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 "My mission - to make God loved - will begin after my death. 

I will spend my heaven doing good on earth.

I will let fall a shower of roses."
~Saint Theresa of Lisieux~

Welcome to Saint Theresa Maronite Church

Saint Theresa Church has a proud and rich history, rooted in the stories of the many Lebanese immigrants who arrived at the turn of the century.

Established in 1932, our church has long served as the focal point of the religious, cultural and social lives  of Maronites living in the greater Brockton area. Built with the faith, determination and sacrifices of many Lebanese families, Saint Theresa Church, an Eastern Rite Catholic Church, now encompasses and embraces people of diverse backgrounds and creeds. 

    Our community is flourishing, and we extend a warm and gracious welcome to all  who wish to worship God and serve Him through “faith and good works.” 


Rosary

The tradition in our parish every May is to go from home to home and pray the Rosary with you.  Due to the current COVID-19 situation this year the rosary is being prayed each night at 6:00 PM in the church.  It is live streamed on our page on Facebook:

Saint Theresa Brockton. 

Adoration

Invitation to Adore Jesus in the Blessed Eucharist.  You are  invited to spend sometime before our Lord Jesus in the Blessed  Eucharist to grow in faith and love of our Lord. How awesome is this gift in which Jesus our Lord and God is present here in the Eucharist.  How awesome our Lord is to give us this way to approach our  living God.  What will keep you away from the gift of our Lord who awaits you to spend a little time  adoring him in the Eucharist. 

 

"Do you realize that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you - for you alone? He burns with the desire to come into your heart...don't listen to the demon, laugh at him, and go without fear to receive the Jesus of peace and love…

~St. Theresa of Lisieux~

Please Note: Eucharistic Adoration and Liturgy takes place on

Thursday Evenings.  Doors open at 6:00PM.

 

MYO Corner

MYO Corner

Parish News

COVID-19 Safety Standards for Religious Services

by Massachusetts Governor Baker

Dated May 18, 2020

 

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Saint Theresa Maronite Church,

 

The safety and well-being of all our parishioners is utmost in my thoughts and prayers.  As we now enter Phase 1 of the Safety Standards issued by Governor Baker we will be adhering to the following guidelines effective immediately:

 

  • Persons who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 according to the Center for Disease Control (e.g., due to age or underlying conditions) are encouraged to stay home.
  • If you are exhibiting any of the following symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell) or have potentially been exposed to someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, then you should stay home.
  • Occupancy Limitations: is 40% of the church maximum permitted level which equals 160 persons. (If there is a need, another Liturgy will be added to the schedule).
  • If you can bring your own bottle of hand sanitizer to the church, please do so and keep it with you.
  • There will be NO social gatherings either before or after Liturgies. (e.g., coffee hours or any other food services).
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

 

What guidelines do parishioners need to observe while in church?

 

  • Social Distancing: Parishioners who are not part of the same immediate household are asked to be seated 6 feet apart.Members of the same immediate household are permitted to sit together and less than 6 feet apart.
  • Face Coverings: ALL attendees must wear face covering or masks in accordance with COVID-19 Order No. 31 and the Department of Public Health’s Guidance while inside and upon entering and exiting the church.
  • For Children: For children who are between the ages 2 and 5, the wearing of a face covering or mask is at the discretion of the child’s parent or guardian.  Children under the age 2 should not wear a face covering or mask.
  • Parents: For the health and safety of others and you please keep your child seated in the pew with you at all times during the Liturgy.
  • Distribution of Communion: Distribution is by intinction, in the usual way, with as much care as possible.  If a parishioner wants to receive Communion in the hand, this can be done without intinction.
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting: The church will be cleaned and disinfected between each Liturgy. (e.g., pews, doorknobs, bathrooms, and heavy transit areas).

 

If you are able to volunteer to help in disinfecting the church after each Liturgy, please notify me as soon as possible.

 

Let us remain vigilant, and stay safe and healthy; let us continue to pray for one another.

 

God bless,

 

Father Joseph Daiif,

Pastor


Bible Study

Bible study is available in both languages English and Arabic


Arabic Liturgy

An Arabic Liturgy is celebrated every Friday at 7:00 PM