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St. Theresa of the Child Jesus


Parish Ministries

Volunteers Needed     

Liturgical Ministries - 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
  • Lector
  • Sacristan
  • 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 daily.

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 information.

Church Cleaning - 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 bulletin.  Venue at a home or other designated meeting place.  Contact Christian Cockerham for dates, details, or to volunteer your home for a meeting.

Homebound Visitation - 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, etc).

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.






Finance Council - 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 individuals with experience in business, management, finance, and budgeting; and are appointed by the Pastor.

Parish 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.

Parish Youth 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) 352-3118.

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 - 205-640-3350.

St. Theresa's 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 lannie_newman@yahoo.com.

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.

Personal Ministry - 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.

Angel Tree – 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.” (Mark 25).

Ministry of Hospitalization - Providing meals for parishioners who are sick and after hospitalization.  Contact The Parish Office.

Ministry for Bereavement - Four groups of volunteers bringing meals to the parish hall for families of parishioners after a funeral mass and burial.  Contact The Parish Office.