Liturgical Schedule & Calendar
for the Week of August 18, 2019

Sunday, Aug. 18 - Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
(St. Agapitus, M; St. Helena, Emp)

8:45 am Confessions

9:00 am Holy Rosary
9:30 am Low Mass (RIP John Fischer)

Monday, Aug. 19 - St. John Eudes, C

7:30 am Low Mass (RIP John Fischer)

Tuesday, Aug. 20 - St. Bernard of Clairvaux, AbCD

7:30 am Low Mass (RIP John Fischer)

Wednesday, Aug. 21 - St. Jane Frances de Chantal, W

7:30 am Low Mass (RIP John Fischer)

Thursday, Aug. 22 - Immaculate Heart of Mary
(Ss. Timothy & Comp., Mm)

7:30 am Low Mass (RIP John Fischer)

Friday, Aug. 23 - St. Philip Benizi, C

7:30 am Low Mass (RIP John Fischer)

Saturday, Aug. 24 - St. Bartholomew, Ap

8:30 am Low Mass (RIP John Fischer)

Sunday, Aug. 25 - Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (St. Louis IX, KC)

8:45 am Confessions

9:00 am Holy Rosary

9:30 am Low Mass (RIP John Fischer)


We are excited to welcome Sister Mary Theresa, Sister Mary Clare, and Sister Maria Goretti of the Congregatio Mater Dei (Congregation of the Mother of God) to our parish. The good sisters will be teaching our children at St. Therese’s Academy, beginning tomorrow, August 19, and assist our parish and school in other ways. Welcome, Sisters! May God bless you.

Our weekday Mass schedule will be as follows: On school days (that is, Monday-Friday during school season), Mass will be offered at 7:30 am. On Saturdays, Mass will begin at 8:30 am. These times may be adjusted in the future, but that’s the schedule for now.

Our side door has a keypad lock that can be opened with a 4-digit code. If you are a parishioner and have not yet received your code (each household has its own unique code), please see Mario Derksen. Please do not share your code with anyone outside of your household. To lock the door from the outside, simply press the “LockState” button. From the inside, just turn the knob. Our new front doors cannot be locked or unlocked from the outside, only from the inside. If you are trying to enter the church and the front doors are locked, please use the side entrance.

Fr. Le will be out on a previously scheduled trip from Aug. 26 to Sep. 6. Another priest will fill in for Fr. Le during that time, at least for Sunday Mass.

For about 5 years we had petitioned our patron, St. Therese of the Child Jesus, every Sunday for the grace of a resident priest to offer daily Mass for us. The Little Flower has now obtained for us this favor, so let us never cease to be grateful!

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

  • 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.

+ Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam +

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