Nov. 27, 2016 - First Sunday of Advent

Mass Schedule
for the Week of November 27, 2016

Sunday, Nov. 27 - First Sunday of Advent (OL of the Miraculous Medal)
5:15 pm Confessions

5:30 pm Holy Rosary

6:00 pm Low Mass with Benediction (Fr. Gabriel Lavery’s Intention)

Monday, Nov. 28 - Ferial Day (St. Catherine Laboure, V)
9:00 am Low Mass (Fr. Gabriel’s Intention)

Tuesday, Nov. 29 - Ferial Day (St. Saturninus, M)
No Mass at St. Therese

Wednesday, Nov. 30 - St. Andrew, Ap (St. Zosimus, C)
7:00 pm Holy Rosary & Silent Adoration

Thursday, Dec. 1 - Ferial Day (Bl. Edmund Campion, M)
No Mass at St. Therese

Friday, Dec. 2 - Ferial Day (St. Bibiana, VM)
6:00 pm Low Mass (Special Intention by DiSalvo Family)


Saturday, Dec. 3 - St. Francis Xavier, C
[ADORATION continues throughout the night]

9:00 am Low Mass (RIP Florence Catherine Auraden by Connie Sellers)

Preceded by Benediction & Reposition
7:00 pm Adult Catechism in Lebanon (see below for details)

Sunday, Dec. 4 - Second Sunday of Advent

(St. Peter Chrysologus, BCD; St. Barbara, VM)

8:15 am Confessions

9:00 am Holy Rosary

9:30 am High Mass (Butch & Mary Beth Lesko by Mario Derksen)


Happy Liturgical New Year! The First Sunday of Advent marks the restart of the liturgical cycle.

This Saturday, Dec. 3, Fr. Trough will teach a class of Adult Catechism at 7:00 pm at Jesse and Jackie Sellers’ house. Pizza and pop will be served. Please RSVP to Jackie Sellers at (513) 932-2976. The address is 1048 N State Route 123 in Lebanon, OH 45036. The Sellers’ house is behind The Carpenter’s Workshop (cement block building). Turn in to the driveway for The Carpenter’s Workshop.

Please sign up for this month’s All-Night Adoration. The schedule is posted in the vestibule. We have so much to be thankful for!

Looking ahead: Wednesday, Dec. 7, is a day of fast and complete abstinence. Thursday, Dec. 8, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holyday of Obligation. Mass at St. Therese will be offered at 8:00 am.

We have new liturgical calendars for 2017 in our bookstore. They are free of charge, but please take only 1 per family. If you are looking for Advent candles, please see Erin Ribar.

Fr. Trough is accepting Mass stipends. Envelopes are in the vestibule. Beginning Dec. 1, the suggested stipend amount is now $25.00.

General 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 9:30 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 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”.

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 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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