St. Theresa of Ávila campus is closed until January 30 at the earliest
Our primary objective at St. Teresa of Ávila is to keep our parishioners safe. The pre-school at the Shadow Rock campus had several cases of Covid-19 this week, so they made the painful decision to suspend not only the school but all worship and outside meetings and activity until at least January 30. That means there will be no mass in person for at least two weeks. What can you do? Well, we have made the decision to Zoom prayer services without communion for those two weeks. I will zoom from home, but without an altar, vestments, Eucharistic materials, and other necessary things, it will only be a prayer service.
If you wish to attend the prayer service via Zoom, it will be on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. Please log in at least five minutes prior to the start so I can let you into the Zoom room. The worship aid for January 16 will be shared on Zoom.
Peace and all blessings,
Rev. Kate Lehman, OSB
If the numbers of cases begin to diminish sufficiently, we will resume weekly Mass on January 30. Please check this website for weekly updates.
Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
Shadow Rock UCC
Education Building Chapel
12861 N. 8th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85029
St. Teresa of Ávila is united with many other authentic Catholic faith communities as a member of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion (ECC). The ECC is a "community of communities" that share a common theology and liturgical tradition with the Roman Catholic Church, but do not participate in its canon law.
The "ECC Difference" can be seen in the inclusion of all baptized Christians at the Eucharistic table, respect for and recognition that the Spirit is at work in those of other religions, ordination of women and married individuals, offering of the sacrament of marriage to committed LGBT couples and those remarrying after divorce, invitation to follow conscience regarding birth control, and active/equal involvement of the laity in the governance of the Communion.