. Trough announced from the pulpit a few weeks ago, big changes are coming to our parish this summer: A parochial school will be established for the education of our youth, with classes beginning this fall. It will be staffed by three Mater Dei Sisters, who will move to Lebanon permanently. The principal will be Sr. Mary Theresa, CMD. Further details will be provided in the coming weeks.

Br. Xavier Calibo will be visiting us in the coming days to help prepare our building for classroom use. In 2014, Br. Xavier headed the group of workers who converted our building from a Protestant church into a Catholic church. Please be sure to welcome him!

A parochial school is a godsend! Let us show ourselves worthy of such a great blessing by gratefully supporting it with all our hearts: “And unto whomsoever much is given, of him much shall be required: and to whom they have committed much, of him they will demand the more” (Lk 12:48).

Beginning Sunday, August 11, we will also have a new pastor, Fr. Carlos Borja from Omaha, Nebraska. Our Sunday Masses will then move to a permanent morning Mass schedule. We will miss Fr. Trough dearly! His last day with us will be Sunday, August 4. We will have a farewell party for him that day at Bob & Leslie Moeller’s residence in Lebanon, not far from the church. Details to follow.

The Father & Son Camp in Michigan (Aug. 15-18) has been CANCELED.

Modesty is the safeguard of purity, which is the “virtue that endears us to thy heavenly Bridegroom”, as we pray in our novena to St. Therese. There are great online resources to shop for modest clothing, incl. sportswear: 

Important Disclaimer: Some of these web sites also sell clothing that is not in accordance with the Catholic standard of modesty. Please exercise caution while browsing, and keep in mind it is the Catholic standard for modesty we must follow, not the secular one.

Free copies of Bp. Pivarunas’ Pastoral Letter on Modesty are available in the vestibule, which contains directives from the Church’s Magisterium. It is also available online here.


Our Faithful Departed in 2018...


Mary Viola Scheeler
(July 8, 2000 - Sep. 28, 2018)

“Almighty and everlasting God, lover of holy purity, who hast vouchsafed this day mercifully to call the soul of this child to the kingdom of heaven; vouchsafe also, O Lord, to deal mercifully with us, that through the merits of Thy most holy Passion and the intercession of the blessed Mary ever Virgin, and of all Thy saints, we may rejoice with all Thy saints and elect in the same kingdom for ever. Who lives and reignest, world without end. Amen.”

—Collect of the burial of those who have died in baptismal innocence


Thomas Charles Williamitis
(Aug. 23, 2001 - Feb. 13, 2018)

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.


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General Mass Schedule

  • 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month: MORNING MASS (10:00 am)
  • 2nd, 4th, & 5th Sunday of the month: EVENING MASS (6:00 pm)

Holy Mass at St. Therese parish is offered every Sunday and Holyday, as well as on some days during the week. For Sundays, we currently alternate a Morning Mass at 10:00 am with an Evening Mass at 6:00 pm (morning Mass on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month; evening Mass on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Sundays of the month). Times for weekday Masses vary. Please always check this web site beforehand to ensure you have the right time for the next Mass. Confessions are always heard before all Masses; please check confession schedule below.

Collection Schedule

Collections are taken up every Sunday and Holyday. Typically there is only one collection at each Mass. Of course, all contributions are strictly voluntary, but keep in mind the Fifth Precept of the Church: to contribute to the support of the Church. We cannot exist without your help. Please remember to make up for missed collections, as expenses remain the same. Thank you. God bless your generosity.


Confessions are always heard before all Masses, on Sundays and Holydays as scheduled, and 15-30 minutes before weekday Masses. Confessions are typically not heard after Mass, except as announced by Father.

Note to Newcomers

Welcome to St. Therese the Little Flower Roman Catholic Church. The clergy and parishioners of St. Therese adhere firmly to the unchangeable Catholic Faith as taught by all true Popes, from St. Peter to Pius XII. Because of our faithfulness to the Catholic Church of the ages, we reject the Modernist church of Vatican II with all its teachings, liturgical rites, and disciplines. We reject John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I, John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis as illegitimate usurpers of the papal office and believe that there is currently no Pope reigning in the Catholic Church (sede vacante). We are not affiliated with the Modernist “Archdiocese of Cincinnati”.

We kindly ask that all who come to our parish observe the basic traditional Catholic standards of dress for church attendance:

• Women and girls must cover their heads. (Chapel veils or mantillas are available for loan in the vestibule.)

• Women and girls must wear dresses or skirts that cover the knee completely when standing or sitting. Slacks, shorts, sleeveless, tight or low-cut clothing, and dresses or skirts with long slits are not permitted.

• Men and boys should wear suit coats and ties.

• Jeans and other casual attire are inappropriate for attendance at church.

Newcomers are always welcome: Please introduce yourself and feel free to ask questions. If you are interested in becoming a parishioner of St. Therese, please ask the usher for a registration form. God bless you.

About Our Clergy

The clergy serving St. Therese church are affiliated with the Congregatio Mariae Reginae Immaculatae (CMRI), or Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen, a Roman Catholic religious order consisting of Priests, Brothers, and Sisters dedicated to preserving the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Traditional Catholic Faith. It was founded in 1967 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and is headquartered in Spokane, Washington, as well as Omaha, Nebraska.

The CMRI is responsible for over 50 traditional Catholic churches and Mass centers both in the U.S. and abroad, a number of schools staffed by religious, several publications, and a comprehensive online Catholic store. Read more about how these traditional Catholic Priests, Brothers, and Sisters live and spread the Catholic Faith and the Fatima Message by accessing their web site here.

Please see also the Theological Position of the CMRI and information about the validity and lawfulness of the clergy ordained in the line of Bishop Pierre-Martin Ngo-Dinh-Thuc:


If you would like to become a parishioner of St. Therese's, please complete a registration form and put it in the collection basket. Copies are available in the vestibule (look for the yellow forms). We want to make sure you get email announcements and are able to vote on important issues affecting the parish.

+ Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam +

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