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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.
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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
to IRELAND with Fr. Gray Bean
- September 10th to 22nd, 2017. Click to see where Father Bean
will be for the next two weeks.
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
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.
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
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 -
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
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
Sunday, October 1: Feast Day of St. Theresa! Masses
and an outdoor processional.
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.
- 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
- 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
* Check the bulletin
for specific topics, changes in venue, and other details
- 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.
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.
Click for information
about our building campaign... and click
Here to see pictures of the construction progress!
Baker blesses the new Parish Life Center