Aug. 21, 2016 - 14th Sunday after Pentecost

Mass Schedule
for the Week of August 21, 2016

Sunday, Aug. 21 - Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
(St. Jane Frances de Chantal, W)

8:15 am Confessions

8:30 am Holy Rosary

9:00 am Low Mass (Pro Populo)

Monday, Aug. 22 - Immaculate Heart of Mary (Ss. Timothy & Comp.)
No Mass at St. Therese

Tuesday, Aug. 23 - St. Philip Benizi, C
No Mass at St. Therese

Wednesday, Aug. 24 - St. Bartholomew, Ap
7:00 pm Holy Rosary

Thursday, Aug. 25 - St. Louis IX, KC
No Mass at St. Therese

Friday, Aug. 26 - Ferial Day (St. Zephyrinus, PM)
No Mass at St. Therese

Saturday, Aug. 27 - St. Joseph Calasanctius, C
No Mass at St. Therese

Sunday, Aug. 28 - Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
(St. Augustine, BCD; St. Hermes, M)

5:15 pm Confessions

5:30 pm Holy Rosary

6:00 pm Low Mass with Benediction (Pro Populo)


We congratulate Kyle and Angeline Sellers on the birth and baptism of their fourth son, Colton Ryan, who was born on August 8 and baptized on August 14.

Fr. Trough is currently looking for a volunteer to teach children’s catechism twice a month for our First Communicants. Please see Father if interested.

The CMRI’s annual Fatima Conference in Spokane, WA, is scheduled for Oct. 12-16, 2016. Detailed information is available in the flyers in the vestibule, or at One of our board members will be attending the conference and give a talk on the Papacy.

The banns of matrimony are announced for Matthew W. Sellers and Tania Aguilar Alcala. Anyone who is aware of an impediment that would prevent a valid marriage between these two parties is bound to make it known to the pastor, Fr. Trough. This precept binds under pain of mortal sin. The wedding is scheduled for September 3.

The next Ember Days are observed September 21, 23, and 24. Our annual summer picnic is scheduled for September 18 after the morning Mass.

Some pictures of the exterior painting of our church are now available here.

There are two first-class relics on our altar for your veneration: one of St. Pius X, the other of St. Vincent Strambi. A first-class relic is a part of the deceased saint’s body, which will be raised to eternal glory after the General Judgment. Find detailed information about both saints below. The presence of their relics on our altar is the reason we invoke their intercession in the concluding prayers of our Sunday Rosary.

St. Vincent Strambi, Bishop & Confessor (Jan. 1, 1745 - Jan. 1, 1824)

St. Vincent Strambi was born in Civitavecchia, Italy. He was ordained a priest in 1767 and joined the Passionist Congregation shortly thereafter. During the conclave of 1799, he received a number of votes but was not elected Pope. In 1801, he was appointed bishop of the diocese of Macerata-Tolentino by Pope Pius VII. His charitable works included the establishment of orphanages and homes for the aged. St. Vincent was a confidant of Bl. Anna Maria Taigi and papal advisor to Pope Leo XII. He helped Pauline Bonaparte, the sister of the French emperor Napoleon, return to the Catholic Faith. St. Vincent died on his 79th birthday after asking God to take his life rather than the Pope’s, who had fallen ill and then lived another five years. Pope Pius XII canonized St. Vincent Strambi in 1950. His feast day is September 25, and he is the patron saint of his former diocese.

St. Pius X, Pope & Confessor (Jun. 2, 1835 - Aug. 20, 1914)

St. Pius X was born Giuseppe Sarto in Riese, Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia, today Italy. He grew up as a poor farm boy and was ordained a priest in 1858. He demonstrated zeal, excellence, and virtue in everything he did. Pope Leo XIII appointed him bishop of Mantua in 1884, a diocese that was in poor spiritual and temporal condition. Pope Leo was so impressed with Bishop Sarto’s tireless work in Mantua that he conferred on him the title of cardinal before appointing him Patriarch of Venice in 1893. Cardinal Sarto was elected Pope at the conclave of 1903. During his 11-year reign, St. Pius X lowered the age of First Communicants to the age of reason, promulgated a new catechism for the diocese of Rome, condemned Modernism and set up diocesan vigilance committees to combat this “synthesis of all heresies”, began work for the compilation of the Code of Canon Law, and reformed sacred music. His pontificate, like his life, was characterized by great charity, compassion, and an unbending zeal for purity of doctrine and the rights of Jesus Christ in society. Pope Pius X died in heroic sanctity at the Vatican just after the outbreak of World War I. His body is incorrupt and lies under the altar of the chapel of the Presentation in St. Peter’s Basilica. Pope Pius XII canonized St. Pius X in 1954. His feast day is September 3, and he is the patron saint of First Communicants and catechists.

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:


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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