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
HOLY WEEK LIVE STREAMING LITURGIES AND OPPORTUNITIES – Please note: you do not need to subscribe to Facebook to view the live streamed liturgies and programs. Simply type in www.facebook.com/churchofsttherese and when the little window pops up requesting sign in or sign up, simply click on the “not now” or “no thanks” and the box will disappear and you can view the live stream.
HOLY THURSDAY: April 9th, 7:00pm, live streaming available – www.facebook.com/churchofsttherese
ADORATION on Holy Thursday – 8:30pm – 11:00pm; no more than 10 people allowed in worship space at any time. If there are already 10 in the worship space, please return to your vehicle and wait for someone to leave, and then return to the church. If you would like to reserve a spot for adoration, there is a sign-up available in the gathering space (church doors unlocked Monday – Thursday 9:00am-2:00pm).
GOOD FRIDAY “WATCHING AND WAITING”, April 10th, 12:00 – 3:30pm, live streaming available – www.facebook.com/churchofsttherese
12:00 – Stations of Peace with Father Gregory; 1:00 – Reflections on the “Seven Last Words of Jesus” presented by seven parishioners, interspersed with reverent music and meditation time; 3:00 Chaplet of Divine Mercy led by Ana Barranco.
GOOD FRIDAY CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S PASSION: April 10th, 7:00pm, live streaming available – www.facebook.com/churchofsttherese
Attendees at home are encouraged to place a Cross in a prominent place to be venerated as it is venerated in the liturgy.
VENERATION at the parish, open to parishioners – 8:30pm – 10:30pm; genuflection or bowing are allowed; NO TOUCHING THE CROSS in the worship space. No more than 10 people allowed in worship space at any time. If already 10 present, return to cars and wait for someone to leave, and then return to the church.
EASTER VIGIL: April 11th, 8:00pm, live streaming available – www.facebook.com/churchofsttherese
Attendees at home are encouraged to light a special candle (maybe their baptismal candle) as the Easter candle is lit.
EASTER SUNDAY MASS: April 12th, 10:30am, live streaming available – www.facebook.com/churchofsttherese
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,
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.
For information on our live streamed Masses during the closure of our church during this pandemic, see our Worship page above.
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
New to the area? Download the registration form!Parish Registration Form
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
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