Parish News

Fr Darwin Welcome and Birthday!

posted Aug 30, 2021, 4:07 PM by Jose Bermudez   [ updated Aug 30, 2021, 4:14 PM by St Therese Parish ]

On August 29, 2021 there was a gathering to welcome Father Darwin to St. Therese Church as our Parochial Administrator. At the same time we celebrated his birthday. Happy Birthday Father Darwin!

Our gathering was organized by the St. Therese groups. Some of the members of the groups attended as well as his sister Carla , all sang Happy Birthday, las Mañañitas. Except for the rain, we had great time at the event!  In Father's Darwin words AWESOME!!!!

Here is a link with the pictures of the event!

Rifa de Pascuas

posted Mar 1, 2021, 7:25 PM by Jose Bermudez

La Iglesia de Santa Teresa está vendiendo boletos para una rifa de Pascua. El sorteo será el Sábado 3 de Abril 2021 a través de Facebook a las 5 PM. Todos están invitados a unirse al Padre Luis para anunciar los ganadores.

Los premios son los siguientes:
1er premio $ 600
2do premio $ 200 (dos segundos premios para 2 ganadores)
3er premio $ 100 (dos terceros premios para 2 ganadores)

Los boletos se han enviado por correo a todos los feligreses de Sta. Teresa. Los boletos con el dinero pueden entregarse en la rectoría, enviarlos por correo, dejarlos en nuestra caja de ofertorio o usar el buzón de la puerta de la rectoría.

Todos los boletos deben entregarse el Viernes 2 de Abril a las 5 PM o antes.

Por favor apoyen nuestra iglesia.

Easter Raffle

posted Mar 1, 2021, 7:24 PM by Jose Bermudez

St. Therese Church is currently selling tickets for an Easter Raffle. The raffle drawing will be Saturday April 3rd via Facebook at 5 PM. All are invited to join Father Luis announce the winners. 

The prizes are as follows: 
1st prize $600
2nd prize $200 (two second prizes for 2 winners)
3rd prize $100 (two third prizes for 2 winners)

Tickets have been mailed out to all parishioners of St. Therese. Tickets with the money, may be brought into the rectory, mailed, drop in our offertory box, or use our letter slot of the main office door.

 All tickets must be turned in by Friday, April 2nd on or before 5 PM.

Please support our church.

Fundraising to get 4X more!

posted Nov 16, 2020, 9:51 AM by Jose Bermudez   [ updated Nov 16, 2020, 9:52 AM ]

We are happy to announce a new fundraising program at St. Therese.  Well, it’s not really a new program.  Some of you might be familiar with it from when St. Therese School participated in it a while back, but it has been updated due to COVID.  It involves buying gift cards and for each one purchased, St. Therese will receive a % back in a rebate with different percentages, ranging from 2% - 20%, from over 750 brands/stores.   Some of them are Amazon, Kohl’s, Target, WalMart, Penney’s, Meijer, Walgreens, CVS, Speedway, Starbucks, Burger King, Wendy’s, Subway, Outback Steakhouse, Sam’s Club, Jiffy Lube & Home Depot, as well as many other gas, grocery, dining, home improvement, electronic, sporting good & home décor places.  Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards are also available to buy & the usual $4 or $5 purchase fee is waived.

There are 2 options to order.  One is to pay by ordering & sending a check to the rectory to have your order processed.  The other way is to order online at on your computer or through the RaiseRight app available from the App Store or Play Store.  You set up an account with a secure PIN/password and link your bank account (for a small 15¢ fee) or use Visa, MasterCard or Discover (for a 2.6% fee) to pay for the gift cards you purchase.  For example, if you order a $10.00 card by using Visa, MasterCard or Discover there will be a fee of less than 30¢. Either way, you’ll need to enter our enrollment code so that St. Therese gets the rebate credit from your purchase.  If you choose to have eCards, they’ll be available almost immediately.  Due to COVID, 250 of the brands now allow you to choose to have the actual cards sent by mail to your house for a small transaction fee.  If you do not choose to have them sent directly to you, they will need to be picked up from the rectory.  If you sign up to receive emails, you will be notified of bonus offers.  We are planning on placing 2 group orders before Christmas.  The deadlines will be Friday, November 20 and Friday, December 11.

Although this might seem a little complicated, it’s really not.  It’s easy, secure, & convenient.  You buy gift cards like you so often do for birthday & holiday gift giving - or even to use yourself.  Then St. Therese earns money for each card purchased.  The money raised will help make up some funds that we missed out on by not having our annual festival and other fundraisers this year.  More information is available on or the St. Therese website or FaceBook or by calling the rectory and asking for Mary Arnold.

Don’t be left out!  Please plan on participating, making it a win-win situation for you & for St. Therese.  Since we have just signed up ourselves, our enrollment code might not yet be available for a few days.

Thanks in advance.

See information brochures attached below.

Christmas Fundraiser

posted Oct 27, 2020, 2:32 PM by Jose Bermudez

Mass Registration

posted Jun 4, 2020, 7:02 PM by Jose Bermudez

Fr. Luis Segura, MSC, Parochial Administrator of St Therese of Jesus Parish, requests that Parishioners and Visitors that want to attend public Masses at our parish, signup or register using this online form or by calling ahead to the Parish Office at 630-898-5422 during business hours. This is a requirement stipulated by the Dioceses of Rockford for the phased re-opening the Churches for regular Liturgical Celebrations. We will be operating at 30% of our capacity winch means we will be able to accommodate a maximum of 60 people at each Mass for now.

Masses with up to 30% Capacity

posted Jun 2, 2020, 9:53 AM by Jose Bermudez

We are pleased to inform all parishioners that we now can hold public Masses with up to 30% of the normal capacity in attendance. This  gives us the ability to welcome up to 60 people to a single liturgical celebration. This is great news!! 

You are still required to call ahead in order to reserve a spot so we can fulfill the requirements of contact-tracing required by the Dioceses. Please call the parish office at 630-898-5422 ahead of the weekend Mass.

Weekday Masses are not yet open to the public at this point in our parish.

Requirements to return to Mass

posted May 25, 2020, 4:31 PM by Jose Bermudez   [ updated May 26, 2020, 8:44 AM ]

Important announcement from Fr. Luis Segura MSC. for Public Weekend Masses starting May 30th - 31st. For now Daily Masses will continue to only be transmitted via Facebook Live (not public).

Please see attached letters below.

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posted May 25, 2020, 3:26 PM by Jose Bermudez

Mass Times

posted Apr 20, 2020, 4:16 PM by Jose Bermudez   [ updated Apr 20, 2020, 4:18 PM ]

All Masses and sacramental gatherings have been cancelled until further notice. Follow us on  for live masses via Facebook Live.

Please check the Diocese of Rockford website for updated details.

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