Saint Theresa Parish

A Roman Catholic Community
5045 E. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 840-0850 Parish Office
(602) 840-0871 Parish Fax  

Parish Email info@sttheresaphx.org

Parish Office Hours
Monday through Thursday
9:00AM-Noon & 1:00PM-5:00PM
Friday 9:00AM-12noon         Sunday 8:30AM-12:30PM

Closed Saturdays
& most Federal Holidays.

Liturgy Schedule
Saturday Vigil Mass 4PM
Sunday Masses
7:30AM
9:00AM (Liturgy with Children)
11:00AM and
5:00PM (Teen and Young Adult)

Daily Masses
Monday through Friday
6:30AM and Saturday at 8:00AM
Holy Day Masses as announced in bulletin prior to the Holy Day.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
(Confession)
Saturday, 9:00AM to 10:00AM
Wednesday, 5:00PM to 6:00PM and by appointment

Pastor

Rev. Charles G. Kieffer

Parochial Vicar 

(Associate Pastor)

Rev. Joachim Adeyemi

Rev. J.C. Ortiz

Priest in Residence

Rev. Kevin Grimditch

Assisting Priest

Rev. Paul Peri

Deacons

Colin F. Campbell

Mark Kriese

Ralph Ulibarri

 

Saint Theresa Catholic School
5001 East Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018

www.stcs.us

(602) 840-0010 School Office
(602) 840-8323 School Fax

 

 

Administration
Monday
Jun132011

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

Strengthen your relationship with the Lord, Thursdays in the Convent Chapel. Adoration begins with opening prayer at 9AM and closes with night prayer at 8:30PM. Throughout the day, you are invited to come to spend as much time as you want in quiet prayer in the living presence of Christ in the Eucharist.  Or, schedule a particular hour to be present.

Maureen Schaaf....................................................... 602-840-0850 x113

Monday
Jun132011

ADULT FAITH FORMATION

Saint Theresa Parish offers adult scripture study, retreats, and periodic seminars and presentations to enrich our knowledge and enhance our understanding of the Catholic Church, as well as to grow in faith. Programs are announced in the Parish Bulletin.

Cheryl Lienau................................................ 602-840-0850 x106

 

Monday
Jun132011

AL ANON

Help is available through a 12-step anonymous program for the family and friends of those with drinking problems. Al Anon meets every Saturday evening at 8:00PM in Classroom 16.

Lea................................................................................ 602-840-1919

Monday
Jun132011

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (AA)

Help is available through a 12-step anonymous program for those with drinking problems. AA meets every Saturday evening at 8:00PM in Classroom 17.

Lea................................................................................ 602-840-1919

Monday
Jun132011

ALTAR SERVERS

Assist at the Table of the Lord for Sunday and Holy Day Masses. Qualities needed: Baptized Catholic who has received their first Eucharist and is at least in 5th grade; open to all students of the Parish. Adults interested in serving at daily Masses also welcomed. A training session is provided. Time commitment: may select your Mass time preference. Your unavailable dates can be accommodated. Normally assigned about twice a month. Required to arrive 20 minutes early for scheduled Liturgy.

Brian Kinzie............................................................. 602-840-0850 x121

 

Monday
Jun132011

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP

Alzheimer’s Support Group meets on the last Tuesday of the month from 4-5:30PM. This meeting is primarily for caregivers and/or family members who are seeking information regarding Alzheimer’s disease. The nature and progress of the disease are discussed. Resources for the patient and caregiver are available. Speakers may also be scheduled.

Maureen Schaaf....................................................... 602-840-0850 x113

Monday
Jun132011

ANNULMENT

The Catholic Church believes in the sanctity and permanence of a valid marriage. In the annulment process, the Church evaluates the validity of a previous marriage to determine whether that relationship was a true, sacramental marriage as taught by Christ and understood by the Church. Get the facts concerning your status within the Catholic Church and what is involved in the annulment process.

Bill Ahearn.................................................................... 602-852-0804

Monday
Jun132011

ANOINTING OF THE SICK MINISTRY

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick takes place during the 8AM Mass on the first Saturday of each month. Members of this ministry come to the Church a little early that morning to help sign up those people who wish to be anointed. They also assist the Priest at the time of anointing.

Maureen Schaaf....................................................... 602-840-0850 x113

Angie McDonald.......................................................... 602-955-6641

Monday
Jun132011

ART AND ENVIRONMENT

We maintain the appearance of the sacred space of the Church, decorating for major Holy days and seasons—Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, etc. Most tasks involve helping the design leader, carrying materials, etc., and can be done by anyone. Special skills needed may include sewing and light building. Enthusiasm is much more important than any particular talent or skill.  Photographers are also welcome to document the work. The schedule and tasks are set well in advance, so you can participate as your time and interest permits.

