Liturgical Schedule & Calendar
for the Week of November 29, 2020


Sunday, Nov. 29 - First Sunday of Advent (St. Saturninus, M)
 
 7:30 am Confessions (until 7:50)
  8:00 am Low Mass (RIP Herman and Rose Schmidt by Paul and Michele Wertish)
  9:20 am Confessions (until 9:50)


10:00 am Low Mass (Pro Populo)


Monday, Nov. 30 - St. Andrew, Ap

11:00 am Low Mass (RIP Cyril and Arlene Wertish by Steve and Rita Wertish)


Tuesday, Dec. 1 - Ferial Day (Bl. Edmund Campion, M)

7:30 am Low Mass (RIP Cyril and Arlene Wertish by Steve and Rita Wertish)


Wednesday, Dec. 2 - Ferial Day (St. Bibiana, VM)

7:30 am Low Mass (RIP Stan Theisen by Tina Eilers)


Thursday, Dec. 3 - St. Francis Xavier, C

7:30 am Low Mass (RIP Jim and Bernadette Gallegos by Arlin and Dana Wertish)


Friday, Dec. 4 - St. Peter Chrysologus, BCD

7:30 am Low Mass (Holy Vocations by Arlin and Dana Wertish)


Saturday, Dec. 5 - Ferial Day (St. Sabbas, Ab)

8:30 am Low Mass (For deceased husband of Rosalie Mazzella)


Sunday, Dec. 6 - Second Sunday of Advent (St. Nicholas, BC)
 
7:30 am Confessions (until 7:50)
  8:00 am Low Mass (Nilo Newton)
  9:20 am Confessions (until 9:50)


10:00 am Low Mass (Pro Populo)


Announcements

Happy liturgical new year! Nov. 29 is the First Sunday of Advent, beginning the short season of spiritual preparation for Christmas. Let us use it as if it were our first Advent, our last Advent, our only Advent.

The Mass on Monday, Nov. 30, will be offered at 11:00 am.

Tuesday of next week, Dec. 8, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, which is a Holyday of Obligation. Mass times will be announced. 

If you are dropping off donated items (food, clothing, kitchen supplies, etc.), please put a note to indicate whom the donated goods are for, rather than just leaving them in the cry room. Thank you for your kindness!

A reminder to all who access the church during the week by the side door: Please always lock the door behind you, whether coming or going. To lock it from the outside, you only need to hit the “Lock State” button. Thank you.

Please continue to pray for our nation. Mary Immaculate is the Patroness of the United States.

Looking ahead: On the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Dec. 20, there will only be one Mass at St. Therese’s, at 11:45 am. After Mass, there will be a potluck at the Lebanon YMCA Center (near Home Depot) at 1:00 pm, where the students of St. Therese’s Academy will put on a Christmas play. This assumes that Coronavirus regulations will not prevent it.

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For people who are unable to attend Mass:

Mary Immaculate Queen Church in Rathdrum, Idaho, is live-streaming Holy Mass every day, at this link:

http://www.miqparish.org/livestreaming-mass/

The schedule of live Mass broadcasts is found at the link. If you missed a Mass, you can watch a recording of it. 

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Modesty Resources

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.

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Our Faithful Departed in 2018...

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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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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 8:00 am and 10:00 am
  • Holydays of Obligation: check bulletin or web site
  • Weekday Masses: 7:30 am on school days; 8:30 am Saturdays


Holy Mass at St. Therese parish is offered every Sunday and Holyday, as well as on weekdays. Sunday Masses are always at 8:00 am and 10:00 am; weekday Masses are typically at 7:30 am on school days and 9:00 am on holidays. Times for Masses 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

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: ThucBishops.com.


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.


+ Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam +


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