Welcome to St. Therese Parish


Wwelcome you to join with the Faith Community at St. Therese Parish as we gather together to celebrate the Eucharist, the Sacraments or a time of prayer. We welcome back members of St. Therese Parish who have been away for a summer time visit to family and friends in the North! Our special welcome is extended to all who are visiting from the area and also to those who are vacationing in southwest Florida. To those who will be traveling this week – travel safely.

Our parish is a vibrant, welcoming and prayerful parish.  Our parish has lived of and proclaimed the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the North Fort Myers area. Our diverse community is indeed a microcosm of the universal Church. Here we seek to live the Gospel through the active celebration of the Sacraments, lifelong faith formation, and a continuing commitment to our brother and sisters. We look forward to praying with you, praising Jesus Christ with you, celebrating with you, and spreading the good news of God’s love for all with you!

Make a commitment to pray with and to join in the spiritual journey of those who gather at St. Therese Church by taking time to register.  If you have recently moved into our area or have been here for a long time, but have not registered in the parish, please do.   Making oneself known also makes it possible for others to minister to us when the need arises.  Join with St. Therese Parish by returning a completed registration form (found at the main entrance of the church) or by coming to the parish office.

FORMED - The Catholic Faith On Demand


St. Therese’s has subscribed to a dynamic and exciting new online platform called FORMEDThis “Catholic version of Netflix,” FORMED, is the revolutionary digital platform that gives you unprecedented access to the best Catholic content there is - video-based study programs, feature films, audio presentations, and eBooks from the Church’s foremost presenters. Whether fallen away or deeply engaged, at the parish or on the go, FORMED will help you grow in your faith, find deeper peace with God, and share what you believe with others.  This wonderful program was donated to St. Therese Parish.  We are grateful for this generous donor for this wonderful gift to our Faith Family.

All parishioners have 24/7 FREE access to the best Catholic content on any device, including your computer, smartphone and tablet with internet access through this access code for St. Therese parishioners.


 

To get your free account started,

-      Go to the FORMED website at formed.org - and sign with our parish access code: BG6HWX.  Enter your email and create a password.

-      Click this link www.sainttheresechurch.formed.org - Enter your email and create a password.


This Catholic media library is a FREE gift to you as a St. Therese Parishioner and includes books, programs, DVDs, CD’s etc. that will help you dive deeper into your faith.

If you have any questions about FORMED or have trouble accessing your free account, please contact Nelson Perez at (239) 567-2315 ext. 203 or e-mail at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

Unlimited Use for Our Entire Parish

300+ episodes of video-based study programs

35+ feature films and movies

45+ audio presentations

25+ eBooks

Available in English and Spanish!

Available 24/7

 

STUDY PROGRAMS

300+ episodes of transformational video-based study programs including accompanying study guides essential for discipleship

AUDIO PROGRAMS

48 life-changing Lighthouse Talks™ for evangelization made easy

MOVIES

40 captivating full-length feature films bring families together

EBOOKS

Dozens of inspiring eBooks to enliven the faith of both individuals and groups

 

Compelling and Trustworthy Teachers

 

You can see what’s on FORMED by checking out the trailers below. 

What is FORMED.org?

https://vimeo.com/139714262

 

How can FORMED help my marriage?

By providing you with beautiful testimonies from other Catholic couples and the life-changing teachings of the Church through videos like Beloved that you and your spouse can watch together at home and then discuss and pray about together.  See the trailer below!

https://vimeo.com/153162904

 

How can FORMED help my kids?

By giving you awesome Catholic speakers who know how to talk to kids about the Faith right at your fingertips and on their mobile devices.  See the sample below!

https://vimeo.com/139714995

 

How can FORMED help me get closer to God?

By showing you through formation series like Lectio how to pray so that your prayer time is a genuine encounter with God that you experience personally.  Check out the trailer below!

https://vimeo.com/153162929

 

How can FORMED help me invite my loved ones back to the Church?

By sharing videos like this with them that they can watch right on their smart phones.  They’ll hear things about the faith they never knew before or “never heard explained this way.” Check out the compelling trailer below!

https://vimeo.com/153516243

 

Testimonies

“FORMED provides Catholics of all ages access to excellent Catholic resources. In a parish, school, or home setting, utilizing the best in current technology, FORMED becomes a powerful evangelization tool for the modern world.”

Bishop Gerard Bergie, D.D.  |  Ontario

“God be praised for FORMED. . . . Folks who hadn’t been to Confession in years were moved to return to the sacrament . . . one person returned after 40 years!”

Fr. Joseph Cooper  |  New Hampshire

“FORMED has been an invaluable resource in my journey . . . and it has helped bring me closer to our Lord Jesus Christ and our Blessed Mother. What else could anyone ask for?”

Christian  |  Colorado

 

A Lent to Remember

Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, is this Wednesday, February 14th. What are you going to do this Lent to grow closer to Christ?  As we begin the Holy Season of Lent, we want to invite you to participate in a program called A Lent to Remember offered on formed.org.  With beautiful film-making and teaching on the Sacrament of Reconciliation, A Lent to Remember will move your heart and give you plenty to discuss as a family or group of friends.  The program will be 4 weeks, with an episode to watch each week.  

