Connect With and Serve Others…

Christ has no body now on earth but yours; no hands but yours; no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes through which the compassion of Christ must look out on the world. Yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good. Yours are the hands with which He is to bless His people.

Saint Teresa of Avila


We are one body in Christ. Let us stay connected…

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We have an incredible opportunity as Christians to bear witness to the Catholic faith by not turning inward but by giving sacrificially of ourselves. We are all on a mission and there are many ways we can help our brothers and sisters in need. Consider prayerfully joining us. Let’s be the hands of Christ…

When COVID-19 restrictions began, Journeys and the PADS program had to stop providing shelter to our area’s homeless in its normal way, at church halls and gymnasiums, one night at a time. However, because COVID also caused hotel space to open up, PADS was able to contract rooms and has been sheltering 75 persons inside since the early days of the pandemic. The change has been “phenomenal” according to Journeys. Its employees have been able to work more consistently with each person, and make improvements in physical and mental health. Removing the anxiety of having to move from place to place has been a game-changer for many individuals.
Journeys relies on donations of money, supplies and food for their work, and right now their greatest need is money. Please help if you can.

We are ALWAYS in need of people who wish to be involved in ministries and help out with events and efforts around the parish.

If you are interested in serving the St. Theresa Parish community in some way, please emai:

Food Pantry
With the pandemic, families are more in need of food than ever. The All Saints Lutheran Food Pantry at the Palatine Opportunity Center / Community Resource Center is serving exponentially more families than typically served.

The Food Pantry is accepting food donations at 1585 N. Rand Road in Palatine (on the side doors facing Walmart – south side of building).

Here is a link for more information:

Shop for the Homebound
A local group of volunteers has organized grocery shopping and delivery for those in our community who are most at risk. Find out more about Helping Hands Delivery and how you can volunteer.

Coffee Donations for Little Sisters
Each month, parishioner Mary Ann Falkenberg collects coffee donations for The Little Sisters / St. Joseph’s Home. If you are interested in donating coffee, email Nicole for drop-off instructions. Coffee is delivered on the first of the month.

St. Vincent de Paul Ministry
The work of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is the Gospel message in action…
I was hungry … I was thirsty …I was a stranger …I was naked …I was sick …I was in prison … and you helped. Find out more about how you can accompany the St. Theresa Chapter of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in their mission to serve those in need, or email

Faith Community Homes
We empower parents by teaching solid financial principles and crucial career-advancement and life skills. We focus on building up personal and financial confidence and strength. We work with families to create stable households as they endeavor to build a brighter future.

Spring of Life Partnership with Habitat for Humanity
As an arm of Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley, Spring of Life is a partnership of churches, including St. Theresa, and community members in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. We are a group of volunteers–many of us members of our partner churches—and we create affordable housing for qualified families. Since 1997, we have enabled 16 families to grab their piece of the American Dream–a home of their own.

Viator House of Hospitality
Viator House of Hospitality (VHH) provides compassionate accompaniment to young adult male immigrants seeking legal relief. Grounded in the Viatorian commitment to young people and to “those accounted of little importance” and established January 17, 2017, VHH provides a supportive living environment where these young men can attend school, improve their language skills, grow spiritually and emotionally, receive proper medical care, and work while they await court proceedings that determine whether they can become US citizens. If approved to pursue citizenship, they can remain at VHH for a period of time as they begin to build a life here.

2 thoughts on “Connect With and Serve Others…

  1. Hi there,

    I am wondering if there are any women’s prayer groups that gather at St Theresa’s? I saw the women’s club but am looking more for a small group/faith sharing opportunity!

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Olivia.

      On Monday nights, we have the Marian Rosary Devotion group. They meet in the Church at 7pm, have Confessions, pray the Rosary, and have Mass. Info can be found on our website under Ministries-> Marian Rosary Devotion, or directly at:

      On Tuesday mornings at 10am, there is Cenacle Prayer Group in the Parish Meeting spaces adjacent to the Church. Call 847-358-7760 or go to parish reception at that time to be directed to the group.

      Lastly, to my knowledge, a group is trying to form a Women’s Bible Study. For information on that, please contact Mary Ptak at

      Hope this helps! 🙂

      Nicole Carlisle
      Communications Director

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