St. Theresa the Little Flower Catholic Community lives the words of our patroness, "to love God and make Him loved."
We celebrate God's mercy in service to the poor and people in need.
We spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.
My Dear Friends,
I want to welcome you to the new and improved web site for the Roman Catholic Parish of St. Theresa of Lisieux in Memorial Park Houston.
It is quite wonderful to think that anyone anywhere in the world can find out about this community of love and faith snuggled right here in the pine trees so close to the downtown of America’s fourth largest city. I am so happy that you are taking the time to find out about the ways in which we endeavor to respond to the love of God revealed in the person of His Son.
I hope that you like what you read here. You will discover about our worship and our ministries. Even more, I hope that it will lead you to come and visit us, if that is possible. If it is not and you would like to contact us, please do. If you visit, you will find that we are not a perfect community, that we are not saints, but that 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.
Please visit, make suggestions and love one another.
With every good wish,
Fr. Phil Lloyd.