On Pentecost Sunday, Bishop Parkes issued a Pastoral Letter to introduce the planning process to help our Diocese to Reflect, Renew, and Rejoice. Please follow the link below to have read his letter.
Saturday Vigil: 6:00 pm; Sunday: 9:30 am (English); 12:15 pm (Spanish)
Monday 12:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm (Holy Hour begins at 5:00 pm)
Thursday 12:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm
Sunday 8:45 to 9:15 am & 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 to 5:45 pm
As the vaccine roll out continues across the country, the State of Georgia has relaxed restrictions in public places with regard to capacity requirements and social distancing measurements (please see Guidance for In-Person Operations at
https://www.georgia.org/covidfaq). While the Diocesan guidelines for Sunday Mass attendance will continue for the time being, all parishes will soon begin implementing the next phase of reopening protocols.
Pastors may use their discretion as to when these protocols will go into effect at each parish. It is expected that all parishes will be fully open by the first day of the 2021-2022 school year: August 9, 2021.
Let us move forward in unity and hope, confident in God’s help.
NEW PANDEMIC PROTOCOLS
The following protocols may be observed in the Diocese of Savannah beginning Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021:
Tape and ropes marking off pews may be removed. It is recommended that those attending Mass continue to maintain at least three feet of distance between households. Each individual and household should take personal responsibility for their decisions and show respect for others.
The wearing of masks inside churches and other parish buildings is encouraged.
At the discretion of the local Pastor, Holy Water may be re-introduced at the entrances of the church. If Holy Water is present, it should be refreshed on a regular (a few times per week) basis.
At the discretion of the local Pastor, hymnals may be placed in the pews. Handling and use of the hymnal is a decision left to the individual.
Hand sanitizer should be made available at church entrances.
Ushers and greeters should refrain from shaking hands as people enter.
The Offertory Procession should take place.
Altar servers should return to their pre-pandemic responsibilities.
The collection may be gathered utilizing baskets with extended handles.
The Sign of Peace should take place with the invitation: Let us offer one another a gesture of peace or a simple acknowledgment of peace.
Those distributing Holy Communion should wear masks and should sanitize their hands before and after distribution.
The faithful should not be denied the reception of Holy Communion on the tongue.
The distribution of the Precious Blood to the faithful remains suspended.
After-Mass fellowship may take place with individually wrapped food items and the observation of social distancing protocols as noted above.
As of November 29, 2020, the dispensation from Sunday Mass attendance is granted only for the following: those who belong to vulnerable populations due to age or health; caregivers and those who live with those in vulnerable populations; those who are sick or have symptoms; and those who suffer from extreme uneasiness or anxiety from being in any public places in this time of pandemic.
Total Given to date: $9,408
Pledge Balance: $350
In a very special way, we want to thank all our parishioners for our deep commitment and generosity to the Annual Catholic Appeal. Last year, we were among the first parishes to reach our goal, thanks to our deep understanding and generous participation. The pandemic has hit everyone so hard, but God is always faithful and will help us to remain faithful and keep doing our best. The 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal begins this weekend. This year’s theme is “Steadfast in Faith”. Your sacrificial gift and prayers will help make this year’s appeal another success. Our parish goal is $10,294 and we can do this if, after thoughtful consideration and prayer, everyone participates according to our ability.
Below is the link to the video for this year’s appeal.
Thank you so much for your generosity.
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We are a warm, vibrant Roman Catholic Church located in Cordele, GA as part of the Diocese of Savannah. Our parish represents a rich diversity of cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds. Though we are small, we are a friendly, welcoming community. We are dedicated to witnessing our faith through worship, education, evangelization and nurturing our faith family through parish life and Christian service. Our motto is that of our patroness, St. Theresa of Lisieux: “to do little things with great love.” We invite you to join us for Mass!
St. Theresa’s “Church of the Little Flower” has a varied and humble history. Her origins began at a time in history shorty after the time of the death of her patroness St. Therese of Lisieux, who had a great love for missionaries and the small missions that they served. While wanting to be a missionary herself, the cloistered Carmelite nun vowed that one day when she went to heaven, she would fly to the missions and assist them with her prayers. She wrote in her autobiography, “There will be no longer any cloister and grilles and my soul will be able to fly with you into distant lands.” Continue reading “Our History”
Please keep the following people in your prayers:Continue reading “Prayer List”
Please join us every Thursday evening at 5:00pm in the Church to help us make a joyful noise unto the Lord!