St. Therese of the Child Jesus
Little Flower Sunday
Sunday, October 7, 2018
of Sts. Philip and James Roman Catholic Church
- The University Parish Choir with Dr. Sean M. O'Conner.
Evening Prayer Service: 3:00 P.M.
Baltimore Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
- The Archbishop Curley High School Choir with Mr. Michael Gaffney
- Mr. Michael T. Britt, our former organist and music director
All Are Welcome!
We welcome and thank everyone who will be with us on this special
day, and we invite you to come back again.
invitation for Little Flower Sunday from
Rev. Michael J. Orchik, Pastor of The Shrine of the Little
Dear Parishioners and Friends of Little Flower:
This year we celebrate Little Flower Sunday on October 7,
2018, at the 11:00 A.M. Mass. We invite all alumni back to
the Shrine to worship with us.
Each year we honor our patron saint and give thanks for all
the blessings God has bestowed on us through her
intercession, especially our school, our clergy, religious
sisters, and parishioners.
It is with great anticipatiojn that we welcome the choir of
Sts. Philip and James Roman Catholic Church and the
University parish choir who will present the music for this
Mass under the direction of Dr. Sean M. O'Conner.
We are asking parishioners and friends of the Shrine to come
back and worship with us this day. Let us once again
fill the pews and worship together. Is our hope that
we will bring many back for this celebration year after
In addition to the celebration of Mass in the morning, we
will host the Baltimore Chapter of the American Guild of
Organists for an evening prayer service at 3:00 P.M. that
day. The Archbishop Curley High School Choir under the
direction of Mr. Michael Gaffney will provide the music for
this service and Mr. Michael T. Britt, our former organist
and music director, will once again play on our magnificent
A free will offering will be taken to support the upkeep of
our organ. All are welcome to attend.
Yours in Christ,
Rev. Michael J. Orchik
While visiting our church, see
our beautiful St. Therese Mural,..
"Little Flower In Glory"
...and say a prayer in our St. Therese Prayer Area.
When she first entered Carmel
"At the beginning of my spiritual life, when I was
between thirteen and fourteen, I used to wonder
what else there was for me to learn. It did not
seem possible that I could ever understand
perfection any better than I did already. I soon
found, however, that the more one advances, the
further off one sees the goal to be."
(She died at the age of 26.)
SLF Pew Memorial:
The opportunity to remember
family and loved ones who devoted much
of their legacy to the “Little Flower”.
Each Pew will have a Bronze/Brass
name plate attached at the end of
the pew with the name of
the family or loved one. You have option to identify the
Pew of your choice, most likely
the pew you sat in on Sunday with
your parents or grandparents
or perhaps the one you pray
in now each Sunday.
Updated - August 7, 2017:
75 pews have been selected & 76 remain.
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