MON - THU 9AM - 5PM
(CLOSED NOON - 1 PM FOR LUNCH)
FRIDAY 9AM - NOON
FATHER John Fain — EMAIL
DEACON David Borzenski — EMAIL
Religious Ed - Stephanie Smith — EMAIL
Music/Liturgy -Dean Jong — EMAIL
Youth Ministry — Jay Jong — EMAIL
Secretary — EMAIL
Business Mgr - Sue Benjamin — EMAIL
Maint/Custodial - Neil Danby
Stephanie Smith, Director of Religious Education and Formation 517.487.3730
To register for Religious Education/Formation, call the Religious Education Office at 517.487.3730
If your child is 7 years of age or older, you are registered parishioners, or your child is currently attending a Catholic school or the parish Religious Education Program, you are required to attend monthly preparation meetings. Children must celebrate the Sacrament of First Reconciliation before First Communion.
Call for information about the Sacrament of Confirmation - 517.487.3730
Children's Liturgy of the Word takes place during the 10:30 Mass from September to June and is for children ages 4 to 8. Before the readings the children are called forward for a blessing then leave with a catechist to hear and discuss the same readings in an age-appropriate manner.
St. Therese Pastoral Council
St. Therese Finance Council
Social Ministries Commission
Spiritual Development Commission
WOMEN'S CIRCLES AND COUNCIL
St. Bernadette's Circle
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Circle
Our Lady of Lourdes Circle
Sacred Heart Circle
Council of Catholic Women
St. Michael's Men's Club
Knights of Columbus
Guadalupe Family Circle
St. Vincent de Paul
Saturday — 4:30PM
Sunday — 8:30AM and 10:30AM
Monday, Tuesday and Friday — 8:30AM Thursday — 6PM
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Parents should pick up a baptismal packet in the gathering space in the back of the church. There is complete information for you to fill out and return to the parish office. You will attend a session that includes theological as well as practical dimensions related to the celebration of the sacrament of Baptism.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturday 3:15 in the church or by appointment at 517.487.3749. Communal Reconciliation services are scheduled during Advent and Lent and are also announced in the parish bulletin.
SACRAMENT OF FIRST RECONCILIATION
If your child is 7 years of age or older, you are registered parishioners, or your child is currently attending a Catholic school or the parish Religious Education Program, you are to attend monthly preparation meeings. For dates and times of sessions of preparation, are new parishioners since May, or for more information, call the religious education office at 517.487.3730
SACRAMENT OF FIRST EUCHARIST
If your child is 7 years of age or older, you are registered parishioners, or your child is currently attending a Catholic school or the parish Religious Education Program, you are to attend monthly preparation meeings. For dates and times of sessions of preparation or for more information, call the religious education office at 517.487.3730
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Catholic chidren who are 7th and 8th grade — all the way up through the age of 18 — who have not celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation are encouraged to enroll in our youth confirmation program. Adults over the age of 18 who have never celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation are cnouraged to enroll in the RCIA program. For information about you or your child / children preparing for Confirmation and full initiation into the Church, call 517.487.3730
SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
Actively participating members who are interested in receiving the Sacrament of Marriage should contact the parish office at least nine months prior to the desired date.
SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING OF THE SICK
According to the Pastoral Care of the Sick (the instruction for ministry to the sick and dying, and approved by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, and confirmed by the Apostolic See), the sacrament of the Anointing is "the proper sacrament for Christians whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age." It should be celebrated at the beginning of a serious illness or before surgery. The celebration of this sacrament is meant to take place "while the sick person is capable of active participation." The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament of healing and can only be administered by a priest or bishop. Twice a year, St. Therese of Lisieux Parish celebrates this sacrament in the contact of the Eucharist (another healing sacrament). Even though we all suffer from various troubles and trial, this sacrament is intended for those who are "seriously impaired by sickness or old age" Please call 517.487.3749 for further questions or to make a personal appointment.
Becoming a member of our faith community is as easy as contacting the parish office at 517.487.3749. You can also pick up a registration packet in the gathering space, near the entrance of the church.
The Catholic Church warmly welcomes new members through the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). If you have been thinking about becoming Catholic, or if you know of a friend or family member who may be interested in becoming Catholic, you are invited to contact the parish office. The RCIA is designed to be a year-long process so the candidates can experience an entire church year. During the church year, the process includes prayer and worship experiences, church doctrine, scripture and faith sharing. It is designed for adults and children ages 7 and up who: Have never been baptized / have been baptized in another faith denomination and wish to continue their faith journey as Catholics / have been baptized but have not been brought up in the Catholic faith