Apr. 13, 2014 - Palm Sunday

Mass Schedule
for the Week of April 13, 2014

Sunday, Apr. 13 - Palm Sunday
Location: Wingate/West Chester (click for directions)
8:30 am Stations of the Cross
9:00 am High Mass with Solemn Blessing of Palms 
Pro Populo

Monday, Apr. 14 - Monday in Holy Week
No Mass at St. Therese
Fr. Trough Mass Intention: Poor Souls in Purgatory (M. Derksen)

Tuesday, Apr. 15 - Tuesday in Holy Week
No Mass at St. Therese

Wednesday, Apr. 16 - Wednesday in Holy Week
No Mass at St. Therese

Thursday, Apr. 17 Maundy Thursday
No Mass at St. Therese

Friday, Apr. 18 - Good Friday
No Service at St. Therese

Saturday, Apr. 19 - Holy Saturday
No Mass at St. Therese


Sunday, Apr. 20 - EASTER SUNDAY
Location: Wingate/West Chester (click for directions)
6:00 pm Low Mass
Intention: Pro Populo


Our Mass schedule in April will be a bit different from our usual schedule due to Holy Week obligations for Fr. Trough. The Mass times for the remaining Sundays are as follows:

Apr. 20 - 6:00 pm Low Mass (Easter Sunday)
Apr. 27 - 6:00 pm Low Mass (Low Sunday)

Both Masses will be offered in West Chester, at the Wingate hotel.

New Church Property

Good news! We finally have a permanent church building!


The future home of St. Therese the Little Flower Catholic Church

Our last Mass at the Wingate hotel will be on May 11, 2014. The very next week, May 18, the Fourth Sunday after Easter, we will have our first Mass at our new church.

The building is located at 500 West Mulberry Street in Lebanon, OH 45036. For directions on Google Maps, you may click this link.

To read our official announcement regarding the acquisition of this permanent church property, please download and read this PDF file:

St. Therese the Little Flower
Special Announcement

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!

Lent 2014

Lent began on Ash Wednesday, March 5, and ends at midnight on Easter Sunday, April 20. The Lenten Fast obliges all Catholics between the ages of 21 and 59. The laws regarding partial or full abstinence (as on the Ember Days, as well as all Fridays) oblige all Catholics at least 7 years of age.

A Catholic bound by the laws of the Lenten fast may consider himself dispensed if he suffers from serious health problems that would be affected by observing the fast, or if keeping the fast would seriously affect his ability to work.

On a day of fast, only one full meal may be taken, and this meal is allowed to contain meat, unless it is a Friday. In addition, two smaller meals may be taken, which together do not equal the full meal. These small meals are not allowed to contain meat. Eating between meals is forbidden, and the full meal cannot be taken before noon. Liquids are permitted at any time.

The Lenten fast begins at midnight on Ash Wednesday (March 5) and ceases at midnight on Easter Sunday (April 20), according to the revised rubrics mandated by Pope Pius XII. Sundays during Lent are not considered a part of Lent, and no penance or fasting needs to be done on those days.

For more details on the rules of the Lenten fast and abstinence, as well as a discussion of various scenarios that free one from the obligation to fast, please download this flyer: "RULES OF THE LENTEN FAST".

Other Announcements

Please remember that our parishioner Janet Clementi is still in a nursing home and quite lonely. She is at Tri-County Extended Care in Fairfield (5200 Camelot Drive, OH 45014). We had previously stated she is in the psychiatric ward. This is not correct. We apologize for the misinformation. Janet gladly receives visitors and is able to communicate with them. Visiting the sick is a corporal work of mercy and perfect for Lent. It is also possible to send her cards and well wishes.

Fr. Trough is accepting Mass stipends. Envelopes are available from Father after Mass.

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. Typically, the location is the Wingate Hotel in West Chester, Ohio. Click here for the exact address and a map.

Sunday Mass times vary. We currently alternate a Sunday Morning Mass at 9:00 am with a Sunday 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). Please check this web site beforehand to ensure you have the right time for the next Mass. In either case, however, confessions are always heard approx. 45 minutes before.

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.


Confessions are usually heard 45 minutes before Mass, according to the availability of the priest.

Note to Newcomers

Welcome to the Traditional Mass and to the unchanged Catholic Faith. The clergy and parishioners of St. Therese the Little Flower reject the changes of Vatican II and its “reformed” sacraments and Masses. They want to preserve the Roman Catholic Faith by maintaining the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church prior to Vatican II and attend exclusively the traditional Latin Mass.

Please introduce yourself and feel free to ask questions. We hope your visit with us is pleasant, we look forward to seeing you again and welcoming you as a member of St. Therese the Little Flower Catholic Church.


If you want to be a parishioner of St. Therese's, please complete a registration form, which you can obtain by asking a board member. We want to make sure you get email announcements and are able to vote on important issues.

+ Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam +

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