St Therese Catholic Church Edenvale Gauteng

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Welcome to St. Therese of Lisieux Roman Catholic Church

A parish served by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI);.situated on the corner of Van Riebeeck Avenue and Horwood Street in Edenvale.

Here you will find a multicultural, vibrant and active parish hosting many sodalities such as Catholic Women's League; The Knights of Da Gama; The Divine Mercy Group; The Legion of Mary and many more.

Be assured of a warm welcome, especially if you are visiting.

Benediction is celebrated every first Friday at 5pm; and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is celebrated every other Friday at 5pm, as well as every Sunday at 5.00 until 5.50 before Mass.

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St Therese Catholic Church
Cnr Horwood Street and Riebeeck Ave
Edenvale, Gauteng 1610
South Africa
Phone: 011 453 7716
Fax: 011 454 2461

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Rev Fr J Leathem (OMI)
Rev Fr J Leathem (OMI)
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Cnr Horwood Street and Riebeeck Ave
Edenvale, Gauteng 1610
South Africa
Phone: 011 453 7716
Fax: 011 454 2461

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P O Box 35
Edenvale, Gauteng
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St Therese Catholic Church Mass Times

Mass Times:

MONDAY 08H30

TUESDAY 06H10

WEDNESDAY 17H30

THURSDAY 08H30

FRIDAY 17H30

SATURDAY 08H00

SUNDAY OBLIGATION 17H30

SUNDAY 07H30 09H30 18H00

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St Therese Catholic Church History

Beginnings of our Parish of St Therese, Catholic Church Edenvale, Gauteng

The first Church of St Therese was built in 1938, however the Catholic beginnings in Edenvale can be traced further back.

For some months prior to the opening of the Church, Mass was said at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Lee.

As early as 1904 in the time of Fr DeLacy, OMI, a property was acquired by the Church authorities. It was Horwood's Farm at the lower end of the present Horwood St. It was regretfully sold.

Bishop O Leary gave the patronage of St Therese to Edenvale, on the eve of her feast, 2nd October, 1938, and was fixed with the blessing and opening ceremony of the new Church.

The foundation stone had been blessed by the Bishop and laid by the two Hurly brothers on 12th June, 1938.

Father George Standing was appointed the first Parish Priest.

As the community grew there was a need for a new Church to be built to allow for more people to attend the services. The new Church was then designed and built to seat approximately 650 people.

A rectangular plan was designed with the alter at the apex so that closer participation of the congregrants could be fully realised.

The solemn blessing of the new Church by Rt. Rev Bishop Hugh Boyle, DD, was on the 11th February, 1968.

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St Therese Catholic Church listing was last updated on the 30th of July, 2020
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