Live-Streaming of Mass and Events
Join us for Daily Mass Monday through Saturday at 9:00am and Sunday at 10:00am, live-streamed from St. Theresa Church.
“Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”– Matthew 18:20
Although that may look different for right now, each day of the week, and in grander form on Sundays, we still come together as a St. Theresa community through the gift of technology.
Adoration and Private Prayer in the Church
The church is open for prayer and adoration:
- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Please note that greeters will be on hand to direct you to your seat and no more than ten people will be allowed in church at any time. If there are more than ten people desiring to pray at any given moment, they will need to wait in line outside of the church and the people already in church will be limited to 20 minutes of prayer time. Again, volunteers will be on hand to assist with this process.
Pray for Our Sick and Recently Deceased
Pray for the members of St. Theresa Parish who are sick or suffering, and for those who have recently died.
Pray for Our Military and Veterans
Pray for the active military and veterans of St. Theresa Parish.
Mass Intention Form and Mass Card Orders
Mass Intentions are offered at St. Theresa for weekday and Sunday masses. Mass dates / times will be scheduled on a first available basis by completing this form (currently 45 days from date received).
If you wish to request a specific date and mass time, please call the message center at 847-358-7760 ext. 100. Leave a contact number and staff will call to work out details. Messages are retrieved daily.
If you need a Mass Card completed (to be mailed to another address or to yourself), please call the above number in order to provide specific information. Again, leave a contact number for a return call.
The requested donation for a Mass Intention or Mass Card $15.
Light A Candle
If you would like to have a candle lit in the church, please submit this form with an offering of $3.00 and a candle will be lit for you by one of the priests or parish staff.
Submit a Prayer Request
Submit your prayer intentions and they will be offered up in silence at Mass.
Prayer in Front of the Tabernacle
The tabernacle in the priest sacristy window will be maintained for those who may be still uncomfortable entering the church at this time.
The Prayer Challenge
Visit this archive of current and past monthly prayer challenges.
Take Back Sunday
“Remember the sabbath day—keep it holy. Six days you may labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God.”– Exodus 20:8-10
Sabbath comes from the Hebrew word “Shabbat”, which literally means “to stop.” Keeping holy the Sabbath is not just a commandment, but an invitation. An invitation from the Lord to stop our work, stop our worrying, stop our striving. An opportunity to find rest and to be renewed. A chance to refocus on the things that truly matter – the Lord, family, community. In our culture, Sunday has become a day to “catch up” on everything that didn’t get done during the week, and any time left over is often seen as an opportunity just to “get ahead” for next week. But we Christians have a chance now to remember what it means to keep the Sabbath. During this pandemic the Lord is calling us back to Himself, offering us a chance to reclaim the gift of the Sabbath, reminding us again what it means to “keep it holy.”
A basic principle for observing the Sabbath is only to do things that can be considered “rest” or “worship”. Here are a few ideas to consider to begin more to enter into the Sabbath. Maybe pick just one thing to focus on this Sunday, then next Sunday keep that practice in addition to a second one. And then the next Sunday add a third, to slowly over time begin to enter into this great gift of the Sabbath more and more.
- Keep the Lord at the center – read the Mass readings ahead of time, participate in Mass, make more time for prayer, spend some extra time in silence focusing on the Lord
- Try not to work – resist the urge to check your email, or catch up on a few things, and leave it for Monday
- Plan ahead – take care of what needs to be done before Sunday, so plan the rest of your week to make sure you get the laundry done, have gone grocery shopping, etc.so you don’t have to do any of it on Sunday
- Spend the day “screen free” – try to stay off social media, internet news, and your phone as much as possible. If you can’t make it the whole day try to go for at least a few hours
- Be intentional with others – if you live with others (ie. family, roommates), is there something you can do together like play a game or go on a hike? If you live alone, can you reach out to a good friend and catch up?
- Leisure, not entertainment – try to do things that are life giving; binge-watching a favorite show or playing video games for hours rarely leaves anyone with a new zeal for life. Read a good book, go on a long walk, develop a hobby.