A Lent to Remember is a four-week, video-based study that uses Augustine Institute original productions Forgiven and Symbolon to present the power of God’s love and mercy in his Paschal Mystery and in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

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Week One: Forgiven: Where Are You?
Week Two: Forgiven: An Encounter with Mercy ­
Week Three: Forgiven: Embraced in Mercy: The Rite Explained ­
Week Four: Symbolon: The Paschal Mystery ­
Bonus Episode: For Children: How to Make a Good Confession

Join us for this wonderful Lenten Journey.  Church Sessions start on Wednesday, February 14th at 2:00 PM in the Church.  If you cannot join, please journey with us from home by logging in to formed.org to watch Session 1 of A Lent to Remember, then use the accompanying study guide to have a discussion with family or friends.

I am looking forward to spending more time with each of you and growing together.

For more information, please contact Nelson Perez at 239-567-2315 ext. 203 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fashion Show & Mardi Gras were Successful Events

St. Therese Church’s Eighth Annual Mardi Gras was a successful event. Participants enjoyed a great evening of fellowship with friends and parishioners, fine food, wonderful prizes, great music and dancing. Thank you for your participation and your support of St. Therese Catholic Church. All funds raised benefit the 2018 Catholic Faith Appeal. 

A very Special Thank You to...

Fr. Tom Heck, Pastor

Committee

Connie and Jim Dalrymple (Coordinators)

Brenda Dolan

Nancy and Al Petrosinelli

Deacon Larry Schaupp (Basket Cheer Seller)

Pierre Marquis (50/50 Seller)

Arlene Berger (50/50 Seller)

Nelson Peez (Program)

 

We thank the following sponsors, donors and supporters of this year’s event:

Del Tura Golf Course

Golf World Discount Shop and Driving Range

Herons Glen Golf Pro Shop

Magnolia Landing

Pine Lakes and Lake Fairways Country Club

 

Athenian Greek Restaurant

Bagel Factory of Cape Coral

Beef O'Brady's

Bob Heft Computer

Bon Worth of North Fort Myers

Gusto Cucina Italian Restaurant

Jet’s Pizza

Kelleher’s Stained Glass Studio

Knights of Columbus All Saints Council 8440

Michelle"s Family Hair Care

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Pile Lakes Pub

Shell Factory Gift Package

5 Star Nail & Spa (At Del Prado & US 41)

 

Dr. Joseph Campbell

Carolyn Carey

Connie & Jim Dalrymple

Faye and Joe Draper

Bill and Sue Anne Hilton

Marie Nassaney

Mickey Smith

We hope you will join us for the 2019 Mardi Gras. 

2018 Men's Conference - February 24

 

An unique spiritual opportunity will be coming soon for men of faith to grow closer to the Lord. The 2018 Diocese of Venice Men's Conference will be held Saturday, February 24, at Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers. The day includes speakers, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, known around the world as the "Dynamic Deacon," Patrick Coffin, host of the Patrick Coffin Show, and Bob Rice, who shares the love of God using every talent with which he has been blessed. This exciting event will offer participants the opportunity to grow closer to Jesus Christ. For registration details please call the Office of Evangelization at 941-484-9543 or visit www.dioceseofvenice.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Date: February 24th, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Cost: $20 pre-registration; $5 Students; $30 at the door; $10 Students

Location: Bishop Verot High School, 5598 Sunrise Drive, Ft. Myers

Registerhttp://dioceseofvenice.org/offices/evangelization/conferences/mens/

 

2018 Men’s Conference Itinerary

8:00 a.m.       Registration – Continental Breakfast available in Cafeteria

9:00 a.m.       Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and 10 minutes of prayer

9:10 a.m.       Welcome by MC

9:15 a.m.       Bishop Frank J. Dewane’s Welcome

9:25 a.m.       Talk 1

10:20 a.m.     10 minute Break

10:30 a.m.     Talk 2

11:25 a.m.     Bishop Dewane’s blessing before the meal

11:30 a.m.     Lunch

12:15 p.m.     Lunch ends – return to the Theatre

12:20 p.m.     Talk 3

1:10 p.m.       Talk 4

2:00 p.m.       Mass to begin 

3:00 p.m.       Conclusion

http://dioceseofvenice.org/offices/evangelization/conferences/mens/

KofC Monthly Parish Dinner - March 8

 With the sponsorship of the Knights of Columbus, St. Therese Parish will be serving the next monthly dinner on Thursday, March 8, 2018.  The main entrée will be Roast Pork. Tickets ($12.50) may be purchased in the parish Office no later than Monday, March 5.  Doors are open at 5:30 PM and dinner will begin serving at 6:30 PM. Join with others for a great dinner and a time for socializing.    

Knights of Columbus Hall

16351 Slater Road ~ North Fort Myers, FL

 Join us at this month's parish community dinner!

 

2017-2018 Schedule

Mark your calendar for the following dinner dates:

Thursday, March 8th - Roast Pork

Friday, April 6th - Italian Night

 

Faith, Hope & Love 50/50 Raffle Winners

 

Raffle Winners ~ January 2018

Ticket # 417946

Ticket # 988053

Ticket # 989562

Winning Tickets must be claimed no later than February 28, 2018.

Thank you to all who participated.