Parish News

A Message from Most Reverend David J. Malloy Bishop of Rockford

posted Mar 17, 2020, 12:23 PM by Jose Bermudez

** STATEMENT UPDATED AS OF 2:00 PM, 3/17/2020 **

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The outbreak of the coronavirus has become an event unique in our lifetime. While diseases and epidemics have always been a part of human history, in recent decades medical advances have largely protected us from such outbreaks, at least in our part of the world.

As we have seen in recent days, the growth in understanding of the danger of this virus along with the corresponding expansion of guidance from health professionals has impacted our lives as believers and as citizens. First and foremost, we are people of faith. Our lives of prayer, the sacraments and the practice of our faith come together as our witness to the gift of faith. In that context, the Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” (Lumen Gentium 11).

At the same time, as citizens we are participants in our society and so we bear our responsibility to contribute to the common good.

Click Here for the Full Statement

Prayer for our Holy Mother's protection during this uncertain period.

posted Mar 16, 2020, 4:20 PM by Jose Bermudez   [ updated Mar 16, 2020, 4:21 PM ]

Below are attached two pdf documents with the prayer in English and Spanish.

Diocese of Rockford COVID-19 Updates and Statements

posted Mar 13, 2020, 12:22 PM by Jose Bermudez   [ updated Mar 16, 2020, 4:17 PM ]

** STATEMENT UPDATED AS OF 2:00 PM, 3/13/2020 **

Statement to the faithful of the Diocese of Rockford from Bishop David J. Malloy

March 13, 2020

Dear Priests, Deacons and Parishioners,

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, on your own intelligence do not rely; in all your ways be mindful of Him, and He will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

In response to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Diocese of Rockford, its parish communities and schools have implemented its guidelines for Influenza and the Liturgy to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. With further guidance from the Center for Disease Control and, more recently, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, and in reviewing the guidance of the health departments of the counties comprising the Diocese, taking into account our pastoral mission and service to all members of the faithful and the public, I am hereby issuing the following statement.

Click Here for the Full Statement

Seleccione aquí para la carta completa

Click Here for a Full List of Resources Regarding COVID-19

Dinner at Goody's Restaurant Thursday May 16th 2019

posted May 12, 2019, 9:05 AM by Jose Bermudez   [ updated May 12, 2019, 9:40 AM ]

  Please help your Parish by having Dinner @ Goody's Restaurant on Thursday May 16th from 4pm to 11pm as your purchase raises 10% for St. Therese! Print the flyer located in the link below and bring your family and friends. Help us pass the word out by sharing this post with all your friends in your social media sites.


¡Por favor, ayuda a tu Parroquia cenando en el restaurante Goody's el jueves 16 de mayo de 4pm a 11pm ya que tu compra recauda 10% para Sta Teresa! Imprime el aunico que se encuentra en el enlace de abajo y trae a tu familia y amigos. Ayúdanos a pasar la voz compartiendo esta publicación con todos tus amigos en tus paginas de redes sociales.

Parish Festival 2018

posted Aug 3, 2018, 3:01 PM by Jose Bermudez

4th Annual St. Therese School Dinner Dance

posted Apr 12, 2018, 5:19 PM by Jose Bermudez

The 4th Annual St. Therese School Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday, April 21. This event raises funds for the
scholarship program for current and future students. Reservations to attend are $45 per person and includes dinner. Reservations and payments are due on Tuesday, April 17. Call St. Therese School for more information. At 630-898-0620. We hope to see you there!

La Cuarta Cena Baile Anual de la Escuela de Sta. Teresa se llevará a cabo el Sábado 21 de Abril. Este evento es para
recaudar fondos para el programa de becas para estudiantes del presente y futuro. Las reservaciones para asistir es de $45 por persona e incluye la cena. Reservaciones con el pago deben de hacerse antes del Martes, 17 de Abril. Llame a la Escuela de Sta. Teresa para mas información (630) 898-0620. Esperamos verlos allí!

Installation Mass of Fr. Caicedo by Bishop David Malloy

posted Feb 24, 2018, 7:06 PM by StTherese Parish   [ updated Feb 25, 2018, 4:19 PM ]

Dear friends, As members of this community of St. Therese Parish, we are all invited to participate in the Installation Mass for Father Ernesto Caicedo, MSC, as new Pastor which will take place on Thursday March 1st at 5:30 PM celebrated by Bishop Malloy. Hope you can join us.

Queridos amigos y amigas, como miembros de la comunidad de Sta. Teresa estamos cordialmente invitados a participar en la Misa de Instalación del Padre Ernesto Caicedo, MSC , como nuevo párroco. La ceremonia se llevara a cabo el 1o de Marzo a las 5:30 PM en una Eucaristía solemne precedida por el Monseñor David Malloy, Obispo de la Diócesis de Rockford. Esperamos nos puedan acompañar.

Parish of St Therese of Jesus 
271 N. Farnsworth Ave. Aurora, IL 60505

Retiro de Cuaresma

posted Feb 15, 2018, 7:54 PM by StTherese Parish   [ updated Feb 25, 2018, 4:09 PM ]

El Grupo de Oración de invita a un retiro de Cuaresma el 24 de febrero del 2018. 
Salón Parroquial de las 8:30AM a las 3:00PM 

Estarán compartiendo la Palabra de Dios, María Castillo y María Collado de Orlando, FL. 

Para Mas información favor de contactar: 
María Quiroz al 630-585-0438 
Lupita Orozco al 630-923-12333 

Donación de $10 USD para cubrir servicio de alimentos.

Come join us every Friday of Lent for dinner

posted Feb 15, 2018, 6:43 PM by StTherese Parish   [ updated Feb 25, 2018, 4:09 PM ]

Bring your family & invite your friends and neighbors!

Visit our Facebook Page to see weekly pictures of this event!

Hope for Haitians Supper March 6th 2016

posted Mar 1, 2016, 7:09 PM by Jose Bermudez   [ updated Feb 25, 2018, 4:09 PM by StTherese Parish ]

St Therese responds to the call in this Year of Mercy

The Parish of St Therese of the Child Jesus responds to the call of Christ and Pope Francis, in this Year of Mercy, to help alleviate the tremendous need of  people and families that live in deep poverty. Through Hope for Haitians Organization, we will be joining many other Parishes in the Diocese of Rockford in this cause during this Lenten season and beyond.

We can bring hope and make a difference by our participation and support of this event.

Hope for Haitians Supper March 6th

We will host a Soup Dinner from 4PM to 7PM on March 6th in the Parish Hall!


Þ Soup & Bread $5

Þ Individual Families (4+ People) $20

Þ Kids under 5 yrs. old eat free!


à Water & Sodas $1


TICKETS: Available after each Mass and at the event.

 See Flyer attached below!

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