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

Sunday, Mar. 29 - Passion Sunday
   7:30 am Confessions (until 7:50)

   8:00 am Low Mass (Special Intention by Amanda Straight)
   9:20 am Confessions (until 9:50)
 10:00 am Low Mass (Pro Populo)

Monday, Mar. 30 - Lenten Ferial Day (St. John Climacus, Ab)

7:30 am Low Mass (My benefactors by Mario Derksen)

Tuesday, Mar. 31 - Lenten Ferial Day (St. Benjamin, M)
7:30 am Low Mass (Clark Family by Jared and Alyssa Clark)

Wednesday, Apr. 1 - Lenten Ferial Day (St. Hugh, BC)

10:00 am Low Mass (Special souls in purgatory by Jackie Sellers)

Thursday, Apr. 2 - St. Francis of Paola, C

7:30 am Low Mass (For William Halm by Anna Bohman)

Friday, Apr. 3 - Seven Sorrows of the Bl. Virgin Mary (St. Richard, BC)

9:00 am Low Mass (Tommy Williamitis RIP by Anna Bohman)

Saturday, Apr. 4 - St. Isidore of Seville, BCD

8:30 am Low Mass (Special intention by Helen Laub)

Sunday, Apr. 5 - Palm Sunday (St. Vincent Ferrer, C)
   7:30 am Confessions (until 7:50)
   8:00 am Low Mass (In honor of Holy Family and for Wayne Pivarunas family)
   9:20 am Confessions (until 9:50)
 10:00 am Low Mass (Pro Populo)


This week we begin Passiontide, the last two weeks of Lent. How are we doing? Are we patiently bearing our crosses in union with Christ? Are we noticing the daily opportunities for doing so? We can demonstrate patience and resignation to the Divine Will even, perhaps especially, in life’s little annoyances, disappointments, trials, and humiliations. Let us not forget to ask our patron, St. Therese of the Child Jesus, to help us.

If you are dispensed from assisting at Sunday Mass on account of the Coronavirus pandemic: Remember that you are not dispensed from keeping Sunday holy, which is Divine Law (Third Commandment); so you must offer special worship to God in your homes on Sundays, refrain from unnecessary servile work, and sanctify the day by appropriate observance. The priests of the CMRI will be praying for your intentions and asking God to bring this epidemic to an end. Besides making Holy Hours, you are urged to make many Spiritual Communions during this time. Please also do not forget that our parish continues to incur expenses. We will gratefully accept your continued support, which can be mailed to our address (500 W. Mulberry St., Lebanon OH 45036). Thank you!

No time to read? You can listen to free sermons at

Stay up to date: During this time, schedule changes can happen frequently and on short notice. You can always get the most up-to-date information at this web site.

For emergencies, please remember you can call Fr. Le at (209) 499-2349.

Some friendly reminders: Please check your pew prior to leaving church so that you do not accidentally leave tissues or other items behind. Parents who use the heater in the cry room, please remember to turn off the heater at the end of Mass, as leaving it on poses a fire hazard if left unattended, not to mention the wasted electricity. Finally, the last person out on Sunday (please be aware that it might be you) needs to ensure all doors are properly closed and locked. For the front doors, this includes using the special hex key to loosen the bar to allow the door to close properly.

Easter Duty Reminder: By the law of the Church, all Catholics who have reached the age of reason and have made their First Holy Communion are required to receive Holy Communion worthily at least once a year during the Easter season, defined as beginning the First Sunday of Lent and ending on Trinity Sunday. Moreover, they must make a good confession of all mortal sins not previously confessed, at least once a year. Both of these precepts bind under pain of mortal sin.


IMPORTANT NOTICE (April 2, 2020 / 6:06 pm)

On Apr. 2, the Ohio Department of Health issued an amended mandatory “Director’s Stay-at-Home Order”, the text of which is available online here. The order expires midnight between May 1 and 2, 2020.

In point 3 of this document, “all public and private gatherings … are prohibited, except for the limited purposes permitted by this Order.” Point 12.e of this order gives explicit permission for churches to operate, as long as they abide by the social distancing requirements outlined in the same document (see point 15). The following are explicitly included in the definition of “essential businesses and operations” that are permitted to operate: “Religious facilities, entities and groups and religious gatherings, including weddings and funerals” (point 12.e).

Our pastor, Father Tien Le, has decided that there will now be two Masses on Sundays, one at 8:00 am and one at 10:00 am, to allow for proper spacing between people and to accommodate other recommended practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Weekday Masses will be at 7:30 am (Mondays-Thursdays), 5:45 pm (Fridays during Lent), and 8:30 am (Saturdays), or as noted in the calendar above.

Some other guidelines from Fr. Le during this pandemic:

  • Those who are sick should not attend Mass, especially children, who can easily spread illnesses to the elderly in the parish.
  • Those who are 65 years or older, or those with compromised immune systems, are not obligated to attend Mass. It may be prudent for them to stay home for the time being.
  • Those who are dispensed from the obligation of attending Mass ought to remember that the obligation to keep Sunday holy remains. This obligation is from Divine Law, so they must offer special worship to God in their homes on Sundays, refrain from servile work, and sanctify the day by appropriate observance.
  • Everyone should take care not to leave tissues in the pews.

This schedule and these guidelines will remain in effect until things get back to “normal”, although Father will consider retaining the two Sunday Masses.

For Emergencies, contact Fr. Le at ‬(209) 499-2349


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:

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


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.


Our Faithful Departed in 2018...


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


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 9:30 am
  • Holydays of Obligation: check bulletin
  • Weekday Masses: check bulletin

Holy Mass at St. Therese parish is offered every Sunday and Holyday, as well as on weekdays. Sunday Masses are always at 9:30 am; times for Masses on weekdays and 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 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:

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.

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