We are not a perfect community – we are not saints, but we are trying to be faithful to the words of St. John the Evangelist:
"Let us love one another because love comes from God."
(1 John 4:7)
We are building on a tradition here at St. Theresa that was started over fifty years ago. Many have gone before us, priests and people. Many, please God will come after us. In a sense we are treading on holy ground, holy because of the sacrifices that were made by so many in the early days of the parish to first build a parish. The first community met at the school on Durford Street to celebrate mass before the gym was erected. The church came a little later. Much of life has been celebrated there, the birth of new babies baptized into the church, couples falling in love and sealing that love in the sacrament of marriage. It has been a place of tears, people struggling with illness and impending death, experiencing relationships that break down and feel abandoned and isolated.
Together we continue to worship a God of love made visible in Jesus. Together we are the people of God, called to be church here in this place and to make Jesus known, especially to the broken hearted and those in need. Together we strive to carry one another’s burdens to work through the darkness of Good Friday to the joy of Easter Sunday.