for the Week of January 25, 2015
Sunday, Jan. 25 - Third Sunday after Epiphany
(Conversion of St. Paul, Ap)
5:15 pm Confessions
5:30 pm Holy Rosary
6:00 pm Low Mass with Benediction (RIP Obra Jean Shepherd by C. Sellers)
Monday, Jan. 26 - St. Polycarp, BM
4:30 pm Low Mass (RIP Richard Shepherd by C. Sellers)
Tuesday, Jan. 27 - St. John Chrysostom, BCD
9:00 am Low Mass (Special Intentions by C. Beaver)
Wednesday, Jan. 28 - St. Peter Nolasco, C (St. Agnes, VM)
No Mass at St. Therese
Thursday, Jan. 29 - St. Francis de Sales, BCD
No Mass at St. Therese
Friday, Jan. 30 - St. Martina, VM
6:00 pm Low Mass (For Moisés Trough, conversion, by Fr. Trough)
Saturday, Jan. 31 - St. John Bosco, C
9:00 am Low Mass (Christopher DiMare by M. Derksen)
Sunday, Feb. 1 - Septuagesima Sunday
(St. Ignatius, BM; St. Brigid of Ireland, V)
8:15 am Confessions
8:30 am Holy Rosary
9:00 am High Mass (In Thanksgiving for our Benefactors)
Fr. Trough will offer the “Churching of Women” blessing after Mass on January 25 for any women who have had childbirth. Please come to the Communion rail after Mass.
In last week’s bulletin, the Mass intention for Jan. 25 was printed wrong. The correct intention is noted above.
Jan. 25 marks the conclusion of the Church’s annual Chair of Unity Octave. This octave is a week of special non-liturgical prayer, instituted by Pope Saint Pius X in 1908, to obtain the conversion of heretics and schismatics to the Catholic Church. The Modernist church hijacked the original purpose of the Octave and transformed it into a promotion of ecumenism.
A big thank-you to all who attended and helped with the parish meeting this past Sunday. It was very informative, and the food was plentiful and delicious. For the election of board of trustees, no new candidates were nominated, and all board members were re-elected. They will serve for another 12-month term, and their names are:
Michael E. Ribar (President)
Mario Derksen (Treasurer)
Rick Scheeler (Secretary)
Next Sunday (Feb. 1), the pre-Lenten season of Septuagesima begins; it is a remote preparation for Easter and a proximate preparation for Lent. It is the shortest of all the liturgical seasons and ends on Shrove Tuesday. The Christmas season is extended liturgically until Feb. 2, the Feast of the Purification (Candlemas).
There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule for a spiritual bouquet for Frater Augustine, Brother Xavier, and Mr. Sean Redmond. Last summer, these three generous souls spent many weeks in physical labor to convert what used to be a Protestant church building into the beautiful Catholic church we have today. Most of the work done to the church — the nave, the sanctuary, the walls — was accomplished by these three men. With this spiritual bouquet, we as a parish are offering them our collective gratitude in the best way we possibly can. Please join us in thanksgiving to them by signing up for different prayers and devotions, which you can offer privately at your convenience. The numbers will be tallied, and the recipients will be notified of our spiritual gift for them. Thank you!
We have a “Lost & Found” box in the little room adjacent to the ladies’ room. Over time, quite a few items have accumulated, including items left at the parish picnic in October. Please check it and see if anything that has been found belongs to you or someone you know.
We have posted a select few photos of the Christmas High Mass. Please click here to view the album.
This beautiful church sign graces our front lawn, facing the street. Click the picture to enlarge it.
Our new, permanent church building:
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. Confessions are always heard approx. 45 minutes before Sunday Masses and immediately before weekday Masses.
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 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.
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 affect the parish.
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