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-Noon

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

CONFIRMATION FOR ADULTS

Sacramental preparation for adults (19 or older) who are practicing Catholics but have not yet received the sacrament of Confirmation.  Call for details. (Catholics who have been baptized, but have not received First Eucharist or First Reconciliation, see RCIA.)

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

Monday
Jun132011

CONFIRMATION FOR CHILDREN (3RD GRADE)

See Children’s Sacramental Preparation

Monday
Jun132011

CONFIRMATION FOR CHILDREN (4TH-5TH Grade)

All children in 4th and 5th grade who have not yet been confirmed are elegible to participate in the Sacrament of Confirmation preparation program for the 2016-2017 school year. Registration occurs in September and the preparation continues throughout the school year.  

Rita Laguna.......................................................... 602-840-0850 x110

Monday
Jun132011

CONFIRMATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEENS (9TH-12TH Grade)

All High School students who have not yet been confirmed are eligible to participate in the Sacrament of Confirmation preparation program for the 2016-2017 school year. Registration occurs in September and the preparation continues throughout the school year. For more information, please visit StLifeTeen.org/Sacraments or call the Parish Office.

Mary Castner.......................................................... 602-840-0850 x115

Tuesday
Nov262013

CONFIRMATION FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS (6TH-8TH Grade)

All Middle School students who have not yet been confirmed are eligible to participate in the Sacrament of Confirmation preparation for the 2016-2017 school year. Registration occurs in September and the preparation continues throughout the school year. For more information, please visit www.StLifeTeen.org/Sacraments/ or call the Parish Office.

Mary Castner..............................................602-840-0850 X115

Monday
Jun132011

CUB SCOUTS

See Boy Scouts

Monday
Jun132011

CURSILLO

Cursillo is a 3-day weekend retreat for the deepening and renewal of the Catholic faith and Christian commitment. Three men’s and three women’s retreats are held each year at the nearby Mount Claret Center. The program includes prayer, meditation, spiritual direction, talks and discussions, daily Mass, the Rosary, Adoration and Stations of the Cross.

Manny and Daneen Yrique......................................... 602-920-5065

Monday
Jun132011

DADS’ CLUB

The DADs’ Club is a social and service organization open to all STCS dad's and male parishioners of Saint Theresa Parish. Our purpose is to serve Saint Theresa Catholic School for the benefit of the students, while being a source of fun and fellowship for our members. We take great pride in helping out through the school year at the various activities: cooking our famous monthly breakfasts following Sunday masses; grilling burgers and hot dogs at the Fall Festival; coordinating an annual Dads' Club Halloween Party and hosting an annual golf tournament. Join us for some fun while serving our school and parish to benefit the students.

Dr. Thomas Dertinger, Principal..................................... 602-840-0010

Wednesday
Sep262012

DUET - (Partners in Health & Aging)

Working with St. Theresa Pastoral Care Ministry to assist with Random Acts of Kindness such as: grocery shopping, transportation to medical appointments, friendly visiting and phoning, paperwork assistance, handy man services, limited respite assistance, computer assistance and home safety assessments. Visit info@duetaz.org.

Duet...................................602-274-5022

Wednesday
Sep262012

Edge

See Middle School Youth Ministry

Monday
Jun132011

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION (EMC)

The EMCs distribute the Body and Blood of Christ at Sunday, daily, and Holy Day Liturgies. Qualities needed: A deep love for the Eucharist, practicing and fully-initiated Roman Catholic (at least 16 years of age, received the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation), registered in the Parish, desire to be a reverent servant at the table of the Lord. Training provided by the Parish. Mass time preferences and unavailable dates can be accommodated. Normally assigned about twice a month. Required to arrive 20 minutes early for scheduled Liturgy and to remain afterwards to wash the sacred vessels.

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

Monday
Jun132011

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION FOR THE HOMEBOUND, NURSING HOMES, CARE CENTERS & HOSPITALS

Trained EMC’s take communion to all those who can no longer come to Church. Two evening training sessions required, with follow-up pastoral care meetings for spiritual enrichment.

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

Monday
Jun132011

FAITH AND LIGHT U.S.A. WEST

We are a community movement whose mission is to help people who are intellectually challenged to find their rightful place at the heart of the Church.  Objectives are to deepen friendships, carry one another's burdens, encourage and support each other, see the Face of Christ in all of our brothers and sisters, to participate in Sacramental life and to become signs of God’s love.  We meet monthly with the intellectually challenged, their parents and friends.  We pray, sing and share our experiences, go on outings and Pilgrimages, celebrate the Eucharist, and give to each other through our love and caring.  We welcome members of all faiths to join us in our Celebration of Life.

Barbara McDowell...................................................480-362-0129

Monday
Jun132011

FIRST EUCHARIST (FIRST COMMUNION) 

See Children’s Sacramental Preparation or, for adults, RCIA

Monday
Jun132011

FIRST RECONCILIATION (FIRST CONFESSION)

See Children’s Sacramental Preparation or, for adults, RCIA

 

Monday
Jun132011

FUNERAL RECEPTION MINISTRY 

Pastoral Care Ministers, called Apostolic Ministers of Care, help prepare a reception for the family following the Funeral Mass for their loved one. Families in grief often do not have the physical or mental ability to prepare a reception at this time of sorrow. This is a holy ministry that enables friends and family to gather together after the service to share healing memories of their loved one. This act of hospitality is deeply appreciated and speaks of the love that our community has for those who are in grief. Help is needed with food, set-up, or clean-up (whichever fits you best) about once a month.

Marilyn Carrigan................................................. 602-957-9637

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

Monday
Jun132011

GIRL SCOUTS

Girl 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 all St. Theresa Catholic School girls from kindergarten through 8th grade and is carried out through adult volunteers working with the girls.

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

gkeating@sttheresaphx.org

 

Monday
Jun132011

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP 

Grief affects everyone differently. Our support comes from hearing your needs. If you would like a one-on-one with a grief counselor (no charge) or would like to join a group, we can assist you. 

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

Monday
Jun132011

HEALTH & WELLNESS MINISTRY

Provides monthly blood pressure checks after Masses. In addition, the Ministry provides different events throughout the year to promote a healthy mind, body and soul: health screening tests, health fairs, and speakers on health and social issues. Any parishioner in the medical field is encouraged to assist with this wonderful ministry.

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

Monday
Jun132011

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY – LIFE TEEN

LIFE Teen is a Catholic-centered high school teen program, open to all faiths, that deals with spiritual, social, educational and emotional development in a youth-group setting. Meetings are Sunday nights, beginning with the 5PM Teen Mass, followed by a LIFE Teen activity lasting until 9PM. See also the St. Theresa Parish LIFE Teen website, www.stlifeteen.org. Registration begins in September and programming continues throughout the year. The Sacrament of Confirmation is offered to all 9th through 12th grade students in our Parish through our LIFE Teen program.

Mary Castner...................................................................................... 602-840-0850 x115