Welcome to St. Theresa Parish
HERE WE FIND OUR SPECIAL PLACE to experience belief moving to active faith. Here is a holy place for healing and to search for spiritual meaning in our lives. The grace of faith is nourished in our Sunday Eucharist: for it all begins with Sunday. All that we cherish as Catholic Christians flows from Sunday.
Our baptism transforms us and challenges us. Ordinary lives transformed by an extraordinary spirit.
At Saint Theresa Parish we uncover a glimpse of the reign of God as we find a home to pray; to be educated in the faith; to extend Christian charitable outreach and evangelization; to be ‘ecclesia’ – a sacred assembly called out to hear and act upon the Word and enlivened and called apart by the Holy Spirit into a relationship with a transcendent reality.
Together, we also discover opportunities to play and experience a fun-filled personal and community spirit. We live in a covenant of hope and the reality of Christian joy.
Our Patron Saint
Thérèse of the Child Jesus, a Carmelite nun called the “Little Flower,” lived a cloistered life of obscurity in the convent of Lisieux, France. In French-speaking areas, she is known as Thérèse of Lisieux. Her autobiography, The Story of a Soul, is read and loved throughout the world. Thérèse Martin entered the convent at the age of 15 and died in 1897 at the age of 24. She was canonized in 1925, and two years later she and St. Francis Xavier were declared co-patrons of the missions. On October 19, 1997, Saint John Paul II proclaimed her a Doctor of the Church. We celebrate her feast day on October 1.
The parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux – Louis and Zélie Martin – were canonized in October 2015. As holy examples of marriage and parenthood, we celebrate their feast day on July 12.