THE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY OF SAINT TERRENCE
All liturgical events are by reservation only.
Baptisms allowed with a maximum of 25 people, Weddings and Funerals with 100 people in attendance. Masks are required while inside the Church.
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Reflection on the year of St. Joseph
Sunday Mass from Holy Name Cathedral
UPCOMING FAITH FORMATION SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
Wednesday, April 14th: FHC
meeting/practice in the Church
Wednesday, April 21st: K/1,3,4
Drop off and pick up
Wednesday, April 28th: Grade 5,6
Drop off and pick up
Reminder: Return purple registration forms for faith formation 2021-2022
First Holy Communion is set for
Saturday, May 1st at 10:00am & 12:00pm
Any questions call the Faith Formation office at 708) 597-0754 during office hours
Parish Lenten Project
Bible Trivia on the Gospel of Mark
Congratulations to the winners
1st Place: Sally
2nd Place: Emelda
3rd Place: Jeanette
"Love of the Scripture is love of God"
From the desk of the Pastor
It was wonderful to see so many Parishioners able to come back to Church participating in Holy Week and Easter celebrations! Honestly it was heartwarming to meet several parishioners after a one-year gap. Even though the virus is still with us, many of you set aside your fears to attend Easter. I continue to pray we will be back to some type of normalcy in the near future.
Following the celebration of Easter Solemnity, we will hear the readings from the Acts of
the Apostles until Pentecost. The readings will tell us of the time following the resurrection of Christ until the Ascension. With the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, the Apostles were given the courage to carry on the mission of Christ. The witness and works of the Apostles encourages and strengthens all of us. It has tremendously helped me in my Catholic faith. It amazes me how the Apostles who feared for their lives at the crucifixion of Christ had no fear of anything. They also ventured out to proclaim the Gospel on hostile turf. They traveled around and didn’t even count the cost. The Apostles knew once they set out on their mission, they would not return. The truth and witness of the resurrection was so compelling that they couldn’t hold it in themselves.
Due to COVID restrictions and the Renew my Church efforts in the Archdiocese many of our plans for our parish are on hold with the exception of normal liturgical functions. The Parish Pastoral Council and the staff agreed once Renew my Church is completed for our parish we will move forward with plans for St. Terrance. Many organizations or institution have specific goals to achieve each year. My plan is to have five major goals for the parish a year. The success of each goal needs to be measured at the end of the year. As a Parish our major goal is evangelization. It can only be accomplished through various means and methods. In the modern-day society, it also involves evangelization of those baptized and confirmed. As a parish we will find ways to involve all age groups in the various ministries. We want to provide opportunities to pray and study together as well as provide opportunities to do service projects, plus much more.
Every goal we tackle will be for the growth and future of our parish. It will require the cooperation of all who love our Parish. The Apostles set out on the mission entrusted to them, out of love for the Lord and his people, just as we will. The Apostles mission is your mission and it’s my mission. In the coming months and weeks, we will plan what we can do to accomplish our mission for the next year. I want to sincerely thank all of you for your generous contributions to the Parish. I especially like to also thank you for your Easter contributions. The decline in Parish revenue has hindered our necessary capital improvement projects. The Easter contributions are a tremendous help to these projects. Besides financial assistance, there are also many people who help the Parish with their valuable time. Their sacrifices are unnoticed as they work behind the scenes. I like to thank them on behalf of all our Parishioners.
The Gospel tells us that after the Resurrection as Jesus broke bread with his disciples and then they recognized him. We gather around the altar every Sunday as brothers and sisters but above all else as His disciples. We recognize our Lord in the Eucharist as a Parish community together in prayer. Let us spread the Easter joy and be united with one another in prayer and service.
Saint Terrence- Pray for us
Fr. Tomy Abraham
Saturday 5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM & 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.