Welcome to Therese of Divine Peace Community

Our Community  |   Photos

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

Upcoming Readings
Year B

Scripture Readings for Augustt

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

click here for Map

Rev. Elsie Hainz McGrath, RCWP

Music Director:
Sharon DeGreeff

Pastoral Associate:
Mary Hammett


Sunday, May 3, 2 o’clock
Sharon & Jonathan + Blessing of Marriage outside of Mass

  • at their home
  • Reception to follow

Saturday, May 23, 5 o’clock
Gary & Lucy + Blessing of Marriage with full Mass

  • at Therese (in the main sanctuary)
  • Reception to follow

Saturday, June 13, 2 o’clock
Three women from Illinois (two of whom have joined us for Mass during the past year or so) will celebrate the Rite of Ordination to the Diaconate in the chapel

  • Bishop Joan Houk officiating
  • Reception to follow
  • Full Therese Mass at 5 o’clock


In April, your pastor was invited to speak to a class on women’s ordination at a local university. It was a mixture of RCWP history in general and RCWP history in St. Louis, interspersed with personal history, giving rise to an opportunity to collect some very important pieces of “the real story” into a cohesive narrative that has never before been this fully told. You can read it here.

Click here for the
Text from Class Presentation

May Birthdays

19th ~ Rodger +RIP+

If you are not on this list and you should be, please let us know!

© 2011 Therese of Divine Peace Inclusive Community
Web Design: JP Carter Consulting