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

Sunday, Sep. 15 - Seven Sorrows of Bl. Virgin Mary
(Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost)

8:45 am Confessions

9:00 am Holy Rosary

9:30 am Low Mass (Tanya Zarns by Zita Zarns)

Monday, Sep. 16 - Ss. Cornelius, P & Cyprian, B, Mm

7:30 am Low Mass (Conversion of Andrea)

Tuesday, Sep. 17 - Stigmata of St. Francis

7:30 am Low Mass (Finances)

Wednesday, Sep. 18 - St. Joseph of Cupertino, C (Ember Wednesday)


7:30 am Low Mass (Family reunification and marriage health)

Thursday, Sep. 19 - Ss. Januarius, B & Comp., Mm (O.L. of La Salette)

7:30 am Low Mass
(Conversion of children & their families to the Faith by Stephen Sanborn)

Friday, Sep. 20 - Ss. Eustace & Comp., Mm (Ember Friday)


7:30 am Low Mass (For Daniel J. Saracens by Joseph Saracens)

Saturday, Sep. 21 - St. Matthew, ApEv (Ember Saturday)


8:30 am Low Mass (Poor Souls in purgatory, children & godchildren by Eilerman family)

Sunday, ep. 22 - Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost (St. Thomas of Villanova, BC)
8:45 am Confessions

9:00 am Holy Rosary

9:30 am Low Mass (In honor of Holy Family & for the needs & intentions of Wayne Pivarunas family)


This week we observe the fall season Ember Days, meaning Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday are days of fast and partial or complete abstinence.

This week our natural gas will be turned back on so that we will have heat available as soon as temperatures dip.

In the near future our two trees will be trimmed so they no longer pose a problem for our roof. We also anticipate work needing to be done soon on the eaves of the roof, where we recently had to keep a dangerously loose siding panel from falling off. Because of all these improvements, our expenses continue to be high, but this is only a temporary trial. Thank you to all who continue to support our parish and our blossoming little academy! “And do not forget to do good, and to impart; for by such sacrifices God’s favour is obtained” (Heb 13:6).

We now have a drinking water dispenser for people to use, just outside the men’s room. Disposable plastic cups are also provided.

The CMRI’s annual Fatima Conference will take place Oct. 9-13 at Mount St. Michael’s in Spokane, Washington. Please find more information about the event, incl. accommodations, the program, and the scheduled speakers, online at or call (509) 467-0986. The deadline for registration is Sep. 25.

Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church in Sulphur Springs, Ohio, celebrates its 25th anniversary of dedication on Dec. 5. Bp. Mark Pivarunas will celebrate Mass at 1:00 pm, and a dinner will follow. You are invited! If you are staying for the dinner, please mail an RSVP and the price of the dinner (now reduced to $10 per person). This should be sent to the following address by Oct. 15. The early date is so they can reserve an appropriately sized hall before everything is booked, as there are limited options in the area. Please make checks payable to “OMPH Church” and mail to: Denise Ewing, 1216-A Pin Oak Dr., Willard, OH 44890-1256.

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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