Small Parish with a Big Heart

St. Therese Little Flower Parish

Our Lady of Guadalupe Family of Parishes

Our Family of Parishes: St. Boniface, Holy Family, St. Joseph, St. Leo and St. Therese Little Flower, has a new name – Our Lady of Guadalupe!

Our Lady of Guadalupe first introduced herself as the Mother of God and the mother of all humanity when she appeared on the hill of Tepeyac in Mexico in 1531. An indigenous peasant, Juan Diego, saw a glowing figure on the hill. After she had identified herself to him, Our Lady asked that Juan build her a shrine in that same spot, in order for her to show and share her love and compassion with all those who believe.

Afterwards, Juan Diego visited Juan de Zumárraga, who was Archbishop of what is now Mexico City. Zumárraga dismissed him in disbelief and asked that the future Saint provide proof of his story and proof of the Lady’s identity.

Juan Diego returned to the hill and encountered Our Lady again. The Virgin told him to climb to the top of the hill and pick some flowers to present to the Archbishop.

Although it was winter and nothing should have been in bloom, Juan Diego found an abundance of flowers of a type he had never seen before. The Virgin bundled the flowers into Juan's cloak, known as a tilma. When Juan Diego presented the tilma of exotic flowers to Zumárraga, the flowers fell out and he recognized them as Castilian roses, which are not found in Mexico.

What was even more significant, however, was that the tilma had been miraculously imprinted with a colorful image of the Virgin herself.

This actual tilma, preserved since that date and showing the familiar image of the Virgin Mary with her head bowed and hands together in prayer, represents the Virgin of Guadalupe. It remains perhaps the most sacred object in all of Mexico.

The story is best known from a manuscript written in the Aztec’s native language Nahuatl by the scholar Antonio Valeriano. It was written sometime after 1556.

Over 20 million people visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe each year, now situated on the very same hill on which she appeared.

In 1990, Pope Saint John Paul II visited Mexico and beatified Juan Diego. 10 years later, in the year 2000, he was declared a Saint.

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patron of Mexico, the United States, and all of the Americas, as well as the protector of unborn children. Our Lady of Guadalupe continues to inspire poor and oppressed people worldwide.

 

Welcome!

Welcome to the St. Therese Little Flower website! We hope you find the information useful and easy to maneuver through as you discover who we are and what we are about when it comes to our motto: ‘A small parish with a big heart.’ Do not hesitate to contact us for further information and know you are always welcome to come to Mass with us.


We are a community of evangelizing disciples being transformed by the Gospel
in order to transform our parish, our neighborhood and our world.
We will do this by cultivating faith formation, participating in spirit-filled worship,
fostering stewardship, and reaching out in the name of Jesus to those in need.

 

MASS INFORMATION

Tues-Thurs: 8:30 a.m. 
Saturday: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m. (Spanish)

Confessions: Saturday 3:30-4:00 p.m. and by appointment. Please check the calendar on the bottom of this page for changes to the schedule.

PARISH NEWS

Beacons of Light - Pastoral Planning for the Archdiocese's Third Century

Our Family of Parishes is:

St. Therese Little Flower

St. Boniface, Northside, 1750 Chase Ave.

St. Leo the Great, Fairmount, 2573 St. Leo Place

St. Joseph, West End, 745 Ezzard Charles Dr.

Holy Family, East Price Hill, 3006 W 8th St.

SafeParish – https://www.aocsafeenvironment.org/

Our Regional School

OFFICE HOURS

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-noon & 1-4:00 p.m.
Closed on Fridays

Address: 5560 Kirby Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45239

Phone: 513-541-5560
Fax: 513-681-2631

 

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