Call to Vocation

Considering a call to the priesthood?
The Office of Vocations will be hosting discernment gatherings for young men who would like to discern the call to priesthood. If you would like to attend please e-mail vocations@richmonddiocese.org or call (804)-359-5661 and request to speak with the Vocations Office.

Informal Discernment gatherings
First Saturday of every month. Usually begins at 10:00 AM Mass followed by a social event and lunch
Mount Tabor Days – Men’s Vocation Retreats, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
September 19, Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, Williamsburg
October 17, St. Patrick Church, Richmond
November 14, TBD
These events will also be offered in the spring.
Each retreat will be accessible to men on location and through a streaming platform. Vocation retreat hosted by seminarians and priests from the Diocese of Richmond.

Prayer Walk

Prayer Walk for the Elections

Come join us for a Prayer Walk for the Elections, Thursday, September 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. (or at your convenience that day) at the precinct where you vote. This is a non-partisan effort to pray for the election so that God’s purpose will be fulfilled in our nation. Call Joanie Haury at 757-509-3924 or Cheryl Davis 804-815-2366 for details and to sign up. Thank you.

Octave of Service

The Church of St. Therese is participating in the diocese-wide Octave of Service from September 27th to October 4th. This is an eight-day opportunity to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Diocese of Richmond with various forms of prayer, service and outreach to the greater community.

Please prayerfully consider how you and your ministry can participate. Some ideas include: the choir singing at some of the nursing homes; the youth offering to beautify a cemetery or build birdhouses for Habitat for Humanity; letter writing the shut-ins and the sick….The possibilities are endless, but time is short! Please notify Kerry Fallon in the parish office (804-693-5939) to step up and serve, and with any ideas for service.

 

A Message from Father Gregory regarding the pandemic

From Father Gregory:

All non-essential meetings at the church are cancelled.

Our church is open during Monday-Thursday 9-2 for private prayer before the Blessed Sacrament which is in the tabernacle on our main altar. Face coverings are required for private prayer. The daily Mass chapel, however, is closed until further notice. Please understand that these restrictions come from the bishop via governor’s orders.

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,

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