Ministry of Care
This invaluable ministry strives to meet the needs of our parishioners and it has been flourishing due to so many willing volunteers who have generously donated and continue to donate, their time. The ministry continues to expand/reach out into the community in order serve those who made need assistance. For more information on St. Theresa's Ministry of Care, click here
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Many opportunities are offered in the music ministry at St. Theresa Church. These include the Adult Choir, the Resurrection Choir, and the Youth Choir. For additional information, contact the Music Director at (847) 359-2846 or click here to go to the music page.
RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation)
RCIA is an adult program for education and spiritual preparation prior to entry into the Catholic church and community. Go to page
Respect Life Ministry serves to promote a culture of life through prayer, education and support of organizations dedicated to the teaching of the Catholic Church and to increase the understanding and awareness of the sanctity of life within the parish. Go to Respect Life page for more information, click here
Families of Nazareth
St. Theresa chapter of the Families of Nazareth sends an invitation to all parishioners whether married, single, widowed, parents, grandparents, students, or religious. Our small faith-sharing groups meet every Monday at 6:30pm in the Pauline Center. The Families of Nazareth Movement offers a spirituality for our time which enables us to look at the events we experience everyday through the eyes of faith, so that we might see more clearly God's presence and loving action in every moment. Come see what we're about! Need more information? Call 847-934-8109.
The Wedding Rehearsal Ministry assists engaged couples with the rehearsal at St. Theresa church. We contact the bride approximately two weeks prior to the wedding to begin the planning process. The week of the wedding, we conduct the rehearsal at church and, on the wedding day, we serve as St. Theresa coordinators for the marriage ceremony.
The Lord God has given me a well-trained tongue, that I might know how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them. -Isaiah 50:4
The lector ministry at St. Theresa is comprised of about fifty men and women who proclaim the Word at parish liturgical celebrations.
Aelred L Rosser writes in Workbook for Lectors and Gospel Readers, 2004:
Those who proclaim God’s word in the liturgy are ministers. When you answer the call to be a minister of the word, you enter a deeper relation-
ship with God revealed in sacred scripture. You take upon yourself the awesome duty and privilege of bringing the printed word to life,
making it flesh. . .The reader proclaims God’s word to the assembled faith community. It’s that simple and that sublime. . .
If you feel called to this ministry, please contact the Parish office at 847 358-7760
Knights of Columbus
The Knights are the world’s largest fraternal organization of Catholic men. Membership is open to all men 18 and older who are practicing Catholics.
“LIFT” is an acronym for Living In Faith Together. Through LIFT, St. Theresa Catholic Church offers the opportunity for the youth of our parish to find a safe and joyful place to encounter Jesus Christ and to share Him with others through the sacraments, fellowship, prayer, and service. Formed under the patronage of the Little Flower, the teens of LIFT are encouraged to advance in their own spiritual life through the “little way” and to make their unique talents and personalities influential in the larger context of their day-to-day lives.
Charismatic Prayer Group
Come experience the love and life changing power of God at our Prayer Group where we worship God in song and in prayer, experience the love of Jesus and receive the power of the Holy Spirit to heal and change our lives and the world around us.
Wednesdays at 7:30pm in the Pauline Center. For more info, contact Lou Riccio at 847-991-1979
Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP)
The St. Vincent de Paul Society is an organization of lay persons who reach out to those who are poor and in need regardless of religious belief or denomination affiliation. Members seek out their own spiritual development as well. The St. Theresa Conference has been actively engaged in this work since 1992. Counseling with clients, whether spiritual or material, is done in a spirit of charity during home visits conducted by two of our members. The names of the persons assisted are always kept confidential. The St. Theresa Conference is integrally linked with the Parish Ministry of Care. Most of the clients that we assist are referred by Deacon Steve, who determines that they could benefit from the assistance of our Society.
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St. Theresa's Women's Club is comprised of four guilds: St. Anthony Guild, St. Francis Xavier Guild, St. Stephen Guild, and the St. Theresa Guild. A Guild is a group of women who meet once a month, pray, discuss church activities, share light refreshments and a few laughs. Our goal is to make new friends and assist the Parish in various ways of hospitality. Women of all ages are welcome to join St. Theresa Women’s Club.
St. Theresa Parish Ministries