Dec. 14, 2014 - Third Sunday of Advent

Mass Schedule
for the Week of December 14, 2014

Sunday, Dec. 14 - Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete)

5:15 pm Confessions

5:30 pm Holy Rosary

6:00 pm Low Mass
Intention: Private Intention (C. & C. Safarik)

Monday, Dec. 15 - Advent Ferial Day (St. Paul of Latros, C)

4:30 pm Low Mass
Intention: My Family, their Health in Body and Soul (Marlene Corbin)

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

9:00 am Low Mass
Intention: Anthony Williamitis (Ann Williamitis)

Wednesday, Dec. 17 - Ember Wednesday (St. Lazarus, BC)

Day of Fast & Partial Abstinence

No Mass at St. Therese

Thursday, Dec. 18 - Advent Ferial Day (Expectation of the BVM)
No Mass at St. Therese

Friday, Dec. 19 - Ember Friday (St. Urban V, PC)

Day of Fast & Complete Abstinence

No Mass at St. Therese

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

Day of Fast & Partial Abstinence
No Mass at St. Therese

Sunday, Dec. 21 - Fourth Sunday of Advent (St. Severin, BC)

8:15 am Confessions

8:30 am Holy Rosary

9:00 am Low Mass
Intention: RIP Chris Salemme (J. & M. Smith)
Afterwards: Church Decorating for Christmas—volunteers needed


Volunteers are needed to help with decorating the church and the sanctuary for Christmas. We will get started on Sunday, Dec. 21, after the morning Mass. Please help if you are able. Lots of hands make for light work. The Altar & Rosary Society will provide a potluck meal for all volunteers. Thank you!

This week the Church observes the Advent Ember Days. All Catholics between the ages of 21 and 59 who are not legitimately excused are obliged to fast on Ember Days. 

Fasting means eating only one full meal per day; two other light meatless meals may also be taken, but together they cannot equal or exceed the quantity of a full meal. On Friday no meat may be taken at all. No solid food may be eaten between meals, though water, juice, and milk are permitted. Abstinence binds all from the age of 7. On a day of complete abstinence, no meat may be taken at all; on a day of partial abstinence, meat may be enjoyed only at the principal meal.

If anyone is interested in helping with maintaining the bulletin and/or the church web site, please see the treasurer, Mario Derksen, or any other board member. Thank you.

Father Trough is currently accepting Mass stipends. Mass envelopes are once again available in the vestibule.


This beautiful church sign graces our front lawn, facing the street. Click the picture to enlarge it.

Our new, permanent church building:


The new home of St. Therese the Little Flower Catholic Church

For pictures of the inside, click this link

All our Masses are offered at our new church building in Lebanon. The church is located at 500 West Mulberry Street in Lebanon, OH 45036. For directions on Google Maps, you may click this link.

We are deeply grateful to the Most Holy Trinity, the Bl. Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, and St. Therese of the Child Jesus, for having heard our prayers and granted our petition for the acquisition of a permanent church. Thank you also to all who joined us in this intention. Glory to God in the highest!

Our general Sunday 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. In either case, however, confessions are always heard approx. 45 minutes before.

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.


Confessions are usually heard 45 minutes before Mass, according to the availability of the priest. Please try to come early to ensure Father can hear your confession before Mass. If there are still penitents left in line when Father has to get ready for Mass, confessions will resume after Mass.

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 Novus Ordo 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 want to be a parishioner of St. Therese's, please complete a registration form, which you can obtain by asking a board member. We want to make sure you get email announcements and are able to vote on important issues.

+ Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam +


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