- The K of C will have a Wreath Laying
Ceremony at Leeds Memorial Park on Monday, May 29th at
11:00 AM (Memorial Day). The Park is located on Highway
119 South. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information
please call Ned Barrett at (205) 991-3123.
- Totus Tuus is a Catholic "Vacation
Bible School" type event for children. Our parish will
be hosting it again this year. July 24-28, 2017
- There will be an all-day "Fatima
Conference" in the Parish Life Center on Saturday,
July 8, 2017. Speakers will be members of the Sister Servants
of the Eternal Word and Author and EWTN Host Donna Marie Cooper-O'Boyle.
Baker announces 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 inPortugal.
Fr. Jim Naughton Scholarship
- All registered youth of St. Theresa entering grades 6 -
12 the next school year are eligible. Three each 1,000 scholarships
will be awarded based on the criteria set forth in the application
form (essays, services to the church and community, activities,
letters of reccommendation).
Fr. Bean is happy
to announce - This Summer the parish will be hosting
a seminarian, Br. Matthew Mary, MFVA. Br. Matthew is a member
of the Franciscan Friars of the Eternal Word in Irondale, Alabama,
and made his perpetual vows in 2014. He studies at Mt. Saint Mary's
Seminary in Emmetsburg, Maryland.
New Lecture Series with
Fr. Bean: "Exploring Christian Mysticism"
Each Wednesday in the Parish Life Center Hall, from 10;00
am - 11:30 am.
Adult Education / Formation
- Sundays at 9:00 am in the Parish Life Center Meeting Room.
Various topics each week - see the latest bulletin for a listing.
Knights of Columbus Yard
Sale - June 9 - 10, 8am - 3pm.
K of C - 4th Annual Family
Fun and Fishing Derby - Saturday, May 20, 9am - 3pm at the
Watkins Property, Pell City, AL. See bulletin for details.
Three awards of $1,000 each will be awarded
to registered youth of St. Theresa who are entering grades 6 -
12, and complete an application form, and required essays and
letters of reccommendation. All documentation must be received
by June 18.
Legion of Mary - Meeting on Tuesdays
following the 9am Mass in the Library / Meeting Room.
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.
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)
Maria Goretti Prayer Group - Mondays
in the Parish Hall starting September 12. 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. Monday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30. Check the current
Bulletin for changes in venue.
SACRED MARRIAGE - Hosted by Bruce and
Loretta Benik at their residence in Leeds on Tuesdays, starting
at 7 PM for one hour. Based on the book written by Gary Thomas.
New couples small group meeting, contact Bruce or Loretta -
see September 4 bulletin for contact information and details.
All married couples invited - come as you are.
Youth Group T-shirts - The St. Theresa
Youth Group is selling T-shirts to raise money for activities.
Only $15 each for all sizes. See the bulletin for details and
Breakfast & Friendships - Enjoy
breakfast with your church friends after the Wednesday morning
mass at Laney's Restaurant. No requirements, call for directions:
Laney's Restaurant (205) 699-7179 7601 Parkway Drive.
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
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.
- Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus,
every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month starting
June 16. 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. See the bulletin for
to IRELAND with Fr. Gray Bean
- September 10th to 22nd, 2017. Click for the information brochure.
and "Coffee Corner" - Opening soon. Details
No more Aluminum
Cans - We are no longer collecting aluminum cans for
the Youth Group. Please do not leave cans outside the rectory.
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
- 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.
for information about our building campaign... and click
Here to see pictures of the construction progress!
Baker blesses the new Parish Life Center
- St. Theresa needs your help in each of these holy
ministries! Proclaim God's Word; assist in warmly greeting
and seating fellow parishioners and visitors; distribute the Eucharistic
Sacraments during Communion. Prayerfully consider each of
these ministries, and contact the following persons for more information
and to volunteer:
Cleaners - sign up for a one-month commitment as a family
or as an individual to clean the church. We need at least
3 people to volunteer for each month. A sign-up sheet is
located in the vestibule for 2016.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and
Altar Servers - Deacon Rubio (577-0366)
Team Member - Special Cleaning
and Ironing of the Linens used at Mass. Adrianne Price (542-9313)
Lectors - Emily Lunsford (699-2023) or Marcie
Ushers/Greeters - Yolanda Chasteen (814-1216)
Sacristan - Set up the books and Sacred
Vessels for the Liturgy. Adrianne Price (542-9313)
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.