St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Feast Day: Thursday, September 5th is the Feast day of St. Teresa of Calcutta, the patron of our new parish.  To celebrate her feast day, two important events will take place.  There will be a novena to Mother Teresa beginning on August 27th.  The novena will take place following the Communion.

There will also be a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Barbara Church on St. Mother Teresa’s feast day,  Thursday, Sept. 5th at 10:00 am celebrated by Bishop John Manz.  The Mass will be attended by the entire student body and by the Sisters of Charity, the order of nuns founded by Mother Teresa.  Everyone is welcome to attend. Due to the feast day, the 8:00 am Mass will be cancelled.

First Friday Holy Hour:  The First Friday devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus will be on Friday, September 6th at 7 pm at St. Therese Church. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be prayed and Benediction will take place.  All are welcome.

First Saturday Healing Mass will be held at 8 am on Saturday, Sept. 7th, in the St. Barbara Chapel.

Family Mass for St. Barbara Campus students will take place the second Sunday of the month beginning in September (Sept. 8th).  Following the Mass a Back-to-School Bash will be held in the gym.  Family Mass for students at the St. Therese Campus will take place on the third Sunday of the month beginning in September (Sept. 15).  During that Mass, the blessing of all Teachers and Catechists will take place.

Santa Maria Incoronata Feast:  The feast day for Santa Maria Incoronata Mass is celebrated on September 8th at 11:00 am.   For that Sunday, the St. Therese 8:00 am and 10:30 am Masses will be combined to a 9:00 am Mass.

Youth Night:  Beginning in September there will be a youth night once a month after the 5:00 pm Saturday evening Mass. The first youth night is on Saturday, September 14th.

Vicariate III Vitality Day:  On Wednesday, September 18th, Vicariate III will hold a Vitality Day at St. Mary of the Angels from 5:30 to 9:00 pm.  This will be a workshop designed for all parish leaders who want to be part of the renewal efforts in our community.

Young Adult Ministry (YAM):  There will be a YAM Mass at 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 21st, in St. Therese Catholic Church.  This YAM Mass will be geared to all young adults in the Bridgeport/Chinatown area. 

Leadership Retreat Day:  On Saturday, October 26th, from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, there will be a Leadership Retreat Day at the Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center, 513 West Fullerton Parkway.  Please think about joining us for this retreat.

Religious Education:  If you have a child who is interested in receiving religious education classes (PREP), please fill out a form located on the table in back of church. Forms can be placed in the collection basket, returned to the rectory, or emailed to

RCIA: We are offering RCIA classes in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. If you know someone who would like to learn more about the Catholic faith, please fill out a form in back of church and put it in the collection basket, return it to the rectory or email Tom Howard at







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