Liturgical Schedule & Calendar
for the Week of May 24, 2020

Sunday, May 24 - Sunday after the Ascension (Mary Help of Christians)
 7:30 am Confessions (until 7:50)
  8:00 am Low Mass (The Straight Family [all of our family] by Jonathan and Amanda)
  9:20 am Confessions (until 9:50)

10:00 am Low Mass (Pro Populo)

Monday, May 25 - St. Gregory VII, PC
(St. Urban I, PM; St. Madeleine Barat, V)

9:00 am Low Mass (Joey Williamitis by Williamitis Family)

Tuesday, May 26 - St. Philip Neri, C

8:30 am Low Mass (Mike Williamitis by Williamitis Family)

Wednesday, May 27 - St. Bede the Venerable, CD

8:30 am Low Mass (Brandon Michael Hughes by Laura Hughes)

Thursday, May 28 - St. Augustine of Canterbury, BC

8:30 am Low Mass (RIP John Hughes by Laura Hughes)

Friday, May 29 - St. Mary Magdalen dei Pazzi, V

8:30 am Low Mass (Rose and Kenneth Larkey by Anna Bohman)

Saturday, May 30 - Vigil of Pentecost


8:30 am Low Mass (RIP Jesse Sellers Sr. by Jackie Sellers)

Sunday, May 31 - Pentecost Sunday (St. Petronilla, V)
7:30 am Confessions (until 7:50)
  8:00 am Low Mass (Arlin and Dana Wertish families and godchildren)
  9:20 am Confessions (until 9:50)

10:00 am High Mass with Benediction (Pro Populo)


Novena to the Holy Ghost for Pentecost (May 22-30). You can download a prayer sheet here.

This Saturday is the Vigil of Pentecost and a day of fast and partial abstinence. The fast obliges between the ages of 21 and 59, and the partial abstinence from the age of 7. Ember Days will be coming up next week.

The Feast of the Queenship of Mary, found in the calendar on May 31, is being moved to June 8 this year on account of the Pentecost Octave.

“Holy Mass is, according to the teaching of Holy Church, the same Sacrifice as that which Our Savior offered on the Cross, differing only in the manner of offering. ‘The same Sacrifice!’ Who can fully grasp the purport of these words? Yet they are true, nevertheless, for in Holy Mass we have the same Priest and the same Victim as in the Sacrifice of Calvary. On the Cross Jesus Christ offered Himself by shedding His Blood and meriting for us; on our altars He sacrifices Himself though the ministry of the priest, without shedding His Blood, and applies to us the fruits of His Passion and Death. The Sacrifice of the Mass does not increase the merits of the Sacrifice of the Cross; it merely applies them to souls.” —Treasures of the Catholic Mass

Although many are at home during this difficult time, our parish continues to incur expenses. We will gratefully accept your continued support, which can be mailed to our address (500 W. Mulberry St., Lebanon OH 45036) or made via PayPal to Thank you!



On May 19, Gov. Mike DeWine has lifted the stay-at-home order of the Department of Health that had previously been in place. SEE HERE.

Our pastor, Fr. Le, has issued the following guidelines:

  • Those who are sick should not attend Mass, especially children, who can easily spread illnesses to the elderly in the parish.
  • Those who are 65 years or older, or those with compromised immune systems, are not obligated to attend Mass. It may be prudent for them to stay home for the time being.
  • Those who are dispensed from the obligation of attending Mass ought to remember that the obligation to keep Sunday holy remains. This obligation is from Divine Law, so they must offer special worship to God in their homes on Sundays, refrain from servile work, and sanctify the day by appropriate observance.
  • Everyone should take care not to leave tissues in the pews.

For Emergencies, contact Fr. Le at ‬(209) 499-2349


For people who are unable to attend Mass:

Mary Immaculate Queen Church in Rathdrum, Idaho, is live-streaming Holy Mass every day, at this link:

The schedule of live Mass broadcasts is found at the link. If you missed a Mass, you can watch a recording of it. 


Modesty Resources

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 online here and can be downloaded as a PDF 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

  • Sundays: every Sunday at 9:30 am
  • Holydays of Obligation: check bulletin
  • Weekday Masses: check bulletin

Holy Mass at St. Therese parish is offered every Sunday and Holyday, as well as on weekdays. Sunday Masses are always at 9:30 am; times for Masses on weekdays and on Holydays of Obligation vary. Confessions are usually 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 typically heard 30-45 minutes before Sunday and Holyday Masses and 15-30 minutes before weekday Masses.

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” headed by Dennis Schnurr.

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 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:

Parish Registration

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.

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