4137 Portsmouth Blvd. · Chesapeake, VA 23321· 757-488-2553 · email@example.com
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT ST. THÉRÈSE!
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Knights of Columbus Council 418 serving St Therese and the Cluster Parishes are having our Annual Lenten Fish Fry every Friday during Lent (Feb 24 through March 31) from 5 to 7:00 pm at the Church of the Resurrection. Our Fish Fry offers ALL YOU CAN EAT for $12 ($6 for children under 13). Menu includes baked or fried whiting fillets, with fries, coleslaw and cornbread. Desserts available for $1 from our Women's Auxiliary. For those that do not eat fish we also offer grilled Cheese sandwiches with Fries. Come out for a great meal and fellowship.
Since our Fish Fry's are fundraising events, we want to let everyone know that we are going to designate each week (6 total) to a different organization. This is where proceeds from our Fish Fry's will be donated: Week 2 (March 3) - Portsmouth Catholic Regional School Week 3 (March 10) - Holiday House of Portsmouth Week 4 (March 17) - Parish Youth Groups (St Paul, St Mary, Resurrection and St Therese) Week 5 (March 24) - Vocations in Support of Seminarians Week 6 (March 31) - Hope 4 Life Pregnancy Center
The 13th National Black Catholic Congress The 13th National Black Catholic Congress will be held from July 20 - July 23, 2023 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The day of reflection will be held on March 18, 2023, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church located at 4491 Springfield Road Glen Allen, VA 23060. It will be facilitated by Sr. Cora Marie Billings, RSM and the theme will be “Write the Vision: A Prophetic Call to Thrive” based on Habakkuk 2:2. https://nbccongress.org/
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 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
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