Reverend Kate Lehman, Pastor
Saturdays at 5:00 PM
Shadow Rock UCC
Education Building Chapel
12861 N. 8th Avenue Phoenix, AZ
A Message for May
Remembering Mother’s Day and Remembering Mom by Rev. Ed Walsh, ECC Minister, Chaplain and Grief Recovery Specialist
The movie Mommy Dearest (1981) presents a less than flattering image of mother. Many who see this movie (based on the 1978 book of the same name) will never view metal clothes hangers in the same way.
I would imagine that many of you reading this would have different
and beautiful memories of Mother. Mother’s Day can be a painful reminder of loss if mom has died. How can we remember, celebrate, grieve the person who has fulfilled for us this laudable vocation?
For help, support, encouragement, please don’t hesitate to contact Ed Walsh.
Social Justice and Service
'So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God.
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.
To learn more, visit the Ecumenical Catholic Communion's website or click on the following topics:
What is the ECC?
What makes the ECC different?
What is the ECC's position on LGBT relationships?
Where can I find other ECC communities?
Marrying at STA
We celebrate the Supreme Court decision on Marriage Equality and invite LGBT couples to celebrate Catholic weddings at STA.
Read the ECC Bishops' complete statement about the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of same-gender marriage here.
St. Teresa of Ávila Catholic Community is committed to providing the Sacrament of Marriage to those who seriously seek it, including gay couples and those denied a Catholic marriage due to a previous divorce.
Couples wishing to be married at STA are requested to contact Rev. Kate Lehman at revklehman@ gmail.com a minimum of three months in advance to initiate the pre-marriage preparation process. Wedding venues are not restricted to the church sanctuary and couples are invited to discuss prospective sites with Rev. Kate.
Meet St. Teresa's Parish Council
From left: Tim Rooney, Kathy Ronan Curry, Rev. Kate Lehman, Nichole Sanders, Mike Sanders, and Gay Samuelson
It's Almost "H2Ordinary" Time!
Keep looking here for more information on STA's summer initiative to provide water to the Valley's homeless.