- We encourage all parishioners to
exercise their God-given Talents in assisting with the Liturgy. See the
bulletin for Lector and Extraordinary Ministers schedules. Contact
the Parish Office if you or anyone in your family is interested in serving
in any of the following:
- Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion
- Altar Server
- Usher / Greeter
- Choir Member
- Linen Team Member
Legion of Mary - We are an official
Praesidium (permanent members) at St. Theresa. The Legion of
Mary - "Terror of Demons Praesidium" are called to
serve our fellow Parishioners. We meet each Tuesday following
the 9 am Daily Mass in the Library / Meeting Room with Fr. Bean
as our Spiritual Leader. Our shut-ins, sick, lonely, depressed,
and physically or mentally impaired Parishioners must know they
are valued and not forgotten.
The friendship one develops by taking Holy Communion to someone
who loves the Eucharist, visiting with parents with a sick child,
holding the hand of someone who has dementia yet can recite
the Our Father, brings more joy to the Legion member than even
the one being served. Take a moment to consider attending a
Legion meeting. Can you devote a minimal few hours each week
to help and serve a fellow St. Theresa Parishioner? Are you
being called to try something new where you can make a difference?
Become a "local missionary". You won't need a passport
or special shots!
For those who cannot get out and transportation is difficult,
you can become an "Auxiliary Member". You are asked
to recite the Holy Rosary and specific Legion of Mary prayers
If you feel you are being called to serve, then the Legion
of Mary is the perfect group for you. "The harvest is plentiful
but the workers are few." Call the Parish office for more
- Monthly volunteers
clean, dust and vacuum the church, vestibule, sacristy, and
restrooms for the good of all our parishioners. Sign up
is usually requested at the end of each year.
Young & Young at
Heart Adult Gathering - Periodic meetings of parish adults
for fellowship, fun, and food. Bring your favorite beverage
and appetizer as announced throughout the year in the weekly
Venue at a home or other designated meeting place. Contact
for dates, details, or to volunteer your home for a meeting.
- Margaret Goforth visits our homebound parishioners who can
not regularly attend Mass. If you are homebound, or know of
someone who is homebound, contact Margaret
Goforth who will schedule a visit. In addition to bringing
Holy Communion, she may also bring small offerings from our
parishioners (cards, cookies, a casserole, seasonal decoration,
Our homebound parishioners have usually been active in the parish
assisting with cleaning, cooking for special events, ushering, offering
financial support - - and are now assisting us through their prayer and
suffering. We ask that you pray for them, and bring any small gifts you
would like to donate to the parish office.
The Parish Finance Council is a consultative body of lay persons
mandated by Canon Law, established to advise the Pastor in matters
pertaining to the financial affairs of the Parish. Members are
with experience in business, management, finance, and budgeting;
appointed by the Pastor.
Council - The
Parish Pastoral Council is a body of lay persons allowed by
Canon Law, established to assist the Pastor in the placing,
co-coordinating, guiding, and directing of all aspects of parish
life. Members are elected by the Parishioners and appointed
by the Pastor to serve six year terms.
Group - High school teens desiring to learn more about their
faith, worship Our Lord, serve others, and have a great time
developing new friendships. Food and a lesson on living
for Christ as a Teen. Contact Andrea Booker for more information.
Meeting from 6:00 - 7:30 pm in the "Youth House".
Check the bulletin for dates.
Knights of Columbus - Service and Charitable men's organization.
Meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7pm. Contact Terry Taylor
for further information - (205)
Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus -
Ladies age 18 and over support the Knights of Columbus' charitable causes
in the Church and Community. Contact Boots Barnard for further information
Guild - 1st Wednesday of the month immediately
following the traditional breakfast at Laney's (after morning Mass).
The meeting will take place at the restaurant and is open to men and women
of the parish. The group's plan is to follow in the footsteps of St.
Theresa, the "Little Flower", by doing little things like
she did. Contact the coordinator, Lannie Newman, 205-640-3817, or
e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leeds Welfare Cooperative - Helping the less fortunate in
the Leeds area - - a second collection is taken up on the first weekend
Masses of the month. Please be generous.
- Check the latest bulletin
for the Family Announcement listings for Births, Baptisms, Birthdays,
Marriages, Sick, Shut Ins, Deaths, and Anniversaries.
These parishioners need your personal prayers.
– Helping those in
need at Christmas through donations.
“Truly I say to you,
as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.”
Ministry of Hospitalization
- Providing meals for parishioners who are sick and after hospitalization.
Ministry for Bereavement
- Four groups of volunteers bringing meals to the parish hall
for families of parishioners after a funeral mass and burial.
The Parish Office.