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

HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE

The Ministry of Hospitality works to enhance the spirit of fellowship among parishioners by serving refreshments after Sunday morning Masses, as well as other parish events. Individuals, families, and parish groups are invited to join this ministry. The commitment is approximately once a month or by event. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet other parishioners and welcome visitors to our church.

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

Monday
Jun132011

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

The St. Theresa Parish Knights of Columbus Council is part of the largest Catholic lay group in the world.  Practicing Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, are invited to join in dedicating themselves to the ideals of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism while serving the needs of our parish community in various ministries and outreach efforts. 

Jim Tucker ............................................................................................................... 602-687-7398

Monday
Jun132011

LECTORS

Proclaim Holy Scripture for the community at Sunday, daily, and Holy Day Liturgies. This is accomplished not by mere “reading” of words, but by study of Scripture to understand the writer’s intent and thereby proclaiming God’s message to the assembly. Qualities needed: A love of Scripture and a desire to continually grow in knowledge and understanding of it; practicing and fully initiated Roman Catholic (at least 16 years of age, received the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation), registered in the Parish; ability to proclaim and not just read; good public presence and vocal projection. Training provided by the Parish, normally two sessions. Mass time preferences and unavailable dates can be accommodated. Normally assigned about once every six weeks. Must show up 20 minutes before Mass.

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

Monday
Jun132011

LITURGICAL MUSIC MINISTRY (CHOIRS)

Lead the gathered community in the sung prayer of the Church through songs, psalms, litanies, and responses. This ministry inspires and animates those gathered into full, conscious, and active participation at Mass. Liturgical Musicians are involved in Sunday and Holy Day Eucharistic Liturgies, as well as other Liturgies depending on the time of year. Qualities needed: A servant-leader attitude where music is at the service of the Liturgy. There are five groups:

     ●        The 9AM and 11AM Choirs are mixed choruses of singers with various levels of musical ability and style.  The main requirement is a servants’ heart and the desire to work together with others to produce prayerful, beautiful services. There is a weekly rehearsal on Wednesday at 6PM, and they also sing for major Holy Days (Christmas, the Triduum) and Special Liturgies (Mass of Remembrance, Thanksgiving, and Lessons & Carols.)

     ●        The Festival Choir joins the two choirs mentioned above for special services, primarily at Advent, Christmas and the Triduum.

     ●        The 5PM Choir specializes in contemporary music and is comprised mostly of high school students and young adults. They rehearse on Sundays at 3:30PM before the 5PM Mass.

     ●        The Children’s Choir involves leading the singing at the weekly school liturgy, and also sings once a month at the Sunday 9AM Liturgy with Children, normally on the first Sunday of the month. In addition, they sing at the 4PM and 4:15PM Christmas Eve Masses. There may be some extra scheduled rehearsals for Christmas and any other special events. Parental permission is required. Open to children in grades 3-8. Rehearsal is Wednesday from 1:30-2:45PM and the commitment lasts the entire school year.

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

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....................................................................... 480-6430622

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 well 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 one of the parish priests to initiate the marriage preparation process. The priest will verify the time and date for your wedding after the first interview. 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 priest.

Parish Office.............................................................................................. 602-840-0850

Wednesday
Oct032012

Martha's Ministry

Martha's Ministry is a group of adults who volunteer to launder the small altar linens, as well as help to get the larger cloths cleaned either by doing it at home, or taking them to the dry cleaners. Volunteers pick up the soiled linens from the Sacristy and return them cleaned and ready for Mass. This includes the corporals (small cloths on the altar beneath the chalices and ciboria), the purificators, used by the priest and ministers of Holy Communion, as well as small hand towels. Purificators need ironing and the towels, folding. Currently, volunteers have duty for a month at a time, usually twice throughout the calendar year. 

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

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 Festival, Spring Auction, and other fundraisers that 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. Meetings are typically held on the third Tuesday of every other month throughout the school year beginning at 6:30PM.

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 MINISTRY

Parishioners may place prayer requests at the Prayer Table in the vestibule of the Church. Every two weeks a list of the prayer request are mailed to the Prayer Ministers. These wonderful prayer ministers pray daily for the intentions given to them. If you would like to join our Prayer Ministry please contact:

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

Monday
Jun132011

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

RCIA is a sacramental process and spiritual journey by which adults (19 years and over) who are not Catholic, but wish to become Catholic, are welcomed into the Catholic Church. RCIA is also for baptized Catholics who have not completed their full initiation sacraments of Holy Eucharist or Confirmation. RCIA incorporates Scripture, Liturgy and Sacred Tradition. The journey of faith culminates in the celebration of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist at the Easter Vigil.

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 by serving 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

For families with children 3-10 years old (Pre-school through 5th grade). Students attend Religious Education in a traditional classroom setting. (Classes meet Sundays from 10:30-11:30AM September-May).

Home-Schooled Program (Special Needs/Special Circumstances)

For families who have a child with special health/learning needs or any other medical condition that prohibits their child from attending a traditional classroom setting. This program is also for families whose work schedule is not conducive to their children attending a Sunday program.

Sacramental Preparation for 4th & 5th Grade Students

For children in 4th & 5th grade and/or for any student with special needs/special circumstances (must be registered in either the Religious Education program or attend St. Theresa Catholic School) who have been baptized, but are missing one or any of the following sacraments (1st Reconciliation/Confession, Confirmation or First Eucharist).

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

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 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