Liturgical Schedule & Calendar
for the Week of December 15, 2019

Sunday, Dec. 15 - Gaudete Sunday (St. Paul of Latros, C)

8:45 am Confessions

9:00 am Holy Rosary

9:30 am Low Mass (Private RIP by Gloria Kovall)

Monday, Dec. 16 - Advent Ferial Day (St. Eusebius, BM)

7:30 am Low Mass (Private RIP by Gloria Kovall)

Tuesday, Dec. 17 - Advent Ferial Day (St. Lazarus, BC)

7:30 am Low Mass (RIP Beatrice, Alvin, Bob, and Turek by Gloria Kovall)

Wednesday, Dec. 18 - Ember Wednesday

7:30 am Low Mass (Spiritual needs of Jaedyn Strain by Cornel Strain)

Thursday, Dec. 19 - Advent Ferial Day (St. Timothy, M)

7:30 am Low Mass (Spiritual needs of Jaedyn Strain by Cornel Strain)

Friday, Dec. 20 - Ember Friday (St. Dominic of Silos, Ab)


7:30 am Low Mass (Spiritual needs of Jaedyn Strain by Cornel Strain)

Saturday, Dec. 21 - St. Thomas, Ap (Ember Saturday)


8:30 am Low Mass (Our children, grandchildren, and godchildren by Cornel Strain)

Sunday, Dec. 22 - Fourth Sunday of Advent (St. Flavian, M)

8:45 am Confessions

9:00 am Holy Rosary

9:30 am Low Mass (Poor souls in purgatory)


Dec. 15 is the Third Sunday of Advent, also called Gaudete Sunday, from the first words of the Introit at Mass. Today priests are permitted to wear rose vestments, and we light the rose candle on the Advent wreath. More than half of the Advent season is already past. How are your spiritual Christmas preparations going? Don’t forget: There are Ember Days this week.

After Mass Dec. 15 the students of St. Therese’s Academy will be hosting a Christmas play, to which all are invited. The location is Camp Kern at 5291 State Route 350 in Oregonia (ZIP 45054), which is about 15 minutes from church. This will be a potluck, so please bring a dish. See you there!

After Mass next Sunday, Dec. 22, we will be putting up our Christmas decorations. Please stick around for an hour or two to help. The more we are, the faster it will go for everyone. Thank you!

Can you help? We are looking for a new permanent place to stay for Fr. Le. His current housing arrangement was meant for temporary use only and is ending. Does anyone have a room for Father or know of an affordable alternative? Also: We are looking to save money by ending our storage rental. Does anyone have extra space for storing some large church items?

We will have two Masses this year for Christmas Day (Dec. 25): A High Mass at midnight, and a Low Mass at 8:00 am.

Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI, is organizing a 13-day pilgrimage to Italy, Switzerland, and Germany for July 30 - August 11, 2020. There is a flyer in the vestibule with detailed information. Stops include Vatican City, Rome, Cascia, Padova, Oberammergau, and more. The brochure for this tour can also be accessed here.


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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