PASTOR: Reverend Jon-Paul Gallant
Reverend Deacon Rick Varieur
We, at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Parish, strive to imitate the example of our patroness in the "little ways" of serving God by serving one another. St. Theresa's is centered in prayer and the sacramental life of the Catholic Church, especially the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
Our mission is summed up in the Commandment of Christ:
"Love One Another, As I Have Loved You."
Monday and Tuesday 12:00 noon Mass
SACRAMENT OF PENANCE
Confessions will be heard Wednesday, April 17th
after the 7:00pm Mass until all are heard
HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 18TH
Mass of the Lords Supper at 7:00pm
(No 7am Mass)
Adoration until 9:00pm
GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 19TH
Stations of the Cross 3:00pm
Celebration of the Lords Passion at 7:00pm
HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH
Easter Vigil Mass at 7:00pm (No 4:30pm Mass)
EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 21st
Regular Mass schedule 7:30am, 9:00am & 11:00am
DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER LENTEN REGULATIONS
1. Law of Fast
A. All adults (18 and Older) are bound by the law of fast up to the beginning of their 60th year.
B. On days of fast, those bound by the law are limited to a single full meal. This meal is meatless. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one’s needs; however, together these two meals should not equal another full meal.
C. There are two prescribed days of fast: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
2. Law of Abstinence
A. Those who are 14 years of age and older are obliged to observe the law of abstinence.
B. On days of abstinence, those bound by the law abstain from meat.
C. On all Fridays of Lent, abstinence is prescribed. This, of course, includes Good Friday. Abstinence is also prescribed on Ash Wednesday.
3. Lenten Discipline
The code of Canon Law very aptly summarizes the ecclesiastical discipline in Canon 1249: “All members of the Christian faithful in their own way are bound to do penance in virtue of divine law; in order that all my be joined in a common observance of penance, penitential days are prescribed in which the Christian faithful in a special way pray, exercise works of piety and charity, and deny themselves by fulfilling their responsibilities more faithfully and especially by observing fast and abstinence.
Father Gallant's 40th Anniversary
Last Sunday of the month by appointment. Please call the Parish Office to register.
Confessions heard Saturday 3:30pm-4:00pm and anytime by appointment.
Please contact us at least six months in advance. Couples should call the Parish Office for an appointment with the Pastor.
Sacrament of the Sick
To receive this sacrament or for communion for the home bound please call the Parish Office.
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