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St. Theresa of the Child Jesus

P.O. Box 525

8101 3rd Avenue

Leeds, AL, 35094       (Map / Directions)

Office: 205-352-3741

Rectory (after hours Sacramental emergency calls only): 205-702-6356

E-mail: sttheresaleeds@gmail.com

Office Hours: 9:00 am to Noon: Monday through Friday (except Holy Days - see weekly bulletin for details).

Welcome to St. Theresa's Catholic Church ...located in Leeds, Alabama and serving the eastern suburbs of Birmingham. We encourage you to check out our web site to learn more about our ministries, activities, and hospitality. We also hope that you will join us in worship at any of our convenient Masses. Bookmark our site and come back often!

We extend a warm welcome to all who attend our church.  We hope that you will find our parish community a place where your life of faith will be nourished.  We also hope that you will share your special gifts with the community.  Your prayers, your presence, and your talents are most welcome.  Please introduce yourself after Mass.

Fr. Gray Bean, Pastor



¡Bienvenidos a Santa Theresa localizada en Leeds, Alabama sirviendo los suburbios al este de Birmingham! Te invitamos a mirar nuestra página sibernética para que conozca más de nuestros ministerios, actividades, y hospitaldad. Les esperamos que nos acompañen para celebrar cualquier de nuestras misas. ¡Consérve nuestra página y regrese amenudo!

      Deacon Silverio Rubio-Roman, Hispanic Ministry


Welcome Brochure - click Here for a quick look at some of our ministries and social events that your can download and give to friends who may be looking for a new church community. Click Here for actual size (legal paper) file.

Parish Registration - If you are new in the parish, we would like for you to be a registered member at St. Theresa's. A Registration form is located in the church vestibule. You can also click here to download the registration form - or come by the office so we can meet you in person.

R.C.I.A. - Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults - The process for adult discernment of becoming a Catholic. Attend our classes and discover the richness of our faith. You may be surprised to learn what the Catholic Church has consistently taught over the past 2,000 years. Check the bulletin for dates and times or contact the Parish Office.

Baptism Preparation - New parents should attend this class held quarterly. Refer to the bulletin for dates, times and location. The class lasts about one hour discussing the sacrament and to guide you through the paperwork - and to schedule your child's Baptism. We recommend you attend during the last trimester of your pregnancy. RSVP to the Parish Office with your intent to attend to insure paperwork and a booklet is ready in advance.

Confirmation - Classes and parent meetings are announced in the bulletin. Call the Parish Office for details.

Marriage Preparation - Marriage preparation is a course that Catholic couples must undergo before they can be married in a Catholic church. Contact the Parish Office for the course, facility, and ceremony information at least 6 months in advance of the wedding ceremony. 

PSR - Parish School of Religion - Every Sunday, 9:00 am to 10:15 am during the school year. Download the PSR Registration form, and return it to the Parish Office. Contact Samantha Wadsworth for questions or updated information.


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Mass Schedule

SATURDAY: 5:00 pm
SUNDAY: 8:00 am, 10:30 am
SUNDAY: 2:00 pm (Spanish)

DAILY MASS: 9:00 am, Monday - Friday

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The Holy Rosary of Mary is prayed thirty minutes before Mass. Come early and join in this powerful prayer giving you another opportunity to pray for your intentions!
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FIRST FRIDAY: Mass: 9:00 am

Following Mass: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Adoration - Novena and Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - Anointing of the Sick

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FIRST SATURDAY: Mass: 12:00 pm

Preceeding Mass: Confession at 11:00 am and Rosary at 11:30

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Holidays & Holydays

Check the Bulletin for special Mass times

Click here for Our Communion Procession













Saturday: 3:30pm

Sunday: 7:30pm, 1:30pm

First Saturday: 11:00 am and 4 pm

How to Confess - Examination of Conscience

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Wednesday: 6 pm - 7 pm

Friday: after 9am Mass - 1 hour

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Readings for the Mass - Click this link and select the date on the calendar.

7 Precepts of the Church - Minimum requirements of Catholics regarding the church.

Saint of the Day - Click for a short story of a Saint. Audio version also available.

Mass Intentions - We encourage you to contact the Rectory to request a Mass be said for your special intention.

Fast & Abstinence - Rules that apply to all Catholics in the United States during the Lenten Season.

Types of Prayer - Vocal, Meditative, and Contemplative prayer explained.

How to Pray the Rosary - Archbishop Fulton Sheen said, "The power of the rosary is beyond description."

Indulgences - Click for a quick summary of what they are and what they do.

     Indulgences for Praying the Rosary

Pro-Life Prayer - Bishop Baker's Pro-Life Prayer for Our President and Public Officials.

Fraternus - A Catholic organization for boys, their fathers, and other spiritual men with a desire to mentor boys in virtue; and in learning how to live a true Christian life. The Birmingham Chapter is based at St. Paul Cathedral.

Catholics Come Home is an independent welcoming ministry for anyone who has left the Catholic Church, for whatever reasons. Whether it was resentment, anger, divorce, isolation, apathy, rebellion, or a lack of understanding of the faith, coming home has never been easier.

Catholic Charities works with individuals, families and communities to help them meet their needs, address their issues, eliminate oppression, and build a just and compassionate society.

Catholic Citizenship - How Catholics must approach the voting booth.

Catholic Radio is back in Birmingham during daylight hours - WQOH, AM 1480. Visit the Queen of Heaven Radio website for more information and their program schedule.