Church of St. Therese
OUR MASSES ARE NOW LIVESTREAMED!!
Masses will be livestreamed Tuesday through Friday at noon and the weekend (Sunday) Mass at 5:00 on Saturday.
Watch the Livestream on Facebook: www.facebook.com/churchofsttherese.
Watch the replay on YouTube: Church Of St. Therese – Gloucester, VA YouTube Channel
From Father Gregory:
Today Bishop Knestout suspended all public Masses in the Diocese until further notice.
All non-essential meetings at the church are cancelled.
Our church is open during normal office hours, and on Sunday morning from 9:00 until noon, for private prayer before the Blessed Sacrament which is in the tabernacle on our main altar. The daily Mass chapel, however, is closed until further notice. Please understand that, per the instructions of the Bishop, no more than 10 people can be in our church at one time.
Let us pray for healing for those who have contracted the coronavirus, for protection for caregivers, and for an end to this pandemic. As God’s sons and daughters, we draw close to the Lord and remember Jesus’ constant refrain in the Gospels, “Do not be afraid”. Fear is the Devil’s greatest tool; but as our holy patroness Saint Therese teaches us, we who believe trust in God’s goodness.
Peace in Jesus our Savior,
SOME INSPIRING WORDS FROM OUR BISHOP:
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
As anxiety and concerns about the possible spread of COVID-19 takes root throughout this land and so much of the world, the Lord is speaking to us, calling us to a deeper relationship with him. This age may seem to be a time of fear and isolation, but we have an opportunity to see it in a new light, as a retreat into the desert with Our Lord and to encounter God in solitude and prayer. As Psalm 91 says: “You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the plague that prowls in the darkness, nor the scourge that lays waste at noon. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand fall at your right, you it will never approach; his faithfulness is buckler and shield.”…. As a suspension of all public celebrations of Mass, on Sundays, holy days and weekdays in the Diocese of Richmond takes place, and as the days grow longer and the light of spring begins to shine, opening our eyes to the goodness of God, I invite all the faithful in their homes and in the solitude of their hearts to draw close to Christ our light in prayer and interior desire for the Lord who dwells within our hearts– asking for the grace of forgiveness, recovery of our spiritual sight and of an awakening of desire for God to be strengthened within us.
This weekend, during a private celebration of Mass at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and in the midst of our Jubilee year, I will celebrate Mass without a congregation, asking God’s grace and forgiveness, consecrating our diocese to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate heart of Mary. So that you may join me in this moment, it will be streamed live for the faithful.
A message from county administrators: We have learned about several more incidents of Coronavirus COVID-19 within the region, including one death, confirming a limited community spread. We as a community have the obligation to take further steps to curtail the spread, our first and most effective defense is to limit potential exposure. No gatherings of more than 10 people.
The Virginia Department of Health/Peninsula District established a public call center, that number is (757)594-7069.
The Church of Saint Therese holds Mass on Saturdays at 5 pm and Sunday mornings at 8 am and 10:30 am.
We are located at 6262 Main Street, Gloucester, Virginia
For daily mass details and times, please see our Mass Schedule.
Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 2 pm. We are Closed on Fridays during the COVID crisis.
Resources for TEENS, join our LIVE group meetings via Zoom for faith and fun!
Please like and follow our Youth Ministry Facebook page for updates and additional resources: https://www.facebook.com/churchofstthereseyouthministry/
Please subscribe to our Youth Ministry YouTube Channel for videos (pre-recorded and live) from our Youth Minister, Jennifer Roberts:
Follow our Youth Ministry instagram: @sttheresecym
We are hosting Youth Ministry meet-ups through a free program called Zoom! These meetings are scheduled for 7pm EST every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. If your teen is interested in joining our meetings please email Jennifer Roberts at .
Resources for Kids, online liturgy resources and fun!
Click here for Children’s Faith Resources
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Check out our Facebook page!
Our bulletin is published weekly. For the current and past bulletins, please visit our Weekly Bulletins page.
A listing of and information about our Sacraments can be found on our Sacraments page.
Offerings and online giving
Read more about Giving.
On February 17, 2020 Bishop Barry C. Knestout announced an Independent Reconciliation Program. This program is a continuation of his commitment to “respond in charity and in justice” to assist victim survivors who, as minors, were sexually abused by Catholic clergy of our Diocese. This program is intended to be a resource for them on their paths of healing.
Other information about the Independent Reconciliation Program, including a message from Bishop Knestout, Program Protocol, and Program & Diocesan FAQ can be found at the Victim Assistance Website.
The deadline for initiating a claim is April 3, 2020.
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