Welcome to St. Therese of Lisieux R. C. Church
SUMMER SATURDAY MASS SCHEDULE
5:00PM Vigil Mass
SUMMER SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE
The new summer mass schedule which will begin
Sunday, July 5th and end Sunday, August 30th
is as follows:
The reason for these changes is that we received complaints from parishioners last year, that mass times were late for the summer. This year we have compromised the times so you can enjoy your Sunday.
. SUMMER MONDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Please note that there will be NO 9:00AM Mass on Mondays
starting Monday, July 6th and ending Monday, August 31st.
There will only be a 7:00PM Mass.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
St. Therese of Lisieux Parish was founded in 1926 to serve the growing community of Catholics in Brooklyn.
The parish of St.Therese consists of over 1000 families. A majority of the members trace their roots to the Caribbean region.
The facilities include the St. Catherine of Genoa/St.Therese of Lisieux Academy which serves Pre-K through Jr. High School students.
The parish sponsors a Religious Education program which serves Pre-K through High School students, as well as various ministries.
Our patron saint was born Therese Martin on January 2 1873 in Alencon, France. She was the last of nine children born to Louis and Zelie Martin. Her mother died when she was 4 years old. Therese was raised by her father who referred to her as his "Little Queen."
At age 14, Therese experienced a life changing conversion. At age 15 she entered the Carmelite convent in Lisieux fulfilling a life long desire. Upon entering the convent, she took the names St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face. Living a life of prayer behind the convent walls, St. Therese developed great intimacy with God. Through prayer based on the Holy Scriptures and hours of meditation before the Blessed Sacrament, St. Therese discovered her "little way", an approach to grow closer to God. After a long struggle with tuberculosis, St. Therese died on September 30, 1897 at the early age of 25.
After her death, St. Therese quickly gained popularity among the faithful. She was canonized by Pope Pius XI on May 17, 1925. On October 19, 1997, Pope John Paul II declared her a Doctor of the Church. St. Therese also known as the Little Flower, is referred to as the "greatest saint of modern times".