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Welcome to St. Therese Parish


Welcome to St. Therese Faith Family ~ we are happy you are interested in our Parish!

We welcome 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.

~ Fr. Tom Heck, Pastor

 

Mass Times

Daily Monday - Saturday ~ 9:00 AM

Saturday ~ 4:00 PM

Non Seasonal (May - October)

Sunday 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM Mass

Seasonal (November - April)

Sunday 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM

Holy Days: As announced

Join us for Mass this weekend and experience our faith family for yourself!

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday 9:30 AM & 3:00 PM

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday after the 9:00 AM Mass

Rosary

Monday - Saturday 8:00 AM

Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

First Saturday of each month after the 4:00 PM Mass or upon request

New Plantings ~ St. Therese Statue

The Church offers us a place to lead our families and communities in faith and service and gives us opportunities to put our Faith into Action.  A part of the St. Therese Catholic Community Mission Statement reads: "We seek to become more like the 'Little Flower' of Jesus, St. Therese; following her ‘little way’ of doing ordinary things with ‘extra-ordinary’" love.  Toni and Peter Orlando accepted an opportunity to make a meaningful difference to our Parish Family this summer by becoming Greeters/Ushers at the 8:00 AM Mass and by leading a wonderful planting project in the circular area around the St. Therese Statue.  Their participation in these ministries truly enables our Church community to live our mission in the world and we are grateful to them and so many others.

THANK YOU, Toni and Peter, for your gift of time, talents and love to our St. Therese Faith Family!  You did a wonderful job making the circular area around the St. Therese Statue beautiful!!

 

Fall Bible Study ~ Lectio: Peter

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

 

CCW School Supplies Collection

Faith, Hope & Love 50/50 Raffle Winners

 

Raffle Winners ~ August 2019

Ticket # 032566

Ticket # 033005

Ticket # 033299

Winning Tickets must be claimed no later than September 30, 2019.

Thank you to all who participated.