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Now more than ever, please support St. Theresa Church. As we all navigate through these unsettling and unprecedented times, St. Theresa Church is still reliant on your good stewardship. Despite the suspension of Masses and other ministries, we still have obligations to pay our employees, creditors, as well as to maintain our property and buildings.

Hale Kau Kau, thank God, is still open to feeding our hungry, houseless and homebound each night. We are being diligent and thorough making certain that CDC guidelines are followed especially at this time.

Online Giving is a simple way to accomplish your offertory giving. If you haven't already signed up, just click the Online Giving image above. If you need assistance, please call the Parish Office. In addition you can still mail your envelopes or checks to the Parish Office. As you are able, please be as generous as you can.  We trust in our loving and healing Lord and know that we soon will meet again as a community of faith.

Let us continue to pray for one another and be ready to continue our Gospel call, for Rooted in Jesus, we Love and Serve others.

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We encourage you to pray this beautiful prayer written by our Bishop Larry each day:

DIOCESE OF HONOLULU
PRAYER FOR THE COVID-19 CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC

[by Bishop Larry Silva; March 12, 2020]
Dear God of all the living, you sent your Son Jesus to heal us from illness and sin. We turn to his healing power in this time of anxiety over the pandemic of this potentially deadly virus.
St. Damien and St. Marianne Cope dedicated their lives to service of those who had an infectious disease. St. Marianne Cope said, “I am not afraid of any disease,” because she was confident of your power to save. At the same time, she took prudent precautions of hygiene to assure that she and her Sisters would not be infected.
Let us learn from this example to put our trust in you to save us from the ravages of disease and to take prudent measures to prevent its spread. Guide us to know when to isolate ourselves from the possibility of infection, but never let anyone be left without the care and concern of others in the community.
As our Diocese of Honolulu has been dedicated to the Divine Mercy, we pray with confidence,                      
 "Jesus, I trust in you.”

 

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A Letter from our Pastor:

Dear Beloved Parishioners,

The last two weeks have seen our world turned upside down. The spread of COVID-19 and the necessary steps taken to fight its spread have led our parish and diocese to make some difficult decisions about how we practice our faith.

The thought of not being able to attend Mass to receive the Precious Body and Blood of our Lord as a result of the coro-navirus pandemic is devastating. What’s more, with the cancellation of parish activities, this crisis will prevent us from enjoying our usual connection with members of the faith community.

Right now, it may seem challenging to remain a faithful steward. We may even question our faith and wonder how to find God during these turbulent times. Where do we turn?

During this very difficult time, I encourage you to turn to the Church’s treasury of prayer. Take time each day to read the daily Scripture readings they can be found at USCCB.org, and then by selecting the date on the calendar on the home page. You can also use the many rich resources of our Faith to engage in spiritual reflections each day as an individual and with your family. This can include simple prayers like an Our Father and Hail Mary a few times a day, as well as praying the Rosary, the Liturgy of the Hours, and Stations of the Cross, among others. Many resources for these are easily found online. Also, it is important to remember that although we cannot physically attend Mass, Sunday remains a holy day, and I encourage you to pray. I also urge you to participate in prayer by way of televised or live-streamed Mass one option for viewing daily Mass online can be found at www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass. I also encourage you to make a spiritual communion, which can be found at the end of this message.

During this time, we must also find ways to use our talents to serve God. Right now may not be the time for you to serve others in the parish or local community, but you can use your talents to serve your family and those who are closest to you. Something as simple as calling to check on family and friends or even doing a video call can go a long way. Finally, we must remain good stewards of our treasure. All of the changes taking place are impacting our parish families in different ways. Some of you may have even lost your job or have seen a reduction in work hours and pay as a result of this crisis. But despite our hardships, and although we may not be able to currently bring our gifts to the altar, we still must faithfully try our best to return a portion of our treasure to God however He is calling you to do so. No matter the situation, God always remains faithful to us. Remember that everything God gives us is a gift, and the way in which we share our gifts with God and our neighbor is ultimately how we give Him glory.

I will continue to pray for you and our entire parish family during this difficult time. I also plan to regularly communicate with all of you via our website and email with additional information and resources. As always, you can reach me via email, twatanabe@rcchawaii.org or by calling the parish office (808-879-4844).

Sincerely in Christ,

Rev. Msgr. Terrence Watanabe

 

An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.

I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,

come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen.

 

 

ALL CHURCH GATHERINGS SUSPENDED 
 THROUGH APRIL. PLEASE READ BISHOP NOTICE ABOVE. 

 

 

 

 

Religious Education

 

STAY CONNECTED 

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RESOURCES

Prayer request

ST. THERESA Fifth Sunday of Lent MASS-recorded at 8:00AM March 29

Fr. John Hatcher,SJ                          Fifth Sunday in Lent -March 29, 2020

Fr. John Hatcher, SJ              March 24, 2020

Pope Francis Prayer and Blessing Friday, March 26th-youtube with English translation

Pope's  Prayer

Prayer and music resources from OCP

James Martin, SJ-"Faith in the Time of Coronavirus" a must read

Magnificat Missal access

Chaplet of Divine Mercy 3:00 daily with Steve Angrisano

Pray the ROSARY-Luminous Mysteries

Bilingual(Spanish/English) Nightprayer 5:00pmHST

Livestream Masses:

Saturday. 5:00PM from St. John the Apostle and Evangelist (Oahu)-

ST. THERESA LIVESTREAM (now recorded)MASS-8:00AM March 29

Sunday, 9:00AM w/ Bishop Larry SIlve at Cathedral Our Lady Queen of Peace (Oahu) or try:   Sunday 9AM

Sunday, 9:00AM from Christ the King, Maui

Daily Mass Livestreamed beginning March 23:7:00AM from St. Joseph, Waipahu

The Sunday Mass (watch anytime)

Please come back for updates!

Masses at St. Theresa

Weekdays: 7:00 a.m. Daily(except Sat.)
Saturday: 5:30 p.m. - English
Saturday: 7:00 p.m. - Spanish
Sunday: 7:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m.

Holy Days of Obligation

Reconciliation: Saturday 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by appointment

Anointing of the Sick: 6:30 p.m. (last Tuesday of odd-numbered months)

 


 


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