Ministry of Care
This invaluable ministry strives to meet the needs of our parishioners and it has been flourishing due to so many willing volunteers who have generously donated and continue to donate, their time. The ministry continues to expand/reach out into the community in order serve those who made need assistance.
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Many opportunities are offered in the music ministry at St. Theresa Church. These include the Adult Choir, the Cantor program, the Handbell Choir, the Resurrection Choir, the Youth Choir, the Liturgical Ensemble I, Cornerstone, Little Band, and our Sound Mixing teams. For additional information, contact Bob Moffet at (847) 359-2846 or click here to go to the music page.
RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation)
RCIA is an adult program for education and spiritual preparation prior to entry into the Catholic church and community. Go to page
Respect Life Ministry serves to promote a culture of life through prayer, education and support of organizations dedicated to the teaching of the Catholic Church and to increase the understanding and awareness of the sanctity of life within the parish.
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Families of Nazareth
St. Theresa chapter of the Families of Nazareth sends an invitation to all parishioners whether married, single, widowed, parents, grandparents, students, or religious. Our small faith-sharing groups meet every Tuesday at 7 pm in the Pauline Center.
The Families of Nazareth Movement offers a spirituality for our time which enables us to look at the events we experience everyday through the eyes of faith, so that we might see more clearly God's presence and loving action in every moment.
Come see what we're about! Need more information? Call 847-934-8109.
The Wedding Rehearsal Ministry assists engaged couples with the rehearsal at St. Theresa church. We contact the bride approximately two weeks prior to the wedding to begin the planning process. The week of the wedding, we conduct the rehearsal at church and, on the wedding day, we serve as St. Theresa coordinators for the marriage ceremony.
“Liturgy is the summit towards which the activity of the Church is directed… (and) the fount from which all her powers flows” (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, #10).
The work of the board is primarily assessment and making decisions or recommendations for the common prayer of the assembly.
The Role and Responsibilities of the Liturgical Committee:
Observing liturgy on Sunday, Holidays, and other occasions and discussing liturgical practices
Making recommendations on specific steps to make liturgical improvements
Responsibility for liturgical education of its members, of all liturgical ministers and the worshiping community
Provide direction for planning the liturgical seasons, sacramental celebrations,and other liturgical events
Preserve good traditions of the parish
The Lord God has given me
a well-trained tongue,
that I might know how to speak to the weary
a word that will rouse them.
The lector ministry at St. Theresa is comprised of about fifty men and women who proclaim the Word at parish liturgical celebrations. Aelred L Rosser writes in
Workbook for Lectors and Gospel Readers, 2004:
Those who proclaim God’s word in the liturgy are ministers. When you
answer the call to be a minister of the word, you enter a deeper relation-
ship with God revealed in sacred scripture. You take upon yourself
the awesome duty and privilege of bringing the printed word to life,
making it flesh. . .The reader proclaims God’s word to the assembled
faith community. It’s that simple and that sublime. . .
If you feel called to this ministry, please contact the Parish office at 847 358-7760