Holy Days Of Obligation
Vigil: 8:30 pm Holy Day: 8:30 am, 12:00 Noon and 6:00 pm , 8:00 pm
Assumption of Mary – Monday, August 15, 2022 – Not a Holy Day of Obligation*, Tuesday, August 15, 2023All Saints Day – Tuesday, November 1, 2022Immaculate Conception – Thursday, December 8, 2022 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God – Saturday, January 1, 2023
Saint Theresa Catholic Church
7:30, 8:45, 10:30am 12:30, 5:00pm
Wednesday, 9-9:30am & 7:00 8:00pm Saturday, 4:00-4:45pm
St. Theresa Parish is located in Ashburn, Virginia which is approximately thirty-five miles west of Washington, D.C. We are part of the Arlington Diocese. The parish was started in 1991 by Monsignor James W. McMurtrie. For the first several years Mass was held at the local high school. In 1994, St. Theresa School was open and Mass had been held every day in the schools multi purpose room. Monsignor McMurtrie named the parish for St. Theresa of Lisieux. Theresa was also his mothers name who raised him and his three other siblings alone after their father passed away when they were teenagers.
Father Richard M. Guest became Pastor in 2002-2020. He oversaw the task of building the new church. A ground breaking ceremony was held on September 30, 2007, and building began in April of 2008. The dedication of the new church was held on November 11, 2009. Since then the parish and school office building project that included an adoration chapel has been completed along with a new rectory. We are very grateful for all that was accomplished during Fr. Guests 18 years here.
On July 16, 2020, Father James C. Hudgins became our new pastor. We welcome Fr. Hudgins and pray God blesses him abundantly in his work here at our parish!
Humanitarian Relief For Ukraine
Donations to help Ukrainians who are suffering due to this war would be most appreciated.
The Archdiocese of Toronto will channel donations to support the Office for Refugees, Archdiocese of Toronto and the Catholic Near East Welfare Association . CNEWA is a papal agency with a long history of humanitarian relief it is currently working in Eastern Europe, providing Ukrainians with food, shelter, medicine and transportation to safe locations. ORAT is Canadas largest private Sponsorship Agreement Holder, which helps bring hundreds of newcomers to our country each year it will use donations to bring Ukrainian refugees to Canada as soon as possible.
Your donation will help Ukrainians who are beset by violence in Eastern Europe and it will help some of them find a new home in Canada.
Those wishing to help may do so in the following ways:
- Online through the Archdiocese of Toronto website: www.archtoronto.org
- Through the parish, making cheques payable to:
- St. Mary Immaculate Ukrainian Relief Humanitarian Relief
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Today’s Readings / Lecturas Del Da
M. W. TH. F. 8:30am English W. & TH. 5:00pm Español
“Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away”Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00am-8:25am
St Therese Catholic Church
Sunday: 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm 2:30pm Daily Masses: Monday-Saturday at 9:00am
Confessions: Saturdays: 3:00pm-4:15pm in the church Sundays: 4:45pm-5:15pm in the church or by appointment will follow the 9:00am Mass on the First Friday of each month
The general dispensation from attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation has been narrowed to include those who are ill or vulnerable to the coronavirus.
- Reading 1 Heb 7:258:6Responsorial Psalm 40:7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 17Gospel Mk 3:7-12
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St Theresa Of Avila Catholic Church
Dear Parish Family,
I am excited to announce and I don’t know if I will be able to sleep for the next year. St. Theresa of Avila Parish is partnering with the Bethlehem Nativity Group to sponsor a 10 Day Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
The Holy Land Pilgrimage will leave from the Church parking lot and fly out of New Orleans on . All of the significant places in the life of Our Lord Jesus Christ as well as some important sites from Old Testament events are included.
The full brochure and registration form is available at the Church Office and in the Church after weekend Masses. This is truly an opportunity of a lifetime to walk and pray in the footsteps of Our Lord and to celebrate the Holy Mass each day of the Pilgrimage in the Holy Land. Take a look and I hope you can join us.
Fr. Eric Gyan
Querida familia parroquial,
Estoy emocionado de anunciarlo y no se si podre dormir durante el proximo ano. La parroquia de Santa Teresa de Avila se esta asociando con el Grupo de la nativadad de Belen para patrocinar una peregrinacion de 10 dias a Tierra Santa.
La Peregrinacion a Tierra Santa saldra del estacionamiento de la Iglesia y volara desde Nueva Orleans el 11 de septiembre de 2023 y nos regresara a casa el 20 de septiembre. Se incluyen todos los lugares significativos en la vida de Nuestro Senor Jescristo, asi como algunos sitios importantes de los eventos del Antiguo Testamento.
La Paz de Dios,
Are You Able To Host A Ukrainian Family
When hearing reports of the war in Ukraine, and the millions of Ukrainians that have been forced to flee their homeland, many have asked what they can do to help. Over 80,000 Ukrainians have already arrived to Canada through a special visa program created by Immigration Canada. An additional 500,000 have applied to the program and are expected to arrive in the coming months. Many are arriving to Toronto and are without family here in Canada to help them. Among those will be some who are vulnerable to human trafficking, particularly seniors, single women, and women with children. There is an immediate need for families to host for a period of between one and six months some of those who have arrived. If you would like to learn more about hosting a Ukrainian family, please go to Archdiocese of Toronto Ukrainian Crisis and register for a virtual information session.
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Watch Mass Live On Youtube Or Facebook
The Saturday 5:00pm, Sunday 8:00am and 2:30pm Masses are also being streamed LIVE to our YouTube channel!
When unable to attend Mass, you are encouraged to make a spiritual communion:
An Act of Spiritual CommunionMy Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
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Despedida del Padre Norbert y bienvenida al nuevo sacerdote – Misa bilingüe ¡Cambio de hora en la Misa!
El Obispo Jacques vendrá a nuestra parroquia para celebrar esta Misa bilingüe. La hora de la misa será a las 17:30 el sábado 14 de enero
El horario regular de las misas dominicales se seguirá el 15 de enero: 8 Am, 10:45 Am Misas en inglés y 12:30 PM Misa en español
Farewell to Father Norbert and Welcome to New Priest bilingual Mass Change of Mass time!
Bishop Jacques will come to our parish to celebrate this bilingual Mass. The Mass time is 5:30 PM on Saturday, January 14th.
The regular Sunday Masses schedule will be followed on January 15th: 8 Am, 10:45 Am English Masses and 12:30 PM Spanish Mass
WELCOME TO ST. THERESA THE LITTLE FLOWER
We pray that you will join us as we worship Christ in His holy Catholic church and become an active parishioner.
AS AN ACTIVE PARISHIONER, YOU ARE ENTITLED TO:
*Participation in Sacramental, educational, pastoral and social ministries
*Participation in parish activities and programs
*Enrollment and tuition consideration in the deanery parochial school.
ACTIVE PARISHIONER STATUS IS DEMONSTRATED BY:
*Being formally registered and active in the parish for at least three months
*Regular and faithful participation in Sunday liturgies at least 75% of the month and year
*Regular and identifiable financial support of the parish by using the envelop system or online giving.