Brian Kinzie............................................................. 602-840-0850 x121

Bill Ahearn.................................................................... 602-852-0804

Monday
Jun132011

BAPTISM 

FOR CHILDREN (Age 7-14) or FOR TEENS (Age 15-18)

        See Rite of Christian Initiation for Children and Teens (RCIC)

FOR ADULTS

        See Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) 

 

Monday
Jun132011

BAPTISM (INFANTS & YOUNG CHILDREN UP TO AGE 6)

Congratulations on bringing your child into the Church!

Parents seeking baptism for a child should be registered at St. Theresa Parish, and attend a baptismal information/sign-up meeting. These are held on the first Thursday of every month in the parish office at 7PM. All questions will be addressed at that time. Dates for further instruction of parents and baptism schedules are given at the information meeting. Godparents may attend, but are not required.

Mark Kriese................................................... 480-643-0622

Monday
Jun132011

BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY

A vital ministry to help those in grief due to the death of a loved one. Meet with families, following the death, to plan the funeral and Vigil service. The quarterly bereavement publication, Ruth, is mailed to families during the first year. This ministry also sends cards to the families on the year anniversary. Help with planning the Mass of Remembrance in November. Those interested in this ministry are asked to have had experience in dealing with people in grief.

Maureen Schaaf....................................................  602-840-0850 x113

Monday
Jun132011

BIBLE STUDY

See Scripture Study

Monday
Jun132011

BOY SCOUTS & CUB SCOUTS

Scouting operates on the principles that children grow, learn, and have fun by discovering things for themselves, making decisions, and doing service. The program is open to boys’ ages 6 to 20 years old and is carried out through adult volunteers working with the boys.

Richard Hinz (Scoutmaster)............................. 602-999-8610

Paul Scott (Cubmaster)................................. 602-370-1231

 

Monday
Jun132011

CENTERING PRAYER

Centering Prayer Group meets on Wednesdays at 9:15AM. Centering Prayer is a method designed to facilitate the development of contemplative prayer. Contemplative prayer is a normal development of the grace of Baptism. It is the opening of our minds and hearts to God beyond thoughts, words and emotions. We "center" together for 20 minutes and then watch a set of tapes by Thomas Keating, a Trappist monk from Colorado. Keating leads a group called Contemplative Outreach, which teaches Centering Prayer nationally and internationally.  

Jeannie Lashinske..................................................... 480-423-1645

 

Monday
Jun132011

CHILDREN’S CHOIR

See Liturgical Music Ministry

Monday
Jun132011

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD

During the 9AM Sunday Mass, children are invited to leave the larger parish assembly to participate in a concurrent Liturgy of the Word, and return to their parents for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Within the age group of 5-9, ministers use the Children’s Lectionary to proclaim and reflect on the Sunday readings with them. Once a month, the children are invited to sit at the sanctuary steps for Liturgy of the Word with Children. During this program, a child lector proclaims the readings and the homily is directed to them. Children in grades 5-8 are invited to serve as lectors, actors and ushers. Children’s Liturgy is a wonderful way to share the living Word of God with the children of St. Theresa.

Gina Keating....................................................... 602-840-0850 x111

Monday
Jun132011

CHILDREN’S SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

Preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Confirmation/First Eucharist recognizes parents as the primary catechist of their children. St. Theresa Parish assists the parents in fulfilling their responsibilities through parent/child sacrament classes offered through Religious Education. Children in second grade receive the sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession). Children in third grade receive Confirmation/First Eucharist, and children in fourth grade through high school are eligible for Confirmation if they have not received this sacrament. Qualifications for enrollment in Sacramental Preparation include:

     ●     Families must be a registered, active and contributing member of St. Theresa Parish.

     ●     Your child must have successfully completed one year of religious education the year prior to receiving a sacrament, and be currently enrolled in a religious education program at St. Theresa or attending Catholic school.

     ●     Your child must have a Catholic baptismal certificate on file in the Parish Religious Education office.

     ●     You must attend the required parent/child meetings, retreats and rehearsals.

Gina Keating....................................................... 602-840-0850 x111

Monday
Jun132011

CHOIR

See Liturgical Music Ministry

Monday
Jun132011

CHRIST CHILD SOCIETY OF PHOENIX

Christ Child Society of Phoenix is one of 40 chapters of the National Christ Child Society. It is an association of volunteers whose purpose is to serve the needs of children. Their many projects include distributing handmade layettes for disadvantaged newborns and Bedtime Bags to help children in trying times, as well as having a special reading project in two of the inner-city Catholic Schools. We welcome anyone who would like to become a member.

Elida Desmond.................................................................... 480-620-4856