Music Ministries Revisited

August 3, 2009 by admin

It’s that time again — the time of year to look ahead and plan for fall and winter, even though the outside temperatures are still heated up. Our music ministry programs are gearing up for the Fall Season. All the music ministries are accepting new members.

Canticle Choir provides sung prayer leadership at funerals. It rehearses the second Tuesday each month from September through May.

Cantor Ministry provides sung leadership at the 5:00 pm and 8:00 am weekend liturgies and the 10:00 liturgy on the third Sunday of the month. The schedule is flexible and rehearsals are planned at your convenience.

Cherub Choir — for children ages 3-8 years old — sings for the Multigenerational Christmas Liturgy and at the 10:00 am Liturgy on Mother’s Day.

Instrumentalist: No matter what instrument you play well, St. Therese Music Ministry will find liturgies for you to accompany. High School students are encouraged to join this ministry. The 10:30 Mass Praise Band would love to have a drummer join them. Yes, this position is still open.

Sound Board Ministry: Maintain consistently good sound for liturgies. Training is provided at your convenience. 5:00 pm weekend Masses are especially in need of Sound Board Ministers.

St. Therese Sunday Choir provides sung prayer leadership at the 10:30 am weekend liturgies. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:30 pm.

Participating in any parish ministry rewards you in ways you could not have imagined.
Ask our current participants: they’ll gladly tell you why they keep coming back year after year.

If any of these ministries sounds intriguing, contact Elterine (Dusty) at:

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Rain Garden View 2
A rain garden is created with a shallow depression that traps runoff and provides drainage so stormwater is filtered and returned to the aquifer instead of storm sewers. It is usually planted with native species. Rain gardens increase the amount of water that filters into the ground, recharging local aquifers. They help protect from flooding and drainage problems.
Rain gardens protect streams and lakes from pollutants carried by urban storm water such as lawn fertilizers, pesticides, oil residue, etc.. They provide habitat for birds and butterflies.
Rain Garden View

A rain garden enhances the beauty of yards and neighborhoods. Consider planting a rain garden. For more information go to

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Little Flower Quilters

July 28, 2009 by admin

To anyone interested in helping out with the Craft Fair Quilt, please attend the next meeting on August 6th at 7:00pm in Miriam’s Corner. All quilters are invited to attend! If you can’t make the meeting, or would like further information, please talk to Gladys Sachse, or call Cathy or Courtney in the Parish Office.

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St. Therese is trying some new fundraisers this year, and one that we decided on is a Craft Fair, which will be held on November 7th/8th. For all of the details, including the application and volunteer forms, please visit our Craft Fair page. Here are a few of the specifics that we need help with:

  • To any quilters out there—we are reviving the Little Flower Quilters to create a beautiful item for the Craft Fair’s raffle. If you are interested in helping out, please come to an informational meeting on Wednesday, July 22nd at 7:00pm in Miriam’s Corner.
  • We need plenty of crafters to fill Heck Hall. A 10′ x 10′ booth (including table and chairs, if you want) is only $50 for the two-day event. If you don’t want to host your own booth, how about donating an item or two that St. Therese can sell? We also need larger handmade items for our raffle.
  • Are you able and willing to help out on the weekend of the event? We need everything from set-up and take-down helpers to raffle ticket sellers to popcorn poppers!
  • We appreciate any monetary donations as well. If we are able to cover the costs of the licenses and food up front, then everything we take in that weekend will be profit!

Thank you to those of you who have registered already! We’re looking forward to a very crafty weekend in November. If you have any further questions, please contact the craft fair coordinators or leave a comment below.

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This year there are many exciting activities and crafts planned for the young members of St. Therese who participate in the Christian Formation Program. To help offset some of the expenses for materials please consider donating the following items or gift cards to the stores frequented.

Items needed:
Baby Wipes
Glue/Glue Sticks
Colored Tissue Paper
Poster Board
Storage Crates/Totes/Bins

Stores Frequented:
Jo-Ann Fabrics/Michael’s
Office Depot
Oriental Trading Co
Pick ‘N Save Food Stores
Sam’s Club/Walmart

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Zoo Interchange Project

June 25, 2009 by admin

The Zoo Interchange project is moving forward, and they want your input. This is your chance to make your voice heard. Please visit the DOT website for the project and click on “Zoo Interchange Project” in the left column. You will find plenty of detailed information about the proposed plans, environmental impact, conceptual timeline, and more. Regardless of which plan is enacted, our St. Therese grounds will be affected.The planning committees are very interested in public input. Please fill out the comment form and postmark it by July 13th to be added to public record. A brief summary of the Environmental Impact Statement is available at the entrances of church. A comment form is included. Please mail in your comments, or bring them back to church and we will make sure they get to the proper authorities. We must have all comments by July 12th.

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St. Therese Festival 2009

June 22, 2009 by admin

It was the decision of the Parish Council with support of the parishioners in October of 2008 that St. Therese Parish will no longer be hosting a summer festival. We would like to thank everyone who has attended in the past, all the volunteers who worked numerous shifts, and all the vendors who put forth a great effort each year. We appreciate everyone who gave of their time, talent, and monetary donations to make our festival successful for so many years.

We are looking into having some different fundraisers this year, so please keep checking back for more information.

Thanks again for your interest and continued support.

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The website will be undergoing some changes this summer. Please take this short survey to tell us how you use our website. You will also be helping us understand why you come to our website, and what we could do to make it more user-friendly. Your input may very well have an impact on the way the site is redone. If you have any complaints at all, this is the place to share them! The survey is completely anonymous, so please be as honest as you can. You will not be contacted by anyone from St. Therese Parish.

Please click here to open the survey.

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Thank you to all of you who attended the Annual Meeting on May 3rd. The food was great, the entertainment was rockin’, and the Jeopardy was entertaining!

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Strategic Planning

April 28, 2009 by admin

This post is from the Strategic Planning Committee of our Parish:

Two years ago, St. Therese undertook a strategic planning process. Its intent was and is to provide focus and direction to the parish over the next five to seven years to assure its strength and vitality. The plan encompasses the feelings, ideas, and comments the St. Therese community expressed in a survey that was taken at the start of the planning process.

It was not directed by the Archdiocese, nor is it connected to the current Faith in Our Future Capital Campaign. This plan is St. Therese’s. As a valued member of the parish, we would like your input before the document is finalized and presented to the Archdiocese.

Please read through it and give it your serious and prayerful consideration. Let us know your thoughts by emailing We will respond though it may be a few days. If you prefer not to email or do not have that resource available, please contact Jim Balliet at (414) 651-4425.

Thank you for your time. We look forward to hearing from you.

This is a large document, please be patient while it loads. Click here to download the St. Therese Strategic Plan

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