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

LITURGICAL MUSIC MINISTRY (CHOIRS)

Music Ministry isn’t about performing or providing “accompaniment for Mass”… it’s a vital part of our worship, and helps the community participate more fully in the liturgy. There are several ways to inspire and help lead the community, whether on Sunday or at special times during the year. Music ministers should be passionate about their craft and how they can offer their skills and abilities in service of the community.  Rehearsal times and schedules vary.

  •        Sunday Ensembles - Our 9:00am, 11:00am, and 5:00pm Masses are led by vocal and instrumental ensembles of a variety of styles. These ensembles are also responsible for major liturgies (Christmas, Easter, etc.) as well as other special liturgies throughout the year (Mass of Remembrance, Thanksgiving, etc.). Time commitment includes a weekly evening rehearsal and other special rehearsals as needed. Due to the fast-paced schedule, an interview/audition is required.
  •        Youth Choir - Open to all young people of the parish in grades 3-8, the Youth Choir leads the community in song at the Sunday 9:00am monthly “Liturgy with Children,” the 4:00pm Mass on Christmas Eve, and the 9:00am Mass on Easter Sunday.  Rehearsals take place once a week in the afternoon, and extra rehearsals may be necessary for major events.  Registration and parental permission is required for this year-long commitment.
  •       Seasonal Choir - Want to participate but can’t make every Sunday? Our Seasonal Choir joins our regular Sunday Ensembles for Christmas, Holy Week, and Easter.  Several rehearsals are required around each event.

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

Monday
Jun132011

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER

Marriage Encounter weekends are presented monthly diocesan-wide by three Catholic couples and a priest to offer couples a chance to pause awhile and focus on each other.

Denise and Mark Kriese....................................................................... 480-643-0622

Monday
Jun132011

MARRIAGE: SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

Catholics in the Diocese of Phoenix enter a 9-month preparation process for the Sacrament of Marriage. This preparation is offered to prepare our couples, as much as possible, for successfully and joyfully entering and living out a lifetime covenant of love in the Sacrament. As soon as possible after engagement (at least 9 months prior to the desired wedding date), the couple makes an appointment with the marriage prep coordinator to initiate the marriage preparation process. The marriage prep coordinator will verify the time and date for your wedding after the deposit and contract are returned.  Wedding dates cannot be scheduled over the phone. A packet explaining wedding policies and protocols will be given to the couple during the initial meeting with the marriage prep coordinator.

Ruth Madigan-Marriage Prep Coordinator.........................................................................602-292-7787

Wednesday
Oct032012

MARTHA'S MINISTRY

Just as in the Gospel Martha was tending to the household needs, so do members of our Martha’s Ministry tend to our parish “household needs,” namely the care of the linens used during communion at Mass.  Ministers pick up soiled linens on Monday, launder and iron them at their leisure, then return them by Friday morning.  The Martha’s Ministry also helps facilitate the care of the larger altar cloths and altar server albs as needed.  Ministers are scheduled in three-month periods, 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.  An interview and parish-provided training is required for this year-long commitment.

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

Thursday
Nov092017

MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY - THE EDGE

The Edge program of Saint Theresa Parish is an energetic, Catholic-centered program open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders of all faiths. The Edge meets every other Monday. The Sacrament of Confirmation is offered to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students within our Parish and School through the Edge program.  Schedule available at www.stlifeteen.com

Mary Castner.....................................................602-568-6231

Monday
Jun132011

NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING

The Phoenix Natural Family Planning Center provides education to engaged and married couples with regard to the natural methods of fertility regulation. It is the only method of family planning to avoid or achieve pregnancy that is in keeping with Catholic Church teaching.  Additionally, these classes fulfill a portion of the marriage preparation requirements in the Diocese of Phoenix. 

Cindy Leonard.......................................................................................... 602-354-2123

Monday
Jun132011

PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION - PTO

Parents, teachers, and administrators work together to raise funds for our STCS.  The planning of special events such as the Fall Auction and other fundraisers require parental involvement to achieve financial goals.  PTO is also a major source of communication to school parents, via the school newsletter and event flyers.  This organization provides hospitality for PTO –sponsored events and social gatherings. 

Sara Graf....................................................................................602-793-8258

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

Monday
Jun132011

PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL

Serves pastor and parish in an advisory capacity on parish financial matters.

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

Fr. Chuck Kieffer.............................................................................. 602-840-0850

Monday
Jun132011

PARISH OFFICE ASSISTANCE

Volunteers are always welcome to assist in office tasks, such as bulk mailings, stuffing bulletins, and other projects.

Shannon Braccio........................................................................... 602-840-0850 x112

Monday
Jun132011

PARISH PERPETUAL ENDOWMENT FUND

Serves the pastor in an advisory capacity with regard to the administration and growth of the St. Theresa Parish Perpetual Endowment Fund. The Perpetual Fund provides annual grants to many Parish ministries along with educational scholarships to young parishioners. The Perpetual Fund also sponsors periodic workshops and presentations.

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

Fr. Chuck Kieffer................................................................................ 602-840-0850

Monday
Jun132011

PASTORAL COUNCIL

As an advisory body to the Pastor, the Pastoral Council assists the community of Saint Theresa Parish to grow spiritually. Through prayer and discernment, the Council recommends to the Pastor courses to take for the community and its ministries. Meets every six weeks from 7-9PM. Requires a 3-year commitment.

