Welcome

Welcome to Saint Therese Parish!  As a community of believers, we welcome you to join us as we celebrate and express our faith in Jesus Christ through worship, ministry and service.  We welcome and invite you to join us each week as we celebrate the Eucharistic
Feast around the table of the Lord.

Saint Therese is a rapidly growing Catholic Family located in North Fort Myers, FL.  Our purpose is to deepen our faith and to grow ever more perfectly for the greater glory of God.  We are committed to the practice of our Faith.  We welcome and support new, present and returning parishioners, as well as our many seasonal visitors.  Through ongoing stewardship and active involvement, we seek to become like the Little Flower of Jesus, St. Therese: following her little way of ordinary things with extra-ordinary love.

As you browse through our site you will notice that we are a very active community.  Our care and concern reaches out to every age group, addressing many individual needs, with a multitude of opportunities for service to the Lord and his people.

May our beloved Patroness, Saint Therese, help us to believe in God's great love for us so that we might imitate her "Little Way" each day.

I thank you for visiting this web site.  May the Lord bless you and yours with his abundant love.

In the Peace of Christ,

Rev. Jan Antonik, Administrator
 

WELCOME to St. Therese Parish 

Thank you for coming to St. Therese Catholic Church in North Fort Myers, Florida.  We know that joining a new parish can be overwhelming so we have prepared a simple guide for how to begin your journey of faith with our community.

When you visit  

Visiting a new church can be intimidating: What should I wear? Where do I park? Where do my kids go? We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us or talk with an usher when you visit.

When are services?

MONDAY-SATURDAY: 9:00 AM

SATURDAY VIGIL: 4:00 PM

SUNDAY: 8:00 & 10:00 AM (May - October)

SUNDAY: 7:00; 9:00 & 11:00 AM (November - April)

Come to Mass 

Come join us for our Sunday masses as well as the other opportunities to pray with us throughout the week. Visit our Mass Times page for more info.

VIEW MASS TIMES

What should I wear?

How we dress conveys respect and honor. When you dress appropriately for Mass, it tells God that He is worth the effort and He deserves our best. As long as your heart is here for Jesus, your clothing should be what makes you feel your best for God. If a suit and tie feels respectful to you, please do so. If you are more present and less self-conscious in casual dress attire, then do so. We want you to come for your spiritual growth, not your attire.

How do I get to St. Therese?

Our Parish is located at 20115 North Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers, FL 33903. Here is a map.

I’m not Catholic ... so, how do I know when to sit, stand and kneel?

It can feel uneasy when you are unsure when to kneel, sit, and stand during Mass. In reality, these actions have great symbolism and are designed purposefully. Once Mass is well-understood, these actions make much more sense and visitors can easily join in. 

I’m not Catholic ... is it okay for me to participate in communion?

Although we would love to extend an invitation to all to join in the Eucharistic Communion, however, unfortunately our Catholic beliefs regarding the true presence of Christ in the Eucharist are quite different than other denominations. We continue to pray that one day we will all be able to join in at one Eucharistic Table.

Am I expected to put money in the offering?

In order to provide a beautiful space to worship, we need continued support from our parishioners for our building upkeep and for our ministry both in the church and in our local community.

Register as a New Parishioner

Please register yourself and your family with St. Therese’s or update your existing information using the form below.  Registration will allow us to:

  • Help you with sacrament preparation such as baptisms, first communion, confirmation, and marriage.
  • Plan events and projects to help you grow in your faith.
  • Provide you with monthly donation envelopes so you can give back to your parish.

NEW PARISHIONER REGISTRATION FORM

Find Your Community

Living the Catholic faith is not just a Sunday duty, but an adventure in fidelity that continues throughout each day of our lives. At St. Therese’s, we want you to grow spiritually and the best way to do that is through community life.  Check out our Ministries page to find out about the many ways to get involved with others.

GET INVOLVED

Our parish hosts many events throughout the year to help you grow in your faith.  Please check out our parish bulletins and events posts for more information about the many exciting opportunities to connect with your brothers and sisters in Christ.

VIEW EVENTS

VIEW BULLETINS

Receive the Sacraments And Grow in Your Faith

For adults who are interested in becoming Catholic, or have not received the sacraments of Confirmation or First Holy Communion, visit our Becoming Catholic page for more information about how to get acquainted with our faith and traditions and ways we hope to prepare you for being welcomed fully into the life of Christ.

VISIT BECOMING CATHOLIC

If you would like your child baptized in the Catholic Church, please visit our Baptism page.

LEARN MORE ABOUT BAPTISM

To help your child grow in the Catholic faith and prepare to receive the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation, visit our Religious Education page.

VISIT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

The journey of faith does not end after Confirmation.  Our parish’s Adult Faith Formation program has many opportunities for deepening your relationship with Jesus Christ and learning more about the rich traditions of our Catholic Faith.  Visit our Adult Faith Formation page for more info.

VISIT ADULT FAITH FORMATION

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