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

We welcome Adorers for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament each Thursday in the Convent Chapel. Adoration begins with at 9:00am and closes at 8:30pm.  From 6:00-7:00pm we have prayers for our country.

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 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

Open to all young people of the parish in grade 4 or higher, Alter Servers assist the Priest and Deacon with various tasks during Mass.  Adults interested in serving at Daily Mass are also welcome.  Altar Servers should possess a genuine desire to be of assistance to clergy and other ministers, as well as exhibit an interest in the liturgy.  Full, active participation in Mass, the ability to move carefully and gracefully, and attention to detail are also necessary.  Altar Servers must be fully initiated Roman Catholics whose families are registered in the parish.  Service assignments are scheduled in three-month periods, and Mass preferences and unavailable dates can be accommodated.  Frequency of service is dependent upon the number of available ministers and may be able to be limited if needed.  Registration, parish-provided training, and parental permission is required for this year-long commitment.

Brian Kinzie............................................................. 602-840-0850 x121 or bkinzie@sttheresaphx.org

 

Monday
Jun132011

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP

Alzheimer’s Support Group meets on the last Tuesday of the month from 4:00-5:00pm. 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

Maureen Schaff............................................................ 602-840-0850 x113

Monday
Jun132011

ANOINTING OF THE SICK MINISTRY

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick takes place during the 8:00am 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

Susan Forcum.......................................................... 602-750-8153

Joanne Gaffaney...................................................... 602-292-5303

Monday
Jun132011

ART AND ENVIRONMENT

The A&E Core Team sets the direction for the appearance of our worship space throughout the liturgical year.  The ability to be creative while still being mindful of time, personnel, and budget is key!  Core Team members facilitate environment changes for smaller holy days and holidays, as well as direct seasonal ministers for major holidays, and should be generally available around these times.  Specific schedules are determined after outlining the work needing to be completed.

 

  •         Flower Arrangers - The generosity of our parish community makes it so we can enjoy fresh flowers throughout the year, and this division of our Art & Environment ministry helps make that happen!  Arrangers select fresh flowers each week at our vendor’s location, then use them to create new floral arrangements to adorn the altar and ambo for weekend Masses.  Work takes place on Thursday or Friday, and Arrangers should be able to provide their own transportation.

 

  •         Seasonal Setup Teams - Decorating for Christmas and Easter is a big job, and Seasonal Setup Teams work with the A&E Core Team to make it faster and easier.  Setup Team members help with a variety of tasks, from moving and placing materials, steaming stored fabrics, to “sprucing up” regular furnishings for the occasion.  Specific skills such as sewing or light building may also be needed at times, but enthusiasm is more important that any particular talent or skill!  Schedules and sign-ups are posted well in advance of each workday, so you can participate as your time and interest permits.

Brian Kinzie................................................... 602-840-0850 x121 or bkinzie@sttheresaphx.org

 

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

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 is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself.  This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. We gather every Wednesday at 9:30am.

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

 

Monday
Jun132011

CHILDREN’S CHOIR

See Liturgical Music Ministry

Monday
Jun132011

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD

During the 9:00am 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 following the Prayers of the Faithful. Within the age group of 4 years old-8 years old, 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 3-8 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

Reconciliation (Confession) – Grade 2

Confirmation & First Eucharist – Grade 3

Preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Confirmation/First Eucharist recognizes parents as the primary catechists of their children.  St. Theresa Parish assists parents in fulfilling their responsibilities through parent/child sacrament classes. Children in second grade receive the Sacrament of First Reconciliation (Confession). Children in third grade receive Confirmation & First Eucharist. Qualifications for enrollment in any Parish Sacramental Preparation Program include:

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

     ● Children must be currently enrolled in religious education at St. Theresa Parish or attending Catholic school.

     ● A copy of your child’s Catholic baptismal certificate must be on file in the Parish Formation & Sacraments Office.

     ● Children along with their parents are required to attend 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

Monday
Jun132011

CONFIRMATION FOR ADULTS

Sacramental preparation for practicing Catholic adults (19 years and over) who missed celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Also included are adults baptized in other recognized Christian Traditions that want to be in full communion with the Catholic Church.  Both Fall or Spring preparation sessions available.

(Unbaptized Adults, see RCIA)

Patty and David Pettit........................................ 602-840-0850 x116