Patrick M. Madigan, President................................................ pastoralcouncil@sttheresaphx.org

Fr. Chuck Kieffer....................................................................... 602-840-0850

 

 

Monday
Jun132011

PRAYER INTERCESSOR

Prayer intercessors are people who are known for regularly interceding on behalf of others before God. To intercede means to come between, so prayer intercessors are, in effect, coming between God and the needs in another person's life.   

Pastoral Care emails the needs and intentions of the St. Theresa Community.  If you don’t have email and want to be included we can mail the intentions to you each week.

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

Thursday
Nov092017

PRAYER REQUESTS

Those requesting prayers are asked to place their request in the ‘Prayer Table’ which is by the St. Theresa Statue. Requests are brought to the Adoration Chapel each Thursday where the Adorers pray for these intentions while in the sacred presence of our dear Jesus.

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

Monday
Jun132011

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

RCIA is a sacramental process in which adults (19 years and over) discern and prepare to be received into our Catholic community through the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation.  RCIA incorporates Scripture, Tradition, Liturgy and Prayer.  The journey of faith culminates by welcoming newly initiated members annually at the Easter Vigil.

(Already Baptized Adults, see Confirmation for Adults)

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

Monday
Jun132011

RCIC (RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF CHILDREN)

The Child/Teen Initiation Program (RCIC) welcomes young parishioners into the church through a family process of initiation. The program model is offered to children/teens ages 7 to 18 who have not been baptized. They are received fully into the Catholic Church during the Easter Vigil when they receive the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Volunteers can serve the program as a catechist, sponsor or guest speaker.

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

Monday
Jun132011

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (ELEMENTARY STUDENTS)

St. Theresa Parish Religious Education Program is focused on ALL children in our Parish having the right (by their Baptism) to learn about Jesus and to grow in their faith. All children who attend a public school, charter school, who are home-schooled, or are in any other school situation other than a Catholic school are welcome. Our volunteer teachers work together with parents to pass on the traditions of the Catholic faith for Pre-school (3 and 4 year olds) through 5th grade. St. Theresa Parish offers the following options:

Traditional Religious Education Program (Pre-School – 5th grade):

This program is for families with children ages 3 - 10 years old (Pre-School – 5tth grades). These students attend Religious Education classes in a traditional classroom setting.

Classes meet:  Sundays (10:30am - 11:30am) in the school classrooms after the 9:00a.m. Mass. Classes begin late in August and finish up in May.

Home-School Religious Education Program (Special Needs/Circumstances):

This program is for a family who has a child with a special health/learning need or any other medical condition that prohibits their child from attending a traditional classroom setting or for those families whose work schedule is not conducive to a traditional classroom Elementary Religious Education program time-frame.  You and your child will work on assignments at home and meet with the Coordinator once a month to go over lessons and answer any questions.

We also offer a Sacramental Preparation Program for children with Special Needs. (All materials are adapted to your child’s special needs)

Sacramental Preparation for 4th & 5th grade students:

For students in 4th or 5th grades who have been baptized Catholic, but have not yet received one of the following Sacraments:

First Reconciliation/First Confession, Confirmation or First Eucharist/First Communion

Rita Laguna..............................................602-840-0850 x110 or rlaguna@sttheresaphx.org

Monday
Jun132011

RETROUVAILLE

Retrouvaille (Rediscovery) is a Catholic Diocesan program for couples who want their marriage to work.  It provides communication tools to heal troubled marriages. This program is offered several times during the year.

For more information/registration........................................................ 602-254-6723

Monday
Jun132011

ROSARY AND THE CHAPLET OF THE DIVINE MERCY

We welcome all to join in community prayer and song that includes the Joyful Mysteries, the Chaplet, and the Glorious Mysteries, each Wednesday evening from 6:30-7:30 pm in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament in the Convent Chapel.

Al Iannucci.................................................................................................... 602-952-0802

Monday
Jun132011

SAINT THERESA CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Saint Theresa Catholic School is committed to Catholic education in method and content, recognizing each student as a complete person with a need for knowledge and spirituality.  Curriculum is offered for pre-school, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten through 8th grade. STCS encourages spiritual and moral formation, as well as encouraging an appreciation for the arts, promoting physical well-being, respect for each member of the school community, and recognizing the dignity of all human life. The school’s mission is to prepare students spiritually, academically, and socially to assume a responsible and productive role in society while living out values of the Gospel. The school offers an Extended Care program - a state-licensed before-and-after school program in a safe environment with a licensed staff

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

Monday
Jun132011

SAINT THERESA CATHOLIC SCHOOL ADVISORY BOARD

The Saint Theresa Catholic School Board functions as an advisory board to the STCS Administration and Pastor while supporting the school’s mission through open communication with all members of the community. The Board meets monthly to review, evaluate and formulate school policy recommendations for consideration by the School Administration and Pastor on a variety of issues.  Standing committees of the Board include: Finance, Development/Marketing, Technology and Spirituality. Task Force Committees give advice and direction in the spiritual, academic, and social aspects of the school’s educational program.

Emil Graf, President.............................................................................................. 602-793-8258

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