Liturgical Schedule & Calendar
for the Week of December 9, 2018


Sunday, Dec. 9 - Second Sunday of Advent (St. Peter Fourier, C)
5:15 pm Confessions
5:30 pm Holy Rosary
6:00 pm Low Mass (The suffering souls in purgatory by Straight family)


Monday, Dec. 10 - Our Lady of Loreto (St. Melchiades, PM)
9:00 am Low Mass (Genevieve Arthur by M. Derksen)


Tuesday, Dec. 11 - Ferial Day (St. Damasus I, PC)
No Mass at St. Therese's


Wednesday, Dec. 12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe
No Mass at St. Therese's


Thursday, Dec. 13 - St. Lucy, VM
No Mass at St. Therese's


Friday, Dec. 14 - Ferial Day (St. Nicasius, BM)
No Mass at St. Therese's


Saturday, Dec. 15 - Ferial Day (St. Paul of Latros, C)
No Mass at St. Therese's


Sunday, Dec. 16 - Gaudete Sunday (St. Eusebius, BM)
  9:00 am Confessions

  9:30 am Holy Rosary

10:00 am Low Mass (Pro Populo), followed by decorating for Christmas


Announcements

Please pray for Bp. Mark Pivarunas, who is recovering from a heart attack and will need to curtail his usual workload for a while.

We congratulate Miss Ashlyn Sullivan, who received Holy Baptism and made her First Holy Communion last Sunday, Dec. 2. “Being confident of this very thing, that he, who hath begun a good work in you, will perfect it unto the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6).

Ordinations: Please pray for Rev. Mr. Tien Le, Rev. Mr. Stephen Sandquist, and Rev. Mr. Jeremy Saunders, who will be ordained to the Holy Priesthood on Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Omaha.

Please note that there will be no Mass Friday or Saturday of this week. The reason is that Fr. Trough has been invited to assist with the First Solemn High Mass of Fr. Jeremy Saunders at St. Joseph’s in Wayne, Michigan, on Saturday, Dec. 15.

Next Sunday we will begin decorating our church for Christmas. Many hands make for light work. Please stick around after Mass so we can get it done quickly. A light breakfast with coffee and juice will be provided.

We are in need of occasional help in cleaning the church. Volunteers take turns, so the more there are, the less frequently each one has to help out. Please see Amanda Straight for details.

Our next adult-level doctrine class will be held in January.

A beautiful Christmas prophecy: “God himself will come and will save you” (Isaias 35:4).

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We mourn the tragic and sudden loss of our parishioner Mary Scheeler, who has died one day after being struck by a vehicle while riding her bike on Sep. 27.

News Report with Video

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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

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We will always remember our dear fellow-parishioner, altar server, and friend Tommy Williamitis:

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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Did you know?
Our parish is on Facebook!

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General Mass Schedule

  • 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month: MORNING MASS (9:30 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 9:30 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

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: ThucBishops.com.


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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