From the Pastor’s Desk
I would like to extend a special thanks to those who participated in the recent planning study we conducted here at St. Theresa’s. We received a wonderful response from the parish—feedback that is extremely beneficial as we look to the future of our parish.
After gathering and analyzing data from the study, representatives from the Steier Group reported their findings to the parish staff, the Finance and Pastoral Councils and the School Board on April 19. Some of the highlights from the report:
- Reducing the parish debt scored highest among the items tested
- 78 % of participants are in favor of a capital campaign— including 94 % of those interviewed
- 75 % of participants indicated they will support a capital campaign—including 90 % of those interviewed
- 66 participants indicated they are willing to serve as a campaign leader
Based on the information above, the Steier Group recommended that our parish move forward with a major fundraising effort. Our councils, school board and staff, after a careful review of the findings and recommendations, voted in full agreement to proceed with a capital campaign. Of course, you can expect to hear more about this important project in the coming weeks and months. It’s my pledge to keep you well-informed.
Once again, thank you for participating in this critical study for St. Theresa Catholic Church. Your input has been extremely beneficial and will help to ensure the success of our upcoming campaign. With the Lord guiding us and our parish, and with the intercession of our Patroness, the Little Flower, I have no doubt our efforts will be abundantly blessed.
Yours in the Risen Christ,
Father Eurel Manzano
Farewell to Seminarian Justin Cormie
We have been abundantly blessed to have seminarian Justin Cormie with us here at Saint Theresa’s. He has completed his Pastoral (internship) Year here at the parish with flying colors and now returns to St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston to resume his studies in preparation for his ordination to the Diaconate (May 2018) and Priesthood (June 2019).
Thanks to all who attended the farewell reception last Sunday, May 21st. Be sure to check out our Facebook page to see and share photos from the event!
Great news: we are more than 60% of the way to meeting our Diocesan Services Fund (DSF) goal for 2017! Thank you!
If you’d to make a pledge for this year’s Diocesan Services Fund (2017), please do so now! There are over 60 ministries in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston that depend upon your continued support.