“Through this holy anointing may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit. May the Lord who frees you from sin save you and raise you up.”
If you are in need of this sacrament please see Fr. Dan, Fr. Nick , Fr. Emmanuel or Fr. Augustus after mass or call the rectory at 412-462-8161.
Baptism is a family event. It is a special occasion in the life of your family and the parish family. As parents strive to be an instrument through which faith is shared, the church is here to support you. Both parents are asked to attend a seminar once in three years.
The Sacrament of Baptism may be celebrated during the 4PM and 11AM Massses and after the 11:00 Mass on Sundays, at 1:00 PM. Our Baptismal seminars are held in the Rectory Meeting Room on:
Monday, Dec. 10 – 7:00 PM
to schedule a baptism plase call Lori at 412-462-8161 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent/Candidate meeting for those wishing to be confirmed this year will be on Monday, November 12 at 7:00 PM in St. Therese Cafeteria.
Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace:
- it unites us more firmly to Christ;
- it increases the gifts of the Spirit within us
- it renders our bond with the Church more perfect;
- it give us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly and never be ashamed of the Cross.
Anyone who has completed 8th grade and has been baptized and has received First Communion, but has not been confirmed, please contact Lori Ellis at 412-462-8161 or email@example.com.
“…And he took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And likewise the cup after supper saying, “This cup which is poured out for you in the New Covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you.”
Eucharist is the “source and summit of the Christian life.” Join us at the table of the Lord.
Eucharist to Shut-Ins: Once a month the parish staff goes out on communion calls to provide Eucharist to those within our parish that cannot attend Mass. Eucharistic Ministers are also available to bring communion to shut-ins on a weekly basis. If you are in need of receiving communion at home please call the rectory.
For twenty centuries, God has called men to serve Him as priests. For a handful, like St. Paul, the call is immediate and unmistakable. A few are guided by a quiet certainty since childhood, that life as a priest is all that they can imagine. For most, the call is more subtle—and in our hectic and relentlessly secular age, more likely to be drowned out. For all candidates, regardless of the age at which they begin the process, seminary formation is ultimately a process of discernment, of seeking the answer to the question “What is God’s plan for me?” For more information about the priesthood please contact Fr. Joe Freedy at 412-456-3123 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Weddings are special and joyful times for the bride and groom and for their families and friends. It is also a sacred time as the couple consecrates their love before God, the Church and the Community. It is the hope of St. Therese staff to assist in making the wedding day a special day. Arrangements must be made six months in advance. A date may be set after an appointment with the priest of your choice. Pre-marriage classes are held the first Sunday of each month after the 9:30 Mass.
Reconciliation celebrates the healing power of God, made present through the work of the Holy Spirit. Reconciliation is celebrated Mondays at 7:00 PM or by appointment.