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Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide sacramental services and education in a climate of openness and inclusiveness where all are welcome and empowered. Our community is one of equals, encountering and engaging the world in which we live through our words and works. We engage in just and charitable undertakings for the common good.

All are welcome

May today there be peace within.
May you trust in God
that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given you.
May you be content knowing that you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones,
and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.

— St. Therese of Lisieux

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THERESE of Divine Peace
Inclusive RC Community

Liturgies on SATURDAY at
5 o’clock pm.
First Unitarian Church
5007 Waterman Blvd. at Kingshighway
St. Louis, MO 63108
In the HOPE CHAPEL at the rear (alley) of the building

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Rev. Elsie Hainz McGrath, RCWP

Music Director:
Sharon DeGreeff

Pastoral Associate:
Mary Hammett


May was the month for weddings in our community this year. The wonderfully warm celebration of marriage-and-house blessing in the lovely new home of Jonathan & Sharon began our month. That was followed by the big family celebration of marriage in a reception hall for my granddaughter Crystal & Milton. And then we had the lively Pentecost celebration of marriage in First Unitarian’s sanctuary for Gary & Lucy. There were more wedding homilies delivered by this pastor in May than there were Sunday homilies! And the month concluded with the long-awaited deacon ordination of Kathy Rolenc in the Chicago area. Sacraments, signs of LOVE, embrace us in the Spirit of Easter’s new faith and Pentecost’s new hope. Alleluia, Alleluia!


Friday, June 5, 5:30 o’clock
Therese First Fridays resume, with community gathering at the home of newlyweds, Gary & Lucy.

Saturday, June 13, 2 o’clock
The Rite of Ordination to the Diaconate in Hope Chapel. Ordinands are Mary Foley, Susan Martin and Susan Mielke. Bishop Joan Houk, Roman Catholic Womenpriests-USA, will officiate. All are welcome. A light reception will follow, in Fellowship Hall. Regular Therese Mass at 5 o’clock.

Sunday, June 28, 11 o’clock and 4 o’clock
Therese will again join the Welcoming Catholic Communities contingency in the St. Louis Pride Parade. We will also represent the group at our collective Information Booth from 4 o’clock until the close of Pride Weekend at 7 o’clock.

June Birthdays

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