THE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY OF SAINT TERRENCE
We are continuing with our Mass Schedule of Saturdays 5:00 pm,
Sundays 9:00 am & 11:00 am. Confessions are heard on Saturdays 4:00 pm to 4:40 pm. Baptisms allowed with a maximum of 25 people in attendance,
weddings and funerals with a maximum of 75 people.
Rectory office is open on Mon-Wed-Fri from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm.
Please call the rectory for any assistance.
Please sign up for Jan 16th-17th Masses using the link below
Nativity Play by St. Terrence Families
Sunday Mass from Holy Name
UPCOMING FAITH FORMATION SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
Wednesday, Jan. 20th: Kdg-1st G:b Pick-Up /Drop-Off Only Between 1:30-7:00pm
Tuesday, Jan. 19th: Grade 3 In Church 6:00-7:00pm
Wednesday, Jan. 20th: Grade 4 In Church, 6:00-7:00pm
Thursday, Jan. 21st: Grade 2 In Church, 6:00-7:00pm
Monday, Jan. 25th: Grade 5 In Church, 6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday, Jan. 26th: Grade 6 In Church, 6:00-7:00pm
Wednesday, Jan. 27th: Grade 7 In Church, 6:00-7:00pm
Monday, February 1st: Grade 8 In Church, 6:00-7:00pm
Any questions please call the Faith Formation office at 708) 597-0754 during office hours
I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full (Jn 10:10)
Do you feel empty and with no meaning?
Do you feel lonely or worried?
Are you suffering?
Whether or not you are religious or believe in God
COME AND LISTEN
GOD LOVES YOU AND HE PROVIDES AN ANSWER
MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS @ 7:30 PM
STARTS MONDAY, JANUARY 4TH, 2021
SAINT TERRENCE CHURCH
4300 W 119TH Pl, Alsip, IL, 60803
ADORATION AND ROSARY
FRIDAYS 6:00-7:00 PM
FOR AN END TO THE
Morning Masses on Tuesdays stand cancelled from January 2021.
There will be daily Masses on Mondays, Wednesdays,
Thursdays and Fridays @ 8.45 AM
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FROM THE DESK OF THE PASTOR
With the Baptism of our Lord, we enter into ordinary time on the Liturgical calendar. The Christmas season has officially ended. Even though Christmas was challenging this year, it was great still for many reasons. As a Parish, we sprang into action keeping in mind the health and safety of all Parishioners. Over the Christmas season many volunteered their time to decorate the sanctuary, Nativity scene, Christmas Trees. Others aided in the Christmas food drive, the giving tree and cleaned and disinfected between Masses. Thank you to all volunteers for their time and effort!
I also want to acknowledge the Christmas contributions of each of you toward the Parish. In these days of financial burden, all of you made a conscious effort to help your Parish. May God bless you richly this year and, in the year, to come.
In the liturgical time between the Baptism of our Lord and Ash Wednesday we turn our minds and hearts to reflect on the public ministry of Jesus. Jesus’ ministry began with His baptism by John the Baptist. His mission and His redemptive work included His crucifixion, Death and Resurrection. The Baptism by John at the Jordan is a symbol of His own death and shedding of His blood on the Cross. For thirty quiet years at home in Nazareth He was preparing for this time. According to the Bible, while at home He helped His parents and was obedient to them.
The Christmas celebrations are over for this year and we are taking down the Christmas trees, the lights and decorations. Now is the time to participate in God’s work. As Christians and Catholics, we are invited to His ministry and mission to spread the Good News. Here at St. Terrence we are continuing to grow the Adult Faith Formation ministry. We started in October, 2020 Faith Formation for the Families. Another new ministry we hope to build is called ‘Neo-Catechumenate’. It is another step in forming stronger Catholic families and help experience Christ in their lives through a community experience. We began the first session last Monday and will continue to hold sessions on Mondays and Thursdays. I hope more and more parishioners can attend the upcoming sessions. The sessions will be held in Church keeping our parishioner’s safety and health in mind.
With snow on the ground and temperatures dropping, winter is here. It may seem frustrating with days dragging on, people may feel isolated with the ongoing Pandemic, social distancing and normal activities cancelled. Remember, spring will be here soon, and winter will be behind us. Many of us hope to receive the vaccine soon to build our immunity. We continue to pray that the Pandemic soon will be behind us. There is good news in the air and spring will bring more vibrancy and new life. All of us have made it this far with Faith in God and the goodness of a lot of people. Let us carry on with confidence and trust in our Lord who was born in Bethlehem and whose birth we just celebrated.
God Bless you all!
Father Tomy Abraham
Saturday 5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM
Sunday 11:00 AM
Mon- Wed- Thu- Fri
"Go, make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey all that I commanded you and know that I will be with you until the end of the age".
St. Terrence Church
4300 West 119th Place, Alsip, IL,60803
Welcome to St. Terrence Website. We are glad you have visited us. The Parish community of St. Terrence comprises of 2150 Catholic families in Alsip, a west suburb of Chicago. Even though the size seems quite large, it’s a close knit community. We seek to be a place where we form a welcoming parish family, and live out our baptismal call to follow our Master and Lord. We wish that you join our Parish family.
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
In addition to our weekend and daily Masses, we pray Rosary after Morning Masses, Eucharistic adoration on Fridays in Lent and Advent from 9:15 am to 7:00 pm concluding with a Benediction. Confessions are heard from 4:00 PM to 4: 40 PM on Saturdays. In Lent we do a 3 day parish mission
Every baptized Catholic is called to the mission of Jesus. Ministries enrich St. Terrence Parish. It gives every parishioner an opportunity to do what Jesus commanded us to do, to follow his path and love everyone. Parishioners volunteer their time for various ministries in the parish. Please check the website for a list of ministries.
St. Terrence is an active parish community of dedicated parishioners who strive to live out their call to discipleship. Our weekend liturgies are well attended with uplifting music and focus given to prayer and reflection. Our parishioners give their time and talent to make a difference in this world. As disciples of Jesus we seek to live our lives for him who was crucified for our salvation.
Mother Teresa's Prayer
People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
-this version is credited to Mother Teresa
A Prayer of Oscar Romero
Composed by Bishop Ken Untener of Saginaw,
It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view.
The Kingdom is not only beyond our efforts,
it is even beyond our vision. We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction
of the magnificent enterprise that is God's work.
Nothing we do is complete,
which is a way of saying that the Kingdom always lies beyond us.
No statement says all that could be said.
No prayer fully expresses our faith. No confession brings perfection.
No pastoral visit brings wholeness.
No program accomplishes the Church's mission.
No set of goals and objectives includes everything.
This is what we are about.
We plant the seeds that one day will grow. We water seeds already planted,
knowing that they hold future promise.
We lay foundations that will need further development.
We provide yeast that produces effects far beyond our capabilities.
We cannot do everything,
and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that.
This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.
It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way,
an opportunity for the Lord's grace to enter and do the rest.
We may never see the end results,
but that is the difference between the master builder and the worker.
We are workers, not master builders; ministers, not messiahs.
We are prophets of a future that is not our own. Amen