4137 Portsmouth Blvd. · Chesapeake, VA 23321· 757-488-2553 · email@example.com
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT ST. THÉRÈSE!
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Amazing opportunity! Join Fr. Kevin O'Brien from the Church of St. Therese (Chesapeake) on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land September 25 - October 5, 2023 where many sights in Israel will be visited including: Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Masada, Dead Sea, and much more! There’s also an optional 2 day excursion to Petra and Jordan. It will be an unforgettable pilgrim experience!! If you are interested in learning more we will have aTour Information Meeting on Wednesday, November 9 at 6:30 pm at Immaculate Conception Church (2150 Cunningham Dr, Hampton).Receive a $50 per person discount if you register at the meeting! If you have questions, please call Megan at St. Therese (757) 488-2553. For a pilgrimage informational video, please click the linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch777qt3J1k
I am sure that all of us are hoping and praying that the pandemic is on its way out and we can begin to see a “New Normal!” If the numbers continue to remain very low, I would hope that we could bring back many of our activities and ministries around Easter. After two very long years, we would celebrate a new beginning! However, to make that happen, we really need everyone’s help with the following ministries:
To celebrate liturgy we need greeters, proclaimers, eucharistic ministers, ushers who help with the collection, gift bearers, safety and security ministers, bread bakers, CLOW leaders/volunteers and ministers to the sick and homebound.
To offer Hospitality after liturgy on the weekend, we will need at least 4 teams to set up and clean up!
To provide a reception for funerals, we need volunteers to provide food and help serve.
Please think and pray about this call to ministry. We really do need your help! Please contact the Parish Office in the next 2 weeks and let us know how you would like to share your time and your faith!
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about the 2022 Annual Appeal!!
The Norton Ministry
For almost 25 year the people of St. Therese have generously supported this ministry with their donations of household items. It all started with a repetitious dream experienced by a long time parishioner. What he could remember from the dream was the fact that people somewhere needed assistance. Then, on an annual trip to visit family in Kentucky, he and his wife happened to stop in the city of Norton where they met two nuns who were doing all they could to provide the physical, monetary and emotional needs of a community where coal mining, the primary industry was disappearing and poverty was quickly taking over. As of the 2000 census 22.8% of the population lives below the poverty level.
Our assistance began with household items being loaded into the trunks of a couple cars which made the 71/2 hour trek to the only city in Wise County Virginia situated in the foothills of the Applachians. That assistance effort has expanded over the years, thanks to the generosity of this parish, to us being able to fill an eighteen wheeler once or twice a year.
It’s spring cleaning time! Most of us are very blessed and own so much more than we need. As you start to clean out, downsize or whatever, please keep the folks in Norton in mind. They appreciate anything and everything we can spare. Any/all household items: furniture, appliances, curtains, linens, dishes, pots & pans, clothes, books, etc…
There is a group of amazing gentlemen with pick up trucks who would be happy to come pick up the items you’d like to donate. Call Kathy at 757-376-7160 when you need a pick up. This is our opportunity to live the Gospel of Matthew - “And the King will say to them in reply, ‘Amen I say to you, whatever you did for one of these the least brothers of mine, you did for me.’” Matt 25:40 Again Luke tells us “...Whoever has two tunics should share with the person who has none. …” Lk 3:11
Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, napkins)
Microwaveable food items and individually wrapped snacks