Our community is excited to participate alongside all parishes, missions and Catholic centers in the Archdiocese to strengthen and renew our Church for the future. Please continue reading to learn how this campaign will benefit us.
In 1924, when a handful of families sacrificed to establish St. Therese Church, and a few years later St. Therese School, they also blessed us with a legacy to build upon.
By God’s grace, we have grown from a small community into a dynamic parish of over 1,000 families.
Just as we now benefit from the generosity of those who came before us, we too are called to renew St. Therese Church and School, to ensure that future generations also can grow in friendship with Jesus here.
Therefore, I am pleased to announce the launch of our parish’s Called to Renew campaign.
Alongside every parish in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, we ask the Most Holy Trinity to bless this ambitious effort.
Each parish has been given a goal for the campaign. Our goal is $1,000,000, of which 50% will be used to address our own immediate needs. The other 50% will go to addressing other needs across the Archdiocese, including deferred maintenance at parishes like ours. 100% of the funds we collect over our goal will also be available for our immediate use.
Please take some time to prayerfully ask Jesus how you can most generously support this campaign, including possibly making a five-year pledge, which will allow us the best opportunity to reach our goal. Our parish has always come together for the common good in amazing ways, and so I pray that you will do whatever you can to make our Called to Renew campaign a success.
Let us entrust it all to the intercessions of our Blessed Mother and St. Joseph and our patroness, St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face.
Pledged over 5 years for the Called to Renew Campaign.
Our Parish Receives
To renew our parish and strengthen ministries.
Church Interior Renovations
Beauty is an integral and essential part of our Catholic liturgy. It is indeed a gift from God, as St. Augustine points out. When a church’s beauty is allowed to wither, the liturgical experience suffers. It is time for us to restore some of the beauty and luster to our church with the restoration of all marble and terrazzo surfaces, and the Infant of Prague and Our Lady of Fatima shrines. Dysfunctional or missing interior door closers will be rebuilt or replaced with like-kind closers. We hope to purchase all new matching votive candle stands.
Painting the Church Interior
It has been well over 30 years since the interior of the Church was last painted. We will paint the main body of the Church interior and refinish the confessionals and wooden sanctuary furnishings and doors to match the color of the pews which were refinished 12 years ago.
Church - Tile Roof
The tiled portion of the Church roof is past its useful life expectancy. Whenever it rains, we experience leaks. In the past, we have patched up sections – now it is time for permanent repair. The existing roof tiles will be removed, a new underlayment will be applied, and the existing roof tiles will be reinstalled. Flashing, rain gutters, and drains will be repaired or replaced as needed for the tiled portion of the roof.
Stained Glass Windows
The stained glass windows in the Church illuminate our worship space. Depending on the time of day, the effect of the sunlight can be quite remarkable. The windows need repairs/restoration to eliminate leaks and damage, and thorough cleaning to return them to their original luster.
Parish School and Rectory
A security fence will be installed between the front of the parish hall and the front of the school building. We would also like to make repairs to the rectory plumbing.
The lighting system inside our church needs to be upgraded. We will clean, repair, and restore as needed, and upgrade our light fixtures with LED bulbs, modules, or custom retrofits. All exposed live-stream and audio/video wiring will be rerouted out of sight. All stations of the cross will be illuminated as specified in the original church plans. The electrical wiring for this was put in place when the church was built, but the light fixtures themselves were never fabricated or installed.