Feb. 14, 2016 - First Sunday of Lent

Mass Schedule
for the Week of February 14, 2016

Sunday, Feb. 14 - First Sunday of Lent (St. Valentine, PrM)
5:15 pm Confessions

5:30 pm Stations of the Cross

6:00 pm Low Mass with Imposition of Ashes (Pro Populo)

Monday, Feb. 15 - Ferial Day (Ss. Faustinus & Jovita, Mm)
6:30 pm Low Mass (RIP Emily Radecki by N. White)

7:00 pm Holy Hour of Reparation

Tuesday, Feb. 16 - Ferial Day (St. Onesimus, BM)

9:00 am Low Mass (RIP Emily Radecki by N. White)

Wednesday, Feb. 17 - Ember Wednesday


No Mass at St. Therese

Thursday, Feb. 18 - Ferial Day (St. Simeon, BM; St. Bernadette, V)
No Mass at St. Therese

Friday, Feb. 19 - Ember Friday (St. Gabinus, M)

No Mass at St. Therese

Saturday, Feb. 20 - Ember Saturday (St. Eucherius, B)


9:00 am Pontifical Low Mass with Confirmations (Bp. Pivarunas’ Intention)

Sunday, Feb. 21 - Second Sunday of Lent (St. Severian, BC)
8:15 am Confessions

8:30 am Stations of the Cross

9:00 am Low Mass (Our Intentions by B. Norell)


For all who could not receive blessed ashes on Ash Wednesday, Fr. Trough will distribute them immediately following the evening Mass on Feb. 14, the First Sunday of Lent.

The Lenten Ember Days are observed this week. In contrast to the other days of Lent, the partial/complete abstinence on Ember Days also binds children from the age of 7.

Throughout Lent, we will be praying the Stations of the Cross half an hour before Mass, in lieu of the Rosary. Please join us.

His Excellency, Bp. Mark Pivarunas, CMRI, will be visiting our parish on Saturday, Feb. 20, to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation during a Low Mass at 9:00 am. If you have not yet been validly confirmed or are not sure if you have been, please contact Fr. Trough as soon as possible either in person or by calling him at (616) 970-1188.

Rules for the Lenten Fast

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 10) and ends on Holy Saturday inclusive (March 26). Throughout Lent, the Church requires adults between the ages of 21 and 59 to keep the Lenten fast, as follows:

  • Only one full meal may be taken per day
  • Two other light meatless meals may be taken, but which together do not constitute the quantity of a full meal
  • On Fridays no meat may be taken at all
  • Eating between meals is forbidden. Liquids, including milk and fruit juices, are allowed.
  • Alcoholic drinks are permitted. Malted milk and milk shakes are forbidden. Ordinary chocolate milk, however, is permitted. The use of egg and milk foods is permitted on all days of both fast and abstinence.
  • On Ash Wednesday, Holy Saturday, and the Ember Days of Lent (Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday of the First Week of Lent), all, from seven years of age on up, are bound to the abstinence (partial or full, depending on the day)
  • There is no fasting on Sundays
  • Exceptions apply for those unable to fast for a legitimate reason (illness, pregnancy, work, etc.) — please see Father for details
  • The fast ends when Lent ends, at midnight between Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday

Observer this Lent as if it were your first Lent, your last Lent, your only Lent.

General Mass Schedule

  • 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month: MORNING MASS (9:00 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 9:00 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 approx. 45 minutes before Sunday Masses and immediately before weekday Masses.

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 about 45 minutes before Mass on Sundays and holydays, and 20 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”.

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 authentic 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: ThucBishops.com.


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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