Posts tagged "St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church"

The Stations of the Cross at St. Thérèse Chinese Catholic Church

The First Station:  Jesus is condemned.  Were you there when the judge condemned my Lord?
The Stations of the Cross at St. Thérèse Chinese Catholic Church can be prayed starting at 7 PM every Friday during Lent.  A fish fry dinner is served at 6 PM if you are coming straight from work.  At 8 PM there are special presentations by guest speakers. This Lent, make a commitment to participate in the... Read more »

The Many Faces of Mary at St. Thérèse Chinese Catholic Church

From left to right, Santa Maria Incoronata, St. Anne and Mary.  The "SMI" statue was recently restored when it was discovered that the base had completely rotted out.  Fr. Tito, pastor of Our Lady of Mercy (also in Chicago) told me that the first thing a church does after being "founded" is to select an image.
The many faces of Mary can be seen at St. Thérèse Chinese Catholic Church.  Italian and Chinese culture merge in the faces of Mary in this hundred plus year old church here in Chicago. I have a fascination with the way Mary is depicted in different cultures.  Our need to identify with our Blessed Mother is... Read more »

Easter Sunday 2013 the Pews Will be Filled

Easter Sunday 2013 the Pews Will be Filled
Easter Sunday 2013 the pews will be filled with fresh faces that haven’t been inside of church since, well probably Christmas.  And unfortunately, by the following week, they will be gone. So how do we, as regular Mass attending Catholics, get them to become returning Catholics?  It’s frustrating isn’t it?  Especially for family members and... Read more »
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The Landings Program at St. Thérèse Chinese Catholic Church

The Landings Program at St. Thérèse Chinese Catholic Church
I have the privilege of being part of the Landings program at St. Thérèse Chinese Catholic Church for the past couple of weeks.  We have one “returning” Catholic who is participating in the program.  I know that sounds ridiculous, but we didn’t expect a large participation.  And since this is our first time conducting this program, it makes it... Read more »

Do You Need a Safe Place to Land?

Do You Need a Safe Place to Land?
Do you know someone who no longer attends Mass?  Have you come across this blog and wondered about your own faith and where it’s at?  Are you, or someone you know, teetering on the brink of returning to the Church?  Do you need a safe place to land? A new program is being introduced at... Read more »

Serving One Master

Serving One Master
No servant can serve two masters. – Luke 16:13 In the early stages of my conversion a woman asked me if I followed my daily horoscope.  My answer was pretty simple.  No.  I used to read it every day, but after a while, I just got bored with it and after converting, there was no... Read more »
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Celebrating One Year at St. Therese

Celebrating One Year at St. Therese
This past weekend marked the first anniversary of singing at St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church for our choir.  It seems that in life, the best things that happen to us, happen in the most extraordinary ways. Our friend, Gent, called my husband one day.  We had not heard from him in some time, so my husband... Read more »

An Answered Call to the Priesthood

An Answered Call to the Priesthood
My husband and I met Christian Shiu last year when we first came to St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church to sing at the 5 PM Mass.  We were impressed by this young man so fired up about his faith and then we learned why. Christian had just received the sacraments the Easter of 2011 and had... Read more »

How Many Churches Do You Drive By on the Way to Mass?

How Many Churches Do You Drive By on the Way to Mass?
And no, the question isn’t a joke. We drive by at least four (that I can see from the expressway).  Our old parish is one block from our house.  It was the church of my husband’s grandparents, his parents and us for the first ten years of our marriage.  And then it all fell apart.... Read more »
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Corpus Christi - The Body and Blood of Christ

Corpus Christi - The Body and Blood of Christ
Today we celebrate the best of what the Catholic church has to offer:  The Body and Blood of Christ! This morning we are attending the installation of Fr. Francis Li as pastor at St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church here in Chicago.  Please pray for him and for Fr. Bernard McNally from England who is celebrating 40 years... Read more »