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Dear New Parishioner(s),
A warm and joyful welcome to our Parish Website!
My name is Father Marc Mancini, I am the Pastor of St. Therese parish. Our church serves more than 2800 registered families in the Succasunna/Roxbury area. Working with me on our staff are Father Jose Bocanegra, Father Andres Baquero, Deacon Anthony Signorelli and Deacon Bruce Olsen and Deacon Jose Padron. Mr. Tim Dunnigan is the principal of our elementary school and Mrs. Catherine McGuire is the Director of our Religious Education Program. Also, on staff is Mr. Michael Harding, the Director of our Youth Ministry & Confirmation Program, and Mrs. Robin Porter, our Music Director. Indeed, as noted above, each of us focus on "bringing people closer to God and to each other."
You'll find our weekend mass schedule listed on the Homepage of our website. In addition, on Monday's we celebrate mass at 2:00pm at Merry Heart Nursing Home. During Lent we celebrate morning mass at 6:30am and one during the lunch hour beginning at 12:05pm. Once a month we have a Teen Mass on Sunday evening at 7:00pm.
Every week we devote a considerable amount of time to the preparation of the parish bulletin, intending to let our parishioners know facts that should be of special interest to them, we hope you'll explore this week's issue and become involved in the life of St. Therese Parish. We need your ideas, your energy, and your input.
Our parishioners here at St. Therese have been so very generous with their time and talent to meet the needs of every age group in our parish family. It is my hope that you too may personally experience the blessing God has in store for you as you participate in ministries within our community. It is my conviction that our many programs mean putting God at the center of our lives. The purpose of giving God our time and talent is to give our very selves back to the one who has given us life, love and salvation. I know that God will have many blessings in store for you and the people you touch through the ministry that you participate in. I thank God for you every day and for the openness and availability you bring in service to our parish family.
My hope is that you can feel that St. Therese is truly your spiritual home, one that you can support with a joyful spirit and a place where your talents and time will be placed at God's service for His glory and your own growth in holiness. May He bless you and all those whom you love!