Liturgical Schedule & Calendar
for the Week of August 12, 2018


Sunday, Aug. 12 - Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost (St. Clare, V)
5:15 pm Confessions

5:30 pm Holy Rosary

6:00 pm Low Mass (RIP Thomas Williamitis by T. & A. Williamitis)


Monday, Aug. 13 - Ferial Day
(Ss. Hippolytus & Cassian, Mm; St. John Berchmans, C)

9:00 am Low Mass (RIP Thomas Williamitis by T. & A. Williamitis)


Tuesday, Aug. 14 - Vigil of the Assumption (St. Eusebius, C)
No Mass at St. Therese


Wednesday, Aug. 15 - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

HOLYDAY OF OBLIGATION
5:15 pm Confessions

5:30 pm Holy Rosary

6:00 pm Low Mass (RIP Thomas Williamitis by T. & A. Williamitis)


Thursday, Aug. 16 - St. Joachim, C, FatherBVM
6:00 am Low Mass (Special Intention)


Friday, Aug. 17 - St. Hyacinth, C
No Mass at St. Therese


Saturday, Aug. 18 - Our Lady’s Saturday
(St. Agapitus, M; St. Helena, Emp)

No Mass at St. Therese


Sunday, Aug. 19 - Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (St. John Eudes, C)
8:15 am Confessions

9:00 am Holy Rosary

9:30 am Low Mass (Pro Populo)

Intentions for Masses offered in Michigan this week: “Poor Souls in Purgatory” (8/17) and “Thanksgiving to St. Joseph & Our Lady for prayers answered” (8/18 by Keith Bohman).


Announcements

This Wednesday, Aug. 15, is Assumption Day, and it is a Holyday of Obligation. Holy Mass will be offered at St. Therese’s at 6:00 pm. On Thursday morning, Aug. 16, Father will offer Mass at 6:00 am. This is a perfect opportunity for all who work a regular schedule to assist at a weekday Mass. Contrary to what some of the older Missals say, there is no fasting required for the Vigil of the Assumption, Aug. 14. The change was made by Pope Pius XII in the 1950’s.

Looking ahead: Our adult doctrine class, with pizza and pop, is scheduled for Sep. 15 at 6:00 pm. Location to be announced. We will have a Eucharistic Holy Hour with Rosary & devotions to Our Mother of Perpetual Help on Friday, Sep. 14, following the 6:00 pm Mass. This exercise will replace All Night Adoration, on account of low attendance coupled with safety concerns associated with having our church open all night long. All parishioners are encouraged to attend. The purpose of this Holy Hour is to offer reparation for the Novus Ordo “Mass”, to beg Almighty God for a true Pope, and to make reparation for the sacrileges offered to the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Flyers are available in the vestibule for the 2018 Fatima Conference to be held at Mount St. Michael’s in Spokane, Washington, from Oct. 10-14. This yearly conference consists of five days of Masses, spiritual exercises, inspiring lectures and sermons, and the opportunity to meet many other Catholics. You can register by mail using the flyer or online at cmri.org. The deadline is Sep. 25. One of our parishioners will be giving a lecture there on Thursday, Oct. 11. Special leaflets are also available in the vestibule to purchase individual roses in honor of Our Lady of Fatima to be used for the Rosary procession during the conference.

We will always remember our dear fellow-parishioner, altar server, and friend Tommy Williamitis:

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

  • 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month: MORNING MASS (9:30 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 9:30 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 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 always heard before all Masses, on Sundays and Holydays as scheduled, and 15-30 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”.

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 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 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.


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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