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The K of C 7th ANNUAL YARD SALE will be held on September 15-16 from 7:30 am-2:00 pm. Please save your donations this year for drop off on September 11-14. Clothing donations denim only please.

Youth, Middle School, and High School students mark your calendars! September 23, 2017, we will be going to the Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament for the Youth Eucharistic Conference. The day starts at 10 and ends with a Concert from 7-8. The Vigil Mass will be celebrated with Bishop Baker.

MEMORIAL BRICK campaign - Final brick campaign is now open. Order forms are in the vestibule for your last chance to memorialize your intentions before we pernanently secure ALL the bricks in place. This campaign will be for the gray (or other appropriate contrasting color) that surrounds the red bricks in the cross design.

Marian Year for the Diocese of Birmingham

Beginning on May 13, 2017, the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Mary to the three shepherd children at Fatima in Portugal . Click for Bishop Baker's announcement. Here are some of the upcoming events in our Parish related to this celebration period:

  • September 10, Sunday the Parish will begin the "33 Days to Morning Glory Retreat" which is done from the comfort of your own home! The book for this retreat will be on sale soon for $4.00. If you would like to participate, please send an email to 33daysST@gmail.com. Each participant will need a copy of the book and access to the internet (computer, phone or tablet). We will hold a book order on a Sunday soon, so watch for details in the bulletin.
  • October 7th, First Saturday and the Feast of the Holy Rosary. After confessions (11:30), Rosary (12:00) and Mass (12:30) in the church, we will gather in the Parish Life Center Hall for a simple lunch and Diane Penney's presentation entitled "Coincidence? I Don't Think So!" This presentation will highlight the connections (since 1517) among world events, appearances of Our Lord, Marian apparitions, Catholic Feast Days, and signs in the heavens. Please join us as we discern how our Lord is a God of order and harmony, even in private revelation.
  • October 14, Saturday: OUTDOOR ROSARY at 12:00 noon in the back yard of the Rectory. Bring a lawn chair! God will hear us if we pray the Rosary for our world. St. Louis de Montfort said, "Public prayer is far more powerful than private prayer to appease the anger of God and call down His mercy and Holy Mother Church, guided by the Holy Spirit, has always advocated public prayer in times of public tragedy and suffering
  • November 3, Saturday: "24 Hour Rosary for Peace" Sign up in the foyer to spend time in the Church praying the Rosary. Our goal is to have someone in the Church praying for 24 hours straight: 3:00 PM on Friday until 3:00 PM on Saturday! Our Lady promised that peace would come if God's people would pray.

Pilgrimage to IRELAND with Fr. Gray Bean - September 10th to 22nd, 2017. Click to see where Father Bean will be for the next two weeks.

Youth Protection 1 is mandated for any adult who “works with minors on a regular basis or has a reasonable chance of being alone with a minor.” The seminar schedule is updated on a regular basis (click here for the Diocese web site and click on "Child and Youth Protection Information).  Please note that advanced sign-up for each workshop is a must. Contact the Office for Youth for more information call 838-8301 or e-mail.

Formed.org - Our Parish is subscribed to this exciting new online platform to receive informative teaching about the Catholic faith from renowned speakers. This platform can be used on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Go to theFormed.org website and enter our Parish Code on the homepage: "QHGBQM" and create a personal account with your user name, e-mail, and password. Start enjoying the best Catholic content on demand. Questions - contact Theresa Brown (577-7723)

Text / E-Mail Updates - Ocassionally we send announcements or reminders of events happening at our Parish. If you would like to be sent these announcements, simply text "ADD" to 84576. You will only receive announcements for those events that are relevant to you... For instance, if there is an upcoming Youth Meeting, and you are not a youth or parent of a youth, you will not receive the announcement.

Weekly Bulletin E-mail Notice - The weekly bulletin is published on this web site - usually on the Friday or Saturday before the weekend masses.  If you would like to receive an e-mail with a direct link to the bulletin after it has been published, send your Name and E-mail address using the links provided on the Forms Page.

Palms - If you have blessed palms from past years, you may bring them to church for us to dispose of.  You may also dispose of them in a natural way - - such as burning or cutting into small pieces and burying in your garden.  For those who would like to fold their new palms into a cross - click here.







Saturday, September 30: From 10 am to 4 pm. The Saint Theresa Festival! Food, Games, Live Music! This will be held outside on 3rd Avenue and inside at the Parish Life Center.

The Festival will include 12 booths, 5 outdoor activities, 4 inside activities, live musical entertainment, and Mexican and American food stations. If you would like to participate or have a booth please contact the Facilities Committee by September 25 to secure space. What we really need are VOLUNTEERS to help with parking, set-up on Friday, and take down on late Saturday afternoon (after 4PM). A two-hour shift per volunteer is all the time you would be asked to serve

Sunday, October 1: Feast Day of St. Theresa! Masses and an outdoor processional.


Recurring Events at St. Theresa *

  • Sundays - RCIA / Adult Formation - Starting September 3 - 9:00 am in the Parish Life Center. The text for this year's class is "Catholicism for Dummies" by Rev. John Trigilio. You may purchase a copy at a bookstore; or at the first meeting for $15.00. Fr. Bean is the instructor. Everyone is welcome!
  • Mondays - Maria Goretti Prayer Group - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Parish Hall . All girls ages 13 to 20 are welcomed to visit, pray the Rosary, and discuss the difficult issues facing girls today: dating, purity, temptations, Catholic identity, etc.
  • Tuesdays - Legion of Mary - following the 9:00 am Daily Mass in the Parish Hall Meeting Room. We are pleased to annonce that we are now an official Praesidium (permanent members) at St. Theresa. The "Terror of Demons Praesidium" are called to serve our fellow Parishioners. with Fr. Bean as our Spiritual Leader. If you feel you are being called to serve, then the Legion of Mary is the perfect group for you. Click here for more information on this powerful ministry.."The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few." Call the Parish office for more information.
  • Wednesdays - Lecture Series with Fr. Bean: "Exploring Christian Mysticism" from 10:00 am - 11:30 am in the Parish Hall.
  • 1st and 3rd Fridays - BINGO! - in the Parish Hall, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Cards on sale at 6pm. There will be a total of 6 games played. Snacks and refreshments available for sale. No alcohol permitted. Must be 18 or older to play per city ordinance. Proceeds to benefit the Parish Life Center building fund.

* Check the bulletin for specific topics, changes in venue, and other details

Family Announcements - Each week, the church bulletin lists Births, Baptisms, Birthdays, Parishioner Shut-Ins and Sick, and Deaths.  We rely on your help in making sure these lists are accurate.  Contact the Parish Office if you have any information that should be listed - and to schedule any Mass Intentions for the deceased and those in need of prayer.

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. Click here for more information and how to join the Birmingham chapter based at St. Paul Cathedral.

Bishops' Letter Regarding HHS Contraception Ruling - Click for the letter regarding Religious Liberty from Alabama's two Diocese (Birmingham and Mobile). Also see the UCCB letter.

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Click for information about our building campaign... and click Here to see pictures of the construction progress!

Bishop Baker blesses the new Parish Life Center